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2017-2018 Staff Senate Election Results

 


Amarillo

Laura Field (Non-Exempt)

Laura Field

Laura Field

Specialist III, General Services - Amarillo

Email: laura.field@ttuhsc.edu

About Laura

I have worked for TTUHSC for a little over 2 years and absolutely love my job and the people here!  I served my first term as a Staff Senator for a year and a half to replace someone who had left.  I feel like I have been a good representative in Staff Senate and hope to finish the next 2 years as an elected Senator.  I have met a lot of great people and look forward to serving you here in Amarillo for another 2 year term.

 

Desmon Dunn (Exempt)

Desmon Dunn

Desmon Dunn

Business Manager,School of Pharmacy  - Amarillo

Email: desmon.dunn@ttuhsc.edu

About Desmon

I have been the Business Manager for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for over six years. Amarillo grown and TTU graduated (2008, wreck ‘em!).  I understand and love both West Texas and Tech. I am always looking for opportunities where I can use my leadership skills to use for the community and others. Currently, I serve as Board President of Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation, and I donate my skills in graphic design and video production to various other local charities and causes.

 I would be honored to serve as a staff senate because I know that we, the staff, need to have an active role in our growth both inside and out the HSC. I am a pragmatist, I think we need to work together to make sure that we accomplish our mission, not just an institution, but as members of the Tech family.

 

Heather Grubb (Non-Exempt)

Heather Grubb

Heather Grubb

Unit Supervisor, School of Pharmacy

Email: heather.grubb@ttuhsc.edu

About Heather

I have worked for TTUHSC in Amarillo for almost five years now and currently I work in the School of Pharmacy’s Office of Sciences department as the Unit Supervisor. I have a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences and I am currently working on my Masters in Healthcare Administration at TTUHSC.  I am very enthusiastic about being involved and making a difference where I can. I think being on the staff senate will be that perfect opportunity to get more involved with what is going on within the university and to help make a difference for staff all across the campuses. Thanks and I look forward to being able to foster change and growth within the university.

 


CMHC

Tasia Rains (Non-Exempt)

Tasia Rains

Tasia Rains

Nurse, Montford Unit

Email: tasia.rains@ttuhsc.edu

About Tasia

I am a Registered Nurse working at the Montford Unit. I have been a nurse for 10 years. My wonderful husband and I have been married for 2 years and we have 3 beautiful dog babies. I started with Texas Tech 5 years ago as an LVN. Since then I have been able to continue my education and obtain my Associate’s Degree in Nursing. I am currently working towards my Bachelor’s Degree with the goal of eventually becoming a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and continuing my career with Texas Tech. When I first started, it only took me two days to realize I had truly found my forever home working at Montford. It has sparked a passion in me to focus on a severely under-served community of patients who need strong advocates.

Since I plan to remain with Texas Tech and at Montford until the end of my career, it’s important to me that our voices here are heard. I want to make sure the employees feel that they are part of the Texas Tech community. I would like to know that I could be a part of improving the place I intend to spend the next 20-25 years of my life. Our staff here has made it their mission to care for patients that most people avoid, and they need someone to stand up for them as passionately as we stand for our patients. 

 

Kathy Ortiz(Exempt)

Kathy Ortiz

Kathy Ortiz

Project Manager - CMHC

Email: katherine.ortiz@ttuhsc.edu

About Kathy

I am a project manager for the EHR Department, TTUHSC CMHC.  I have been associated with correctional care for the last 17 years, with the last 8 being spent working for the EHR Department.  Having worked on a facility, I know that it is sometimes difficult to communicate opinions, concerns and needs. I would like to be an advocate for the staff working on correctional facilities.

TEAMWORK is an important part of any organization and I would love to work toward solidifying the relationship between employees on a unit level and the university.  CMHC is moving in a new direction and I would love to represent correctional employees during this time.  Together we can realize and achieve our goals.  I look forward to the opportunity to serve you as a member of the Staff Senate and would appreciate your vote. 

 

Jean Jackson (Non-Exempt Alternate)

Jean Jackson

Jean Jackson

LVN, Montford Unit

Email: jean.jackson@ttuhsc.edu

About Jean

Hello, my name is Jean and I have worked at the Montford unity as a correctional LVN for the last 22 years. I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and a dedicated employee. I spend a lot of time volunteering to help the less fortunate through mission work with my church; and currently I am working on a necessities pantry for the homeless where they can come get items lie soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other common daily needs. My passion for people also applies to those I work with. Having been a the prison for as long as I have, I know that many things go unnoticed. I would love to be an advocate for those around me and continue to make it my personal mission to help bring up moral. I feel that as a member of staff senate not only would it help me to continue making progress, but hopefully it would show my fellow co-workers that they have someone in their corner. 

Veronica Sanchez (Exempt Alternate)

Veronica Sanchez

Veronica Sanchez

Executive Associate, Sanchez Unit

Email: veronica.sanchez@ttuhsc.edu

About Veronica

I have been an employee of TTUHSC for 12 years and can apply knowledge gained to represent TTUHSC and TTUHSC CMHC off sites on policy related issues and other matters that impact all employees.  I have strong advocate skills to successfully support issues of interest on behalf of others.  Good at problems solving and collaboration.

