Donna Howard

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Distinguished Alumna


Leader of Public Health State Policy

Honorary Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, The University of Texas School of Nursing
  • Champion for Nursing Education, Texas Association of Deans and Directors of Professional Nursing Programs
  • Outstanding Leadership on Healthcare Issues (two-time recipient), Texas Hospital Association, Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute
  • Healthcare Hero, Austin Business Journal

Career Highlights

  • Texas State Representative, District 48
  • Board Member, Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Expanding Horizon Foundation
  • Trustee, Eanes Independent School District
  • Past President, Texas Nurses Association, District 5
  • Patient Education Coordinator, SETON Medical Center
  • Instructor, UT Austin, Dept of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
  • Critical Care Nurse, Brackenridge Hospital and SETON Medical Center
  • Co-founder, Air Quality Caucus – bipartisan group working to reduce air pollution and its negative health impacts