Nancy Saucier holds an Associate Degree in nursing from Pearl River Community College. As an RN since 1985, she brings a wealth of clinical expertise to her legal nurse consulting practice. Since 2015, she has completed a variety of in-depth medical records summaries for Nurse Paralegal USA.
Her nursing career began at Crosby Memorial Hospital (Slidell, LA) where she served in both MedSurg and the Emergency Room. At Northshore Regional Hospital (Slidell, LA) she worked in telemetry and ICU before transferring to the Labor and Delivery unit.
In 1993, she joined the staff of Slidell Memorial Hospital (Slidell, LA) in the Maternal Child Department in Labor and Delivery. For the next 13 years, she provided patient care in labor as well as serving surgical and recovery patients on the unit. During this time Nancy also worked as a field nurse for Camellia Home Health where she specialized in geriatric patient care.
Ms. Saucier currently provides well-baby care at Slidell Memorial Hospital where she has served for the last 7 years. She also teaches birthing classes and has maintained certifications in BLS (Basic Life Support); ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support); NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program); and STABLE (a specialty program addressing the needs of sick infants post delivery). She has highly developed organizational skills which she applies when scheduling on her unit.
Susan “Scottie” Dowd Ms. Dowd served as a Louisiana Certified Court Reporter for many years prior to entering the Nursing Profession, which she’s been a part of since 1997. She holds an Associate of Science degree from Charity Hospital Delgado Community College and holds RN licensure in both Louisiana and Mississippi, where she’s practiced in a variety of clinical areas.
Ms. Dowd is a certified case manager, having worked in telephonic, field and inpatient hospital case management settings. Additionally, she has long term experience with patients with catastrophic injuries. She has working familiarity with multiple jurisdictions, including State Workers’ Compensation Acts, the Longshore Harbor Workers’ Act, the Jones Act, LTD/STD and other health insurance jurisdictions.
Ms. Dowd’s insurance industry experience includes work for major insurance companies as a utilization review nurse with expertise in health insurance reimbursement relating to private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
Ms. Dowd began working with Kathleen Christmas in 2014, continuing when Nurse Paralegal USA was formed in 2015 to review numerous medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
Beth Purkey graduated with an Associates degree in Nursing from Cypress College in Cypress, CA in 2004. With 14 years experience delivering exceptional care to the most critically ill patients, she brings current and relevant expertise to her work as a Legal Nurse Consultant.
Beth’s early nursing career began in Orange County, CA at a large, urban, Level II trauma center and continued for the next 10 years. During her time there, she gained clinical inpatient experience in ICU, Burn ICU, Critical Care Step-Down, Psyche, Medical Surgical, and Telemetry, eventually becoming a Charge RN for the 40-bed Telemetry and Critical Care Step-Down unit. In addition, she functioned in multiple committee chair roles for research, risk management, quality improvement and JCAHO readiness.
Looking for a further challenge in 2007, Beth began working in the Emergency/Trauma Department of Orange County’s busy trauma center and quickly realized she had a profound love of emergency medicine. She continued her passion for providing care to the critically ill and wounded of inner-city Orange County until her family relocated to Austin, TX in 2013.
Since her move to Austin, TX, Beth has been employed as an Emergency/Level I Trauma RN at one of central Texas’ busiest trauma receiving centers. She provides hands-on care to critical medicine and traumatic injury patients with energy and enthusiasm. In addition, this urban emergency department houses one of the county’s only psychiatric emergency receiving centers providing Beth with valuable experience in Psychiatric Emergency nursing.
In 2018, Beth completed her newest challenge and graduated from Huston-Tillotson’s certificate program for Legal Nurse Consulting. With this training, Beth is prepared to offer her extensive 14 years nursing expertise to clients seeking Legal Nurse services with an emphasis on critical medicine, trauma, and emergency psychiatric care. She holds active RN licensure in both Texas and California.
Beth resides in Austin with her husband and four daughters and brings both personal and professional skills that translate well into the realm of Legal Nursing. She is a motivated, multi-tasker who works well under pressure with a competitive spirit and a diligent work ethic.
As a Director of Nursing in a nursing home/long-term care facility for the last 5 years, Amy Woolman has led healthcare teams to exceptional success with regulatory outcomes. She has helped institutions achieve multiple deficiency-free state surveys, proving that excellent care in a nursing home can be a reality. Ms. Woolman ‘s management expertise includes in-depth knowledge of federal requirements for long-term care, wound care, fall prevention and care plans.
Her experiences as a certified nursing assistant, a registered nurse in a skilled nursing facility, and a unit nurse manager enable her to bring a “whole picture” view of nursing home staffing, clinical practices, and management to her practice as a legal nurse consultant. To date, she has completed over 60 reviews of cases involving nursing home negligence.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bethel College in Indiana. Her love and compassion for older adults led to a board certification in gerontological nursing in 2018. She continues to be actively engaged in clinical practice as a nursing home charge nurse while she pursues a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law at Loyola University, Chicago.
