Texas School Nurses Organization
To promote, protect, and enhance professional school nurse practice through advocacy, evidence-based education, collaboration, and partnerships that support each student’s well-being and readiness to learn.
Candidate for President-Elect
The President-elect shall be elected in even numbered years and shall automatically succeed the office of President at the expiration of the President’s term and shall act for the president in the absence of the president.
Lisa Formby, RN
Present Employment: School Nurse, Hereford High School, Hereford ISD, 1997-Present
Education: Northwest Texas Hospital School of Nursing - 1984
Professional Organizations: TSNO Region 16 President, 2008-10; TSNO Secretary, 2012-2015; TSNO Region 16 Nominations Coordinator - 2015- present; TSNO Exhibit Liaison - 2010 - present
Previous Employment: ER/ICU Nurse Hereford Regional Medical Center 1982-1995; Hereford Home Health Nurse 1995-1996; DON Hereford Home Health 1996-1997
Statement of View: I believe in school nursing. I believe that a nurse in every school is what is best for the children of Texas. Research and the meaningful use of data support what we already know, healthy students are better learners. With my experience at both the Regional and State level, I feel I have the knowledge necessary to strengthen our organization and support the strides already made in school nursing.
Candidate for Treasurer
The Treasurer shall be elected in even numbered years and serve for a term of two years, or until a successor is elected.
Aida Salazar, BSN, RN
Present Employment: School Nurse, Jose Damian Elementary, Canutillo ISD, 2015-Present
Education: Texas Women's University, BSN, 1991
Professional Organizations: National Association of School Nurses. President of Local chapter in 2003-2004; National Association of School Nurses incoming VP for TSNO Region 19 2015-2016; Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society for Nurses 1991-present
Awards, Achievements, and Honors: TSNO Region 19 School Nurse of the year 2015; TSNO State School Nurse of Year 2105
Previous Employment: School Nurse, El Paso ISD, 1997-2015; Centene Corporation Triage Nurse-June 2005 to November 2006/October 2007 to September 2009; Charge/Staff Nurse Providence Memorial Hospital, Jan 1992 - Dec 1997
Statement of View: Since I have been President of my local TSNO chapter and school’s PTO, I believe I am qualified to serve as a state officer. I understand the commitment needed to hold a very critical leadership position such as this organization’s state treasurer, and would be honored to be our local representation at the state level. I want to hold this office because I believe I can make a lastly impact in this organization. I have a strong work ethic and believe in the important mission of school nursing.
Linda Bailey, BSN, RN
Present Employment: Health Services Facilitator / Pecan Valley Elementary School Nurse, East Central ISD, 2006-Present
Education: United States Air Force Academy, BS Biology, 1982; University of the Incarnate Word, BSN, 1997
Professional Organizations: TSNO Region 20 President, 2015-2016
Previous Employment: L&D and ED Nurse, South Texas Regional Medical Center, 2001-2010; L&D, NIX, 1999-2001; MedSurg Nurse, South Texas Regional Medical Center, 1997-2001; Computer/Communications Officer, USAF, 1982-2010
Statement of View: I believe in doing my part to improve the profession in which I invest my time and effort. I support research and education to improve our knowledge and skills so that we may provide a positive impact for the students and families we serve. Thank you for this opportunity to serve as your Treasurer.
Candidate for Nominations Coordinator
The Nominations Coordinator shall be elected in even numbered years and serve for a term of two years, or until a successor is elected.
Mary Ann Garrett, RN
Present Employment: School Nurse, Van High School, Van ISD, 2002-Present
Education: Tyler Junior College, ADN 1989. Currently working on BSN. Tyler School of Business, Executive Secretary Diploma 1985
Professional Organizations: TSNO Region 7 President, 2012-2016; TSNO Finance Committee 2015; Van ISD SHAC Member, 2009-Present
Previous Employment: Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, ICU 2001-2003; Country Inn (LTC Facility), Weekend Charge Nurse and DON; 1999-2001; Trinity Mother Frances Home Health Care, Rehabilitation Case Manager and staff nurse 1997-1999; Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Orthopedics and Neurology staff nurse, charge nurse and then patient education 1989-1996. Henry & Peters PC, data entry clerk and filer 1986-1988.
Statement of View: I believe in helping others and to provide the best care and diligent work ethics to promote optimal client outcomes. Treating others as I would like to be treated has always been a personal goal. I believe that school nurses have the unique opportunity to make a difference not only in a student’s life but in the community by teaching and giving care to all. Strengthening our organization views and values is an honor and a challenge that I am ready to accept. I love advocating for students through outreach and education in the community.
Laurie Smith, BSN, RN, NCSN
Present Employment: School Nurse Supervisor, Pittsburg ISD, 2009-Present
Education: University of Texas Arlington, BSN, 2012; Northeast Texas Community College, ADN, 2007; Northeast Texas Community College, LVN, 1993
Professional Organizations: TSNO Region 8 Treasurer, 2015-Present
Awards, Achievements, and Honors: Nationally Certified School Nurse, 2016; American Red Cross Instructor; Valedictorian of RN graduating class; Sigma Theta Tau International member
Previous Employment: School Nurse, Health and Safety Manager – Mt. Pleasant ISD, October 2003-August 2009; Pediatric Office Nurse – Pediatric Clinic, 1993-2003
Statement of View: I want to become more actively involved in school nursing at the state level. I want to be a leader for the advancement of school nursing. I have the desire to promote and advance nurses that work in the school setting. I believe that my 13 years as a school nurse will be advantageous to the TSNO. I will use my experience as a school nurse to advance the profession of school nursing in general.
Member Notification of Proposed Bylaw Change - to be voted on by the general membership at the Annual Business Meeting, November 6,2016
Texas School Nurses Organization Annual Conference at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel
Friday, Nov. 4th, 8am to Sunday, Nov. 6th, 12pm
111 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
TSNO Executive Committee
PRESIDENT Francis Luna - Region X
PRESIDENT-ELECT Lisa Sicilio - Region 6
TREASURER Joan Cary - Region X
Secretary Adalia Del Bosque - Region 1
NASN DIRECTOR Laurie Combe - Region 4
NOMINATIONS COORDINATOR Katie Morton - Region X
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Diane Hunt Bullard - Region 20 email@example.com
ADVOCACY CHAIR Chanthini Thomas - Region IV
SCHOOL HEALTH ISSUES Karen Schwind - Region 13
MEMBER SERVICES Art Oaxaca Region 19
Membership Coordinator Linda Howard - Region 8
REGION PRESIDENTS Coordinator Sarah Batson - Region 17
EXHIBIT LIAISON Lisa Formby - Region 16
MARKETING COORDINATOR Martha Anderson - Region 14
WEBSITE LIAISON Kara Delay - Region 8