Missouri City, Texas
Khara Breeden completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, in August 2016. Khara holds a Master’s of Science in Patient Safety Leadership from the University of Chicago at Illinois. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Her nursing career spans over 15 years with experience in critical care, emergency services, women’s health, and most currently, forensic nursing and academia.
Khara started working at Harris Health as a Forensic Nurse Examiner in 2011, and immersed herself within the field. In 2015, she became the Program Manager of Forensic Nursing Services, and was responsible for the day to day management of the department. After achieving her doctorate, Khara decided to pursue her goal of teaching, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Houston Baptist University.
While working with community partners, the gap in forensic nursing services was recognized, in response Khara formulated Harris County Forensic Nursing Services (HCFNE), a non-profit, community based forensic nursing program, where she currently serves as the Executive Director.
Khara serves as a Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) board member and has served on the board of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), as well as the Board liaison of the Strangulation Task Force, Title IX Task Force and the Suspect Exam Task Force. She is currently the IAFN Texas Chapter’s President and serves on the chapter’s Education Committee
Saturday, September 14
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM