Correctional Healthcare Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of correctional healthcare expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on correctional healthcare and related issues. Correctional healthcare expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these correctional healthcare expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Correctional Healthcare, Deliberate Indifference, Correctional Medicine, Jails, Prisons, Chronic Disease In Prisons, Cruel/Unusual Punishment In Prisons, Disability Evaluation, Geriatrics, Independent Medical Examination, Inmate Access To Care, Inmate Medical Care, Long Term Care, Ncchc Standards, and Nursing Homes.

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Susan E. Lawrence, MD

Correctional Healthcare, Internal Medicine - Medical oncology, prisons, jails, ICE, immigration detention facilities, deliberate indifference, cancer treatment in prison, end of life care in prison, chronic disease management in prison, general inmate health care, correctional medical director, triage, delayed diagnosis, delayed treatment
Experienced Correctional Medicine Physician and Consultant. Double Board Certified (Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology), with additional areas of expertise in HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and coccidioidomycosis. Educated at Barnard College of Columbia University and and Baylor College of Medicine. Founder/former CEO of nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization and and founder of FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) for underserved populations. Skilled expert witness with extensive experience in records review, report writing, and deposition/trial testimony. Award winning writer and public speaker. Licensed in California and Indiana. Plaintiff and defense cases accepted. CV upon request.

Rebecca H Loftis, PsyD CCHP-MH Forenpsych

Dragoon, Arizona
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Correctional Suicide Prevention, Violation of Correctional Standards, Psychological Autopsy, Violence Risk Assessment, Psychosexual Risk Assessment, Psychopathy, Court Involved Treatment, Anger Management, Correctional Healthcare
Dr. Loftis is a Certified Correctional Health Professional- Mental Health, a designation governed by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She has over twenty years of experience in correctional health care, having provided training on suicide prevention in custody, correctional standards and correctional programs review. She has conducted numerous psychological autopsies, civil commitment and risk of violence evaluations, sexual violence and recidivism assessments for the correctional community. Dr. Loftis became Designated Forensic Psychologist in Massachusetts, having trained at state hospitals, correctional institutions and rural clinics. She has provided the courts with Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility and Drug and Alcohol Evaluations. Dr. Loftis has evaluated several thousands of persons convicted of sex offenses and violent offenders seeking parole or pardons in the state of Nevada. She has also consulted on topics such as rapist typologies,...

Marty Hearyman, MD, CCHP

Searcy, Arkansas
Correctional Healthcare - Experienced Physician, Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional, Prison Medicine, Chronic Disease in Prisons, Inmate Access to Care, Deliberate Indifference, Cruel/Unusual Punishment in Prisons, Prison Standards of Care, Inmate Medical Care, NCCHC Standards, Site Director, Prison Physician
Dr. Hearyman is a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional that has over 23 years of experience as a physician, thirteen years in private family practice, and eight and a half years as a Site Medical Director for the Arkansas Department of Corrections. He has over eight years of experience providing medical care through multiple telemedicine platforms. As a former high school teacher and coach, he enjoys the educational aspect of helping his patients. He is a motivator for patients to take ownership of their health. As a patient advocate, he empowers the patient to participate in a collaborative decision-making process: 1) by engaging in an informed risk/benefit discussion, 2) and implementing a health care plan for those needing inspiration and encouragement to embrace a more proactive approach to optimizing their health. Dr. Hearyman has experience in fiction and non-fiction writing. None of his work has been made available for publishing at this time. Both plain...

Lisa Boesky, PhD Jail Suicide Expert

San Diego, California
Jails & Prisons, Correctional Healthcare - jail suicide, suicide in jails, juvenile detention suicide, correctional suicide, jail suicide standard of care, correctional suicide standard of care, suicide risk assessment, suicide, jail/prison/correctional facility suicide
Dr. Lisa Boesky is a Jail Suicide expert. Dr. Lisa takes complex clinical information grounded in research and communicates it in a practical, engaging and user-friendly manner via: --Expert Witness testimony on legal cases involving individuals who have died by Suicide while incarcerated (plaintiff and defense) --Correctional Suicide presentations at national conferences --Audits/Reviews of Jail Suicide Prevention Programs --Litigation Consultant on legal cases involving individuals who have died by Suicide while incarcerated (plaintiff and defense) --Training Programs for correctional, mental health, substance abuse, and law enforcement professionals --Authoring books, book chapters, and other publications related to correctional mental health and Suicide If you need additional information about Dr. Lisa, her services, or a copy of her Curriculum Vitae, please contact her.

