Jannee Campero

Jannee Campero

Rady Children’s Hospital | San Diego, California Jannee Campero is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over seven years clinical experience in not-for-profit organizations with a focus on trauma informed interventions and building safe families and communities. Most recently, Jannee was the Bilingual Staff Therapist for Center for Community Solutions where she provided individual and group mental health services for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. In previous roles, Jannee worked as a Wraparound Therapist where she was available 24/7 for crisis intervention and provided mental health services for children and families involved with child welfare services…

Olga Mathis

Olga Mathis

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan | Grandville, Michigan As the Program Director for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (CACMI), Olga Mathis leads efforts to provide technical assistance, training, and other member services to the statewide network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Prior to joining CACMI in July 2018, Olga served as the Forensic Interviewer and Intake Coordinator at the Child Advocacy Center of Shiawassee County. In addition to conducting forensic interviews, Olga facilitated the multi-disciplinary team case review meetings and coordinated all client services. She also served as a board member on the Human Trafficking Task Force of Shiawassee…

Olga Trujillo

Olga Trujillo

Latinos United for Peace and Equity | Doraville, Georgia Olga Trujillo is the Director of Education and Social Change and is an internationally renowned speaker and author who has devoted her career to helping advocates, first responders and others in the field better understand the impact of trauma on survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking. Her memoir, the “The Sum of My Parts,” for New Harbinger Publications, was released in October 2011, has sold more than 10,000 copies, and has been translated to Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish. Olga holds the distinct position of being one…

Marcia Milliken

Marcia Milliken

Minnesota Children’s Alliance | Roseville, Minnesota Marcia Milliken serves as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Children’s Alliance, a statewide coalition of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams throughout Minnesota. Ms. Milliken graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, holds a master’s degree in legal studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield and professional certification in Nonprofit Management from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Milliken serves as a national accreditation site reviewer for the National Children’s Alliance and an adjunct faculty member for Athens State University. Ms. Milliken brings over 20 years of experience working with…

Linda Bowen

Linda Bowen

Institute for Community Peace | Washington, DC Linda K. Bowen has served as Executive Director of the Institute for Community Peace (ICP), formerly the National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention since its formal inception. In this capacity she has developed and managed its programmatic focus, developed and managed its governance structure and actively engaged its work. Bowen has over 30 years of experience in violence prevention, program management and development, policy analysis, research and community building. She previously served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services during…

Leigha Shoup

Leigha Shoup

Child Advocacy Center of West Central Ohio | Lima, Ohio Leigha is the Director of the Child Advocacy Center of West Central Ohio and the Special Victims Unit with Crime Victim Services in Allen County. Leigha holds a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale as well as a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences. She is a Registered Advocate in the State of Ohio. She is the secretary of the Northwest Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition and the Co-Chair for the Hancock County Chapter of the Northwest Ohio Rescue…

Kristie McKenney

Kristie McKenney

National Children’s Alliance | Washington, DC Kristie McKenney, MS, has dedicated the last 18 years to children through her work developing and enhancing Children’s Advocacy Centers. She has extensive experience that includes forensic interviewing of child victims of crime, opening and managing a multi-site children’s advocacy center, leading a state chapter of children’s advocacy centers and most recently as the Director of Member Services and Chapter Development for the National Children’s Alliance. She has trained professionals in the areas of child sexual abuse, forensic interviewing, child advocacy center development, board development, resource development and leadership strategies. Ms. McKenney has worked…

Chelsea Churchill

Chelsea Churchill

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas | Austin, Texas Chelsea Churchill is a Program Administrator for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas in Austin, Texas (CACTX), providing programmatic guidance and technical assistance for Texas CACs. Chelsea serves as a project manager for the Texas statewide case management system (Collaborate) implementation, and is the primary liaison between CACTX and new/developing CAC programs in Texas. Chelsea joined the CACTX team in 2013. Prior to joining CACTX, Chelsea began her work in this field at the National Children’s Alliance in Washington D.C. A native of Virginia, Chelsea earned her BA in Religious Studies from the…

Channing Petrak, MD

Channing Petrak, MD

Pediatric Resource Center | Peoria, Illinois Channing Petrak, MD, is a Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician and Medical Director of the Pediatric Resource Center, which serves as the child abuse team for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. Dr. Petrak is on the National Children’s Alliance Board of Directors, serves on the Illinois Child Death Review Team – Peoria Region, Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force and Children’s Justice Task Force Illinois. She actively works to educate both medical and non-medical groups on topics related to child abuse and neglect.

Key Publications on Medical Evaluations

Key Publications on Medical Evaluations

Interpretation of Medical Findings in Suspected Child Sexual Abuse: An Update for 2018 From the abstract: Most sexually abused children will not have signs of genital or anal injury, especially when examined nonacutely. It is important for health care professionals who examine children who might have been sexually abused to be able to recognize and interpret any physical signs or laboratory results that might be found. In this review, we summarize new data and recommendations concerning documentation of medical examinations, testing for sexually transmitted infections, interpretation of lesions caused by human papillomavirus and herpes simplex virus in children, and interpretation…

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…

Ryan Brown, MD, FAAP

Ryan Brown, MD, FAAP

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Ryan Brown is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is a board certified pediatrician as well as sub-board certified Child Abuse Pediatrician. Dr. Brown is currently the Medical Director of the Child Protection Committee at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Brown also sits on the Child Death Review Board as well as serves as the Assistant Chief Medical Examiner for the Board of Child Abuse Examiners for the State of Oklahoma. Dr. Brown has taught and…

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…

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