Texas Health Resources Foundation Adds Four New Board Members for Three-Year Term

President of the Texas Health Resources Foundation Laura McWhorter reported that Michael Appleman, Karen Cramer, Marc Gunnin and Patricia Smith DeLeon have joined the board of directors or the directors of the Foundation.

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According to Laura, “We are blessed with the service of every board member. It’s exciting to work with four new directors who will bring diverse experience and knowledge as North Texas continues to grow at a rapid pace. By working alongside our board members, we will be able to help meet the needs of our community members.

Two of the new Board members shared their personal stories with the Foundation.

According to Patricia, “Our family’s relationship with the Texas Health Resources Foundation began in 2012 when a dear family member was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. empathy and the dedicated care we received while going through one of the most difficult times of our lives. We truly felt like family, as a family we wanted to support the work of the Foundation to continue to help provide exceptional medical care. Over the past ten years, we have supported various initiatives. When I was asked to join the Board of Directors, I was touched and honoured.

Mark explained, “I’ve had the privilege of being involved with Texas Health Resources for almost 30 years. I remember my father working at Texas Health Resources in the 1990s, for the Foundation and the community health department. It was through my father’s work and passion that I was first exposed to the concept of the social determinants of health and how health systems look beyond their physical walls to improve the health of the communities they served. Her involvement with the Foundation made me aware of the positive impact that financial support from donors could have on this mission. When my father passed away in 2003, my family became involved in a scholarship that has now become a community health scholarship in his honor. Through growing involvement, I have been able to learn more about the great programs at Texas Health Resources and how North Texas support makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

The three-year terms for new board members began in March.

*Graphic provided by Texas Health Resources Foundation

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