Staff

 

Stacey Mather, CAE
Executive Director

Stacey serves as the chief staff member of the Texas Pediatric Society. She oversees the overall administration and operations of TPS, leads the implementation of TPS’ mission and goals, and reports to the Board of Directors. Stacey joined the TPS staff in February 2022 and, prior to joining TPS, she served as the Executive Director for the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Stacey has more than 20 years of experience serving in healthcare associations, including roles in advocacy, payment, practice, and continuing medical education.

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

 


              

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Amy White, CAE
Director of Education & Programs 

Amy oversees all education based programs and is responsible for management and oversight of education programs and initiatives, grant management, development, and supervision of all aspects of education projects, from inception to execution, ensuring that objectives are carried out on time and within budget. 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 20 years of experience in both Association and Nonprofit management, and a B.S from Texas State University.

  • Education and accreditation
  • Grant Administration and oversight
  • Program Development
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Committee Management & Oversight
  • Advertising

 


 

Clayton Travis, MSSW
Director of Advocacy and Health Policy

Clayton leads TPS' legislative and regulatory advocacy activities. He communicates regularly with state lawmakers, state agency leadership and advocacy coalitions. He mobilizes physician advocates to engage on issues related to child health and the practice of pediatric medicine. 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 a Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Fellowship with Texans Care for Children, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Texas children. At Texans Care 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. He has also worked as a staff member in the Texas House of Representatives. Clayton holds a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelors degrees in Sociology and Religion from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

  • Leads TPS' legislative and regulatory advocacy
  • Collaborates with external advocacy coalitions
  • Facilitates the TPS Executive Legislative Committee
  • Provides policy guidance and support for TPS Committees

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Crystal Healey, CAE

Director of Member Services

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 events across Texas and increase chapter relations with over 30 school districts across Texas.  While at TCTA, she also earned her Certified Association Executive credential. She 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 15 years of experience in association management.  

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

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Anslee Boozer

Pediatric Preceptorship Program Manager
Texas Pediatric Society Foundation Manager

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 
  • TPS Foundation
  • Grant Administration
  • TPSF Annual Benefit
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Event Management
  • Donation Administration and Procurement
  • Volunteer management

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Alix Bronner, MPAff
Public Health Education Manager

Alix joined the TPS team in May 2021. She previously worked on state, local, and presidential political campaigns in Texas, where she implemented voter outreach programs, built data tracking systems, and oversaw the budget and fundraising efforts. Alix has experience conducting research and policy analysis from her time in the Texas House of Representatives and at the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas. She is passionate about public health and is dedicated to improving health outcomes for children. Alix has a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Tulane University. 

  • Public Health 
  • Grant Project Management 
  • Community and School Health Advocacy
  • Committee Management and Support
  • Member Education
  • Coalition Development and Support 
  • Website Management  

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Angelica Keeney, MPAff
Manager of Child Health Equity

Angelica joined the TPS staff in July of 2019. Prior to joining TPS, Angelica served as a Community Investments Intern at St. David’s Foundation, where she supported a grantmaking portfolio of over $70 million across child resilience, women’s health, aging, and rural health issues. She also worked as a Development and Volunteer Coordinator at Maternity Care Coalition, where she raised funds to provide wraparound services and support for families with young children. Angelica is passionate about combatting childhood adversity, strengthening families, building healthy communities, and addressing social inequities.  Angelica has a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies from Princeton University.

  • Grant Project Management
  • Committee Management and Support
  • Special Project Support
  • Advocacy Support
  • Event Management Support

Allison McHorse
Policy Associate

Allison joined the TPS staff in February 2021. Prior to joining TPS, she spent time conducting policy research at the Population Institute in Washington D.C and working on congressional campaigns in her home state of Texas. Allison graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University.

  • Coordinates the Partnership for a Healthy Texas Coalition
  • Assists in TPS’ legislative and regulatory advocacy
  • Provides policy research for advocacy efforts
  • Provides support for grant initiatives