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Mailing Address:  6755 Business Parkway, Ste 303, Elkridge, MD 21075

(p) 410-626-7805
(f) 410-626-7804
Email:  info@ForensicNurses.org

 

   

Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P 

Chief Executive Officer 

410-626-7805 ext 107

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Jennifer Pierce-Weeks serves as the Chief Executive Officer, overseeing all programming offered by the Association, including the annual conference and all grant-funded projects and programming. She was responsible for creating the Association's adult/adolescent and pediatric online SANE trainings and implementing the Online Learning Center. She has served IAFN in various roles including Chief Operations Officer, Education Director, Interim CEO, and Board President. She brings nearly 30 years of nursing experience, focusing on forensic nursing since 1995.

 

Jennifer presents nationally and internationally on a variety of forensic nursing related topics, including sexual assault and abuse, intimate partner violence, strangulation, child maltreatment and program management and sustainability. In addition, Jennifer has written, edited and reviewed state-specific protocols and customized protocols for hospitals, journal articles, SARTs and tribal communities.  

 


 

 

 

Bonnie Barsa 
Project Manager - Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project

410-626-7805 ext 109

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Bonnie manages the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project  (www.tribalforensichealthcare.org) which launched in March 2013.  The Indian Health Service (IHS) has funded the Association to develop, deliver, and evaluate in-person and web-based training related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence. 

 

Ms. Barsa has 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector which has focused on education and certification of professionals in various industries.

 


 

 

 

Pam Bruggeman, CMP

Meetings & Events Manager

410-626-7805 ext 101

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Pam brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as Meetings and Events Manager.  Pam works with the planning committee to organize the conference and manages the logistics for the conference.  She also arranges other meetings and events for the Association.

 


 

 


Andrea Cavanagh

TeleSAFE Project Coordinator

410-626-7805 ext 108 

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Andrea has provided administrative support to Association staff and projects since 2011. Since joining the organization full time in 2012, she has supported the Certification program and Educational programs and served as online learning coordinator. Currently she coordinates the TeleHealth project. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with a concentration in accounting. After 5 years of accounting/finance experience, she expanded her education to include law enforcement and worked 7 years on the road with some undercover assignments and specialized task force work.

 


 

 

Diane Daiber, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P 

Forensic Nursing Specialist

 410-626-7805 ext 114

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As a Forensic Nursing Specialist, Diane works to strengthen the quality of medical forensic care through the development and delivery of quality education.  She offers expert training and technical assistance to sexual assault forensic nurses and allied professionals. A forensic nurse examiner with 35 years of nursing experience, including forensic nursing program development and sustainability under her management, Diane has been an integral member of Sexual Assault Response Teams in her community, the Ohio Attorney General Sexual Assault Response Training Team, a preferred trainer for Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, and the Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking. Additionally, she presents the Association's Adolescent/Adult and Pediatric SANE courses, and lectures globally on a variety of forensic nursing related topics.

 


 


 

Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P 

Grant Projects Director

410-626-7805 ext 103

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Kim serves as the Grants Projects Director, providing oversight, content expertise and leadership on issues of Forensic Nursing Practice, Policy and Protocol.  She continues to be the lead Technical Assistance provider for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Technical Assistance (SAFE-TA) Project that is funded by the US Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. A forensic nurse examiner with 40 years of nursing experience—as well as program development and coordination expertise—Mrs. Day consults on all aspects related to the medical forensic examination in sexual assault cases, training standards, and the SAFEta.org website. In collaboration with expert faculty, Ms. Day has developed and delivers two-day multidisciplinary Regional Training for Communities that seek to create or improve medical forensic examination protocols.


Kim presents nationally and internationally on a variety of forensic nursing related topics, including sexual assault and abuse, intimate partner violence, strangulation, child maltreatment and program management and sustainability. In addition, she has written, edited and reviewed the state-specific protocols and customized protocols for hospitals, journal articles, SARTs and tribal communities.  

