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HCA Affiliated Kingwood Medical Center is lead by a team of more than 1,000 employees and 450 physicians and is supported by an impressive Board of Trustees comprised of highly respected and accomplished physicians as well as community business leaders.
The role of Kingwood Medical Center’s Board of Trustees is to assist in evaluating the hospital’s delivery of health care and development of new service lines and programs that ensure our patients are provided the most advanced technology and cost effective health care close to home.
Bill Shank, Board of Trustees Chair
Bill Shank was born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas. He graduated from high school at the Texas Military Institute in San Antonio where he was commander of the Color Guard, the Flag and Standard bearers for the school. He received a degree in Finance from Texas Tech University. From the age of fourteen, Bill worked in the family business, Beall’s Department Store. After graduation from Texas Tech, he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, to begin his career in the business working his way from window washer to CFO and VP of Real Estate and Administration. While in Shreveport, he was the first recipient of a Leadership Scholarship and was one of the founders of the Independence Bowl.
Moving to the Kingwood area in 1994, Bill joined Edward Jones and helped build his business to one of the company’s top producers. He opened the Kingwood branch, although advised that the location would not be successful. He reached the top producer status being the top five percent of Edward Jones offices within two years.
In 2003, Bill and his son Christian Shank joined at A.G. Edwards in Kingwood. They desired independence and a true conflict-free environment for their clients. Therefore, in 2006 they joined LPL Financial and continued the family business tradition by starting their Family Business, Shank Wealth Management.
While meeting the demands of a thriving family business, Bill finds time to give back to the community by serving on the Board of several companies. In addition to serving as Chair on the Board of Trustees at Kingwood Medical Center, he serves as the chair of the board of directors of the Be An Angel Fund, a charity that helps children who are multiply disabled and/or profoundly deaf. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Texas Professional Golf Association.
He has served on the board of the El Centro de Corazon, a charity for disadvantaged children in East Houston, the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce for 11 years and on various committees as a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for over 22 years. His real passion in life is spending time with his family, friends and horses. Any time he can find a way to combine all three, he is a happy man.
Chik-Fong Wei, M.D., Board of Trustees Vice Chair
Dr. Chik-Fong Wei was born in Hong Kong and moved to the United States for his college education where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a PhD in Biophysical Sciences from the University of Houston. He also received an MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Dr. Wei completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. After finishing his fellowship training, he served as an assistant professor of Cardiology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he was honored with the Dean’s Excellence Award four years in a row. He was also elected by the senior medical class to be a faculty member of the AOA Honor Society.
Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Harris County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Wei also served as Chief of Staff at Kingwood Medical Center during the 2007 year.
Nancy Shortsleeve, Immediate Past Board of Trustees Chair
Nancy Shortsleeve was born in Roanoke, Virginia and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She received a Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and since 1986, has worked with hospitals throughout the Houston area in marketing and sales. In 1988, she founded Logostuff, Inc. and today is owner and President of the company.
Nancy has been a strong supporter of many different organizations throughout the community. She is a past Chair of the Board of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce, past Board President of the Atascocita Community Improvement Association, past Board member of FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center, and has been a long time member of the East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Nancy serves as the Board President of the Humble Area Assistant Ministries (HAAM), as a member of the Board and Executive Council for the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce, and as Past Chair of the Board of Trustees for HCA's Kingwood Medical Center. In 2004, Nancy received a FamilyTime Woman of Achievement Award and in 2010 she received the Hayden McKay M.D. Citizen of the Year award.
Nancy and her husband Kenny have been residents of Atascocita since 1989. They are members of Atascocita United Methodist Church where Nancy currently serves on the contemporary worship praise team.
Eva Gail Abington
Eva Gail Abington was born and raised in Austin, Texas and moved to the Houston area in 1990. In 1999, she moved to Kingwood where she and her husband have raised their daughter and son. Eva Gail graduated with honors and a degree in marketing from Texas State University and later served as Advertising Coordinator for Texas Fish & Game magazine, and for TIDE, the official magazine of the Coastal Conservation Association. Upon having children, her work priority has been her children and volunteering through school, church and other activities in the Kingwood community. Eva Gail is an avid tennis player and when the Northeast Christian Academy tennis coach moved away, she stepped in and served as a volunteer interim tennis instructor for students participating in the tennis program.
Eva Gail began participating in league tennis at Kingwood Country Club in 2001, and has since been active in many other local leagues. She is currently a member of the United Stated Tennis Association (USTA), the Houston Ladies Tennis Association (HLTA) and the Texas Jackrabbit tennis league, where she serves as one of the league leaders.
