Society / The Seen

Famed Houstonian Opens Up About Her Struggle with OCD, Captivates a Packed Hotel Ballroom

BY // 12.14.16
photography Jacob Powers Photography

What: Krist Samaritan Counseling Center 30th anniversary dinner

Where: Hotel ZaZa

PC Moment: The sellout crowd sat in rapt attention as Elizabeth McIngvale, daughter of famed furniture entrepreneur JimMattress Mac” McIngvale, spoke on her lifelong battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the importance of having access to mental health care. Carole and Ronald Krist were presented the Samaritan Lifetime Achievement Award for their numerous contributions to the community and to the center which provides sliding fee mental healthcare to those in need. The Rev. Kip Gilts and the Texas Annual Conference of United Methodist Church received the Samaritan Spirit Award.

Who: Emcee Andy Cerota of KPRC, Christy and Lou Cushman, Arlene and Marshall Hoffman, Carol Howenstine, Carlo Chiocchio and Jim Smith, Katherine and Ryne Poncik, Tina and Sam Governale, Holly and Austin Alvis, and Katherine and Ryne Ponick.

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