2019/2020 Letter from the President
Hello, my name is Wendy Propst and I am honored to have been chosen to represent the TCMA as president this year. I have been a member of the alliance for six years and I can truly say that this organization has enriched my life, as I hope it has for all our members. I have served on the board as chair of the Enrichment Committee, Secretary, VP of Community Service, President elect, and now President. The TCMA gives me a place to have fun, make friends, and most importantly, give back to my community. Volunteering at places like Austin Diaper Bank, Saint Louise House, and the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic are good examples of our philanthropy. Our primary goal is to raise money to give grants to nonprofit organizations who have a medical focus. Through my role as VP of Community Service, I took the opportunity to visit with many of the nonprofit organizations who applied for our grant that year. In all of these experiences, I find myself in awe of the needs of the people who live in our community and in sheer admiration and respect of the people working diligently to meet those needs. The needs are daunting, but I find great pride in knowing that my support of this organization helps to better the health of our community in Travis County.
I am a native to south central Texas having grown up in San Marcos and graduated from Texas State University. I am a Respiratory Therapist at Seton where I work in a PRN, or as needed, position which allows me to be fully present in my job and at home. My husband, Tony Propst, is an infertility specialist at Texas Fertility Center. We have been married for 15 years and we have four beautiful children. We moved to Austin after Tony retired from the Air Force six years ago and have found Austin to be a vibrant place to raise our family. We like to spend time on the lake, enjoy exploring the culinary scene and the many opportunities for music and theater that this city has to offer.
I am grateful to all the members of this organization. Your membership alone helps us to meet our mission to work to improve the health of Central Texas. To those of you who have agreed to serve on my board or as a committee chair, I thank you dearly! We are set to have a fantastic year. Please join us at our general meetings, come to our Toast to Doctors, join an enrichment committee and attend their events, and give your time and yes, money to support our Fund Drive and Party with a Purpose. The money we raise through both endeavors goes directly to the nonprofit organizations we have chosen to support this year. I will work hard to make this year a success and to hopefully have fun while doing so!
2019-2020 TCMA President