BSN, RN, CA-SANE, CP-SANE
Beth Maeker is a Registered Nurse with specialized training in the assessment and treatment of patients of physical and sexual assault and abuse. Maeker received her certification as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in March of 2013. She is certified by the Texas Office of the Attorney General in both the Pediatric and the Adolescent / Adult patient of sexual assault. In 2018, she received her international certification as an Adult / Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and in 2019, she received her international certification as a Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Maeker also works with Texas A&M Health Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing as a Forensic Nurse Coach in their Tex-Trac program and Adult Sexual Assault Simulation Lab.
Her education includes a BA in psychology, with minors in sociology and addiction recovery studies from Texas Tech University. She returned to school and received her BSN / RN from TTUHSC School of Nursing in 2010.
As a staff nurse, Maeker worked in the surgical intensive care unit for five years. She left bedside nursing in 2015 to pursue a full-time career in forensic nursing. Maeker began her career in forensic nursing in 2013 with Forensic Nurse Staffing of West Texas where she remained until 2022. After calling Lubbock, Texas her home for 43 years, Maeker said “goodbye” to Lubbock and headed east on I-20 to Fort Worth, where she accepted a position with Texas Health Resources as the System SANE Manager for their southwest division.
Maeker has received extensive training in non-fatal strangulation, human trafficking, and domestic violence. She has conducted numerous trainings on the subject of sexual assault, non-fatal strangulation, human trafficking, and domestic violence in the West Texas area. She has testified multiple times as an Expert Witness on strangulation cases.
She was a past member of the Lubbock Domestic Violence Task Group, Sex Trafficking Allied Response Team (START), Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), and the Lubbock Human Rescue Coalition. She served as the Chairperson for the Lubbock Child Welfare Board from 2021 to 2022.
After serving the past two years as the President-Elect of the Texas IAFN Chapter, she began her term as the President in January of this year.