Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics
Newton / Waban, MA

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Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC)
National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Original Certification 09.26.2000


Master of Science
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts


Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics
Newton/Waban, MA

August 2019 – Present
Program Developer & Nurse Injector
Develop original policies and practice procedures for an established Med Spa; offer consultative services for the growth of a team of medical aesthetics professional providers supported by Dr. Holly Happe’s Supervisory Practice team . Practice medical aesthetics in a highly established, fast paced environment.

The Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts
Waltham, MA

July 2018 –August 2019
The Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts (AIM) is a medical aesthetic school conceptualized by a board certified, Harvard trained plastic surgeon. AIM provides beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes, incorporating didactic and hands on learning experiences, for licensed health care providers seeking to expand their knowledge of aesthetic medicine and grow their professional practice.

Clinical Development Manager/Clinical Team Leader
August 2018 – August 2019
Responsible for curriculum development, clinical operations, management of a team of clinical educators, clinical support and education for a large network of aesthetic providers and the development of (operational and clinical practice) organizational policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, revise and refine the educational curriculum for all AIM classes, including didactic and hands on portions of classes, taught by a team of expert clinicians.
  • Maintain, grow and manage a team of 15+ clinical educators comprised of aesthetic RN’s and NP’s responsible for providing the hands-on teaching of the classes taught at AIM.
  • Develop and implement plans for the onboarding and orientation of new educators to AIM, devise teaching methods to communicate and uphold the standards of care, teaching style and vision of the director for all clinical education staff, and support the professional development and mentoring of clinical educators.
  • Support and maintain efforts to ensure consistently compliant and safe practice within the school, audit new classes and provide feedback and educational support to new instructors.
  • Create educational videos to supplement didactic portion of all Introductory classes.
  • Teach hands-on portion of Introductory Classes
  • Teach didactic and hands on Advanced Classes
  • Develop and implement original operational and clinical care policies and procedures for the compliant and efficient function of AIM, including the development of protocols for managing Adverse Events post-procedure for the school.
  • Collaborate with AIM Program Manager to enhance overall experience for students, models and staff to enhance retention and school revenue.
  • Develop and run Practice Clinics for students having completed Introduction to Neurotoxin and Introduction to Dermal Filler classes at AIM.
  • Complete sign-off/approval of clinical competency for all new providers prior to their joining the network of providers supervised by the director of Medical Aesthetic Associates (MAA).
  • Manage adverse events for AIM and MAA (a network of over 150 RN’s and NP’s).

SEA – Stacy Elizabeth Aesthetics, LLC
June 2018 – Present
Owner and sole proprietor of an aesthetic practice providing medical grade skin care, neurotoxin injections and dermal fillers.

January 2017 – Present
Focused on supporting organizations as they develop innovative solutions to optimize the care for recent victims of sexual assault.

Office of Justice Programs/Office for Victims of Crime
Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)

February 2017- Present

Pennsylvania State University
May – December 2017
Program Development Consultant – Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Telemedicine Center (SAFE-T Center)

Technical Assistance and general operational guidance provided to project principle instigator, project manager and educator for this OVC grant-funded project utilizing telemedicine to build capacity and optimize the support to providers caring for recent victims of assault in rural and remote communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Support included:

  • Developing a framework for assessing the needs of remote sites and proposals for specialized assistance from the SAFE-T Center
  • Providing support and guidance for the development of victimcentered operational policies and procedures for the SAFE-T Center;
  • Development of educational curriculum for SAFE-T Center expert SANEs

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
March – September 2017
SART Toolkit Website Revisions
Contributor to the writing, development, revisions, and editing of the recent updates to the NSVRC SART Toolkit web-based and resources.

The Collegiate Warriors Athletic Initiative
Boston College, Connell School of Nursing
Chestnut Hill, MA

August 2016 – August 2017
The Collegiate Warrior Athlete Initiative (CWAI) is a grant-funded program, examining ways of improving the health and wellness of post-9/11 veterans. Conceptualized by Dr. Ann Burgess, the CWAI is a 12-week program, pairing college athletes and Wounded Warriors for twice-weekly workouts and educational classes taught by university faculty and community volunteers. Indicators for mental health and physical well-being are measured throughout.

