Representatives of Correctional Managed Care
Kevin Moore (email@example.com)
Kevin, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angel 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.
Pinkee Patel (email@example.com)
Pinkee has been with UTMB-CMC for four years after graduating from Lamar University in Beaumont, with an MBA concentrating in Healthcare Administration. Her undergraduate studies include a double major in Finance and Economics. She is currently the Sr. Practice Manager over the Beaumont Complex, which consists of Stiles, Gist, and Leblanc units. In her leisure, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her sweet 92-year-old grandmother. She also enjoys reading, spending time with her sweet pup Roger, and traveling every chance she gets.
She is very proud to say she started as a CCA in this organization because it helped lay the foundation for processes within CMC. Getting to promote up and eventually end up back “home” in Beaumont has been very rewarding for her. Working alongside the Region 3 Team and getting to learn from and know so many people she doesn’t necessarily see every day has helped develop her scope within this organization. She has gained valuable knowledge to bring into her current role.
Her biggest interests have been taking part in leadership projects, including the Operations Resource Manual, where she played an active role in creating the web-based resource. She was also a participant in the “You Count” focus group led by Dr. Ron McKinley and is currently working on her Six Sigma Green Belt.
She hopes to represent UTMB employees by communicating employee needs and promoting a positive work environment. This means motivating and encouraging others by her own positive example, doing her best in everything, and inspiring a creative and constructive way of dealing with everyday problems.