Memorial proudly presents Foundation board members
The Nacogdoches Memorial Foundation was established to promote community awareness of the hospital and to secure and manage financial support. At the center of the foundation are four board members, each coming from a different background and offering valuable experience for the program.
Joe Max Green - Working as a board member is no new experience for Joe Max, president emeritus of BancorpSouth Insurance Services. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Green also served on the SFA Board of Regents, presiding as chairman in 2008. A member of a variety of organizations, including the SFA Foundation, Green was inducted into the Stephen F. Austin Hall of Honor and received a number of other prestigious awards, including the SFA Distinguished Alumni Award, the Rotary Paul Harris Award, the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award and the International Business Achievement Award from Beta Gamma Sigma.
Jennifer Criss Montes, D.D.S. - The pediatric dentist graduated from Stephen F. Austin, before she attended dental school at U.T. Health Science in San Antonio and Baylor College of Dentistry at TAMU. Her aim is to maintain a child-focused and parent-friendly pediatric dental office in Nacogdoches. She has been awarded several honors, such as America’s Top Dentist (2012-2015), Top Dentist by Texas Monthly (2009 and 2015), and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (2007). Aside from her stellar dental career, Montes has served on multiple boards and committees in the community including Piney Woods Area Health Education Council, Harold’s House Child Advocacy Center, and Stephen F. Austin Foundation. Montes is a past board member for Nacogdoches Boys & Girls Club as well as Nacogdoches Junior Forum. She is a graduate of Leadership Nacogdoches.
Reba Jane Murphey Gayler - Reba Jane has been a part of the Nacogdoches community her whole life, including graduating from Nacogdoches High School and Stephen F. Austin. Gayler is the daughter of the late Bob and Nada Murphey. She is actively involved in the community, including serving on the Advisory Board of Bancorp South, a former board member for Christian Women’s Job Corps, and volunteers with P.A.L. (Parks Advocacy League) to bring awareness and upgrades to our local parks. Reba Jane was honored to have been asked to serve on the Memorial Foundation Board; her father was a dedicated supporter of the hospital and her mother served as a volunteer “Pink lady.”
Greg Williams - Greg graduated from Nacogdoches High School and Stephen F. Austin, and currently holds a position as vice president at Bancorp South. Williams is also an experienced board member, including serving as vice president for the Charles and Lois Marie Bright Foundation and as a member of the board for the local Habitat for Humanity. Williams also attends the First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, functioning as a member of the budget and finance committee. He is a Leadership Nacogdoches graduate.
The Foundation is grateful to have these four devoted individuals to serve on the Board. Their dedication is distinct, and their devotion to the hospital and the community is shown through their service on the Foundation Board.