LAUNCH Supporters

Suzan Deison

Suzan Deison

CEO/President/Founder

Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Katelyn Balch

Katelyn Balch

Events and Marketing Coordinator
Maigen Berg

Maigen Berg

Managing Director 
Cannon Ventures

Sara Brand, PhD

Sara Brand, PhD

Investor, Managing Director

True Health Ventures

Austin, Texas

Sara Brand, PhD

Sara Brand, PhD

Founding General Partner
True Wealth Ventures

Stephanie Cunningham

Stephanie Cunningham

VP, Business Development
The Menninger Clinic

Kim Denney

Kim Denney

Managing Director, Texas
Newport LLC

Samina Farid

Samina Farid

Managing Director
Farid Ventures

Juliana Garaizar

Juliana Garaizar

Former Managing Director

Houston Angel Network

Houston, Texas

Leslie Goldman, JD

Leslie Goldman, JD

Co-Founder and Principal
The Artemis Fund

Kari Hartmann

Kari Hartmann

Audit Director
BKD

Irene Helsinger, SHRN-SCP, SPHR

Irene Helsinger, SHRN-SCP, SPHR

Managing Director and
Member of Board of
Managers

NewportLLC

Vivian Ho, PhD

Vivian Ho, PhD

James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics & Professor of Economics
Rice University

Rebecca Kaul

Rebecca Kaul

Chief Innovation Officer
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Valerae Lewis, MD

Valerae Lewis, MD

Professor, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Oncology
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Karen H. Lu, M.D.

Karen H. Lu, M.D.

Professor and Chair in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Stephanie Madrid

Stephanie Madrid

Division Vice President
Kindred Healthcare

Kathryn E. Peek, PhD

Kathryn E. Peek, PhD

Former Healthcare Professional

KEP Consulting

Houston, Texas

Chantell Preston

Chantell Preston

Chief Development Officer
Atlantic Health Group

Kathryn E. Peek, PhD

Kathryn E. Peek, PhD

Managing Director, President/CEO
Golden Seeds,KEP Consulting, LLC

Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, FAAHB

Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, FAAHB

Department of Psychological, Health & Learning Sciences
University of Houston

Gabriella Rowe

Gabriella Rowe

Executive Director
The ION

Kerry Rupp

Kerry Rupp

Managing Director
True Wealth Ventures

Roberta Schwartz, PhD

Roberta Schwartz, PhD

Executive Vice President,
Chief Innovation Officer

Houston Methodist Hospital

Rhonda Smith

Rhonda Smith

Chief Financial Officer/ Deputy Director
Next Level Urgent Care

Cheryl Stavins

Cheryl Stavins

Senior Healthcare
Consultant
FKP | CannonDesign

Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO

Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO

Chair of the Board;
Associate Vice President,
Women Faculty Program
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Barbara Vilutis

Barbara Vilutis

Executive VP & Executive
Director, Strategic Growth

Amegy Bank

Beth Young

Beth Young

Senior Vice President
Colliers International