Title: Administrator & Associate Chief Nursing & Patient Care Services Officer
Company name: UTMB Health Angleton-Danbury Campus
Birthday: April 29, 1987
Family information: Married for 10 1/2 years to high school sweetheart, Brent Reimschissel. Both grew up locally and attended Brazoswood High School. Mother to one 7-year-old girl, Brynn.
What path led you to your chosen profession? Was it well-planned or a happy accident?: Always drawn to work in healthcare. I went straight into college determined to be a nurse. I remember as a child loving the feeling of helping others and followed that feeling into healthcare.
What trade, professional and civic organizations do you belong to?: Nursing and more specifically healthcare administration. I have been involved in hospital accreditation as an appraiser as well the last couple of years for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
What volunteer or civic achievement is most important to you?: Have loved finding ways to spread my involvement outside of the hospital. I am an active member of Angleton Rotary Club and serve as a board member for the Angleton Chamber of Commerce and the Houston Organization of Nurse Leaders (HONL).
What career achievement are you most proud of?: 2019 American Organization of Nursing Leaders (AONL), Young Professional Voice Honoree and Achieving Magnet destinations as Magnet Program Director in previous role.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?: My family is what I am most proud of. My entire family is built up with so many hard-working, caring individuals that I think make me what I am. My marriage is also something that gives me much pride. I have been with my husband since I was 16 years old and he is always my biggest fan. And, of course, my daughter Brynn. She has such a huge heart and so witty — she makes me beyond proud.
What are your career aspirations?: I would love to make a career out of my role now to expand the size and reach of UTMB in Brazoria County. The planning and building of our future hospital is what I look forward to the most.
What leader has inspired you and how?: I work for some amazing healthcare leaders that it's hard to pick just one! I know navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic I had so much guidance and support from them that it will have a lasting impression on my career.
What are three attributes that leader has that you admire?: Transparency, enthusiasm (even during hard times when it doesn't come to all naturally), and being a visionary (seeing something exciting in the future that leads others to empowerment).
What is a quote or motto that you live by in your professional or personal life?: One of my favorites is actually a Bible verse from Esther 4:14 that reminds me I have a purpose. "Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created."
What are your hobbies?: Working out, I love crossfit and challenging myself to get stronger. I started competing in crossfit competitions this past year and growing up as an athlete. This came so natural and has brought me so much joy.
What is a guilty pleasure others might be surprised to learn that you enjoy?: I have 14 backyard chickens that I am obsessed with. I cannot go to a feed store without adding to my flock.
Favorites book, movie, TV show, music genre, sports team?:
Book: "Eat That Cookie" by Liz Jazwiec; this is my all-time go-to book on engagment.
Movie: "Bridesmaids," "Step Brothers"; I love to watch movies that make me laugh.
TV Show: My husband and I have a guilty pleasure of watching "Big Brother" each year.
Music genre/performer: I love all music — country, top hits radio, hip-hop
Sports team: Astros baseball and the University of Alabama football — "Roll Tide!"
Any other information you would like to include?: I have had the absolute best past two years of my life finally getting to serve my community with my profession. That moment you realize your purpose and why you were created is so magical!
Do you have a postsecondary education? For all undergraduate degrees, include the institution, degree, year graduated and major.: The University of Mary Hardin — Baylor — 2009 graduate with Bachelors of Science in Nursing, The University of Alabama — 2012 — Masters of Science in Nursing, Texas Women's University — graduates 2020 — PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science) with PhD Dissertation, "A Hermeneutic Phenomenology Study of Oncology Patient Perceptions of Nurse Caring Actions".