Harris Health System Announces New Chair
Dr. Arthur Bracey has been elected chair of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees, the governing body for the public healthcare system in Harris County, Texas.
A professor of pathology and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, and chief of clinical pathology at CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Bracey has served on the Board of Trustees since March 2018, and also sits on numerous boards and professional organisation – including the Medical Advisory Committee for the American Red Cross, the Annual Meeting Education Program Unit for the American Association of Blood Banks, and the Transfusion Medicine Resource Committee for the College of American Pathologists (which he also chairs).
Commenting on his appointment, Bracey said: “It is a distinct honor to serve on this board that is notable for its deep talent, diversity and commitment to improving the health of Harris County residents.
“I am humbled and thrilled to assume the position of board chair.”
The board has also welcomed new trustee, Marcia Johnson, who was appointed in January. Johnson has been a law professor at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University for almost 30 years. She is the founder of the school’s Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, which has been the university’s leading think tank and legal service provider since its founding in 1992.
She has served on numerous public boards including the Texas High Speed Rail, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), Texas Bar Ethics Commission, Annam Community Development Corporation and organizations in 3rd Ward and Acres Homes.