Dr. Trinity Ingram-Jones
Director of Client & Clinical Services
Dr. Trinity Ingram-Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Auburn University, and she earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in executive-level administration, a post-MSN certificate in Advanced Child Health (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with an emphasis in clinical leadership from the University of South Alabama. She also completed post-doctoral training as a legal nurse consultant through the University of Georgia. Dr. Ingram-Jones has more than 26 years of experience in health care, and she is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Forensic Nurse, and Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
Dr. Ingram-Jones is a Distinguished Fellow in the Academy of Forensic Nursing, a member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing Board of Directors, and is the President of the Victoria Bristow Memorial EMS Scholarship Program. She was inducted into the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2018 (after she was nominated by the founder of forensic nursing, Virginia Lynch), and she is a member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Dr. Ingram-Jones also served as the Secretary on the Founding Board of Directors for the Forensic Nursing Certification Board from 2017 to 2019, and she was the President of the Georgia Association of Forensic Nurses from 2018 to 2020. For many years, she served as the medical-forensic representative to the Bryan and Liberty County Child Fatality Review Boards, and she coordinated Bryan County's Board from February 2015 until mid-June 2019.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Ingram-Jones is also an adjunct professor in a doctoral and graduate-level nurse practitioner program, and she has worked as an adjunct or full-time professor at colleges and universities across the country since 2004. She is the co-author and reviewer of multiple books and other scholarly publications, and she is a frequently invited lecturer at professional conferences and training seminars at the local, state, national, and international levels.
On March 19, 2020, Dr. Ingram-Jones was named the 2020 Certified Advanced Forensic Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is a firm believer in, and a strong advocate for, trauma-informed, patient-centered care, and she believes it is essential to the healing of trauma victims.
An Alabama native, Dr. Ingram-Jones has lived in Richmond Hill for 17 1/2 years. She has two sons, a soon-to-be daughter in love, and is married to her best friend. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing and spending time with her family and the family furbaby (Chorkie), "Cam."
Julie Sehl, MBA-HCA, BA
Assistant Director of Client Services & Lead Victim Advocate
Julie Sehl graduated from St. Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from St. Leo University.
Since 2004, Julie has work in the South University School of Pharmacy. During that time, she has held multiple positions, but she is the current Registrar and Budget Manager for the School of Pharmacy. In her 'spare' time, Julie is an editor for authors and publishers, and most recently, she edited a textbook for McGraw Hill.
A native of Savannah, Julie is a Bryan County resident, and she has lived in Richmond Hill for more than 16 years. She is the mother of two boys, Jordan and Jacob, three cats, KitKat, Ash, and Piper,
several stray cats, and a family of raccoons. Julie loves the outdoors and spends as much time at the beach as she can. Hiking part of the Appalachian Trail is one of the many items on her bucket list.
Amy Gamblin, MSN, RN-BC
Domestic Violence Project Manager & Lead Mental Health Nurse
Mrs. Amy Gamblin graduated with Honors from Mercy School of Nursing’s Diploma Program in 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2012 and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in Nursing Education from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2014. Amy is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She is Board Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and a trained Suicide Prevention Provider through the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).
Amy has 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, all of which have been spent in psychiatric and mental health nursing and nursing
education. For more than eight years, she worked as a nurse educator in addition to her clinical practice. Amy is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and the APNA. She is also highly involved in the Autism awareness campaigns and associated non-profit organizations in our community.
While in her MSN program, Amy's practicum focused on the use of high-fidelity simulation to prepare students and seasoned healthcare professionals to effectively communicate with patients, families, and colleagues in a non-threatening and supportive manner in a controlled environment. This experience is extremely valuable to our team here at The Cottage.
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Amy lives here in Richmond Hill with her husband, their two sons, and their two Golden Retrievers.
Lorena Murphy, BSN, RN
Lead Clinical Nurse & Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Candidate
Mrs. Lorena Murphy, our lead clinical nurse, became a Registered Nurse in 2012 after earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) from Hopkinsville Community College in Kentucky. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of North Florida. Lorena is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program at Columbus State University, and she will graduate in 2021. During the fall semester of 2019, she completed the didactic portion of the Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Program through Georgia College and State University, and she is currently completing the supervised, clinical portion of that training here at The Cottage.
Since 2012, Lorena has gained experience providing nursing care to diverse patient populations, and she brings a wealth of
knowledge and experience to The Cottage. Over the past eight years, she has worked in a wide-range of patient care settings, including outpatient surgery, perioperative, corrections, oncology, preventive medicine, trauma, home care, and pain management.
Originally from Tuscan, Arizona, Lorena currently resides in Richmond Hill with her husband and two sons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their three young boys, and the family French bulldog.
Tam Daniels, MA, APC
Mental Health & Crisis Counselor
Tam graduated from Midwestern State University with a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPC), and she is a Nationally Certified Counselor.
For the past seven years, she has provided crisis and mental health counseling services to adolescents and young adults.
Tam is a Bryan County resident and lives in Richmond Hill.
Megan Sullivan, MS, BA
Victim Advocate & Trauma Specialist
Mrs. Megan Sullivan graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in Economics and a Minor in Psychology. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. Megan holds national certifications through the American Academy of Forensic Psychology in the assessment of malingering individuals and sexual offenders. Most recently, she completed the national victim advocacy training program.
While in graduate school, Megan completed an internship at Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah. After graduation, she worked at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) Clinic in Savannah performing mental health and trauma assessments on local veterans seeking care through the clinic.
Megan has a passion for working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She uses her education, training, and experience in her role here at The Cottage to assess and advocate for victims of crime and trauma.
In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, participating in church, and spending time with the ladies of New Beginnings Recovery Home for Women. She currently resides here in Richmond Hill with her husband, two sons, and feisty 12-year-old chihuahua named Dharma.
Grants Management Specialist
A native of Charleston South Carolina, Deborah Valis-Flynn has served the Federal Government as a Program and Management Analyst, working across multiple branches of the United States Military. Her work includes leading projects and instructing courses for the United States Navy, Army, Corps of Engineers, Air Force, and Marine Corps. She has served at duty stations across the United States, including at the Pentagon Annex in Washington, DC. Deborah holds master’s certifications from Villanova University in both Project Management and as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She has managed multiple, ongoing multi-million dollar projects for the Federal Government during her 30 years of service.
Ms. Valis-Flynn has been a volunteer and strong advocate for several children's charities, to include The Cottage, the Southeast Alabama
Alabama Child Advocacy Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America across the Southeast, scholarship programs, and other 501(c)(3) organizations over the past 25 years. She has actively advocated for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault as Ms. USA Classic Transcontinental, and she has been an active fundraiser and supporter of much needed trauma services provided at The Cottage in Richmond Hill since the doors opened in 2018.