• May 18, 2022
 University Medical Center Board Elects Henry Gallardo As New Chair

University Medical Center Board Elects Henry Gallardo As New Chair

University Medical Center of El Paso’s Board of Managers this week has elected Henry Gallardo as the new UMC Board of Managers Chair. The Board’s former Chair, Steve DeGroat, was elected Vice Chair by the Board, and Joy Martinez was elected Board Secretary.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve our community in this position,” said Mr. Gallardo. “I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow board members, Jacob Cintron and the amazing people of UMC who are committed to our mission of providing high quality care for all citizens of El Paso county.”

The Board’s outgoing Chair reflected on the Board’s accomplishments and confidence in the leadership of Mr. Gallardo.

“We saw many successes during my time as Board Chair, from the opening of our new clinics to the hiring of Jacob Cintron to lead our hospital,” said Steve DeGroat. “Henry’s experience in our community and ability to lead will benefit our community, our hospital and board tremendously.”

Joy Martinez was reelected as Board Secretary.

Henry Gallardo is the founding partner of Strategic Wealth Advisors in El Paso. Steve DeGroat is owner Lincoln Financial Group. Joy Martinez is owner of an El Paso Chick-fil-A restaurant.

Mr. Gallardo will preside over his first meeting of the Board of Managers on May 8.

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