Responsible for general coordination of the program including:

  • Coordinate classes and curriculum for bi-weekly educational health and wellness classes
  • Conduct comprehensive intake interviews, bi-weekly biometric and mental health measurements for project participants
  • Collaborate with athletic trainer to provide supportive and engaging physical environment for Wounded Warriors
  • Manage teams of undergraduate research assistants and student athletes volunteering for the initiative
  • Interact with university representatives to provide opportunities for community engagement for Wounded Warriors

The National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center
Newton, Massachusetts

January 2013 – June 2016
The National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center is a federally funded demonstration project supported by the Office for Victims of Crime through a multi-million-dollar grant awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The demonstration project developed the nation’s first telemedicine center providing around-round-the-clock access to expert sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), to clinicians requiring assistance with support, care and evidence collection, for recent adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault. Three unique populations receive support through the pilot project: military (US Navy: Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton), and tribal (Hopi Health Care Center, Polacca, AZ), rural (Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Lake County, CA). Two sites in Massachusetts were added in the later phase of the grant to further demonstrate the proof of concept for this novel project. The National TeleNursing Center serves six hospitals in three states across the country.

(January 2015 – June 2016)
Responsible for the leadership and 24/7 operations of the National TeleNursing Center including:

  • Oversee operations and delivery of 24/7 TeleNursing services provided to the 6 pilot site clinicians across the nation
  • Supervise and manage the TeleNursing Center Administrator, Educator and team of TeleSANE nursing staff of 25 registered nurses, including yearly performance evaluations and hiring and termination duties
  • Develop National TeleNursing Center Policies and Procedures including revisions and updates as needed to ensure optimal Center operations and quality practice
  • Maintain communication with Pilot Site Liaisons to facilitate timely resolution of issues and identify needs for training or training reinforcement
  • Collaborate with Project Co-Directors to disseminate information about the TeleNursing Project on a local and national level through outreach activities and presentations at local and national conferences
  • Cooperate with TeleNursing Center Administrator to support a system of self-scheduling used by TeleSANEs to maintain 27/7 on-site coverage
  • Collaborate with TeleNursing Center Administrator to ensure timely and accurate reimbursement of TeleSANEs
  • Develop tools for quality assurance and performance evaluation in collaboration with TeleNursing Project Co-Directors
  • Facilitate a strong and resilient nursing staff by developing mechanisms and opportunities for staff communication, debriefing and peer support such as staff meetings and a Center newsletters
  • Conduct needs assessment visits at national pilot sites
  • Partner with TeleNursing Center Educator to develop a training implementation plan for TeleNursing Center staff and pilot site staff that was population specific, culturally sensitive and ensured proper utilization of telemedicine equipment while following all TeleNursing Center Policies and Procedures
  • Cultivate education and outreach activities related to the Center and supporting the TeleNursing Center Educator in implementing training and developing training materials
  • Establish the TeleNursing Center as a learning organization that promotes evidencebased practice

(January 2013 – December 2014)
Responsible for all education and outreach activities for the development of the TeleNursing Center which included:

  • Conduct comprehensive needs assessment at each of six national pilot sites to determine site readiness, educational needs, and plans for collaboration
  • Develop an original protocol manual with operation guidelines, policies and procedures of the TeleNursing center
  • Generate curriculum and implement educational programs to prepare expertly qualified MA SANE for their new role as a TeleNurse
  • Develop content specific training curricula for the US Navy to supplement their ongoing training efforts and prepare clinicians to collaborate with the TeleNursing Center
  • Visit each of two navy pilot sites (Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms & Naval Hospital Jacksonville) to deliver 8-16 hours of trainings on care of recent victims of sexual assault, forensic evidence collection procedures for collaborating with the TeleNursing Center
  • Co-Manage a staff of 22 nurses; providing project updates, instituting policies & procedures, and supporting nurses in their new role
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive scheduling system for the Center


Boston College
Connell School of Nursing
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
January 2002 – May 2013

Clinical Assistant Professor (2010 – 2013)
Clinical Instructor (Full Time 2007- 2010; Part Time 2002- 2007)

  • Recommended by the Department Chair for promotion from the role of Clinical Instructor to Clinical Assistant Professor (2010)
  • Advancement based upon evidence of scholarly contributions to the nursing profession, exceptional service to the University, yearly evaluations from students, and review of this information by the Tenure and Promotion committee within the Connell School of Nursing
  • Promotion to Clinical Assistant Professor is a meritorious process and not based upon years of service

Professional Nursing
Fall 2011- 2013; Teacher of Record
A senior capstone course focused on the transition from the role of the student to the role of competent practitioner. This course is designed to integrate previously learned knowledge and encourage students to view their role in the forum of health care as well as the societal needs of the nursing profession.

Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span Faculty
Summer 2011
An intensive 6-week course designed to augment students’ scholarship of developing strategies to formulate differential diagnosis based upon their findings during a physical exam.

Childbearing Theory Lecturer
2-8 lectures per semester
Prepare and deliver 3 hour lectures to classes of 35-50 undergraduate or graduate students on maternal-child health issues (lecture topics include: violence and women’s health across the lifespan, newborn transition to extra-uterine life, gestational complications, and routine postpartum care).

Senior Synthesis Faculty
Spring & Summer Semesters
Facilitate senior synthesis seminars, as an adjunct to senior synthesis practicum to enhance senior nursing students understanding of cumulative nursing curriculum content and enhance preparedness for practice in clinical settings; groups of 10 students participate in weekly seminars

Graduate Pharmacology Faculty
Spring Semesters
Women’s Health & Forensic Nursing
Developed the curriculum for two separate online courses for the dissemination of specialty content for the Women’s Health and Forensic Nurse Practitioner students within the Advanced Pharmacology course for all graduate nursing students.

Graduate Clinical Preceptor

  • Mentored graduate students completing their education in women’s health, nursing education or a post-master’s teaching certificate and facilitated their learning and proficiency as a clinical instructor in the hospital setting
  • Provided graduate students with opportunities to learn the role of clinical instructor by offering guidance for teaching, modeling, mentoring and evaluation of undergraduate and master’s-entry nursing students in the hospital setting while continuing to foster the growth of both the novice educator and the nursing students

Clinical Placement Coordinator

  • Piloted the role of clinical placement coordinator at Boston College, collaborating with the Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program directors to facilitate the placement of graduate nursing students in appropriate sites of clinical practice
  • Upon completion of the pilot program, collaborated with the Dean of the School of Nursing and provided recommendations to implement the now expanded role of the Clinical Placement Coordinator

Simmons College
Boston, Massachusetts

Childbearing Lecturer
2011 & 2012

  • Shared the lecturing of the course content with one additional faculty member and delivered five 2-hour lectures for the summer session of Childbearing theory; participated in development of content and final examinations for the course

Childbearing Clinical Instructor
Summer semester

  • Childbearing clinical instructor responsible for the clinical education of students at both the traditional and accelerated bachelors level of nursing education


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
May 2009 – May 2016

  • Specially trained and certified to provide expert nursing care to the recent victims of sexual assault in local emergency departments; this includes obtaining detailed histories of their assault events, forensic medical-legal examinations, and the collection of forensic evidence for women and men > 12 years of age
  • Collaborate with emergency room physicians to provide recommendations for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and HIV based on the most recent CDC recommendations to promote the most optimal patient outcomes
  • Testify in court as a witness, for the prosecution or defense, as is required per individual case requirements
  • Precept new SANE’s to their role and orient them through their first independent examination of recent victims of sexual assault in the hospital setting
  • Provide coverage and support for the southeast region when the regional coordinator has been unavailable due to emergency or vacation

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Public Health

SANE Training Educator
Spring 2011-Spring 2016

  • Requested to assist in the training of new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner candidates during the state-run training program for 40+ experienced nurses recently accepted into the program
  • Provided guidance, support and education to each candidate as they performed two pelvic exams on a “live” model; reinforced the philosophies and protocols of the program throughout the exams, and provided candidates with opportunities to ask questions and further understand the role as they performed their examinations to reinforce their learning
  • Frequently invited to assist in training nurses at local “non-SANE” designated hospitals in the care of victims of sexual assault and training personnel in correct protocols and procedures of evidence collection during a SANE examination

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Staff Nurse
High Risk Ante-partum

Full-time 1994-2001
Per Diem 2001- 2010

Experienced in the nursing management of acute obstetrical emergencies, the daily care of patients with pregnancy induced hypertension, placenta previa, pre-term premature rupture of membranes, premature labor, gestational diabetes, and caring for gravid women recovering from general medical and surgical diseases, as well as the care of families experiencing pregnancy/fetal loss.

