2022 Board of Directors
Amy McCutcheon - President
Theresa Binfon - President-Elect
Courtney Shihabuddin - Director at Large
Barbara Gaynor- Director at Large
Ethel Wills - Education Committee Chair
Hannah Jaeger - Education Committee Co-Chair
Debbie Wilden - Secretary
Ann Frisch - Treasurer
Susan Haibeck - Newsletter Committee Chair
Joanne Walker - LNC Advisor Chair
Stormy Green - LNC Advisor Co-Chair
Tina Baxter - Social Media Co-Chair
Tangy Kincaid Thomas - Social Media Co-Chair
Amy McCutcheon, RN
Amy McCutcheon, RN, LNC is a skilled medical professional with over 10 years of experience in nursing. She has spent much of that time in the Med-Surg ICU at a small but distinguished hospital in Raleigh, NC. Amy also has experience in Level III Neonatal ICU and in Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse Detox.
Her level of experience provides her with a working knowledge of policies and procedures as well as the Standards of Care in all functional body systems. Amy has excellent communication skills with patients and families as well as respected relationships with doctors and other members of the healthcare team. She is a valuable addition to any team.
Amy is the owner of Wake Nurse Consulting, assisting attorneys across the country with various aspects of their medical related cases. The focus of her consulting business is merit reviews, fact summaries, expert location services and attends Defense Medical Exams in her local area. She completed her training as an LNC through the AALNC and is looking forward to being of service in the WVUOV-AALNC chapter as the President Elect for 2021.
Amy grew up in North Carolina and pursued nursing as a second career. She is the mother of three children, the youngest of which has Cerebral Palsy. This first hand experience gives her a unique insight into childhood brain injury cases and the long term commitment of raising a child with disabilities.
Courtney Shihabuddin - DNP, APRN-CNP
Director at Large
Courtney DuBois Shihabuddin, DNP, APRN-CNP, LNC has been an RN for 10 years and a Nurse Practitioner for 7 years with experience in primary care, HIV management, and emergency medicine. She has worked in both the clinic and the hospital setting. She is currently associate faculty for The Ohio State University College of Nursing as a member of the graduate college teaching Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students.
Courtney is the owner of DuBois Legal Nurse Consulting, where she assists attorneys from various specialties across the country.
Courtney grew up in New Jersey. She attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate and completed a degree in Communication Studies before she returned to Seton Hall University to begin her nursing education where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Courtney received her Master’s in Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she lives with her husband and two young sons.
Courtney served as 2020 President Elect and is excited to take the role of President for 2021.
Barbara Gaynor - BSN
Director at Large
Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the nursing field through a variety of settings. She started her path to nursing from the ground up working as an STNA, to LPN to RN. Her vast nursing experience includes: Home Health, Med-Surg, Ortho, Telemetry, ICU & PACU, Hospice, Triage Nurse, Management in Hospice, Telephonic Case Management, Physician offices, wound care, IV Therapy, long term care, and skilled nursing. These areas of expertise have laid the foundation for a wealth of knowledge for her legal nurse consulting. These varied career opportunities have provided her firsthand experience with many of the issues that attorneys face with medical-related cases.
She received an Associate in Nursing Science from Manatee Community College, Florida, followed by a BSN from the University of Phoenix. Barbara obtained a certification in Legal Nurse Consulting (CLNC) through the National Alliances of Legal Nurse Consultants.
Barbara was born in England, grew up in Jamaica, W.I, lived in New Jersey, Florida and now resides in Cincinnati, OH. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family, read, travel and cook, especially West Indian foods.
As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC), Barbara is dedicated, and self-motivated. She welcomes the opportunity to take my nursing knowledge to the next level and help attorneys understand the medical issues in their cases.
Debra Wilden - BSN, RN, CMSRN
Debra Wilden graduated from Ursuline College in 1981 with her BSN, RN. She entered the workforce that same year and is still currently employed at Hillcrest Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Facility, which also has achieved Magnet status. She started on the general med-surg floor (with a lot of gynecological, orthopedic, abdominal, and vascular cases,) then moved to the step-down unit (SDU) with telemetry monitoring. The hospital did away with its SDU making the whole hospital telemetry available. She currently works med-surg tele with the adult population who experience mostly cardiac and pulmonary issues. There are also a lot of pneumonia, urinary, and sepsis/cellulitis patients. Since 2017, she became active in 3 hospital councils and become active in research there.
Debra is certified in BLS and ACLS. She received her CMSRN (certified med/surg RN) in 2018. She completed the Legal Nurse Consulting program, from Ohio State University Lima Campus in April 2009. She has joined both national and local chapters of the AALNC. On the local level, she filled the secretary position for many years.
