CHERRY E. SPENCER-STARK, M.N., R.N.

Forensic Nurse Consultant

Management Consultant

 

1755 The Exchange, Suite 375

Atlanta, GA 30339

770-541-9988

(Fax) 770-541-9977

 

 

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SPECIALTIES

 

Forensic Nursing Consultation†††††††††††††††

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Healthcare Administration

Jury Selection, Criminal and Civil

Sexual Orientation Forensic Issues

Organizational Development and Management Issues

 

 

EDUCATION

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University of Florida College of Nursing

Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors, 1971

 

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Nursing Administration, 1982

 

Kennesaw College Graduate School of Business

Kennesaw, Georgia

Post-Graduate Courses

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Member, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

 

Member, Alpha Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau

National Honor Society of Nursing

 

Member, American Nursesí Association

 

Member, Georgia Nursesí Association

Secretary, 1990-1992

Treasurer, 1986-1989

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

October 1992 to Present

Private Practice Psychological Forensic Associates

Civil and criminal case presentation, jury selection, court room consultation, sexual offender program

Marietta, GA

 

September 1989 to October 1992

Psychotherapy with adults, children, and adolescents.

 

April 1985 to September 1989

Associate Administrator and Director of Nursing, Brawner Psychiatric Institute (Smyrna, GA), Psychiatric Institute of Atlanta, and Laurel Heights Hospital (Atlanta, GA)

 

April 1983 to March 1985

Director of Patient Services, Southern Christian Home

Atlanta, GA

 

September 1981 to April 1993

Evening House Nursing Supervisor, Georgia Baptist Hospital

Atlanta, GA

 

May 1980 to September1981

Administrative Head Nurse, Georgia Baptist Hospital

Atlanta, GA

 

August 1979 to May 1980

Assistant Head Nurse, Adult Program, ParkwoodHospital

Atlanta, GA

 

August 1977 to August 1979

Assistant Head Nurse, Adolescent Program, Parkwood Hospital

Atlanta, GA

 

July 1976 to August 1977

Staff Nurse, Psychiatric Unit, Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA

 

January 1976 to July 1976

Staff Nurse, Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Unit, 5th General Hospital

Bad Cannstadt, Germany

 

May 1972 to May 1973

Staff Nurse Surgical Unit Veteransí Administration Hospital

Decatur, GA

 

 

 

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Member, Steering Committee and Executive Committee,

Freedom to Marry

 

Past President, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia

 

Member and Past Director, Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Marietta

Five-time Rotarian of the Month

 

Past Chair, Board of Directors, Theatre in the Square, Marietta, GA

 

Life Member and Past Co-Chair, Premiere Club of Theatre in the Square, Marietta, GA

 

Recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award, 1994

 

Cobb Arts Council Presidentís Award Recipient, 1993

 

Founding Co-Chair, Georgia Equality(Project)

 

Member, Human Rights Campaign

 

Recipient of the Community Leadership Award, 1996

 

Recipient, City of Atlanta Phoenix Award for work in the LGBT Community, 1998

 

Former member Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Childrensí Services Task Force on Child Abuse

 

Board of Directors, AIDS Treatment Initiatives, Atlanta, GA

 

Emory Alumni Board of Governors, Atlanta, GA

 

Member and Past Officer, Cobb Citizensí Coalition

 

 

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