GETAC- Pediatrics Committee


Statement of purpose

To work collaboratively with entities involved in prehospital and emergency pediatric care, to promote pediatric injury and illness prevention, and to improve the outcomes of our vulnerable pediatric patients by developing evidenced based strategies for high-quality practice in order to deliver safe, compassionate, and effective care.



Past Meetings


Current members

The Council appoints committees it considers necessary to perform its duties. Committees meet in conjunction with the quarterly GETAC meetings or as necessary to conduct committee business.

Council Liaisons: Cassie Campbell, RN, Katherine E. "Kate" Remick, M.D. 

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Name Affiliation Location Term Expires
Belinda Waters, RN, CEN, CCRN
Committee Chair
Covenant Children’s Hospital
Trauma Program Manager
Lubbock, TX 
79410
12/2023
Christi Thornhill, RN, DNP
Committee Vice- Chair
Cook Children's Medical Center
Trauma Program Director
Fort Worth, TX 
76104
12/2022
Sondra Epley, BSNUniversity Health Pediatric Trauma
Burn Program  & Trauma
Resuscitation Unit
Assistant Director 
San Antonio, TX 
78229
12/2022
Charles Jaquith, LPMcLennan Community College
Assistant Professor and
Program Coordinator
Waco, TX 
76708
12/2024
Lillian Liao, MDUniversity of Texas Health
Science Center San Antonio
Trauma Medical Director
San Antonio, TX 
78229
12/2022
Erin Lincoln, MD, EMT-PDell Seton Medical Center
Leander, TX 
78641
12/2022
Ronald Mlcak, PhDShriners Hospital for Children
Administrative Director
Galveston, TX 
77563
12/2023
Jessica Naiditch, MDDell Children’s Medical Center
Trauma Medical Director
Austin, TX 
78723
12/2022
 Karen Rhodes, RNValley Baptist Medical
Center Harlingen
Harlingen, TX 
78550
12/2022
Crissie Richardson, BSNPremier ER & Urgent Care
Regional Nurse Manager
Temple, TX 
76502
12/2023
Timothy Ruttan, MDUniversity of Texas-Austin 
Dell Medical School 
Assistant Professor in
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
and Emergency Medicine
Austin, TX 
78723
12/2022
Tabitha Selvester, RN
Full Spectrum
Emergency Center
San Antonio, TX 
78257
12/2024
Roger Timperlake, MDPediatric Orthopedic
Surgeon
Corpus Christi, TX 
78411
12/2022
Samuel Vance, MHA, LP
Baylor College of Medicine
Program Manager,
EMS for Children State
Partnership Grant
Houston, TX 
77030
12/2022



Past Meetings

May 24, 2022
Agenda Report
February 9, 2022AgendaReport


Committee resources


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Last updated August 1, 2022