Debra has training in the following legal areas: chart review, medical issue explanations, report and timeline writings, expert finding, research, depositions, and expert witness. Debra started her own consulting firm in May 2009 known as Wilden's Legal Nurse Consulting.
On a personal level, Debra is involved with her family. She is also involved with her community in volunteering in the following: The Grovewood Salvation Army, The University Height's Symphonic Band, and her church-Christ Community Church (volunteering as needed, playing her trumpet for worship services.)
Ethel Wills - BSN, MSN
Education Committee Co-Chair
I am a registered nurse with over 30 years clinical experience. I took a step-wise approach to obtaining my education: Associate degree, Bachelor of Science degree, and finally, Masters of Science in Nursing and Health Administration.
My professional experience has been vast and broad. I have provided care to medical-surgical patients and burns and trauma victims, Additionally, I worked in medical and surgical intensive care units and outpatient care. During the latter years, I served as an Adjunct Instructor, teaching medical-terminology and I worked in the rehabilitation and long-term arena.
In late 2015, my nursing career expanded from the bedside to that of legal nurse consulting. I opened the doors of E Wills Legal Nurse Consultant, LLC. Since that time, my business has steadily grown, and with no conscious design of my own, my niche was developed of providing meritorious reviews and expert analyses of rehabilitation and long-term care cases.
Hannah Jaeger, BSN, RN, ALNC, CCRN, TCRN, PCCN
Education Committee Co-Chair
In high school, Hannah Jaeger decided to become a registered nurse because she thought it was “cool” and would provide for a versatile career. Turns out she was right. Hannah graduated
with an associate degree in nursing in 2011 and worked in an abdominal organ transplant unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before obtaining a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State
University. Hannah then moved on to the nation’s only stand-alone trauma center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where she worked her way to the top of the clinical ladder.
Hannah’s love for accuracy and answers directed her towards a career in legal nurse consulting. She founded her business, Blue Ridge Medical-Legal Consulting, in April 2020 and
joined the WVUOV chapter of AALNC in 2021. Hannah’s specific expertise includes traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, inpatient critical care, end-of-life care, and organ donation.
Hannah firmly believes in lifelong learning and is pleased to serve the WVUOV chapter as the co-chair for the education committee.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys reading Agatha Christie novels, baking things with cinnamon in them, and spending time with her husband on beautiful rivers.
Susan Haibeck - RN, MSN, CLNC
Newsletter Committee Chair
With over thirty years of nursing practice and extensive experience serving attorneys and their clients nationwide, Susan V Haibeck, President of Haibeck and Associates, is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.
Featured as one of the Nurse Consulting Success Stories of the Vickie Milazzo Institute of Legal Success Stories, Ms. Haibeck has reviewed many cancer related cases (defense and plaintiff), as well as medical records involving nursing home negligence, emergency room incidents, and medication errors.
Among her specialties are the creation of pain and suffering reports, locating the appropriate medical experts, developing questions for depositions, and the coordination of A Day in the Life videos.
Ms. Haibeck has a Master of Science Degree in Adult Oncology Nursing from Northern Illinois University. Her strong nursing background provides needed insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ story of nursing culture and systems regarding medical related cases in various medical hospitals and facilities.
In addition to the publication of numerous articles in nursing journals, and serving as Chair of the Newsletter Committee of the WVUOV online Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, her book, entitled Cancer Care Malpractice – An Attorney’s Guide to Understanding the Issues, will be published in late 2020.
Joanne Walker, BSEd, RN
LNC Advisor Program Chair
Joanne Walker has been a nurse for over 40 years and has extensive clinical experience in the perioperative area. She has worked as a Legal Nurse Consultant since 2007 and has testified as an expert witness at trial. She founded Clarity Medical Legal Consulting in 2009. Joanne's interest in Nursing Research has developed over her career, both in the OR and as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Her goal is to de-mystify the science of research for other LNCs. Joanne is a member of several professional organizations, keeping up to date in clinical advances to retain her RN license and assist her clients with their research needs. Her mission as Chair of the LNC Advisor program is to help LNCs with their growth as business owners.
Joanne may be contacted at Joanne@ClarityMedicalLegal.com
Patricia Ann “Stormy” Green Wan - BSHS, RN, RNFA
LNC Advisor Program Co-Chair
Stormy has been a registered nurse for over forty years and has extensive experience in surgical services. Her roles in surgical services included scrub nurse, circulator, first assistant, educator, and manager. As a manager, she also oversaw related departments such as GI Lab, PACU, Infusion Center, and pre-op testing while still maintaining her clinical skills.