 


 


 

Sara Jennings, DNP, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-BC 

Education Director

 410-626-7805 ext. 118

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Sara serves as Education Director, providing education and technical assistance resources to IAFN members. Sara has 13 years of forensic nursing experience and has previously worked as program manager of a full service clinical forensic nursing program. She also has a background in emergency nursing and emergency medical services.

 

Sara speaks locally and nationally on clinical forensic issues. Sara has served on numerous multidisciplinary teams and sexual assault response teams in the community and has previously chaired a hospital based workplace violence task force.  She also co-chairs the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association's Human Trafficking Task Force.  Sara has served in the past on the Board of Directors for the IAFN as President, Secretary and Director at Large. She is also a member of the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and has served as President. Sara received her Doctorate and Masters of Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Sara is certified as both a sexual assault nurse examiner adult/adolescent and pediatrics and AFN-BC.  

 


 


 

Sarah Jimenez-Valdez

Grants Project Assistant

410-626-7805 ext 102

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Sarah Jimenez-Valdez has provided support to the organization since April 2018. She joined full time in September 2018. She currently serves as the Grants Project Assistant, assisting with various federally-funded projects. Sarah has a passion for working for the under-served and thus has been in the non-profit sector for over 14 years. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Services from the University of Arizona. Sarah most recently worked in the domestic violence field where she focused on administrative projects and community education. Sarah also has a background in women’s health issues and security. Among Sarah's skills, are organizational development, in which she's worked with developing organizational culture and the use of the Enneagram personality typing tool.  

 

 


 

Dreama Kirby

HR and Finance Coordinator

 410-626-7805 ext 110

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Dreama brings over 15 years of accounting, HR and customer service experience to her role as HR and Finance Coordinator. She began working with the Association in 2013, before joining the organization full time in 2014. If you have questions about the Marketplace, general finance inquiries, or overall office operations, Dreama is eager to assist.

 


 

 

 

Kathleen Maguire, BSN, BS, JD, RN 

Certification Director 

410-626-7805 ext 106

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Kathleen Maguire serves as the Director for the Association's certification program (e.g., SANE-A; SANE-P; and in collaboration with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), AFN-BC via portfolio). 

Immediately prior to joining IAFN, Ms. Maguire had worked at ANCC as a Senior Editor--the only nurse in the department responsible for developing professional certification examinations for 36 different nursing specialties. Ms. Maguire began her career as a neuroscience research nurse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), While at NIH, Ms. Maguire decided to obtain a law degree from Georgetown University, where she was hired upon graduation as a legal researcher, writer, and editor. 


In addition to her full-time work addressing any and all issues related to forensic nursing certification, she has served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Forensic Nursing and as the co-editor of the Core Curriculum for Forensic Nursing.

 


 

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Kim Nash, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Forensic Nursing Specialist

410-626-7805 ext 117

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Kim Nash serves as a Forensic Nursing Specialist, providing training and technical assistance. Ms. Nash has been a practicing registered nurse for 19 years. She has made her impact in the field worldwide. At the local level, she has been a practicing SANE in Colorado Springs, CO. She is also a Colorado state SANE/SAFE Project Trainer. Nationally, her involvement includes teaching on issues ranging from sexual violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and strangulation. In 2012, she was one of two forensic nurse consultants for an IAFN/USAID project in Swaziland, Africa, mentoring local health care professionals in the care of pediatric rape patients with an emphasis on the prevention of HIV. 

Ms. Nash has been a highly involved member of IAFN, serving on the IAFN Board of Directors as Secretary (2012-2014), as a Past President of the Colorado Chapter of IAFN (2011), and as a consultant on a number of IAFN projects.

 


 

 

 

Angelita Olowu, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Forensic Nursing Specialist

410-626-7805 ext 104

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Angelita Olowu serves as a Forensic Nursing Specialist, providing training and technical assistance. 

