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Care Team
Our Care Team

We are proud of our team of pediatricians, nurses and clerical staff who work diligently to make your experience and your child's experience as pleasant and efficient as possible.

Anahi Jones, LVN

Nurse

Anahi is a graduate of Nacogdoches High School, and she attended nursing school at Angelina College. Though if you ask her, she’d explain her love of nursing developed much earlier. As a young child, she would see nurses walking around in their scrubs and decided then she wanted to be just like them. Anahi’s love for her husband began at an early age, too; they’ve been together since middle school, and the two now share a son. She is one of several PineyWoods Pediatrics care team members who are fluent in Spanish.

Crystal Damas, LVN

Nurse

Crystal graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 2013 and later the vocational nursing program at Panola College. After working with adults in her previous jobs, she learned the importance of preventive care and early healthcare intervention. She transitioned to pediatrics bringing eight years of experience in adult internal medicine to her position. Crystal is one of several PineyWoods Pediatrics care team members who are fluent in Spanish, and she speaks a bit of French. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and together they have two beautiful girls and a baby boy.

Isabella Valli

Front Desk

Isabella, or Bella as most patients call her, is a senior at Stephen F. Austin State University where she’s pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Medical Humanities and a minor in Combined Sciences. She joined our team following a three-year stint in optometry where she discovered children were her favorite kind of patients. While juggling a full time job as a full time student is certainly a tall task, Bella says she finds the motivation through her family whom she calls her biggest supporters. She even finds time to volunteer at the Family Crisis Center.

Laura Tousha, RD, LD

Dietitian

Laura joined the PineyWoods Pediatrics team in 2024 as a registered dietitian. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition & Foods from the University of Houston. Laura originally started a biology major but shifted to the study of nutrition after her parents were diagnosed with diabetes. She strives to make families feel confident and comfortable with their food decisions by encouraging parents and kids to try healthy foods together. Laura and her husband Josh have two children, Evan and Reese, as well as four dogs and four cats.

Patricia Torres, MA

Medical Assistant & Referral Clerk

Patricia credits her family as her inspiration for pursuing a career in the healthcare field. She’s married with five children and nine grandchildren. Her work as both a medical assistant and a referral clerk allows her to interact with patients in a variety of ways, and she always finds joy in seeing the little patients grow into young men and women, some even returning as parents. Patricia was born in Mexico, and she is one of several PineyWoods Pediatrics care team members who are fluent in Spanish.

Rosa Coulston, MA

Office Manager

Rosa is a graduate of Nacogdoches High School and a long-time member of the PineyWoods Pediatrics care team. As the office manager, she has to be quick on her feet and ready to serve in any and all administrative needs. Rosa is married with four daughters, and she’s involved with the Catholic church, serving as volunteer coordinator for many events. Rosa is one of several PineyWoods Pediatrics care team members who are fluent in Spanish.

Samantha Matteson

Front Desk

Samantha is a graduate of Lufkin High School and is currently pursuing her medical assistant certification through postsecondary education. She’s wanted to be a nurse since middle school, following in the footsteps of her grandmother who was a nurse at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital spanning nearly 30 years. Samantha is a member of Cross Timbers Cowboy Church, and she participates in the Center Police Department Ladies Auxiliary. She’s a mother to one boy and two girls and is engaged to be married.

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3614 N. University Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
(936) 560-9000

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(Open during Lunch Hours)

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