TxANA Offices Held:
Committee Chair Positions Held:
Co-Chair, Bylaws Committee, 2017-2018
Committee Positions Held:
Education & Programs Committee, 2018-Present; Communications/Public Relations Committee, 2018-Present; Finance Committee, 2017-2018
Place of Employment:
University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) at Houston - Cizik School of Nursing; Memorial Hermann Katy (faculty clinical practice)
Awards and Honors:
President’s Scholar, Blinn College, Spring 1998; President’s Scholar, Blinn College, Fall 1998; President’s Scholar, Blinn College, Spring 1999; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Blinn College; Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Blinn College; Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, UT Austin; University Honors, UT Austin, Fall 2003; University Honors, UT Austin, Fall 2004; University Honors, UT Austin, Spring 2005; University Honors, UT Austin, Fall 2005; University; Honors, UT Austin, Spring 2006; College Scholar, UT Austin, 2005; President’s Scholar, UT Austin, 2006; Distinguished College Scholar, UT Austin, 2006; Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, UT Austin; Leila Tannous Endowed Scholarship in Nursing, UT Austin; Mitzi I. Dreher Endowed Presidential Scholarship, UT Austin; Dwight D. Book Scholarship, UT Austin
Associate of Science - Blinn College, Brenham, TX; Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Cizik School of Nursing; Doctor of Nursing Practice - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Cizik School of Nursing
Statement of Platform:
Texas nurse anesthetists face a unique set of challenges. It takes the dedication and involvement of ALL our membership to ensure our profession continues to be successful. My goal is to foster an environment of mentorship, creativity, and innovation. We should continue to discuss, collaborate, and educate all Texas nurse anesthetists about the importance of membership, professional involvement, contributions, and staying informed.
We must ensure that emerging leaders in our profession will have the guidance, leadership, and mentorship to endure what lies ahead. I would be honored to serve on the Board of Directors for our great association.