Eva Gail is married to Bill Abington, a partner at Alvarez and Marsal. They have two children, Hallie, a freshman at Texas A&M, and Reagan, a freshman at Kingwood Park High. Eva Gail, along with her family are members of Second Baptist Church in Kingwood.
Andy Dill was born in Tyler, Texas where he lived for his first five years. He attended public schools in Jacksonville, Central Heights (outside Nacogdoches), Nacogdoches, Waxahachie and graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1967. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. Since August of 2003, Andy has served as President of the Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County providing leadership that has grown the Chamber from 143 members to 420 currently.
Prior to entering the professional Chamber arena, Andy enjoyed a twenty-five year career in the telecommunications industry and five years in the petrochemical and agricultural chemical industry. His career has led him throughout Southeast Texas where he has gained unique perspective of the area.
Andy's contributions through his community and professional affiliations represent a lifetime of service to others. He has served as President of the Gulf Coast Chamber Executives organization, President of the Association of Texas Leadership Programs, President of the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County, Chairman of the Board of the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of the Montgomery County United Way as well as numerous advisory and community development committees. He currently serves on the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives and Leadership Montgomery County boards.
Recognized for his service, Andy has received New Caney ISD's Star Achievement Award, Volunteer of the Year Award by the Conroe Family YMCA, the Joe Byrd Community Service Award from Mission Northeast and the Club Service Award from the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County and is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary.
Married to his wife Sylvia for more than forty-three years, they enjoy spending time with their family, especially their three grandchildren.
Trey Kraemer is starting his twenty-second year in education. He has worked in the Humble Independent School District for five years and was responsible for the opening of Summer Creek High School in 2009 where he served as Principal. He currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education in Humble ISD. Has has previously served as the Principal of Sterling High School in the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District in Baytown and North Shore High School in the Galena Park Independent School district. While in those districts, Trey was named the Secondary Principal of the year in 2003 and 2006.
Prior to his administrative positions, Trey was a History Teacher and Coach the first ten years of his career. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education and his Masters in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.
He and his wife, Sandi, have been married for 23 years and have a 15 year old son, Matthew. Trey attends Humble Area First Baptist where he serves as a Deacon.
A native of Louisiana, Keith received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University followed by a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University in 1998, graduating Order of the Coif. A year later he completed a judicial clerkship with Judge James L. Dennis on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After moving to Houston in 1999, Keith became a partner at Vinson and Elkins, LLP. With ten years tenure at V&E, Keith ventured out and founded the Houston law firm The Lapeze Firm, P.C. Keith’s achievements in the law have earned him recognition in numerous national and regional publications.
Keith is an integral part of the community having served as an Humble I.S.D. Trustee since 2006 and served on the Humble ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors. Prior to his election as a Trustee, he served on Humble I.S.D.'s 2005 Bond Review Committee and the District Advisory Committee, among his other volunteer activities with the District. When not practicing law or serving as a volunteer, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing, snowboarding and playing golf.
Residents of Fall Creek, Keith and his wife, Christy, have one child, Luke, and attend Kingwood United Methodist Church.
Victor Lugo-Miro, M.D.
A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Victor Lugo-Miro, is a longtime resident of Kingwood, Texas. As a board certified Pediatric physician, Dr Lugo-Miro is a highly respected medical staff leader who served as Chief of Staff for two consecutive terms (2005 and 2006). Additionally, Dr. Lugo-Miro has served as Credentials Chairman, Department of Family Practice/Internal Medicine Chair and Medical Staff Performance Improvement Committee Chairman as well as Secretary Treasurer of the Medical Staff.
Dr. Lugo-Miro received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Puerto Rico’s University Children’s Hospital and at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado where he also fulfilled his Adolescent Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Lugo-Miro served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for 10 years.
Professional organizations Dr. Lugo-Miro is affiliated with are The Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society and American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Northeast Christian Academy in Kingwood.
Dr. Lugo-Miro is married to his wife, Maritza, and has four sons.
Stephen Maniscalco, M.D.
A native Houstonian, Dr. Stephen Maniscalco is a renowned, board certified Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon and has been a member of the Medical Staff of Kingwood Medical Center since July 2007. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the hospital’s highly successful heart surgery program.
As an undergraduate student at Texas Tech University, Dr. Maniscalco received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering but discovered his true passion leading him to medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he graduated second in his class. He did his residency in General Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and his Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Dr. Maniscalco is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association. He is also a member of the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society and a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. "Mani" is married to his wife, Jill, and they have three children.
