Executive Director, Southwest Center for Law and Policy: Attorney at Law - Tucson, Arizona
Project Director, Southwest Center for Law and Policy - Tucson, Arizona
Cordelia was born in Sells, Arizona to a full-blooded Pawnee Indian mother and a full-blooded Spanish father who worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which allowed her to live on numerous reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Ms. Clapp is a Native American health care professional who has been employed by the Kanza Health Clinic in Newkirk, Oklahoma as a Public Health Nurse and Diabetic Coordinator. One of her goals in life is to educate Native Americans about heart awareness throughout Indian country. She is a national spokeswoman for the American Heart Association and WomenHeart, a National Coalition for women with heart disease. Ms. Clapp was awarded the 2004 Local Impact Award as well as the 2005 American Heart Association Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award for her outstanding efforts in the service and improvement of health care delivery for Native Americans.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE -A,P); International Association of Nurse Examiners - Maryland
Chief Executive Officer, International Association of Forensic Nurses
Jennifer Pierce-Weeks 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. She has served IAFN in various roles including Chief Operations Officer, Education Director, Interim CEO, and Board President. 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.
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