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UTMB Medical Staff Services Team 
John Sealy Annex Room 7.122
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  |   Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Administrative StaffResponsibilities

Carla Cuney
Director, HIM & Medical Staff Services

  • Provides Health System Leadership with planning, development, and direction of medical staff services
Christina O'Neal
Manager, Medical Staff Services
  • Liaison between Medical Staff, Hospital Leadership, and Departments
  • Ensures timely credentialing and re-credentialing of medical and healthcare professionals
  • Informs hospital departments of current & new medical staff members
  • Assist with surveys and Medical Staff Services Preparedness and Compliance
Lori Dilworth
Manager, Compliance Readiness & Regulatory Accreditation 
  • Compliance Readiness & Regulatory Accreditation
  • Managed Care Audits; Medical Staff-CMS; Joint Commission
  • DNV Preparedness & Compliance; Medical Staff Forms
  • Policy Development
Aimee Nackos
Medical Staff Service Specialist
  • Medical Staff Fees
  • Expirables: License, DEA, Malpractice, etc.
  • MD Query / Hospital Verifications
  • Office Operations
  • Name Change Notices for Medical Staff

Credentialing Specialists

The Credentialing Specialists are responsible for all aspects of credentialing, privileging and performance evaluations for medical staff members within their assigned departments.

Please direct your specific questions pertaining to your medical staff membership and privileges to these individuals. 

DeeDee Elizondo, CPCS
Sr. Credentialing Specialist
  • Meeting Coordinator
  • File Navigator 
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatrics
Mary Leal Radney
Credentialing Specialist
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
Patricia Henderson, CPCS
Sr. Credentialing Specialist
  • Family Medicine
  • OB/GYN
Amanda Flores
Credentialing Specialist
  • Internal Medicine
  • Subspecialties

Gabriella D. Villarreal
Credentialing Specialist

  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine-CBC
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
Sonia Soto
Medical Staff Data Integrity Analyst
  • Software Specialist
  • Assist with MD-Staff, MD-App, Virtual Committee