Board of Directors
Vicki Keiser, Board Chair
Vicki Keiser is a CPA with extensive experience in governance, corporate growth, and financial management, including financial controls, compensation, security, compliance, and risk management.
Previously, Ms. Keiser was a partner with Deloitte for 35 years and served as the regional leader for Deloitte’s multi-function healthcare practice. She served as one of five regional U.S. leaders to launch and implement Deloitte’s Women Initiative Network (WIN) in 1993, one of the first corporate diversity initiatives among global service companies. Ms. Keiser has served on both national and regional not-for-profit boards for more than 25 years.
Ms. Keiser is currently a board member of Amazing Place and TexHealth Harris County 3-Share Plan and serves on the Executive Committee of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Banner Health.
Ms. Keiser graduated from the University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in biology and received an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a graduate of Leadership America and Leadership Houston.
Raymond Khoury, Board Vice Chair
Raymond Khoury holds the position of Program Director for the Health Care Administration department in the College of Business at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. He is the founder and CEO of Sphinx Consulting, Inc. Mr. Khoury has been in the healthcare field since 1966 and has served as CEO and Corporate Vice President for health care organizations.
Mr. Khoury worked with Houston’s Sisters of Charity Healthcare System in various capacities for 35 years, including as the CEO of St. John Hospital, CEO of St. Joseph Hospital, Corporate VP of Operations Texas, Corporate VP for Health Policy and Government, and member of the Corporate Senior Leadership Team. He also worked with the Franciscan System in Western Pennsylvania as President, CEO of St. Francis Health System.
Throughout his career, Mr. Khoury has received a number of awards, including Distinguished Alumnus, University of Houston–Clear Lake; Executive in Residence, University of Houston at Clear Lake; Paul Harris Fellow/Space Center Rotary; Lunar Rendezvous King; and Diplomat of the American College of Health Care Executives. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston–Clear Lake.
Jose Garcia, MD, SM, Board Secretary
Dr. Jose Garcia is a Professor of Pediatrics at the McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He is the General Director of Affiliated Medical Services (AMS), Chief of Pediatrics at LBJ General Hospital, Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Harris Health System at UTHealth, and Harris Health System Medical Director at Bear Creek Clinic. Dr. Garcia is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, a Master’s in Health Care Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Garcia retired from the U.S. Army after 27 years as an LTC Medical Officer.
Dr. Garcia serves on the March of Dimes Houston Board of Directors and the National March of Dimes Hispanic Advisory Committee. He is a member of the March of Dimes Texas State Program Service Committee, is a faculty member with the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality’s Texas Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative, the Harris County Hospital District Foundation Children’s Health Advisory Board, and the Center for School Behavioral Health Advisory Committee through Mental Health America of Greater Houston.
Dr. Arthur Bracey, Board Member
Dr. Bracey currently serves as the Chief of Clinical Pathology at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and is a professor of Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine since 2016.
He previously held academic positions including assistant and associate professorships at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He was appointed Medical Director of Transfusion Services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in 1990 and eventually promoted to the position of Associate Chief of Pathology in 1993.
Dr. Bracey was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated with distinction in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his Doctor of Medicine in 1976 from Georgetown University Medical School. He completed a year of internship in Internal Medicine and two years of Anatomic Pathology residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. He did follow-up training in Clinical Pathology at the Health Clinical Center for the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Bracey has served on numerous boards and professional groups including: member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the American Red Cross; chair of the Annual Meeting Education Program Unit for the American Association of Blood Banks; chair of the Transfusion Medicine Resource Committee for the College of American Pathologists; board member of the American Association of Blood Banks; board member of the National Marrow Donor Program; chair of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and president of the Society for the Advanced of Blood Management.
Dr. Bracey has written or contributed to 59 peer-reviewed journals and numerous abstract articles at national and international conferences and meetings. His professional interests are transfusion medicine practice and peri-operative coagulation disorders. He is married and has two children.
