Bray to leave Episcopal Health Foundation

Dr. Patricia Gail Bray will leave her position as vice president of research, the Episcopal Health Foundation announced today. Elena Marks, EHF’s president and CEO, said Bray’s departure is effective April 1.

Bray, the former head of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities (SLEHC), had agreed to serve the new Foundation after its creation from the transfer of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives in June, 2013.

“I’m very grateful for the time Gail gave us to transition from the Charities to the Foundation,” Marks said. “We’ll continue to work together on active research projects in the community to ensure a seamless transition.”

The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas, praised Bray’s work at SLEHC.

“Dr. Bray’s leadership and commitment to the vision of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities during her tenure, and her continued commitment to our ministry through this initial phase in the life of Episcopal Health Foundation, have been exemplary,” Bishop Doyle said. “Dr. Bray’s work has set a high bar in collaborative partnerships. Under her leadership, the Charities brought healthier lives to thousands of at-risk people in our community.”

Bray led SLEHC for more than a decade. She directed the Foundation’s research department for 15 months while Marks and EHF’s Board of Directors assembled a core staff and put the new Foundation’s goals into place.

“Gail’s assistance has been invaluable as we launched the new Foundation,” Marks said.  “We’ll continue to count on her consulting on future projects,” Marks said.  

Bray says she’s looking forward to new opportunities that will continue to challenge her.

“I’d like to bring the experience I’ve had with these Episcopal ministries together with my research background to continue to improve our communities,” Bray said.