TxANA Offices Held:
Board Member January 2012 to August 2016
TxANA Committee Chair Positions:
Chairman for the Bylaws Committee August 2012- August 2016
TxANA Committee Positions:
Chair, Bylaws & Resolutions, 2012-2016
Member, Bylaws & Resolutions, 2012-2016, 2021-2022
Member, Education & Programs Committee, 2012-2016, 2021-2022
Member, Practice Committee, 2012-2016, 2021-2022
Chief CRNA, Shriners Burn Hospital, Galveston, Texas
CRNA, The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Anesthesiology, Galveston, Texas
Awards and Honors:
Recipient of Agatha Hodgins Award for Clinical Excellence, 05/2000
Graduated BSN with highest honors, 1996
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Texas Christian University, 2009
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, University of Texas – Houston, 2000
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of Texas – Galveston, 1996
AANA Bylaws Committee 2016-2018
Intranasal remifentanil for procedural pain relief in pediatric burn patients with the use of Nitrous Oxide
The utilization of topographical landmarking for the placement central venous catheters in pediatric burn patients
The utilization of LMA I prone and lateral positions for reconstructive pediatric burn cases
The utilization of LMA in patients with head and neck injury
Regional sensory nerve blocks of the scalp decrease the incidence of post-operative nausea and vomiting in
reconstructive burn children: A pilot study. Abstract in Journal of Burns 2006.
Nasal dexmedetomidine is comparable to midazolam as a premedication for children undergoing surgery. Abstract in Journal of Burns 2007.
Anesthesia for Burns. Co-author in Total Burn Care. Herndon 2007.
Nasal dexmedetomidine is comparable to midazolam as a premedication for children undergoing surgery. Abstract in Journal of Anesthesiology 2007.
Gingival Suturing Technique: A Novel and Viable Option to Immobilize an Airway Tube for Children Undergoing Head and Neck Surgery. Abstract Journal of Burns 2008
Peripherally Acting Mu-Opioid Receptor (PAM-OR) Antagonists and Postoperative Ileus: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applicability. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 2008.
Anesthesia for Burns. Co-author in Total Burn Care. Herndon 2011.
Induction of Anesthesia and LMA Placement in Prone Pediatric Patients for Burn Reconstructive Surgery. Abstract Journal of Burns, 2011.
Intranasal Remifentanil for Procedural Pain in Children, Abstract Journal of Burns, 2011.
Are Topographical Landmarks a Useful Guide for Determining the Position of the Catheter Tip When Placing Central Venous Lines in Pediatric Burns. Abstract Journal of Burns 2013.
Control of the airway in pediatric patients with severe contracture of the mouth. Abstract Journal of Burns 2014.
Risk of intubations prior to transport to a burn center. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2017.
Anesthesia for Burns. Co-author in Total Burn Care. Herndon 2017.
Statement of Platform:
Because of the rapidly changing health care environment daily conflicts arise that are social, political and economical, requiring strong stewardship and leadership. Thus the fulfillment of director requires a candidate that can not only deal with CRNA practice issues but one who is also capable and willing to stand up in adversarial confrontations in public or private forums to represent our organization and profession, utilizing factual and evidenced-based information to debate solutions. As a director I will be an advocate for all CRNAs and SRNAs, fighting for the professional equality, educational and monetary equity and practice opportunism that we deserve.