Women Empowering Women 2024

Women Empowering Women 2024



Missy Herndon

President & CEO, Interfaith of The Woodlands & Interfaith Community Clinic

Kerrie Guerrero

Interfaith Community Clinic Board Chair


Dr. Adrienne Blessing and Dr. Emily Liska

The 10th Annual Women Empowering Women event, benefiting the Interfaith Community Clinic, is a two-day luncheon and shopping experience at the stunning event venue, The Peach Orchard. The first day will be the awards luncheon and VIP Philanthropy Market. Guests who attend this event will also receive a Market Ticket to the community shopping event, which will be held the following day.

On February 6, 2024, at 10:30 AM, the doors will open for guests to shop for a cause at our VIP Philanthropy Market, which offers a curated shopping experience with some of the best and unique local shops Montgomery County has to offer. Guests will take a break from the Philanthropy Market to enjoy lunch, learn about the amazing work of the Interfaith Community Clinic, honor some inspirational women in healthcare, and hear patients’ stories. The Philanthropy Market will reopen after the luncheon for guests to complete purchases or pick up any items that were being held for them.

February 7, 2024 will be our Community Shopping day! The Peach Orchard’s main ballroom will be transformed into an additional market space, accommodating an even wider array of curated vendors hailing from across the county and the state. This selection includes vendors who were not part of the VIP preview. Tickets for this second day of shopping are bundled with your luncheon ticket, providing you with a comprehensive experience.

For those who can only attend this second shopping day, individual tickets are available for a $15 donation to the Interfaith Community Clinic. This ticket package includes a complimentary gourmet coffee or a glass of champagne, adding an extra layer of delight to your shopping adventure, coupled with a tantalizing selection of food trucks. Your $50 ticket today provides a counseling session for a patient tomorrow!





The American Heart Association presents multiple awards for implementation of quality care for patients.

THE WOODLANDS, TX— Interfaith Community Clinic has received two American Heart Association outpatient program awards in recognition for their commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improving high cholesterol and blood pressure management. 

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease include high cholesterol and uncontrolled high blood pressure, but through proper risk factor diagnosis and treatment, heart disease and stroke can be prevented or managed. 

“Left untreated, high blood pressure is a silent killer and both high blood pressure and high cholesterol are risks for heart disease and strokes”, said Dr. William Surber, Medical Director at Interfaith Community Clinic. “Both of these illnesses can be treated with life style modifications and, if needed, medication to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Follow up with your healthcare provider to have both checked.”

To improve quality of care and help people learn to manage their risk factors around high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and/or blood pressure management, Interfaith Community Clinic participates in the following programs:

“Interfaith Community Clinic is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the resources to manage risk factors and hopefully reduce or avoid heart attacks, stroke and other preventable heart concerns,” said Missy Herndon, President & CEO of Interfaith Community Clinic and Interfaith of The Woodlands. “Programs like the ones that address the real-world problems of high blood pressure and high cholesterol are necessary to improve health today and avoid larger problems for many patients tomorrow.”

This year, Interfaith Community Clinic received the following achievement awards: 

“Addressing blood pressure management is key for better cardiovascular health – and critical today since heart disease and strokes continue to be a leading cause of death for Americans,” James Langabeer, Ph.D., FAHA, volunteer expert for the American Heart Association and Professor and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “We are pleased to recognize Interfaith Community Clinic for their commitment to managing the risk factors for patients around critical risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.”

About Interfaith Community Clinic

For 25 years, Interfaith Community Clinic has been meeting the medical needs of the uninsured and underinsured in Montgomery County. As the needs of the community have grown, so have the services offered at the clinic. Today, the clinic continues to provide quality basic medical and dental care, counseling and patient services to individuals in need. A volunteer staff of licensed physicians, nurses, medical providers, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, as well as translators and support personnel work together to provide patient care. Programs are provided free of charge and are funded by the generous financial support of grants, faith-based organizations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals. To learn more about Interfaith Community Clinic, visit interfaithcommunityclinic.org. 

About Target: BPTM

Target: BP is a national collaboration between the AHA and the AMA aimed at reducing the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize BP control. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve blood pressure control rates through use of AMA MAP BP™ evidence-based protocol, and recognizes organizations committed to improving blood pressure control.

About Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building longer, healthier lives, created the Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ initiative with national support from Amgen to improve awareness, detection and management of high cholesterol for consumers, patients and health care professionals.