Nikki Woller, PhD, LCSW

Specializing in Pediatric Clinical Social Work and Psychology 

​​​Woller 

Pediatric Behavioral Health Institute


CURRICULUM VITAE
2290 NW 2 Ave Suite 3
Boca Raton, Florida 33432 
Office: (561) 706-1004
Fax: (561) 892-0268
Email: nikkiwoller@aol.com
www.nikkiwoller.com

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Education
PhD General Educational Psychology, Dissertation In Progress 
Walden University, School of Psychology, Baltimore, Maryland


Certified Veterinary Social Work, Post-Graduate Certificate In Progress

University of Tennessee, College of Social Work, Knoxville, Tennessee 


Masters of Social Work, 2004
Barry University, School of Social Work, Miami Shores, Florida         


Bachelor of Social Work, 1999 
Florida Atlantic University, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Boca Raton, Florida                               

Associates of Art, 1996
Broward Community College, Coconut Creek, Florida (Dean's List)  

         
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Professional Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
President & CEO
October 2003 – Present
Pediatric Behavioral Health Institute of America formerly
SEAL THERAPUTIC CORPORATION
2263 NW 2nd Avenue Suite 210 
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Responsibilities:  
¨       Provide outpatient therapy to patients (ages 0-65) one on one and in groups who are in need of therapeutic interventions

        (Specializations: Bipolar Illness, Depression, Anxiety, Aspergers)
¨       Provide therapeutic parent retraining for parents of children with persistent mental illness
¨       Design and provide therapeutic remedial education to children with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues
¨       Complete biopsychosocial assessments and treatment plans with clients
¨       Complete private home studies, infant mental health assessments and custody evaluations 
¨       Coordinate groups for caregivers and consumers of chronic mental illness such as bipolar illness, Aspergers disorder,   
        depression and anxiety issues
¨       Provide expert witness testimony in matters of custody, child maltreatment, or mental health issues
 ¨      Provide training and presentations throughout the community of various aspects of persistent mental health issues, 
        parenting children with mental illness, victiomology, domestic violence, social service assistance, child abuse, 
        child abduction and death notification.
¨       Develop and implement innovative social service programs for Agency
¨       Manage fiscal aspects of organization 
¨       Maintain case notes and files in accordance with Agency and HIPPA standards
¨       Provide past research coordination services for the Palm Beach County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
¨       Hold community contracts for Community Behavioral Health Assessments and community behavioral health intakes


Adjunct Professor
August 2008- present
Barry University
Department of Social Work 
Responsibilities: 

¨    Provide master’s level education in the area’s of mental illness, mental wellness, psychopathology and human behavior. 
¨    Maintain student records regarding classes taken 

CBHA Assessor
June 2007- Present
Multilingual Psychotherapy Centers
The Children's Place at HomeSafe
Responsibilities: 
¨       Complete Community Behavioral Health Assessments

Adjunct Professor
September 2004- June 2012 
Responsibilities: 
¨       Teach classes in psychology and human services to degree seeking students
¨       Provide continuing education to mental health and nursing professionals in the community 
¨       Develop and implement coursework for continuing education students
¨       Maintain student records regarding classes taken 
 

Parent Educator 
June 2003-July 2008
Children’s Services Council   
Responsibilities:

¨       Developing curriculum and outlines for parent education
¨       Parent instruction for both court ordered and voluntary parents of children ages 0-18
¨       Completing group progress notes and relevant documentation for the individual class sessions
¨       Provide parenting evaluations, pre and post test
¨       Provide support and education to parents regarding on-going parenting matters 

Therapist
September 2004-June 2007
Child Development Center
Formerly known as St. Mary’s Hospital Child Development Center                            
Responsibilities:                       

¨       Complete Community Behavioral Mental Health Assessments   
¨       Provide outpatient therapy to patients one on one and in groups who are in need of therapeutic interventions
¨       Complete biopsychosocial assessments and treatment plans with clients
¨       Provide community referrals for clients to appropriate social service agencies  
¨       Maintain case notes and files in accordance with Agency and HIPPA standards 

