Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, Courtney’s SAFE Place/The Turning Point of Collin County
Dr. La Tanya Thomas currently serves as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner with Courtney’s SAFE Place/The Turning Point of Collin County. Dr. Thomas is certified by the Texas OAG as an Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and board certified by The International Association of Forensic Nursing Science as a SANE-A.Additionally, Dr. Thomas is the Director of Healthcare Professional Development at Collin College Division of Nursing in McKinney, TX. She is an Emory University School of Medicine trained Physician Assistant with over 20 years of experience in women’s health. She earned a master’s degree in public health from UCLA specializing in Maternal and Child Health and Community Health Sciences and a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Thomas is committed to increasing cultural sensitivity and competency in forensic nursing and currently serves as co-chair of the Social Justice Committee for the International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN).