Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Nursing, Texas Board of*

13 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 507 1801 Congress AveSuite 10-200Austin, TX 78701

Members

Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
President Verna "Kathy" Shipp, MSN, RN, FNP Lubbock, 01-31-2029
Vice President Allison Porter-Edwards, DrPH, MS, RM, CNE Bellaire, 01-31-2027
Board Member(s) Kathy Boswell, BSN, RN Mineral Wells, 01-31-2029
Laura Disque, MN, RN Edinburg, 01-31-2025
Carol Kay Hawkins, BSN, RN San Antonio, 01-31-2025
Mazie Mathews Jamison Dallas, 01-31-2029
Ken Johnson, RN San Angelo, 01-31-2027
Kathy Leader-Horn, LVN Granbury, 01-31-2027
Dru Riddle Ph.D., DNP, CRNA, FAAN Fort Worth, 01-31-2029
Melissa Schat, LVN Granbury, 01-31-2025
Public Member(s) Daryl Chambers Grand Prairie, 12-31-2027
Position Vacant 01-31-2027
Rickey "Rick" Williams Killeen, 01-31-2025

Staff

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Kristin K. Benton, DNP, RN (512) 305-6811 / (512) 305-8101
Executive Assistant Patricia Vianes-Cabrera (512) 305-6811 / (512) 305-8101
Director of Operations Mark Majek (512) 305-6801 / (512) 305-7401
Director of Enforcement Anthony Diggs (512) 305-6825 / (512) 305-6870
Director of Nursing Kristin K. Benton, DNP, RN (512) 305-6839 / (512) 305-7401
General Counsel James "Dusty" Johnston (512) 305-6821 / (512) 305-8101

Notes

The board oversees accreditation of nursing schools and ensures that licensed nurses in Texas meet the necessary requirements to practice.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2029.