May / June 2014

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/@G'#@8:32'7884 In her current role as Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of DocbookMD, Dr. Haas is helping to solve healthcare communication problems with the HIPAA-secure DocbookMD messaging application for the web, smartphones and tablet devices. She and her husband/business partner, Dr. Tim Gueramy, recognized that it would save time, money and perhaps even lives if doctors had a secure way to send case photos to each other for triage or second opinions. In addition to running a successful technology company, Dr. Haas, an award-winning family physician, is extremely active in leadership roles in the medical community of central Texas. Dr. Haas was drawn to medicine as a way to combine her love of adventure, science and care for the underserved around the world. Always with a focus on international medicine and global health, she served as the Medical Director of an Austin-based nonprofit, The Miracle Foundation, for six years and is currently on their advisory board for a second year. She is also on the advisory board of Libyan Hearts and is serving a second year on the Seton Fund’s “The Fifty.” She is the executive director of a physician-only incubator, Walters Physician Incubator, of which she is also a founding board member. She received a Certificate in Global Mental Health from Harvard in 2011. She has used this training to work in India, Haiti, Libya and all over Texas. Dr. Haas is a person who makes a difference in the world around her.

&6B'*82D;9 After serving as President of Harden Leadership Development Institute at Harden Healthcare, Kim Layton struck out on her own, establishing Treeline Leadership, LLC. She explains that a holistic healing environment is created through a collective and interdisciplinary leadership culture. With the ever-increasing regulatory and reimbursement challenges facing our healthcare delivery system, interdisciplinary leadership skills are even more critical. “My passion has been to serve health care organizations to enact their missions, visions and values through the training and development of their team members and leaders in addition to facilitating our current and future health care team members becoming even better through professional and leadership development.”

/@G'F>@64D698',3134D239 Owner of OBGYN North and recognized three times as Austin’s Best OBGYN by the Austin Birth Awards Committee, Dr. Christina Sebestyen worked tirelessly to give women more birth options within the hospital environment. She believes strongly in certified nurse midwives (CNMs) practicing side-byside with physicians to give women the choice of a variety of natural birth options. She chose to give birth to her two sons with a CNM in a hospital, using hypnobirthing for strength and focus. Her efforts have expanded women’s choices and changed the way many women give birth at NAMC.

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