LaTashia Kiel is a Doctor of Nursing Practice prepared registered nurse who has an interest in cancer care, acute nursing care, and community advocacy. A three-time graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Kiel received a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and went on to further her nursing education with a Master’s degree in Adult Health with a Focus on Teaching. She recently obtained a DNP in Spring 2019. Through her seven year career at the only Level 1 trauma center in central Texas, LaTashia worked hard to learn all she could to help her patients, family members, and friends to achieve optimal health. She strongly believes that, “As Christians we are saved to serve, love, and have mercy on others.”
LaTashia married George Kiel in April 2012 and immediately fell in love with his family, including George’s lovely mother, Debra. Her untimely death devastated everyone and forced LaTashia to take on the role she has grown to love—nurse, friend, and caregiver with her own loved ones. While helping her own family cope with the trauma of losing its matriarch, she encouraged her husband to pursue his dream of hosting a basketball tournament about sneakers. She knew that through this event he could raise awareness about the disease, help others proactively care for their bodies, and teach the masses to avoid the deadly prognosis. This event birthed the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation that she spends her free time managing.
LaTashia currently works very closely with Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Epsilon Theta Chapter, Co-Founder and Director of Operations of the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation and Kick & Roll Classic, and Leader of a Greater Mount Zion Marriage Ministry Prayer Circle. She and her husband welcomed their first daughter on Christmas Eve 2015.