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Houston hero honored at mental health luncheon in River Oaks as TV news anchor and doctors look on

Houston hero honored at mental health luncheon in River Oaks

Stephanie Smith, from left, Pam Holm and Polly Bowden at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Stephanie Smith, from left, Pam Holm and Polly Bowden. Courtesy photo
Nancy and Jim Gordon, with Matt Gordon, Ryan Gordon and Scott Gordon
Matt Gordon, from left, Nancy and Jim Gordon, Ryan Gordon and Scott Gordon. Courtesy photo
Dr. Peter Jensen, left, and Dr. Oscar Bukstein at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Dr. Peter Jensen, left, and Dr. Oscar Bukstein. Courtesy photo
Julia Lovett, from left, Pam Lovett and Geraldina Wise at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Julia Lovett, from left, Pam Lovett and Geraldina Wise. Courtesy photo
Suzann Richardson, left, and Kathleen Jennings at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Suzann Richardson, left, and Kathleen Jennings. Courtesy photo
Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger. Courtesy photo
Jim Henderson, from left, Susie Distefano and Dr. Anette Edens at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Jim Henderson, from left, Susie Distefano and Dr. Anette Edens. Courtesy photo
Melanie Lawson at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Melanie Lawson. Courtesy photo
Jenifer Jarriel and Mark Wallace at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Jenifer Jarriel and Mark Wallace. Courtesy photo
Emily Perry, left, and Pam Brasseux at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Emily Perry, left, and Pam Brasseux. Courtesy photo
Audrey Cochran, left, and Valerie Dieterich at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Audrey Cochran, left, and Valerie Dieterich. Courtesy photo
Stephanie Smith, from left, Pam Holm and Polly Bowden at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Nancy and Jim Gordon, with Matt Gordon, Ryan Gordon and Scott Gordon
Dr. Peter Jensen, left, and Dr. Oscar Bukstein at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Julia Lovett, from left, Pam Lovett and Geraldina Wise at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Suzann Richardson, left, and Kathleen Jennings at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Jim Henderson, from left, Susie Distefano and Dr. Anette Edens at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Melanie Lawson at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Jenifer Jarriel and Mark Wallace at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Emily Perry, left, and Pam Brasseux at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014
Audrey Cochran, left, and Valerie Dieterich at the DePelchin Children's Center luncheon April 2014

What: DePelchin Children's Center annual spring luncheon.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Civic leader extraordinaire Nancy Gordon was honored as a Houston hero not only for her long terms as trustee for Texas Children's Hospital and for TIRR Foundation but also for her on-going advocacy for children's health. Former City Councilwoman Pam Holm chaired the luncheon committee comprised of Polly Bowden, Flo McGee and Stephanie Smith. Guest speaker was Dr. Peter Jensen, president and CEO of the REACH Institute (Resource for Advancing Children’s Health) and a leading expert on ADHD.

Proceeds from the luncheon will support DePelchin's mental health, foster care, adoption and parent education programs. KTRK Channel 13 news anchor Melanie Lawson served as emcee.

Who:  DePelchin medical director Dr. Oscar Bukstein, Texas Children's CEO Mark Wallace, Emily and Holcombe Crosswell, Connelly McGreevy, Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger, Janet Cockrell, Judy Tate, Nicole Katz, Kathleen Jennings and Audrey Cochran. Also applauding the accomplishments of Nancy Gordon were her husband, Jim Gordon, and their three grown sons — Matt, Ryan and Scott.

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