At the beginning of this month, District of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners said hello to a new Executive Director (that’s me!) and for the first time in the history of our nonprofit, there is a nurse at the helm. This is such an exciting time for our organization, but before I start telling you all the great things we have in store for 2019, I wanted to take the time to introduce myself.My name is Erin Pollitt. I have been a registered nurse for twelve years, seven of which I have spent specializing in forensics. I spent five of those years working as a Forensic Nurse in Baltimore City, caring for patients who had experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, abuse/neglect, and human trafficking, as well as suspects of crime. I joined DCFNE as the Nurse Manager in 2016, managing our clinical staff and providing direct patient care. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to learn about our organization from the ground up.Prior to my work at DCFNE, I was aware of its commitment to excellence in Forensic Nursing, and I am excited to continue building our reputation as expert clinicians in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area and throughout the United States. The community-based Forensic Nursing model which is embodied here is truly something special. I am proud of the compassionate care and services DCFNE provides to our patients, none of which would be possible without the dedication of our amazing team. Thank you for coming on this journey with us. I look forward to sharing many future successes with you!
Erin Pollitt, MHA, BSN, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A