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Susan J. Calloway, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP is a Board Member at Large for Texas Nurse Practitioners. She became a family nurse practitioner in 1996 and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in 2012. She owns her own practice and has been in academia for over 25 years. She most recently developed the first PMHNP program at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Calloway is a leader in distance education and telehealth, offering one of the country’s first telehealth and rural practice development courses for NP students. She completed her BSN at Graceland University in Iowa, her MSN from UT Austin, her post-MSN certifications from UTHSC San Antonio and a PhD from the University of Missouri. Her research focus is on facilitating successful transitions for college-bound students with mental health disorders, mental health promotion in primary care and telehealth education. She has numerous professional publications and has presented at international, national, regional and state conferences.

She is the co-founder of Orma’s Orphans, a nonprofit that provides food and educational expenses for children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic in Eswatini. Her awards include the AANP Domestic Humanitarian, TNP Nurse Practitioner of the Year and the Texas Tech Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2014.

Dr. Calloway has been married for over 40 years to Steve Calloway, a retired elementary teacher and youth minister. They are the proud parents of two daughters, two sons and seven grandchildren – all living in Texas. Their oldest daughter is an FNP and associate professor at UT Austin and their daughter-in-law is a PNP practicing in Austin.