Election Candidates

Upper East TN Director

My name is Heather Sizemore, and I am a flight nurse and the outreach education coordinator for Highlands Emergency Air & Rescue. I have been in emergency nursing for almost my entire career. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to do emergency and transport nursing. My father was injured in a serious ATV accident and had to be flown to the regional Level 1 Trauma Center when I was 8. My mother and I had been on the lake that day and I remember thinking how incredible it was that he was able to receive emergency treatment in such a rural area and that he made it to the trauma center is 20 mins whereas it took my mother and I 90 mins to drive there. I started working as a nurse in a Med Surg ICU where I had a lot of experienced nurses take me under their wing. When I felt ready, I transferred to the emergency department of the Level 1 Trauma Center that my father was treated at. Once I transferred there, I was hooked to emergency medicine. I worked in the ER for several years and finally took the leap and applied for a flight nursing job. I have now been flying for 8 years and genuinely still get excited about work. I am also a TNCC and ENPC Course Director and absolutely love to share my clinical knowledge and experiences with the next generation of emergency nurses.

Heather Sizemore BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT 

Middle TN Director

My name is Debra Wilcox, BSN RN and I reside in the Middle Tennessee Region of Tennessee in Gallatin. I have been an Emergency Nurse since 2004 and have held various leadership roles in the ED as a Preceptor, Charge Nurse/Clinical Coordinator, Pediatric Coordinator, Sepsis Coordinator and Emergency Room Manager. My leadership style is largely based on enablement and discernment. If you have read The 6 Types of Working Genius you would know that means I derive energy and joy from providing encouragement and assistance to others and I enjoy rallying people to inspire action. I celebrate change, innovation and diversity. I’m convinced very little can be accomplished on the solo train. I am a great supporter of team-based action plans. I have been an ENA member since 2014 and I am passionate about the volunteer work I do for the organization. I have attended Day on the Hill both locally and in Washington DC, served as a General Assembly Delegate, as well as my most recent position on the TN State Council as the Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Committee Chair. This position has facilitated an active participation and involvement with the TN Injury Prevention Coalition. I am currently an ENA National Member on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee as well as being on the DE&I – Health and Wellness Task Force for my place of employment. When I am not being a nurse I enjoy spending time outdoors, listening to live music, playing with my grandchildren, and finding new and fun adventures to experience. 


My name is Todd Haines, and I was born and raised in the Nashville TN area. I am married and have two sons, Tyler is 29 and Zak is 27, daughter in law, Jamie, and the two most amazing Grandgirls, Zoey is 16, and Stella is 4. I graduated in May of 2010 from Cumberland University with my BSN. In the fall of 2010, I obtained my A-EMT certification from Vol State in 2010. In the spring of 2017, I received my MSN in leadership from Jacksonville University. Nursing is my 3rd career. I am very active with ENA/ENAF on the National level by serving on various committees since 2014. I served as the TN ENA as president from 2018-2021. I have been a General Assembly Delegate for TN ENA since 2014. I feel like all of us have worth, we just don’t see it sometimes. I also feel that Leadership is most of the time a team sport, the most successful Leaders are surrounded by a great team. And last but not least, if you are not having fun doing what you are doing, you need to do something else, life is too short. I love people, and my hobbies include smoking meat, fishing and hanging out.