Rachyll Dempsey, PsyD, ABPP Expedient Medicolegal Services

Richmond, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Independent Medical Examination, Disability Evaluation, Correctional Healthcare, Geriatrics, Neuropsychological Testing and Assessment, Child Development, Malingering Detection, Sex Offender Risk, Personal Injury, Head Trauma, Effects of Trauma, PTSD, Medical Malpractice, Depression, Anxiety
Dr. Dempsey is a Forensic Neuropsychologist licensed as a psychologist in 2006 by the California Board of Psychology; as a psychologist in 2022 by the Nevada and Alaska Boards of Psychology; Board Certified as a Forensic Psychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2017; became a Qualified Medical Evaluator certified by the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) in 2014; certified as an Independent Practitioner by the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) in 2012; and was President of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF) 2015-16 and Chapter Chair of California Coalition on Sex Offending (CCOSO) 2016-17. She spent six years as a licensed psychologist working as Assessment Coordinator and supervisor for trainees at San Quentin State Prison and is currently CEO and Founder of Psychological Assessment, Inc., a corporation providing psychological testing and assessment in forensic and non-forensic domains, competency restora...

Susan E. Lawrence, MD

Lancaster, California
Correctional Healthcare, Internal Medicine - Medical oncology, prisons, jails, ICE, immigration detention facilities, deliberate indifference, cancer treatment in prison, end of life care in prison, chronic disease management in prison, general inmate health care, correctional medical director, triage, delayed diagnosis, delayed treatment
Experienced Correctional Medicine Physician and Consultant. Double Board Certified (Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology), with additional areas of expertise in HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and coccidioidomycosis. Educated at Barnard College of Columbia University and and Baylor College of Medicine. Founder/former CEO of nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization and and founder of FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) for underserved populations. Skilled expert witness with extensive experience in records review, report writing, and deposition/trial testimony. Award winning writer and public speaker. Licensed in California and Indiana. Plaintiff and defense cases accepted. CV upon request.

David M Mathis, MD CCHP-P FAAFP

Napa, California
Correctional Healthcare, Family Medicine - Prison Medicine, Prison Hospice, Chronic Disease in Prisons, Inmate Access to Care, Deliberate Indifference, Cruel/Unusual Punishment in Prisons, Mental Health in Jails, Prison Standard of Care Violations, COVID-19, Formulary Complaints, Delayed Diagnosis/Treatment in Jails, Inmate Medical Care
David M. Mathis, M.D., Board Certified in Family Medicine for 30+ years. He has spent 20 years in prison medicine, most recently as a Physician and Surgeon at the California Medical Facility (CMF), a state prison for inmates with medium to high acuity medical issues. Designated a Certified Correctional Health Care Professional-Physician, he has also achieved Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. Dr. Mathis spent four years as medical director of Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI), Maryland's largest prison (3500 inmates) and co-authored a published study, “Point-of-care INR Determination, Coumadin Dosage Changes, and Use of a Historical, Self-updating Database in a Prison.” During his time in private practice, he taught medical students from George Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia Medical School as an Associate Professor of Health Care Sciences. Dr. Mathis is an experienced expert witness in Correctional Healthca...

Nkiruka Ndu, MD, FACP, QME, CCHP-P Just Law Medical Services

Visalia, California
Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine - Correctional Healthcare, Independent Medical Examination, Worker's Compensation, Medical necessity determinations, Disability assessments, Medical file chart review, and utilization management,
Nkiruka Ndu, MD, FACP, QME, is the Medical Director of Just Law Medical Services, a medical-legal consulting firm that provides medical-legal evaluations in internal medicine. She is a Qualified Medical Examiner in the state of California, She evaluates injured workers and personal injury cases. She performs medical necessity determinations for Independent Review Organizations. for medical necessity determinations and appropriateness of care. She is knowledgeable in the National Commission of Correctional Healthcare Standards.

Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD, CCPH

Davis, California
Psychology, Correctional Healthcare - Suicide, suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment, standard of care, deliberate indifference, negligence, prison, corrections, correctional mental health
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 14 years of experience in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I am familiar with the clinical, administrative, and legal aspects of delivering mental healthcare in prison. I have delivered direct services in outpatient, inpatient, and segregated settings and supervised staff in outpatient and inpatient psychiatric programs. Mental healthcare in prison is frequently tied to judicial intervention. I am broadly familiar with the legal basis and remedial phases of such intervention. I am approved by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as a Certified Correctional Health Professional. I have specific expertise in suicide in adult correctional settings (e.g., suicide risk assessment, treatment of suicidal persons, and suicide prevention policy). Currently, I monitor and support the suicide prevention programs for eight prisons in Northern California. I have previously coordinated the suicide prev...

