Thank You, COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Appreciation Donors!

The Houston Methodist COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Appreciation Program was established to honor and reward the roughly 5,000 Houston Methodist staff system wide who are fighting on the front lines against COVID-19 with eight to 12 hours of paid time off and a “Meal on Us.” 

This special philanthropic initiative to thank you for your dedication was initiated through the generosity of multiple Houston Methodist benefactors: Wendy and Ben Moreland, Mary and Ron Neal, the Jerold B. Katz Foundation, the Astros Foundation, Steve and Pat Chazen, Christine and David M. Underwood Jr., Great Southwest Paper Company, and Dr. Marc Boom's direction of funds from the Ella Fondren and Josie Roberts Presidential Distinguished Centennial Chair, which he holds. All gifts to the Houston Methodist COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Appreciation Program, up to the first $1 million, have been matched.
 
We have been deeply moved by the overwhelming support from our Houston Methodist employee family and the Greater Houston community during this unprecedented time. Thank you, COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Appreciation donors!

View words of gratitude from our front line heroes and read messages of support from our community and the generous donors who helped make the COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Appreciation Program a success.  

EMPLOYEE DONORS

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Christy Ahmed, NP
Shirley J. Aikharaekpen
Emily and Dale Akers
Liz Al-Ateeqi, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
Juvic C. Alcanse
Drs. Gene and Mary Alford
Janet Altadonna 
Stephen Ameen 
Gerald Anderson
Clara I. Angulo, BS, ACS
Kimberly Arceneaux
Mr. Judah and Rev. Stacy Auld
Myrna and Allen Baker*
Niki Baker, RN, BSN - 4North HMTW
Juana (Janie) Banda
Sherry Bao, RN
Linda Barloon, NP
Elizabeth Barnett
Rodelyn Berdin, PT, DPT, FTPTA
Laurie Bergquist
Ms. Sachi Bhatt
Penny Black*
Nurse Cerela, HWMB
Drs. Julie and Marc Boom
Wanda Boutte’-Small
Valerie Brezik
Hillary Brindell 
Gavin Britz 
Edith Brokate
Winnie E. Brown
Linda S. Buitron    
Joan Burnham, MSN, RN, RN-BC, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator
Ms. Marisol Burns
E. Brian Butler, MD*
Jane C. Cabanero*
Tanja Calixto
Jackie and Robert Callies
Ambrosio Cantu, IV
Mick Cantu
Ms. Lisa Caputo
Ms. Allison Carmichael
Jamie J. Carr, RN
Adela Castillo 
José Amilcar Castillo 
Maria Castro Orozco 
Celesta R. Chelf
Cathryn CoVan
Ericka Collier 
Veronica Contreras
Amber Coronado
Susan H. Coulter*
Jesus and Laurie Cruz
Meredith B. Culp 
Cathy Currier-Buckingham
LaKisha Daniels
Shanedra Davis, RN
Brenda J. Davis 
Vanessa Davis
Michael Deavers
Ms. Christie Decker
Catherine Del Paggio and Tom Padgett*
Raj Desai, PharmD, MBA
Mar. Tian Ding
Jason S. Domel
Sharon Donahue, RN 
Paschale Dorismond BSN, RN III, CPAN
Laurie Dupre, RRT (MWH)
Candy Edeker
Dawn Ellington, RN
Dr. Randa El-Zein
Marcella Morice Fewox 
Ms. Reba A. Forbess
Steve Fowler
Lisa Frankart, BSN-RN, BC
Dina G. Garcia*
Lisa C. Garcia
Ms. Lynn Garcia
Edith "Edie" Garza
Fleming George 
Sheshe K. Giddens
Elizabeth Gigliotti, ACNP-BC 
Linné Girouard 
Serenity Glazer and Santiago San Miguel Jr.
Emy Gonzalez
Gwen Grant, RN
JoAnn Grisanti*
Carole J. Hackett 
