Abby Jack - Alterman

Foundation Board of Directors

The University Health System Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing the community, University Health System and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. The board takes an active role in all fundraising endeavors including special events and campaigns.

These loyal and dedicated board members uphold the highest standards of stewardship and allegiance to the mission of University Health System.



Larry Kurth
Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P

First Vice Chair

Frank Garza
Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza

Second Vice Chair

Randy Harig


George B. Hernández, Jr.
President/Chief Executive Officer
University Health System

Board of Directors

James Adams - Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers
Raymond Aguillon, Jr. - Partners Wealth Management
Jeanne Bennett - Amegy Bank
Janie Barrera - LiftFund
John Boyd - EOG Resources
John H. Calhoon, M.D. - UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
Linda Elliott - Elliott Connection
Yvonne Gonzales - Community Volunteer
Randy Harig - Ortho-Tex
Albert W. Hartman, III - Community Volunteer
Jim Hasslocher - Frontier Enterprises, Inc.
William L. Henrich, M.D. - UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
J. Rick Lewis - University of Texas at San Antonio School of Architecture
Joe Earl Linson - Chelsea’s Catering and Bar Service, LLC
Joe McKinney - Broadway Bank
Pamela Otto, M.D. - UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
T. John Parsi, D.D.S. - Parsi Family Dentistry
Steven J. Pritchard - Community Volunteer
Jim Reed - San Antonio Medical Foundation
Norma Reyes - Community Volunteer
Janice Ricks - Janice Ricks & Associates
David Sanders - Valero Energy Corporation
Karla Wentworth - Karla Wentworth Interiors
Renee A. Yanta - 150th District Court

Board of Directors Biographies

James Adams

James AdamsJames Adams has been serving on the Bexar County Hospital District's Board of Managers since 1998. He was nominated by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. He is chairman of the board and serves on the Budget & Finance Committee.

Adams received a bachelor's degree in math and physics from Texas A&M University, and a master's degree in statistics and business finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is retired from Texas Instruments, where he served as chairman of the board. He previously had retired from SBC Communications as Group President for International Operations and from Southwestern Bell Telephone as President/CEO.

Adams currently sits on the board of directors of Texas Instruments. He also serves on the Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Texas and the School of Science Advisory Board at Texas A&M. He is the co-founder the Dallas Partnership, the economic arm of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce and chaired Governor Rick Perry's blue ribbon commission on Higher Education in the 21st century. Adams serves on a number of local community boards, including several focusing on education for Latino youth, as well as the advisory boards of Accion Texas and Alpha Home. He is president of the Harlandale Education Foundation.

Adams is a deacon and member of the Board of Trustees at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio.

Ray Aguillon

Ray AguillonRaymond Aguillon has been a University Health System Foundation board member since 2002. He is a consultant at Partners Wealth Management with an expertise in comprehensive financial services that is committed to helping clients improve their long-term financial success by delivering an unprecedented level of personalized service.

Mr. Aguillon received his BBA from University of Texas in San Antonio in 2007 and has years of experience in financial planning. He is active in community involvement and a member of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and President Pan American Golf Association.

Jeanne Bennett

Jeanne BennettJeanne Bennett is a member of University Health System's Foundation Board of Directors. She is a Sr. Vice President with Amegy Bank. Her banking experience spans over 27 years with the past 22 years at Compass Bank. As a Senior Vice-President/Private Banking Manager, her focus is primarily on medical account relationships. Her primary role is to assist in the establishment and maintenance of depository and loan accounts along with identifying other areas where she can add value to the customer. Providing prompt service and product expertise is key to ongoing relationships.

Janie Barrera

Janie BarreraJanie Barrera joined the Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers in September 2015. She was nominated by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.

Ms. Barrera is the founding president and CEO of LiftFund, the largest micro and small business lender in the United States. Established in 1994 as Accion Texas Inc., LiftFund provides loans and training to businesses in 13 states including Texas.  The nonprofit has disbursed more than 16,000 loans totaling more than $190 million.

Ms. Barrera earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word. She has served on many national, state and local boards, including the Federal Reserve Board’s National Consumer Advisory Council. President Obama appointed her to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and she was named to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch. Among her honors, she was named the Small Business Administration Financial Services Advocate of the Year and the Minority Enterprise Development Consortium’s Corporate Advocate of the Year. In 2015, she was inducted to the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame, and the San Antonio Business Journal has named her a Legacy Leader and one of “Twenty Defining Players: People Who Have Shaped the City.”

John Boyd

John BoydJohn Boyd joined the Board in November 2012 and currently is vice president and general manager for EOG Resources in San Antonio, responsible for EOG's Eagle Ford asset. John has 35 years of experience working in the upstream oil and gas industry. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.

