Candidates for UNP 2015 Leadership

Posted over 3 years ago by Michelle Litchman

Candidates for UNP Board Membership (2 Positions)

Kim Bayless, MS, FNP-BC

My name is Kim Bayless and I have been nominated to be a Board Member with the Utah Nurse Practitioner Association.

I have received my bachelor's degree in nursing, master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner and my Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Utah. I had congressional scholarship to attend nursing in Bethel Germany for one year prior to starting nursing school at the University of Utah.  Since 2006,I have been a  member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.  I am board certified by ANCC and have been working in the field of pain management as a nurse practitioner since 2006.  I am currently working at Spinal Interventions in Provo, Utah and as a faculty member for Medtronic in the Spinal division.  I teach national educational programs for Medtronic to health care providers and I am currently one of four providers in the United States working with Medtronic to develop and improve clinician and patient care.

Outside of my professional career I am wife and mother of two wonderful children.  I have been married for 14 years and have a 12 year old daughter and 8 year old son.  I have been active in my children academic and athletic serving on school boards, PTA and athletic team manager positions.

I feel that I will bring my knowledge  as a DNP to help the Utah Nurse Practitioner Association to lead nurse practitioner's in transforming patient centered health care in Utah and Nationally.  I will strive to bring professionalism, leadership, integrity and excellence in serving as a board member.  I would ask for your consideration in my nomination to be a board member with the Utah Nurse Practitioner Association.

Donna DeSilva, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

I have just recently moved from California to Cedar City, Utah, and I have yet to physically get involved in any nursing organizations.  I have been a member of the Utah Nurse Practitioners Association since I was a student, and also the Utah Nurses Association, knowing that I would be moving here someday.  One of my co-workers nudged me towards the nominations, I thought about it, and decided that this would be a good time to throw my hat into the ring!

I have learned over the years that organizations can do much more than individuals alone.  There are so many problems with the health care system today and I truly believe that nurses can be the change that this country so needs. Nurses are at the forefront of healthcare, and I believe that we can make a system that works! But we need to rally together and tackle the problems as they come up; we need to fight the battles that need to be fought and we need to do it together!

I would like to support my fellow nurses and APRNs to improve healthcare in the wonderful state of Utah.  I would like to be a part of the voice of the Utah Nurse Practitioners!

Maria Kinmont, MS, FNP-BC


Candidate for UNP Nominations Committee (1 Positions)

Tina Fawcett, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC

Tina Fawcett is currently a Advanced Practice Nurse at Granger Medical Clinic Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine and Ear, Nose, & Throat.  She is a certified Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and has over 12 years of clinical nursing experience in critical care, emergency, oncology, telemetry and medical/surgical medicine

Dr. Fawcett's education began at Salt Lake Community College RN program, continued through the University of Wyoming BSN program, culminating at the University of Utah in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program.  Her DNP clinical project examined pain, agitation and delirium management in an adult intensive care unit.  Tina is consistently recognized as a thorough clinician using education as a tool to improve the people, systems, and community of medicine.

Dr. Fawcett is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and belongs to the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses.  She is also a member of the Utah Nurse Practitioners.

Tina is dedicated to advancing nurse practitioners first regionally, second nationally, through professional networking that produces leading legislation, rules, and policies beneficial to nurse practitioners role in the field of medicine.