Jennifer Pierce-Weeks

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Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, serves as the Chief Executive Officer, overseeing all programming offered by the Association, including the annual conference and all grant-funded projects and programming. She was responsible for creating the Association's adult/adolescent and pediatric online SANE trainings and implementing the Online Learning Center. From 2015-2016, she served as Interim CEO for the International Association of Forensic Nurses. From 2016 -2017, she served as Chief Operations Officer.  She brings nearly 30 years of nursing experience, focusing on forensic nursing since 1995.

Jennifer presents nationally and internationally on a variety of forensic nursing related topics, including sexual assault and abuse, intimate partner violence, strangulation, child maltreatment and program management and sustainability. In addition, Jennifer has written, edited and reviewed state-specific protocols and customized protocols for hospitals, journal articles, SARTs and tribal communities.


  • Nursing

Forensic Area(s) in which you function

  • Adult and Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic Exams
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Emergency/Trauma or Critical Care
  • Forensic Nurse Education, Research, Consulting, Epidemiology
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Nursing practice involving assessment of intentional or non-intentional injuries