Born in Midland, Bob Roy grew up all over Texas, having also lived in Colorado City, Sweetwater, Amarillo, Abilene, Terrell, Tyler, and Arlington, before moving to Houston in 1977. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Technology, and moved to the Humble area the same year. Bob is CenterPoint Energy’s Service Area Director in the Humble and Baytown service areas.
In addition to his service as past Chair of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and currently its Board, Bob also serves on the Boards of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce, the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce, the Baytown-West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation, and the Boy Scouts Sam Houston Council. He also serves as District Chair of the Boy Scouts Flaming Arrow District.
A longtime resident of Kingwood, Bob has two wonderful children, two grandchildren, and is a member of Second Baptist Church – North.
Robert Sitton was born, raised and continues to live in the Humble community. He is a 1982 graduate from Humble High School and a 1988 graduate from Sam Houston State University with Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In 1998, Robert began his career in the financial services industry with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter before accepting a position with Edward Jones Investments in 2002, where he continues today. His office is located in Atascocita. Prior to entering the investment profession, Robert was a Teacher and Coach at Aldine Senior High in the Aldine Independent School District. During his tenure, the Mustangs won the 1990 State 5A Football Championship and were named High School Football National Champions. The Aldine staff was later named to coach the Texas High School Football All-star game in 1992.
Volunteerism and the community are two of Robert's passions. He currently serves on the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Humble ISD Education Foundation Boards of Directors. He has chaired the Chamber's largest fundraiser, the Chamber Classic, the past three years and chairs the Foundation's Endowment & Visionary committees. Robert has also been involved with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo since 2002 and joined the Director's Club leadership team in 2010. Locally, he has volunteered many hours to the youth sports organizations as past board member, coach, parent and sponsor. In May 2011, Robert was given the ultimate honor by being elected to the Humble Independent School District Board of Trustees where he serves on the Building and Planning Committee and chairs the Program Evaluation Committee.
Married to his wife, Jennifer (Jen) for 6 years they have a his/hers/ours family. Jon, wife Katherina and little RJ, live in Atascocita while Cody, Keanen and Kaitlyn continue to live in the family home in Walden on Lake Houston. The Sitton family are active members of Second Baptist Church in Kingwood.
Maura Walsh, President - HCA Gulf Coast Division
As President of the HCA Gulf Coast Division, Maura Walsh is committed to continuing HCA’s legacy of excellent and compassionate care. She began her healthcare career in 1980, holding executive roles at hospitals in Vermont, Arkansas, and Texas. She joined HCA in 1987, eventually serving as CEO for three different hospitals within the division. Today, she serves as the division’s president.
Ms. Walsh has actively served as a board member for a number of local organizations, including the Greater Houston Partnership, the American Diabetes Association – Houston, the American Heart Association – Houston, and others. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Under her guidance, the division has grown to ten hospitals, eight ambulatory surgery centers, seven freestanding emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.
Ms. Walsh has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, which gave her their 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Kent I. Kossoy, M.D., Chief of Staff
Dr. Kent Kossoy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Kansas. He went on to complete medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia and residencies at the University of Southern Alabama and the University of Iowa. He them completed a fellowship, specializing in colon and rectal surgery, at the University of Texas – Houston. He set up his practice in St. Louis where he worked for 13 years before relocating to the Kingwood area in 2005. Dr. Kossoy is certified through the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Dr. Kossoy serves as the current Chief of Staff of the Kingwood Medical Center, is married to Rachel and enjoys scuba diving in his spare time.
Akinyinka Ajelabi, M.D., Chief of Staff Elect
Dr. Akinyinka Ajelabi, originally from Nigeria, completed his medical school at the University of Ilorin. Relocating to the United States in 1996, he then completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, New York. He later went on to complete a fellowship in Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical School. Dr. Ajelabi practiced in the Jackson, Mississippi area prior to relocating to the Kingwood area in 2009. Dr. Ajelabi is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He currently works with North Houston Respiratory Consultants, a group that provides lung, critical care and sleep medicine services to the Kingwood community.
Professional organizations Dr. Ajelabi is affiliated with include American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, as well as serving as the Chief of Staff Elect of the Medical Staff of Kingwood Medical Center.
Dr. Ajelabi is married to his wife, Evelyn, and has two children.
Robert Case, M.D., Past Chief of Staff
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Dr. Robert Case, completed his undergraduate at Texas A&M University as well as his medical school training. He then completed his internship and residency in radiology at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Dr. Case went on to complete a fellowship at Duke University where he specialized in neuroradiology. Dr. Case is certified through the American Board or Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology as well as Neuroradiology.
Dr. Case served as the immediate Past Chief of Staff of the Medical Staff of Kingwood Medical Center, is married to his wife, Elaine, and has two sons and a daughter.