Barbara Watkins, Chair

How long have you been a Medical City Board Member?

Since 2000.

What inspired you to join the Medical City Board?

The outstanding staff and the effort put forth to provide patient-centered medical services.

What do you like most about Medical City?

The culture of the organization. Employees in general will always go above and beyond to be among the best!

What other community organizations are you involved with?

  • Council on Policy Development, Texas Hospital Association
  • Board Member and President Emerita: Parkland Foundation
  • Charter 100
  • The Dallas Summit

Past Board Member:

  • North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee KERA
  • Dallas Historical Society
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • United Way of Texas
  • The Senior Source
  • African American Museum
  • Dallas Museum of Arts
  • Texas Medical Association Foundation

Past Chair:

  • North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Is there anything particularly interesting or important that you would like to share?

I had the privilege of being the first Chair of the Dallas Human Services Commission. And being a recipient of the J. Erick Jonsson Award for Volunteerism, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas along with several other awards.


Joseph Carlos, MD, Vice-Chair

Dr. Joseph Carlos is a Michigan native. He is one of the founding physicians of Carlos & Parnell, M.D., P.A., which has been in existence since 1981. Dr. Carlos is an active member of the medical staff of Medical City Hospital, having served in leadership positions on many hospital committees. Dr. Carlos is slated to be the Chief of Staff at Medical City Hospital for the 2006-2007 term. As a deacon at New Hope Baptist Church, Dr. Carlos is known for incorporating Christian prayer and faith into his practice. Dr. Carlos and his wife, Hazel, are the proud parents of 3 beautiful children (Joseph, Jordan, and Marjon).


Edwin S. Flores, PhD, JD

How long have you been a Medical City Board Member?

Since June 2009

What inspired you to join the Medical City Board?

The mission, the vision and the Keys to the City. At every level of the organization, I have witnessed leadership, pride and a focus on patient care.

What do you like most about Medical City?

The medical excellence coupled with its central location in the City of Dallas makes Medical City an optimal choice for medical care.

What other community organizations are you involved with?

Elected Offices:

  • May 2005 - Present: Trustee, District 1 - Dallas Independent School District

Appointed Offices:

  • Jan. 2008: NIH-NIGMS Advisory Council - National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health
  • Oct. 2008: Present: NIH Council of Councils - Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI), National Institutes of Health
  • 2009 - Present: Board of Directors, Medical City Hospital
  • 2008 - Present: The Dallas Assembly
  • 2007 - Present: Executive Board, Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • 2003 - Present: Trustee, Executive Committee, The Museum of Nature & Science
  • 2006 - Present: Board of Directors, SMU, Tate Lecture Series
  • 2008 - Present: Trustee, Good Sheppard Episcopal School

Is there anything particularly interesting or important that you would like to share?

I believe that education is the great equalizer. Given the disparities in health care delivery, an educated consumer of medical services matched with a hospital committed to patient education will become the model for patient care in the United States and overseas.


Carl Lenarsky, MD

How long have you been a Medical City Board Member?

Since 2000.

What inspired you to join the Medical City Board?

The commitment of the administration, medical and nursing staff to the growth and development of Medical City Children’s Hospital.

What do you like most about Medical City?

The quality and diversity of the Medical Staff.

What other community organizations are you involved with?

  • North Texas Chapter of Leukemia / Lymphoma Society
  • Camp IHope

Michael Schwartz

How long have you been a Medical City Board Member?

5 years

What inspired you to join the Medical City Board?

My interest in health care, past experience consulting with hospitals and my interest in civic involvement and community service.

What do you like most about Medical City?

Quality is the focus of the organization. Providing an environment that is patient centered but very supportive of all employees. There is a great leadership team that inspires and nurtures a high performance organization.

What other community organizations are you involved with?

