Board of Directors

Ayse McCracken, CPA MBA

Ayse McCracken, CPA MBA

President of eNNOVATE Health Ventures LLC, Advisor TMCx and Investor

Ayse McCracken, CPA MBA  is the President of eNNOVATE Health Ventures LLC in Houston, Texas.  After serving three decades as a senior executive in venture backed companies and some of the country’s most prominent healthcare systems, she now focuses her knowledge and energy on businesses seeking to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare.  Ayse serves as an advisor at TMCx, a board member of nationally recognized nonprofit BakerRipley, a member of NACD and is the founding board member of Ignite Healthcare Network.
Cheryl Stavins, RN

Cheryl Stavins, RN

President of CLS Consulting, Advisor TMCx and Investor

Cheryl Stavins, RN, MSN, FACHE served as Sr. Vice President at Texas Children’s Hospital creating new initiatives and overseeing Ambulatory Care, International Outreach, the Cancer Center and multiple other departments.  Her 30+ years in healthcare leading the development of improved patient experience and  innovative solutions to care delivery opened the door to consulting opportunities both nationally and internationally.  Currently, Cheryl serves on the Board of Ignite Healthcare Network and co-chairs its annual Fire Pitch competition providing mentorship and supporting innovative healthcare technologies.

Patricia Gail Bray, PhD

Patricia Gail Bray, PhD

President of Westlake Health Consulting in Houston and founding Director of the BridgeUp Center at The Menninger Clinic

Patricia Gail Bray, PhD is the President of Westlake Health Consulting in Houston, Texas.  She is also the founding Director of the BridgeUp Center at The Menninger Clinic and holds an adjunct appointment at UTHealth’s School of Public Health, where she co-taught Leadership in Public Health.  Invested in continued leadership in health, Gail co-created the Center for Collaborative Leadership at St. Luke’s and is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum, Medical Class II. Gail also serves on the Board of Ignite Healthcare Network and is a co-chairs for its annual Fire Pitch competition providing mentor-ship and supporting innovative healthcare technologies.
Kelli Newman, APR

Kelli Newman, APR

President, Newman & Newman, Inc.

Kelli Newman, APR, is President of the Houston-based communication strategies firm, Newman & Newman, where she leads a talented team of professionals dedicated to advancing the success of purpose-driven clients. Her work centers on formulation of messaging strategies and development of award-winning marketing tools. Her work has received numerous awards, including the Grand Excalibur, PRSA Houston’s highest recognition of professional standards. In addition to her responsibilities with Newman & Newman, Kelli is an instructor for Rice University’s Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) program, teaching Marketing and Public Relations.  

Myra Davis

Myra Davis

Texas Children’s Hospital Senior Vice President / Chief Information and Innovation Officer

Myra Davis serves as both Chief Innovation and Information Officer as well as SVP of Texas Children’s Hospital, an internationally respected provider of pediatric and women’s health care services, research center and the teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to leading an IT organization of 520, she heads the hospital’s newly established, multi-disciplinary Innovation Hub. Honored as the 2019 Winner of the Houston CIO of the Year for the non-profit sector, and by Health Data Management magazine as one of “The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT,” Myra is known nationwide for her success in collaborating with senior business executives as well as her skills in team building, coaching, mentorship and negotiating partnerships.