Leadership

Get to know the leadership!

Britany Hartzell

President and Founder, RN, CEN

I am a Registered Nurse with a specialized certification as a CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) and I am SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) trained. I have been in acute care nursing since January of 2016, first as an LPN then RN, specializing in medical surgical nursing and emergency medicine. I have been married to my best friend, Derric since 2017, who is also very passionate about this cause. We have two children, Emiley, and Jakson.

I have always been fascinated by science and medicine. I have a passion for advocacy, evidence-based practice, and education. Ever since I was a small child, all I have wanted to do is care for people in need. I am a first-generation college graduate who came from a single parent, poverty level home. I have fought my way forward in life to make real change and achieve my goals. Now I want to fight for you!

Wendy Watson

Vice President and Co-Founder, RN

I am a wife and mom to 9 beautiful children. I have been a registered nurse for 11 years in cardiac, stroke, and stroke regulatory compliance. I am a caregiver to my core and I will always advocate for informed consent and the autonomy of my patients with their healthcare decisions. I took an oath before God to practice my profession faithfully and not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. With loyalty, I will devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care, which includes members of Take A Stand Now Missouri.

Brooke Bain

Secretary, BSN, MSN-Ed

I began my career as an LPN in 1995, obtained my ASN in 2002, my BSN in 2019 and completed my MSN with a specialty in Nursing Education in August 2021. I have experience in skilled nursing, med-surg, intensive care, case management, home health, adult psychiatry, telephone triage and leadership.

I am originally from New England, but moved to the Midwest in 2002. I currently live just north of Springfield, MO. I am married with 4 children ranging in age from 29 years to 8 years. I also have 3 beautiful grandchildren.

I believe in evidence-based nursing practice, bodily autonomy and individual human rights.  I believe all patients should be given informed consent, freedom of choice and I am a strong patient advocate. I am here to assist you in fighting for your rights!

WE MUST TAKE A STAND NOW!

Cindy Austin

Research Leader, MS, CCRP, LPC

I am a Research Scientist with 21 years of research experience, specialized in Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care. I have been certified as a Clinical Research Professional for 19 years. I have published 29 peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented data at over 25 medical conferences. I am also a licensed professional counselor through the State of Missouri. 

I love the Lord, my husband, three perfect sons…..and CrossFit! With the recent events I felt a sense of urgency and conviction that I couldn’t just sit back and wait for somebody else to stand up. I wanted to get involved and help bring forth scientific knowledge and truth. I am honored to be a part of TASN in Missouri. I am fiercely devoted to winning this fight for freedom and informed consent. 

“Without knowledge my people will perish.” Hosea 4:6

Hollie Ehrhardt

Social Media Manager, RHIT, CPC, CPC-I

I have 11 years of coding experience. I am a wife and mother of 4. I am involved in homeschooling, dance, cheer, and karate for my children. Although I am new to mass social media, I am very passionate about bringing accurate and up to date information across all the platforms. I believe that we need all American citizens to take a stand for our rights and be the voice for not only ourselves, but our children. I have legitimate fears for any future tyranny we may face in our country if we do not take a stand now.