Children's Healthcare Coalition
Co-Director: Jessica Allen
Co-Director: Kyler Elwell
Mission Statement: The organization aims to bridge healthcare disparities, provide children access to healthcare programs, educate healthcare workers, and increase UTMB community involvement. (Works with the elementary schools and community agencies to physically help parents register their children for CHIP and Medicaid.)
Frontera de Salud
Co-Director: Milagros Martinez
Co-Director: Jennifer Barnhill
Medical Director: John Ray
Description: Frontera de Salud is a service organization founded and staffed by medical, nursing, and allied health students committed to bringing primary healthcare to the under-served.
Galveston County Health Fair
Chairman: Melanie Ruyle
Volunteer Coordinator: Angela Caskey
Children's Activities Coord.: Jessica Crawford
Fundraising Chair: Geoffrey Lerew
Mission Statement: To provide health care screenings and information to residents of Galveston County that may have barriers to health care. (The fair is held every spring and pulls together a number of students to administer the screenings and give out information.)
H.E.A.T. Hurricane Evacuation Assistance Team
SOM Representative: Emily Fisher
SOM Representative: Brian Brendel
Mission Statement: Aid in the evacuation of Galveston residents in the event of a category 4 or 5 hurricane. Members aid in shelters & evacuation buses.
St. Vincent's Clinic
Student Director: Erin Geordi
Student Director: Gayle "Hava" Haischer
Student Director: Cindy Lyou
Student Director: Viet Pham
Co-Director: Lauren Reynolds
Description: St. Vincent's House provides comprehensive social service ministry and community outreach programs for the entire family. Located on Galveston Island, St. Vincent's House serves the disadvantaged and underserved population of the greater Galveston community with programs to enhance their mental, physical, and spiritual well being.
Student Caring Clowns
President: Lindsey Waldrep
Vice President: Sarah Stafford
Treasurer: Sarah Meyer
Mission Statement: To establish & maintain a pool of volunteers to serve as clowns for visiting patients at UTMB.
Students Improving Global Health Together - SIGHT Web Site
Co-president: Katrina Leonard
Co-president: Emily Fisher
Treasurer: Bettina Cooper
Meetings/Events Coordinator: Miles Farr
Mission: To address the medical needs of the global community by creating awareness of health disparities in underserved populations by supporting the development of solutions for health issues facing society and promoting clinical research opportunities to students concerned with the development of health care on a local, national, and international level.