Victim Advocate
January 2002 – March 2005
Boca Raton Police Services Department          
Responsibilities:

¨       Provide on-scene crisis response and crisis intervention services to victims of violent crime and to their surviving family
        members
¨       Provide on-scene crisis response and crisis intervention services to family members of the deceased who have died in a 
        traumatic way, i.e. suicide, traffic fatality, child death 
¨       Review all domestic violence and child abuse police reports that are generated through the police department and 
        provide appropriate follow up services and/or assistance to families on these cases 
¨       Provide case management services for crime victims including but not limited to assistance with applying for victim’s 
        compensation
¨       Provide training and presentations throughout the community of various aspects of victim assistance including, victim 
        advocacy, victim’s rights, domestic violence, social service assistance, crime prevention, child abuse, child abduction and
        death notification. 
¨       Engage the community through outreach to law enforcement personnel, community organizations, social service 
        agencies and citizen’s police academy 
¨       Work collaboratively with officers, detectives, State Attorney’s Office, the Department of Children and Families, and 
        local community based agencies in order to assist clients as needed and act as a liaison when necessary
¨       Organize and maintain all administrative documentation for the Victim Advocate Program
¨       Develop, manage and supervise a University level student intern program within the Victim Advocate Program.

Protective Investigator 
December 1999-January 2002
Department of Children and Families            
Responsibilities:

¨      Investigate allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect in Palm Beach County
¨      Conduct home visits, home studies and background checks as outlined in the Florida State Statutes
¨      Shelter children that are victims of child abuse and neglect and place them in alternative locations
¨      Complete necessary reports to the court and attend court hearings and staffings
¨      Write case plans and monitor clients progress 
¨      Case management via referrals for clients to appropriate agencies 
¨      Work with law enforcement and the Child Protection Team during joint investigations

Communications Specialist  - 911 Dispatcher
February 1993-December 1999
Margate Police Department     
Responsibilities:                                               

¨       Receive and dispatch incoming emergency 911 and non-emergency calls for police, fire and rescue services.
¨       Input and update the FCIC/NCIC computer
¨       Train new employees
¨       Supervise shift in the absence of a supervisor
¨       Refer citizens to local social service agencies when police services were not appropriate

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Volunteer/Internship Experience
Therapist - Intern
Sept. 2003-May 2004
Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services                  
Responsibilities:                      

¨       Provide outpatient therapy to patients one on one and in groups who are in need of therapeutic interventions
¨       Complete biopsychosocial assessments and treatment plans with clients
¨       Provide community referrals for clients to appropriate social service agencies  
¨       Set Agency fees for services
¨       Maintain case notes and files in accordance with Agency and HIPPA standards 

Investigations-Intern
June 1999-December 1999
Dpartment of Children and Families                
Responsibilities:   
¨       Assist investigators with caseloads conducting collateral investigations of alleged child abuse/neglect in Broward County
¨       Conduct follow up home visits
¨       Write court reports
¨       Organize cases for transfer 

Guardian Ad Litem -Volunteer 
June 1996-June 1999
Guardian Ad Litem Program                       
Responsibilities:
¨       Advocate for children that are under the supervision of the Department of Children and Families in Broward County, 
        Florida
¨       Conduct home visits to families as outlined in the Florida State Statutes
¨       Complete court reports and attend necessary court hearings  

Current Certifications  Received
Veterinary Social Work                                                           In Progress
Licensed Clinical Social Worker                                             2/07
Qualified Clinical Supervisor (Clinical Social Work)               1/10
Infant Mental Health Level Two Certification                          6/06 
Child Custody Evaluators Certification                                   5/06 
Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessor                         10/05
FARS/CFARS Certified Rater                                                 11/04   

Professional Honors/Academic Achievements
2004 Governors Peace at Home Award
City of Boca Raton Leadership Award – Nominee 11/04
Boca Raton Police Services Department Civilian Employee of the Month -10/04
Women’s Voices Against Domestic Violence Community Service Award, 2004
NASW Palm Beach County Student Social Worker of the Year - 2004
NASW Florida State Student Social Worker of the Year – Nominee 2004
Office of the Attorney General Victim Services Tribute Award – Nominee 2004
Boca Raton Police Services Department Civilian Employee of the Year – Nominee 12/03
Boca Raton Police Services Department Civilian Employee of the Month - Nominee 8/032003 Governors Peace at Home Award - Finalist                   
Florida Atlantic University – Founder/President Association of Student Social Workers 96-98

