Christann M. Vasquez, Ascension Seton

2017 Chairwoman of the Board

Christann M. Vasquez, MHA, was named in August 2014 to be the first president of Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the new Austin teaching hospital scheduled to open in 2017, and the new president of University Medical Center Brackenridge. She was named president of Seton Shoal Creek Hospital in 2015.

Vasquez had been executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2009 of University Health System, a partner of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her responsibilities included overall operational and financial accountability for University Hospital, Texas Diabetes Institute, Community Medicine Associates, 16 ambulatory sites and clinics, six ExpressMed sites and all facilities and support services. She also led the strategic planning for and construction of a replacement for University Hospital.

She also served as vice president and chief executive officer in the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System for more than 14 years in Houston and a past chief operating and chief financial officer for Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services. Vasquez holds a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Houston, Clear Lake and a B.S. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from George Williams College in Illinois.