John began his career working in field operations in the Williston Basin. He then moved to the Gulf Coast, where he spent 15 years and was involved in both onshore and offshore operations. In 2003, he returned to the Rockies and managed EOG's drilling operations in the Rocky Mountain region, which included operations throughout the Rockies, California and the Williston basin. After EOG's discovery of the Parshall Field in the Bakken, he was promoted to operations manager responsible for all operations in the Williston Basin. In 2011, he transferred back to the Gulf Coast with responsibility for all drilling, completion and production operations for EOG's Eagle Ford Shale position in South Texas. In January of 2015, he was promoted to general manager for the Eagle Ford Shale.

John is happily married to Sue and they have four children.

Dr. John Calhoon

Dr. John CalhoonDr. John Calhoon has been a University Health System Foundation board member since 1993. He attended the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship to play golf, later graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1981 and came to his residency in San Antonio in general surgery in that year. He joined the faculty at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1989 and became Professor and Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery in 1996. His honors include listings in Best Doctors in America, Who's Who, and a variety of teaching awards from the institution and department including being awarded the President's Council Chair for Excellence in Surgery in 2003. Dr. Calhoon is the immediate past Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, is President- Elect of the Thoracic Surgery Director's Association, and is a Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Texas Surgical Society, and Southern Surgical Society. He is active in a number of civic areas and has served as Chairman of the local American Heart Association Affiliate Board, President of the local Surgical Society, and Chairman of the Board of the Dominion Country Club.

Linda Elliott

Linda Elliott Linda Elliott joined our Board in August of this year. In 1999, she opened her own business, Elliott Connection, which specializes in connecting people and companies together. As a woman business owner, she is a dedicated member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), where she is the current Chair of Programs. She has served in multiple leadership capacities, including past President, in the San Antonio Chapter.

Ms. Elliott just completed 12 years as a director of the North San Antonio Chamber board, where she was very instrumental in the development of new programs. Her previous Board memberships include Arts San Antonio, American Diabetes Association and San Antonio Youth Literacy Advisory Board.

Frank Garza

Frank GarzaFrank Garza is a member of University Health System's Foundation Board of Directors. He is a shareholder of Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza and Chair of the firm's Practice Management Committee. He is Head of the Public Law, Utility and Environmental Section. He was educated at Trinity University (BA, 1983) and Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C. (JD 1986). He is a member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and has taught over ten Continuing Legal Education Courses in the areas of municipal law as well as employment law. Mr. Garza is an adjunct professor of Graduate studies classes at St. Mary's University entitled, "Ethics and Public Officials" and "Basics of Municipal Law". In October of 1995, Mr. Garza joined the City Attorney's Office in San Antonio, Texas as First Assistant City Attorney. From April of 1997 to January 2002, Mr. Garza was named City Attorney to the City of San Antonio. He prepared and administered the budget for the Legal Department, directly supervised six Division Chiefs in the management of the office, and was lead attorney on the city's most recent redistricting plan.

Yvonne Gonzales

Yvonne GonzalesYvonne Gonzales brings a wealth of knowledge in non profits, fundraising and special event planning. She is a currently a member of the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research and the Southwest Foundation Forum, an organization of women who serve as ambassadors and fundraisers.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies. Having worked with the District Attorney's office for 5 years, Yvonne saw firsthand the care that many of their clients received at University Hospital.

In her spare time, Yvonne volunteers at St. George Episcopal School as a library volunteer and Girl Scout Co-Leader; at Holy Spirit Catholic Church as a Catechism teacher; and as a fundraiser for Los Ninos de la Calle, a school in Nuevo Progresso, Mexico. She and her husband, Don, are raising two young daughters.

Randy Harig

Randy HarigRandy Harig has been a University Health System Foundation board member since 2002. Mr. Harig has 30 years experience in the medical device industry presently serving as President and CEO of Ortho-Tex, Inc. Ortho-Tex is a marketing and distribution firm serving North America and the Republic of Mexico with primary product interests in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation specialties.

Mr. Harig is very active in civic and church affairs and is a former member and chairman of Centro 21 (a San Antonio City Council appointed task force directed to promote downtown growth). Mr. Harig devoted much time to the successful effort to pass the San Antonio Library bond issue that established the complete upgrade of library facilities and services. Mr. Harig has been a board member of the Research Park foundation since 1985 and has held numerous positions within this board. Mr. Harig has been a Fiesta Commissioner from 2001 - 2009 and the Day Minister for Rey Feo (Fiesta) 2004. Most recently, Mr. Harig was Prime Minister for Rey Feo 59, Mr. Brian Weiner. He is also a member of the Consejo Organization.

