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The strength of The Health Museum is its professional staff. For information about Museum programs or services, call 713-521-1515 and ask for the appropriate staff contact. You will be forwarded accordingly.


John Arcidiacono

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dolores Vasquez

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison


Kathryn Straw

Senior Director Institutional Advancement

Denise De La Garza

Database & Development Manager

Kelly Nugent

Membership & Development Manager

Cyrus Karami

Graphic Designer

Guest Engagement

Becky Seabrook

Senior Director Guest Engagement


Paul Middendorf

Exhibit Coordinator

DeBakey Cell Lab

Dr. Smaranda Fillip

DeBakey Cell Lab Manager

Education & Programming

Kennethia Rideaux

Education Senior Program Manager

Tarren Vielma

Science Educator

Andrea Stromeyer

Science Educator

Gabby Velazquez

Reservation Coordinator

Guest Services

Ursula Jones

Guest Services Senior Program Manager

Gabi Zalamea

Guest Services Assistant Manager

Carol Vartian

Guest Associate

Pat Vassilakidis

Guest Associate

Adrian De La Garza

Guest Associate

Human Resources & Facilities

Mary Heartlein

Senior Director Human Resources & Facilities

Laura Pfister

Facility Rentals & Events Manager

Heber Ajtun

Facilites Technician

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