2014-2015 FNP Residents Participants
Georgina Bresett, FNP-C
Georgina has an Associate’s degree in Nursing from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from Texas A and M Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas and her Master’s degree in Education: Counseling and Guidance, from University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. Georgina has 12 years total experience as a Registered Nurse within the hospital setting. She was a travel nurse for 6 of those years and spent the last 5 years working on the cardiac step down unit at University Medical Center Brackenridge.
Georgina discovered the FNP Residency allows for a transition from school to work in a supportive environment. By creating further opportunities to learn Georgina believes that she will be a much stronger FNP at the end of this program and be more productive as a practitioner. One benefit is teaching her to provide quality service to my patients in a timely and cost effective manner. Becoming a FNP requires time management and leadership skills which Georgina is currently honing. She is also learning the valuable skill of motivating patients to be their own health advocate and to create their own success. Georgina continues to improve her clinical skills and knowledge base with each patient that she sees. Lastly, Georgina has learned that being a FNP is exactly what she wants to do with her life.
Kendrick Clack, FNP-C
Kendrick obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Texas Woman’s University in May 2006 and 2014, respectively. Next, Kendrick worked as an oncology staff nurse while in the United States Navy for 3 years. Additionally, He worked as RN Coordinator for a primary care clinic at Kelsey Seybold Main Campus in Houston, Texas for 3 years.
Kendrick has always had an interest in public/community health. It was not until his last semester in grad school that he had an opportunity to work in a community clinic. The residency has provided Kendrick with the opportunity to work more in-depth in a community health environment. The rotations have provided Kendrick with the knowledge on how to manage conditions while patients navigate the many obstacles presented when trying to access care.
Ilia Jbankov, FNP-C
Ilia completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA, and his graduate degree at Yale University. Prior to his entering the FNP Residency, Ilia was a charge nurse at a long term care and rehabilitation health center, as well as private duty nursing services. Ilia was also the Assistant Director at Kimon Health Company.
Learning and being guided by expert practitioners while perfecting his clinical knowledge and skills is a desire of Ilia’s while in the residency program. The FNP Residency program will benefit Ilia by providing opportunities to learn and practice primary care in all major medical specialties during the course of the program. Ilia has already learned that there are multiple styles and approaches to patient care by different providers. With the remaining time spent in the residency program, Ilia hopes to gain a more in-depth knowledge about various health conditions, their management, interpretation of lab values and ordering diagnostic imaging.
Anvi Ta- FNP-C
Anvi Ta is currently in the FNP Residency program at CommUnityCare. She received her Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in May 2014 and completed clinical training at University Health System Clinics in 2013-2014. Anvi received her board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and she also serves as a member of the International Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau. Prior to entering the Residency program at CommUnityCare, Anvi began her nursing career in Emergency Department, hospitals and freestanding EDs. Anvi speaks proficient Vietnamese. Anvi cites that it has been a great and valuable learning experience in the residency program and believes that the program will help her build a strong foundation as a new provider.
2013-2014 FNP Residents
Natalie Germanio, RN, FNP-C
Natalie Germanio is currently in the FNP Residency program at CommUnityCare. She began her career at Seton Northwest Hospital where she worked on the Medical Surgical Floor. Natalie next worked at the University Medical Center Brackenridge where she worked in Labor and Delivery.
Natalie earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing. Natalie’s ability to proficiently speak in English and Spanish has helped her to better meet the needs of the diverse populations that she has encountered.
Natalie cites being chosen for the Residency program as an honor. In her experience as an FNP Resident, learning to be a team leader and gaining time management skills have been “Clinical Pearls.”
Kymberli McClain, RN, FNP-C
Kymberli McClain is a 2013-2014 FNP Resident at CommUnityCare. Prior to entering the residency program at CommUnityCare, Kymberli gained nursing experience in. Rehabilitation and Mental Health. Kymberli earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin.
Kymberli has been able to explore her interest in Family Practice while at CommUnityCare. Her colleagues and preceptors have praised Kymberli with being intelligent, personable, and a hard worker. The residency has especially imparted upon Kymberli that no two patients are alike – an idea she will carry with her throughout her career.
2011—2012 FNP Resident
Christa Jones, FNP-C
Christa Drury Jones is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her career in health care by working as a medical assistant with Austin Diagnostic Clinic in Austin, Texas while attending the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a career in nursing. Since that time, she has logged nearly 10 years of experience in various areas of nursing care including medical/surgical floor assignments, emergency care, pre/post-operative care, working as a travel nurse with Veteran Affairs patients in California undergoing cutting edge diagnostics and treatment for lung cancer, and most recently, working as a nurse practitioner with CommUnityCare Clinic in Austin.
Christa currently serves on the Austin area AAPN Board of Nursing, Service Line Director for mid-levels at CommUnityCare where she is also facilitating development of the FNP residency program in which she participated as a new graduate, as well as a variety of committees within CommunityCare, whose goals are to improve recruitment and retention of providers.
In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Christa also has an outstanding academic background that includes a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, both from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program. During her master’s program, she and several colleagues published an article in The Nurse Practitioner on their Guideline for PAD, May 2011. She maintains her level of knowledge and skills through continuing education opportunities and attendance in national conferences. Christa was also one of the first two Nurse Practitioners in Texas to complete the FNP Residency Program at CommUnityCare 2011-2012. She has gone on to receive prestigious awards such as Provider of the Quarter in April-June 2013.
For many years, Christa observed how many health care professionals often overlook the medically underserved patient population, which is why she has taken medical mission trips to remote areas like Honduras to serve the indigent population there and to bring desperately needed medicine and treatment to them. She continues to work with the medically underserved in Travis County through CommUnityCare whose mission is to provide quality care to all patients.
Christa made the decision to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner after observing the limitations of registered nursing in serving the whole health needs of patients. Christa’s combination of clinical education and experience and her degree in Family Practice provide a strong academic foundation for the kind of holistic approach to patients that she feels is critical to good patient care – holistic care that considers not only the physical aspects of a patient’s illness, but the emotional and spiritual aspects as well. She believes that healing and wholeness are matters of body, mind, and spirit.