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MEET OUR TEAM

Our team is committed to creating a new culture of safety in health care for Texas by challenging traditional thinking to eliminate preventable harm. We are focused on reducing medical errors and assuring Texans receive the highest quality of health care through extensive education, community outreach initiatives and quality improvement programs.

Jessica Maack Rangel

MS, RN, ASPP

Director

Jessica is an experienced Patient Safety Officer with a demonstrated history of leading multi-faceted, acute-care industry, large integrated hospital systems, academia & health care industry. She leads SaferCare Texas’ mission in eliminating preventable harm. 

Lillee Gelinas

MS, RN, CPPS, FAAN

Clinical Executive

Lillee Smith Gelinas

Lillee is an exceptional leader with a passion for improving America’s health. She is a Certified Professional Patient Safety who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the core standards of patient safety.​​​​​​​​​

Randy Martin

PHARMD, BCCCP

Clinical Executive 

As Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Martin ensures effective delivery of innovative clinical pharmacy services provided by UNT System College of Pharmacy’s faculty, staff, residents, and fellows. 

David Farmer

PHD, LPC LMFT

Senior Fellow

As Director of Interprofessional Education & Practice, Dr. Farmer teaches collaborative practice competencies within the context of Interprofessional Teams. Dr. Farmer has twenty-three years’ experience in the clinical practice of counseling psychology.

Teresa Wagner

DRPH, MS, CPH, RDLD

Clinical Executive

Dr. Wagner has a passion for helping people navigate health care. Her research focuses on health literacy, the ability for people to obtain, read, understand and use healthcare information to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment.

Subhash Aryal

PHD

Senior Fellow

Dr. Aryal conducts statistical methodological research on topics including environmental monitoring, sample size determination and hypothesis testing.  In addition, he collaborates extensively on interdisciplinary projects with researchers within and outside UNT Health Science Center.

Kate Taylor

DNP

Clinical Executive

Dr. Kate Taylor is an experienced board-certified family nurse practitioner with 22 years in health care. Dr. Taylor is active in the clinical education of UNTHSC health profession students and SaferCare Texas improving safety in care delivery. She deeply appreciates and respects older adults and her goal is to make a difference in their lives.

Lee Ann Cunningham

Project Manager

Lee Ann has been a UNTHSC employee for over 16 years and an essential member of the SaferCare Texas team. She oversees the plan, budget and documents of each project. She also determines the scope and direction of each project and makes sure it is on schedule. 

Leslie Allsopp

MSN, MPH

Project Manager for Asthma 411

Leslie is a PHD candidate at UNTHSC’s School of Public Health. Her area of focus is Asthma 411, a comprehensive evidence-based program that equips school nurses with the necessary training and resources to quickly respond to a child in respiratory distress.

Katie Shanklin

MA, Communications Manager

Katie has a proven track developing and executing marketing and communication plans to increase brand awareness. She is responsible for managing SaferCare Texas’ communication materials. 

Kim Nguyen

MS, Project Coordinator for asthma 411

Kim is an experienced healthcare professional whose primary focus is improving community engagement. She is committed to supporting the expansion of Asthma 411 throughout the community and within schools.