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Vikki M. Vodosia

Vikki M. Vodosia

Board of Directors - 2023-2025

Vikki Vodosia is one of 16 Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE-Ps) and 39 Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE-A) in the State of Alabama, and she provides forensic nursing training throughout the state. She is one of four that hold both SANE-A and SANE-P. She holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Alabama.


Vodosia has been employed by Children’s of Alabama Children’s Hospital Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Center as a forensic nurse examiner for more than 15 years. She serves as the center's Nurse Coordinator and is the only full-time medical provider performing medical-forensic services to suspected victims of maltreatment. She is passionate about working with children, adolescents and caregivers who come to the CHIPS Center with abuse concerns. Vodosia also performs medical-forensic services to victims of sexual assault in the adult area at stand-alone facilities that service adolescents and adult survivors.

Vodosia is active in the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and is the past Secretary/Treasurer for the Alabama Chapter. She played a vital role in planning the yearly Alabama IAFN conferences for several years.

She is also an active member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing, and is serving on the Board of Directors from 2023-2025.

Vodosia worked tirelessly with Dr. David Bernard to create teams of Pediatric Medical Directors, trained and certified SANE nurses across Alabama. She works with Dr. Kara Huls and Dr. Ashley Hodges in the area of human trafficking and educating others regarding the medical component of a trafficked victim. Vodosia and Huls have spoken at the Primary Care Physicians Conference regarding “How to identify a person that may be a victim of human trafficking”. Vodosia and Dr. Peters have spoken at the National Child Advocacy Center (NCAC) Symposium in Huntsville as well as in Reno Nevada at the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Vodosia has also spoken at the Tennessee Child Advocacy Conference on several occasions, as well as the Alabama Chapter of the IAFN Spring Conference.

She is a contract pediatric education provider for the STAR Program, Andalusia Child Advocacy Center, previously the RITE (Rural Intervention, Treatment, and Exam), as well as a trained/certified Adult/Adolescent SANE for Rape Response in Birmingham, Alabama, Victim Services in Cullman, Alabama, and previously SafeShelby in Pelham, Alabama. She also serves on several Child Maltreatment Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) as the medical component. Vodosia conducts training sessions for Forensic Nurses at the CHIPS Center or their facility. Additionally, she has presented training for SANEs in Florida and Tennessee. She has been of a part of the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) to train pediatric nurses to conduct exams in their local emergency rooms. Vodosia has worked with Anniston Regional Hospital and Gadsden Regional Hospital to help their nurses to be able to perform kits on adult victims of sexual assault.

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