Professional Affiliation
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Support Foundation
National Association of Social Workers 
Palm Beach County Domestic Violence Council 2002-2006
Palm Beach County Law Enforcement/DCF Child Abuse Response Training Team 2003-2005Palm Beach County Fatality Review Team, Research Coordinator, 2002-2006 
South County Advocate Network, 2003-2005
Palm Beach County Child Abuse and Neglect Task Force, 2002-2003
DCF Professional Training Faculty, 2003-2004

Publications/Media Broadcasts
Woller, Nikki. (November 2007). Parenting Children with Mental Health Exceptionalities a Challenge. Parenting Plus Magazine: Wellington, Fl
Woller, Nikki. (October 2003). Domestic Violence. Sworn to Serve. Boca Raton Educational Television. Lynn University: Boca Raton, FL

Lectures, Classes and Seminars Taught
Barry University, Palm Beach Gardens/Miami Shores
Masters Level for Credit Courses

Social Work Assessments (undergrad course) Spring 2015
Social Work Practice with Communities (undergrad course) Spring 2011
Psychopathology, Fall Semester 2009, Fall Semester 2010, Summer Semester 2011, Fall Semester 2011,  Fall Semester 2013, Summer 2015, Spring 2015, 
Professional Seminar (Advanced Practice with Agencies) Summer 2010, Summer 2011 Summer 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015
LifeSpan Development, Fall Semester 2009 
Clinical Practice with Major Mental Illness Spring Semester 2009, Summer Semester 2011, Fall Semester 2011, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 

University of Tennessee, Veterinary Wellness and Social Work Summit, Understanding the difference between service animals, emotional support animals, therapy dogs and the implication for clinical practice, 11/15 


Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth/Boca Raton, Florida 
Associate Level for Credit Courses
General Psychology, Fall Semester 2009, Spring Semester 2010, Summer Semester 2010, Fall Semester 2010, Summer Semester 2011, Spring Semester 2011, Fall Semester 2011, Spring 2012, Summer, 2012

LifeSpan Development Fall Semester 2009, Spring Semester 2010, Summer Semester, 2010, Fall Semester 2010, Spring Semester 2011, Fall Semester 2011
National Association of Social Worker Conference, Deerfield Beach, Florida,Taming Chaos; Empowering Families Managing Children with Major Mental Illness, June 2008   

Momference, Online Symposium, Support Groups, April 2008

Public Enrichment & Resource Center, Boca Raton, Florida
Helping your child reach mental wellness, February 2008
Parenting Children with Mental Health Exceptionalities, 8 week program, February 2008
Managing Aggressive Behavior, January 2008 
Effective Problem Solving Techniques for Children with Mental Illness, October 2007
How your Parenting Style Affects your Child, September 2007
Parenting Children with Mental Health Exceptionalities, 8 week program, March 2007-May 2007

Coral Sunset Elementary, Boca Raton, Florida, Understanding Your Child’s Behavior, March 2008, Bullying, April 2007, Learning How to Talk and Listen to Your Child, February 2007, Helping Your Child Keep and Set Routines, January 2007, Making your Home a Learning Environment, December 2006, Coping with Anger Appropriately, May 2006, Teaching Responsibility, May 2006, Time Out for Parents, March 2005, Punishment vs. Discipline, February 2005, Building Character, Self Esteem and Respect in Children, January 2005, Understanding Your Child’s Behavior, Coral Sunset Elementary, December 2004 

Bi County Symposium for the Prevention of Suicide, Boca Raton, Florida, Living with and Managing Mental Illness within the Family, October 2007 

Palm Beach County Coalition for Children, West Palm Beach, Florida, Empowering Parents with Children with Mental Health Exceptionalities, March 2007 

