Abigail L. Caswell, DNP, CRNA

TxANA Offices Held:
Director, 2016-2017; Secretary/Treasurer, 2017-Present

Committee Chair Positions Held:
Communications Committee, 2015-2018; Finance Committee, 2017-Present

Committee Positions Held:
Bylaws and Resolutions Committee, 2010-2011; Education & Programs Committee, 2010-2011, 2012-2013; Government Relations Committee, 2012-2013

Place of Employment:
Baylor College of Medicine/Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, TX  (Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology)

Awards and Honors:
Baylor College of Medicine Respect-Innovation-Integrity-Teamwork-Excellence (RIITE) Recognition Award, May 2017; Baylor College of Medicine Doctor of Nursing Practice- Nurse Anesthesia, John F. Garde Distinguished Student Award, 2015; University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing, Highest Honors, Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Dean’s Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau; Alvin Community College Associate Degree Nursing, Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Phi Theta Kappa, Who’s Who among Students in American Junior Colleges; San Jacinto College Licensed Vocational Nursing, Dean’s List

Education:
Undergraduate Education: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing, Galveston, Texas, Bachelor of
Science in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors, 2004-2005; Alvin Community College, Alvin, Texas, Associate Degree in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude, 1999-2001; San Jacinto College, Houston, Texas, Licensed Vocational Nursing, 1994-1995; Graduate/Postgraduate Education: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, 2007-2009; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Doctor of Nursing Practice- Nurse Anesthesia, with Highest Honor, 2014-2015

Other:
AANA Public Relations Recognition Award (2017): Best Use of  "CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care Today" Campaign presented to the TxANA Communications Committee 

Statement of Platform:
I am dedicated to upholding my fiduciary duty to the members of TxANA through thoughtful and detailed consideration of the pros and cons of all actions and decisions I make as a member of the Board of Directors. I strive to act in good faith to ensure that my decisions directly benefit the members of our organization both now and in the future. I promote diversity in thought during the decision-making process and consistently hold myself and other board members to a higher standard. I am committed to transparency in my actions and encourage other board members to challenge my opinions to guarantee all avenues have been explored before a decision is made.

My goals for our association revolve around promoting and maintaining a solid financial position for TxANA through the continued reduction of board member travel expenditures, the reallocation of investment asset classes currently held by our organization, and the restructuring of annual meetings to minimize costs to the organization while still maximizing benefits to the members. 

It would be my honor to continue serving as your Secretary/Treasurer for a second term.