Driven by a desire to be an excellent center for mental health in our community, the Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas is overseen by a wonderful Board of Directors who volunteer their time, expertise, and resources to ensuring the success of the Center.

Board of Directors 2020

David Teegarden, M.D., President

Steuart Heaton, M.D., Vice-President

Rev. Dr. Stuart Baskin, Past President

Robert Patterson, Treasurer

Tom DeWitt, Secretary

Andrew Adams
Henry Bell, III
Kara Camp

Amy Hayes, Ph.D.
Rabbi Neal Katz
Anwar Khalifa
Tracy Lisner
Robert Patterson
Marjorie Ream RN, MN
Mary Margaret Ryder, RN
Andrew Schmidt, Ph.D.

The Late C.C. Baker, Jr., Founding Board Chairman

This video was made to honor our founding board chair, the late C.C. Baker, Jr.
Each year, the Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas honors people who have contributed to mental health advocacy in our community.
The award is called the C.C. Baker Person of Courage Award.

Past recipients include:

2016 – Mo and Doug McSwane
2017 – Nancy and Robert Patterson
2018 – Sen. Kevin Elitife
2019 – Pam and Tracy Lisner

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