Strangulation Task Force Members

Barbra Bachmeier, MSN, JD, NP-C (Chair)
Nurse Practitioner/Forensic Nurse Examiner
IU Health – Methodist Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center
Indianapolis, IN

Khara Breeden, DNP, MS, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CA/CP-SANE
Missouri City, TX

Teresa J. Devitt-Lynch, MSN, RN-BC, SANE-A, CFN, CMI-I, DACFEI
United States Navy
Navy Medicine Education and Training Command
Joint Base-San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Ruth Downing, MSN, RN, CNP, SANE-A
President and Founder
Forensic Healthcare Consulting
Delaware, OH

Eisenhower Medical Center
Rancho Mirage, CA

Sarah Hines, BSN, RN, CFN, SANE-A
Eskenazi Health Center of Hope
Indianapolis, IN

Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, MPH, NP-BC, FAAN
Senior Nurse Scientist Founder and Director
C.A.R.E. Clinic
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, DF-IAFN
Alexandria, VA

Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Education Director
International Association of Forensic Nurses
Elkridge, MD

Linda Reimer, BScN, RN, SANE-A, TITC-CT
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Centre of York Region
Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital
Richmond Hill, ON

Holly Renz, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Program Director
Madison County SATC of Community Hospital
Anderson, IN

Suzanne Rotolo, PhD, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN, FACFEI
Dr. Rotolo Consulting
Leesburg, VA

Bill Smock, MS, MD
Police Surgeon
Louisville Metro Police Department
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Gael Strack, Esq.
CEO and Co-Founder
Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, a program of Alliance for HOPE International
San Diego, CA

Sally Sturgeon DNP, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC
Forensic Nurse Examiner
Institute of Clinical Forensic Medicine and Nursing
Louisville, Kentucky

Melissa Vesperman, BSN, RN, SANE-A
Forensic Nurse Coordinator
St. Croix Valley SART
River Falls, WI

Sarah Wells, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Bon Secours Richmond Forensic Nursing Services
Richmond, VA