Bound For the Board?

A Who's Who of applicants for the hospital district board

Here are some of the prominent applicants for the nine slots on the new hospital district board of managers:

Bobbie Barker, an exec at Texas Gas Service and former chair of the Downtown Austin Alliance

Cathy Bonner, a business consultant and former Gov. Ann Richards' pick to head the now defunct Texas Department of Commerce

John Drolla, perennial judicial candidate

Dr. Chris Fabre, founder of Austin's Jack Sansing HIV Dental Clinic

Patrick Flood, founding director of what is now Austin Area Interreligious Ministries

Clarke Heidrick, the attorney who chaired the steering committee for the successful campaign to create the hospital district

Victoria Hsu, engineer and former director of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Rose Lancaster, longtime community health care advocate

Shirley Mackey-Brown, retired manager of the city/county health clinics

Lynn Nabers, former state rep and top-tier lobbyist

Mae Marion, longtime community activist and former mayoral candidate

Mary Lou McLain, registered nurse, and eloquent advocate before the City Council and elsewhere for health and human services

Dr. Donald Patrick, head of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

Susan Pascoe, president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council

Carl Richie II, attorney, past member of the city's lobbying team, and currently on the Housing Authority board

Kathy Rider, therapist and former AISD board president

Leilani Rose, financial director for the state Health and Human Services Commission

Dr. Catherine Scholl, past president of the Travis Co. Medical Society

Ben Sifuentes, pharmacist and neighborhood leader who currently chairs the city Urban Renewal Board

Manuel Zuniga, business owner, AISD benefactor, and two-time City Council candidate

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Hospital District, Bobbie Barker, Cathy Bonner, John Drolla, Chris Fabre, Patrick Flood, Clarke Heidrick, Victoria Hsu, Rose Lancaster, Shirley Mackey-Brown, Lynn Nabers, Mae Marion, Mary Lou McLain, Donald Patrick, Susan Pascoe, Carl Richie, Kathy Rider, Leilani Rose, Catherine Scholl, Ben Sifuentes

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