Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Texas Board of Respiratory Care
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Samuel Brown and Hammad Nasir Qureshi, M.D. and reappointed Debra E. Patrick to the Texas Board of Respiratory Care for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. Additionally, the Governor named Latana Jackson chair of the board. The board advises the Texas Medical Board, adopts rules to establish the certification and permitting program for respiratory therapists and sets minimum qualifications for respiratory care practitioners, standards of conduct and grounds for disciplinary actions.
Samuel Brown of Marshall is the Assistant IT Manager and Network Administrator for Louis A. Williams & Associates. He previously served as a Computer Lab Technician at East Texas Baptist University. He is a former little league football and basketball coach with the Boys and Girls Club of America. Brown received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from East Texas Baptist University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Tarleton State University.
Hammad Nasir Qureshi, M.D. of Tomball is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician with Millennium Physicians, LLC. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Qureshi received a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from King Edward Medical College. He completed fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine – Houston.
Debra E. Patrick of McKinney is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and a Certified Asthma Educator. In her most recent position, she assumed the role Of Respiratory Care Specialist for Publicis Touchpoint Solutions. She is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care and the Texas Society of Respiratory Care. She is a former volunteer for the Baylor University Medical Center Inner City Asthma Camp and the Children’s Hospital Asthma Camp. She also served as vice president of the North Texas Asthma Consortium and was a board member of the Texas Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Patrick received an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care from Collin County Community College.
Latana Jackson of Cedar Hill is the Director of Cardiopulmonary, Sleep, EEG and Non-Invasive Cardiology at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving. She volunteers with the Outreach Ministry at Antioch Baptist Church of Dallas and is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care and the Texas Society of Respiratory Care. Jackson received a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care from Texas State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix