September 7, 2007
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Foundation installs new board members, officers
The UNT Health Science Center Foundation Board of Directors introduced five new members and named new officers for Fiscal Year 2008 at its quarterly meeting on campus Aug. 15. The Foundation, established in 1978 by the founders of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, acquires and manages private funds to be used solely for the benefit of the school. Community and business leaders, alumni, and distinguished medical and scientific professionals serve, without compensation, on the Foundation’s Board of Directors as advocates, advisors and strategists. They work with the Health Science Center president, his leadership team and the Division of Community Engagement/Office of Institutional Advancement to help make friends, raise community awareness and conduct fundraising campaigns.

UNT Health Science Center Foundation Board Officers

Geaorge Perpper
George Pepper
George Pepper Investments

Arnold Gachman

Arnold Gachman
Gamtex Industries
Gachman Metals & Recycling Co.
Lisa Jamieson
Lisa Jamieson
Shannon, Gracy, Ratliff & Miller, LLP

Paul Greenwell
Paul Greenwell
Luther King Capital Management


New Board Members

Carlos De La Torre is the area manager for customer and community relations for Oncor Electric Delivery of Fort Worth, which is the regulated electric delivery business within TXU Corp. He is past chair of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, past chair of the Main Street Arts Festival, and a member of a number of other community and civic boards. 

Luis Galindo is a personal law attorney. He works closely with the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission on Housing Discrimination and has worked with the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as legal counsel and director.

Terryl Kendricks is the chief nursing officer for HCA/Plaza Medical Center Fort Worth and has worked in several different functions within the organization since 1996. She has been involved in a number of community activities, including the American Heart Association Board of Directors, Cardiovascular Nurses Task Force and the Vital Links Initiative of the Fort Worth Independent School District’s Adopt-a-School Program.

Pati Meadows has been involved in assisting clients for Kelly, Hart & Hallman, LLP, for the past 27 years. She is the attorney for several major real estate developments in downtown Fort Worth, including the City Center project, Sundance Square, Sundance West, Sundance East projects, and the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall. Her involvement in community organizations includes serving in volunteer board and officer positions with Historic Fort Worth Inc., Texas Ballet Theatre, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Country Day School and the Texas Women’s Alliance. She has held leadership positions on the Metropolitan YMCA Board, the Y’s Metro Sustaining Campaign and the Camp Carter Capital Campaign.

William (Bill) Wallace is a 1980 graduate of TCOM and a practicing cardiovascular surgeon in Fort Worth. Dr. Wallace served as chief of medical staff and a board member of the former Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas.


Continuing Board Members

Dr. Mark Baker, TCOM Class of 1977
North Texas Radiology

Richard Connor
Fort Worth Business Press

Robert Fernandez
Fernandez & Co., PC

Allan Howeth
Cantey & Hanger, LLP

Dr. William Jordan
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Fort Worth

Robert M. Lansford
JP Morgan

Joe Maly
Hillwood Properties

Mary Palko
Palmea Corp.

Joe Thompson
TXU Electric, retired

Naresh Vashisht
Omimex Energy Inc.

Dr. Stanley Weiss
Occupational Medicine Consultant


The current presidents of each of the Health Science Center’s alumni organizations also serve on the Foundation Board.

Dr. Robert DeLuca, TCOM Class of 1984
Eastland Family Medicine

Dr. Eve (Ettinger) Shulman, GSBS Class of 2004
Alcon Research, Ltd.

Dr. Marcus Martin, SPH Class of 2003
J. McDonald Williams Institute
Foundation for Community Empowerment

Heidi Medcalf, PA Class of 2004
JPS Health Network



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