Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Richmond, Virginia

Meeting of the State Child Fatality Review Team

November 18, 2014


Members Present:

Gormley, William, Chair, Chief Medical Examiner

Beitz, Lisa, Hanover County Community Services Board

Blumberg, Michael, Medical Society of Virginia

Brintle, Kimberly, Bland County Department of Social Services

Cardounel, Humberto, Henrico County Police

Coyle, Betty Wade, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

DiAngelo, Constance, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Foster, Robin, Virginia College of Emergency Physicians

Hunter, Katharine, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Milteer, Regina, Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Parr, Nancy, Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Chesapeake

Pickett, Jessica, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue

Phipps, Deron¸ Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice

Rose, Rutherfoord, Virginia Poison Center

Saimre, Maribel, Virginia Department of Education

Sonenklar, Neil, Virginia Treatment Center for Children

Members Absent:

Board, Heather, Virginia Department of Health

Katzman, Rita, Virginia Department of Social Services

Rainey, Janet, Division of Vital Records

Romero, Frank, Richmond Ambulance Authority

Wilson, Mary, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services


Powell, Virginia, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Womble, Emily, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Emily Womble called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. and went over the agenda for the meeting.

Announcements and Business:

Minutes from the September 9, 2014 meeting were approved as written.

Ms. Betty Wade Coyle announced that the Eastern Regional Child Fatality Review Team received the Voices for Virginia’s Children’s Making Kids Count Award. This award is given to an organization for exemplary efforts to improve the lives of children in the Commonwealth.

The Honorable Nancy Parr informed the Team that she has been appointed to Governor McAuliffe’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse and will be sitting on its Enforcement subcommittee. As the Team is reviewing child deaths due to poisoning, many of which involve opiate abuse, Ms. Parr invited Team members to share with her any information or issues that they would like taken back to the Task Force.

Ms. Maribel Saimre announced that the Virginia Department of Education received a grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop integrated mental health support in three school districts (Fairfax County, Montgomery County and Pulaski County). The Department will develop a multi-tiered model that integrates a comprehensive systems approach for addressing mental health needs of children and youth and increasing efficacy of service delivery.

Confidential Case Review

The Team went into confidential session for purposes of case review. The Team reviewed five cases where a child died from poisoning.

The next Team meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 9, 2015.

The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

Minutes recorded by Emily Womble.