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Nominating Committee Chair

Michael Turturro, RN-BC, BSN, MSM, MBA, MHSA

Michael Turturro, RN-BC, BSN, MSM, MBA, MHSA, is the Divisional Chief Nursing Officer for Baylor Scott &White Ambulatory clinics across Central Texas.

Michael is a seasoned nurse of 33 years with executive leader experience in all aspects of ambulatory clinical and operational excellence.  He has also served our country as an officer in the United States Airforce for 20 years with clinical and leadership experience in; aeromedical evacuation, medical/ surgical ICUs, labor/delivery, emergency room, cardiac rehab, surgical ICU, and neurosurgical trauma. 

He has been with Baylor Scott &White since the fall of 2016 where he is partnering with CNOs, CMOs, presidents, directors of nursing for ambulatory care, and clinic administrators to move the outcome measures and infrastructure of ambulatory nursing forward throughout our entire divisions as we each journey toward Magnet® and Pathways to Excellence®.   He has oversight of the Baylor Scott & White EMS operations for non-urgent transport along with the Mobile Integrated Health department.  He is married with 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren.

Nominating Committee Member

Dr. Kim Belcik, PhD, RN-BC, CNE

Nominating Committee Member

El Burley, BSN, RN, CPXP

Nominating Committee Member


Dr, Katie Sanders, DNP, RN

Mary Kathryn (Katie) Sanders began her nursing career in in 1994 after obtaining an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute.  A native of Albuquerque, she then moved to Oklahoma to pursue a career as a pediatric nurse. During this time, Dr. Sanders developed a love for perioperative nursing and became the nurse educator for Perioperative Services for a regional level 2 trauma center in southern Oklahoma. The next several years were spent in perioperative nursing, nursing education and pediatric trauma surgery services before making a career change to enter into school nursing.  Dr. Sanders obtained a Master’s of Nursing Science with a specialization in Education from Walden University in 2010 and earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialization in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Her teaching experience includes Clinical Assistant Professorship at Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock and the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Sanders is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, the National Association of School Nurses, The American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association, and a past member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses.  Her service to the community includes involvement with the Medical Reserve Corps for Williamson County and The University of Texas at Austin as well as School Health Advisory Council Special Working Group for Austin Independent School District, Health Science Academy Advisor for Pflugerville Independent School District and Community Leadership Committee for Round Rock Independent School District. 

Dr. Sanders has received grant awards from the Macy Foundation for Interprofessional Education in Pediatric Simulation, TAMHSC CARES iNovations in instruction grant for immersion and expansion of nursing student experiences in the Colonias, and was co-investigator for The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Nursing Innovations Grant Program to expand simulation capacity in undergraduate education.  Dr. Sanders was nominated for a Daisy Faculty Award through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and awarded special recognition from the Students with Disabilities Division. Projects include the use of virtual reality simulation in nursing education, immersion experiences as a means for increasing caring capacity and utilizing simulation as an expansion of clinical experiences and interprofessional engagement. 


Texas Nurses Association Delegates 2019-20

El Burley, BSN, RN; Melinda Hester, DNP, RN; Leah May, MSN, RN;

 Texas Nurses Association House of Delegates 2018-19

El BurleyBSN, RN; David Burzynski, BSN, RN; Leah May, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Lolly Lockhart, PhD, RN; Chipo Ndlovu, PhD, RN-BC; Melinda Hester, DNP, RN; Rahmatu Mansaray, MSN, RN; Marlene Meador, PhD, RN, CNE; Analise Noriega, RN; Teresa Glandorf, MSN, RN, CNOR; Larissa Alberson, MSN, RN; Ron Hilliard, MSN, RN

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