Board of Directors

Strong leadership for proven solutions.
Dedicated to providing the services and support to bring more aid and mobility to Texans with limb loss.

  • Dr. Demitrios Macris

    Demetrios Macris, M.D.

    Chairman
    A vascular surgeon by profession, Dr. Demetrios Macris sees first-hand how…
  • Daniel Tamez, M.D.

    Vice Chair

    We recognize Dr. Tamez for all his hard work both on and off our board…

  • Phyllis Davenport-Davis, CMPE

    Secretary

    Since 2015, Phyllis has been an invaluable source of help in all areas of the …

  • Kathleen Braunstein

    Treasurer

    Kathie and her husband David own KVB Capital

  • William English, M.D.

    Board Member

    Dr. William English, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in San…

  • Brett Rowe, JD

    Voting Member

    Mr. Rowe is a founding member of Evans, Rowe & Holbrook, P.C. He is board …

  • Paige Rodriguez, MBA

    San Antonio Metro Captain

    Paige Rodriguez has 16 years’ experience in healthcare and is currently …

  • Teresa Johnson, CPA

    Community Advocate

    Teresa Johnson “TJ” – is Senior Vice President, Customer Success…

  • Brandi Vitier, MPA

    Voting Member

    Brandi Vitier leads the Private Banking Group at The Bank of San…

  • Diana Sanchez

    Senior Advisor

    Diane has extensive senior management experience

  • Chelsey Price

    Regulatory Analyst

    Chelsey is a Regulatory Analyst at PlainsCapital Bank

  • Gregory Seiler, FACHE

    Voting Member

    Gregory A. (Greg) Seiler serves as Chief Executive Officer for Metropolitan…

Dr. Demitrios Macris

Demetrios Macris, M.D.

Chairman

A vascular surgeon by profession, Dr. Demetrios Macris sees first-hand how amputations and the lack of funding for prosthesis impact the lives of amputees, their family members and the community as a whole.  That is why Dr. Macris founded The Prosthetic Foundation and currently serves as our board president.  “The reason we exist is to provide a bridge between underserved amputees and the necessary funding.”

Daniel Tamez, M.D.

Vice Chair

We recognize Dr. Tamez for all his hard work both on and off our board. Dr. Tamez has been with us since 2014. He is vital to our Board, and we are so fortunate for his contributions and expertise in understanding the struggles our amputees face each day. Thank you Dr. Tamez for your dedication to our Foundation!

Phyllis Davenport-Davis, CMPE

Secretary

Phyllis Davenport-Davis works as an Administrator at Peripheral Vascular Associates.

She is responsible for the overall administration of Medical Management Services. Through her career she has specialized in many areas to include operations, practice management, contracting and enhanced physician relations.

In 2018 she was awarded Practice Manager of the Year. Since 2015, Phyllis has been an invaluable source of help in all areas of the Foundation. Whether it’s spearheading fundraising initiatives or working after hours to help organizational needs, Phyllis has done it all. We are immensely grateful for her hardworking contribution as a board member and friend of the Foundation. 

Kathleen Braunstein

Treasurer

Kathie and her husband David own KVB Capital, a Portfolio Management Company.

Kathie’s previous work experience has been in insurance company management including experience with Property and Casualty both at USAA and Trinity Universal Insurance Company, Annuity and Retirement Plan experience with Great American Reserve, and Medical Plan experience with Health Administration Services.

Kathie devoted time, energy, and experience to a number of philanthropic organizations.

Most recently as a member of the San Antonio Amputee Support Group where she supports the group‘s fundraising projects. She also is a peer visitor. At Holy Trinity Catholic Church, she participates in the Nursing Home outreach.

In Odessa, Texas Kathie was on the board of the ABLE Center for Independent Living. She also was Treasurer. With the ABLE organization, we worked with the Texas Ramp Project raising funds and building ramps for ABLE clients in need. Kathie served as President of the West Texas Amputee Support Group. At St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Kathie was on the Finance Council.

Early on Kathie was both a cub scout and boy scout leader for her two boys Michael and Steven who are Eagle Scouts.

Kathie is a University of Missouri Business School graduate and is welcomed to work with The Prosthetic Foundation.

William English, M.D.

Board Member

Dr. William English, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. William English did his medical training and residency at the University of Mississippi in 1997.

He attended Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina for his fellowship in vascular surgery.

In his spare time, he enjoys working with automobiles, goes mountain biking and favors the San Francisco Giants.

Seeing many cases of  limb loss and severe vascular disease, he has dedicated time to the techniques for preventing amputation. He is proud to serve in these capacities and continue to save lives.

Brett Rowe, JD

Voting Member

Mr. Rowe is a founding member of Evans, Rowe & Holbrook, P.C. He is board certified in personal injury trial law and has been listed for several years in Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in San Antonio. He specializes in defense of medical malpractice and general negligence claims.

Mr. Rowe has been a dedicated member of our Board since 2014 and has contributed to the vision of The Prosthetic Foundation.

Mr. Rowe was a magna cum laude graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was also elected to admission in the American Board of Trial Advocates.   His avocation is playing trumpet in the Court Jesters (San Antonio’s band of lawyers) and at Community Bible Church.

