• Mari Robinson and her husband, Greg Ritzen, on vacation at a local winery in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.

    Spotlight on Mari Robinson, director of telehealth

    June 20, 2017, 06:15 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Mari Robinson, JD, joined UTMB in October 2016 as director of telehealth. In her role, Robin­son guides UTMB regarding policy and regulatory issues surrounding telehealth and assists in developing partnerships across Texas to expand health care to those in rural and remote areas of the state.
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    Spotlight on Dustin Thomas, vice president for Decision Support

    May 22, 2017, 07:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Dustin Thomas joined UTMB in 2016 as the financial executive over forecasting, budgeting and operational analytics. He oversees compilation of UTMB’s annual budget, financial business planning, and the institution-wide strategy for the UTMB Discover data warehouse and suite of analytics applications.
  • Tony Williams, CMC

    Spotlight on Tony Williams, associate vice president of Inpatient Services, Correctional Managed Care

    April 20, 2017, 12:50 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Tony Williams joined UTMB’s Correctional Managed Care family more than 20 years ago, as assistant director of health information management. He also served as executive director of clinical programs prior to his current role as associate vice president of Inpatient Services.
  • David Marshall

    Spotlight on David Marshall, chief nursing and patient care services officer

    March 16, 2017, 10:01 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, first joined the UTMB family in 1983 as a staff nurse, advancing to the positions of assistant head nurse, nurse manager, nursing supervisor, nurse administrator and director of nursing. In 2001, he assumed the role of chief nursing officer.
  • Craig Kovacevich

    Craig Kovacevich, Waiver Operations and Community Health Plans

    February 17, 2017, 16:09 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Craig Kovacevich serves as UTMB’s associate vice president of Waiver Operations and Community Health Plans. He is also the executive director for UTMB HealthCare Systems, a Texas 501(c)3 corporation. In his roles, Kovacevich directs the daily operations of UTMB HealthCare Systems’ corporate office and provides executive leadership within the department of Waiver Operations.
  • O’Connell enjoys some quality time with her dog, Frankie.

    Spotlight on Ann O’Connell, vice president, Ambulatory Operations

    January 19, 2017, 17:32 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Ann O’Connell joined UTMB in 2013 as vice president for Ambulatory Operations. Her responsibilities include operational oversight and management of 90 UTMB practice locations both on Galveston Island and the mainland.
  • Toby and his wife, Jennifer, visit Disney World with their three children: Kieran (10), Sawyer (5) and Elizabeth (2).

    Spotlight on Toby Boenig, vice president and chief compliance officer

    December 20, 2016, 14:17 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Tobin (Toby) Boenig is responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining an effective compliance program at UTMB. He monitors and reports results of compliance efforts across the institution and provides guidance to executive management regarding compliance issues and requirements, as well as regulatory law advice.
  • Emily Blomberg

    Spotlight on Emily Blomberg, vice president, Professional and Support Services

    November 21, 2016, 07:52 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Emily Blomberg currently serves as vice president for Professional and Support Services. Her responsibilities include management of Radiology, Clinical Pathology, Pharmacy, Clinical Equipment Services, Food Services, Environmental Services, Rehab Services, Laundry and Transportation. She joined the UTMB family in August 2010 as the director of Health System Operations.
  • Rebecca Saavedra

    Spotlight on Rebecca Saavedra, vice president for Strategic Management

    October 19, 2016, 10:12 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    As Vice President for Strategic Management, Rebecca Saavedra, EdD, provides support to fellow members of the executive leadership team to develop, manage and execute UTMB’s strategic plan. In addition, she leads efforts to enhance accountability, assessment and performance improvement initiatives. She has served as co-chair of the Professionalism Committee since 2000.
  • Carrie King and her 11-year-old daughter, Anna Xia.

