Pamela Lovett of Comerica Bank Joins The Rose as their Newest Board Member
Houston, TX [July 30, 2018] – After over six years of being a “friend of The Rose,” Pamela Lovett, SVP, Director of Business Development and Community Affairs at Comerica Bank, has accepted the official title of Board Member of The Rose. Known to friends as Pam, she connected The Rose with Comerica Bank, who became the initial sponsor of one of their largest fundraisers, the “A Time to Care” Luncheon.
Lovett first learned of the nonprofit through another board member who spoke of the “respect, dignity and highest quality of care” offered by The Rose. “I liked that people could get the care they deserve and that there was a great link for the insured to play a part to help the uninsured,” Lovett said, noting the organization’s 32-year history covering the breast healthcare needs of women regardless of their ability to pay.
As she learned more, she was pleased to discover the Mobile Mammography Program’s outreach. “It’s never easy to make a long trek to an appointment and take time away from family and responsibilities,” she said. “I love the fact that The Rose has the resources to serve women where they are.”
Calling herself a cheerful advocate, Lovett’s efforts were key to the connections that have helped grow the annual Luncheon. Due to the success of the event, it will be held at the River Oaks Country Club in March 2019.
“Pam’s generous spirit has been the source of many benefits to countless women who may never know her name. We are pleased to add her business insights, nonprofit knowledge and positivity to our board,” said Dorothy Gibbons, Co-Founder and CEO of The Rose.
As for her future contributions, Lovett’s professional expertise and service on other nonprofit boards will provide a distinct perspective. Specifically, the latter experience has led her to understand that nonprofits are businesses with a mission at their core.
“I want to ensure the next 30 years are as successful or even more successful than the previous 30 at The Rose. Every woman deserves quality health care and it’s gratifying to be part of The Rose’s continued success in reducing deaths from breast cancer,” she concludes.
Lovett was previously EVP at Sterling Bank, president of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Economic Development Division and in sales management with AT&T and Lucent Technologies. She is the past chairman of DePelchin Children’s Center and President of the Junior League Sustaining Club. Other boards and advisory boards include Greater Houston Partnership Executive Women’s Partnership, Better Business Bureau, SEARCH, Palmer Memorial Church Endowment and University of Houston Small Business Development Center. Lovett holds a J.D. from South Texas College of Law and graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas.
About The Rose
Since 1986, The Rose has provided high quality breast healthcare to all women, regardless of their ability to pay. Their mission is to save lives through quality breast health services, advocacy and access to care for all. As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, The Rose is one of only 14 Breast Centers in the greater Houston area to receive this designation. Led by Fellowship trained physicians, The Rose’s advanced digital technology includes 3-D tomosynthesis mammography, diagnostic work-ups including biopsies and its nationally recognized Patient Navigation Program ensures access to treatment and a continuum of care for all women. As the leading nonprofit breast health organization in Texas, The Rose is a strong advocate for quality breast healthcare, a major part of the Healthcare Safety Net and serves 40,000 insured and uninsured women annually. Two Houston based comprehensive Diagnostic Centers and Mobile Mammography Coaches provide services to women throughout 40 counties in Southeast Texas.