Paige Rodriguez, MBA

San Antonio Metro Captain

Paige Rodriguez has 16 years’ experience in healthcare and is currently the Associate Vice President of Physician and Provider Relations with Methodist Healthcare.
She holds a master’s in business administration from The University of Texas at Tyler and a bachelor’s in public relations from The University of Texas at Austin.
Working in hospital systems in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas, she has seen the consequences of uninsured and underinsured in Texas.
She is honored to be part of the Prosthetic Foundation that gives hope back to those in need. Paige is married and has three children to whom she emphasizes the values of compassion, treating everyone with respect, speaking out for those without a voice, and giving back to those less fortunate.

Teresa Johnson, CPA

Community Advocate

Teresa Johnson “TJ” – is  the current CEO at DTS Consulting.  In this role, TJ leads the organization in driving a systematic, continuous improvement culture with the goal of increasing and maximizing customer satisfaction through relentless efforts to provide better products and service. 

She recently assumed the leadership of Quality and Regulatory and has built a transformation plan that will improve speed to market, employee willingness to recommend along with driving efficiency and effectiveness in these two critical areas. 

Prior to this, she served as Vice President, Franchise Leader – Post Acute, where she led Acelity’s largest franchise for wound care outside the hospital setting.  TJ has spent over a decade serving in diverse roles at KCI: sales, marketing, operations and finance.  TJ has also been a CPA, and spent several years in public accounting.

Brandi Vitier, MPA

Voting Member

Brandi Vitier leads the Private Banking Group at The Bank of San Antonio. Brandi specializes in providing banking for healthcare professionals and high net worth individuals.

Brandi has two decades of experience in banking. Prior to heading up the Private Banking division for The Bank of San Antonio, Brandi earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has three children, Liam 21, Chloe 15, and Luca 3.
“TPF is a great source of inspiration and I am so moved by the altruism that the Physicians display daily to effect change in their patients’ lives.”

Diana Sanchez

Senior Advisor

Diane has extensive senior management experience in strategic partnerships, change management, acquisitions, and market entry engaging transformational technology and innovation.

She has directed business in 20+ countries in the Americas with pan-regional responsibility and has also played key leadership roles in transforming Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT) infrastructure in the Americas Region.

She has held positions to include: President and CEO, Telefonica USA; President and CEO, Global Crossing Latin America; President, Terremark Americas Region and SVP, Alcatel Lucent, Latin America. Diane most recently served as an Independent Director working with Partners Group’s portfolio company, Seabras1. She served as a Board Director for Mozido, Inc., providing mobile financial services to the unbanked and underbanked in the Americas Region and an Operating Partner with TriCap Partners.

Active in the community, her activities center on education, healthcare, entrepreneurship, and the disenfranchised.

Serving on the Board of TriCities National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), she co-chairs the NACD San Antonio Chapter. Diane serves on the Board of UNWomen USA, Miami to promote social, economic and political equality for women and girls. She served as the CEO for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of the Social and Health Research Center, (SAHRC), committed to the social and health well-being of populations at risk. Recognized for commitment to education, Diane was named to the Board of the National Latino Education Research Agenda Project (NLERAP) and served five years building dialogue concerning the education crisis confronting Latino communities. She founded Micro:SA dedicated to the resurgence of micro businesses in San Antonio.

Chelsey Price

Regulatory Analyst

Chelsey is a Regulatory Analyst at PlainsCapital Bank in Lubbock, Texas. She founded the West Texas Chapter for Canine Companions for Independence and has facilitated new donors, puppy raisers and recipients while managing the small group of officers.

She is familiar with systems designed to “help” individuals with disabilities, such as DARS and other agencies in West Texas.

Chelsey is a bilateral below the knee amputee. Providing financial assistance and aftercare for prosthetics is a cause close to her heart. She knows firsthand how prosthetics help gain financial and physical independence as well as the confidence to do things on her own. She saw the emotional and physical benefits, completed college, bought a house and became independent.

She is a great addition to The Prosthetic Foundation and looks forward to sharing her experiences and vision with the team.

Gregory Seiler, FACHE

Voting Member

Gregory A. (Greg) Seiler serves as Chief Executive Officer for Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital and downtown San Antonio.

A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Seiler and holds a Master of Science degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University and a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University. He has served as CEO of the  acute care hospital since 2012.  Under Seiler’s leadership, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital has grown to be the third largest hospital in San Antonio and is regarded as one of the best in the area for quality and safety with a stable workforce and high performing leadership team.

Seiler’s continued commitment to patient safety led Metropolitan Methodist Hospital to earn The Leapfrog Group designation as Top General Hospital for Patient Safety in 2017.

Seiler has been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as a 2017 C-Suite Award Winner.

His community involvement includes serving as co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Gala in 2016 and as chairman of the March of Dimes Walk for Babies in 2012 and 2015.  Since 2014, he has served as a member of the Board of the Tobin Hill Community Association.

Seiler and his wife of 28 years, Donna, have two children, Reagan and Whitney.  Seiler’s pastimes are running, cooking, reading and travel.

 

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