Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation

Meet the TETAF Board of Directors

Craig Rhyne

Craig Rhyne, M.D.
Chair

Lubbock
Regional Chief Medical Officer at Covenant Health System
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Dudley Wait,
EMT-P

Vice Chair

Schertz
MEDCOM Division Director at the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)
Ricky Reeves

Ricky Reeves,
EMT-P
Secretary

Lewisville
Executive Director at
Texas EMS
Kathy Perkins

Kathy Perkins, RN, MBA
Treasurer

Round Rock
(Retired) Assistant Commissioner for Regulatory Services at Texas Department of State Health Services
Eric Epley

Eric Epley, CEM
General Assembly Chair

San Antonio
Executive Director at Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)
Jeff Beeson

Jeff Beeson, D.O.

Fort Worth
Executive Medical Director and Assistant Professor - Medical Education, Chief Medical Officer at UNT Health Sciences Center
Scott Christopher

Scott Christopher, BBA, BSN, RN, LP

San Augustine
RN and Paramedic
at PHI Medical Group
Nilda Garcia

Nilda Garcia, M.D.

Austin
Surgeon-in-Chief at Dell Children's Medical Center
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Angela Gentry, RN, MSN, TCRN

Temple
Director of Trauma and Forensics at Baylor Scott & White Temple
Wanda Helgesen

Wanda Helgesen, RN, MSN

El Paso
Executive Director at Border Regional Advisory Council (Border RAC)
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Lisa Hutchins,
RN-NIC

Houston
Assistant Chief
Nursing Officer at
The Women's
Hospital of Texas
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Kenneth Mattox, M.D., FACS

Houston
Chief of Staff and Surgeon-in-Chief at
Ben Taub Hospital
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Edward Racht, M.D.

Austin
Chief Medical Officer at Global Medical Response
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Kate Schaefer, RN, CEN, NREMT

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

Danny Updike, RN, CCRN, EMT-LP

San Angelo
Executive Director at the Concho Valley Regional Advisory Council (CVRAC)
Peyton Ware

Peyton Ware, BBA

Lufkin
Manager at Deep East Texas Regional Advisory Council (DETRAC)
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David Weisoly, D.O.

The Woodlands
Neonatal ICU Medical Director at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands