DIRECTORY of the TRAUMA MANAGERS ASSOCIATION of CALIFORNIA
The Directory of the Trauma Managers Association of California includes both hospital and EMS agency trauma managers from across the state.
The list of current members is available in the Members Only section of the website.
2021-2023 Board of Directors
Christine McGahey, RN, BSN
Christine McGahey brings over 18 years of experience in patient focused care specializing in nursing leadership in Emergency, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Trauma. She has worked at Kaiser Permanente, an Adult Level II Trauma Center in South Sacramento, California for the past 3 1/2 years as the Trauma Program Director. Christine has a strong background in developing and implementing policy and procedures with proven success in the implementation of organizational strategies. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Western Governors University and is currently finishing up her Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership. Christine spent many years working as an adjunct Nursing Instructor where she was named Preceptor of the Year by the University of the Pacific.
Ashwini Chand-Kumar, RN, BSN, MBA
Ashwini Chand-Kumar has more than 19 years of experience in nursing and leadership. She has worked as an Emergency room, ICU, case management and Trauma Process improvement nurse. Ashwini has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. She is a TNCC instructor and have certification in emergency and trauma care. Certificated as AIS coder for trauma registry.
Melissa Harte, DNP, MSHA, RN, TCRN
Melissa Harte has spent the majority of her career in Emergency Medicine and Trauma. She recently joined Regional Medical Center, San Jose as the Vice President of Trauma Services. Since 2007, Melissa has served as a Liaison, Board Member, and President of the Society of Trauma Nurses. Her current roles for STN are: Liaison for TCRN Review; Leadership Committee Member; Faculty Lead for Leadership Institute 2020; and Pediatric Trauma Nursing Curriculum Peer Reviewer.
Crystal Walsh, BSN
Director at Large for Hospitals
Loreen Gutierrez, RN
Director at Large for EMS
Immediate Past President
Previous Members of the Board
Many people have dedicated their time and energy to TMAC, which has made it the premiere organization for trauma professionals in the state of California.
Below are individuals who have most recently served on the Board of Directors
Sharon Brown, MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN, ONC
- President Elect, 2019
- President, 2020
- Immediate Past President, 2021
Wendy McEuen, MSN, RN
Shanna Kissell, RN
- Director-At-Large for Hospitals, 2020-2021
Susan Watson, BAcc
Susan is currently the Financial Services Assistant and Executive Secretary for Mountain Counties EMS Agency. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Susan has a long work history in administrative duties, technical writing, information technology and accounting support. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving more than a decade both at home and abroad. Over the course of her civilian work experience, she has served city, county and federal government agencies as well as the private sector. In her leisure time, Susan enjoys caring for her home, spending quality time with her family and friends, and devoting volunteer hours to service within the local community.