Kaela and Jason are Texas natives and live in Liberty Hill with their son Lane, 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!
About 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.
About 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.
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.
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; and as a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. for her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree; and is nationally certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Sarah has known and worked with Kaela and Stacy for over 10 years, and is excited to join the provider team at Care First! She 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, she loves the aspects of primary care but also thrives in her emergency room roots when caring for patients during acute sick visits too. 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.
Her experience as an RN is unparalleled (ER, flight, pediatric ER, trauma, critical care, education, supervision). Kathi's skill set is integral to the overall health and safety of our patients and we are ecstatic to have her here supporting our providers, staff, and most importantly, our patients.
Chelsea is the 6th generation of her family to be born and raised in Liberty Hill! She is proud to call this community home and is especially excited to be serving her home town. Chelsea is a state certified CNA with acute care experience. When not at Care First, she is at school working towards her nursing degree.
Irene has been part of the Care First team since February 2018. Irene handles all business aspects of our practice and helps with the training of our staff to ensure exceptional customer service. Her dedication to stay informed in the ever-changing healthcare field has helped her execute her job duties efficiently. Irene was raised in south Texas but has resided in Austin for 23 years. In her spare time, Irene spends time at the beach with her husband and her two adult children and their spouses.