Board of Directors

David Webster, Chair

Executive Vice President, Bank of Houston

The depth of Mr. Webster’s banking and community investing experience is matched only by his heartfelt commitment to service.

Anita E. Kadala, JD, Vice Chair


Ms. Kadala’s legal expertise is a valuable asset to Vecino Health Center’s board of directors, as is her experience facilitating public-private medical ventures.

Angela G. Trautman, LVN, CRC, Secretary

Healthcare Professional

Growing up in Houston’s Denver Harbor community, Angela Trautman has firsthand experience of what it means not to have access to a doctor.

E. Phileda Tennant, Treasurer

Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins, LLP

Phileda Tennant grew up in rural South Texas and after witnessing the difficulties associated with a lack of access to health care in rural areas, Phileda now brings her legal expertise to Vecino’s board of directors to help ensure health care is accessible to all Houstonians.

Jeanie Loper

Dr. Richard Blakely, MD, Director

Retired, Primary Care Internal Medicine Physican and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Blakely is deeply committed to the mission of Vecino Health Centers. He draws upon his extensive background in healthcare and dedication to promoting wellness.

Jeanie Loper

Jeanie Loper, Director

Senior Paralegal, Hicks Thomas LLP

Ms. Loper is enthusiastic about improving patient outcomes in Houston, especially in Denver Harbor and Aldine/Northside, where she maintains close involvement and community connections.

Cherry A. Pierson, MBA, Director

Program Manager, Board Governance, Harris Health System

As a strong advocate for quality healthcare services for all individuals and populations, Cherry Pierson is grateful for the opportunity to impact patients’ lives through her contributions to the board of directors. 

Nelcy J. Ramírez, MBA, Director

Sr. Research Operations Manager, Houston Methodist DeBakery Heart and Vascular Center

As a Latina with more than 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Nelcy Ramírez has an unwavering commitment to giving back to her community through her expertise.

Devin T. Rogers, Director

Principal, Hrothgar

Devin Rogers brings a decade of experience in commercial real estate to the board of Vecino Health Centers.

Joshua T. Wollen, PharmD, Director

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston

As an accomplished researcher, educator, and pharmacist, Dr. Wollen brings invaluable expertise to Vecino Health Centers.