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HHCI’s Chrysalis Award Luncheon
May 1 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you to our generous supporters:
Petersen Family Foundation/Phillips Family Foundation
Barbara and Bob Zorich
Carol and Frank Gruen
Katherine and Paul Murphy
Marnie and Lee Hogan
Wendy and Ben Moreland
Laura and Roy Nichol
Marilyn and Bolivar Andrews/Susan and Will Penland/Kathy and John Pipkin
Polly and Murry Bowden
Cynthia and Ben Guill
Allison and Jack Jensen/Bonnie and Larry Likover
Carole and James Looke
Liz and Matt Rotan
Aimee and Wynne Snoots
Joan and Stanford Alexander
Susan and Jim Baker
Minnie and Ed Cappel
Tanya and Jon Clarkson/Trisha Hillman-Philipp
Julie and Casey Doherty
Joy and Tim Ellwood
Judge Ed Emmett and Gwen Emmett
Susie and Ira Green
Gwen and Don Hanna/MJ and Jim Hardy
Tricia and Richard Nelson
Susan and Mike Padon
Melissa and Doug Schnitzer
Peggy and Bill Barnett
Dianna and John Brock
Ellen and Geoff Davis
Carol and Brad Deason/Joan and David Dunlap
Marcy and Robert Duncan
Elizabeth and Alexander Dwyer/Mary and Will Williams
Farley and Steve Erikson/Kelly and Bill Montgomery
Elizabeth and Will Galtney
Maarit and Russ Harp
Jerry T. Lamm
Beth Sanders Moore and Jess Moore
Jenifer and John Nash
Carol Ann and Bob Paddock
Elizabeth and Michael Scranton
Wallis State Bank
Mary Gail and George Woodman
Katherine and Paul Murphy
Ron Powers, New York Times Best-Selling Author
and Pulitzer Prize Winner
7th Annual Chrysalis Awardee:
Houston Methodist Hospital
Check-In: 10:45 AM
Program & Luncheon: 11:15 AM – 1 PM
Location: Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ron Powers is the author of 13 books and the co-author of three. These latter include the New York Times best-selling Flags of Our Fathers, written with James Bradley and published in 2000, and True Compass, written with the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and published in 2010.
In March 2017 Hachette published No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America. In its review, the New York Times wrote: “No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change.” The book was a finalist for the 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing.
Ron’s other solo books include Mark Twain: A Life, published in 2005 and a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award, and Tom and Huck Don’t Live Here Anymore: Childhood and Murder in the Heart of America, published in 2001; a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a semifinalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
Ron is the winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, for work done at the Chicago Sun-Times; and a 1984 Emmy for my commentaries on CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt.
Ron lives in Castleton, VT, with his wife, Honoree Fleming, Ph.D. They are the parents of two sons. Kevin, our younger, succumbed to schizophrenia and suicide in 2005, near his 21st birthday. Dean, 32, is a diagnosed schizophrenic and is successfully battling the affliction.
ABOUT THE CHRYSALIS AWARDEE
This year, Houston Methodist Hospital will receive the Chrysalis Award in recognition of their steadfast commitment to providing compassionate care for mental health.
Houston Methodist has long been one of the few health care institutions in Houston to provide in-patient psychiatric services. The hospital has recognized and promoted the centrality of mental health to overall health, as evidenced by the depth of services provided—emergency care, consultations for acute care patients, mobile assessment teams and more. Now, at a time when most institutions are cutting behavioral health services due to lack of funds, Houston Methodist is expanding.
On January 15, 2018, Houston Methodist Behavioral Health opened its doors. This innovative, integrated psychiatric clinic provides patients with an unparalleled level of advanced evaluation and care. This includes everything from neurocognitive testing, genetic testing, brain imaging, aqua and physical therapies, minimally invasive neuromodulation technologies, and experimental therapeutics.
By continuing to expand and advance behavioral health care, Houston Methodist is a bold leader in the effort to provide the type of compassionate, state-of-the-art care that our community needs and deserves.