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Nishant Anand, M.D.

Nishant Anand, M.D.


Memorial Hermann Health System has announced the appointment of Nishant “Shaun” Anand, MD, FACEP, as Physician-in-Chief for MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, effective in June.

Anand most recently served as Chief Medical Officer for Banner Health Network (BHN), a large physician and provider network based in Phoenix.

In his new role, Anand will help lead MHMD, one of the largest physician organizations in the country, with more than 4,000 independent and employed physician members. He also joins the Memorial Hermann Account­able Care Organization (MHACO), recognized as the top-performing Medicare Shared Savings ACO in the country two years in a row.

“With his physician leadership background and keen understanding of clinically-integrated care and population health management, Dr. Anand will be an asset on our executive team,” said executive vice president and CEO of MHMD and MHACO, Chris Lloyd. “He has an outstanding background with demonstrated results and success – including as a practicing physician. We look forward to him joining MHMD and the Memorial Hermann family.”

With BHN, Anand managed the clinical integration initiatives for physician committees that were designed to address care quality across the entire continuum, from acute and post-acute care to telehealth and wellness. He achieved innovative contracts with payers including risk capitation, bundled payment, shared savings and pay-for-performance models. Prior to his CMO role at BHN, Anand served as associate program director of the University of Arizona Emergency Medi­cine Residency Program, in addition to serving as fellowship director for the simulation program. In 2012, he was appointed vice president of Business Development and Care Delivery for Emer­gency Professional Services.

Recognized as an expert in population health, Dr. Anand served on the Cerner Population Health Advisory Board which guides Cerner’s strategy pertaining to population health and data analytics. Most rhttp://fortbendlifestylesandhomes.com/wp-admin/edit.phpecently, he was appointed to serve on the Arizona Governor’s Council for Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

“I am extremely honored to join such a forward-thinking organization, like Memorial Hermann,” Dr. Anand said. “It is a very exciting time to be in healthcare, particularly at Memorial Hermann and specifically a part of MHMD, where the focus on population health and clinically-integrated care is a priority.”

Dr. Anand earned his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Stanford.


Stephanie Houston

Stephanie Houston


Stephanie Houston has been named the principal of Ridgemont Elementary beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Ridgemont Elementary was recently selected as a Fort Bend ISD EDGE campus, which includes a new instructional model of learning and support for staff and students.

“Stephanie is a strong instructional leader whose focus is on helping all students succeed, and we know her experience in improving academic achievement in challenging schools will enable Ridgemont Elementary to excel,” said Dr. Javier Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent.

Houston has 22 years of educational experience, most recently as the principal of Townewest Elementary for the past eight years. Prior to that, she served in Alief ISD as an elementary teacher, math specialist, and assistant principal. Houston spends much of her time developing teachers through professional development sessions in the areas of reading, writing and math.


Solomon Delaney at the Riverstone Crawfish Boil.

Solomon Delaney at the Riverstone Crawfish Boil.


Fort Bend master-planned community Riverstone has hired Solomon Delaney as the community’s new assistant lifestyle director. The southeast Texas native assumed the post in March and is already liaising with residents who are planning events at the community’s 8,000-square-foot clubhouse in The Club at Riverstone recreation complex.

“I love it here at Riverstone,” Delaney said. “It’s way more than I expected. From the residents to the co-workers, they have all welcomed me with open arms.”

Delaney also will assist Riverstone’s lifestyle director, Nick Deacon, in the planning and execution of an extensive calendar of resident-only events, festivals and community service projects.

“The two things that attracted me to this position were the opportunities for event planning and community development,” Delaney said. “It’s something that is second nature to me. It brings joy to me to see people enjoying themselves while meeting others.”

Delaney gained his experience through leadership positions within Stephen F. Austin State University, where he graduated with a degree in business administration, and an internship with Nacogdoches Area United Way. He estimates that he planned more than 200 events during his time at SFA.

“I am privileged to bring all that I’ve learned from SFA to Riverstone,” Delaney said. “I would love to be a resource to the residents. I want them to know that I’ll be here when needed.”


The Sugar Land Skeeters’ new protective gear for the catcher.

The Sugar Land Skeeters’ new protective gear for the catcher.


