Board of Directors

Dianne Merrill, Chair

Retired Educator and Philanthropist

A firm believer in improving access to both quality healthcare and education, Diane Merrill works tirelessly for her community and for Vecino Health Centers.

David Webster, Vice 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.

Jeanie Loper

Jeanie Loper, Secretary

Paralegal, Gibbs & Bruns, 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.

Devin T. Rogers, Treasurer

Principal, Hrothgar

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

Dario Arellano, Director

Retired Law Enforcement Officer and Community Activist

A strong activist for quality healthcare in the Denver Harbor community, Mr. Arellano is a long-standing board member.

Anita E. Kadala, JD, Director


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.

Natalia León

Brian Reed, MD, Director

Chair of Clinical Sciences, University of Houston College of Medicine

A family physician with years of service in our local communities, Dr. Reed serves on the board of Vecino Health Centers to support greater access to care.

Natalia León

Charles Rosson, Director

Attorney, Gibbs & Bruns, LLP

Mr. Rossin donates his valuable time and legal expertise to Vecino, serving on the board of directors and the development committee.

E. Phileda Tennant, Director

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.

Angela G. Trautman, LVN, CRC, Director

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.