The collective expertise of the GRACE Board is second to none, and GRACE is pleased to welcome four new community leaders to the slate: Kindal Wright Kreamer, Sara E. Suttle, DPM, FACFAS, Tony Pack and Chris York.
Kindal Wright Kreamer
She received her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
She was one of five students of the Class of 2010 at Dedman School of Law selected to receive a full scholarship plus stipend in recognition of academic achievement, commitment to civil duty, and leadership
She is a proud Grapevine resident and a dedicated family woman. Her family members are all deeply involved supporters of GRACE, and we are certain she will be an incredible asset to our Board!
Sara E. Suttle, DPM, FACFAS
Originally from Oklahoma, Dr. Sara Suttle moved to Texas as young a child in 1989. Upon graduating high school, Dr Suttle enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve where she was trained as a surgical technician, providing her with invaluable experience during her collegiate and medical training.
The U.S. Air Force took her to San Antonio, TX, where she studied at the University of Texas at San Antonio. There she graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.
After completing her undergraduate work and finishing her career in the military, she attended the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL, on an academic scholarship and obtained her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. Sara then completed a three-‐year surgical residency at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year.
Tony Pack has been the Vice President of Sam Pack Automotive Group for over 36 years. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science and government from Texas Tech University, and also attended the National Automobile Dealer Academy.
The Sam Pack Auto Group has a customer-experience approach rooted in culture. It’s clear how important the customer relationship is to their team, but when talking to Pack, it’s also evident that to him, building and growing relationships includes everyone – family, employees, community – and of course, the customer. “Our customers have great experiences because we focus first on making sure our employees love their jobs. When employees love their jobs, customers love their experience.”
He is bilingual in Spanish, and has been heavily involved with the Lions Club, Youth Direct Ministries, Ford Dealer Advertising Fund and Ford Dealer Council. Tony lives with his wife, Louisa, and their two daughters, Carly and Macy, in the DFW area.
Chris has been serving hospitals and healthcare systems for more than 25 years. His leadership experience in the healthcare industry has been marked by progressively increasing responsibilities and consistently improved performance.
Chris originally joined Baylor Scott & White Health in 2007. He currently serves as the President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine. Chris was the President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie from July 2013 until December 2018.
As President of BSW – Waxahachie, Chris oversaw the opening of the replacement facility in 2014. During his tenure, BSW – Waxahachie experienced unprecedented growth and performance. Chris is passionate about driving excellence through a culture based upon: 1) love for one another, 2) receiving feedback as a gift, and 3) courageously leading change that drives continuous improvement.
Prior to making the move to Waxahachie, Chris served as Chief Operating Officer for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine and oversaw the day-to-day operations and the construction of a $100M bed tower expansion project. He originally joined BSWH as Vice President for Surgical Services at Baylor University Medical Center.
In addition to BSWH, Chris spent time in the Atlanta market serving as Vice President of Hospital Operations with the WellStar Health System. He served two different four-year stints with Mountain States Health Alliance in positions ranging from Management Engineer to Vice President. Between the two periods with MSHA, he spent six years with VHA Performance Consulting traveling the country working with healthcare systems on a variety of strategic and operational improvement initiatives.
Chris is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also serves on a number of community boards. During the first 15 years of his career, Chris was bi-vocational – serving as a youth pastor in the evening and on weekends.
He received a football scholarship to attend East Tennessee State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He later received his MBA, with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration, from ETSU.
Chris has been married to Jackie York, MD, Neonatologist, for 25 years. They have one son, Jack, who is currently a sophomore at Stephen F. Austin University, and is also a member of their football team.
GRACE is tremendously honored that these four individuals would invest in GRACE by lending their time, insight and talents. Welcome to the Family!