Verde Elementary, Boca Raton, Florida, Blended Families, March 2007,Issues Facing Single Parents, February 2007, Dealing with ADHD, January 2007, Dealing with Bullies, November 2006, Building Self Esteem, October 2006, Building Confidence and Motivating Your Child, September 2006, Parent Child Interaction, May 2006, Time Out for Parents, Verde Elementary, April 2006, Understanding Your Child’s Behavior, February 2006, Natural Consequences, February 2006, How to Start Disciplining – When Do I Start?, January 2006, Making Your Home a Learning Environment, January 2006, Divorce Issues Session Three, December 2005, Helping Your Child Set and Keep Routines and Schedules, December 2005, Divorce Issues Session Two, November 2005, Working with Your Child at Home, November 05, Divorce Issues Session One, October 2005, Helping Your Child Succeed in School, October 2005

Carver Middle School, Delray Beach, Florida, Dealing with Bullies, December 2006, Understanding Your Child’s Behavior, November 2006  

Caregivers Youth Project, Boca Raton, Florida, Enhancing your Child’s Strengths, January 2007

Gratitude House Treatment Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, General Parenting, November 06-December 06, General Parenting, March 07 – May 07 

Children’s Services Council, West Palm Beach, Florida
Ethical Implications in Family Life Education, October 2006
Parenting the Adolescent - 8/10-week program, August 2005 June 2005, March 2005, January 2005, July 2004, April 2004, January 2004
Parenting the Pre-Adolescent - 10-week program, October 2004, August 2004, June 2004,

Hugs for Kids Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, West Palm Beach, Florida
Taming Chaos; Empowering Families Managing Children with Major Mental Illness, October 2007 
The 3 R’s: Recognizing, Reporting & Responding to Child Abuse, October 2006
The 3 R’s: Recognizing, Reporting & Responding to Child Abuse, October 2005
The 3 R’s: Recognizing, Reporting & Responding to Child Abuse, October 2004
Parental Abduction, October 2004 

Palm Beach Community College, Boca Raton, Florida, Domestic Violence, September 2006, Domestic Violence, September 2005, Domestic Violence, May 2005, Parental Abduction, March 2005, Workplace Violence, March 2005, Lethality Indicators of Domestic, March 2005, Reporting Domestic Violence and Child Abuse for Health Care Professionals, April 2004, Reporting Domestic Violence and Child Abuse for Health Care Professionals, December 2004

Nova Southeastern Dental School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Domestic Violence Certification for Healthcare Professionals, October 2005

Young Persons Stroke Club of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Domestic Violence within the Disabled Community, October 2005

Crosspoint Elementary, Boynton Beach, Florida, Helping your Kindergartener Separate, August 2005 

Crossroads Club, Delray Beach, Florida, Understanding Your Child’s Behavior, March 2005

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Child Welfare Institute, Orlando, FloridaParental Abduction, January 2005, “Bridging the Gap,” Building relationships between social service and law enforcement professionals, January 2005

Melaluca Elementary, West Palm Beach, Florida, Understanding Your Child’s Behavior, October 04 

National Association of Social Workers Monthly Network Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida

Domestic Violence and Child Parental Abduction, October 04

Heritage  Elementary, Lantana, Florida , Importance of Attending School Activities and Being a Good Role Model,August 04

Project Safe Neighborhood Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, Lethality Indicators of Domestic Violence, June 04

Palm Beach County Child Abuse Response Protocol, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 04, November 04

Florida Department of Children and Families, West Palm Beach, Florida , Bridging the Gap; The Protective Investigator/Law Enforcement Relationship, July 03 & October 03 

Behavioral Health Specialists of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida, Domestic Violence and Fatality Review, January 03, September 03

Boca Raton Housing Authority Dixie Manor Neighborhood, Boca Raton, Florida, Victim Advocacy & Domestic Violence, September 03

Aid to Victims of Domestic Assault (AVDA), Delray Beach, Florida, Parental Abduction, August 03  

Zale Preschool Community Helper Day, Boca Raton, Florida, Victim Advocate Profession, March 02

