My name is Delphine Tih. I was born in Bamenda in the northwest region of Cameroon. I moved to the United States in 1991 and have been here ever since. I attended Sam Houston Jr. High School in Irving, TX followed by Lamar High School in Arlington, TX. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 2001.

I worked as a pediatric ICU nurse for five years. My nursing experience included a traveling assignment in Southern California. In 2007, I enrolled in nurse anesthesia school at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. I earned a Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia in December 2009.

Over the past seven years that I have been a CRNA, I practiced at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, and I currently practice at The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Some of my leadership experiences include being a Secretary for the African Student’s Organization at UTA and being the Nursing Representative in the UTA Student Congress.

Although my past experiences are not extensive, I plan on using all the knowledge that I acquired from previous leadership roles to help my committee meet its goals and to help ACNAA grow and be an outstanding group in the community. I believe teamwork will be of ought most importance as we embark on this new journey. It will take more than one individual to help us meet our professional goals.

I am honored to have the opportunity to chair the Membership Committee. I am not perfect and I don’t claim to be well versed in the details of running a committee. I hope you will be patient with me as I take on this task. I hope you will offer some constructive critics when necessary.

I look forward to working with all members of ACNAA to get this group to the point where we’ve all envisioned it to be. Thank you to everyone that volunteered to be part of the Membership Committee. I hope that together we will work diligently and tirelessly to increase the membership of this organization and to retain current members.

Everything that happens to you is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” ~Wayne Dyer