Clinical Forensic Program Manager
Jennifer Sonsiadek has worked for Saint Luke’s Health System since 2000 in the areas of Intensive Care, the Emergency Department, and Critical Care. She is currently the Clinical Forensic Program Manager for the Saint Luke’s Health System, with over 14 hospitals that range from level a one trauma center, rural critical access hospitals, community hospitals, and adult and pediatric acute psychiatric hospitals. Between 2011 and 2015, she was the Kansas City Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (KC SANE) Program Manager for Truman Medical Centers. She has been a SANE/Forensic Nurse for since 2008, and has provided thousands of forensic exams to patients that have experienced sexual assault, domestic/intimate partner violence, human trafficking, asphyxiation assault, child abuse/neglect, elder abuse/neglect, and assault. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialization in Forensic Nursing in 2019, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Ms. Sonsiadek is an expert in sexual assault, neurobiology of trauma, trauma informed care for the enslaved/trafficked youth and adult, asphyxiation assault injuries, and has trained more than 5000 police officers, prosecutors, advocates, and health care professionals in anatomy, physiology, assessment, and documentation of strangulation, choking, and suffocation and provides expert testimony.