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Texas Diabetes Institute Wall of Honor

Building A Lifeline to Diabetes Care and Research for a Cure

The Dr. Saul Treviño Wall of Honor celebrates a pioneer doctor who taught diabetes management by encouraging his patients to eat right and exercise regularly. Annually we honor advocates who help build better lives for patients with diabetes. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Texas Diabetes Institute this year, we invite you to be a part of the annual Wall of Honor Luncheon to honor our newest inductees.

Event details

Wall of Honor Luncheon

Celebrating 20 Years of the Texas Diabetes Institute

Thursday, November 14, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mays Family Center at The Witte Museum

Honorary Host Committee

Dr. José Benavides (Posthumously)
Elvira Cisneros (Posthumously)
Dr. Ralph A. DeFronzo
Theresa De La Haya, MPH, RN
Tenchita Treviño Flores
John A. Guest
Dr. Lawrence B. Harkless
George B. Hérnandez, Jr.
Rosemary H. Kowalski
Belle Ortíz


Univision San Antonio – Foundation of Education
Dr. Adena Williams Loston,-President of St. Philip's College— Heart of Care
Dr. Francisco Cigarroa – UT Health San Antonio
— Vision of Research

Inaugural Commissioner Paul Elizondo Leadership Legacy Award to Judge Nelson W. Wolff

For more information on supporting the Wall of Honor event, please contact Anna-Melissa Cavazos, Development Officer, at 210-644-1403 or

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on supporting the Wall of Honor event, please contact Anna-Melissa Cavazos, Development Officer, at 210-644-1403 or or call our main line at 210-358-9860.

General Donation

Past Honorees

Since 2001, the Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI) has recognized an individual or group of Bexar County, Texas to be inducted onto the prestigious Wall of Honor. This distinction is awarded to extraordinary individuals who significantly contribute to the awareness and prevention of diabetes.


The Witte Museum

The Witte Museum 
Rosemary H. Kowalski

Rosemary H. Kowalski 
William L. Henrich, MD, MACP

William L. Henrich, MD, MACP 


San Antonio Food Bank Logo

San Antonio Food Bank
Theresa De La Haya

Theresa De La Haya, MPH, RN
Curtis Triplitt

Curtis Triplitt, PharmD, CDE 


American Diabetes Association logo
Carlos Rosende, MD

Carlos A. Rosende, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Eugenio Cersosimo, MD

Eugenio Cersosimo, M.D., Ph.D.


George B. Hernández, Jr.

George B. Hernández, Jr., JD, President Chief Executive Officer


YMCA of Greater San Antonio logo

YMCA of Greater San Antonio


Aguillon family

Aguillon Family
Philanthropy & Community Service


Daniel E Hale

Daniel E. Hale M.D.
Leadership and Commitment to Children



Magda S. Ortiz, RN, MSN, CDE
Research and Commitment


Roberto L Jimenez

Roberto L. Jimenez, M.D.
Leadership and Dedication


Ralph DeFronzo

Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D.
Treatment and Research


Lo Bello de San Antonio

Lo Bello de San Antonio Women’s Club
Leadership and Commitment


Col. Roy W Burley

Col. Roy W. Burley
Leadership and Community Service


John Guest

John A. Guest
Leadership and Commitment


Robert Trevino

Roberto P. Treviño
Prevention and Treatment


Paul Elizondo

Paul Elizondo
County Commissioner,
Precinct 2
Public Service


Lawrence Harkless

Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM
Education and Treatment


Luis Roberto Vera

Luis Roberto Vera, Jr.
Legal and Community Service


Elvira Cisneros

Elvira M. Cisneros
Community Service


orangetrianglesmPremier Academic Medical Partner

UT Health SA

orangetrianglesmDevoción Sponsor

St philips alamo college

orangetrianglesmMilagro Sponsors

Univision San Antonio

orangetrianglesmCorazón Sponsors

Community First Health Plan 2018
GBA Devenney
HEB Helping Here Logo
Intelligent Engineering Services logo

            The Siebert Foundation    
Valero logo

orangetrianglesmVisionary Sponsors

Alamo Colleges District
Ancira Cars Trucks & RVs
BioMed SA
Carvajal Pharmacy
Center for Health Care Services
City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD
Frontier Enterprises
Tenchita Treviño Flores
Dr. Lawrence B. Harkless
IBC Bank
Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems
Marmon Mok Architecture
San Antonio Medical Foundation
John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation
The RK Group
Texas Liver Institute
University Health System Transplant Center
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Workplace Resource, LLC

orangetrianglesmTable Sponsors

American Diabetes Association
Andrade – Van de Putte & Associates
Magdalena Barrera
Suzel T. Bozada
Catamount Constructors, Inc.
Theresa De La Haya
The Hartman Family
Port San Antonio
San Antonio Housing Authority
YMCA of Greater San Antonio
University Medicine Associates
UT Health San Antonio-Department of Radiology

orangetrianglesmFriends of the Foundation

AACOG-Area Agency on Aging
Laura Cavaretta
Chesney Morales Partners, Inc.
Dr. Medina/Stepping Stones Pediatric Feeding Speech Therapy Clinic
Linda Elliott
Norma & Fernando Reyes
Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.
Studio Eles
Witte Museum