Walter Page

MS, BSN, RN

Safety Programs Officer

Texas A&M Health Science Center, Rural and Community Health Institute
Phone: 979-436-0730
wpage@tamhsc.edu

Walter Page serves as the Safety Programs Officer for the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Rural and Community Health Institute. He has worked in healthcare since 1979 when he started as an attendant with quadriplegic students at the University of Kentucky. He earned a Bachelors in Journalism in 1983, then completed additional Bachelors degrees in Religious Studies and Nursing in 1986.

Along with his wife (also an RN), he served 2 ½ years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala, working with government and non-governmental organizations, school systems and health departments. They led projects with clinics, doctors, midwives, nurses, students, teachers, businesses and groups of promotores de salud. Their priorities were development and management of health promotion and community health projects, with an emphasis on nutrition and sustainable technology, focusing on mothers and children.

After serving in Peace Corps Guatemala, he started a company, Page One Healthcare Solutions, Inc, in Colorado. Along with a network of staff and partners, Page One provided a variety of specialized services: case management, interpretation, legal nurse consulting, occupational health staffing, life care planning, information technology and quality improvement consulting. He served on the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the chair of the community health committee and in a variety of leadership roles with multiple other organizations such as the Colorado Virtual Chamber of Commerce, a start-up social media business facilitator.  

Since moving to Texas, he has worked for nearly 20 years in a psychiatric setting (including at Seton Shoal Creek, St. David’s and Austin State Hospital) and in a variety of occupational health and educational roles, including as a legal nurse consultant and in skills and simulation labs. He has extensive experience working with medical emergency management and environmental health and safety, including as a volunteer fire fighter in Dripping Springs.

He earned a Masters of Science in Project Management in 2001 from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a Certificate in Software Development Project Management from the University of Texas Software Quality Institute in 2000. He has also earned Certifications as being fluent in Spanish (US Government Foreign Service Exam), in Case Management (CCM, Case Management Society of America), in CPI Behavior Management (Crisis Prevention Institute), in Occupational Health (COHN-S, American Board for Occupational Health Nurses), in Hearing Conservation Management/Pulmonary Function Management (CAOHC/NIOSH, Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation), and in DOT Hazardous Materials Management (OSHA). He has served on multiple Boards of Directors, as a Lead Examiner for the Greater Austin Quality Board of Examiners, an editor, photographer, public relations officer and a Boy Scout leader.