  • Educate women and families regarding their diagnosis, support their acceptance and transitions from healthy pregnancy to one requiring interventions, and provide educational resources to diminish stress and anxiety related to changes in health and wellness
  • Teach patients the pathophysiology of their diseases and the rationale for their treatment
  • Precept and orient new staff members for the optimization of their learning and understanding of the unique needs and procedures specific to ante-partum care
  • Frequently manage charge responsibilities for an acute 25 -bed unit
  • Involve family members and significant others in teaching of diagnosis and plan of care
  • Perform yearly fetal monitoring competency


International Association of Forensic Nursing
Fall 2011-Fall 2014

Invited member of the Scientific Assembly Planning Committee for the 19th, 20th & 22nd Assembly 2011,
2012 & 2014
Invited Chair of the Scientific Assembly Planning Committee for the 21st Annual Assembly 2013

  • Collaborate with colleagues from across the country to plan the International Conference/Annual Scientific Assembly to be held in Montreal, Canada October 2011 & Fajardo, Puerto Rico, October, 2012
  • Invited by the IAFN board members to serve as the Chair of the Planning Committee in 2013 for the 21st Annual Assembly in Anaheim, CA
  • Committee members are responsible for choosing keynote speakers, conceptualizing presentation structure, coordinating speaker panel and presentation configuration
  • Member education updates planned, organized and run by members of the committee
  • Conference changes evaluated after the conference and utilized for the restructuring of upcoming events

Journal of Forensic Nursing
Fall 2010 – Winter 2013
Manuscript reviewer

  • Requested to serve as an expert content reviewer by the journal editor
  • Manuscripts to be reviewed are those submitted for publication consideration related to human trafficking and sexual violence

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
2008- 2012
Item-development writer

  • NCLEX is the standardized licensure examination administered for nurses to become licensed in the United States as Registered Nurses. Item development writers are chosen via application to a two-year appointment renewed by application and approval by an individual’s state board of nursing. Served a three terms.


Boston College- School of Nursing
Bi-Annual Guest Lecturer
December 2013 – Present – Violence across the Lifespan

End Violence Against Women International
Washington, DC
March 22, 2016
Using Telemedicine to Improve the Care of Sexual Assault Victims
The National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center is a federally funded demonstration project that aims to transform the care of sexual assault survivors in underserved or challenging environments by increasing access to trained SANEs. The TeleNursing Center provides services in pilot sites located in rural, military, and tribal communities, as well as correctional facilities around the United States. Guided by best practices in forensic nursing and evidence collection, nurses from the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program provide guidance and support via video conferencing technology 24/7, 365 days per year to clinicians at the designated pilot sites who are responsible for providing care to survivors of sexual assault.
Co-Presented with Kristina Rose, Deputy Director, OVC and Director of MA SANE Program, J. Meunier-Sham.

The White House
Interagency Working Group on Violence Against Women
Washington, DC
Invited Speaker – February 9, 2016
Transforming the Care of Sexual Assault Survivors
An overview of the National TeleNursing Center, from concept to inception was presented along with an opportunity to engage with this dynamic group of national leaders addressing the challenges of sexual assault and sexual violence in the United States.
Co-Presented with J. Sham.

American Telemedicine Association (ATA) – Fall Forum – Telemedicine’s Role in the Changing Health Care Marketplace, Washington, DC
Invited Speaker – September 17, 2015
New Allies among Disease and Cohort Stakeholders
A growing number of stakeholder groups are looking to use telemedicine to increase access, improve care and reduce the costs of providing services to their patients. This session will discussed the specific interests of participating groups; ways they are working to expand telemedicine access; and how they successfully search for and create alliances or partnerships.

Tufts University – School of Medicine/Obstetrics and Gynecology Special Interest Group
Guest Speaker – May 2015
Victim Centered Care & What is a SANE? Provided an overview of dynamics of Sexual Assault, victim centered care, and the role of a provider in objective forensic evidence collection during an examination to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Special Interest Group

International Association of Forensic Nurses
Phoenix, AZ
October 2014
The National TeleNursing Center: Building a 21st Century Model of Health Care Delivery
Lead author for a panel presentation designed to provide an understanding of the partnerships required to create a national health care center, the challenges and obstacles that arise, and the benefits being realized by the providers and the patients. Co- Panel members included: Deputy Director OVC, two US Navy CDRs, Navy clinicians and project co-directors.

