Board of Directors

TSAOHN is governed by an elected Board of Directors. the Board of directors consists of the following members:

The directors are appointed to following positions:

The Board of Directors meet three times a year and an invitation is extended to each of the local chapter presidents to attend.






Lupe Dominguez, RN, COHN-S/CM
President

bio coming soon…

Mary Garison, RN, COHN-S, CCM, FAAOHN
President Elect, Membership, Parliamentary Process

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve you as your President Elect.

 

I come as a seasoned Occupational Health Nurse with forty years plus professional experience in Occupational Health/Safety, Case Management and ESHA Auditor.

 

I have served as AAOHN Director South Central/Southwest Region and TSAOHN Director of Conference Exhibits, Director of Awards and Benevolence, Chairman for Members at Large, and have completed my term as Election Advisor in which I served two terms. I am a recipient of the TSAOHN Annual Achievement Award, Medique Annual Leadership Award and AAOHN Fellowship.

 

I have been active with our organization for the past 23 years. I have worked diligently in addressing the issue of our organization. I advocated for and contributed to strategies and programs that were developed to outreach to chapter leaders and provide opportunities for sharing and problem solving.

 

My goals for TSAOHN have always been the same; strive for and promote excellence amongst our members.

 

My Vision is still the same; to have well prepared Occupational Health Nurses leaders who will lead our members in meeting the challenges of new future changes and demands.

 

I am enthusiastic and excited to partake in the work of the Board of Directors. I will work relentlessly on your behalf to elevate our profession and to ensure the State and National support is provided to each member and to the chapters.

 

You are the most valuable resource! As an individual chapter level, your membership strengthens our association and promotes our credibility and value as a profession.

Karen Bell, BS, RN, COHN-S
Treasurer

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Melinda Harrison, RN COHN/CM
Secretary, History, Archives

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Karen Barrett, BS, RN, COHN-S, CHSP, CEAS II, FAAOHN
NTAOHN Chapter President, Immediate Past-President, Ad Hoc Comm Chair

Worked in Occupational Health for 39 years in a variety of manufacturing plants and hospital employee health. Currently the Director of Employee Health for Methodist Health System composed of 4 hospitals and physician offices. A fellow of AAOHN specializing in ergonomics, non-subscription and safety

Diana Scott, RN, MBA, COHN-S
Election Advisor

I have been an Occupational Health Nurse for more than 30 years. I have worked in a variety of settings ranging from food production to manufacturing, hospitals to the corporate world. I have served proudly in offices in local chapters in Houston and North Texas and have served on the Board of Directors of TSAOHN for 6 years. I currently serve as Elections Advisor. I have served as a TPAPN Advocate for 5 years.

Janie De Jesus, RN, MS, COHN-S/CM
Awards / Recognition / Benevolence

Greetings members and potential new members to TSAOHN. I have had the privilege of being a RN for approximately 36 years and being an Occupational Health Nurse for the past 33 years. I love the Occupational Health field. It is such an exciting field with such diversity. Through your votes I have been able to serve on your TSAOHN board for approximately 10 years in a variety of roles such as Director of Professional Affairs, Recording Secretary and twice as Director of Awards/ Recognition/Benevolence. Serving on this board has been very exciting and has allowed me to give input into creating an association that provides the highest quality of service to it’s members. I look forward to serving on this board for the upcoming two years and I welcome you to contact me if I can be of service.

Jackie Baker, APN, MS, FNP-BC
Conference / Vendor Relations

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Marsha Vanlandingham
Communication / Publicity / Professional Affairs

I have been an RN for 43 years and this career has taken me to several places and jobs. In my career I started out in the Hospital at William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Michigan. I worked on a Medical Floor and in those days you worked an 8 hour shift. After 6 months of working every weekend and nights I found a job as a Public Health Nurse for the Oakland County Health Department in Pontiac, Michigan. I made lifelong friends working as a Public Health Nurse.

 

I then changed to School Nursing as it fit the needs of my family better.

 

We then moved to The Woodlands, Texas and I went back to work as a School Nurse. Then one day a friend of mine who had been trying to get me into Occupational Health Nursing called and said there was an opening at Texas Children’s Hospital in their Employee Health Department. I applied for the position and got the job.

 

I have been working as an Occupational Health Nurse for over ten years. I would say that working on a Medical Floor in the Hospital, Public Health Nursing and School Health Nursing have given me a very good background for Occupational Health Nursing.

 

It has been very challenging and rewarding! I recently had the privilege to be part of the team to open up the new Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas. So now I am the sole Employee Health Nurse/Senior Occupational Health Nurse for Employee Health for Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. We just opened up on 4/11/17. Guess what! I live 5 minutes from the hospital!

Connie Milliff
Governmental Affairs / Bylaws / P&P

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin class of 1980. She worked in various areas of nursing in the last 37 years: med-surg nursing, office nursing, home health and hospice, long term care, and, finally, occupational health. She began working as an OHN at the South Texas Project Electrical Generating Station in 2001, and fell in love with occupational health. She served on the TSAOHN Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014, and rejoined the board in January, 2017. Connie lives in Wadsworth, Texas with her high school sweetheart, Larry, and an assortment of pets and farm animals. She has two grown daughters, Kathryn of Elgin, Texas and Jessamyn of Bay City, Texas. She enjoys a variety of hobbies including reading, gardening, cooking and canning, quilting, cheese making, and taking care of all those critters.

Marsha Wood
HTAOHN Chapter President
Patricia Hill, MSN, RN
ATAOHN Chapter President

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Julia Reyes, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC
SATAOHN Chapter President

I live in Corpus Christi, Texas and work as the Director of Occupational Health at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Prior to working in Occupational Health, I was a PICU RN and a Paramedic, but my most prestigious job was being a stay at home mom to my 4 children (all grown and gone now). I have been in Occupational Health for a few years now and I absolutely love this field of nursing. As you know – there are never two days alike – OH has a new challenge every day!

Kimberly Breaux, RN, COHN-S, CCM
STAOHN Chapter President

bio coming soon…

Karen Barrett, BS, RN, COHN-S, CHSP, CEAS II, FAAOHN
NTAOHN Chapter President, Immediate Past-President, Ad Hoc Comm Chair

Worked in Occupational Health for 39 years in a variety of manufacturing plants and hospital employee health. Currently the Director of Employee Health for Methodist Health System composed of 4 hospitals and physician offices. A fellow of AAOHN specializing in ergonomics, non-subscription and safety