About Us

How Your Contribution Is Used

When you donate to Wasatch Forensic Nurses you are directly supporting the ability of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) to be on-call 24/7. In addition, your contribution pays for equipment and supplies, SANE training and education for local law enforcement, attorneys and hospitals.

Board Members

Kenneth Roach

1 Ken Roach

Clinic Director, Psychotherapist, Board Chair

For 12 years, Ken worked for the Rape Recovery Center as a member of the hospital response team and educator. For 10 years, Ken trained victim advocates with the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA). As a therapist, Ken works with survivors of sexual violence, and he has provided expert witness testimony in criminal trials. Ken has served on the WFN Board of Directors since 2004.

James Antinori

2 Jim Antinori

MD, Emergency Room Medical Director

Jim has been practicing Emergency Medicine in Salt Lake City since 1977. In 1979, he became involved in the care of victims of sexual assault in the emergency department, doing medical and forensic exams. It was a difficult exam, for the patient and for the doctor. When the idea of having specially trained nurse examiners was proposed, he realized that it was a much superior way of collecting evidence, and better for the patient. He was honored to be asked to be on the Board of Wasatch Forensic Nurses, and to bring the emergency department perspective to our discussions.

Marty Liccardo

3 Marty Liccardo

Health Educator, Utah State Health Dept.

Marty serves as the Men's Engagement Specialist for the Utah Department of Health, coordinating statewide efforts to engage men in anti-violence work. He is also the co-founder of the Men's Anti-Violence Network (MAN) of Utah. Marty has been an anti-violence educator for over 20 years. Throughout that time Marty has watched and supported the growth and efforts of Wasatch Forensic Nurse (WFN).

Dianne Fuller

4 Dianne Fuller

APRN, SANE, DNP

Dianne Fuller, APRN, SANE, DNP is a retired sexual assault nurse examiner, a family nurse practitioner with focus on reproductive health, and Professor Emeritus from the University of Utah College of Nursing. In 2001 Dianne became the founding executive director of Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, which later changed its name to Wasatch Forensic Nurses. She continued in this role until her retirement in 2016. This team of nurses began at the request of local advocacy and law enforcement groups who identified a need to provide specialized care to victims of sexual violence.

Now retired from clinical practice and teaching Dianne serves on the Board of Directors of Wasatch Forensic Nurses (WFN). Dianne explains that being a part of this incredible team was one of the most rewarding events of her long career in health care. The caring and compassionate service provided by the nurses of WFN is critical in fostering the healing of each victim, as well as in gathering evidence to assist the criminal justice system in holding perpetrators accountable. Continuing to participate in the growth of this team through service on the Board of Directors provides the opportunity to share her devotion to the care of victims and response to the needs of the community.

Melody Gray

5 Melody Gray

Unified Police Department

Melody Gray serves as a member of the Wasatch Front Nurses because she understands the importance of the forensic exam. Serving as a police officer for over 24 years, she has seen firsthand the impact they can have on survivors of sexual violence. Being a part of an organization dedicated to providing these exams not only in a timely manner, but with great compassion is of utmost importance to her. Melody also serves on the boards of the Inclusion Center for Community and Justice and Utah Women in Law Enforcement. Melody is a graduate of Weber State University, an avid runner, and is mother of a son and two dogs.

Deborah Koons-Beauchamp

6 Deborah Koons-Beauchamp

MBA, Executive Director WFN

In addition to her responsibilities as Executive Director, Deborah also serves on the Board of Directors for Wasatch Forensic Nurses.  Deborah is committed to raising awareness of sexual assault and making forensic exams readily available to all.  She is a certified sexual assault victim counselor and a Marriage & Family Therapist candidate, August 2020.

Donna Ojanen Thomas

7 Donna Thomas

RN, MSN, Former Emergency Room Director

Donna has 35 years experience as an Emergency Department RN and Emergency Nursing Director. Within this role, she oversaw the development of programs to ensure the proper care of victims of physical or sexual assault and the expanded role of nurses and advanced practice nurses in caring for these victims in the Emergency Department and in other settings. She continues her advocacy for victims by serving on the Wasatch Forensic Nurses Board and supporting nurses in their role in community education, victim advocacy and education to improve the care given to victims of assault.

Kathy Franchek-Roa

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MD, University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Franchek-Roa is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. In addition to working with and teaching medical students and residents, Dr. Franchek-Roa is the Chair of the University of Utah Health Domestic Violence Committee which developed guidelines for assisting physicians and staff in the identification of and intervention for patients who are victims of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation. Serving on the Wasatch Forensic Nurses Board provides Dr. Franchek-Roa the opportunity to continue to serve this community of professionals in advocating for and improving the health of survivors of sexual assault.

Leissa Roberts

9 Leissa Roberts

DNP, CNM, FACNM, Community Member

Dr. Roberts is a Certified Nurse Midwife who has been faculty at the University of Utah since 1993. She joined the board of Wasatch Forensic Nurses (WFN) because they are national leaders in providing patient centered care to persons victimized by sexual and intimate partner violence. The care WFN provides is aimed at mitigating the long term effects of sexual violence and fostering community awareness.

Dara R. Cohen

10 Dara Cohen

J.D. M.P.A, D.R. Cohen Law, LLC

Dara R. Cohen is an attorney in Salt Lake specializing exclusively in estate planning and probate matters. Dara is honored to participate in WFN leadership to support its mission of advocacy for victims, training opportunities for medical and other professionals, and community awareness.

Meet the WFN Team

Ashley Radmall

Ashley Radmall

Bonnie Miller

Bonnie Miller

Chelsea Fackrell

Chelsea Fackrell

Deborah Koons-Beauchamp

6 Deborah Koons-Beauchamp

Denise Taylor

Denise Taylor

Ellen Rothenbuhler

Ellen Rothenbuhler

Haley Lichtie

Haley Lichtie

Diane Ercanbrack

Diane Ercanbrack

Jennifer Andrelczyk

Jennifer Andrelczyk

Julie Melini

Julie Melini

Julie Valentine

Julie Valentine

Jackie Miller

Jackie Miller

Laura Allen

Laura Allen

Laura Tramell

Laura Tramell

Mandy Patton

Mandy Patton

Marcie Baldwin

Marcie Baldwin

Maren Allen

Maren Allen

McKell Eldredge

McKell Eldredge

Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy

Ruth Arevalo

Ruth Arevalo

Pam Pace

Pam Pace

Susan Chasson

Susan Chasson

Terri Paine-Cameron

Terri Paine-Cameron

Trish Crump

Trish Crump

Yolanda Lopez

Yolanda Lopez

Our Sponsors and Community Partners

Wasatch Forensic Nurses partners with many local agencies, organizations, schools and corporations.  We appreciate their dedication to this important work which is critical to create a safer community for us all

Join Our Team

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training

Interested in becoming a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)?

Are you an RN with at least one-year experience?

Wasatch Forensic Nurses provides education for nurses who want to become a SANE.

The next training is March 12-14, 2019.

Are you already a SANE and want more education?

Skills Training Workshops are performed quarterly in conjunction with the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA). Click here to learn more.

Preceptor Program – WFN provides a preceptor program for current SANEs who want one-on-one training and experience. Click here more information.