National Council of Jewish Women & Hadassah 2004 Women’s Voices Against Domestic Violence Symposium, Boca Raton, Florida, Domestic Violence, October 04

National Council of Jewish Women & Hadassah 2004 Women’s Voices Against Domestic Violence Symposium, Boca Raton, Florida, Domestic Violence Panel Discussion, October 04,

YWCA Harmony House Assertive Alternatives, Lake Worth, Florida, Domestic Violence Panel Discussion, October 03

Law Offices of Hodgson and Russ, Boca Raton, Florida, Crisis Response and Reactions, February 02

Boca Raton Police Services Department, Boca Raton, Florida,  Domestic Violence & Child Abuse,– New Officer Orientation Program, January 02, February, 02, April 02, May 02, July 02, December 02, February 03, June 03, November 03, January 04, February 04, March 04, April 04, May 04, June 04, August 04, September 04, November 04, February 05 

Victim Advocacy with Law Enforcement, Citizens Police Academy, February 02, October 02, February 03, October 03, February 04

Telephonic Victim Assistance Interventions for Communications Personnel, Boca Raton Police Services Department Dispatch Center, November, December 04   

Domestic Violence - 6-hour seminar, Mandatory One Day In-Service Training for Sworn Police Officers, May 04, five sessions offered May 13, 25-27,

Child Abuse & Neglect – 8-hour seminar, Boca Raton Police Services Department – Mandatory One Day In-Service Training for Sworn Police Officers, March 04, 6 sessions offered March 10, 23-25, 30-31

Domestic Violence Re-Certification Training for Sworn Personnel, June 03

Workplace Violence– Business Police Academy, July 03 

Palm Beach County Child Abuse Response Protocol, Boca Raton Police Services Department Supervisory Personnel, May 03

Telephonic Interventions for Suicidal Callers and Victims of Domestic Violence, Boca Raton Police Services Department Communications Personnel, March 03

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Dare, School Resource Officers and non-sworn civilian personnel, September 02

Victim’s Right’s and Assistance, Boca Raton Police Services Department - Mandatory Sergeant’s Training, June 02