Within AALNC, Stormy has been an active member of the Editor Committee for JLNC since early 2015. She has had numerous opportunities to publish articles and was an author and peer reviewer for AALNC’s book Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices, 4th Edition. Stormy was also the AALNC Social Media Chair - 2020.
Stormy’s volunteer leadership positions with the WVUOV Chapter include 2017 President-elect, 2018 President, and 2019 Director-at-Large. These leadership roles have provided Stormy with opportunities to help other LNC develop their skills through mentoring.
Tina Marie Baxter, APRN, GNP-BC
Social Media Co-Chair
Tina M. Baxter is an advanced practice registered nurse and a board-certified gerontological nurse practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC), who resides in Anderson,
Indiana. Mrs. Baxter has been a registered nurse for over twenty years and a nurse practitioner for 14 years. She is the owner of Baxter Professional Services, LLC, a consulting firm that provides legal nurse
consulting services for attorneys and insurance professionals; wellness and chronic disease management coaching; and customized educational and operational resources to healthcare organizations. She
provides a weekly Facebook live program on business and health topics. Mrs. Baxter teaches stress management strategies to clients of all ages and offers virtual as well as online classes. She is listed as
best lessons for 2019 and 2020 from Lessons.com. She is the founder of The Nurse Shark Academy where she coaches nurses to launch and scale their businesses. She is a certified small business and
benefits solutions advisor with LegalShield Business Solutions. She is a public speaker and has spoken on numerous topics on a national level. She is a contributor to articles on electronic and print media such as
Entrepreneur.com, The Minority Nurse, LinkedIn, as well a guest on numerous podcasts.
She is currently working at Adult and Child Health in Indianapolis, focusing on the mental health needs
of adults and geriatric patients. She is a previous owner of HIS Solutions Healthcare, LLC which provided a community Certified Nursing Assistant course, Home Health Aide training course, and a Qualified
Medication Aide training for which she served as the program director and chief operating officer. She was employed at American Health Network in Muncie, Indiana as a nurse practitioner where she served
six different skilled care and assisted living facilities. Mrs. Baxter serves on several boards and community organizations such as the Meals on Wheels of Hancock County, the Anderson Black and
Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Black Nurses Association of Anderson, and the Concerned Ministers of Anderson. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association, the Gerontological
Advanced Practice Nurses Association (gero-psych sig member), the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana, the National Nurses in Business Association, and the American Association of Legal
Nurse Consultants. She is a mentor with the Pass the Torch Foundation and completed the inaugural class of Advancing Indy Women with IUPUI and the Kelley School of Business in conjunction with Linking
Indy Women. Mrs. Baxter is an evangelist and pastor at Church Upon the Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Anderson, IN where she serves as Director of Outreach, church nurse, choir member, and on
the pastoral staff.
Mrs. Baxter has a Master of Nursing in Nursing Education and a post-master’s as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from the University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis Indiana). She has a Bachelor of Arts in
Biology from Taylor University (Upland, IN) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Anderson University (Anderson, IN). Mrs. Baxter has taught on both the undergraduate and graduate level in
nursing and she continues to mentor nursing and nurse practitioner students during their clinical rotations.
Mrs. Baxter has presented for PESI, a continuing education company, in the areas of “Challenging patient behaviors”, “Fall Prevention Challenges”, and “Unintentional Weight Loss in the Elderly”. She has
presented other topics in the past at conferences and symposiums, “Older Adult Addictions and Intervention Strategies” (poster presentation), “The Role of the NP/PA when the patient is receiving
Opioid Medications” (CME presentation), and “Women and Alcohol: Their Experience with Addiction Across the Lifespan” (original research).
Tangy Kinkaid Thomas, CRNA
Social Media Co-Chair
Tangy began her professional career as an RN 28 years ago and then pursued her Masters of Science in Nursing degree. She obtained her degree with a speciality in Nurse Anesthesia obtaining certification in anesthesia as a CRNA 13 years ago. She has worked in both outpatient and hospital settings. She provides anesthesia services for a variety of surgical patients, specializing in chronic pain.
Tangy is the owner of KT Anesthesia, LLC and American Legal Nurse Consultants. At American Legal Nurse Consultants, she assists attorneys with medical record reviews, preparation of chronologies and medical summaries. She also assists attorneys in preparing cases for depositions and trials, along with identifying expert witnesses. Tangy completed her training with a certificate from Texas A&M University- Texarkana in February 2022.
Tangy grew up in Mississippi and currently lives in Texas with her husband. This is her first year as a member of AALNC and WVUOV-AALNC. She currently volunteers for the Social Media Co-Chair and is an active member of the Metroplex Black Nurses Association, where she serves as the Vice-President. Tangy is also a current member of the XULA-DFW Alumni Association and the AANA.