Board of Directors

Cary Moorhead, MD, Board Chair

  • ENT surgeon and president at Texas ENT Specialists 
  • Medical advisor to Faith In Practice board 
  • Serves as a surgical team leader 
  • Serves as Chair of the Faith In Practice Executive Committee 

James F. Bruce, MD

  • Orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery and sports medicine 
  • Serving on surgical teams since 2011 
  • Serves on the Quality Committee at West Georgia Health System 

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 Faith In Practice Quality Review Committee

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

 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 the Faith In Practice Development 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 village medical clinic team leader and surgical 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 
  • Brings solid business experience to Faith In Practice 

Joseph Lopez

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

Paul McElroy

  • Business Owner for Lupe Tortilla
  • Serves on medical clinic teams
  • Brings entrepreneurial expertise in the Christian context

Robert Morrow, MD

  • Recent Past President, Houston and Southeast Texas at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas 
  • Serves on the Greater Houston Partnership’s Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Health Care Advisory Committee 
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Division of the Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association 
  • Serves on the University of Texas School of Public Health Fleming Center Board and the Board of Affiliates for the Professional Science & Engineering Master’s Program at Rice University 

Brian Parsley, MD

  • Visiting associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in 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

Matthew Pogodzinski, MD

  • ENT Surgeon
  • Interim Medical Director Ambulatory Surgical Center SSM/Dean Clinic
  • Serves as Faith In Practice team leader
  • Faith In Practice volunteer since 2001

Steven Retzloff

  • Serves as President of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. and Chairman of Allegiance Bank 
  • Previous owner and CEO of truck trailer manufacturing company 
  • Serves on the Advisory Board for Fuller Texas School of Theology 
  • Serves as Vice President of the Kinkaid School Investments Foundation 

Gary Whitt

  • Senior vice president at Bank of Texas
  • Serves on volunteer teams in Wheelchair Clinic
  • Brings business and relationship experience
  • Serves as Chair of the Faith In Practice Administrative and Finance Committee

Kenneth J. Wine

  • Retired COO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System 
  • Provides hospital administration expertise 
  • Serves on the Faith In Practice Administrative and Finance Committee 

Abigail Berkman

  • Chief Operations Officer at Avante Surgical Partners
  • Brings business and relationship experience 

Mark Woolf, MD

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

John Zerwas, MD

  • Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at The University of Texas System
  • Served seven legislative terms in the Texas House of Representatives
  • Served on one of the first medical mission teams to Guatemala with Faith in Practice

Corporate Officers

Cary Moorhead, MD – Board Chair

  • ENT surgeon and president at Texas ENT Specialists
  • Medical advisor to Faith In Practice board
  • Serves as a surgical team leader
  • Serves as Chair of the Faith In Practice Executive Committee

Rev. Linda McCarty – President and CEO

  • Presbyterian Church USA Teaching Elder
  • Attorney at Law
  • Brings blend of business acumen and spiritual focus
  • Serving as CEO since 2007

Thomas Flahery, CPA – Treasurer

  • Serves on Faith In Practice Administration and Finance Committee
  • Finance and Accounting Consultant
  • Previous Faith In Practice board member
  • Brings financial expertise in both for-profit and non-profit companies

Susan Eyre – Secretary

  • Bilingual translator in the medical field
  • Longtime Faith In Practice volunteer and supporter

“The people I have met through this mission, Guatemalan and American alike, have enriched my life beyond measure. It is the greatest honor of my life to serve beside them as God weaves our lives together bringing to us all the kind of healing that transcends the provision of medical care. All to God’s honor glory and praise.”

Rev. Linda l. McCartyPresident and Chief Executive Officer

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