    Spotlight on Carrie King, senior vice president and general counsel

    September 22, 2016, 11:08 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Carolee “Carrie” King has been at UTMB since 2008 and serves as senior vice president and general counsel for the university. Her expertise includes health care and regulatory law, hospital compliance, fraud and abuse, technology and commercialization, medical liability and legal issues regarding physician practice and clinical research.
  • RexMcCallum

    Spotlight on Rex McCallum, vice president and chief physician executive

    August 17, 2016, 13:53 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Dr. Rex McCallum joined UTMB in 2010 as vice president, chief physician executive and professor of Internal Medicine. In 2014, he became associate dean for clinical affairs. He is a recognized leader and physician executive with expertise in strategic and operational development within a complex health care organization.
  • Marcel Blanchard and his wife, Debbie, ride a motorcycle across the Hoover Dam.

    Spotlight on Marcel Blanchard, associate vice president for Utilities Operations

    July 21, 2016, 08:28 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Marcel Blanchard is UTMB’s associate vice president for Utilities Operations within Business Operations and Facilities. His responsibilities include supervising a team of support engineers for capital programs and maintenance support, district energy operations, the campus sustainability program, as well as the business management of two service centers.
  • Engells

    Spotlight on Tom Engells, UTMB Police Chief

    June 21, 2016, 14:44 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    UTMB Police Chief Tom Engells joined UTMB in 2010 and is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive police and progressive security services for UTMB and the Galveston National Laboratory.
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    Spotlight on Tom Ksiazek, director of high-containment laboratory operations, Galveston National Laboratory

    May 17, 2016, 10:03 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Thomas Ksiazek, DVM, PhD, is a world-renowned virus expert with 40 years of experience on the front lines of some of the worst outbreaks the world has ever seen. He currently serves as director of high-containment laboratory operations for the Galveston National Laboratory, as well as professor in the departments of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology.
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    Spotlight on Katrina Lambrecht, Angleton Danbury Campus and Institutional Strategic Initiatives

    April 20, 2016, 09:23 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Since joining UTMB in 2010, Katrina Lambrecht has overseen a host of mission critical initiatives, including the university’s involvement in the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program (1115 Waiver) and the integration of the Angleton Danbury Campus with UTMB. In addition to her role as vice president of Institutional Strategic Initiatives, Lambrecht was named vice president and administrator of the Angleton Danbury Campus in January.
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    Spotlight on Amy Lussier, Health System Operations

    March 21, 2016, 08:18 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Amy Lussier joined UTMB in 2013 as director of Health System Special Projects, serving as a liaison between UTMB and the construction design teams for the League City Campus, Clinical Services Wing and Jennie Sealy Hospital. She recently began her new role as associate vice president of Health System Operations, where her areas of responsibility include the League City Hospital and Perioperative and Endoscopy Services, while continuing her work in the activation of the new facilities.
  • PhileshaEvans

    Spotlight on Philesha Evans, HR Corporate Administration

    February 18, 2016, 10:18 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Philesha Evans has worked at UTMB her entire adult life and has taken on a number of roles and projects since starting off in the Transportation Department and transferring to Human Resources in 1996. She took the time to talk to us about her first impressions of UTMB as a child and the future of UTMB, as well as her extensive shoe collection.
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    Spotlight on Sheila Lidstone, Chief of Staff

    January 20, 2016, 14:27 PM by
    Sheila Lidstone serves as chief of staff to UTMB President David L. Callender. A fifth-generation BOI, she graduated from Ball High School and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Houston—the first in her family to complete college.
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    Spotlight on Mike Shriner, Business Operations & Facilities

    December 15, 2015, 09:27 AM by
    Mike Shriner joined UTMB in 1993 and is the vice president of Business Operations and Facilities. In his role, he oversees more than 400 employees working in various support areas, including Property Services, Design and Construction Services, Supply Chain, Campus Planning, Real Estate, Utilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Institutional Emergency Preparedness and Auxiliary Services.
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    Spotlight on Betsy Clardy, Chief Development Officer

    November 15, 2015, 14:22 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Betsy Clardy joined UTMB as vice president and chief development officer in 2008. In her role, she has led development efforts to secure philanthropic funding to support UTMB’s priority research, education and patient care initiatives. This includes the largest campaign in UTMB’s 125-year history, “Working Wonders—The Campaign for UTMB Health.”