Tricia Hall, CAE, CMP

Executive Director


Tricia joined TPS in June 2014 and has extensive experience in association management, including the management of several medical specialty societies during her time with the Texas Medical Association.  Prior to joining TPS, she operated her own company specializing in association management, meeting planning, leadership and strategic planning. Tricia is a graduate of the University of Texas (Bachelor of Business Administration) and is a Certified Association Executive and Certified Meeting Professional. Tricia truly enjoys working with the dedicated pediatricians and TPS’ exceptional staff. She is committed to TPS’ efforts to promote the health and welfare of children.

  • Operations
  • Staff Management
  • Finance
  • Grants Development and Oversight
  • CME Program Development
  • Professional Development
  • Executive Board Oversight
  • Committee Management
  • Annual Meeting & Special Events Management




Amy White, CAE

Director of Special Programs and the TPS Foundation


Amy joined the TPS Staff in October of 2006.  Before coming to TPS, Amy worked in nonprofit advocating for the employment of people with disabilities as the Executive Director of the Austin office of Community Options, and prior to that worked for the Texas Dental Association’s Smiles Foundation as the Director of their Donated Dental Services Program.  She has over 14 years of experience in both Association and Nonprofit management, and a B.S from Texas State University.

  • TPS Foundation
  • Grant Administration
  • TPSF Annual Benefit
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Event Management
  • Donation Administration and Procurement
  • Special Programs
  • Grant oversight and program administration
  • Continuing Medical Education for TPS Annual Meeting
  • Volunteer management
  • Special Programs Liaison
  • TPS Medical Student Section Marketing, Administration and Oversight
  • Committee Management & Oversight




Kellie Dees

Pediatric Public Health Education Manager


Kellie joined the TPS staff in July of 2016. Prior to joining TPS, Kellie worked in the Medicaid field for a number of years, both at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission on the development of the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program, and on the medical and behavioral health side of a Medicaid managed care organization. She has also worked at Child Protective Services in Austin and with the Adult Protection and Mental Health Officers Team in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kellie holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

  • Public Health
  • Practice Management
  • Payer Advocacy
  • Member Education
  • State Programs (Medicaid/CHIP)
  • Coalition Development and Support
  • Committee Support
  • Website Management



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Crystal Healey, CAE

Membership Services Manager & Exhibits Manager

Crystal originally joined the TPS Staff in January of 2008.  Before coming to TPS, Crystal worked for the Texas Medical Association as their Be-Wise Immunize Program Coordinator.  In 2013, Crystal went on to serve as the Membership Development Coordinator for the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) where she helped coordinate over 50 events a year and increase chapter relations with over 30 school districts across Texas.  While at TCTA, she also earned her Certified Association Executive credential. Crystal re-joined the TPS staff in July of 2016, and is happy to serve the pediatricians of Texas again. She has a B.S. from the University of Texas and over 10 years of experience in association management.  

  • Membership Inquiries, Recruitment, and Retention
  • Resident/Fellow Section Coordinator
  • Early Career Physician Section Coordinator
  • Annual Meeting Registration and Meeting Planning
  • Annual Meeting Electronic Poster Contest
  • Annual Meeting Exhibits Manager
  • Annual Leadership Planning Summit (ALPS) Registration
  • Classifieds
  • Institution Agreements Electronic Newsletter
  • Website Content and Management




Clayton Travis, MSSW

Director of Advocacy and Health Policy

Clayton joined the staff of the Texas Pediatric Society in July of 2014 and has extensive experience advocating on behalf of children’s health and mental health care needs. Prior to joining TPS, Clayton worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA coordinating services for homeless youth, a school counselor and a staff member in the Texas House of Representatives. Clayton recently completed a Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Fellowship with Texans Care for Children where he led policy efforts in children’s health and mental health care coverage, effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act and responsible state budgetary policy. Clayton holds Bachelors degrees in Sociology and Religion from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Coalition Development and Support
  • Executive Legislative Committee Support
  • Committee Support
  • Social Media Management
  • Website Management




Anslee Boozer

Pediatric Preceptorship Program Coordinator

Anslee joined TPS in March of 2017. She previously worked as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Texan Eye where she managed patient relations, created marketing packages, and developed social media platforms for the practice. She has a passion for healthcare as well an extensive background in non-profit and foundation work. Anslee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University. Outside of TPS, Anslee loves to run, bike, and explore all that Austin has to offer.

  • Preceptorship program development and management
  • Grant management and tracking
  • Education materials development
  • Program outreach
  • Student and physician recruitment
  • Strategic planning
  • Program administrative support
  • TPS E-newsletter 




Kaitlyn Clifton, MSSW

Mental Health Policy Fellow


Kaitlyn joined the TPS staff in July of 2016 as a Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Fellow.  Prior to joining TPS, Kaitlyn worked as a Bilingual Case Manager with LifeWorks Teen Parent Services, collaborating with other health and mental health professionals to provide wraparound services and support for pregnant and parenting youth. She has a passion for working with disconnected adolescents and has extensive experience in the areas of homelessness, foster care, disability and immigration. Kaitlyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Spanish Language at St. Edward’s University and went on to complete her Masters of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. A big believer in research-informed advocacy, Kaitlyn has a particular interest in policy research and analysis and program evaluation. Kaitlyn will be working closely with Clayton Travis during the interim and upcoming session focusing on mental health advocacy.

  • Mental Health
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Committee Support
  • Legislative Research and Bill Tracking
  • Develop and Communicate Mental Health Policy Priorities