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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 deadline to challenge these election results is March 6, 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


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

You may view each Candidate Biography when you click on the candidate's name.

Board Member-At-Large – 3-year term, 2020-2023 Vote for One
Lucindra Campbell-Law, PhD, ANP, APRN, PMHNP, BC – Houston
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 – Lubbock

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 – Brownwood
Renae Schumann, PhD, RN, CNE – Houston
Irene Rosales, MSN, RN – Laredo


Below are the Resolutions that each delegate will be able to vote on during the 2020 Virtual House of Delegates. Delegates will have the opportunity to talk with the resolution authors during the Delegate Orientation on May 12, 2020.

Resolution on Occupational Licensure

Resolution on Gun Violence

Resolution on Time Change


Position Descriptions
Nominations and Elections Policies President-Elect/President/Immediate Past President
Fiduciary Responsibilities of Board Members
Board of Directors
Campaign Guidelines
TNA Leadership Succession Committee
General Candidate Criteria ANA Membership Assembly Representative 
 Candidate Orientation 



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