Callier Cares Luncheon Chair Emilynn Wilson Announces Dr. Kern Wildenthal To Receive Ruth And Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award

Before the flurry of snow Friday became a convention of snowflakes stymieing afternoon traffic in North Texas, 2017 Callier Cares Luncheon Chair Emilynn Wilson held an intimate luncheon at the Warwick Melrose’s The Landmark Room’s private dining room. The purpose was the formal announcement of plans for the Thursday, April 20, luncheon benefiting patients in need through the Callier Care Fund.

Tom Campbell, John Stuart, Emilynn Wilson and Kern Wildenthal

With Callier Center Foundation President John Stuart and Callier Center for Communications Disorder Executive Director Tom Campbell in attendance, she revealed that former president of UT Southwestern/former president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation/community leader Dr. Kern Wildenthal would be the recipient of the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award and that Dr. Sharon Kujawa would receive the Callier Prize in Communication Disorder.

Kern, who just recently retired from Children’s Medical Center Foundation as president, reported that the day after his retirement he was called back to duty as a consultant for the foundation.

Lisa Troutt (File photo)

Cyndi Bassel (File photo)

Joining Emilynn in orchestrating the luncheon at the Dallas Country Club will be Honorary Chair Lisa Troutt and a host committee of hundreds including Kern’s former associate/Children’s Medical Center Foundation Senior Vice President Cyndi Bassel, who retired from the foundation Thursday. When asked what her future plans were, Cyndi responded, “I plan to light my fireplace and stay near it with a good book. A wonderful way to begin my new chapter.”

While tickets aren’t available, sponsorships are.

JUST IN: Dr. Kern Wildenthal To Head Children’s Medical Center Foundation With Cyndi Bassel As Senior VP

Kern Wildenthal (File photo)

Kern Wildenthal (File photo)

Dr. Kern Wildenthal has just been named the president of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation and executive vice president of Children’s Medical Center. He will assume his responsibilities on Tuesday, May 28.

According to Children’s Medical Center President/CEO Christopher J. Durovich, “Dr. Kern Wildenthal shares our vision for making Children’s one of the top five pediatric healthcare systems in the nation. Our progress involves new initiatives that require additional sources of funding. To have a leader of the caliber and the demonstrated commitment to health care in our community like Kern offers the opportunity to deepen our collaboration with UT Southwestern to create leading edge clinical, scientific and educational programs. We are proud he joins us at this exciting and critical time in our history as we celebrate our 100th year of service and lay the foundation for our next century of honoring the sacred trust placed in us by patients and families.”

Another new exec joining the Children’s Medical Center crew is another UT Southwestern vet, Cyndi Bassel, who has been named senior vice president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation and vice president of Children’s Medical Center. She will officially come on board in July.

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