Susan M. Tiona, M.D.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Family Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Correctional Healthcare, Correctional Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine, medical chart review
Dr. Tiona graduated medical school in 1992 and completed her family medicine residency in 1995. After separating from the USAF in January 1998, she spent the next six years in community medicine before embarking on a career in correctional medicine beginning in June 2004. As part of her duties while employed as the chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections from 2015 to 2017, she began serving as expert witness for a variety of correctional healthcare cases. After leaving the CDOC, she has continued to practice in the correctional healthcare field as a telemedicine physician for a private prison company, as well as expanding her practice as an expert witness for correctional healthcare-related litigation.

Susan Minter, DNP, APRN Susan Minter DNP APRN LLC

Brooksville, Florida
Correctional Healthcare, Nurse Practitioner - correctional medicine, correctional nursing, nursing administration, nursing homes, rehabilitation, facilities, correctional standards of care, addiction, primary care, nursing standards of care, jails, prisons, medication adherence, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse
Doctorate prepared nurse practitioner from a leading university. Double board certified. Expert in medication adherence standards and audit trails. Currently practicing full-time as a primary care nurse practitioner at one of the largest jails in the country. 33 years' experience in healthcare, veteran USAF medical corps officer, leading expert consult for attorneys regarding correctional cases and standards of care for both jails and prisons, including high profile cases. Frequent national speaker at NCCHC conferences, and nurse practitioner AANP national conferences regarding current issues and standards of care for nurse practitioners and correctional staff. Published author regarding study for hypertension medication adherence. High level administration experience in both acute and post-acute settings, including wound care and nursing home standards of care.

Dr. Michael D McMunn, NP, CCHP- Mental Health, CCHP- Advanced Standard of Care Determination

Macon, Georgia
Correctional Healthcare, Nurse Practitioner - Correctional Healthcare, ACA Standards, Affidavit of Merit, Affidavit of Meritorious Defense, Deliberate Indifference, Depositions - Live and Remote Video, Federal Rule 26 Expert Report, Medical Negligence, NCCHC Standards, Standard of Care, Testimony at Panel Hearing, Wrongful Death, NP, RN, LPN
Providing professional services in correctional healthcare legal proceedings. Specializing in nurse and nurse practitioner standard of care determination. Experience testifying: NP, CNS, PA, RN, LPN, CNA, MA and EMT practice. 150+ Recent Plaintiff and Defendant cases regarding: ACA Standards Affidavit of Merit (25+) Affidavit of Meritorious Defense Deliberate Indifference Depositions- Live & Remote (20+) Federal Rule 26 Report - Multiple States (50+) Medical Negligence NCCHC Standards Panel Hearing Testimony Preliminary Report Preliminary Opinion Pre-Settlement Review Pre-Suit Affidavit Regulatory Scope of Service Standard of Care Trial Testimony (Federal) Wrongful Death Death- Cancer, Cervical Injury- Cancer, Skin Death- Cancer, Skin Death- Cardiac Injury- Compartment Syndrome Death- Dehydration Injury- Diabetes Injury- Gastrointestinal Death- Gastrointestinal, Ileus Death- Gastrointestinal, Thrombosis Death- Gastrointestinal, Effusion Death- Hepatic Injury- Hepatitis C Inj...

Mitchel Holliday, EdD, RDN, CDCES, FAND Holliday Consulting, LLC

St. Charles, Minnesota
Nutrition, Food - Food Allergy, Obesity, Diabetes, Malnutrition, Foodborne Illness, Dietitian/Dietician, Wound Care, Menu Analysis, Prison/Jail, Hunger Strike, Food Safety, Dysphagia, Clinical Nutrition, Long Term Care, Correctional Healthcare, Food Poisoning, Nursing Home, Public Health
Dr. Holliday has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 18 years. For the past 15 of those years Dr. Holliday has helped to enhance the nutrition care of the United States largest correctional system and has served as the Chief of Nutrition and Dietetics for the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 2013. In 2021, he was selected by the U.S. Surgeon General to serve as the Chief Dietitian Officer for the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Holliday has extensive experience and knowledge working with government senior executive staff and attorneys on in-depth nutrition and dietetic matters and providing foreign and domestic intergovernmental legal and budgetary communications including, Senatorial, Congressional, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and Office of the President responses. Dr. Holliday has numerous peer-reviewed publications, extensive international and national public speaking experience, and experience consulting with private law firms, stat...

