Board of Directors

Our board provides our ministry with strategic planning and oversight.

Bethesda Health Clinic Board of Directors

Shannon Dacus, President

The Dacus Firm

“Good health is the foundation for a successful life.  Bethesda helps individuals and, in turn, families be successful by addressing medical needs.  I love that mission!”

Lee Gibson, Vice-President

Southside Bank

I consider it a privilege to serve because Bethesda Health Clinic to me, best exemplifies our communities giving nature and collective efforts in providing dignified solutions for basic human survival needs.

Michelle Carr, Secretary

Community Advocate & Volunteer

Josh Roberts, Treasurer

Roseman Wealth Advisors

“I joined the Bethesda board because I have a desire to get more involved in my community, invest in a great ministry, and meet new people in the process. I grew up at FBC Tyler and remember helping carry supplies over to Bethesda when it was just a few stalls with curtains in the back of the Tyler Family Assistance Center, so it’s fun to see how the ministry has grown.”

Jennifer Bailey


“I love how Bethesda serves people in our community that otherwise would not receive the quality care that they need or deserve and I especially love how they share the gospel of Jesus with each client they see. To hear and see the life-changing testimonies of clients has been so inspiring and quite humbling.”

Wade Barker, D.D.S.

Southern Surgical Arts

“Since becoming aware of the Bethesda clinic in 2008, I knew immediately that was a special place and how vital the mission of Bethesda is to maintaining East Texans’ health. It has been amazing to watch the clinic grow and change the lives of those in our community who need essential medical and dental services. My favorite part about serving on the Board is the collective excitement and passion that the staff and volunteers have for serving others.”

Bob Bondurant,

Martin Midstream Partners

C. Shane Butler

John Soules Foods

“What made me want to join the Bethesda Board is their Christian influence on healthcare.”

Randall Childress

Edward Jones

Debby Davis

Community Volunteer

Aaron Fleet, R.N.

Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital

“Dr. English, Krysti McWha and especially Melissa Briscoe were kind enough to allow me to formulate a strategic plan for Bethesda for my Masters Capstone project. They truly opened the books to me. When comparing my project with my classmate’s projects, I became aware of just how much more these three gave to me than all the other companies profiled. When given a chance to serve, I jumped at the chance to repay their kindness. The fact that Bethesda aligns with my profession and faith is a bonus.”

David Krafve

Orbit Land Services, LLC

“I first became aware of Bethesda as Dr. Steve Keuer was being honored at a Doctor Luke Society event.  Cathy and I love Bethesda as it meets a very important basic need both physically and spiritually.  And the board was populated with amazing individuals.”

Katy Kummerfeld

Community Advocate and Volunteer

“I felt both humbled and grateful when I was asked to serve on the Bethesda Board of Directors. I believe in the mission of this wonderful organization of bringing quality healthcare to the working, uninsured, and through the process, showing Christ’s love to all who enter.”

Kay Latta

Henry and Peters

As I have a husband who enjoys lending his talent in dentistry to the organization I felt that I could also do the same– in a different field of course!

Laurie Lehnhof-Watts, R.N.

UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation Hospital

“I have been impressed by what the clinic has accomplished. It is so important that this work be continued. When asked, I was happy to serve and contribute to this ongoing community need.”

Rachel Means

Employee Benefits Consulting

Amber Owen


Sandra Owens, Ed. D.

Retired Educator and Volunteer

“I continue to be impressed with the mission and work of Bethesda Health Clinic. Being a board member grants an opportunity for me to continue honoring God as a servant leader. In the coming years, I look forward to working with the dynamic individuals on the current board to embody and push forward Bethesda’s vision ‘to serve and honor Christ by inspiring our neighbors to live an abundant life, a life that is healthy in mind, body and spirit, a life that is meaningful, purposeful, joyful and eternal.”

Elizabeth Simmons

Arizona College of Nursing

Steve Smith

Legacy Royalties

Carrie Tutt, M.D.


Shelly Welch, R.N.


“I joined the Bethesda Board because of its mission of outreach and accessibility for health care services that are faith based.”

Becky Western


“I believe and support the mission and am very appreciative of the impact in our community.”

Todd Raabe, M.D. – Board Emeritus

Azalea Orthopedics

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