Dr. Rebecca M. Hall
Amanda and David Harris
Crispin Hartley
Paul Hartman
Claire Haueter
Cindy Hayes 
Ms. Jin He
Xiaoyang He 
Naomi Henry
Sandra Hernandez, PTA
Lee Higginbotham
Connie Hilder, RN*
Jane Holmes, RN, CNOR
Michael and Heather Homan
Mr. Daryl W. Hooks
Ms. Tracy Hou
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hu
Rhonda Hubbard
Rosa Huisenfeldt
Qamar Hussain
Faith Ihongbe
Cynthia Ince
Dr. Elizabeth Jacobi
Aditya (AJ) Jaiswal
Natasha Jesudason 
Jismol John, RN
Dahlia Johnson, UAA
Mr. Christopher M. Johnston
Enrika Jones, RN, BSN
Helga M. Jones, CCRP 
Leah Jozwiak
Armando Juarez, Critical Care
Jasmine Kavazovich
Reverend Robert A. Kidd
Ms. Melissa Kinney
Daniel Kiss, PhD
Steve Klahn
Armen Kocharian, PhD
Verna Krottinger
Jesse Krottinger
Judith Kuczynski
Jaya Lalithamma
Charles and Mindy LaRussa
Bao Ny Le
Imelda Y. Lee
Megan E. Lesser and Kevin T. Greene
Betsy and Marc Levinson
Gabi Lonzo, RN
Pearl Love
Rosario Macapagal, MSN, CCRN
James Mackey
Zainab Mahimwala
Luke and Caitlin Mahoney 
Ashley Maldonado
Esther Maldonado
Miguel Maldonado
David L. Marshall 
Cindy Martinez
Angela Mathews
Laura Matthews*
Ms. Jacqueline McDaniel
Mrs. Nera McElhaney
Maria Melancon, RN
Jill Mercado, BSRN
Amanda Meza
Joseph Milano
Preston Miller
Genie Minner
Joy Mitra, PhD
Mrs. Ebony Moore
Ms. Linda W. Moore
Daniel Morales
Leticia Moreno, CST
Doyle Mukalel
Sylvia Munoz, Miah and Lila
Mr. and Mrs. Ramakrishna Narra
In honor of Albina D. Navarro
Hang Nguyen
Paul Nguyen
Raymond Nichols Jr.
Vickie Nicholson 
Ms. Diane L. Onak
Prudence Oppong
Barbara Anne Padgett
Michelle and Joel Parker 
Stephanie Pena*
Paige Perkins, RT(R)
Lisa Pfeffer
Julie T. Pickle
Shirley Poon
Jane Povey
Suzanne Z. Powell, MD
Mrs. Laiesha Price
Eamonn Quigley*
Homer Quintana
Hamida Rajab
Venkat Ravipati
Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Reardon
Julie Rector 
Rebecca E. Redden
Janet Reha, CPXP, MBA
Heather Reinecke
Terri and Ross Reul
Jae Y. Ro
Chaplain Patrick Robinson Sr.
Evelyn Rodriguez
Kimberly Rodriguez
Ms. Vivian Rose
Kevin Rossi
Nupu A. Sabu, RT[R]
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Salazar
Loni Savage, ACNP-BC 
Roberta and Lee Schwartz
Jane Scott, RPh
J. Ann Sewell
Brad and Paula Shaink
Norma Sheridan-Leos
Cindy D. Sherman
Michael Shimp
Shella Shook, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Praveen Sirivolu
Alexandra H. Sizemore
Letha W. Smith*
David and Holly Smoot*
Ms. Nora A. Solis*
Victoria Spurling
Dr. Nathan R. Starke
Maureen and Walter Storie
Rebecca Stripling
Debra Sukin
Glenna and Gordon Swaim
Alicen Swift
Jennifer B. Swing
Touseef Syed
Dayn A. Terrell 
Stephen J. Tertel II 
Meghan Thibeaux, PharmD
Emily and Josh Thiel
Beaula Thomas 
Asha Thomas
Cournety Thomas
Jim Thornby
Timera L. Thornton, CST
Tammie Tillis
Edda Tinis
Ms. Karen M. Toennis
Mr. Alberto Trevino
Susan Truax
N. Vallow
Angela Vargas, BSN, RN, NE-BC, OCN 
Tom Vernon
Amelia Villanueva, BSN, RN 
Judith Villanueva, RN, BSN, CPAN
Andrea Vinson, RT (N)
John Volpi
Mr. and Mrs. Ty Vuong
Lois T. Wade*
Jennifer Wagner, MD 
Georgina Walker
Ms. Carolyn C. Ward
Ms. Zee Watson
Zhubo Wei, PhD
Shalita West
John White
Yvette Whittier
Zena C. Williams, LVN
Cathy and John Williamson
Allison Wilson, PharmD
Kristen Wisniewski
Stephen Wolff MS, RT
Tommy Wong
Ms. Regina A. Woode
Karen L. Woods, MD FASGE, FACG
Dr. Junji Xing
Jason Zalun 
 
*Multiple donations
**As of 6.24.2020