Staff

Scott Alarcón

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Alarcón began his career with Georgetown Hospital in 1999. He then held several progressively responsible management roles culminating with his promotion to Chief Operating Officer of Georgetown Hospital in early 2006. He then transitioned to the Georgetown Health Foundation in late 2007 as its Chief Operating Officer and became the foundation’s Chief Executive Officer in 2009. A lifelong Williamson County resident, Alarcón received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Masters in Health Services Management from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He also holds the designation of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer.

He has served in a number of leadership positions for local civic organizations and has been instrumental in the expansion and implementation of innovative projects in support of health care and education throughout Central Texas. Currently, he is a member of the St. David’s HealthCare Board of Governors, Board President for the Georgetown Independent School District Board of Trustees, Member of the Austin Area Research Organization, Board Member for Lone Star Circle of Care, Board Member for STARRY and Board Member for The Caring Place. Alarcón has also served as the Past Treasurer of the Lone Star Circle of Care Board of Directors, Past Chairman of the Texas Life-Science Collaboration Center Board of Directors, a past member of the Executive Committee for The Georgetown Caring Place Board of Directors, past Member of the Executive Committee for The Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown Board of Directors, Past President of the Central Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, past Member of the Executive Committee for the Georgetown Partners in Education (P.I.E.) Board of Directors and past Board Member of The Locker.

He is a long-time supporter of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and served as its Chairman of the Board in 2006. Additionally, he has participated on the Texas Hospital Association’s Council on Policy Development and its Leadership Development Council.

In 2005, Alarcón was recognized with the Lone Star Regent’s Early Careerist Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2006, he received the Healthcare Cornerstone Award from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and in 2012 he was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2013, he was named the Citizen of the Year by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.

Scott and his wife Gretchen reside in Georgetown and are the parents to Greyson, Landon, Trevor and Kaden. They are actively involved in First Baptist Church Georgetown.

Sam Schultz

Chief Financial Officer

Sam Schultz has 25 years of experience in accounting, the past 15 in the healthcare environment. He received his Accounting degree from the University of South Dakota. He served as Controller of Georgetown Hospital and Georgetown Healthcare System for seven years prior to assuming his responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer of Georgetown Health Foundation
in 2007.

He is a graduate of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Georgetown” program. Mr. Schultz is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration (TAHFA). He is involved in other local organizations, including Lone Star Circle of Care and Ride on Center for Kids (ROCK). He and his wife, Julie, are parents of 3 children. They make their home in Round Rock where they are both active volunteers in the Round Rock Independent School District.

Suzanna Pukys

Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy

Suzy Pukys began her nonprofit career in Georgetown in 2002 at The Georgetown Project, a child and youth advocacy organization. In 2004, she became Southwestern University’s first Director of Civic Engagement. Through this position, Suzy built bridges between the University and the greater nonprofit community by connecting student learning and passion for social action to local, state, and national issues and organizations.

Suzy came to the Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF) as its first Director of Community Resources in 2012, focused on expanding the organization’s philanthropic programs, particularly its grant making. In addition to revamping the Foundation’s grants process, she nurtured programs beyond funding including capacity-building programs for area nonprofits in partnership with United Way of Williamson County and the development of a common grant application in an effort to reduce the grant writing burden for the nonprofit sector, which was adopted by several local funders. Suzy’s work as Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy extends GHF’s responsive grant making to targeted efforts that meaningfully address social determinants of health.

Beyond these professional roles, Suzy has actively participated as a leader on several government and nonprofit boards centering on poverty, housing, mental health, education, domestic violence, and youth.  Prior to moving to Georgetown, she worked in the private sector as a writer and graphic designer in the health care and educational publishing industries.  Suzy holds an MA in English from the University of Delaware and a BA in English and History from Hiram College.

Lorna Hermosura

Program Officer

Lorna has more than a decade of experience in the education field, including nine years as the Director of Upward Bound at Southwestern University, a federal grant-funded program that supports low-income students to be the first in their family to attend and graduate from college. The program served Georgetown, Jarrell, and Granger ISD high school students and was recognized for its promising and innovative practices. Most recently, Lorna worked at The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) while also pursuing her PhD in Education Policy. Lorna was a member of the IUPRA research team that conducted the 2015 southeast Georgetown study, a GHF-commissioned community needs assessment that captured over 250 voices. The study’s executive summary and full report are available on the GHF home page.

Earlier in her career, Lorna worked for Communities in Schools-Central Texas, where she managed a federal grant and oversaw case managers located on five high school campuses in Austin and Manor ISDs. Lorna’s career in Texas began in the Department of Multicultural Services at Texas A&M University.

Lorna holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s degree in college counseling from San Francisco State University. She periodically serves as a peer reviewer for national grant competitions in the Office Postsecondary Education at the US Department of Education. Lorna and her husband live in Austin and enjoy spending quality time with each other and their extended family and friends.

Linda Owen

Director of Administration

Linda Owen has worked or been associated in the healthcare field for 20 years both in West and Central Texas; most recently in Georgetown. She has worked as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Financial Officer of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, to the COO of Covenant Health System (formerly Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, Texas) and President of Austin Regional Clinic. She also held the position of Product Development Coordinator at FirstCare, a health insurance company, and has 15 years of banking experience having been promoted to the position of Banking Officer.

Linda has worked with several charitable organizations and participated in many events including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, American Heart Association and others. Linda was the organizing Treasurer for the Lubbock Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Linda served as chair of the Recognition Committee at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and served on special projects with the Employee Advisory Group. She has received certificates of recognition as an outstanding employee from past employers.

Linda is married with 2 children, 2 step-sons and 3 grandchildren. She is an active member of the Hill Country Bible Church Georgetown.

Kenneth W. Poteete

President Emeritus

Kenneth Poteete has more than thirty-five years’ experience in health care administration. He has served as CEO of Georgetown Hospital, and Georgetown Healthcare System. Currently, he is President Emeritus of Georgetown Health Foundation.

He has served the Texas Hospital Association (THA) in many capacities including: Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chair of Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange, member of the THA President’s Roundtable, and member of the House of Delegates for THA.

Mr. Poteete is a longtime member of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Georgetown Rotary Club. He has worked with Georgetown Partners in Education, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center, Georgetown Ministerial Alliance, Lone Star Circle of Care, Georgetown Industrial Foundation, and the Georgetown Community Resource Center.

He has received numerous accolades, including “Georgetown Citizen of the Year” and the “Earl Collier Award” which is the highest honor awarded to hospital Administrators by the Texas Hospital Association. Currently, he serves on the Board of The Georgetown Project and serves on the Board of Visitors for Southwestern University in Georgetown.




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