'Not only is it important for law firms to retain a highly credible expert, from my experience it is equally important that the expert is practicing in their area of specialty as they are able to speak to both past and present standards and the reality of the changing practice setting'
Ann Sullivan, RN
Ann Sullivan's Professional Memberships
RN, BScN, MN, WOCC(C)
RN, BScN, WOCC(C), CON(C)
Orthopedic Nurse Expert
Wound Care Nurse Expert
Wound Care Nurse Expert
Julie has been an RN for 19 years with the last 11 years acting as a certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist at a major Toronto Hospital. Julie has extensive experience working collaboratively with patients, families and the interprofessional team in an acute care setting to continually strive for excellence in family and person-centred care. As an advocate and leader in her practice, Julie facilitates sustainable evidence-informed care through implementation and evaluation of best practice guidelines, as well as dissemination of knowledge via her publications and conference presentations.
Kim-Marie has been an RN for 25 years. For the last 18 years, she has been working as staff nurse on the Orthopedics Ward at a major Toronto Centre. Her orthopedic practice includes, but is not limited to, surgical and orthopedic oncology with the administration of chemotherapy and biotherapy agents. Kim-Marie collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, providing unit-level leadership as charge nurse and support to consolidating students and new nurses. For the last 9 years Kim-Marie has acted as co-chair for the unit practice council where she helps facilitate the platform from which frontline staff and administration have the space to raise patient care issues and develop quality improvement initiatives. In addition to her orthopedic specialty, Kim-Marie holds a Wound Care Certification specializing in wound, ostomy and continence.
Cosmetic Surgery Nurse Expert
Post Anesthetic Care Unit
Nancy is a dynamic Registered Nurse and leader with over 40 years nursing experience. Presently practicing the last 15 years in Cosmetic Surgery recovering clients in the Post Anesthetic Care Unit. Additionally, Nancy practices in the Operating Room in adult cosmetic surgical areas, including day surgery, endoscopy, performing IV and phlebotomy and providing pre and post-operative teaching.
Hemodialysis Nurse Expert
Deanna has been an RN for 28 years. The last 18 years she has dedicated her practice to a Hemodialysis Unit at a mid sized hospital in Ontario caring for both inpatients and outpatients. Deanna has acted as team lead and is involved with the Multi Care Kidney Clinic providing assessment and education to patients with end stage kidney failure. Deanna is also a preceptor to new nurses and collaborates with team members to best support best practices for her patients. Prior nursing experience includes 10 years at a medical/urology unit.
Neuroscience Nurse Expert
Micheale has been a Registered Nurse for 28 years with a strong clinical background in both In-Patient and Out-Patient Neuroscience nursing in a large Centre in Alberta. Since 1991, she has cared for patients with various neurological disorders and is a valuable team member providing educational, compassionate, inclusive care to both patient and family. Presently, Micheale is Nurse Coordinator for the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at her hospital.
RN, BSc, BScN, MN
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Expert
Lisa-Marie has been a Registered Nurse for 12 years specialized in Psychiatric Care/Mental Health at a mid-sized community hospital in Ontario. She is presently practicing the last 11 years as staff nurse on a Mental Health Inpatient Unit and has been member of the hospital’s Crisis Team. Since 2017, Lisa-Marie has been involved in teaching Mental Health to nurses, most recently as a Community and Health Studies Professor and Course Lead for both Mental Health and Ethics program within the Nursing Program.
Pediatric Emergency/ Intensive Care Unit Nurse Expert
Christina is a dynamic Registered Nurse bringing over 25 years experience in treating pediatric patients and coordinating care with other healthcare staff. She has a proven history of leveraging critical thinking, analysis and medical knowledge to deliver superior care in the high-pressure environments of the emergency department and intensive care unit at a major children's hospital in Toronto, Ontario.
