Board of Directors

The TSAOHN Board of Directors is composed of the following:

The Directors are appointed to the 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.


Melinda Cordova

TSAOHN members and prospects, thank you for the opportunity to serve on the board of our professional organization. It is an honor and privilege. I have been an OHN for 20 years and have learned everything that I know from you, the members. You serve so valiantly, you face the challenges and continue to show up and represent what OHNs are all about. We are here with you and for you. Your board of directors stands stronger than ever and is committed to provide the service our members deserve. Join us in sustaining our profession and enhancing our role in industry. OHNs are the heartbeat of the worker population.

Hilda Wist
President Elect

TSAOHN members, as president -elect, I have taken my oath with serious intent. I bring over 20 years of leadership experience to the table. Our ultimate goal must be victory! Our success will be determined by each and everyone of our united and combined efforts, ensuring that our voice as occupational health nurses is continued to be recognized as the vanguard for maintaining the highest standards in our industry. These standards, that have been forged in our bylaws by our previous and exceptional leaders will continue to be our blueprint for our success. I extend a warm welcome to each and everyone of us by volunteering on our local, state and national boards to keep our organization solid, vibrant and current as we continue to serve our communities with much needed health care needs. Respectfully, Hilda Wist MSN, APRN, FNP Nurse Practitioner

Janie De Jesus

TSAOHN members - thank you for allowing me to serve as Secretary on the TSAOHN board. I have had the honor and privilege of being an Occupational Health Nurse for the past 39 years. Through your votes I have been able to serve on your TSAOHN board for approximately 16 years in a variety of roles such as Director of Professional Affairs, Recording Secretary and several times as a Director. It has allowed me to meet and collaborate with nurses from so many different Occupational Health roles to not only build and maintain a great Association but to also allow myself to grow professionally . I encourage you to serve on your TSAOHN board and help build a strong nursing Association. The experience is priceless. 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.

Kevin Bready
Treasurer / NTAOHN Chapter President

I have been involved with AAOHN, TSAOHN, and NTAOHN for a shorter time than most of the other directors, but have strived to be an active participant at all levels advocating for the advancement and maintenance of our profession. I was a non-traditional nursing student having first started my medical career as a paramedic. While a medic, I had my first experiences in Occ health while working in the offshore oil and gas industry, I quickly made the decision to return to school to become an RN hoping eventually to transition back to Occupational Health, seeing it as an avenue to make a larger difference. Having also worked as an ER nurse, ICU nurse, and in surgery – I have combined those skills and resources to provide my employer and this organization with the best of my skills, abilities and judgement. I am a lifelong learner and come to this position with a collaborative spirit that is results focused. I am pleased to be working on your behalf for TSAOHN and look forward to the projects at hand. 

Mary Garison
Election Advisor

I am blessed and honored to have the opportunity to represent our TSAOHN Organization once more. For the past 28 years I have had the privilege to actively represent our members as State President, Director of Awards, Director of Conference Vendors, President for Members at Large and as Director for AAOHN National Board of Directors. While serving our TSAOHN and National Board, I was awarded the Medique Leadership Award, the OMI Achievement Award and AAOHN Fellowship Award. During my tenure as a Board member, I have been active working diligently in addressing the issues of our organization. I advocated for and contributed to strategies and provide opportunities for sharing and problem solving. My commitment for TSAOHN is to strive for and promote excellence among our members. To mentor and encourage our new and seasoned members to take active part in our organization by volunteering to be candidates for Board positions. The board needs you, your ideas, your contributions to share new technology, education, and job opportunities for our young and new Occupational Health Nurses. My vision is to have well prepared occupational health nurse 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, this time as Election Advisor. With your help, I will work relentlessly on your behalf to bring new candidates to run for office so we can give our members choices. You are our most valuable resource! As an individual chapter level, your membership strengthens our association and promotes our credibility and value as a profession. As Occupational Health Professionals, we are the best for improvising and make things work with very little resources and small membership. We make difficult tasks work. I challenge each of you to be the leaders and serve with unconditional love and dedication for our organization. Servant leaders seek the best intervals of those they lead, expecting nothing in return. Take action, Act by volunteering as a candidate for TSAOHN Board if not for state, then your local chapter. One person can make a difference. I am looking forward to serving you as your Election Advisor and pledge to do my best in representing you with pride and integrity.

Connie Milliff
Director I - Governmental Affairs/Bylaws/Policy and Procedure

I look forward to serving TSAOHN and its members in any way that they need. TSAOHN has been a valuable resource in my years as an occupational health nurse. Working on the board provides me a way to give back to the organization. We, as an organization, face many challenges as we move into the future. I would be privileged to help us continue to be a vital, active group that meets the needs of its membership.

Marsha Vanlandingham
Director II (Communications/Publicity)

bio coming soon..

Jackie Baker
Director III - Professional Affairs/Conference/VendorRelations

I have worked for Shell Oil Company as an Occupational Health Nurse for 38 years. Working in a variety of roles throughout my career with Shell both in a manufacturing and corporate setting. My current role is a Nurse Practitioner in a occupational clinical setting. I appreciate the opportunity to participate on the TSAOHN Board and represent our members.

Karen Parker
Director IV - Awards/Recognition/Benevolence

My name is Karen Parker and I am the Senior Corporate Occupational Health Nurse at Phillips 66. I currently serve as the Election Advisor for the Houston Chapter of Occupational Health Nurses. As a director on the Texas Board of Occupational Health Nurses, I will work tirelessly with the board to help provide the members with tools that will help to grow the membership as well as offering other strategies needed to maintain the sustainability of our organization. I also see this as an opportunity to learn and grow within my profession to help it prosper.