Governor Abbott Appoints Five To Texas Medical Board

April 17, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sharon J. Barnes, George De Loach, D.O., Robert Gracia, Manuel “Manny” Quinones, Jr., M.D., and David Vanderweide, M.D. to the Texas Medical Board for terms set to expire April 13, 2023. The board regulates the practice of medicine in Texas.

Sharon J. Barnes of Rosharon is a Sr. HR Business Partner at Freeport LNG Development L.P. in Freeport. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Chemical Society and a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County. Additionally, she is a member and board secretary of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Engineers and the CHI Brazosport Regional Health Care Foundation and a board member for the United Way of Brazoria County. Barnes received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration in human resource management from the University of Phoenix.

George De Loach, D.O. of Livingston is a physician and chief of surgery at CHI St. Luke’s Livingston, and owner of Big Thicket Orthopedics. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, Texas Orthopedics Association, and the American Osteopathic Association. De Loach received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Robert Gracia of Richmond is a realtor at Clayton Nash Real Estate. He is a member of the Texas Realtor Association and the National Realtor Association and a life member of the International Police Chief Association. He is the chairman of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Civil Service Commission and a board member of Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. Gracia received a Bachelor of Science in business management from LeTorneau University, a law enforcement certificate from Wharton County Jr. College, and a certificate in real estate from Champions Houston School of Real Estate.

Manuel “Manny” Quinones, Jr., M.D. of San Antonio is a family physician with Health Texas Medical Group of San Antonio. He is a member and former president of Bexar County Medical Society and is currently on their Board of Directors and Board of Ethics. Additionally, he is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Clinical Faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine and has served on multiple local community boards including, The Witte Museum and the American Red Cross. Quinones received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from St. Mary’s University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine.  

David Vanderweide, M.D. of League City is an orthopedic surgeon and president of David G. Vanderweide, M.D., P.A. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, and the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Vanderweide received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine with a residency in orthopedics.