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Gov. Perry Appoints Nine to Texas Medical Board District Review Committees

Monday, December 01, 2008  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed nine members to Texas Medical Board District Review Committees. Committee members evaluate medical practice and professional competency and make recommendations on investigations conducted by the board.


District One Review Committee
Sharon J. Barnes of Port Lavaca is the human resource leader at the Dow Chemical Company.  She is national secretary of the National Organization of Black Chemists. She is also a past mayor-pro tempore and city council member of the city of Lake Jackson. Barnes received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.  She is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2012.


Wendy Prater Dear of Tomball is an attorney in private practice.  She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association. She is also a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners and Northwest Family YMCA Board of Directors.  Dear received a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Baylor University. She is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2014.


Charles Stiernberg of Bellaire is a physician in private practice.  He is a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and a member of the Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Society.  Stiernberg received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree from the University of Houston and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  He is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2014.


Frank Wellborne of Houston is a clinical rheumatologist in private practice.  He is a member of the American and Texas Medical associations and an American College of Rheumatology fellow.  Wellborne received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and a medical degree in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University.  Wellborne is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2012.


Kathy C. Flanagan of Houston is a self-employed psychiatrist.  She is a member of the Houston Medical Forum, American Psychiatric Association and National Medical Association.  She is also a volunteer at the DePelchin Children’s Center.  Flanagan received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School.   She replaces Kevin Smith of Houston for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2010.


Harry K. Wallfisch of Galveston is a professor of anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.  He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Critical Care Medicine and an American Board of Anesthesiology diplomat.  Wallfisch received a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a medical degree from Louisiana State University.  He replaces Richard Strax of Houston for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2012.


District Two Review Committee
Janet Tornelli-Mitchell of Dallas is a staff physician at Cooper Clinic.  She is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association.  Tornelli-Mitchell received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  She is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2014.


District Three Review Committee
Penny Angelo of Midland is a past member of the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists and the Texas Board of Medical Examiners.  She is chair of Neighbors Against Burglary and Drugs.  Angelo received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2014.


David W. Miller of Abilene is president and CEO of Hendrick Home for Children.  He is past president of the Southwestern Association of Executives of Homes for Children.  Miller received a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University, and a master’s degree and doctorate degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is reappointed for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2012.

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