Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Bean, MD, FACEP, MBA
Dr. Bean is a board-certified emergency physician, healthcare executive, entrepreneur, and leadership consultant. He has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, attended medical school at UT Southwestern, and completed emergency medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Bean has led several large EMS agencies, assisted in the development one of the country’s first fire-department-based community health paramedicine programs, and owned a chain of urgent care centers. He is currently President of CareCulture Health Partners and helps lead Great Commission Outreach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving indigent communities both domestically and internationally.
President Eugene Gicheru, MD, FACEP, MBA
Dr. Gicheru is a board-certified emergency physician and physician executive. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas in 2005 and holds a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in healthcare administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Gicheru has extensive experience leading EDs through difficult transitions, managing group practices, and has owned and managed a chain of urgent care centers. Today Dr. Gicheru is Chief Executive Officer of CareCulture Health Partners, an emergency and hospitalist medicine staffing and management company and is a co-founder of Great Commission Outreach, a nonprofit organization that supports medical mission volunteers and operates charitable faith-based clinics.
Chief Medical Officer Javier Caldera, MD, FACEP
Dr. Javier Caldera is a board-certified emergency physician and healthcare leader. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Puerto Rico and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Caldera was a clinical instructor in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a toxicology fellow at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the North Texas Poison Center in Dallas. As a physician leader, Dr. Caldera has served as the medical director of several emergency departments that have struggled with culture and operational challenges and led them through difficult transitions. He continues to work clinically as an emergency physician in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dr. Caldera is Chief Quality Officer of CareCulture Health Partners and board member of Great Commission Outreach, a faith based non-profit that provides free healthcare in the United States and around the world.
Chief Experience Officer Ryan Parker, MD, FACEP
Dr. Parker is a board-certified emergency physician. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas in 2010 where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Parker has worked in a variety of emergency departments ranging from smaller rural sites and stand-alone emergency departments to large, urban Level 1 Trauma centers and everything in between. Dr. Parker’s undergraduate studies were in biology and psychology. She has an interest in the connection between provider communication with patients regarding our medical treatment and how it translates into treating the whole person. She believes we make the biggest impact on our patients when we can communicate with and educate them as adeptly as we perform procedures and write prescriptions.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer Darrel Morrison, RN, FNP-BC, CEN
Darrel Morrison is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and advanced practice provider executive. He completed his undergraduate degree in nursing from Texas Tech University and obtained his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Darrel has worked in Emergency Departments for the past 20 years and served in many leadership roles. Darrel has developed an emergency medicine advanced practice provider internship to help educate advanced practice providers during their transition to Emergency Medicine. Darrel serves on the board of directors for GivingMore.org, a medical non-profit, which provides medical care, education, and equipment to medically underserved areas of the world.