ABOUT US

IAFN is an international membership organization comprised of forensic nurses working around the world and other professionals who support and compliment the work of forensic nursing. We are the Local Chapter of the organization. We're Forensic Nurses working to educate and support our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Teams throughout the state of Utah. 

Jeanlee Carver
President

Jeanlee F. Carver received her undergraduate nursing degrees from Weber State University and her Masters of Science, Nursing, from the University of Utah. Jeanlee is Board Certified as both an Adult Nurse Practitioner/Acute and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is also certified as an Adult and Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.  Jeanlee began her nursing career in critical care at McKay-Dee Hospital and then began teaching as an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Emergency Care and Rescue at Weber State. Jeanlee’s forensic experience includes the specialty of child abuse and neglect with Primary Children’s Hospital, where she evaluated patients for 20 years at the Weber/Morgan Children’s Justice Center in Ogden. She is the CEO and Medical Director of the Northern Utah Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners who provide sexual assault assessment for patients in Weber, Morgan, Davis and Box Elder Counties. Jeanlee has been a member of IAFN since 1997 and is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Association Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Utah Nurses Association, Academy of Forensic Nursing, and Utah Nurse Practitioner Association. She is the recipient of Jennifer Jayne Memorial CASA Bear Award presented by the State of Utah Office of the Guardian Ad Litem and Court Appointed Special Advocates,  Northern Region Community Partner Award, presented by the State of Utah Division of Child and Family Services, 5th Annual SAAM Award presented by Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault,  Utah Nurse Practitioners 2012 State Award – Excellence in Community Service, State of Utah Attorneys General Office, Utah State Children’s Justice Center’s Multi-disciplinary Team Award,  Utah Nurse Practitioners 2016 State Award – Excellence in Clinical Practice, University of Utah, College of Nursing, 23rd Annual Honors for Nursing, Dare to Care Award, Your Community Connection Shelter & Advocacy Program, Multi-Disciplinary Team Award.

Laura Tramell
Treasurer

     Laura Tramell, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, SANE-A, CCHP, AEMT, is the Behavioral Services Coordinator for the Utah County Sheriff's Office. She is also an Emergency Department Nurse for IHC. Laura received her LPN from Utah Technical College in 1978, her ADN from Weber State College in 1981 and her BSN from Brigham Young University- Idaho in 2013.     Laura has worked in a variety of nursing positions, her primary background is in Emergency Services. She started her SANE training while living in Alabama and resumed training after re-locating back to Utah. Currently, she is a member of the Utah Valley Sexual Assault Task Force and Utah County Sheriff's Office Sex Crimes Task Force. She is engaged with assisting victims of sexual trauma obtain services and the prevention of sexual abuse while incarcerated.
     Laura is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, Emergency Nurses Association, Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association and Academy of Correctional Health Professionals. 

Julie Valentine
Former President

Julie Valentine, PhD, RN, CNE, SANE-A, is an Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing.  She oversees the adult medical/surgical didactic course and teaches clinical at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Julie received her BSN from the University of Arizona in 1984, MSN from the University of Utah in 2009 and her PhD in Nursing from Duquesne University in 2016.  Julie has worked since 1985 in a variety of nursing positions both in pediatrics and adults.  She worked for Safe and Healthy Families from 2006 to 2015.  Julie currently works for Wasatch Forensic Nurses as an on-call SANE.  Her focus area is research in sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and violence against women.  Julie currently serves on the IAFN research committee developing an international research agenda for forensic nursing.  Julie is on the National Institued of Justice SAFER Act of 2013 committee developing national bes practice guidelines for multiple disciplines in sexual assault.  She is also a member of the American Adademy of Forensic Sciences, National League of Nursing, Academy on Violence and Abuse, and American Nurses Association.

Andrea Huso
Secretary

     Andrea "Andie" Huso holds a Master of Science in Nursig Education. She earned her BSN with a holistic focus from Ameritech College of Healthcare. She holds a Forensic Nursing Certificate through Kaplan University and is soon to be pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nursing Education.  
     Andie's nursing experience is in Women's Health, Maternity/Labor and Delivery, NICU, Medical Telemetry, telephone triage and she has worked as a SANE with Wasatch Forensic Nurses team. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Nursing/Lab Coordinator at Roseman University in the Baccalaureate Degree Program.  She has been a member of IAFN since 2011. From 2012-2014 she held the Treasurer position for International Association of Forensic Nurses, Utah Chapter.  

Donna Desilva
Director-At-Large/ Planning Committee

Donna De Silva, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is an assistant professor at Southern Utah University.  She teaches the pediatric didactic course and is responsible for the fundamentals clinical courses which are taught at various sites in and around Cedar City.  Donna is a relative new comer to Utah and most of her experience is from California, at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), which is a level one trauma center.  She has just recently taken the SANE courses in Utah and serves as an on-call SANE in Cedar City.      Donna is currently a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Utah Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Utah Nurse Practitioners Association.  Donna has recently become a volunteer for the Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center and the Intermountain Donor Services.

© 2019 Andie Braithwaite IAFN Utah Secretary

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