Rhonda Manor Coombes BSN, RN, TCRN
Howdy. My name is Rhonda Manor Coombes and I am your 2022 Austin ENA President. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. After graduating nursing school in 2002, I immediately went to work in the Emergency Department at St. David's Medical Center. I knew from the very beginning that the ED is where I belong. Believe it or not, prior to my ED career I was a Certified Surgical Technologist for Labor and Delivery and even worked in the OR. All just adding to my skillset for when I began my career in the Emergency Department. I have been a registered emergency department nurse for the past 19 years. I have worked for HCA (St. David's), Ascension (Seton Hays) and now I am the Trauma/Stroke Coordinator for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lakeway. I would not change a thing.
I have been a member of ENA, Texas ENA and Austin ENA since 2008. For the Austin chapter of ENA, I held the position of Director, Secretary and President (many, many, many times.) Within Texas ENA, I have been the secretary, director, media chair and information retention chair; I even ran for President a few times. I truly believe each position enhances my purpose within ENA, Texas ENA and Austin ENA.
My passion is Emergency Nursing. I have not missed an ENA National Conference since becoming a member. I enjoy the networking, seeing old friends, making new friends and just learning from others. One day I will present and maybe even run for a position at the National Level.