Thank you to our 2016 Nominating Committee: Darlene Menn, Amy Thornberry, and Judy Thurman
Nominee for President: Joe Flores JD, FNP-C
Joe Flores is a nurse practitioner and a trial attorney. Mr. Flores has practiced in both state and federal court on issues as diverse as healthcare fraud to alien smuggling. He has represented over 500 nurses and other healthcare professionals on civil, criminal and administrative matters. He has also represented many mid-level and physician practices and healthcare entities for more than a decade. Mr. Flores is a nationwide lecturer and author of articles on topics such as health care fraud, HIPAA and the field of legal nurse consulting. Joe also has a television program on medical, legal and political issues on KTMV Time Warner Channel 6 in Corpus Christi, Texas to over 200,000 viewers nightly. His television guests have included the late United States Senator Ted Kennedy, several United States Congressman, and a Texas Supreme Court Justice. He also supports the arts through the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet and is on the Board of that entity as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters and of Education is Our Freedom which has sent over 800 high school dropouts back to get their GED and attend college with an 87% success rate. He presently is also focusing on launching preventative medicine house call initiatives in South Texas for the elderly and homebound.
Nominee for Corresponding Secretary
Eva Bell RN, DNP, FNP-BC, A&F PMHNP
My name is Eva Bell and I live in Corpus Christi, Texas. I earned my MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC). I proceeded to earn a Post-Masters as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse CNS, then a few years later a DNP (first cohort) here at Duquesne. Currently, I am in the dissertation phases of my PhD. I hold three national certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and both Family and Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Currently, I teach various courses and supervise clinical experiences across the State of Texas. I am excited to be core faculty in our new DNP program that will be admitting students for fall 2016. I have a small private psychiatric consulting practice, in which I see patients, consult for primary care providers, as well as work with various community and organizational needs. Aside from special interests in integrated behavioral and primary health care, I have special interests in global health and diversity, vulnerable populations, population management, and and social justice. I value professional organizations such as CBAPRN and TNP, as well as the personal and professional gains of nursing, advanced practice, and overall healthcare of individuals and communities. I would be pleased to be an active part in ensuring the success and influences of our organization on our practices as well as those we serve.