Joseph E. Gunja, CEO Simco Correctional Consulting LLC

Springfield, Missouri
Jails & Prisons, Correctional Healthcare - Prisons, Jails, Use of Force and Deadly Force, Special Housing Unit/Segregation Management, Inmate/Gang Management, Suicide Prevention and Response, Crisis Response, Escape, Staff Training, Health Care Management, Wrongful Death, Staff Misconduct, Operations Security, Policy Compliance, PREA
➢ More than 28 years of corrections experience in a variety of challenging locations and positions with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. ➢ Over 16 years as CEO/President of SIMCO Correctional Consulting, LLC, where I personally provide correctional and jail consulting, advocacy, and expert witness expertise for a variety of clients, in both the private and government sector. Have been regarded as a leading expert in the field of jail and prison management for over 1 ½ decades. ➢ Six months as Assistant Director of the West Central Community Action Agency, a contract agency for the US Department of Health and Human Resources. ➢ Over one year as Warden at the Correctional Corporation of America’s Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown, Ohio. ➢ Nine (9) months as Warden at the Cornell Companies’ and GEO Group Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton, Oklahoma. ➢ Twenty-one (21) years of experience in correctional supervisory and management ➢ Thirteen (13) years of exp...

Rebecca H Loftis, PsyD CCHP-MH Forenpsych

Nevada
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Correctional Suicide Prevention, Violation of Correctional Standards, Psychological Autopsy, Violence Risk Assessment, Psychosexual Risk Assessment, Psychopathy, Court Involved Treatment, Anger Management, Correctional Healthcare
Dr. Loftis is a Certified Correctional Health Professional- Mental Health, a designation governed by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She has over twenty years of experience in correctional health care, having provided training on suicide prevention in custody, correctional standards and correctional programs review. She has conducted numerous psychological autopsies, civil commitment and risk of violence evaluations, sexual violence and recidivism assessments for the correctional community. Dr. Loftis became Designated Forensic Psychologist in Massachusetts, having trained at state hospitals, correctional institutions and rural clinics. She has provided the courts with Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility and Drug and Alcohol Evaluations. Dr. Loftis has evaluated several thousands of persons convicted of sex offenses and violent offenders seeking parole or pardons in the state of Nevada. She has also consulted on topics such as rapist typologies,...

Cheramie Thompson, MHA, BSN, RN, VWCN

Las Vegas, Nevada
Nurse, Medical Management - geriatrics, pediatrics, nursing homes, long term care, home health, home care, fall prevention, ICU, intensive care unit, psychiatric care, correctional healthcare, pressure sores & ulcers, wound care, skilled nursing facility, director of nursing, tracheostomy, hemodialysis
Award-winning nurse leader. Broadly experienced including: director of nursing at skilled nursing facility, wound care certified, pediatric homecare, director of nursing at an acute care hospital, acute care travel nurse, correctional nurse, and ICU nurse. Experience in psychiatric-geriatric care, ICU, medical-surgical, neurology, psychiatric and post-operative units.

Nathaniel R. Evans, II, M.D., FACEP

Delanco , New Jersey
Occupational Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Addiction Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Disability Evaluation, Jail Medicine, Dram Shop Litigation Issues
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Previous positions include: -Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rancocas Hospital, Willingboro, N.J. -President and Medical Director, Burlington Medical Center, Wilingboro, N.J. -Medical Director Burlington County (New Jersey) Department of Corrections -Physician, Virtua at Work -Medical Director, Concentra of Northeast Philadelphia Provide litigation support in Correctional/Jail Medicine related cases.

Edna McKinstry, MD HealthAdvise

Cary, North Carolina
Internal Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Pulmonary Diseases, asthma, inhalational disorders, DVT, pulmonary embolism, lung infections. Disability ,Cardiovascular Disease, Chest Pain, Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, Defibrillator, ICD, Valvular Heart Disease

Jodel Jencks, BSN, RN Jodel Jencks Consulting LLC

Sisters, Oregon
Nurse - Correctional, Healthcare, Operations, Administration, Quality assurance, Nursing
Healthcare professional with over 25 years in the industry. Over 20 years of experience in the area of Correctional Healthcare including nursing, administration, and operations. Areas of focus include staff training and development, policy, and quality assurance with compliance. Experienced in implementing quality correctional healthcare programs that are consistent with state and local health services regulations and statutes and NCCHC standards.
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