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Gov. Perry Reappoints Seven to Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors

Thursday, January 31, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed seven members to the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2017. The institute improves health care quality, accountability, education and cost to the state by encouraging health care provider collaboration, effective health care delivery models and coordination of health care services.

Joel Allison of Dallas is president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American and Texas Hospital associations, Healthcare Leadership Council, and Texas Association of Voluntary Hospitals. He is also immediate past chair of the Healthcare Coalition of Texas and Dallas Citizens Council, and a board member of the Dallas Education Foundation and Joint Commission. He served in the U.S. Marine Reserve. Allison received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a master's degree in health administration from Trinity University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Robyn M. Jacobson is CEO and principal of the Entrust Family of Companies, and CEO of EnCore System Professionals Inc. She is past board chair of the National Society of Professional Benefit Administrators and past president of the Texas Association of Benefit Administrators. She is also a board member of the Texas Association of Business, and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and Houston West Chamber of Commerce. Jacobson received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

John C. Joe of Houston is a physician and chief medical information officer at St. Luke's Episcopal Health System. He is past president of the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians, and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Informatics Association, Federal Health Architecture Leadership Council, Health Information and Management Systems Society, Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel, and Society of NASA Flight Surgeons. He is also a volunteer physician for the Houston Homeless Clinic, and chairman of the Harris County Medical Society's Health Information Technology Committee. Joe was a National Merit Scholar at Rice University, and received a medical degree from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Beverly Nuckols of New Braunfels is a board certified family physician. She is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Comal County Medical Association, and Texas Physicians Resource Council. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a board member and secretary of Texas Alliance for Life. She is a past volunteer medical director and a past board member of New Braunfels Hospice, a past member of the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women, a past volunteer for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, and past vice chair and past board member of the Comal County Women's Shelter. Nuckols received a bachelor's degree and medical degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, and completed her family practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Thomas Quirk of Dallas is CEO of United Healthcare for Texas and Oklahoma. He is a board member of the Texas Association of Business, member of the Texas Association of Health Underwriters, and a member and past board member of the Texas Association of Health Plans. He is also a member of the Texas Health Research and Education Institute Leadership Council and Texas Medical Home Initiative Advisory Committee, past president of the Plano Economic Development Board, and is a volunteer for the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Quirk received a bachelor's degree from Union College and completed the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Executive Management Program.

Ben Raimer of Galveston is a board certified pediatrician, and senior vice president and professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Medical Association, Texas Pediatric Society and Texas Rural Health Association. He is also a member and past president of the Galveston County Medical Society, a public representative for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Task Force on Local Health Care Initiatives, and past chairman of the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council and Health Disparities Task Force. Raimer received a bachelor's degree from East Texas Baptist University, a master's degree in genetics from the University of Texas, and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He will continue to serve as chair of the board for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.

Shannon Stansbury of Dallas is a certified health insurance executive and vice president of health care delivery for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a member and past president of the St. Thomas Holy Name Society. He is also a past board member of the Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas and Bishop Lynch High School Board of Directors. Stansbury received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.

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