Board of Directors

Peterson Health Board of Directors

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Bill Johnston, Chairman

Business & Professional Information: Owner, Moore's Home Furnishings of Kerrville, TX; Ashley Furniture Home Stores of Albuquerque and Sante Fe, NM

Education: BBA, University of Texas at Austin; MBA, Southern Methodist University

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Community Foundation Board of Directors, Past Member
• Kerrville Chamber of Commerce, Past Member
• First United Methodist Church Administrative Board, Past Chairman

Favorite Quote or Saying: "The harder you work, the luckier you get."

Brian Bowers, Vice Chairman

Business & Professional Information: President, Happy State Bank, Kerrville

Education: BBA in Marketing, Texas A&M

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Hill Country Youth Ranch Board
• Texas Council of the IFFF, Treasurer
• Trinity Baptist Church, Deacon
• Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Chair 2021

Favorite Quote or Saying: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." –Mark Twain

Greg Shrader, Vice Chairman

Business & Professional Information: Retired, Former Publisher/Consultant, Southern Newspapers, Inc.

Education: BS Advertising & MA Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Texas Daily Newspaper Association, Past President
• Texas Press Association, Past President
• Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman
• Salvation Army Advisory Board, Past Chairman
• First United Methodist Church, Member

Favorite Quote or Saying: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Sarah Fontenot

Business & Professional Information: Professional Speaker & Author, Specializing in Health Law & Health Care Reform

Education: BA in Nursing, University of Vermont; Law Degree (J.D.), University of Connecticut

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Certified Speaking Professional (National Speaker Association)
• Fredericksburg Theater Company Board of Directors, Member
• Leadership Women Board of Director, Past Member
• Volunteer Reader, 7th Graders, Fredericksburg Middle School

Favorite Quote or Saying: "I Y'am What I Y'am" –Popeye

Sylvia Dobbs-Fritz

Business & Professional Information: President, Hill Country Mini Mart

Education: BBA, The University of Texas at Austin

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Kerrville Business Persons of the Year, 2018
• Kerrville Chamber, Past Ambassador
• Texas Food and Fuel Association Board of Directors, Past Member
• Hill Country Charity Ball Association, Past Member
• Guest Business Speaker, Schreiner University
• ACTS Community, Member
• Notre Dame Church, Member

Favorite Quote or Saying: "Be still, and know that I am God." –Psalm 46:10

Tom Houdeshell

Business & Professional Information: Owner, CEO, President, All-Plastics, LLC

Education: BBA and MBA, Tiffin University

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Kerrville Economic Development Board, Past Member
• First Presbyterian Church, Ordained Elder
• Kerrville YMCA Board, Past Member
• Business Advisory Board, Schreiner University, Member
• President's Advisory Board, Schreiner University, Member
• Gulf Coast Medical Device Manufacturers Board, Past Member
• Society of Plastics Engineers Board, Past Member
• MAPP, Member and Past Board Member
• San Antonio Manufacturers Association, Member

Favorite Quote or Saying: "Work hard, stay humble."

William E. Morris, Jr., M.D., FACP

Business & Professional Information: Retired, Former Quality Assurance and Utilization Management Physician Advisor for Peterson Regional Medical Center

Education: BA, Vanderbilt University; MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Internship & Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Kerr County American Heart Association, Past President
• Kerrville Young Life, Past Co-Chair
• Little League, Little Dribblers, AYSO Soccer, EMS Advisory Activity Committee, Past Member
• First United Methodist Church, Member

Favorite Quote or Saying: "High quality is the result of education, knowledge, and attention to detail being utilized in a world of great communication."

B. Kay Pence

Business & Professional Information: Owner of a private 10-acre vineyard in Fredericksburg. Member of the initial group that started the private Trust Company of Houston Trust. She is credited for developing the plan and compliance procedures to allow Sterling Bank to acquire a Trust Charter.

Education: Attended Texas A&M

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Sterling Bank’s March of Dimes Initiative, Chairman
• Mardi Gras Kerrville 2011, Committee Member

Favorite Quote or Saying: "Always do the right thing and you won’t have regrets.”

Robert L. Schmerbeck, III

Business & Professional Information: Business Development Officer, Garrett Insurance Agency, Inc.

Education: The Schreiner Institute; The University of Texas at Austin

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Rotary Club of Kerrville, Past President
• Sid Peterson Memorial Foundation Board, Past Member
• Raphael Clinic Endowment Board
• Schreiner Former Student Association
• Hill Country Texas-Exes
• The Museum of Western Art
• Hill Country Arts Foundation Board, Member
• City of Kerrville Economic Improvement Committee
• First Presbyterian Church-Deacon, Elder and Trustee
• Schreiner University Board of Trustees, Member

Favorite Quote or Saying: "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, then to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." –Theodore Roosevelt

Sue Steele

Business & Professional Information: Owner, The Wilderness Park, Kerrville, TX

Education: University of Texas, Schreiner University

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Woman of the Year, 2005
• Ambassador of the Year, 2005
• Executive Women's Club Outstanding Member, 2004
• Dietert Center Board, Past Member
• Hill Country Cares Board, Past Member
• Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Past Member
• Leadership Kerr County Board, Past Member
• Alzheimer's Association Board, Past Member
• Executive Women's Association Board, Past Member

Favorite Quote or Saying: "Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines." –Leroy Satchel Paige

James Young, M.D.

Business & Professional Information: Owner, Internal Medicine Consultants, PA

Education: Texas A&M University; Baylor College of Medicine-Internship/Residency

Community Activities & Involvement:
• Peterson Hospice, Medical Director
• Peterson Transitional and Palliative Care, Medical Director
• Peterson Home Care, Medical Director
• Board Certified-Internal Medicine, Hospice, Palliative Care

Favorite Quote or Saying: "Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted, according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do humble work." –Mother Teresa

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