Joni Padden earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in May 2016 from Texas Christian University. Dr. Padden also holds a Master’s of Science and Bachelors of Science in Nursing, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health and is an Advanced Practice Nurse. Dr. Padden is board certified in Informatics Nursing and is CPHIMS certified. Dr. Padden is a member of the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Sepsis Task Force. In her current role as a Nursing Informatics Specialist at Texas Health Resources, which she has been in since 2012, Dr. Padden works with front line staff and clinical leadership to develop best practices within the electronic health record to support patient care and outcomes. Dr. Padden began her nursing career as a Trauma Intensive Care nurse in 1992. Dr. Padden is most proud of her Eagle Scout son who is currently studying Chemistry and Environmental Science at the University of Houston.