June 16, 2024
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Manny Cavazos, Mary Grace Landrum, and Nancy Lewis to the Texas Board of Nursing for terms set to expire on January 31, 2025, January 31, 2027, and January 31, 2029, respectively. The Board oversees the practice of professional nursing, examination of students, and standards of professional conduct for license holders. The Board also prescribes and publishes the minimum requirements and standards for course studies in various nursing degree programs. Manny Cavazos of Manor is a practicing attorney specializing in oil and natural gas and a certified public accountant. He is treasurer of the Tejano Genealogical Society of Austin and a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, and the National Association of State Board of Accountancy. Cavazos received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and a Juris Doctor from Taft Law School. Mary Grace Landrum of Houston has worked as a self-employed leadership consultant since 1998. She is a member of the Salute to Veterans Committee of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, advisory board member for the Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, and business advisory board member for the Houston Community College. She is the volunteer chair of the Corporate Telelink Network, former president of the Association for Talent Development in Houston, former trustee of Spring Branch Independent School District, and former community outreach chair of the Memorial Spring Branch Rotary Club. Landrum received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education from Franciscan University and a Master of Education from UT Austin. Nancy Lewis of Buchanan Dam is the rural health specialist compliance for Ascension Seton Burnet Health Center. She is the community events coordinator for Ascension Seton, member of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics, and has volunteered in several community events for the City of Burnet. Lewis is a licensed vocational nurse through the Llano Memorial Hospital Nursing program.