MHM Elects Legacy to Chair Board of Directors


San Antonio, TX – Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM)—the largest private funding source for healthcare services to the uninsured and under-served in South Texas and half owner of the Methodist Healthcare System, is proud to announce the Board of Directors has elected Mr. Scott Bryan to serve as Chair.

Bryan has served on the MHM Board of Directors since 2003, however, he and his family have a long and rich history of service to the organization, beginning with his father, the late Richard “Dick” Bryan who also served as Chair during his service to MHM.

“We are extremely proud to welcome Scott as Chair. I was privileged to serve under Dick Bryan’s leadership, and the example he set for us,” reflects Kevin C. Moriarty, MHM president and chief executive officer. “Like his father, Scott has demonstrated extraordinary leadership. From his role as Treasurer to Senior Vice Chair on the Board, Scott has helped to shape MHM into the organization we are today. Scott’s leadership will be invaluable as we navigate the challenges Texas is sure to face as it struggles to adapt to federal healthcare reform initiatives.”

In addition to serving as Chair, Mr. Bryan serves as an account representative at HOLT CAT San Antonio and is an active member at the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church.

Mr. Bryan thanked Richard “Dick” Gilby for his leadership as the out-going chairman of the board as he accepted the ceremonial gavel during the annual board of directors meeting which took place June 27. “Dick Gilby led this Board and MHM to unprecedented heights. The strength and vitality of this organization is in large part, a product of Dick’s leadership. I am extremely grateful to him and all the members of this board for their service to MHM. I am humbled to assume a position I know my father was proud to fulfill.”

The MHM board of directors also elected new board officers at the June meeting: Darrell Frank Smith elected as senior vice chair; Paula Larson, M.D. of South Texas Pathology Associates elected as vice chair; George Ricks of DOCUmation, Inc. elected as vice chair; Shirley S. Watkins, community volunteer elected as secretary; and Alice H. Gannon of USAA elected as treasurer.

About Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. The mission of the organization is “Serving Humanity to Honor God,” by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church.