Current Memberships:

  • Chief Operating Officer of OrgSync, Inc. — a software and technology company
  • The Salesmanship Club of Dallas — HP Byron Nelson Charity Golf Classic — civic leadership group
  • The Associate Board of Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business
  • The Dallas Assembly

Past Memberships:

  • Commissioner / Member of the City of Dallas Plan Commission from District 13 for 4 years
  • Past President of the SMU Business School Alumni Association
  • Past President of the Board of Directors of The Vogal Alcove Childcare Center for homeless children and families and served on the board for over 12 years
  • Past President and long serving board member for Equest Theraeutic Horseback Riding for the Disabled
  • Past Vice President and member of the Board of Trustees for 10 years of Temple Emanu-el — one of the largest reform Jewish congregations in America
  • Past Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Childrens Theater
  • Past Vice President and Board member of the Leadership/Education Group for The Dallas Assembly
  • The Associate Board of Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business
  • The Board of Directors of KERA/North Texas Public Radio and Television
  • The Board of Trustees and multiple Committee Chairman of Greenhill School for 9 years — a large private independent school in Dallas
  • The Board of Trustees of the I Have a Dream Foundation — keeping kids in school

Education:

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration from SMU

Is there anything particularly interesting or important that you would like to share?

I believe Medical City is one of the great institutions in our community and it is my privilege to serve on the board.


Andrew Stern

How long have you been a Medical City Board Member?

I joined the Board in 1993 and served as chairman from 1999 through 2006.

What inspired you to join the Medical City Board?

Early in my career I served as director of public affairs for one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region so I had both an interest and back ground in health care. When we moved to Dallas in 1977 we were very impressed with Medical City.

What do you like most about Medical City?

The professionalism, competence, caring and family atmosphere of Medical City.

What other community organizations are you involved with?

  • Chairman of the Texas Healthcare Trustees

Board Member of:

  • Momentous Institute
  • Dallas Medical Resource
  • Texas Healthcare Trustees
  • American Hospital Association Committee on Governance

Past Board Member of:

  • Texas Hospital Association
  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas
  • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Dallas Area Agency on Aging

Carole Young

How long have you been a Medical City Board Member?

Since 1998.

What inspired you to join the Medical City Board?

The opportunity to serve the community in a significant way, while learning about health care issues from inside a premier organization.

What do you like most about Medical City?

The dedicated, caring, competent employees, administrative team and physicians. They’re truly exceptional!

What other community organizations are you involved with?

  • UT Southwestern, President’s Research Council
  • UT Medical Branch, Development Board
  • UT System Chancellor’s Council, Executive Committee
  • North Texas Food Bank, Life Council
  • North Texas Crime Commission, Past President
  • TEDxSMU, Steering Committee

Is there anything particularly interesting or important that you would like to share?

Over the years, I have served on a number of boards - both for-profit and not-for-proft, and I have never experienced a board that works together as well as the Medical City Board of Trustees.


Patti Clapp

How long have you been a Medical City Board Member?

I have served on the Medical City Board since the fall of 2015.

What inspired you to join the Medical City Board?

One of the policy issues I addressed as Vice President of the Dallas Regional Chamber was healthcare. Through that effort, I became aware of the issues impacting consumers, medical personnel and hospitals. I also had the opportunity to work with the executives of the hospitals in the Dallas area. I had been appointed by the Governor to the Texas Board of Nursing and that involvement continued my awareness and interest in healthcare issues. I also was acquainted with many of the Medical City Board Members and respected their involvement with the hospital.

What do you like most about Medical City?

I have been impressed with the dedication and commitment of the administration and medical staff of Medical City to ensure the best possible care for all patients.

What other community organizations are you involved with?

I currently serve on the Texas State Board of Nursing, as Vice Chair of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma and the Community Advisory Board of the Dallas Junior League. I am also active in the Dallas Summit and Charter 100.

Is there anything particularly interesting or important that you would like to share?

Since my retirement from the Dallas Regional Chamber, my husband and I have traveled extensively in the United States and Canada. We now have visited all 50 states, enjoying the many amazing sights our country has to offer. We have also used those travels to grow our collection of early American “Elegant” glass which now numbers over 3,000 pieces. We are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren ranging in age from 1 to 14-years-old.


Other Members

President: Chris Bell, MD
President Elect: James Boehrer, MD
Past President: Todd Ruk, MD
Ex Officio: Joyce Soule, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC & Chris Mowan, MBA, FACHE