HUMBLE, TX— Finalists for Healthcare Professional of the Year and Nurse of the Year awards have been selected for the Lake Houston Area Chamber’s annual Salute to Healthcare luncheon presented by Independent Bank and Kingwood Medical Center.

The finalists for Healthcare Professional of the Year are Mallory Gessner-Wharton with Kingwood Medical Center, Roderic Johnson with Texas Children’s Hospital Eagle Springs Specialty Care and Brian Miller, DDS with Miller Family Dental.

The finalists for Nurse of the Year are Marcia Callarman with Lone Star College – Kingwood, Rosalie Conry with Kingwood Medical Center and Anita Smith with Texas Children’s Hospital Eagle Springs Specialty Care.

The winners will be announced by Awards Sponsor Harris County EMS at the luncheon on Tuesday, July 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Overlook, located at 20114 Pinehurst Drive in Atascocita.

The luncheon is $30 to attend for members and $35 for guests. Registration is available online at LakeHouston.org or by calling the Chamber. The deadline to register is Friday, July 14.

The Platinum sponsor for the luncheon is HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble; the Gold sponsors are Abundant Health and Wellness Center, Kingwood Pines Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast, Urgent Care MD’s and Vital Heart & Vein.

For more information about the luncheon, contact Chris O’Dell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Chamber at (281) 446-2128.