Featured Board Member
CQEC Treasurer Stephanie Gary
Stephanie Gary CPA, MBA currently serves as the Head of Financial Affairs for The Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth where she is responsible for all financial activities of the organization. She previously served as the Manager of Finance and Business Operations for UT Southwesternâ€™s Ancillary Services division.
She is a CPA and received her MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas in December 2015. She completed her undergraduate studies in accounting and business administration at the University of Maryland. She is originally from Silver Spring, MD and moved to Dallas in 2005 where she met her husband and planted her roots.
Stephanieâ€™s personal connection to CQEC is a very unique one. In 2008, she and her husband were faced with the difficult decision to end life support efforts for their newborn son, Caleb. That challenging experience has made her keenly aware of the need to have advance directives and to plan for end-of-life care.
Stephanie and her husband, Kito, now have two beautiful children; Isaiah (6) and Corinne (3). In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys reading, playing board games, movie nights with her kids, playing/watching tennis and salsa dancing.
CQEC Administrative Assistant
Tammy Valentine, M.Div. is a part-time chaplain at Baylor Scott & White All Saints and Texas Health Resources HEB where her duties include helping patients complete advance directives and supporting families as they make difficult end-of-life decisions.
Her role with CQEC is to provide support to the board and help the leadership with events and programs.
She previously served as a United Methodist pastor and had an extensive career as a journalist and publicist before she answered her call to ministry. Tammy continues to write for a a variety of clients on a freelance basis.
In her spare time, Tammy enjoys knitting, reading and geocaching. She lives with her chihuahua, Pico, and cat, Jaspurr.