The Health Museum gala chairs Sara 7 David Cordúa (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Dr. Maria Fernandez, Jennifer Franco at The Health Museum gala (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Linda & Rob Primrose at The Health Museum gala (Photo by Wilson Parish)
The Health Museum standouts Carol Paret, Daryl Shorter, Toma Omofoye, John Arcidiacono, Maria Fernandez, and Jesus Villejo, Jackie Ward, Gary Sheppard - BC, Gary Sheppard, MD (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Ken & June Mattox at The Health Museum Gala (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Lucia & Michael Cordúa at The Health Museum Gala (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Dr. Ron Cotton, Amber Callis at The Health Museum Gala (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Erica Little, John Burnette at The Health Museum Gala (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Mary Ma, Dr. Toma Omofoye, Dr. Megan Kalambo at The Health Museum gala (Photo by Wilson Parish)
The team from the J. Flowers Health Institute attending The Health Museum gala (Photo by Wilson Parish)
What: The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science (aka The Health Museum) gala
Where: The Four Seasons Hotel
PC Moment: With the “Viva la Vida” theme, many among the ballroom throng donned a Frida Khalo inspired headdresses which added bountiful color to the fashions of the black-tie affair. Chaired by Sara and chef David Cordúa, the dinner and dancing event raised close to $300,000 for the museum‘s education and community programs.
The festive celebration honored some of Houston’s top health care professionals, who were recognized for dedicating their careers and their lives to addressing health inequities and developing innovative educational programs focusing on their advances in medicine.
Honored were family medicine practitioner Dr. Shery Cherian, UT Health professor Maria Fernandez, PhD; MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Dr. Toma Omofoye; Memorial Hermann’s chief community health officer Carol Paret; internist Dr. Gary Sheppard with Memorial Hermann; Menninger Clinic’s Dr. Daryl Shorter; Dr. Jesus Vallejo, senior associate Dean of Admissions, Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine; and Texas Children’s Hospital chief nursing officer and senior vice president Jackie Ward, DNP, RN, NE-BC.
On arrival in the ballroom, which was dressed in beautiful florals from In Bloom, Divisi Strings‘ Latin ensemble set the festive mood of the night. In fact, it was the Divisi Strings’ Collide providing the dance tunes that inspired guests to leave their tables and exercise their Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers moves.
Adding to the bottom line was the live auction in the able hands of Mike Greer with such tempting items as a “Night at the Museum” for up to 50 guests and naming rights to The Health Museum Learning Centers.
PC Seen: The Health Museum president and CEO John Arcidiacono, Linda and Rob Primrose, June and Ken Mattox, Lucia and Michael Cordúa, Dr. Ron Cotton, Amber Ellis, Erica Little, John Burnette, Dr. Megan Kalambo, Mary Ma, Dr. Maria Fernandez, and Jennifer Franco.