Ruby Camacho, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Ruby Camacho is the Northside Director of Nursing. A native of Fort Worth, she has experience in women’s services, pediatrics, outpatient services and acute care services having gained experience at JPS Health Network, Cook Children’s and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. In 1999, she started her career in medical records and as a unit secretary. As her interest in healthcare grew, she attended the JPS Institute for Career Development to obtain her certificate as a vocational nurse. She received her associate degree in nursing from Concorde College and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain University. She is pursuing her master’s in nursing.
I love learning more about nursing and healthcare so that I can better help my patients.
Ashley Brown, LVN
Ashley is the Southeast clinical coordinator. She has more than 15 years of medical experience in pediatrics, women’s health, adult medicine, occupational health and acute health services. She attended Coahoma Community College. A Mississippi native, Ashley is a wife and a mother of seven children.
Always be a thermostat, not a thermometer. You change your environment; don’t allow your environment to change you.
Amanda Griffin, LVN
Associate Director of Care Coordination & Special Programs
Amanda Griffin is the Associate Director of Care Coordination and Special Programs for all the NTACHC locations. A nurse for nine years, she has a passion for serving her community and a drive to provide her team with the leadership and guidance needed to be successful. She spent six years working in women’s health for Tarrant County Hospital District where she dedicated her time to empowering and educating women. She then worked with children in the foster care community within Cook Children’s Hospital where she collaborated closely with the Department of Family Protective Services and multiple foster care agencies. Her role was to ensure that every patient received a quality care plan to meet their needs. She attended Concorde Career College to obtain her vocational nursing license and graduated with the prestigious Florence Nightingale Award.
The goal for my team is to always make a positive impact by providing each patient the quality compassionate care they deserve.
Carmen Lavarreda, LVN, CHW
Nurse Case Manager for Special Programs
A certified bilingual interpreter in Spanish, Carmen has been a nurse for 16 years. She is the nurse case manager for special programs. She has experience in adult medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics and infectious disease. She enjoys teaching and interacting with her patients daily. Being bilingual helps her assist her patients in navigating the often-complex health system. Carmen graduated from the Concorde Career Institute. In her spare time, she hikes, reads and travels.
Teaching is my passion. It’s my goal to make a difference one patient at a time.
Jennifer Tatum, LVN
Jennifer Tatum is the clinical coordinator for Northside. A nurse for 16 years, she has a background in adult acute care and physical rehabilitation. She has worked at HealthSouth, Encompass Health, Huguley and Bridgemoor Transitional Care hospitals. She attended Concorde Career College and received her certificate as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She has been accepted into the University of Arkansas Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to further her education. She believes in providing excellent service to her patients.
I feel that everyone deserves quality healthcare from kind, caring and compassionate professionals.
Robin Schaefer, LVN
An experienced LVN with experience in pediatric and adult care, Robin is the clinical coordinator for Arlington. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, she served the City of Los Angeles for many years. She also attended the Los Angeles Unified School District Adult Education Division to earn her LVN. From there, she worked in various departments of the LA+USC Hospital System under remarkable guidance, learning the value of providing exceptional care.
After moving to Texas, Robin became a CASA for the Dallas County foster care system and works with the Isaiah 117 House for foster children. Her family home is licensed to care for foster children where they currently provide care for a set of beautiful siblings.
Every life is worthy of care—whether it’s a child, an adult or a foster child.