Albert W. Hartman, III

Albert W. Hartman, IIIAlbert W. Hartman III joined our Board in November of 2014. He retired as the Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and Development at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, in December of 2014. He was named Assistant Dean in 2004 after serving as Director of Alumni Relations and Development at the law school since 2001. Previously, he had been in the commercial title business in San Antonio for 25 years.

Hartman received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the San Antonio Bar Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Hartman is a life member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, and is a former member of the Friends of Scouting for the Alamo Area Council of Boy Scouts. He served on the board of directors of the Bexar County Arts and Cultural Fund and the San Antonio Kids Exchange.

Jimmy Hasslocher

Jimmy HasslocherJimmy Hasslocher was nominated to the Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers in 2015 by Precinct 1 Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez.  

Hasslocher brings a wealth of business and community experience to the Board. He is president of Frontier Enterprises Inc., a family business whose roots extend back almost 70 years, and includes the iconic Jim’s Family Restaurants, Magic Time Machine and La Fonda Alamo Heights. He served on the San Antonio City Council from 1981 to 1991.

Among his community activities, he serves as president of the Bexar Metro 9-1-1 Network District, past chair of SER Jobs for Progress of SA, a past-president and lifetime trustee of Boysville of Texas, and director-emeritus and lifetime member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition. In the business community, he was a 2013 Junior Achievement of South Texas inductee into the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame, elected Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year in 2009 by the San Antonio Restaurant Association, and is a Hall of Honor member of the Texas Restaurant Association.

Hasslocher is also an avid outdoorsman, and serves on the board of the Texas Parks & Wildlife’s “Operation Game Thief” (an anti-poaching initiative), past president and CEO of the Texas Deer Association, and chairman/advisory member of the Wildlife Management Program at Southwest Texas Junior College.

William L. Henrich. M.D. MACP

William L. Henrich. M.D. MACPWilliam L. Henrich. M.D. MACP is a member of the University Health System's Board of Directors. He is also the President of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Henrich received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his doctor of medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Oregon Medical School and a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Henrich held many positions at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, including Professor of Internal Medicine, including as Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the VA Medical Center in Dallas and Attending Physician at Zale Lipshy University Hospital. From 1995 to 1999, he served as Professor and Chairman of Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio and Chief of the Medical Service, Medical College Hospital, in Toledo, Ohio. Subsequently, he served as the Theodore Woodward Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at The University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore from 1999-2006.

George B. Hernández, Jr

George B. Hernández, JrGeorge B. Hernández, Jr. is the Secretary/Treasurer of University Health System's Foundation Board of Directors. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health System. Among his numerous professional and service affiliations, Hernández serves as vice chair for the Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio, board member for the United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Access to Health Care in Texas, member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Hospital Association, member of the Governor's Texas Health Care System Integrity Partnership, and as local government representative for the Texas Health & Human Services Commission Task Force for Local Health Care Initiatives.

Larry Kurth

Larry Kurth Larry Kurth is a member of University Health System's Foundation Board of Directors. He graduated from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Planning in 1976. He attended St. Mary's University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor on the St. Mary's Law Journal. He graduated with a J.D. in 1981. After spending a year as a Briefing Attorney for Judge Tom Davis of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Mr. Kurth joined the Houston office of Fulbright & Jaworski. He transferred to the San Antonio office in 1986, and became a partner in 1990. In November 1990, he became a shareholder in Jones, Kurth, Andrews & Ortiz. In 2005, he joined Clark, Thomas & Winters as a shareholder and in 2011, he joined Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P as a partner. He is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, NFPA, and the Association of Texas Arson Counsel.

J. Rick Lewis

J. Rick LewisJ. Rick Lewis has been a member of the University Health System Foundation since 2002 and considers his involvement with this board as among his most rewarding community service experiences. Currently, he is is a Senior Lecturer and recent Coordinator of Construction Science & Management Bachelors Degree Program at UT/San Antonio- College of Architecture.

During his tenure at UTSA, Mr. Lewis has taught across the breath of the College's curriculum. In addition, he has served in an array of administrative posts while at UTSA contributing to the Architecture Program's rapid growth and development since initial accreditation by the National Architectural Accreditation Board. Rick Lewis is a registered architect with experience in a wide range of design endeavors with particular expertise in historic architectural preservation and adaptive use projects. He holds a Bachelor Degree in architecture from Texas Tech University and a Masters of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

Joe Earl Linson

Joe Earl Linson is the managing general partner of Chelsea’s Sandwiches of Texas, Inc., a full service catering and concessions company founded in 1997 by William and Sheila Franklin. His civic responsibilities are many and varied. He is a former President of the Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Food Bank as well as former Chairman of the Greater Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee and former Chairman of the Youth Committee of the SA Chapter of the American Red Cross, and former Vice President of the local branch of the NAACP. Mr. Linson has an Associates of Arts and Science degree from Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. He joined University Health System Foundation in 2016.

