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Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Many women in the Collin & Denton Counties have asked about a WOVI Chapter in their part of the Metroplex! Well, WOVI heard you and the WOVI Women in the Red River and Collin/Denton Counties have joined together to form the McKinney Chapter.

WOVI McKinney

“Work/Life Satisfaction”




Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center McKinneyBaylor Scott & White Medical Center McKinney

Melissa Winter, was appointed chief nursing officer
and chief operating officer (CNO/COO) of Baylor
Medical Center at McKinney in summer 2011.

As CNO/COO, Ms. Winter is responsible for planning,
directing and coordinating nursing and clinical services to
ensure the delivery of safe, quality, efficient and
compassionate care.

Before joining Baylor Scott and White McKinney Melissa
served as vice president of patient care services and chief
nursing officer for The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
(THHBP), which opened in 2007. During her tenure,
Melissa helped launch an advanced hospital that is
consistently ranked in the top one percent nationally in
patient satisfaction.

THHBP received the American Nurses Credentialing
Center Pathway to Excellence designation in 2009 and
Magnet® designation in 2011.

Ms. Winter was listed among the Great 100 Nurses in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2009 and received the Dallas/ Fort Worth Hospital Council’s Young Healthcare Executives of the
Year award in 2010.

At Baylor Scott and White Medical Center McKinney, Melissa serves as a member of the
Executive Leadership team and collaborates regularly with the physicians to continually
improve the hospital’s best practices while striving to achieve the hospital’s mission and

Ms. Winter is a graduate of West Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor’s in
nursing and a master’s in nursing administration. She received her Doctorate in nursing
practice in December 2014.

She is a member in good standing of the Texas Organization of Nurses, American Nurses
Association, and the Texas Nurses Association


Our meeting location is

Hampton Inn & Suites McKinney
2008 N. Central Expressway
McKinney, TX 75069
North of University Dr.


  • 5:30 pm Registration opens
  • 5:30-6:00 pm Mix and Mingle
  • 6:00-6:30 pm Welcome
  • 6:30-7:00 pm Guest Speaker
  • 7:00-7:30 pm MentoRing™ Exercise

Meeting Costs:

  • $10 Members
  • $20 Non-Members
  • Semi-annual Dues: $60

WOVI Dues:

Paid Annually:  $100.00

Semi-Annually: $60.00 paid January and July.

Benefits of membership:

  • Member discounts for Chapter meetings with monthly MentoRing™
  • Member discounts for Annual Conference, Mentor Recognition Luncheon, and other events
  • Assigned mentor/mentee to facilitate growth and learning
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Wonderful WOVI Women!

For more information, Contact:
Judy Womack
469-450-2241 (Cell)

WOVI Vision:

Women empowered to make a difference in their lives, communities, and the world.

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About WOVI, Inc.:

WOVI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers women to lead and mentor.

Our Vision:

Women empowered to make a difference in their lives, communities, and the world.

WOVI McKinney's Upcoming Meetings:

WOVI McKinney’s Meetings Are Held On the Last Tuesday of Each Month.
Save The Date For These Upcoming Meetings!

  • Tuesday, 1/30/2018
  • Tuesday, 2/27/2018
  • Tuesday, 3/27/2018


For more information, please see the LeadersRing™ page.

What members say about WOVI!

WOVI has given me the confidence and accountability I need to pursue my dreams. Also, WOVI has given me wonderful friends.
Nancy Starr-Cassidy- WOVI Member
“The impact that WOVI has had on me since I became a member is huge. When I first became a member of WOVI, I was in the middle of some personal challenges. Going to the meetings helped me to move through these challenges by focusing on the topics that our meetings presented and stepping out of me and being of a help to someone else. I also developed deeper friendships with my already friends and cultivated new bonds of friendship with my new friends. By being in various leadership roles in our chapter, I am a better leader by just being in the presence of other leaders on the board. Learning and putting into practice leadership skills. As I stepped out of the chapter and went to the WOVI conference, I met other entrepreneurial minded women that have presented me with new and fresh ideas to increase my various streams of income. Therefore, making WOVI, an instrument of influence and of affluence.
Dr. Ann- WOVI Member
What I like about WOVI best of all is the mentoring. Being mentored by others has led me to do things I never thought of or never would have thought possible, if I had thought of them. Being involved in a nonprofit from the very beginning has helped me in so many ways. I have learned about mission and vision. I have changed my career path at the encouragement and enlightenment from my fellow WOVI members. I have created, agonized over, and learned to live with budgets! My salary has increased by 71% since becoming a member of WOVI. I have become a better encourager and delegator. I have become a leader.
Janet Wilemon- WOVI Member
WOVI has provided me with the opportunity to become more creative and to be part of a group that is genuinely interested in empowering women. It gives me a unique insight into how to empower women outside the WOVI group, and understand at a much deeper level my influence on other women in my life.
Ruth White- WOVI Member
Nervous and feeling vulnerable as I began to experience the power of the WOVI trademark Mento-Ring exercise, I received such important imformation from this educator , I was so uplifted I joined the very next meeting!
Krista Hartman- WOVI Member
When I first came to WOVI I had a book I wanted to write but thought I lacked what it took to get it done. I found WOVI women to be dynamic, accomplished, down-to-earth, supportive, and uplifting. I was impressed by the caliber of woman that was attracted to this group and that made me step up my game. The support I received from people I barely knew helped me to gain confidence in my abilities to tackle this book despite the fact that I was a fresh-out-of-the-closet writer. I started to strive for goals that I had long been afraid to attempt. In the WritersRing, we have created a safe, dynamic, supportive environment that enables writers to open their hearts and minds, hone their craft, and find and explore their true voice. It is often the first place guests and new members have read their work aloud. With the support of the WritersRing, I forged ahead with my book and it will be out in May 2014. The title is The Global Red Circle – Standing in Truth, Unleashing Our Most Powerful Selves. I have even retired from my business of ten years to live my dream and be a full-time writer and a build a singing and songwriting career. WOVI women are the best!
Kim Andrews- WOVI Member
WOVI has given me the confidence and accountability I need to pursue my dreams. Also, WOVI has given me wonderful friends.
Sarah Baden- WOVI Member
WOVI women are so supportive. Meetings are rich in generosity, approval and opportunity.
Valery Guignon- WOVI Member
WOVI is the one thing my energy drives toward every month – it is unique among women’s organizations.
Frances Pelley- WOVI Member
WOVI women are absolutely the most authentic, loving, supportive and fun women. I love that we have mentors for growth, support, and encouragement through new projects.
Lynda Rhodes- WOVI Member

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