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Interfaith Community Clinic Welcomes Leadership & Medical Services Staff Addition

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Interfaith Community Clinic is pleased to announce new leadership, welcoming long-time clinic volunteer, Dr. William Surber as its new Medical Director. Dr. Surber replaces former Medical Director, Dr. Jack Lesch, who retired in May after serving the clinic for more than 19 years.

(l-r) Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands, Dr. William Surber, Medical Director, Sharon Denney, Nurse Practitioner, and Anita Phillips, Director of Operations

Dr. Surber brings more than 20 years of experience to the director level position. After retiring from his private practice in Paris, Texas, he moved to The Woodlands in order to be closer to his children and grandchildren and he joined the clinic as a volunteer in 2013.  As Medical Director, Dr. Surber will be seeing patients two mornings per week and overseeing the entire clinical program. “Dr. Surber’s experience, compassion, and love for community makes him a perfect fit to help lead the Clinic into the next generation of patient care,” says Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith Community Clinic. “He is forward thinking and has a heart to serve all in need. We are grateful to have his leadership.”


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Additionally, the Clinic announced a new position, Nurse Practitioner, to be added to the clinicians serving patients. Sharon Denney recently accepted the position as the Clinic’s new Nurse Practitioner. Denney, who is a graduate of the University of Texas where she received her Master of Science in Nursing, has accepted the position. Denney has worked at the Clinic for over a year and will be providing medical services two and a half days per week in her new role. She will be seeing patients for general wellness needs as well as women’s health care.

The Interfaith Community Clinic opened its doors in 1996 to meet the medical needs of the uninsured population. As the needs of the community have grown, so have the services offered at the clinic. Today, the clinic continues to provide quality basic medical and dental care, counseling, and patient services to individuals in need. A volunteer staff of licensed physicians, nurses, medical providers, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, as well as translators and support personnel work together to provide patient care. Programs are provided free of charge and are funded by the generous financial support of grants, faith-based organizations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals.  For more information on the Interfaith Community Clinic, or to volunteer, please call 281-364-7889 or visit