Community Immunity Spring Luncheon 2019

April 25, 2019 at 11:30 am

River Oaks Country Club

1600 River Oaks Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77019

Chaired by:

Diana Tully and Andrew N. Van Chau


Honorary Chairs: 

Kevin Burns, CPA

Craig Cordola, MHA, MBA

Jacquelyn Cox

Kimberly C. David, MBA, CPA 

 Gwen Emmett

Lindy McGee, MD

Catherine Mitchell, MS

Melanie E. Mouzoon, MD

Stanley Spinner, MD

Kay Tittle , MSN

Keynote Speaker:

The Honorable Edward M. Emmett

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Edward M. Emmett

Former County Judge of Harris County, Texas from 2007 to 2019, Ed Emmett shared his insights and experiences with immunizations over his long career and the current state of immunization policy in Texas.  Currently, Emmett is a professor at Rice University in the area of public policy.  He is also a senior fellow at the Rice University/Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and a fellow at the Rice University/Doerr Institute for New Leaders.  In addition, Emmett is the owner of The Emmett Company, a consulting firm advising public and private entities on transportation policy, emergency management, international marketing and strategic development.  As County Judge, Emmett was the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, a role which established him as a national leader in emergency response and community resilience.  Emmett also served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987. He has received numerous awards and honors, including Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and the Presidential Call to Service Award. Emmett and his wife, Gwen, have been married for 44 years, and have four children and 13 grandchildren.

The Ralph D. Feigin, M.D, Award and the John R. Boettiger, Jr. Award

It was, once again, a privilege to honor individuals and organizations who have dedicated their lives to advancing immunization in our community.  This year, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic was honored with the Ralph D. Feigin, MD Award for Excellence for its commitment to reducing vaccine-preventable diseases by maintaining high immunization rates, collaborating with the City of Houston’s Health Department on influenza surveillance, educating the public about immunizations, and its strong support of TIP.  Peggy B. Smith, PhD, MA was honored with  the John R. Boettiger, Jr. Award for Community Partnership  for her commitment to keeping Texans healthy and her support of TIP, its programs, and its mission.








Peggy B. Smith, PhD, MA

Your involvement in support of the luncheon helps provide important resources for TIP’s community health programs, ultimately helping us to achieve our goal of increasing immunization rates in Texas.  We deeply appreciate your participation through ticket purchase, table sponsorship or a gift to The Immunization Partnership.  

Thank You to our 2019 Protector Sponsors

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Photos from Luncheon 2019