As an RN specializing in Neonatal Intensive Care, Jaime Mince holds certifications in neonatal resuscitation and S.T.A.B.L.E. (Sugar, temperature, airway, bloodwork, lab work, and emotional support – a comprehensive education program on post-resuscitation/pre-transport of critically ill infants). She also has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry providing bedside care to patients of all ages and medical conditions. Prior to becoming a registered nurse, her “front line” experiences as a Nationally Registered Paramedic provides her with a unique insight into patient care in the emergency setting. She is a compassionate, dedicated, and conscientious nursing professional who continues to strive for excellence in every healthcare arena.
Her interest in legal nurse consulting-led her to Nurse Paralegal USA. She has strong clinical judgment, is knowledgeable in HIPPA compliance, detail oriented and organized. She holds a reputation as a flexible team player and takes pride in working well under pressure, and performing necessary tasks quickly and efficiently while making difficult decisions swiftly in emergency situations.
Mrs. Mince obtained her EMT-Basic license in 2001, then furthered to acquire her Paramedic license in 2005, serving her community with Acadian Ambulance in New Orleans and surrounding areas. In 2008, she graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing at South Texas College. She currently still provides direct patient care within the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Slidell Memorial Hospital. She holds her nursing license in Louisiana, as well as certification as an American Heart Association Basic Life Support provider.
Brandi Eagle brings eleven years’ pediatric clinical bedside nursing expertise as well as supervisory experience to her work as a legal nurse consultant. Ms. Eagle started her nursing career in January of 2007 as a Pediatric Nurse on a busy medical-surgical floor at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. She continued there for the next 5 years. During her time there, she gained clinical inpatient experience in pediatric care from newborns to adolescents and eventually became charge nurse for a 33-bed unit.
In 2011, she joined the staff of Slidell Memorial Hospital in the Maternal Child Department on the pediatric and postpartum floor. For the next 5 years, she provided care to pediatric patients, infants in a well-baby nursery, postpartum mothers, as well as recovering gynecological patients post-surgery. She also taught classes to new mothers regarding newborn care, postpartum care, and what to expect while in the hospital and after discharge. During this time, Brandi also worked as a field nurse for Concerned Care Home Health.
Brandi currently provides well-baby care in the nursery at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She maintains current in BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program), and IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners).
Brandi holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. While attending, she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.
Stephanie Wilkinson brings 15 years of intensive bedside experience to her practice as a legal nurse consultant. Her primary areas of expertise are surgical and labor and delivery nursing. She holds certifications in ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and Advanced Fetal Monitoring to complement her practice in those areas.
However, Stephanie’s mastery of nursing knowledge and skills has not been limited to surgical and labor and delivery nursing. She gained a foundation in Medical Surgical, Bariatric & Telemetry nursing at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans early in her career. From there, she advanced to specialty nursing in Labor & Delivery, Nursery, Postpartum & Surgery.
Stephanie met the challenge of displacement from her regular employment after Hurricane Katrina with flex work. There was intense demand for nurses in all specialties at that time and she took the opportunity to learn and work in cardiac/step-down nursing at Louisiana Heart Hospital. She also worked in PACU, OR, ICU, Trauma/ER & Community Health Nursing in hospitals on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the hurricane. These varied experiences grounded her bedside skills and deepened her professional nursing knowledge.
She saw nursing from a different spectrum when she worked as a field clinician RN in Geriatrics for Camellia Home Health. Seeing the needs of the elderly population led to a desire to serve the community. She accomplished this with volunteer work at local churches and food drives in her hometown.
Stephanie is an asset to our team at NPUSA: she is here to serve and answer any questions that are within her scope of practice.
Natalie Connelly, a registered nurse for 13 years, brings attention to detail and articulate writing skills to her work as a legal nurse consultant. She has been on the staff of Nurse Paralegal USA since 2017.
A 2006 graduate of Charity Nursing School in New Orleans, she has dedicated both her career and her personal life to caring for the youngest and most vulnerable population of infants and children. She began her career at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Louisiana as a pediatric nurse caring for children with both common and uncommon childhood diseases. Mrs. Connelly went on to advance her pediatric knowledge base and skills as a pediatric emergency room nurse and a neonatal intensive care nurse in other clinical settings.
She holds certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), STABLE (sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, lab-work, and emotional support – a program that focuses exclusively on post-resuscitation/pre-transport of sick newborns). After years of working with Type I diabetic pediatric patients, she developed a unit-based teaching tool to assist newly diagnosed patients and families with diabetic education during the hospital stay. Additionally, she has completed extensive research into drug-exposed newborns and their long-term complications. She is currently working on a Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus on nursing education.
Mrs. Connelly has five children. She has been active in foster care for over a decade and has adopted 4 of her 5 foster care children. She enjoys having active involvement with children of all ages in both personal and professional settings.