• Our Team

    Get to know the Care First Family

  • About Us

    Kaela and Jason are Texas natives and live in Liberty Hill with their sons Lane and Amos, daughter Ruby and bulldog Hank. This will not be their first time working together. They first met while working as the First Responder Team at the Dell Diamond during Round Rock Express games. Their first time working as a team resulted in an engagement - they are hopeful this second time they are able to hit it out of the park as well!

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    Owner, Kaela Thurman, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

    Kaela Thurman APRN, FNP-C, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kaela has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Room, Urgent Care and Primary Care. She has over 10 years of experience in the Emergency Room. She has served as a Nursing Supervisor and Nursing Educator at a Level II Trauma Center.

    Co-Founder, Jason Thurman, EMT

    Jason Thurman has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for 16 years. He is currently a professional firefighter and has worked in the fire service for over 15 years. Prior to becoming a firefighter, Jason worked at a local Emergency Room as a patient care technician.

  • Our Crew

    We've got a top notch team!


    Nurse Practitioner

    Stacy Novick APRN, FNP-C, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University (Cum Laude) and a Master of Science in Nursing from Angelo State University. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Care First, Stacy worked as an Emergency Room nurse for 12 years at a local Level II Trauma Center.


    She is the proud mother of a blended family of five kids, dog mom to "Mr. Waffles" and a fan of college football, especially the Texas Longhorns! Stacy loves empowering her patients through education, enjoys connecting with pediatric patients (and their parents!) and is known for going "above and beyond” to help patients better understand how to take control of their health.


    Nurse Practitioner

    Sarah Bradshaw MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is both a Longhorn and a Hoya as a proud graduate of The University of Texas with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree; a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree; and is nationally certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


    Sarah has over 10 years of experience in the emergency room, and 4 years of experience in primary healthcare. With a passion for disease prevention and health promotion, Sarah strives to provide holistic and personalized healthcare and foster a patient-provider relationship that will last for years to come. She lives in Pflugerville with her wonderful husband, handsome dog Griswold, and funny kitties Valentino and Casey. She enjoys cooking, gardening and exploring the Texas Hill Country on motorcycle rides with her husband.


    Nurse Practitioner

    Meagan Wempe MSN, FNP-C holds both a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and maintains a certification by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her nearly 15 years of experience includes pediatric intermediate and intensive care, seven years of primary healthcare, and over five years of integrative medicine.


    A life-long Texan, Meagan was born in Round Rock and graduated from RRHS. She and her husband of over 15 years now live in Liberty Hill with their three amazing sons and German shepherd Cash. Meagan has a true servant’s heart and strives to provide the most holistic care possible by building deep connections with her patients and a true understanding of their health. She is amazing with her pediatric patients and will always go the extra mile to ensure her patients understand and feel comfortable and confident with their care.



    Practice Director

    Hannah grew up in Cedar Park back when it felt like a small town like Liberty Hill is now and has always loved that feeling of knowing someone everywhere you go.


    She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 and now focuses on the financial aspects of medical businesses. She's married to a Round Rock firefighter and her current obsession is binge-watching The Home Edit.


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