She has 10 years of nursing experience, and has practiced as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) since 2010. She received her certification for SANE-A in 2015 and SANE-P in 2016. Within her role as a full-time forensic nurse at Hillcrest Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Cleveland, OH, Angelita provided education and leadership to the forensic nursing staff,  guidance around her patient population to the Hospital, and community education and outreach to various entities including schools, colleges and universities, and others on prevention and caring for those who have experienced trauma of personal violence.

 

She has served as a member of a hospital based Domestic Violence Committee, a hospital-based Child Protection Team, and the Cuyahoga County Child Advocacy Center Advisory Committee. She is a member of various professional organizations including IAFN, the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Response Team, and the Civil Rights Task Force. Additionally, she serves on a committee with the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking. 



 

 

 

Christina Presenti

Membership Manager

410-626-7805 ext 120

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Christina Presenti serves new, existing, and future IAFN members to ensure folks are taking advantage of everything IAFN has to offer including its community, programs, training, and access to experts that IAFN provides. Christina is happy to chat with and answer anyone’s questions about becoming a member and joining the IAFN member community. Call, email, reach out anytime and tell a friend too!


Christina has a deep dedication to empowering victims of violence and healthcare providers that care for them. She previously held positions at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the New Hampshire Coalition of Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence Support, her local crisis center. Christina is a graduate of Assumption College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Global Studies with minors in Women's Studies and Economics. She is happy to help with any membership questions or needs!

 

 

Stacy Robertson 

Finance Director


410-626-7805 ext 100

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Since joining the Association in 2006, Stacy has worn many hats.  As one of only three employees in the Association's early years, Ms. Robertson has done everything from answering the phone to managing the store to staffing the registration desk at the annual conference.  In her current role as Finance Director, you're most likely to find her chasing down credit card receipts or triple checking our daily ledger to make sure the Association's finances are in order.

 


 


 

Nicole Stahlmann

Forensic Nursing Specialist

410-626-7805 ext 113Member Community Profile


 

Nicole Stahlmann serves as a Forensic Nursing Specialist, providing training and technical assistance. A registered nurse with 10 years of clinical experience, Nicole has dedicated her career to forensic nursing. She received her Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A) certificate in 2015 and received her Advance Forensic Nurse Board Certification (AFN-BC) in 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 

Prior to her work with the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), Nicole served as the Clinical Program Manager for the District of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners. Nicole continues to practice clinically, providing care for patients who have experienced violence. Nicole was an emergency department nurse at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University, School of Nursing, teaching both undergraduate and Master students. Beginning in 2018, Nicole worked with the United States Department of State to consult on sexual assault policies and procedures. She has trained their healthcare providers in patient centered, trauma-informed medical care of the sexual assault patient in the overseas environment. Nicole has been active in the forensic nursing community having served as the Secretary for the Maryland - District of Columbia IAFN Chapter, was an active member of the DC Sexual Assault Response Team, and she also served as Secretary, President-Elect, and President on the Foundation Board of the IAFN. 

 




 

Sarah Tucker

Communications and Technology Director

410-626-7805 ext 105

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Sarah manages the Association's Communications and Technology.  She has been with the Association since 2012, first managing the SANE Sustainability Project and later managing the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project and serving as the Online Learning and Technology Director. 

 

She has 19 years of experience in the domestic violence/sexual assault field, including more than a decade providing training, technical assistance, and advocacy in the US and internationally.  She has written several journal articles and delivered Congressional testimony on the use of technology to perpetrate violence against women.  Sarah holds a bachelors degree in Rhetoric/Writing and Foreign Languages and has completed graduate work in Cybersecurity.

 




 

Amy Valentine

Online Learning Coordinator

410-626-7805 ext 115

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Ms. Valentine coordinates our Online Learning Center and web-based learning activities. She has supported certification and membership in her time at IAFN and enjoys using her skills to ensure successful training and educational opportunities for our members. 

Ms. Valentine has over 20 years of experience in administration, finance, and customer service. Prior to joining IAFN, she spent 15 years providing administrative support to the Emergency Department and then the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD.

 



 

 

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