Overview • Mission,
Vision & Values •
History and Achievements • Administration
is operated and staffed by The UT Health Science Center at
Houston and funded by the Texas Department of Mental Health
and Mental Retardation and Harris County.
Guynn, M.D. - Executive Director
W. Guynn, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas
Medical School at Houston, is a recognized authority in the
field of psychiatric medicine. He is also involved in basic
Guynn is executive director of The UT Harris County Psychiatric
Center, a 250-bed psychiatric hospital that is jointly funded
by the state and county and is staffed by The UT Medical School
at Houston's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
He also directs The UT Mental Sciences Institute, where outpatient
visits total more than 40,000 a year in the context of education
and clinically oriented research.
serves on the Medical School's Clinical Chiefs Policy and
Planning Committee and is an active staff physician at Hermann
Hospital, the school's primary teaching hospital. He received
his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Michigan State University
in 1963 and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine in 1967. Guynn completed his internship
in 1968 at University Hospitals of Cleveland (Case Western
Reserve) and went on for residency training at Phipps Clinic,
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, from 1968-70. From 1970-73 he
was a clinical fellow at the National Institutes of Mental
Health. He is board certified in psychiatry.
The UT Medical School at Houston in 1973 as an assistant professor,
became an associate professor in 1976 and professor in 1983.
He was vice chairman from 1983-87. Guynn is a member of several
professional organizations, including the Society of Neuroscience,
American Society of Biological Chemists, Biochemical Society,
American Chemical Society and Research Society on Alcoholism.
He also is a member of the Harris County Medical Society (elected
to Board of Ethics, 1988), American Psychiatric Association,
Texas Society for Psychiatric Physicians, American Association
of Psychiatric Administrators and the International Society
for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism. Guynn was a charter
member of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism and served
as membership committee chairman from 1981-82 and president
from 1985-87. In 1986 he was elected a fellow of the American
Psychiatric Association and in 1987 he was elected to membership
in the American College of Psychiatrists. He served as president
of the Houston Psychiatric Society in 1990.
J. Moore BSN, MEd, LHD, FACHE - Chief Administrator
Jean Moore serves as UTHCPC's administrator and as such is
responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of
the center in support of its patient care, education and research
activities. She also serves as the organization's principal
liaison to the mental health, business, and general community.
received a nursing diploma from Prairie View A&M's School
of Nursing in 1957 and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing
from Texas Women's University in Houston in 1970. She earned
a Master of Education from Texas Southern University in Houston
in 1974. Moore briefly served as interim dean of Prairie View
A & M's School of Nursing before joining UTHCPC in February
2000. Prior to that she held the post of president and chief
executive officer at the Harris County Hospital District,
where in four decades she rose from nurse to chief executive.
As President and CEO of the sixth largest inpatient health
care system in the U.S., Moore oversaw three hospitals, 11
community health centers, one freestanding HIV/AIDS treatment
center, and eight school-based clinics.
Moore serves on numerous boards including the American Red
Cross, March of Dimes, United Way, Texas Association of Public
and Non-Profit Hospitals, and the National Association of
Public Hospitals. She is a Fellow of the American College
of Health Care Executives and is included in Who's Who in
America. Moore was awarded the 1994 Tree of Life Award from
the Jewish National Fund. In February 1995, she was named
co-recipient of the Houston Area Healthcare Coalition's Healthcare
Provider Award. In April of 1996 she was awarded an honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Our Lady of the Lake
University in San Antonio, Texas.
has testified before national committees on health care reform,
served on Governor Ann Richard's Task Force on Health Care,
and is a frequent speaker on public health issues and health
R. Andrew Harper, M.D. - Medical