Executive Board


James A. Baker, III, Honorary Chairman, Former Secretary of State

Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, Windsor Village United Methodist Church

Ward Casscells, MD, * Principal Investigator, US Army Disaster Relief & Emergency Med.

Ed Djerejian, Rice U; Former US Ambassador to Syria, Israel

James H. "Red" Duke, MD, Director, Lifeflight, Regional Area Council on Trauma

Richard Ewing, PhD, Texas A&M VP for Research

Ralph Feigin, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Carlos Hamilton, MD, **Vice President and Special Advisor to President, UT Houston Health Science Center

Ken Mattox, MD, Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine; Chief of Surgery and of the Medical Staff , Ben Taub General Hospital 

John Mendelsohn, MD, President, MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Persse, MD, Houston Fire Dept Medical Director

Richard Wainerdi, PhD, President, Texas Medical Center

James T. Willerson, MD, President, UT Houston Health Science Center


**Medical Director 

Defense of Houston was made possible by the Disaster Relief and Emergency Services (DREAMS) program of the US Army based at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Texas A & M University (DoD grant no.DAMD17-98-1-8002). DREAMS physicians and scientists acknowledge with gratitude the vision, leadership, and advice of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Congressmen Tom DeLay, Ken Bentsen, Henry Bonilla, and Kevin Brady.