The Woodlands Business October 2016
MONICA MARTINEZ JOINS MHMG THE WOODLANDS
Family medicine physician Monica Martinez, M.D., has joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group The Woodlands.
Martinez graduated from Texas A&M Health Science Center and completed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency in Houston. She sees patients ages newborn and up, providing focused care for a number of illness including diabetes and hypertension. Martinez’ clinical interests include working with special needs patients as well as treating alcohol addiction.
Martinez joins Certified Physician Assistant Larry Long, MPAS, PA-C, as part of Memorial Hermann Medical Group The Woodlands. She is now seeing patients at 9305 Pinecroft, Suite 101. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 713-897-7500.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK SHIFTS LEADERSHIP
Montgomery County Food Bank (MCFB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darlene Underwood to Chief Operating Officer. Underwood will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the organization as it continues to further push sustainable growth and reach more neighbors in need.
Underwood anticipates that these changes will translate into the strategic refocusing of resources, streamlining of processes and overall advancement of the Food Bank’s important mission; feeding the food insecure of Montgomery County.
“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to lead the MCFB and be a part of this dynamic organization,” Underwood said. “Having joined the organization over two years ago, we have experienced tremendous growth and advancements which have had a positive impact on our community. I look forward to continuing that progress and outreach as we work with other community leaders to fight hunger in Montgomery County.”
For more information, to book a tour or volunteer, visit mcfoodbank.org.
THE WOODLANDS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES LINDA HEAD AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Linda Leto Head as the Chairman of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 year.
Head is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Education and Corporate Partnerships at Lone Star College System (LSCS).
“We are thrilled to have Linda as our Chairman of the Board,” said J.J. Hollie, President & CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. “Her regional scope and expertise will be a valuable asset to The Chamber.”
As the Associate Vice Chancellor, Head oversees the Lone Star Corporate College customized training solutions, associate degree and workforce certificate programs, ESL, GED, WIOA & Perkins funding, professional development seminars and more than 30,000 square feet of conference space and catering services. Her responsibilities in Houston cover related activities at six college campuses.
Head serves in leadership roles in various professional, community, state and national organizations. She was appointed in 2010 to the state of Texas Governor’s Advisory Council for Economic Stakeholders and is past-president for the National Association for Continuing Education and Training.
WOODFOREST TOUTS SEPTEMBER SHOWCASE TOUR
Stunning home design trends are on display this September during Woodforest’s month-long showcase of homes. Visitors can see the latest fashions for flooring, kitchens, wall coverings and more in 30 featured model homes — many of which have opened this year. As an added bonus, visitors will be able to register to win a $1,000 gift card to Crate & Barrel to jumpstart their own design evolution.
“We are seeing new colors, new treatments in flooring and certainly widely creative wall hangings and accent pieces in our most recently opened models, so there will be plenty to feast your eyes on,” said Virgil Yoakum, general manager of Woodforest. “And for the people who are looking to buy, builders will have a wealth of money-saving incentives just for the showcase.”
Thirty models of townhomes, patio homes and executive homes will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Also included on the tour will be model homes in Bonterra at Woodforest, a neighborhood designed specifically for adults ages 55 and older. Maps of the models will be available at the Woodforest Homefinder Lodge, 101 Elk Trace Parkway. Visitors can register for the $1,000 giveaway there.
Builders have opened nine model homes in Woodforest so far this year. Thirteen well-known builders offer home designs in the development priced from the $190,000s, and nine custom home builders offer estate home designs priced into the millions. Two of the custom builders have begun work on showcase homes that will open in the Pine Island neighborhood next year. For more information, visit woodforesttx.com.