The Sugar Land Skeeters ballclub has announced that the Atlantic League of Professional Base­ball (ALPB) signed a multi-year equipment partnership with Rawlings Sport­ing Goods by unveiling catchers’ protective equipment featuring original head-to-toe graphics. The dramatic designs feature imagery inspired by core club brand identities, mascots and ballpark communities. They were created by Skye Design Studios of Florham Park, N.J. and will be worn by ALPB catchers during the 2016 season.

All eight ALPB clubs will debut sets of Rawlings’ Velo line of premium catchers’ helmets, chest protectors and shin guards featuring artwork customized for each team. The Sugar Land Skeeters design features a dynamic version of the pesky critter that inspired the club’s mascot, Swatson; the sugar cane indicia reference the community’s once-dominant industry as a sugar cane growing and processing center.

The Skeeters also announced that the club has signed three more players to its roster: RHP Jerry Sullivan, LHP Chris Rearick, and C Wilfredo Rodriguez.

Sullivan, 28, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft from Oral Roberts University. Sullivan has spent six seasons in the minors with the A- Eugene (San Diego), A Fort Wayne (San Diego), A+ (Lake Elsinore), AA San Antonio (San Diego), and AAA El Paso (San Diego). Throughout his minor league career, Sullivan has a career 4.59 ERA with 415 strikeouts in over 490 innings pitched.

Rearick, 28, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 41st round of the 2010 MLB Draft from North Georgia College and State University. Before signing with the Skeeters, he spent six seasons in the minors serving stints with A Bowling Green (Tampa Bay), A+ Charlotte (Tampa Bay), AA Montgomery (Tampa Bay), AA San Antonio (San Diego), and AAA El Paso (San Diego). In over 230 minor league appearances, Rearick holds a career 2.91 ERA with 329 strikeouts in just over 320 innings pitched. Rearick appeared in five games for the San Diego Padres in 2015, striking out four over three innings of work.

Rodriguez, 22, was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 7th round of the 2012 MLB Draft from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. He has spent four seasons in the minors, where he’s played in low A ball, which includes time with A- Tri-City (Colorado), A Asheville (Colorado), and A+ Modesto (Colorado). In the minors, Rodriguez posted a .278 batting average with 232 hits and 111 RBI in over 1,000 plate appearances.



McDonald’s Restaurants of Greater Houston in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston have united in support of the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center: A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston. The organizations teamed up to make a $100,000 donation for the permanent naming rights of the Discovery Center’s “How Are We Alike?” gallery.

Judy Schmid, owner and operator of various Fort Bend McDonald’s locations, along with Debbie Adams, former president of Ronald McDonald Charities, joined forces to come up with the donation.

The “How Are We Alike?” gallery will host rotating cultural exhibits. The gallery’s debut exhibit will be Dragons and Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam through Folktales. Dragons and Fairies will provide a profusion of hands-on, interactive experiences where aspects of modern day life in Vietnam will interweave with centuries-old folktales.

To purchase a tile or make a charitable donation, contact Children’s Museum of Houston Development Director Tracy Golden at 713- 535-7218 or tgolden@cmhouston.org.




Frank Harrison Marsters, III, 66, of Missouri City, passed away on April 30. He was born August 14, 1949 and had his best memories in Fairfield, Texas. Frank is predeceased by his parents, Frank Harrison Marsters, Jr. and Anita “Christine” Watson Marsters. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Platt Marsters. Survivors also include his children, Lindsay Marsters, Frank Marsters IV and wife, Vanessa, and James Marsters and wife, April. Frank’s pride and joy were his 7 grandchildren: Jace and Aubrey Marsters; Cori and Ty Cantu; McKenna, Hannah, and Frank “Harrison” Marsters V.

Frank attended Sam Houston State University. He was president of Marsters Company and a remarkable leader within the Greater Houston Builders Association. He was named Master Builder by the National Association of Home Builders. Frank was honored as a Custom Homebuilder of the Year in 1996, 1998, and 2000 by The Fort Bend Board of Realtors. He showed his care for others by serving as a consultant for The Arc of Fort Bend County. Frank wore many hats within the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and became a lifetime member of this organization, as well as The National Rifle Association. He was proud to be a Son of the Republic of Texas, a Son of the Confederate Veterans, and a Son of the American Revolution.

Hunting and all things outdoors was a passion that Frank passed on to many. He enjoyed sitting around a campfire laughing and telling stories with family and friends, but his most treasured moments were spent with his children and grandchildren at the deer lease.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Arc of Fort Bend County, for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, at arcoffortbend.org.

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