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Board of Directors

President


El Burley, BSN, RN, CPXP

El Burley has been with St. David’s HealthCare as a registered nurse since 2013 and has served as a surgical nurse at North Austin Medical Center and currently works for the St. David’s HealthCare Institute for Learning as an educator focused on enhancing the patient experience. She is active as a member of the Association of PeriOperative Nurses (AORN) and serves as a board member of both Texas Nurses Association District 5 (TNA5) as well as Texas Team Central Region. Within TNA5 El has served as a board member since 2013 and has been the director of Programs and Continuing Nursing Education and is currently the President-Elect for 2016-2017.

One of El’s favorite hobbies is volunteering. In addition to volunteering her time to the profession of nursing she volunteers serving the community. Annually she participates in a health fair that offers free immunizations, sports physicals, dental exams, and eye exams to underserved youth within the Dallas area. In the past she has also served as an AmeriCorps member helping operate a food pantry in East Austin, and has been on a medical mission trip to Peru serving communities within Lima and Viña Vieja. She holds two bachelor degrees: one in French from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and another in nursing from Texas State University, Round Rock. El is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner through Duquesne University. Future plans include earning a doctorate and starting a family.

Past President


Matthew Davis, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Matthew Davis received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in 2005. He is currently the Clinical Informaticist at Baylor Scott and White - Lakeway. During Matthew's eleven years practicing as a nurse, he has had the opportunity to work at eight different hospitals and has experienced a variety of specialties. He gained experience in the areas of Medical Surgical, Telemetry, Critical Care, Forensics, Gynecology-Oncology, Informatics, and Research. Starting his career at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital on the Medical Telemetry unit, he was able to develop a great foundation for Nursing in a fast paced and high acuity atmosphere. He continued his career by moving across the country as a travel nurse. He gained new perspective for the Nursing profession and the geographical variances in care. After traveling, Matthew settled down in Napa, California. This is where he started his journey in leadership. He became a Charge Nurse on a Forensic Unit and the chair of their Unit Based Council. After five years in this leadership role he moved to Austin, Texas to settle down with his now wife. At this time he took on the role as Supervisor of a Medical-Surgical and Telemetry Unit at Lakeway Regional Medical Center. After almost two years at LRMC he was hired into his the job of manager at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Recently he returned to Lakeway Regional Medical Center to pursue his passion in Clinical Informatics. He will be pursuing a Masters Degree in Clinical Informatics in the near future. Matthew has been involved in a variety of professional associations. He has been an Ambassador for The American Association of Critical Care Nurses, a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, as well as a member of The American Nurses Association. He was most recently awarded with the LRMC Favorite Nurse award. He looks forward to using these experiences to continue to influence the future of nursing care.

President Elect

There is currently no President Elect. Interested candidates can contact us.

Communications Director


Chipo Ndlovu, PhD, RN-BC

Dr. Ndlovu is a Network Clinical Education Manager for Seton Healthcare Family Nursing Orientation programs including the Seton RN Residency and RN Transition Fellowship. She has been a registered nurse for more than 24 years and has practiced nursing in different cultural backgrounds with a diverse population both abroad and here in the United States. Dr. Ndlovu earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (Suma Cum Laude) and a Master of Science in Nursing in Health Care Systems Management (MSN-HCSM) from Loyola University New Orleans. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services with Specialization in Healthcare Administration (Graduation with Distinction) from Capella University. She is board certified in Nursing Professional Development. Dr. Ndlovu is passionate about influencing quality leadership, safety, continuous quality and process improvement and empowering nurses to live a life that is worthy their calling by putting customers and families at the center of what they do. She is looking forward to collaborate with other nursing leaders in supporting TNA, our community and the perpetuation of the nursing profession.

Treasurer


Betsy Mauldin, MS, BSN, RN

Betsy earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Biomedical Science degree in her first foray into higher education.  Her first job after graduate school was in molecular genetics research in a children’s hospital where she had her first exposure to combining basic science research with practical applications in a clinical setting.  She then took a position in the pharmaceutical industry where she could combine her passion for biological science with improving clinical outcomes for patients.  Betsy held various positions in management, educational/medical services, managed healthcare affairs, and compliance before enrolling in the accelerated Second Degree BSN program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  She earned her BSN in December, 2015, and is currently employed at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock in the third floor Med/Surg unit.  At graduation, Betsy was awarded the TTUHSC School of Nursing Excellence Award for the Second Degree BSN undergraduate program.  Betsy is an active member of The American Nurses Association, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.  Betsy is humbled to be able to serve as Treasurer in the Texas Nurses Association District 5 and looks forward to giving back to the community and having a positive impact on nursing education.

Governmental Affairs Director


Kimberly Johnson, BSN, RN

Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor at Rutgers University. She was a practicing attorney in New York and New Jersey before enrolling in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University).  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 and is currently employed at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center on 2 Central, a Medical/Surgical and Trauma Step-Down Unit.  Kim is excited to be a part of the Texas Nurses Association and looks forward to serving with her fellow District 5 board members to further the purposes of TNA.


Membership Director 


Matthew Davis, BSN, RN

Nursing Practice/Workplace Advocacy Director


Leah May, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Leah has been an RN for over 35 years with an extensive background in acute care nursing.  She is a dynamic, conscientious, experienced nurse executive with exceptional interpersonal skills.  She drives accountability for compliance with state and local regulatory agencies for Seton Healthcare.  She is performance driven and uses base practice for improved patient outcomes and is a strong advocate for patient and associate safety.

Leah has held multiple nursing leadership positions, managed a Trauma Receiving unit for over 25 years and has served 9 years in executive level positions.  Her clinical knowledge base includes   orthopedics, neuro, trauma, surgical and oncology.  She has been involved in workplace and community healthcare forums.

Leah was a Texas Nurses Association District” Fabulous Five” recipient 1997, past president TNA district 5 in 2003 and an active board member.  

Programs & Continuing Education Director


Anne Weber, MSN, RN

Anne Weber earned her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Walden University in 2015. During her career in both Pennsylvania and Texas, Anne has functioned as a staff nurse in areas such as Telemetry, Medical/Surgical, and Progressive Care Units, embracing the uniqueness of each department. She presently functions as the Education Coordinator at Baylor Scott and White-Lakeway. Anne is excited to join the Texas Nurses Association utilize her experience to positively impact nursing practice and strengthen and empower the nurses of Central Texas.

Public Relations and Community Services Director



Elizabeth Boyd, MSN, BS, RN, RNC-MNN

Elizabeth is a native Austinite who has been in nursing for a little over 8 years. Her professional nursing experience is in Perinatal Nursing as well as Nursing Education. She has a research background in Neurobiology from a previous degree and is currently full time faculty for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she teaches in the Accelerated BSN and RN-to-BSN Programs. She is also working on a grant project funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that is looking at new nurse graduates as they transition to practice. Elizabeth is also a self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady."


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