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Our Team

Dr. Trinity Ingram-Jones

Director of Client & Clinical Services

Medical-Forensic Examiner

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 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). Dr. Ingram-Jones is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Academy of Forensic Nursing, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. She is also a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia's State-Wide Human Trafficking Task Force. Dr. Ingram-Jones was also appointed to and is a current member of the National Children's Alliance's Sexual and Physical Abuse Taskforce. This group is comprised of top child abuse specialists across the country who are selected and appointed by the National Children's Alliance to write and update the national standards all children's advocacy centers across the United States are required to meet in order to earn and maintain national accreditation as a children's advocacy center.


Dr. Ingram-Jones was a founding member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing, and she served on the Board of Directors from 2017 to 2021. She 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. In January 2021, Dr. Ingram-Jones was voted Bryan County's "Best Health Hero" by the people in the community in the "2021 Bryan's Favorites" contest hosted by the Bryan County News. In January 2022, she was voted "Best Health Hero," "Best Community Activist," and "Best Community Responder" by the people in the community in the "2022 Bryan's Favorites" contest.

An Alabama native, Dr. Ingram-Jones has lived in Richmond Hill for 19 years. She has two sons, a daughter in love, and is married to her best friend. Dr. Ingram-Jones also has a furbaby (Chorkie), "Cam," and 2 grandfurbabies, "Mya" (black Labradoodle) and  "Millie" (black lab). In her free time, she enjoys relaxing, trips to the beach, and spending time with her family. 

Lorena Murphy, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Lead Clinical Nurse

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. During the fall semester of 2019, Lorena completed the didactic portion of the Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Program through Georgia College and State University. Most recently, Lorena graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program at Columbus State University in May 2021, and she also earned her board certification as an FNP in May 2021.

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 three 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. 


Lindsey Manzanares, BA, VA

Certified Victim Advocate

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Lindsey Manzanares is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services with a minor in Criminal Justice, and she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Behavioral Studies. She has completed the National Victim Advocacy Training Program, and she holds national certification as a Victim Advocate.

Currently, Lindsey is currently employed at a local shelter as the Supportive Services Resource Coordinator for Clients living with HIV and AIDS, and she is certified to perform HIV testing and HIV counseling.

Lindsey appreciates the world’s diversity, including the strengths and wisdom found among different people. She believes that people should focus more on the traits shared with others and embrace the attributes that create the unique individuals we are. Lindsey’s goals for the

future include working closely with criminalized youth and young adults to prevent recidivism throughout local counties while continuing her growth by serving victims within her own community.

Lindsey is the mother of three sons, and she lives in Richmond Hill.

Julie Sehl, MBA-HCA, BA

Medical-Forensic Assistant

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. 

Caitlynn Friedley

University Intern & Certified Victim Advocate

Caitlynn Friedley is an intern from Peru State College and a certified victim advocate. She completed the National Victim Advocacy Training Program to become a certified Victim Advocate, and she will graduate in August 2022 with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Peru State College in Nebraska.

By serving as a university intern and advocate at The Cottage, Caitlynn hopes to help victims of trauma, crime, and abuse get the assistance and support they need to properly heal. 

A native of Davenport, Nebraska, Caitlynn currently resides with her husband in Savannah. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 pets, Luna, Olive, and Tomato. 


Deborah Valis-Flynn

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.  

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