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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)


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 (Legal Task Group representative)

Misty Marra Williamson, Marshall University Forensic Science Center

Joy Martin, Gila River Health Care

Sheridan Miyamoto, Penn State University

Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Inc.

Karyn Rasile, Rasile Training & Consulting, LLC

Marnie Shiels, Office on Violence Against Women, US Dept. of Justice

Jessica Volz, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center



Forensic Nursing Affiliate List


At an SDO for Further Development & Publication

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

Under Development

  • OSAC 2023-N-0013, Standard for Evidence Collection and Management for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations for Adult and Adolescent Patients.
  • OSAC 2023-N-0015, Standard for the Education of Forensic Nurses who Conduct Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations for Adult and Adolescent Patients.
  • Standards for Medical Forensic Examiners - Foundational Principles.
  • Standard for Examination of the Forensic Patient. 
Created November 4, 2021, Updated February 26, 2024