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Primary Area of Expertise

Psychiatric Nursing

Expert Witness Profile

Over 30 years experience as a Psychiatric Nurse in clinical and administrative roles across the continuum of care: Inpatient (locked and open), Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Residential, Home Health and Case Management working with high risk inpatients and outpatients. Consults to Hospitals, Residential and Outpatient Services regarding safety practices, sentinel events and standards of care. Contributor to publications on psychiatric safety issues.

Areas of Expertise: Patient safety, sentinel events, risk assessments, triage, standards of care, physical plant design, policies and procedures, analyzing medical records, documentation, mental health legal aspects, regulations and compliance, wrongful terminations and case management and coordination of care.

CMSA, SCC President 2019-2021

Currently practicing as a Psychiatric Nurse and Case Manager.

Education & Licenses

Registered Nurse, Certified Case Manager, Board Certified Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse