Correctional Managed Care

Representatives of Correctional Managed Care

Kevin Moore (keemoore@utmb.edu)

K MooreKevin, as a Mental Health Case Manager with the Developmentally Disabled Program (DDP) at the Hodge Unit, works with offenders who have difficulty with intellectual functioning assisting them in acquiring skills necessary to enable them to function more successfully in the prison environment.

His tenure with UTMB has been brief as I recently transferred from TDCJ; however, he brings 30+ years of varied correctional and administrative leadership experience.  He has worked my way up through the ranks of TDCJ and retired as a Warden.  Since that retirement, his experience includes work in the private and Federal correctional environments as a Warden and Assistant Warden.  In addition, he holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Corrections.  He is a Certified Correctional Executive through the American Correctional Association.

The employees of UTMB-CMC deserve and need a strong representative voice on the EAC.  He is extremely knowledgeable about correctional policies, operations, management and know first-hand the challenges that are faced by UTMB and other staff members working in the correctional environment.  His experience in corrections and upper level leadership roles greatly reinforces my ability to act as an advocate and as a professional representative with a knowledgeable and strong voice.

 I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with other members of this Council.

Angel Morales (admorale@utmb.edu)

A Morales PicAngel began her nursing career as an LVN in corrections 2 ½ years ago on January 9, 2012 at the Lane Murray Unit. She has developed a training orientation for newly hired nurses and she is the preceptor for these nurses at the Lane Murray and Mountain View units. March 2013, she progressed to the position of CID nurse, as the CID nurse she plans, coordinates and implements all infectious disease programs to include sexually transmitted diseases and immunizations. July 2013, she became BLS CPR for HCP instructor, and in August 2014 BLS Training Center Faculty for the American Heart Association. She has taught over 18 CPR classes and have developed a CPR “Family Feud” style game that is played to assist students in becoming knowledgeable and ensure understanding of the CPR process. She was invited in April 2014 to become a member of the Region I CRISP team (Crisis Response Intervention Support Program). She successfully completed CRISP training which has been a great experience as it has really helped in employee communications. She attends and participates in the college tours, in which I have the opportunity to share my experiences and encourage these students to consider UTMB as their career choice. January 2013, she became a member of my facility’s Employee of the Quarter selection committee. She is an advocate of teamwork and someone my fellow co-workers come to for information, help, and/or guidance. She continues to further her education working towards achieving her RN. She is always looking for new opportunities to enhance my knowledge and skills. She wants to serve on the EAC so that she may provide input and communicate on interest and concerns that affect not just my work place, but all UTMB locations. She feels that she will be a great asset to the EAC and she would like the opportunity to serve. 

 Jerri (Denee’) Robison (jdrobiso@utmb.edu)

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Denee’ has worked for UTMB CMC for the last 10 years of a 19 and half year nursing profession as an RN.  She came to UTMB from the Texas Tech sector as a West Texas native and Texas Tech graduate.  Her family, which includes her husband Justin, and one son Zaden, has managed to make this side of Texas their home. They have also made UTMB staff/employees their beloved family.

She has worked her way up through her career from nurse aide to her current position as the Region 2 Nurse Manager with oversight of 24 prison units scattered over the North and Northeast Texas area.  She understands what it means to be the only RN on the floor to make the critical decisions trying to ensure safe patient care. She has shared the med aide’s aggravation in segregation that has 8 wings of medications to pass alone because the other med aide called in sick…again. She has lived both scenarios countless times. Her past experiences have been critical to her success today.  They have allowed her to fully appreciate the nursing staff and to be able to articulate their concerns.

Her professional skills relate to nursing but throughout her career, she has gained a respect for all disciplines related to each other in the work environment. She knows we all need one another’s skills and perspective to compassionately fulfill our mission to the patient population we ALL serve.

Her interests are in various leadership projects throughout CMC and bringing forth positive change in the work environment.  She is part of the Six Sigma Team and a Nationally Accredited ACA Auditor. She works closely with her peers and Associate-CNO to shape policy and procedure within CMC. She frequently visits her units not just to seek what is wrong but to also seek what is right. She stays involved and remains “hand’s on” out of necessity to maintain focus on frontline employees’ needs.  She is honored to have been elected to the EAC as one of the three voices to represent many within CMC.