Joe McKinney

Joe McKinneyJoe McKinney joined the Foundation's Board in November 2012. As Vice Chairman of Broadway National Bank since October 2002, McKinney focuses on business development for the Commercial Lending, Private Banking and Wealth Management divisions. McKinney retired in March 2002 as Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase Bank (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank and Texas Commerce Bank) - San Antonio Region with over 28 years of banking experience.

He holds a degree in Economics from Harvard University and a MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for USAA Real Estate Company, Luby's, Inc., Prodigy Communications Corporation, and as Trustee for U.S. Global Investors Funds. He is former Chairman of numerous economic and development organizations.

Joe and his wife, Jennifer, have two grown sons, Joe Jr. 43 and Clay 33.

Pamela M. Otto, M.D.

Pamela M. Otto, M.D.Pamela M. Otto, M.D. is a member of University Health System's Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Otto currently serves as Associate Professor/Director of Imaging and Intervention at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and has been the Associate Professor/Medical Director of Radiology at Texas Department of Infectious Diseases and Director of Radiology at University Health System since 2001. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and in 1988 with her Medical Degree. Dr. Otto currently serves on the Board of Directors for Magdelana House, Southern Medical Association Services and the San Antonio Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Dr. T. John Parsi, DDS, MBA

Dr. T. John Parsi, DDS, MBADr. T. John Parsi, DDS, MBA, is a member of the University Health System Foundation's Board of Directors. Dr. Parsi graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor degree in Biology. He attended the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston where he received his doctoral degree in dentistry. While in dental school he received multiple scholarships and awards for his research in oral cancer and implantology from the UTDB-Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Research. Upon graduation, he began his practice in San Antonio as a family practitioner and continued his dental education by taking many hours on new methodology in dentistry. He is certified by the Clinical Foundation of Orthopedic and Orthodontic Society, Mid-American Orthodontic Society and Sport dentistry. Currently, he is involved in a preceptorship in dental implantology and esthetic dentistry and recently received his master's degree in Business and Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Parsi is a member of San Antonio Dental Society and a past member of the board and speaker's bureau.

Steven J. Pritchard

Steven J. PritchardSteven J. Pritchard is a member of University Health System's Foundation Board of Directors. He is presently the Principal of Steven J. Pritchard & Associates, a financial, real estate and management consulting firm. Mr. Pritchard is a former bank and holding company president and CEO with 35 years experience in banking, finance, business administration and accounting. Mr. Pritchard is active in the community having served as Chairman for the Auction Sales Committee of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Father Flanagan's Boys Town Board and the University of Texas Century Club (San Antonio Chapter). Since 2001, he has served as President/Trustee for Alamo Heights Independent School District. He also is a member of the Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce, North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the West Side Chamber of Commerce.

Jim Reed

Jim ReedJim Reed is one of the newest members of our Foundation Board of Directors, joining us in February 2014. He is the current President of the San Antonio Medical Foundation. Mr. Reed worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone (currently AT&T) for over 30 years. Mr. Reed is active in the community having served as Chairman of the Board for the San Antonio Mobility Coalition, Board Chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army Advisory Board and Target '90/Goals of San Antonio. He served three terms as President of the Oak Hills Country Club. He also is a Board member of the Transportation Advocates of Texas, Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Company, University of Texas at San Antonio Development Board, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Development Board and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

G. Davidson Sanders

David Sanders is one of the newest members of our Board, joining us in December 2012. As the Regional Vice President of Refinery Operations at Valero Energy Corporation, he is responsible for operations in California, Louisiana and the Texas panhandle. He has been employed for over 20 years in the Oil and Petrochemical Manufacturing Industry, all with Valero Energy or its predecessor companies.

He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the Western States Petroleum Association and the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers association. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Connect for Kids International, a charitable organization focused on improving the lives of children and communities impacted by the AIDS epidemic in Kenya.

David enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, high performance cars (both new and classic), cooking and spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Christy, for 19 years and has three children, Rebekah (15), Davidson (10) and Chloe (9).

Karla Wentworth

Karla WentworthKarla Wentworth is a member of University Health System's Foundation Board of Directors. Born in Iowa, Karla came to Texas and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Trinity University in San Antonio. She is an active community leader, serving on the boards of directors of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and the Hidalgo Foundation of Bexar County. She previously served as president of Bexar County Republic Women. She has been a dedicated volunteer for the South Central Chapter of the March of Dimes for many years and has served as Chairman of the Texas Foundation for March of Dimes. In 1992 and 1993, the Wentworths were named Family of the Year by the South Central Chapter of the March of Dimes.