Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter   


 To develop, support, and promote forensic nursing by providing networking, educational conferences,
and accessible information on forensic events across the state and country.
We look to the International Association of Forensic Nurses for the model we will follow and in the standards we will set for ourselves as forensic nurses.


The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses is an organization formed
to promote and support the specialty of Forensic Nursing throughout the State of New Jersey. 

Forensic Nursing is the application of Nursing Science to the Administration of Justice.

 Please contact a county coordinator if you have an interest in practicing as a Forensic Nurse.

Chapter Officers

Debee Gash

Eileen Caraker

Jane Cleary

Deborah Gash



Chapter News

The New Jersey Chapter of IAFN strongly supports the Forensic Nurse Coordinators' Association position statement, "Testing of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits and Patient Consent."

FNCA Position Statement KIT TESTING.docx

NJ Forensic Nurse Program Coordinators

NJ Forensic Nurse Program Coordinators

Most programs are seeking RN's

Atlantic County lois.worth@acwc.org  
Bergen County jcleary@bcpo.net
Burlington County smichalke@burlington.nj.us
Camden County  mclaughlint@ccprosecutor.org
Cape May County lrybicki@cmcpros.net
Cumberland County  Toni.cataldi@salemcountynj.gov
Essex County  Christine.Ruggiero@njecpo.org
Gloucester County ecaraker@co.gloucester.nj.us
Hudson County khyland@hcpo.org       
Hunterdon County tknight@co.hunterdon,nj.us
Mercer County jreynolds@mercercounty.org
Middlesex County Eileen.aiossa@co.middlesex.nj.us
Monmouth County    eallen@mcponj.us
Morris County arachel@morris.co.nj.us
Ocean County dvelardi@co.ocean.nj.us
Passaic County  jhatt@passaiccountynj.org
Salem County  Toni.cataldi@salemcountynj.gov
Somerset County  swilliams@co.somerset.nj.us
Sussex County  Patricia.lynch@atlantichealth.org
Union County  ddifabio@ucnj.org
Warren County  pgrzybowski@co.warren.nj.us