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Panel Session Bios

Join us for President Denise Trauth’s welcome remarks at 2:30, immediately preceding the panel discussion.

Anthony Stahl, PhD, Panelist Ceo, Central Texas Medical Center

Anthony Stahl, Ph.D., Panelist
CEO, Central Texas Medical Center

Dr. Anthony Stahl has served as chief executive officer for CTMC in San Marcos, Texas, since October 2015. Dr. Stahl began his health care management career in 2006 as HR and Marketing Director at Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in California. He joined Adventist Health System’s Florida Hospital Heartland Division in 2010 as executive director of HR and organizational development and was promoted to vice president of support and ancillary services in 2011. In 2012, he took a position as administrator for Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center-Lake Placid and vice president for the Florida Hospital Heartland Sebring and Wauchula campuses.

Prior to joining health care, Dr. Stahl served in various roles, including executive director and bureau chief for Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) in Maryland, Nicaragua, and Peru. He holds a doctorate in leadership, a Master of Science in administration from Andrews University, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Walla Walla College. Dr. Stahl is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, as well as a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. His hobbies include playing basketball and racquetball and traveling with his wife of 21 years, Karina, and their two teenage sons.


Earl Maxwell

Earl Maxwell, Panelist
CEO, St. David’s Foundation

Earl Maxwell has served as CEO of St. David’s Foundation since 2007. The Foundation believes good health returns great benefits and is focused on investing in a healthy community.

Prior to stepping into the St. David’s role, Mr. Maxwell was founding partner of Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP, Austin’s largest locally owned and managed accounting and consulting firm. His experience building Maxwell Locke & Ritter led him to author a book, Service Prosperity and Sanity -- Positioning the Professional Service Firm for the Future. He also has more than three decades of experience in public accounting, including 14 years with Deloitte & Touche and its predecessor, Deloitte Haskins & Sells.

Mr. Maxwell grew up in Houston and attended the University of Houston, receiving a Bachelor of Business in accounting in 1976.

Mr. Maxwell’s philosophy of balancing work, life and serving the community is instilled in the culture of the Foundation. His community work supports various educational and health and human services programs. His family includes his wife, Anita, sons Robby and his wife Danielle, Sam and his wife Cat, as well as a grandson, Atticus. On the weekends, he can often be found wade fishing in Port Aransas or gardening in his backyard, two of his passions.


Dr. Olvera

Rene L. Olvera, M.D., M.P.H., Panelist
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Dr. Rene Olvera graduated from Harvard University with a major in biology. He completed his medical degree and his psychiatry residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He then completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at UTHSCSA. In 1995 he joined the faculty in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In 1996 Dr. Olvera received a Faculty Development Award from the Department of Health and Resource Service Administration and the UTHSCSA Hispanic Center of Excellence. This award allowed Dr. Olvera to obtain a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health-San Antonio campus, in 1999.

Dr. Olvera divides his time between administration, research, clinical practice research, and teaching. His primary research focus is on integrating the clinical expression of mood disorders with potential biomarkers of risk ascertained and moderated by genetic risk, neuroimaging, inflammation, obesity and stress.

Dr. Olvera has a busy clinical practice within the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, and Clarity Child Guidance Center. While Dr. Olvera does not practice psychotherapy, he collaborates with several psychologists in the department as well as therapists in the community.


Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie, Ph.D., Panelist
Vice President, Academics & Research, Seton Healthcare Family

Ryan Leslie is Vice President of Academics & Research at the Seton Healthcare Family. He oversees Seton’s academic and research enterprise operations and works closely with The University of Texas and Dell Medical School to align the institutions’ strategies for improving health care delivery and patient outcomes and experience. He also chairs the effort to build national research capabilities across Ascension Health, Seton's parent organization, and the largest non-profit health system in the US.

Prior to joining Seton, Dr. Leslie spent 10 years as a consultant helping organizations conduct advanced analyses and build analytical capabilities. As a researcher, he studied how diagnosis-based risk adjustment models could be used to understand the costs of care for Central Texas’s medically indigent population.

Dr. Leslie holds three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, including a B.B.A. in management information systems and a Ph.D. in health economics and outcomes research.


Dr. Gene Bourgeois

Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Panelist
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs, Texas State University

Dr. Gene Bourgeois has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas State University since 2011. As the university’s chief academic officer, he is responsible for the administration and oversight of the quality of the university’s academic instructional and research programs, and for the coordination of the university’s administrative and support functions central to its academic mission.

Integral to his role as Provost, he actively supports economic development and quality of life efforts for San Marcos and the central Texas region, including civic work with the Greater San Marcos Partnership, San Marcos Economic Development Board, and E3 Alliance, in addition to initiatives associated with the university’s academic units and its Science, Technology and Advanced Research Park and business incubator.

Dr. Bourgeois earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Louisiana State University, and the degree of Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge. He joined Texas State University as an assistant professor of history in 1990 and was promoted to professor in 2004. His publications include books and articles on sixteenth-century English history.


Walter E. Horton Jr

Walter E. Horton Jr, Ph.D., Panel Moderator
Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs and Chief Research Officer, Texas State University

Prior to joining Texas State, Dr. Horton served as the Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Horton has an outstanding reputation as a scientist and scholar working in the area of arthritis research. He has served as a full member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Skeletal Biology Development and Disease study section and currently serves on NIH review panels focused on commercializing research findings. Dr. Horton began his career working in drug discovery for Eli Lilly and Company and then led an intramural research program at the National Institute on Aging, NIH.

Dr. Horton earned his B.Sc. in zoology, cum laude, from Kent State University and his Ph.D. in anatomy and cell biology from the University of Cincinnati. He was awarded a National Research Service postdoctoral fellowship from the NIH in the area of molecular biology.