 



Dallas

Sarah Innis (Non-Exempt)

Sarah Innis

Sarah Innis

College Recruiter, School of Pharmacy

Email: sarah.innis@ttuhsc.edu

About Sarah

I currently work in Student Services at the Dallas Campus. I manage recruitment
for the pharmacy program and am starting my fifth year with TTUHSC. I’m
originally from the West Texas Area and moved to the Dallas Campus two years
ago. I love what I do. Being able to encourage students to achieve their goals is
truly a gift.

I would like to be staff senator because I feel we have incredible staff in Dallas
that sometimes go unrecognized. I would like to be an advocate for staff and
work towards improving their worklife. Also, Dallas isn’t very well known
among the HSC. I would like to help the TTUHSC build community among it’s
regional campuses.

 

Lubbock

Brandi Hargrave (Exempt)

Brandi Hargrave

Brandi Hargrave

Unit Manager, Academic Services

Email: brandi.hargrave@ttuhsc.edu

About Brandi

I have had the pleasure to be in the Office of Academic Affairs, currently as Unit Manager, since 2014 with over three years additional experience within TTUHSC.  In my tenure with TTUHSC, I have enjoyed developing strong working relationships with individuals within the various departments and on regional campuses. 

My educational background is from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies with a focus in technical communications and personal finance that concentrated on administrative management, benefits, and investment.  In addition to my time at TTUHSC, I also have over 15 years of administrative experience as an associate in HR, payroll, data entry, and recruitment. 

Personally, I have been happily married for 18 years and a mother to 3 of the most spoiled blessings.  My family strongly believes in service to our community so we are involved in local charitable events and volunteering.  We enjoy spending time with friends, camping, swimming, and my children and I are avid readers.

As a representative in the Staff Senate, I hope to be an advocate for staff members who want their concerns heard.  In my eyes, we are imperative to the success of TTUHSC!

 

Brandi Collins (Non-Exempt)

Brandi Collins

Brandi Collins

Specialist IV, School of Nursing

Email: brandi.collins@ttuhsc.edu

About Brandi

I currently work as a Data Coordinator for a grant project for Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center with the School of Nursing and have worked for TTUHSC for 4 years. I truly enjoy what I do and feel that our patients deserve to learn about their health conditions and how to manage them.

I am a Certified Community Health Worker and am currently attending Western Governor’s University to receive my Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Management in October of 2019.

I feel that communication is the key to everything and I would like to represent my co-workers to ensure our voices are heard!

 


Midland

Casie Reyes (Exempt)

Casie Reyes

Casie Reyes

Programmer Analyst III, School of Medicine

Email: casie.reyes@ttuhsc.edu

About Casie

Hi, my name is Casie and I have been with Texas Tech for almost 5 years. I have worked for both Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as Correctional Managed Health Care. I find that working for Texas Tech helped me find the career path I had been searching for, and hope to retire from this institution. While serving on Staff Senate, I hope to bring fresh ideas as well as positive energy to the Permian Basin Campuses. I hope to find ways to include both the Odessa and Midland employees in different activities and strengthen the relationship between these campuses.  

 

Dana Quintero (Exempt)

Dana Quintero

Dana Quintero

Unit Assistant Director, Human Resources

Email: dana.quintero@ttuhsc.edu

About Dana

My name is Dana Quintero, I am currently the Unit Assistant Director for Human Resources in the Permian Basin.  I have been with TTUHSC since 2014. 

I am a long standing Red Raider.  I received my Bachler’s degree from Texas Tech in Communications.  While at TTU, I had the honor of being part of the Raiderette Dance Drill Team and to serve on the Presidents council.   After graduation I worked in Broadcast for 8 year.  My family relocated to Midland in 2001 where I began a career in Human Resources working for several companies in the Oil & Gas Industry before having the pleasure to come work for my alma mater. 

I am excited about the opportunity to become part of the Staff Senate and to serve as a representative for my co-workers.  I look forward to hearing from our staff and working to keep the lines of communication open to help improve and make TTUHSC an even better place to work.

 


Odessa

Karina Martinez (Non-Exempt)

Karina Martinez

Karina Martinez

Coordinator, Family Medicine - Odessa

Email: karina.martinez@ttuhsc.edu

About Karina

Hello

My name is Karina Martinez. I have been with Texas Tech in Odessa for about 3 years already. I am a Purchasing Coordinator for Family Medicine, I started out as a PSS in the Family Medicine Clinic, so far I can say I love working with Texas Tech, I thank God I was placed in a Department where we all get along and come up with solutions to better ourselves. I would love to contribute to the continued growth and success that Texas Tech has become over the years. As a Tech employee I now how important it is to have someone care about your questions and concerns. As a Staff Senate I will continue to try my hardest to find a solution to help others voice their opinion in a comfortable way to make a better work environment.

 

Sylvia DeLoera (Non-Exempt Alternate)

Sylvia DeLoera

Sylvia DeLoera

Specialist IV, Academic Services

Email: sylvia.deloera@ttuhsc.edu

About Sylvia

Hello, my name is Sylvia and I have been with TTUHSC for 4 years.  I currently work as Specialist IV (office manager) for the Library of the Health Sciences at the Permian Basin.  As a Staff Senator, I will strive to be everyone’s voice.  My goal will be to get the needs and interests of my fellow co-workers addressed.  I also look forward to developing my teamwork, relationship building, and active listening skills.  I have always enjoyed helping people and believe I will be a strong representative to help TTUHSC continue to move forward. 

 


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