El Centro’s 16th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon

On behalf of all of us at El Centro and the Board of Directors, we would like to thank all our sponsors and friends of El Centro for their support of our 16th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon. Your generous contribution is making a difference in the lives of those we serve in Houston’s East End community.

Making a Difference Honorees

Sippi Khurana, M.D.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka


 Kelli Cohen Fein, M.D

Barbara Van Postman

Honorary Chairpersons

Leisa Holland Bowman

Leila Perrin

Guest Speakers

Dr. Bob Sanborn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children At Risk

Christy Serrano, Program Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation

Thank You Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Dr. Sippi Khurana

Lead Healthcare Sponsor

Healthy Family Sponsor

Healthy Child Sponsor

• Houston Pilots
• Marek Family Foundation
• Melinda Hildebrand

Healthy Life Sponsor

• Leisa Holland Bowman and Leila Perrin
• Community Health Choice
• Kellie Cohen Fein, M.D, and Barbara Van Postman
• Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
• The Mir Family
• The Morales Memorial Foundation
• Silver Eagle Beverages – San Antonio
• University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
• Wild Blue Health Solutions

Contributing Sponsor

• AAMA/Daisy Morales and Adolfo Melara
• Family Solutions International/Mary Fusillo
• Melissa A. Fisher
• HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast
• Tom and Debra Perich
• TPC Group
• Margaret Alkek Williams

Friends of El Centro

• John Steven Cisneros
• Lesha and Tom Elsenbrook
• German Ilbanez
• Nancy Mercado and Mike Lopez
• Lupe Mireles
• Dr. Susan Snider Osterberg
• Carol Paret
• Betty and Jess B. Tutor

Special Thanks

• Francisco + Co
• Hotel ZaZa Houston