Meet our Officers and Board Members
Carla Falco, MD
Carla is a native Houstonian and attended Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University of Notre Dame. Completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, she is currently a pediatric hospitalist. After experiencing the need for a Catholic group whose focus was on medicine, she felt inspired to help create CHPH. She and her husband are members of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
E. Ann Thyssen, DO
Ann is a native Houstonian and an alumnae of the University of St Thomas. She graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. She is a founding member of CHPH and practices pediatrics in Pearland, TX. Speaking about why she is a member of CHPH, she notes, ” I am grateful to be a part of this group that strengthens our focus on Christ in our patients! CHPH helps us to continue to form our consciences and also provides support to prayerfully undertake the challenges we face everyday in healthcare.” She and her family are parishioners at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Justo Montalvo, MD
Justo is a native of Lima, Peru and earned his medical degree at Cayetano Heredia University. He then completed his residency and sub specialty medical training in the United States in pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine. He helped form the local chapter of CMA to spread and learn more about the teachings of our Catholic Church in the practice of medicine. He and his family are parishioners of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Annette Howe, Nursing Student
Annette graduated from Rice University in 1999, and is in the process of earning her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from WGU Texas. Although new to the healthcare profession, Annette has always been passionate about helping others and providing care. Annette served as a Patient Advocate Volunteer (PAV) for the Fort Bend County Women’s Center and was also an EMT during her time at Rice. She is passionate about being able to live her Catholic faith as a healthcare provider and for fellowship with other Catholics in medicine. She and her family live in Sugar Land and are parishioners at St. Laurence Catholic Church.
William Granberry, MD
Bill is a board certified orthopedic surgeon practicing in Houston Texas for over 23 years. He obtained a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine where he is currently a faculty member. He has served in various leadership positions at the College, with national Orthopedic Societies, and at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Bill has been involved with CHPH since the beginning because he believes there needs to be a voice of conviction and morality in the medical arena in addition to a venue for education and support for Catholic clinicians in Houston. Bill and his family are parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Christine Yost, Medical Student
Christine is from Seal Beach, California, and studied Biology and German at Stanford University. She is currently in her third year of medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and intends to pursue a career in pediatrics. She is very grateful to have found the CHPH community, which encourages and inspires her to more fully embrace her vocation to compassionate care within the medical field. The mentorship of the Catholic physicians in CHPH has been an invaluable support during her training. She is a parishioner at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Arland K. Nichols
Advisor to the Board
Arland is the President of the St. John Paul II Foundation. Mr. Nichols earned a Master of Divinity from the University of St. Thomas and he holds a certification in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center. A popular speaker and writer, Mr. Nichols is currently completing a Doctorate in bioethics from Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Arland believes CHPH is important because medical professionals have a tremendous impact on the culture and on families and providing them with regular opportunities for education and fellowship is essential. Father of seven children, Arland and his wife are parishioners at St. Bartholemew the Apostle Catholic Church.
Fr. Richard Hinkley
Fr. Hinkley was born and raised in Southwest Houston, attending Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church and School. After finishing high school at Strake Jesuit, he went to the University of Notre Dame where he majored in theology, Greek and Latin. He studied in Rome at the Pontifical North American College and completed his licentiate studies with a specialization in the Sacraments and Liturgy. He is the parochial vicar at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Pasadena.