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Forensic Nursing Subcommittee

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The Forensic Nursing Subcommittee will draft standards related to the collection and storage of physical evidence from victims of sexual assault, sexual assault examinations, development and validation of new methods, and training and continuing education of practitioners. 

Officers | Members | Standards


Joyce Williams, Subcommittee Chair, Stevenson University

Nancy Downing, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Texas A&M University, Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing

Ralph Riviello, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, UT Health San Antonio


Barbra Bachmeier, IU Health-Methodist

Jennifer Badger, Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services (Quality Task Group representative)

Kelly Berishaj, Oakland University

Marisol Castaneto, Department of Defense, U.S. Army

Roshelle Cleland, Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Deborah Davis, University of Nevada, Reno (Human Factors Task Group representative)


Forensic Nursing Affiliate List

Martha (Marni) Dodd, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Leslie Hagen, US Department of Justice

Laurie Kepros, Office of the State Public Defender, State of Colorado

Kori Khan, Iowa State University (Statistics Task Group representative)

Jenifer Markowitz, Forensic Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Misty Marra Williamson, Marshall University Forensic Science Center

Joy Martin, Gila River Health Care

Karyn Rasile, Rasile Training & Consulting, LLC

Katherine Scafide, George Mason University

Colette Tvedt, The Law Firm of Colette Tvedt, Affiliate (Legal Task Group representative)

Jessica Volz, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center



At an SDO for Further Development & Publication

  • Standard Specification for Equipment and Supplies in Sexual Violence Investigations.

Under Development

  • Standards for Medical Forensic Examiners - Foundational Principles.
  • Standard for Education of the Forensic Professional.
  • Standard for Examination of the Forensic Patient. 
  • Standard for Evidence Collection of the Forensic Patient.
Created November 4, 2021, Updated March 15, 2023