Anne Clutterbuck, Board Member
Anne Clutterbuck is an attorney and former elected official who served on the Houston City Council from 2006 through 2011 as Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee and as Mayor Pro Tem. She represented the City of Houston as Director of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, where she was the Vice Chair of the Budget Committee and Legislative Affairs Committee, and Chair of the Audit Committee.
Prior to elective office, Ms. Clutterbuck worked as District Director and Legislative Assistant for former U.S. Congressman Bill Archer. She was an Associate at the law firm of Morris, Tinsley & Snowden and part owner of a Houston small business.
Ms. Clutterbuck was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Harris Health System in 2012 and currently serves as Board Chair. She is a trustee on the Holocaust Museum Houston Board and the Upper Kirby District Foundation Board and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Theatre Under the Stars Board.
Ms. Clutterbuck received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
Lindsey Cooksen, Board Member
Lindsey Cooksen established Cooksen Wealth, LLC., a boutique independent financial advisory firm, in 2019. She advises affluent families that control significant pools of wealth around issues such as asset allocation, financial planning, philanthropic giving, and family dynamics.
Ms. Cooksen holds the Certified Financial Planner designation, was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, and was selected as an honoree in the Houston Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2015.
Ms. Cooksen sits on the Board of Trustees for the John Cooper School and serves on the Board of Directors for Families Empowered, a non-profit that empowers families through school choice. She is a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., an organization of mothers dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders. She and her husband, Rich, have three children.
She previously spent over a decade with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management as a Private Wealth Advisor, Family Wealth Director and Portfolio Management Director. She began her Wall Street career as an Analyst at Citigroup Global Investment Bank in New York and London.
Ms. Cooksen earned her MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford University and graduated cum laude from Rice University with degrees in Economics, Managerial Studies and Kinesiology.
Vivian Ho, Ph.D., Board Member
Dr. Vivian Ho is the Director of the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University’s Baker Institute. She holds the Baker Institute Chair in Health Economics in the Department of Economics at Rice University, and she is a professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Ho’s research examines the effects of economic incentives and regulations on the quality and costs of health care. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Cancer Society, and is widely published in economics, medical, and health-services research journals.
In addition to having served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics, as well as the NIH Health Services, Outcomes, and Delivery study section, she is also a founding and current board member of the American Society for Health Economists.
Dr. Ho received her A.B. in Economics from Harvard University, a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the Australian National University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
Elena M. Marks, Board Member
Elena M. Marks is the President and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation. Ms. Marks is also a nonresident Fellow in Health Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, where her work focuses on access to health care for low-income and uninsured populations.
Ms. Marks serves on the board of Grantmakers in Health, the largest national organization serving the field of health philanthropy. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Harris Health System. Her previous professional experiences include serving as the Director of Health and Environmental Policy for the City of Houston; consulting in the health care industry with large systems and community-based providers; starting and directing a successful legal placement firm; and practicing trial and appellate law with major law Texas firms.
Ms. Marks holds a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.
Stephen L. McKernan, DO, FAAFP, Board Member
Dr. Stephen McKernan currently serves as the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the College of Osteopathic Medicine (applicant status – seeking accreditation) at Sam Houston State University in Hunstville, Texas.
Dr. McKernan is a trained pharmacist, naturopathic physician, and osteopathic physician and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Prior to joining Sam Houston State University, Dr. McKernan practiced in a rural community in central California, was a member of the faculty at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and was CEO and Family Medicine Residency Program Director of Lone Star Family Health Center, an FQHC-based Teaching Health Center in Conroe, Texas.
Dr. McKernan has spent his career advocating for inclusiveness in medical education, interprofessional practice models and primary care training that serves rural and underserved populations. He has lectured nationally on topics related to healthcare access, health disparities, traditional medicine and medical education. He has worked with the Congress and the Administration in Washington, DC, as well as the state legislature on issues related to access to quality care and training for America’s health care workforce. Dr. McKernan has served on community, medical group and association boards and in hospital medical staff leadership with a focus on patient access and safety.