Board of Directors

Peterson Health Board of Directors

(Standing L-RL: Greg L. Shrader, James A. Young, M.D., Brian P. Bowers, William E. Morris, Jr., M.D., William M. Johnston, Mark H. Armstrong, E. Walt Koenig, III, Sarah F. Fontenot, B. Kay Pence. Seated L-R: Sue S. Steele, Robert L. Schmerbeck, III)

In 2018, we welcomed two new board members – E. Walt Koenig, III and B. Kay Pence

Learn about our board members below:
(In alphabetical order)

Mark Armstrong, Chairman
Business/Professional Information: President, The Lakehouse Restaurant, Inc., Kerrville
Education: Attended Richland College, Dallas, and LSU
Community Activities/Involvement:
Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Past President - two terms
Rotary Club of Kerrville, Past President
Kerrville Economic Improvement Corporation, Past Chairman-Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year 2002
Rotarian of the Year 2003
City of Kerrville Personal Advisory Committee-Past Member
Food Service Advisory Board-Past Member
KISD Citizens School Study Advisory Committee-Chair
First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville, Member
Favorite Quote or Saying: "Imagination is more important than knowledge" -Albert Einstein
Brian Bowers
Business/Professional Information: Senior Vice President - Centennial Bank
Education: BBA in Marketing - Texas A&M
Community Activities/Involvement:
Hill Country Youth Ranch Board
Treasurer - Texas Council of the IFFF
Deacon - Trinity Baptist Church
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
Sarah Fontenot, Vice Chairman
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
Bill Johnston, Vice Chairman
Business/Professional Information: Owner, Moore's Home Furnishings, Kerrville, TX' Ashley Furniture Home Stores of Albuquerque and Sante Fe, New Mexico
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"
E. Walt Koenig, III
Business/Professional Information: President/CEO Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Kerrville
Education: Attended University of Illinois
Community Activities/Involvement:
Board Member Kerr Economic Development Corporation (KEDC)
Board Member Second Chance Wounded Warrior Weekend Adventure
Kerrville 2050 Comp Planning Steering Committee Member and Chairman of the Economic Development SubCommittee
Board Member Dynamic Learning Institute
Member of the First Presbyterian Church
Favorite Quote or Saying: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the things you did do" –Mark Twain
William E. Morris, Jr., M.D., FACP
Business/Professional Information: 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:
Chairman for Sterling Bank’s March of Dimes initiative
Committee member for Mardi Gras Kerrville 2011
Favorite Quote or Saying: "Always do the right thing and you won’t have regrets”

Robert L. Schmerbeck, III
Business/Professional Information: Garrett Insurance Agency, Inc.-Business Development Officer
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
Greg Shrader
Business/Professional Information: Southern Newspapers, Inc.-Retired Publisher/Consultant
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"
Sue Steele
Business/Professional Information: Owner, The Wilderness Park, Kerrville
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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