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Member Information

Kathy Shipp, Board President


Kathy Shipp, MSN, RN, FNP

Representing APRN Practice – Lubbock
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2023

Ms. Shipp is faculty at West Texas A&M University in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and also works part-time as a nurse practitioner in a private family practice. She is a member of the Texas Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the Texas and South Plains Nurse Practitioner Association. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, a volunteer with the Parkridge Pregnancy Center, a past speaker for Lubbock Teen Straight Talk, and was recently a member of the Texas Health Disparities Task Force. Ms. Shipp received a family nurse practitioner certificate from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from West Texas A & M.

David Saucedo II


David Saucedo, II

Consumer Member – El Paso
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2021

David E. Saucedo II, of El Paso, is president of the Saucedo Lock Company, a 4th generation family business founded in 1917. After graduating from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, David came back to El Paso. His work in the El Paso community is vast and includes being a member of the Board of Directors for the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, of which, he is a founding chair of the Empire Builders / Jovenes Empresarios - a leadership program to train and mentor next generation business leaders in the West Texas region. David is married and has 2 young daughters.

Nina Almasy,Representing LVN Education – Austin

Nina Almasy, DNP, RN, CNE

Representing LVN Education – Austin
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2019

Ms. Almasy was first appointed to the Board of Nursing on December 21, 2012. She is an Associate Professor in the Vocational Nursing program at Austin Community College. She received a Master’s Degree in Public Health Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Texas at Austin in August, 2017.

Patti Clapp,Consumer Member – Dallas

Patricia "Patti" Clapp, BA

Consumer Member – Dallas
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2019

Ms. Clapp is the Managing Director of Patti Clapp Consulting and retired after 24 years as Vice-President of Talent, Workforce and Education for the Dallas Regional Chamber. She is active in a number of civic organizations including: Charter 100, the Dallas Summit and serves on the American Cancer Society (ACS) High Plains Division Board and the Dallas ACS Board where she is a past chair. She has also served as chair of Headstart of Greater Dallas, the Community Council of Greater Dallas, the Tejas Girl Scout Board, the Tejas Girl Scout Foundation, the Women's Council of Dallas County, the Dallas Commission on Children and Youth, the Texas Center for Educational Research, the Texas Association of School Boards, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees, the North Texas Association of School Boards, and the Trinity River Authority. Ms. Clapp was a member of the WorkSolutions of Dallas County Board for over 12 years. Ms. Clapp received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma where she serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Laura Disque, RN, MN

Laura Disque, MN, RN

Representing RN Practice- Edinburg
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2019

Ms. Disque serves as Vice President of Nursing for Surgical/Procedural Services for Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. She is a member of the American Organization for Nurse Executives, American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, and the American Hospital Association. Ms. Disque received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix.

Diana Flores, MN, RN

Diana Flores, MN, RN

Representing RN Practice - Helotes
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2021

Diana Flores, MN, RN, of Helotes is a registered nurse and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force [Lt. Col. (ret.)], having been honorably discharged after 25 years of service. Her current role is in Quality Management at South Texas Veterans Health Care System, where she provides direct staff support in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of committees, program components and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and the appropriateness and timeliness of services. She is responsible for providing clinical and administrative recommendations in support of The Joint Commission functions and is involved in performance improvement teaching and/or teams. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association, and the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. Ms. Flores received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix.


Doris Jackson, DHA, ABD, MSN, RN

Doris Jackson, DHA, MSN, RN

Representing ADN Education – Pearland
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2023

Doris Jackson DHA, MSN, RN of Pearland is a registered nurse and serves as Interim Dean of Health and Human Services/Director of Nursing for the associate degree nursing program at Lone Star College – North Harris. In addition, she is a board member on the Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association, and a member of the National Black Nurses Association, Society of Pediatric Nurses, Texas Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Texas Community College Teachers Association, National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, Texas Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, and the Wellness Ministry at Brentwood Baptist Church. Dr. Jackson received a bachelor of science (BSN) and a master of science (MSN) in Nursing Leadership from Prairie View A&M University. She received a Doctorate in Health Administration from Capella University.

