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Current Providers

Jessica C. Fernandez, PA-C



"I was born in Indiana, but consider myself a Texas girl at heart. I spent my childhood in Laredo, Texas; most of my adult life in San Antonio, Texas and eventually landed in Midland, Texas to further my education and start my career.

Psychology and science have always been a passion of mine, and working in psychiatry has allowed me to implement both of these aspects to bettering the brain/mental health.

I joined the West Texas Psychiatry team in 2019 as a new PA-C, and have been enjoying my time working there since then. I obtained my Master's of Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech Health Science Center in 2019 and obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Science, graduating Cum Laude from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012.


With my free time, I enjoy CrossFit/High Intensity Workouts, the occasional 5K/10K, leisure reading, and spending time with my family, loved ones, and rambunctious pups.

I feel that it is an honor to be able to say that I am a first-generation undergraduate and graduate student, as I feel this may inspire others to continue to pursue their educational goals regardless of their situation."

Nicole Windham, PA

"I was raised in west Texas. I was a CNA for 6 years, then an RN for 8 years, I graduated from Walden University with my Masters degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I have been practicing at West Texas Psychiatry for 2 years and love the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.


I am married with 5 children and a grandchild. I enjoy spending time with my family and making memories, as well as leading and serving in multiple areas in my church and serving on the board of Ector County Angels."

Laura Heald, PA


"I am originally from Chattanooga, TN but have lived in Texas since attending PA school at Texas Tech in 2018. I have worked for West Texas Psychiatry since my graduation in 2020.

I have a passion for the holistic psychiatry practiced at West Texas Psychiatry because I have seen how life changing this approach can be for my patients.

I am excited to continue my work with West Texas Psychiatry in a remote capacity since relocating to Austin, TX with my family in June of 2022."