Boston College – School of Nursing
Invited Lecturer – June 2014 – Global Response to Violence – International Summer Program
The Role of Telemedicine in the 21st Century

Tufts University – School of Medicine
Guest Speaker – January 2014
What is a SANE? Provided an overview of dynamics of Sexual Assault and the role of a provider in objective forensic evidence collection during an examination to first year medical students; defined the role of a SANE and collaborative nature of caring for recent victims of assault

Boston College
Student Nurse Association
Guest Speaker – November 2011 & October 2012
The Role of a SANE: Expanding the understanding of soon to be Baccalaureate prepared nurses in the scope, breadth and depth of nursing practice and the role and function of SANEs in health care.

International Association of Forensic Nurses
Pittsburg, PA
October 2010
The Price of Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking and the Role of the Forensic Nurse.
Co-Presented with William F. Connell School of Nursing colleague Natalie McClain, PhD during a 90-minute presentation to a gathering of approximately 200 convention participants

Harvard University
Student Sexual Health Forum
Cambridge, MA
Invited Guest Speaker
May 2010
Provided education and insight, as a panel member, on a discussion about sexual health in the collegiate years to a group of approximately 150 college students interested in expanding their knowledge of sexual health; spoke primarily on the function and role of a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)

International Association of Forensic Nurses
Atlanta, GA
October 2009
A critical evaluation of sexual assault prevention programs targeted to male college students.
Presented a 60-minute overview of an integrated review now published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing

American Society of Criminology
Philadelphia, PA
November 2009
Sex “In-Play”: An attitudinal and behavior study of male college athletes and their attitudes and beliefs about sexual assault
Co-Presented with Thomas Nolan, EdD, Boston University, the preliminary findings of a research study designed to improve understanding of male college athletes’ attitudes about sexual behavior during the collegiate years


June 2013
Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Boston College, Connell School of Nursing
An award voted on by graduating seniors and awarded to faculty at commencement.

Academic scholarship recipient Boston College, School of Nursing

Inducted into Theta Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor and Society of Nursing, Inducted May 1994


Garrity, S. (2011). Sexual assault preventions programs for college aged men: A critical evaluation. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 7, 40- 48. DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2010.01094.x

McClain, N., & Garrity, S. E. (2011). Youth for Sale: Sex Trafficking of Adolescents. Journal of Obstetrics,
Neonatal, and Gynecological Nursing
, 40, 243-252. DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01221.x

Prior to publication, reviewed several chapters for content at editor’s request: Ladewig, P., London, M., & Davidson, M. (2009). Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care, 7th Edition.
New York: Pearson.


St. Sebastian School, Needham, MA

  • Parent volunteer for school based activities, fundraisers and events

Ursuline Academy, Dedham, MA

  • Parent volunteer for school based activities, fundraisers and events

St. Catherine of Sienna School, Norwood, MA

  • Parent volunteer in the classroom and beyond at seasonal activities including the yearly Gala and Christmas Caboose fund raising efforts

“Admitted Eagles” Day Volunteer, Boston College

  • Volunteer each spring at the William F. Connell School of Nursing’s “Admitted Eagle Day” to meet prospective nursing students and their parents and offer insight into the community of Boston College to prospective students

Co-Editor Alpha Chi News, Boston College
William F. Connell School of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau newsletter

  • Collaborated with William F. Connell School of Nursing colleague Dr. Katherine Gregory, to reinvent the newsletter and create themes and vision for a new bi-annual newsletter; recruited members of the community within Boston College and beyond the University for the development of an innovative newsletter highlighting recent advancements, research and achievements of Sigma members

One Family Scholar, Brockton, Massachusetts

  • One Family Scholar is an organization committed to ending family homelessness in Massachusetts through education and opportunity for single women raising families
  • Mentored single mother of three young children for 12 months via monthly one-to-one meetings, weekly email support and professional support and guidance for this motivated young woman who desires to be a nurse; maintained mentoring relationship upon completion of 12-month commitment

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