PHC-NP, BScN, MN
Community Nurse Practitioner
Amy is a Registered Nurse of 22 years and a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) practicing over the last 13 years within a Rural Family Health Team providing care from newborn to end-of-life support. Amy also manages the health care needs of a long-term care facility and leads a walk-in clinic that addresses acute care needs within the community. Additionally, she has been mentoring NP students for 9 years and in 2017 completed her Masters in Nursing with a teaching focus.
Home Care Nurse
Anne is a Registered Nurse dedicating the last 10 years providing hands on care for patients who are at home with various disease processes and treatment requirements. Anne has advanced palliative care education through the Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education Program and has been clinical instructor for nursing students. Additionally, Anne has been recognized by her employer for nursing excellence.
RN, BScN, CNCC(C)
Registered Midwife Expert
Intensive Care Unit Nurse Expert
Tertiary Centre Ward Nurse Expert
Alison is a dedicated Midwife leader of 38 years presently practicing in Ontario with full hospital privileges. Her initial experience and education was gained in the United Kingdom. Alison is presently a practice partner at her Midwifery office and is well versed in practice management, public relations, outreach programs and hospital liaison working closely with all care providers. Additionally, Alison provides midwifery services to both Mennonite and Amish families and actively participates on hospital committees from public health to hospital administration.
Kristin is a dynamic Registered Nurse and leader with 17 years of experience. Presently practicing the last 13 years in the Intensive Care Unit at a large centre in Toronto, Ontario. Kristin holds a Specialty Certification in Critical Care with honours and is a Certified Nurse in Critical Care through the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Vanessa has been nursing at a large centre in Toronto, Ontario dedicating the last 11 years on a General Surgery, Gastrointestinal and Plastics Ward. For the past 6 years Vanessa has also been Clinical Instructor on her Ward for the University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing.
Level II and III Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Expert
Arlene has been nursing for 23 years. The last 21 years have been dedicated to caring for compromised and critically ill neonates as Arlene practices in both a level II and level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as staff Nurse, Resus Nurse and Team Lead. Arlene received the Pauline McGibbon Award for Innovation and Excellence in Nursing in 2015 as well as the G.P. Turner Clinical Practice Award in 2005.
PHC-NP, BScN, MScN
Long Term Care Nurse Practitioner Expert
Wendy has been nursing for 24 years. The last 10 years have been dedicated to her role as Nurse Practitioner with a focus in long term care within a Nurse Led Outreach Program. Wendy provides timely, same-day access to assessments, diagnoses and treatments for acute and episodic conditions and injuries in long term care home residents. She manages the exacerbation of chronic health conditions and provides follow up for increased monitoring. Wendy assists with transitions and communication across sectors (Long Term Care/Emergency Department/Hospital). collaborating with health professionals from various programs to ensure timely access to care for residents. She also supports the capacity building of registered nursing staff and intermittently takes on the preceptor and mentor role for nurse practitioner students and novice nurse practitioners.
BSc, MSc, RD
Critical Care Registered Dietitian Expert
Kristen has been a Registered Dietician for the last 22 years. She is a skilled manager, practice leader and critical care clinician with extensive experience in clinical project leadership and collaborative complex patient care at a major Ontario Hospital. Kristen manages detailed nutrition care plans for complex critically ill patients, providing frequent follow up for dynamic disease processes in a fast-paced Intensive Care Unit environment, implementing interprofessional best practice initiatives to place and care for feeding. Kristen leads clinical nutrition projects such as medical directive development & implementation, nutrition screening, standards of care to empower the Registered Dietitian group to ensure best nutrition practices.
HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORK EXPERT
Jessica is a registered practicing Social Worker within two major hospital corporations in the GTA. She is passionate about advocating for social justice, applying evidence-based practice knowledge that exceeds the standards of best practices and ensuring quality care for her clients. She is experienced in delivering various psychosocial interventions, integrating various treatment modalities, supporting community re-integration and facilitating discharge planning. Additionally, Jessica has over 14 years experience in an acute hospital setting in various roles including leadership and additional certifications in palliative care practices throughout the life span, cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy from the University of Toronto.