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TCOM Student Advocate Association

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The folks currently running the show:

Crystal Pulvino


I am honored and excited to be serving as President for SAA this year.  SAA has been a wonderful support system for my family and I have been grateful to meet some amazing people that can relate to the realities of being a med school spouse!.  My husband, John, will be starting his 2nd year and I am a teacher for Fort Worth ISD.  I am a mom to a beautiful little boy, Anthony, with another on the way, due any day now!  My family and I love food, friends and anything outdoors.  I look forward to meeting all of our TCOM families. 

Kimberlee Lowry

Vice President

Kimberlee Lowry is married to Drew, class of 2016. She is a Project Manager for RenWeb School Management, and loves spending time with Drew and their son, Liam.

Lisa Smathers


I am so excited to be treasurer for SAA this year. SAA has given me so many opportunities to get to know Fort Worth and make lifetime friends. My husband Joe is finishing up his second year of med school and I stay busy raising our 3 kids.

Ryan Shillington


Ryan is married to Ame (pronounced Amy), class of 2017.  Ryan is a self-pronounced "Geek Dad", supplementing his 3 children's school curriculum with robotics, Star Wars movies (Episode IV comes first!), camping, Harry Potter, the Hobbit, etc.  By day, Ryan's a software executive for 3 different software companies in Texas and California.

Want to strike up a conversation?  Ask him about the latest 300+ page book he's reading to his kids, or why he bothers having hobbies when he clearly doesn't have time for them.