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Meet Our Transformational Leaders

  • Nursing Institute Leadership

We strive through faith and tireless dedication to elevate, inspire and change nursing for the better.

Our System Senior Leaders

Janice Walker, DHA, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Executive Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive, BSWH
Named to the Top 50 Most Influential Cinical Executives by Modern Healthcare

I commit to being a strategic, transformational leader who focuses on high-quality, equitable, safe, interdisciplinary care models so that patients and members can receive top-of-licensure, superior, innovative nursing care through their continuum of life.

Remy Tolentino, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

System VP, Nursing Workforce & Leadership Development

I commit to developing clinical leaders who will create and sustain great, collaborative work environments for staff so that patients and members across the continuum experience exceptional, value-based healthcare and trust BSWH for life.

Betsy Patterson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

System VP, Nursing Practice & Education

I commit to working relentlessly to promote and lead safe nursing practice and excellence in education so that patients and members can experience a caring and supportive environment and zero harm.

Callie Wilde, MSN, RN, HACP

System VP, Clinical Compliance

I commit to being a transformational leader through my actions and words as a clinical compliance leader so that patients and members will receive safe quality healthcare at all times.

Toni Akers, MBA, BSN, RN-BC

System VP, Nursing Informatics & Clinical Excellence

I commit to demonstrating daily the BSWH mission, ambition, and values so that our patients and members will receive superior, innovated care in an inclusive culture.

Cindy Murray, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, CENP

System VP, Nursing Operations

I commit to bring my personal best to support every team member, every patient, every time so that patients and members will trust us with their healthcare for life.

Our Chief Nursing Officers

Joseph Berumen, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, NEA-BC

VP, CNO — BSW Medical Center Centennial

I commit to engage and empower our employees to drive our mission and values so that patients and members feel the exceptional, compassionate care provided by everyone they encounter.

Leslie Gembol, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

VP, Regional CNO — BSWH Temple Region

I commit to being a strategic, transformational, outcome driven leader that supports our multidisciplinary team so that patients and members across the continuum achieve the full benefit of our integrated delivery model.

Sally Gillam, DNP, MAHS, RN, NEA-BC

VP, Regional CNO — Austin / Round Rock / Hill Country Region

I commit to being an ethical, compassionate leader who supports every provider to achieve their best in every interaction, supporting a safe culture that demands unparalleled organizational/quality outcomes and overall experience.

LaJuana Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

VP, CNO — BSW Medical Center Hillcrest (Waco)

I commit to creating a culture of safety and a healthy work environment by encouraging nursing excellence so that patients and members will choose to trust BSWH for all their healthcare needs.

Suzanne Krais, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CCRN-K

VP, CNO — BSWH Heart Hospital Plano

I commit to creating an environment where people strive to practice at the top of their abilities so that patients and members are cared for with respect, empathy and skill.

Susan K. Moats, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

VP, Regional CNO — BSWH DFW East Region

I commit to the pursuit of excellence and quality care so that patients and members can trust in Baylor Scott & White as their healthcare provider of choice.

Trang H. Nguyen, MSN, RN, NE-BC

VP, CNO — BSW Medical Center McKinney

I commit to creating a work environment that is conducive to safety, collaboration, and innovation so that patients and members have a place they can go to receive and give quality care close to home.

Elizabeth Ortiz, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

VP, CNO — BSWH Medical Center Waxahachie

I commit to creating an environment where our team has the skills and the resources to achieve excellence so that patients and members can place their trust in us.

Karla Ramberger, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

VP, Regional CNO — BSWH DFW Central Region

I commit to executing nursing excellence and innovation so that patients and members will trust BSWH to be their healthcare provider of choice.

Amber Reed, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN, NEA-BC

VP, Regional CNO — BSWH College Station Region

I commit to making a positive patient care impact by engaging our BSWH health team to provide unsurpassed care so that patients and members have the ultimate quality and compassionate healthcare experience throughout the care continuum.

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

VP, CNO — BSW Ambulatory Clinics

I commit to upholding the mission, values, strategies & ambitions of BSWH as an impactful leader so that patients and members benefit from exceptional nursing care system wide, achieved from innovative cost saving services.

Barbara Vaughn, DNP, NEA-BC, CCM

VP, CNO — BSW All Saints Medical Center (Fort Worth)

I commit to being a transformational, supportive leader so that patients and members can experience the benefits of receiving high quality, evidence-based, compassionate care.

Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

President & CNO — BSW Heart & Vascular Hospital (Dallas & Fort Worth)

I commit to transforming a sustainable infrastructure that spans the inpatient setting to the community and focusing on process improvement and innovation so that patients and members receive safe, evidence-based, affordable care from high performing healthcare teams.

Scott Williams, MSN, RN, NE-BC

VP, CNO — BSW Medical Center Irving

I commit to serve others and speak for those who cannot or will not so that patients and family members receive hope, comfort, care, and understanding.

Amy Wilkins, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC

VP, CNO — BSW Medical Center Lake Pointe

I commit to lead, inspire and grow teams with integrity, innovation and unwavering determination so that patients and members acquire a refreshed model of care focused on safety, quality and excellence in our communities.

Melissa Winter, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

VP, Regional CNO — BSWH DFW West Region

I commit to lead with a servant’s heart so that patients and members can receive consistent high value healthcare.

Site Leaders

Jeff Pick, MSN, RN, CEN

VP, Patient Care — BSW Medical Center Lakeway

I commit as a leader to make Baylor Scott White Health the best place to give care and receive care.

Susan Duboskas, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

VP — The Heart Hospitals Baylor Denton & McKinney

I commit to being a servant leader and providing staff with the time, resources, and education needed so that patients and members receive the highest quality care in a safe and compassionate environment.

Kelly Mullis, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

VP, Patient Care Services – BSW Medical Center Marble Falls

I commit to building strong relationships with our physicians and community providers to encourage unity and trust so that patients and members are confident in the healthcare services Baylor Scott & White delivers daily.

Trenton Vaughan, BSN, RN, NE-BC

VP, Patient Care Services – BSW Medical Center Round Rock

I commit to engage, inspire and support all members of our healthcare team so that patients and members receive the absolute best care available.

Additional System Leaders and Nursing Institute Team Members

Dana Dinsmore, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC

System Director — Nursing Leadership Development

I commit to inspiring professional growth in BSWH leaders at all levels through innovation and empowerment so that patients and members receive exemplary care sustained through research and best evidence influencing practice change.

Sharon Gunn, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist

I commit to creating and developing innovative, evidence-based education for the healthcare team so that patients and members are treated by clinicians with the latest and best practices for optimal outcomes.

Toni Haddox, MBA, BS, RN, NEA-BC

System Director — Clinical Nursing Practice Excellence

I commit to being a servant leader championing a culture that empowers and engages members so that patients and members can achieve exceptional patient outcomes in a healthy, healing environment.

Robin McCommons, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

System Director — Surgical Services

I commit to fostering a culture of surgical safety so that patients and members will know they are valued and receiving the best possible outcomes.

Kristine Powell, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, FAEN

NTX Division Director — Emergency Services

I commit to being a mindful leader who drives excellence in care delivery and who inspires others to do the same so that patients and members can achieve their life passions and aspirations.

Angela Stalbaum, MSN, RN, NE-BC

System Director — Nursing Support Services

I commit to being a transformational and servant leader for my team so they feel supported and engaged so that patients and members receive the safe, high quality experience that each of them deserve when in need of our care.

Kendra Sutton, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC

System Director — Telehealth Nursing

I commit to being a transformational leader to support the Patient Advisory Nurse Department so that patients and members receive coordinated evidence-based care in accessing the right level of care at the right time and place.

Alaina Tellson, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC

System Director — Nursing Research

I commit to promoting nursing research and evidence-based practices in alignment with system strategies so that patients and members receive affordable, exceptional, quality care.

Lesia Cox

Executive Assistant to EVP Chief Nurse Executive

I commit to being positive and helpful in all aspects of my daily work so that patients and members feel that I am approachable and willing to assist with whatever they need.

Beverly Martin, BBA

Executive Assistant to EVP Chief Nurse Executive

I commit to upholding our Christian foundation so that patients and members feel valued and trust they are receiving quality, compassionate care.

Kelly Webster

Executive Assistant — BSWH Nursing Institute

I commit to supporting our leadership and BSWH initiatives with dedication, trust and integrity so that patients and members can see that actions as a team serve faithfully in all that we do daily.

Lanitta Roberson

Executive Assistant to EVP Chief Nurse Executive

I commit to providing administrative support to executive leaders collaboratively, and to impacting positive outcomes so that our patients and members receive the best, affordable care possible.

Naomi Thompson

Project Manager II

I commit to supporting our leadership and BSWH initiatives with dedication, trust and integrity so that patients and members can see that actions as a team serve faithfully in all that we do daily.

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