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Board of Directors

  Robert Metzger DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Shelagh Larson, DNP, WHNP

  Peggy Francis DNP, RN, FNP


Christy Blanco DNP, WHNP

  Peggy Ostrander DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Board Member At Large


Erin Perez
Board Member At Large

  Cindy Weston DNP, RN, CCRN, CNS-CC, FNP-BC
Board Member at Large

 If you would like to reach any member of leadership, please contact admin@texasnp.org.

Board Role Responsibilities


Officers have their own unique positions on the board.

President: Oversees the direction of the organization and presides over TNP Board meetings.

Vice President:  Responsible for the TNP conference activities and will preside over the TNP Board meetings in the absence of the president.

Secretary: Records minutes of each meeting and has a vital role in the election process.

Treasurer: Oversees the financial aspects of the organization.

Each officer is to attend TNP Board meetings, write an annual report for the membership, and participate in assigned committees.


TNP provides opportunities for members to serve on committees and task forces. Individuals interested in serving on a committee will need to complete a committee request form between May-July each year. Committee assignments will be made in September each year. The new committees will begin at the conclusion of the annual membership luncheon held during the fall conference. For a listing of current committee members, please click here.


Advisory Groups

TNP has developed nine Advisory Groups to be utilized as an issue bank prior to and during the Legislative Session. We are very excited to announce that TNP has developed eight Advisory Groups to assist with our policy and legislative efforts leading up to session and during session. If the need arises for additional Advisory Groups in the future, we will look to develop additional groups. For a list of the Advisory Groups, please click here. 


Election Process

TNP Board Elections are held annually. A call for nominations will go to the membership in Winter issue of TNP News. To be eligible for a board seat, a candidate must be a current regular or lifetime member of TNP, and an APRN in good standing with the Board of Nursing. Elections by the general membership occur in May and results are posted by June 1 of each year. Term of office will begin at the Annual Membership meeting at conference. For information pertaining to the 2019 board elections, click here. 


TNP Board Meetings

Currently the TNP Board meets via Zoom call monthly to discuss the latest issues involving the organization, NP practice and legislation. In addition, the board has at least three in person meetings a year. The location of these meetings are coordinated with other events scheduled such as Spring and Fall Conference. All meetings are open to the public. We ask that if you do plan to attend that you give the TNP office two weeks notice (emily@texasnp.org).


TNP Past Presidents

1989-1992 Lisa Campbell 
1992-1996 Patricia Goller 
1996-1998 Elaine Ballard 
1998-2000 Ed Gruber 
2000-2002 Barbara Tucker 
2002-2004 Pamela Stewart
2004-2006 Rosie Morales 
2006-2008 Diane Klutz 
2008-2010 Alison Mitchell 
2010-2013 Sandy McCoy
2013-2015 Michael Hazel
2015-2017 Jan Zdanuk


Contact Us

Texas Nurse Practitioners
4425 S. Mopac, Building III
Suite 405 Austin, TX 78735
P: 512.291.6224
F: 512.291.6225

Our Mission

TNP is the voice of Texas Nurse Practitioners dedicated to improving patient access to quality health care.