FNCB Board of Directors

~Working and Dedicated in Service~

Advancing the Science and Practice of Forensic Nurses Globally
Through Professional Certifications

Dr. Patricia M. Speck

DNSc, CRNP, FNP-BC, AFN-C, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN, FAAFS, FAAN
Professor of Nursing, Coordinator Advanced Forensic Nursing

University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Nursing Birmingham, AL

Dr. Stacey A. Mitchell  

DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-C, DF-AFN, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing

Texas A&M University
Bryan, TX

Dr. Heather J. Head

DNP, APRN, CFNP, AFN-C

SAFE Executive Director, Edmondson Telford Child Advocacy Center

Adjunct Faculty
Brenau University
Gainesville, GA

President (2022-2024)

Immediate Past-President (2022-2024)
President (2020-2022)

Treasurer (2021-2024)

Dr. Michelle Patch

PHD, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC, AFN-C, DF-AFN, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Clinical Nurse Specialist Track Coordinator

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Secretary (2021-2024)

Dr. Kelly Berishaj

DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, SANE-A, AFN-C
Forensic Nursing Program Director Special Instructor

School of Nursing
Oakland University, MI

Laurie Charles

MSN, RN, CA-CPSANE, SANE-A, SANE-P, CHSE, AFN-C, DF-AFN


Clinical Assistant Professor

Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing
Texas A&M University
Bryan, TX

Dr. Josie Doss

Ph.D., MSN, RNC-OB, SANE-A, AFN-C
Professor & Director

Georgia College and State University
Milledgeville, G

Dr. Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell

PhD, RN, AFN-C, FAAN
Professor, Coordinator Undergraduate Research

Villanova University
Villanova, PA 

Brooke McIltrot

Community Board Member

Eldersburg, MD

Dr. Deborah St. Germain

DNP, RN, CEN, SANE-A, AFN-C
Forensic Nursing Lecturer 

Texas A & M University
Bryan, TX

Dr. Max Veltman

PhD, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, AFN-C
Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator

Boise State University Division of Nursing
Boise State University
Boise, ID

FNCB Founding Board of Directors (2018-2020)

Dr. Patricia M. Speck, Chair
Dr. Stacey A. Mitchell, Co-Chair
Dr. Kathleen Thimsen, Treasurer
Dr. Trinity Ingram-Jones


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