Board of Directors

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.

Phileda received a BA in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Brown University, and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. She is a senior associate in the Employment, Labor & OSHA group of international law firm Vinson and Elkins LLP, based in Houston, Texas. Phileda is carrying on the V&E tradition of pro bono support for Vecino, as well as the firm’s longstanding representation on Vecino’s board of directors.