Mazie Mathews Jamison

Mazie Mathews Jamison, BA, MA

Consumer Member - Dallas
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2023

Ms. Jamison of Dallas retired as Chief Public Policy Officer at Children’s Medical Center in North Texas.  Prior to that, she served as Director of Public Policy for the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Ms. Jamison is past Chair of the Dallas Area Legislative Coalition and Co-Chair of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association Social Committee. She has served as an Executive Committee Member on the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, member of the Kilgore College Foundation Board of Directors, and previous President and current board member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes Forever Board of Directors. Ms. Jamison received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts from Texas State University.

Kathy Leader-Horn

Kathy Leader-Horn, LVN

Represents LVN Practice – Granbury
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2021

Ms. Leader-Horn is a quality assurance nurse with Grace Hospice of Fort Worth. She is an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium trainer, with a focus on the care of veterans. She is an active volunteer in her community and church. She participates in the Healthy Kids Summer Lunch program, Christmas for Children’s Charities, and Operation School Supplies. Mrs. Leader-Horn received a vocational Nurse Certificate from the John Peter Smith School of Vocational Nursing.

Allison Porter-Edwards, DrPH, MS, RN

Allison Porter-Edwards, DrPH, MS, RN, CNE

Representing BSN Education- Bellaire
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2021

Allison Edwards, DrPH, MS, RN, CNE, serves as one of the lead faculty for the bachelor of science Pacesetter program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing.

During her career at the UTHealth School of Nursing, Dr. Edwards has taught core courses in the RN-BSN program, including Professional Practice in Nursing, Community Health, Community Health Clinical Project, Issues in Professional Nursing, Management and Leadership, Synthesis, and Role Transition. She has also taught the Community Health and didactic and clinical course for the Pacesetter BSN program. She has developed clinical affiliation agreements with Baylor’s Transition Medicine Clinic, Shriner’s Hospital, Jewish Family Services: Celebration Company, RISE School, The Center, Spectra Energy, and Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, where she has mentored third-semester RN-BSN students as well as third-semester Pacesetter BSN students.

She has worked in a variety of clinical, education and management roles including for-profit, not-for-profit, and managed care facilities. Her clinical experience encompasses operating room, pediatrics, medical-surgical, case management, primary care, triage, house supervisor and school nursing.

Dr. Edwards is an honors graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and earned her master’s in Nursing Administration in 1992 at Texas Woman’s University in Houston. She received her doctoral degree from The UTHealth School of Public Health in 2006.

In 2015, she achieved Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) and is a member of the Developmental Disability Nursing Association and Sigma Theta Tau-Zeta Pi Chapter. In January, 2017, Dr. Edwards was awarded the Joan and Stanford Alexander endowment for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Melissa Schat

Melissa Schat, LVN

Representing LVN Practice – Granbury
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2019

Ms. Schat is a pediatric nurse with Cook Children’s Medical Center-Rheumatology Department, where she focuses on clinical support of staff, patients, and families. Additionally, she provides patient education, phone triage, and monitors quality improvement in her department. Her clinical experience includes home health, medical-surgical, school nursing, and rheumatology. She is a member of the Arthritis Foundation-Juvenile Arthritis Committee of North Texas. Ms. Schat received a vocational nursing certificate from Weatherford College.

Francis Stokes, JD

Francis Stokes, BA

Consumer Member – Port Aransas
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2021

Francis Stokes, BA, of Port Aransas is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and is a vice president at First Community Bank in Corpus Christi. He is chairman of the Port Aransas Recreational Development Corporation, member of the Port Aransas Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders – Small Lender (West) Committee. Mr. Stokes received a bachelor of business administration from Texas A&M University, Kingsville. While serving in the USMC during the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat as well as the Bronze Star with Combat “V” for heroism in combat.

Kimberly Wright

Kimberly “Kim” Wright, LVN

Representing LVN Practice – Big Spring
Appointment Expires: January 31, 2023

Ms. Wright is a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the Primary Care Outpatient Clinic at West Texas Veteran’s Health Administration.  Previously, she worked as a BLS Instructor at Howard College, Field Nurse at Encompass Home Health, and School Nurse at Big Spring Independent School District.  She currently serves as Secretary for the LVN Boards Committee at West Texas Veteran’s Health Administration. Ms. Wright received a vocational nursing certificate from from Howard College.