1600 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77019
Diana Tully and Andrew N. Van Chau
Kevin Burns, CPA
Craig Cordola, MHA, MBA
Kimberly C. David, MBA, CPA
Lindy McGee, MD
Catherine Mitchell, MS
Melanie E. Mouzoon, MD
Stanley Spinner, MD
Kay Tittle , MSN
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.
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.
While TIP has coupled with our formidable medical community in creating great synergy during the past 10 years toward improving our community’s immunization rates, as long as there is a single child or adult who becomes ill from a preventable illness, our work remains incomplete. Donate now to support our work.
The mission of The Immunization Partnership is to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases
by educating the community, advocating for evidence-based public policy and supporting
immunization best practices.
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