Board of Directors

Cary Moorhead, MD, Board Chair

  • ENT Surgeon and President at Texas ENT Specialists
  • Serves as a surgical team leader
  • Serves as Board Chair, Chair of Executive Committee, and on Board Governance

Shelley Adams

  • Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch
  • Bi-culturally Guatemalan
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church member
  • Brings business, relationship management, and Guatemalan cultural understanding to the board

Erik Askenasy, MD

  • Colorectal surgeon at Memorial Hermann Houston
  • Serves as team leader and surgeon annually
  • Committed to developing surgical programming and teaching in Guatemala
  • Strong integration of faith in the practice of medicine

Michael Berend, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-founder of Midwest Center for Joint Replacement
  • Leader in the design of hip and knee implants
  • Team leader and surgeon on teams
  • Brings strong leadership skills and relationships to the board

Abigail Berkman

  • Chief Operations Officer and Co-founder of Avante Surgical Partners
  • Former Chief Operations Officer and Chief Development Officer of Elite Surgical Affiliates
  • Brings business and relationship experience
  • Serves on volunteer teams in Wheelchair Clinic and serves on Development Committee

Lola Coke, PhD

  • Acting Dean and Associate Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing
  • Board member of Preventative Cardiology Nurse’s Association
  • Brings vast knowledge of cardiologic health, having been published multiple times
  • Serves as Chair of the Quality Review Committee

Eric Condon

  • Construction professional
  • Spanish-speaking volunteer and supporter
  • Committed to integration of faith and service
  • Serves on Development and Mission Integration Committees

E. Stirling Craig, MD

  • Co-founder of Fusi and Craig Plastic Surgery
  • Prior appointment as Assistant Professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson
  • Bilingual Faith In Practice volunteer
  • Serves on Development Committee

 Julie Eberly

  • Development and not-for-profit professional
  • Brings extensive not-for-profit management and fundraising expertise
  • Serves on medical clinic teams
  • Serves as Co-Chair of Development Committee and on Board Governance Committee

Philip Johnson, MD

  • Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of General Medicine at UTHealth McGovern Medical School 
  • Serves as a medical clinic team leader
  • Brings vast knowledge in infectious disease and internal medicine
  • Serves as Chair of the Faith In Practice Board Governance Committee

Norman Lewis

  • Independent business management consultant
  • Business owner of Tootsies
  • Serves on Executive and Administrative and Finance Committees
  • Brings extensive business experience to Faith In Practice

Joseph Lopez

  • Retired chemical industry executive
  • Chemical Engineer and MBA
  • Serves on medical clinic teams annually

Paul McElroy

  • Chairman, Board of Directors of RDM Inc./ Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurants
  • Co-Founder and CEO of Saltgrass Steakhouses
  • Serves on the Audit Committee
  • Brings entrepreneurial expertise in the Christian context

Robert Morrow, MD

  • Associate Professor and Executive in Residence for UT Health School of Public Health
  • Serves on the Boards of the Houston Health Museum, Greater Houston Health Connect, Houston Division of the Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association, and as the Executive Advisor for the Houston regional Health Equity Collective
  • Serves on the Serves on Board of Affiliates for the Professional Science & Engineering Master’s Program at Rice University
  • Serves on Faith In Practice Administrative and Finance Committee and serves on teams

Paul Nazarian, MDiv, DMin

  • Senior Pastor at Northwoods Presbyterian Church
  • Serves as Spiritual Leader annually in Guatemala
  • Chairs the Mission Integration Committee

Lucy Parker

  • Guatemalan bringing relationships and cultural understanding to the board
  • Former Director of International Patient Relations at Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • Manages and spearheads the Mercado at Faith In Practice’s Gala and Women’s Luncheon
  • Serves as a translator on Faith In Practice teams

Brian Parsley, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgeon at Methodist Hospital Houston
  • Program Director of the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship for the Department of Orthopedics at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Serves as team leader and surgeon on orthopedic surgery teams
  • Serves as Co-Chair of the Faith In Practice Development Committee
  • Faith In Practice volunteer for more than 25 years

Matthew Pogodzinski, MD

  • Regional Medical Director- Otolaryngology- SSM/Dean Clinic
  • Medical Director Cleft Palate Clinic- SSM/Dean Clinic
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • Serves as Faith In Practice team leader since 2001

Steven Retzloff

  • CEO of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. and Chairman of Allegiance Bank
  • Previous owner and CEO of truck trailer manufacturing company
  • Serves as Board member and Chair of Finance Committee for Greater Houston Partnership
  • Serves as Board member, Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee for Houston Food Bank
  • Serves as Board Member for Independent Bankers Association of Texas and Open Door Mission
  • Serves as Chair of Faith In Practice Audit Committee

Mark Woolf, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgeon at Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.
  • Serves as surgical team leader
  • Serves on the Faith In Practice Quality Committee

Corporate Officers

Interim CEO:

Cary Moorhead, MD
Susan Eyre
Katherine Parsley
Edward Rodriguez

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