TNP Staff
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Emily S. Eastin

Chief Executive Officer 


Emily S. Eastin is the Chief Executive Officer of Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP). She joined TNP as Executive Director in October of 2007. Previously, Emily was the Assistant Executive Director at the Columbus Bar Association in Columbus, Ohio. She had been at the Columbus Bar since September of 2001 where she had also served as Director of Communications and Membership. Before joining the Columbus Bar Association, Emily worked at the State Bar of Michigan for three years. Prior to that, she worked as a communication specialist at Central States of Omaha (a health and life insurance company) in Omaha, Nebraska. A proud Cornhusker, Emily attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.


"I’m here to help if you want more information about leadership and career opportunities, educational offerings including abstract submissions, conference registration and any general issues or concerns about TNP."

Erin Cusack

Director of Government Affairs


Erin has a wide range of public affairs and grassroots advocacy experience at the state, national, and international levels. Prior to coming to TNP, she worked as a Policy Analyst for State Representative Eddie Rodriguez of Travis County, where she served as the health care policy analyst and liaison to the Women’s Health Caucus.  From 2011-2013, she also worked as a Public Policy and Community Engagement Coordinator for the maternal-child health non-profit Maternity Care Coalition in Philadelphia, where she managed advocacy campaigns on issues such as health care reform and access to maternity services. She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a degree in Political Science and has a Master’s in Global Policy Studies from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin.


"I’m here to help with policy questions about nurse practitioners, and getting nurse practitioners involved in the political process."


Suzanna Rickman

Membership Engagement Coordinator


Suzanna Rickman is the Membership Engagement Coordinator for TNP. She joined the TNP team in July of 2016. Suzanna graduated from Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, Texas) in May of 2016 with a Bachelors of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship with a focus in Nonprofit Leadership. While in school, Suzanna completed multiple internships including nonprofit leadership, development, and grant writing. 


"I’m here to help if you need assistance with uploading a photo, renewing or updating your membership, donations, and advertising or corporate affiliate information."


Bella Stewart

Education Coordinator


Bella Stewart is the Education Coordinator for TNP. She joined the TNP team in November of 2017. Isabella graduated from Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas) in May of 2015 with a Bachelors in Business Management and her Masters degree in Legal Studies from Texas State in May of 2018. During the year in between her degrees, she was the Administrative Assistant for Super-Krete working on sales, purchases, inventory, and training courses for contractors all over the world. Isabella has coordinated volunteer events to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation and has experience working and planning TNP fall and spring conferences.


"I’m here to help if you need assistance with conference registration, locating CE forms and/or interested in presenting at a future TNP Conference."

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.