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New Appointments to the Board

Posted Apr 23 2009 5:25pm
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed David Baucom of Sulphur Springs to the Texas Medical Board for a term to expire April 13, 2009. Mr. Baucom is president of Baucom Insurance Services Inc. He is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, a founding director of First American Mortgage Company and a past director of First American Bank. He is also a past member of the Sulphur Springs City Council, past mayor of Sulphur Springs and president of the Sulphur River Basin Authority. Baucom served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He replaces Melinda Fredricks of Conroe.

Mr. Baucom previous served a number of years on the District Review Committee of the Board. The District Review Committee members are used to support the Board members. This is especially true in the disciplinary process as these members of used at ISCs on a regular basis.
Mr. Baucom is an extremely kind, knowledgeable, and well-prepared individual. I have always found him thoughtful and inquisitive. I do not always agree with Mr. Baucom on his decisions, but I always have respect for them as he never comes to a decision lightly.

Mr. Perry also appointed nine members to Texas Medical Board District Review Committees.

Sharon J. Barnes of Port Lavaca is the human resource leader at the Dow Chemical Company. She is national secretary of the National Organization of Black Chemists. She is also a past mayor-pro tempore and city council member of the city of Lake Jackson. Barnes received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. She is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2012. This is her second appointment as a District Review Committee Member.

Wendy Prater Dear of Tomball is an attorney in private practice. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association. She is also a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners and Northwest Family YMCA Board of Directors. Dear received a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Baylor University. She is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2014. This is her first full appointment as a District Review Committee Member, she filled an expired term.

Charles Stiernberg of Bellaire is a physician in private practice. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and a member of the Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Society. Stiernberg received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree from the University of Houston and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2014.

Frank Wellborne of Houston is a clinical rheumatologist in private practice. He is a member of the American and Texas Medical associations and an American College of Rheumatology fellow. Wellborne received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and a medical degree in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University. Wellborne is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2012. This is his third appointment as a District Review Committee Member.

Kathy C. Flanagan of Houston is a self-employed psychiatrist. She is a member of the Houston Medical Forum, American Psychiatric Association and National Medical Association. She is also a volunteer at the DePelchin Children’s Center. Flanagan received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School. She replaces Kevin Smith of Houston for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2010.

Harry K. Wallfisch of Galveston is a professor of anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Critical Care Medicine and an American Board of Anesthesiology diplomat. Wallfisch received a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a medical degree from Louisiana State University. He replaces Richard Strax of Houston for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2012.

Janet Tornelli-Mitchell of Dallas is a staff physician at Cooper Clinic. She is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association. Tornelli-Mitchell received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2014. This is her second appointment as a District Review Committee Member. She is also a former Board member.

Penny Angelo of Midland is a past member of the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists. She is chair of Neighbors Against Burglary and Drugs. Angelo received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2014. This is her second appointment as a District Review Committee Member. She is also a former Board member.

David W. Miller of Abilene is president and CEO of Hendrick Home for Children. He is past president of the Southwestern Association of Executives of Homes for Children. Miller received a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University, and a master’s degree and doctorate degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2012. This is his second appointment as a District Review Committee Member.
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