Magdalena Belury, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Senior Director of Nursing, Seton Southwest Hospital
Belury joined Seton in 1989 and has served as a staff RN, charge nurse and preceptor in Neonatal Intensive Care. She also served as education coordinator, clinical nursing manager and director of the internal float pool for Seton Premiere Staffing, providing staffing support to clinical areas across the network. Belury has led the redesign, standardization and inter-rater reliability of acuity criteria in Seton's electronic acuity system. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin and also holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Informatics.
Margaret Butler, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR
Senior Director of Nursing, Seton Northwest Hospital
Butler began her nursing career with an intensive care internship at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. After working with patients in a surgical intensive care unit, it seemed natural to transition to surgery. Margaret worked in surgery for a number of years, earning her certification in 2001 and heading back to school to complete her BSN in 2005. She was recruited to manage maternity services in the community hospital where she was working. In 2007, Margaret moved to Austin, Texas and joined Seton Northwest Hospital as clinical manager of surgical services. She was promoted to director of surgical services in 2009, and has served as senior director of nursing for the site since 2011. Seton Northwest Hospital is one of only a small percentage of hospitals to achieve Magnet® designation for a third time.
Melanie Fox, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Seton Medical Center Williamson
Fox joined Seton in 2008 when she was named senior director of nursing for Seton Medical Center Williamson and helped to prepare and open Seton's first brand-new facility with an electronic medical record in all departments. Fox came from Memorial Hermann in Houston where she was the chief nursing officer of a 240-bed facility, one of 12 acute care hospitals in the system. Fox spent 29 years at Memorial Hermann in various staff, education and leadership roles including intensive care unit, emergency department, dialysis, telemetry and five years as director of clinical applications in information systems.
Susan Grice, DNSc, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Seton Shoal Creek Hospital
Grice joined Seton Shoal Creek in 2008 following leadership positions in Houston and Washington, D.C. She received her doctorate in nursing service from Catholic University. Grice has many years of experience in behavioral health inpatient and outpatient settings. Her areas of expertise include seclusion and restraint reduction, program development and outcomes measurement. While in Houston, Grice served as chair of the Texas Medical Center Nurse Executive council, served on the Texas Hospital Association psychiatric services committee and lead chapter revitalization efforts for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Apryl Haynes, MHA, BSN, RN
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital
Haynes joined Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in 1983 and has served in a variety of roles, including emergency medical technician, licensed vocational nurse and registered nurse. She has experience in emergency medical services, emergency department (ED) and ambulatory specialty clinic. Haynes directs the medical-surgical, ED, surgery and gastrointestinal departments and has executive responsibilities. She is a member of the advisory board for the Victoria (Texas) School of Nursing and the Greater San Antonio Nurse Executive Board.
Debra Hernandez, MHA, BSN, RN, FACHE, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer, Seton Medical Center Austin and University Medical Center Brackenridge
Hernandez joined Seton in 2013 following leadership positions with Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Columbus, Georgia where she was senior vice president of clinical operations and system chief nursing executive and with Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut where she served as senior vice president and chief nursing executive. She spent the majority of her career in North Carolina. Prior to leaving, she was the chief nursing and patient care services officer at Durham Regional Hospital, a community hospital within the Duke University Healthcare System. Hernandez has been active at both the state and national level with American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She served as president of the North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders, was a member of the Regent’s Advisory Council for ACHE and has remained active with AONE at the national level serving on both the strategic planning committee and the nominating committee.
Christine Laflamme, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN
Senior Director of Nursing, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital and Towers Nursing Home
She has been a member of the Seton Family since 2003 and most recently served as director of network accreditation. During her career, she has worked in various accreditation positions along with utilization management for insurance reviews. Laflamme also has experience with admissions, compliance with federal regulations and extensive psychiatric clinical expertise. Before coming to Seton, she held nursing leadership positions in the U.S. Air Force at Barksdale AFB, La., in labor and delivery, the emergency department as well as leadership responsibility of the after-hours Base Command Center. Laflamme also held nursing leadership positions at Shoal Creek Hospital before it became part of the Seton Family. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as well as a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master in Business Administration-Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of Sigma theta Tau International, the nursing honor society.
Karen Litterer, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CIC
Senior Director of Nursing, Seton Highland Lakes Hospital
Litterer joined Seton Highland Lakes in 1991 to serve as director of nursing for hospital operations including the medical-surgical, intensive care unit, operating room, pediatric acute care unit and emergency department. She also oversees the social services medical records and pharmacy departments and is active in accreditation and regulatory activities. In the past, she served as interim director of imaging, home care and hospice at Seton Highland Lakes. Litterer is working toward a Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University. She is a member of the Burnet County ISD School Health Advisory Council and the Hill Country Sexual Assault Response Team.
Susan Pastor, ND, RN
Vice President, Network Neonatal Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Pastor joined Seton Healthcare Family from Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson, Miss., where she served as chief nursing officer. She has extensive experience in pediatrics as a nursing leader for Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital for 15 years. Susan has served for many years as faculty in various baccalaureate nursing programs. She is known for her commitment to the practice of professional nursing, to patient safety and high-quality clinical care, to associate professional development and to the highest standard of interdisciplinary team performance.
Yvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President of Nursing and Senior Vice President of the Clinical Education Center, Seton Healthcare Family
Yvonne previously served as the executive dean of health sciences at Austin Community College where she was responsible for 15 health career programs. She also served as a professor of vocational nursing and department chair for many years at Austin Community College.