Thought Leader, Care Redesign

Paule Anne Lewis, MBA/MHA

President and Chief Executive Officer
San José Clinic


Paule Anne Lewis is a native Houstonian with 25 years of health care administration experience in the local market. She has worked at several of the top hospital systems in The Texas Medical Center, including Houston Methodist Hospital. Ms. Lewis has a BS in accounting and MBA/MHA degrees, both from the School of Business at the University of Houston – Clear Lake, where she gave back as an adjunct professor from 2007–2012. In her community health career, she served on several committees and led a number of collaborative projects among the safety-net clinics. She is a Fellow of the American Leadership Forum and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA, the YMCA Healthy Living Committee, and the President’s Advisory Board for Houston Community College, Coleman College for Health Sciences.

San José Clinic is Houston’s oldest and largest charity care clinic. Founded in 1922, the Clinic provides over 4,000 uninsured patients annually with primary and specialty medical and dental care, as well as vision, laboratory, and pharmacy services, all through volunteer, academic, and community partnerships. San José Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a United Way agency, a Texas Medical Center member institution, and a ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

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