Meet the TETAF Board of Directors

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Wanda Helgesen, RN, MSN
Chair

El Paso

Executive Director at Border Regional Advisory Council (Border RAC)

Danny Updike

Danny Updike, RN, CCRN, EMT-LP
Vice Chair

San Angelo

Executive Director at the Concho Valley Regional Advisory Council (CVRAC) and Texas J RAC

Scott Christopher

Scott Christopher, BBA, BSN, RN, LP
Secretary

Lufkin

RN at Total Point Emergency Center

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Kate Schaefer, RN, CEN, NREMT
Treasurer

Childress

Trauma Program Manager and Emergency Department Director at Childress Regional Medical Center

Eric Epley

Eric Epley, CEM
General Assembly Chair

San Antonio

Executive Director at Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council

Bill Bonny

Bill Bonny, BA, LP

Prosper

Division Chief at Prosper Fire and Rescue

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Cherish Brodbeck, MSN, RNC-OB, LP, CMTE

Lubbock

Program Coordinator at Kite Flight Specialty Transport, Covenant Health

Kate Drone

Kate Drone, MJ, BSN, LSSBB, RNC-OB, C-EFM, C-ONQS

Houston

Program Manager of Women's and Children's Service Line at Memorial Hermann Health System

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Jessica Ehrig, M.D., FACOG

Temple

Maternal Medical Director and Maternal Transport Director at Baylor Scott & White - Temple

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Ernest Gonzalez, M.D., FACS

Austin

Trauma Surgeon at Texas Acute Care Surgery

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Dan Little, M.D.

Temple

Chief of Pediatric Surgery at McLane Children's Hospital

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Rhonda Manor-Coombes, BSN, RN, TCRN

Austin

Trauma Program Manager and Stroke Coordinator at Baylor Scott & White - Lakeway

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Kenneth Mattox, M.D., FACS

Houston

Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Retired Chief of Staff at
Ben Taub Hospital

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Carlos Palacio, M.D., FACS

McAllen

Trauma Surgeon at South Texas Health System Clinics

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Jon-Michael Parker, RN, BSN

Eldorado

Chief Nursing Officer at Reagan Hospital District

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Traceee Rose, MSN, RN, CCNS-BC, CCRN-K

San Antonio

Acute Care Division Director at Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council

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David Weisoly, D.O.

The Woodlands

Practice Medical Director at Pediatrix and Obstetrix Specialists of Houston

TETAF Board of Directors Meetings

August 2024 (Date TBD, Rescheduling due to the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Texas Trauma System - LEARN MORE)

Meeting will be held via Zoom

TETAF Board of Directors Terms

Terms Expiring in December 2024
  • Bill Bonny, BA, LP
  • Scott Christopher, BBA, BSN, RN, LP
  • Dan Little, MD
  • Rhonda Manor-Coombes, BSN, RN, TCRN
  • Danny Updike, RN, CCRN, EMT-LP
Terms Expiring in December 2025
  • Jessica Ehrig, MD, FACOG
  • Ernest Gonzalez, M.D., FACS
  • Wanda Helgesen, RN, MSN
  • Kenneth Mattox, M.D.
  • Kate Schaefer, RN, CEN, NREMT
  • David Weisoly, D.O.
Terms Expiring in December 2026
  • Cherish Brodbeck, MSN, RNC-OB, LP, CMTE
  • Kate Drone, MJ, BSN, LSSBB, RNC-OB, C-EFM, C-ONQS
  • Eric Epley, CEM*
  • Carlos Palacio, MD, FACS
  • Jon-Michael Parker, RN, BSN
  • Traceee Rose, MSN, RN, CCNS-BC, CCRN-K

*Denotes General Assembly Chair