Continuing Education Completed 

Pet Grief and Loss, University of Tennessee, 11/15

Compassion Fatigue, University of Tennessee, 10/15

The Connection between Human and Animal Violence, University of Tennessee, 11/15

Animal Assisted Intervention Program Development, University of Tennessee, 04/15

Animal Assisted Intervention, University of Tennessee, 03/15

Ethics and Boundaries, CEU4Less, 3/15

Domestic Violence, CEU4Less, 3/15

Laws and Rules, CEU4Less, 3/15

Bloodborne Pathogens, CEU4Less, 3/15
The Connection between Human and Animal Violence, University of Tennessee, 10/13
Assessment of Children: Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Foundations, 03/13
Spousal or Partner Abuse, 03/13
Children and Mental Health, 03/13
Ethics for Mental Health Professionals 03/13
Preventing Medical Errors, 03/13
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic and Anxiety Disorders, CBT Center of PA , 02/12
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Illness for the Clinician, Magellan, 3/31/11
Understanding Adolescent Suicide for Mental Health Practitioners, Elite Continuing Education, 1/2/11
Ethics and Boundaries, Elite Continuing Education, 1/2/11
Medical Errors in the Mental Health Profession, Elite Continuing Education, 1/2/11
Qualified Clinical Supervisor, D & S Associates, 1/26/10
Helping Children Cope with Violence, CEU-Hours.com, 6/19/10
Children with Mental Health Disorders: Treatment Options., CEU-Hours.com, 6/19/10
Learning Disorders, CEU4U Inc., 6/16/08
Security Awareness, DCF, 11/12/07
Overview of Psychopharmacology, 10/07
Understanding and Preventing Workplace Harassment 10/07
Corporate Ethics, Essential Learning Center, 6/07, 11/07
Confidentiality & HIPAA 2007, Essential Learning Center, 6/07
Environmental Safety, Essential Learning Center, 6/07
Infection Control, Essential Learning Center, 6/07
Cultural Diversity In Behavioral Health, Essential Learning Center, 6/07 
Social Work Laws and Rules, Bayside Learning Center, 1/07 
Prevention of Medical Errors, Children’s Home Society, 1/0
Infant Mental Health Training – Level Two, NOVA University, 9/05 to 6/06
Diagnostic Classification and the DC:0-3R, Florida State University, 6/06
Child Custody Evaluators Certification, National Board of Forensic Evaluators, 5/06
Social Work Marketing, 2/06
HIPPA, Family Preservation Services, 4/05
Safety in the Workplace, Family Preservation Services, 4/05
Ethics, Family Preservation Services, 4/05 
Primary Aggressor Training, Office of the Attorney General, 3/05
Understanding the Juvenile Justice System, Office of the Attorney General, 3/05
Assisting Families of Missing Children, Office of the Attorney General, 2/05
Nurturer Parenting Program, Nurturing Center of Florida, 1/05
WebCT Designer, Palm Beach Community College, 12/04
FARS Rater Certification Training, University of South Florida, 11/04
CFARS Rater Certification Training, University of South Florida, 11/04
Hugs for Kids Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Hugs for Kids, 10/04
National Conference on Domestic Violence Fatality, DVFRTI, 9/04
National Policy Update; Children with Disabilities, OVC, 9/04
A Pediatric Perspective: Responding to the Abuse of Children w/ Disabilities, OVC, 9/04
Research Update on Children and Adults with Disabilities, OVC, 9/04
National Organization of Victim Assistance, 40-hour crisis response school, 6/04
Women in Policing Conference, 4/04
Social Work Advocacy for Legislation, NASW, 4/04
Changing Faces of Immigrant Families, NASW, 4/04
Massage Therapy and Social Work, NASW, 3/04
Neuorbiofeedback, NASW, 3/04
Psychodrama and Psychotherapy, NASW, 3/04
Baker Act, USF, 2/04
The Basics of Family Budgeting, DCF, 12/03
Mental Health & Suicidality in South Africa, NASW, 11/03
Same Sex Domestic Violence, NASW, 10/03
Substance Abuse in Older Adults, Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services, 9/03 
Advancement in Schizophrenia, Columbia Hospital, 9/03
The Five Stages of Grief, Dept. Of Children and Families, 9/03 0f Bereavement and Morning of Children, Hospice, 9/03   
Providing Services to Nontraditional Victims, Office of the Attorney General, 6/03
Facilitating the Young Family Curriculum, Children’s Services Council (MELD), 6/03
Powerpoint 2000 Intermediate, CompUSA, 5/03
Powerpoint 2000 Introduction, CompUSA, 5/03
Risk Assessment of Children in Abusive Situations, Office of the Attorney General, 5/03 
Substance Abuse and Victimization, Office of the Attorney General, 4/03
Crime Scene Trauma and it’s Aftermath, Office of the Attorney General, 3/03
Stalking, Threat Assessment and Investigations, Office of the Attorney General, 1/03
Discipline that Works, Children’s Services Council, 1/03
Practical Techniques to Assist Children in Trauma, Office of the Attorney General, 12/02
Understanding Victim Behavior, Office of the Attorney General, 11/02
Effective Case Notes & Documentation, Children’s Services Council, 11/02
Presentation Skills, Children’s Services Council, 11/02
Teaching Morals and Values in Children, Children’s Services Council, 10/02
TraumAddiction: Responding from the Shock, Children’s Services Council, 10/02
Listening Skills for Children, Children’s Services Council, 10/02
Responding to Sexual Violence, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, 10/02
Gang Activity School Violence, Office of the Attorney General, 7/02
Giving Power Back to the Victim, Office of the Attorney General, 6/02
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, 6/02
Parental Abduction in Divorce, Third Annual Custody Evaluations Summit, 4/02
Effectively Responding to Suicide, Office of the Attorney General, 3/02
Domestic Violence, Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence, 3/02
The Nexus of Legal, Philosophical and Practical Aspect of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, Office of the Attorney General, 2/02
Children in Trauma, Office of the Attorney General, 2/02

Vitae: Updated April 2015