Board Members

2024 President - Theresa Price, BSN, RN, TCRN, CEN


My name is Theresa Price and I am Austin ENA's president elect for 2023. I have been a nurse for 19 years, 17 of which I have worked in the ER. I can remember completing my ER rotation during nursing school and thinking immediately, "This is where I have to be!" The ER holds a very special place in my heart. I have had the privilege of working with so many amazing people and have had several wonderful leaders. I am currently the Director of Emergency and Trauma Services at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. What is my why? My team, our patients, and our community. I am an advocate for collaborative decision making, empowering nursing, and innovative healthcare. During my nursing career, I have been able to work in a four bed rural ER, an eight bed level four ER, a level three trauma center, flight nursing, and now a Level 1 trauma center. All of these experiences have helped define the nurse and leader I am today.
I enjoy spending time with family, listening to live music, and enjoying a night out on the patio with friends.
I am honored to lead our Austin ENA team and look forward to 2023.

2024 President Elect - DeAnna Gillespie, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN


Bio to follow.

2023 Immediate Past President - Candace Lee, FNP, RN


I’ve been working in the Emergency Department since 2012, initially as an Emergency Room technician while completing nursing school. I then went on to work as an RN in several large emergency departments in the Austin area, most recently Dell Children’s Medical Center where I served on the Nursing Peer Review Committee, Facilitated the Nursing Career Portfolio in the Emergency Department, and streamlined multiple process improvement projects.

During my last two years working at Dell, I completed a Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In 2021, I began working as a Nurse Practitioner in several emergency departments within the central Texas area and am currently enrolled in a Post-Master’s ENP program to more adequately prepare nurse practitioners to work in the emergency department. In my spare time (there isn’t much) I like to hangout with my two Goldendoodles, Harvey and Hamilton.

Secretary - Debra Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CPEN


Treasurer - Betty Nolan, MA, RN, CEN, FAEN


Betty has been a nurse for over 40 years. She retired from the US Army Reserve in 2010 and worked at University of Kentucky Healthcare for over 25 years. As a member of KY ENA, Betty was an active member of the Bluegrass Chapter and served as State Council President in 2003. On the National level she has volunteered for the Membership and Awards Committees and was on the  ENA Foundation Board Trustees and Scholarship Committee. In 2018 Betty retired and moved to Texas to be closer to family. She looks forward to travelling across the state to attend TX ENA meetings and visiting various points of interest, restaurants and wineries/distilleries. Betty spends her free time ushering at Texas Performing Arts and Zach Theatre and actively supports local arts in the Austin area.

Director - Felix McCoy, RN


My name is Felix McCoy and I am happy to serve in the future role of DIrector of Austin ENA in 2023. I have been a nurse for over 22 years and have had the pleasure of working for Dell Seton Medical Center, formerly Brackenridge Hospital as an Emergency Room nurse for 20 of those years. I started my medical career in the United States Army as a Medic. This quickly taught me the importance of teamwork, accountability and commitment to service. This was definitely a springboard to my foundation in nursing. I currently serve in the role of ER Supervisor. In this role I am able to advocate for patients and nursing staff. I look forward to bringing my experience and contributing to the Austin ENA leadership team.

Male Profile

Director - Eric DeLeon

Bio to follow.



Past Presidents

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