Brandi McDonald, DNP, RN, CMSRN, PCCN-K, NEA-BC
Brandi McDonald has been a Registered Nurse for 22 years. She has extensive experience in telemetry, pediatrics, med/surg, and nursing education in both the acute care and clinical setting. She has worked for 8 years in various nursing leadership roles. Brandi currently works as the Director of Clinical Operations and Critical Care Services at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Brandi is a member of the Texas Nurses Association (TNA), American Nurses Association (ANA), Texas Organization of Nurse Leaders (TONL), American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL), Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses (AAACN). Brandi is a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse through the AMSN, certified as a PCCN-K in Progressive Care, and a Nurse Executive Advanced – Board Certified (NEA-BC).
Brandi earned her BSN in December 1999 from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. She received her MSN from Grand Canyon University in 2013. She obtained her DNP from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX.
Dr. Kit Bredimus is the Chief Nursing Officer at Midland Memorial Hospital. Kit earned his doctorate in nursing from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Kit holds three board certifications in Executive Nursing in addition to certifications in Nursing Leadership and Management, Emergency, and Pediatric Emergency nursing. Kit is a nationally recognized leader as a Modern Healthcare Rising Star in Nursing, AONL Early Careerist, and TNA Year of the Nurse Award winner. Kit received his DNP from Texas Tech. Kit presents nationally through various podium presentations, podcasts, and publications on topics related to professional development, employee engagement and wellness, and transforming cultures to improve outcomes.
As an administrator in nursing education and a director in the clinical arena for more than 30 years, Dr. Sharon Cannon has had the opportunity to speak at International, National, State, Regional and Local conferences each year on her areas of expertise. Sharon has authored two textbooks on research and evidence-based teaching, published 27 manuscripts and served as a consultant for multiple hospitals, schools of nursing and professional nursing organizations. Sharon serves on several community boards as well as boards and committees for State and National organizations. Sharon is a manuscript, abstract and grant reviewer for various journals and organizations.
Melonye Huber is the Chief Nursing Officer at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas a Steward Healthcare System’s hospital. She graduated from New Mexico Junior College in 1995, with an Associated in Applied Science. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in Nursing Administration both from Texas Tech University Health Science.
She is a recipient of the Permian Basin Great 25 Nurse award in 2019.
While active from 2013-2020 with various volunteer opportunities through Odessa Regional Medical Center, Melonye’s primary passion lies in honoring Veteran’s as a medical escort for the Basin Honor Flight, from 2016 to their most recent flight to Washington in October 2021.
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Jessica Tully is the Medical/Surgical Division Director at Midland Memorial Hospital. She also is an evaluator for Western Governors University. Jessica is certified in nursing professional development, medical-surgical nursing, and executive nursing practice. Jessica received her DNP from Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center in 2017. She is an active member of several nursing associations and organizations. Jessica also serves as the treasurer for the Medical/Surgical Nursing Certification Board and a board member for Hospice of Midland. Jessica is married (Michael) and has two children (Caden & Rylee).
Danny Whitehead, BSN, RN, is a west Texas native born and raised. Presently he serves as the CNO at Permian Regional Medical Center in Andrews Texas. He has been in healthcare for 25+ years. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as the director of surgical services in Big Spring Texas. He is very active in promoting nursing education and recognition in rural communities through the Rural Nursing Leadership Initiative as well as the Permian Basin Great 25 Nurses. He will graduate with his Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration in December 2021.
Christin Timmons is the Chief Nursing Officer at Medical Center Health System, where she began 24 years ago. After graduating from nursing school at Odessa College, she worked in many areas in the hospital as a staff/charge nurse. After gaining experience on the floors, she had the opportunity to transfer into a unique role of Regional and Community Outreach. She transitioned back into nursing leadership after a few years and became the Director of Maternal Child. Christin was promoted to Division Director and soon after she was promoted to Associate Chief Nursing Officer. Her overall experience has brought her an overwhelming amount of knowledge from community, bedside, and finance to prepare her for the role of Chief Nursing Officer at Medical Center Hospital