MSN, RN, AFN-BC, SANE-A
Teresa Devitt-Lynch, a North Dakota native (GO BISON!) who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. She is also nationally board certified in Advanced Forensic Nursing and Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations. A 20-yr veteran of the US Navy, the majority of her nursing experience was within the military healthcare system; her varied clinical background that includes medical-surgical care, couplet care, ambulatory surgery, education and training, and forensic healthcare. Her last 5 years in the Navy were dedicated to developing and providing forensic education to Department of Defense healthcare and legal staff; providing comprehensive care to victims and suspects of sexual crimes, which included conducting sexual assault forensic examinations, forensic photography, and evidence collection; and consulting and providing expert witness testimony for military court martial proceedings for government and defense counsel.
IntrepidFHC Founder & CEO
Within the capacity of a forensic nurse, Teresa has and does serve on several organizational, national and community-based committees and taskforces aimed at enhancing the care provided to forensic patients in all healthcare settings and fostering multidisciplinary collaboration in the investigation prosecution of crimes that involve medical evidence such as sexual assault, domestic violence and strangulation. Currently a Forensic Healthcare/Legal Nurse Consultant and founder/owner of the INTREPID Forensic Healthcare Consulting, LLC in Converse, TX, Teresa provides criminal case analysis and consulting, expert witness testimony in areas of medicolegal expertise, and educational services to healthcare providers, law enforcement, and law professionals on forensic healthcare issues.