Duke Coon – Chairman
Duke Coon is a life-long resident of Montgomery County, Texas, the President and CEO of Hadco International, and the Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Conroe, Texas. He has held many managerial positions for business commerce companies and in the U.S. military, and has a strong background in management and financial administration with degrees from both Sam Houston State University and Texas A&M University. He has been a member of the Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) Board of Directors since 2008, serving as chairman previous as well from 2012 through 2015.
Duke stays heavily involved in serving his community through his position on the Conroe City Council and the LSFHC Board of Directors as well as through the Crighton Theatre Foundation, Montgomery County Fair Association, Montgomery County Republican Party and Conroe Noon Lions Club. He is also a proud Veteran of the United States Navy.
Maria Banos-Jordan – Vice-Chair
Maria Banos-Jordan is a native of Houston, Texas and the President and Founder of Texas Familias Council, an organization whose mission is to inspire inclusive communities through focused development guidance. Maria holds a degree in sociology from the University of Houston and has been serving her community for twenty-two years through multiple mental health and community development efforts.
Maria joined the Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) Board of Directors in 2014 and serves both because she believes that integrated healthcare is a primary need for all families, and that it directly impacts the families that she serves through her organization as well as the future of the State of Texas.
Maria lives in Kingwood, Texas with her husband, two children and a British Labrador. Aside from LSFHC, she works with other community organizations such as both Conroe and Splendora Independent School Districts, the Dispute Resolution Center, Lone Star College System, Crisis Assistance Center, Montgomery County Historical Commission and many others. When she isn’t working to better her community, Maria enjoys visiting museums, seeing theatre productions, writing, and supporting her own church as well as other local faith communities.
Rodrigo E. Chaves
Rod Chaves is the Director of Outreach, Dropout Prevention and Health Services for the Conroe Independent School District. He holds a Master’s in Education and has served the education community for twenty years.
Rod joined the Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) Board of Directors in 2004 and provides leadership and guidance from the perspective of a long-time educator. His tireless work for the students of Conroe ISD lends a unique outlook on the organization’s mission, and he continues to serve to provide leadership that will help LSFHC fulfill that mission to provide compassionate, affordable healthcare and prepare tomorrow’s family medicine professionals.
In addition to LSFHC, Rod works with other community organizations including Bridgewood Farms and the Montgomery County United Way. He is a founding member of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber. Rod lives in Conroe with his wife and two children and enjoys travel, fishing, boating, shooting pool and watching sports, especially soccer, in his free time.
Patty Garcia has worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for twenty years where she was hired as a temporary clerk in 1990 and has served in multiple positions on the way to her current role, Director of Human Resources. Patty joined the Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) Board of Directors in 2015 and continues to serve because she believes that LSFHC and the services it provides is an important part of the Montgomery County, Texas community. Patty notes that, while her job keeps her very busy, she makes time to serve LSFHC because she believes in the organization’s mission and wants to support the faculty and staff in their dedication and commitment to quality patient care.
Patty lives in Montgomery, Texas, with her husband, Ernie, and two children, Alyssa and Ernie Jr., as well three beloved family pets- a chihuahua, a labrador mix and a cat. When she has the time to spare, she enjoys yard work, shopping and reading along with quality family time.
Alfredo Hassey is the President of Hassey Investment and Consulting and is active in the Mexican-American community, having moved to the United States from Mexico in 2005. Aside from LSFHC, he also serves community organizations such as Pan America de Mexico, Texaco Mexicana, Mexico-USA Chamber of Commerce, Camara Nacional de la Celulosa y Papel, and Conroe ISD.
Alfredo has been a member of the LSFHC Board of Directors since 2010 and chairs the Board’s Finance Committee. He serves on the Board to help the organization continue to grow and better serve the community of Montgomery County. Living and working as a successful businessman for most of his life in Mexico gives him considerable insight into the needs of the County’s large Hispanic population.
Alfredo has four grown children and enjoys his retirement alongside his wife of 16 years, playing golf, reading and watching sports.
Karen Lonon recently retired after a 35 year career working in special education. She joined the Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) Board of Directors in 2014 and continues to serve because she feels that it is important for everyone to have access to high quality, affordable healthcare. She also volunteers with the Montgomery County Lions Club, FAITH Fighting Cancer in Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Fair Association and is a Montgomery County High School Leo Club Liaison.
She credits an astute physician with her diagnosis of Melanoma, allowing her to get needed treatment and to live as a cancer survivor. In addition, her mother, son and sister are all cancer survivors and her father is living a healthy life after receiving a quadruple bypass at the age of 80. She credits all of this to outstanding healthcare and well trained physicians, motivating her to serve LSFHC and help offer that level of care to her community as well as invest in the education of future physicians and medical professionals.
Karen lives in Montgomery County with her husband, Dennis Fletcher, and enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, dancing and, most importantly, time with her family. Her son, Hunter, lives nearby and is a mortgage banker in Conroe.
Toby Powell, Mayor of the City of Conroe, Texas, has served on the Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) Board of Directors since 2014. Mayor Powell continues to serve because of his belief in the importance of providing quality, affordable healthcare to underserved communities.
Mayor Powell is a life-long resident of Conroe and worked in the construction business in Montgomery County, Texas, for more than 55 years, helping to build the area he now serves in his capacity as Mayor as well as through the LSFHC Board of Directors, Conroe Industrial Board, and multiple other organizations. He has a strong commitment to his community and considers it an honor to serve on the boards that he does because of the people he serves alongside.
Mayor Powell and his wife, Vanessa, live in Conroe and stay close to their five children and many grandchildren. He enjoys traveling when he gets the opportunity and, like any good Texan, is always ready to watch a good football game.
Pastor A.R. Shelton
Pastor Shelton has been the lead pastor at West Tabernacle Church in Conroe for 25 years. He joined the Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) Board of Directors in 2012 and founded an annual Pastor’s Luncheon to reach out to the local faith community and inform other faith leaders about the services that the organization has to offer the community’s families in need.
In addition to his work on the LSFHC Board of Directors, Pastor Shelton in well known in the community for his work with local law enforcement and the judicial system and for his church’s operation of King’s Kitchen, serving free hot meals to elderly and needy weekly.
Don Stocking’s current term on the Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) Board of Directors began in 2015, but he has served since LSFHC’s founding as a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2002. He has negotiated for financing and funding on behalf of the organization and continues to serve because he believes in providing access to healthcare to low income, underserved families.
Don is a retired lawyer and US Army Veteran. He practiced law in Houston, Texas from 1969 until 1978 when he acquired interest in a title company in Conroe. Until his retirement in 2010, he operated the title company, had a private law practice and was a certified Real Estate Law specialist.
Don lives in Conroe, Texas with his wife, Susan. When he isn’t serving in his capacity as a Board Member of LSFHC, Don also serves his church, First United Methodist Church of Conroe, through multiple committee memberships. He enjoys woodworking, golfing with chess with friends. Chess, he says, he is able to continue because he doesn’t mind losing- and because he enjoys the interaction he gets with his opponents.