Raquel Vargas-Whale MD, MS, MSc, FAAP

Raquel Vargas-Whale MD, MS, MSc, FAAP

Child Abuse Resource and Evaluation Team | Corpus Christi, Texas Dr. Vargas-Whale is the Medical Director and Attending Physician for the CARE (Child Abuse Resource & Evaluation) Team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Vargas-Whale graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch medical school in 2005, and completed her pediatric residency in 2008 at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. After graduation, Dr. Vargas-Whale served as an Indian Health Services Scholar and staff pediatrician for the Choctaw Nation Health Service Authority in Oklahoma. Her practice emphasis was in the area of behavioral health and child development. In…

Suzanne Starling, MD

Suzanne Starling, MD

Chadwick Center for Children and Families | San Diego, California Suzanne Starling is Medical Director and Associate Center Director of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego. She is a board certified Child Abuse Pediatrician and has spent her career collaborating with investigators and attorneys to improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse, regularly providing expert medical testimony in child abuse cases. Dr. Starling also lectures nationally and internationally for medical, investigative, and legal audiences. Dr. Starling has served as a…

Rebecca Moles, MD

Rebecca Moles, MD

Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program | Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford, Connecticut Rebecca Moles, MD is a board-certified Child Abuse Pediatrician and member of the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Prior to CT Children’s, Dr. Moles was an Associate Medical Director of the Yale Child Abuse Programs in New Haven, CT for 2 years and was the director of the Child Protection Program at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA for 7 years. Dr. Moles serves as an expert peer reviewer for the Sexual Abuse My Case…

Angela Lisburg, MS, RN, FNP-C

Angela Lisburg, MS, RN, FNP-C

Avera St. Mary’s Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center | Pierre, South Dakota Angela Lisburg, MS, RN, FNP-C is the Child Assessment Center Coordinator and Family Nurse Practitioner/Child Abuse Medical Provider at Avera St. Mary’s Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center. She earned her M.S. in Nursing from South Dakota State University in 2009. Angela is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Child Forensic Interviewer with over fifteen years of experience. Angela is currently a board member for the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment in South Dakota and for Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota. She is a…

Nancy Harper, MD, FAAP

Nancy Harper, MD, FAAP

Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children | Minneapolis, Minnesota Nancy Sanders Harper is the Medical Director for the Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe & Healthy Children at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Harper is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. Dr. Harper graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 1995, and completed her pediatric residency in 1998 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia. After graduation, Dr. Harper served as a staff pediatrician and Child Abuse Consultant for Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and US Naval Hospital Okinawa…

Lori D. Frasier, MD, FAAP

Lori D. Frasier, MD, FAAP

Penn State Milton Hershey Children’s Hospital | Hershey, Pennsylvania Dr. Frasier graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed a residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Child Abuse at University of Washington/Children’s Hospital of Seattle. She completed a fellowship in Child Abuse at University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center. She has been on the faculties of the University of Missouri/Columbia, the University of Iowa, and the University of Utah. Dr. Frasier is board certified in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. Dr. Frasier has served as the chair of the section on Child Abuse and Neglect of the…

Karen Farst, MD, MPH

Karen Farst, MD, MPH

Arkansas Children’s Hospital | Little Rock, Arkansas Karen Farst, MD, MPH, is a child abuse pediatrician at Arkansas Children’ s Hospital. She is an associate professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and director for the university’ s Center for Children at Risk. She is a past president of the National Children’s Alliance Board of Directors. She earned her BA and MD from Texas Tech University and then completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UAMS. Following a child abuse fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, she completed…

Sonja Eddleman, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Sonja Eddleman, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Child Abuse Resource and Evaluation Team | Corpus Christi, Texas Sonja Eddleman is the Clinical Coordinator of the (CARE) Child Abuse Resource & Evaluation Team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Director of the Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at Doctor’s Regional Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. She has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years in which 23 years she has focused on Forensic Nursing. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Nursing. She holds multiple national and international certifications in Forensic Nursing. She has also served as…

James Anderst, MD, MSCI

James Anderst, MD, MSCI

Children’s Mercy Hospital | Kansas City, Missouri Dr. Anderst is the Division Chief of the Division of Child Abuse and Neglect and Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. His work primarily focuses on the medical forensic evaluation of all types of child maltreatment and the prevention of child maltreatment. He currently serves on the American Board of Pediatrics-Child Abuse Pediatrics sub-board and has served on the Executive Committee of the Helfer Society. He has published 25 peer reviewed research articles and over 20 book chapters and invited reviews. He has developed several on-line training programs for the evaluation of…