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2020 TNA Election Results

This ballot was conducted between January 20 – February 7, 2020, and in accordance with the Policies Regarding Nominations and Elections for TNA Offices, every nurse who was a member of Texas Nurses Association on December 31, 2019 was eligible to vote.

Leadership Succession Committee Chair – 2-year term, 2020-2022Vote for One

Patricia Francis-Johnson, DNP, RN – Lubbock 542 Votes – Elected 

ANA Membership Assembly Representative – 1-year term, 2020-2021, Vote for up to 6

Sandra Chaveleh, MBA, BSN, RN – Houston384 Votes – Elected 
Mary Vitullo, BA, BSN, RN – Dallas395 Votes – Elected
Patricia Morrell, DNP, RN, NEA, BC – Irving405 Votes – Elected
Rhonda Winegar, DNP, PhDc, RN, FNP-BC – Austin401 Votes – Elected 
Kamilah A. Hyder, MS, BSN, RN – Dallas391 Votes – Elected
Renae Schumann, PhD, RN, CNE – Houston408 Votes – Elected


The following positions were voted on by the official delegates in attendance at the 2020 Virtual House of Delegates on June 6, 2020. Voting on resolutions and candidates occurred by electronic ballot following the House of Delegates.

Board Member-At-Large – 3-year term, 2020-2023 Vote for One

Lucindra Campbell-Law, PhD, ANP, APRN, PMHNP, BC – Houston
131 Votes – Elected 


Board Member-At-Large, Small District – 3-year term, 2020-2023 Vote for One

Colleen Marzilli, PhD, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CCM, PHNA-BC, CNE, NEA-BC –Tyler
Patricia Lynn (Patty) Freier, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ – Lubbock73 Votes – Elected


Leadership Succession Committee Member – 2-year term, 2020-2022 Vote for 2

Mandy Helberg, MSN, AGNP, RN  – Paris
Jonas Nguh, PhD, MSN, MHSA, FACHE, FNAP, NEA-BC, RN – Brownwood87 Votes – Elected
Renae Schumann, PhD, RN, CNE – Houston
84 Votes – Elected
Irene Rosales, MSN, RN – Laredo


Below are the Resolutions that were adopted by the 2020 Virtual House of Delegates.

 Resolution on Occupational Licensure(138 + 21 proxies)      159 Votes – Adopted
 Resolution on Gun Violence(118 + 20 proxies)
138 Votes – Adopted
 Resolution on Time Change119 + 21 proxies)           140 Votes – Adopted


The deadline to challenge these election results is June 26, 2020.  Challenges need to be sent in writing either via email, fax or mail and addressed to Pat Francis Johnson, DNP, RN, Chair, TNA Leadership Succession Committee.


Fax: 512/452-0648

Mail: TNA, 4807 Spicewood Springs, Rd., Bldg. 3, Suite 100, Austin, TX  78759


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