Leadership

At Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, our leadership team is focused on creating an environment that fosters family-centered care.

Michelle Riley-Brown
President

Michelle Riley-Brown is president of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Riley-Brown, who also serves as president of Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, completed her undergraduate degree at Tulane University. She earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University School of Medicine and joined Texas Children’s in 1999 as an administrative fellow.

She has been a leader in the Texas Children’s system for more than 15 years, with roles including assistant director of Texas Children’s surgical clinics and director of Texas Children’s Health Centers. She played an integral role in the successful preparation and execution of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, which opened its doors in 2010. Throughout her time at Houston’s first community hospital designed exclusively for children, Riley-Brown served as director of strategic planning and business development, assistant vice president, vice president, senior vice president and president. She is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and just completed her tenure as the 2014 president and chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives – South East Texas Chapter.


Sara Montenegro

Assistant Vice President , Texas Children's Hospital West Campus

Sara Montenegro is Assistant Vice President of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Prior to joining Texas Children’s Hospital, Sara worked with Huron Consulting Group Practice, providing revenue cycle consulting to hospital systems. Since joining Texas Children’s Hospital in 2009, Sara has led TCH subspecialty medical services including Pulmonology, and Diabetes/Endocrine, served as a Director for Texas Children’s Pediatrics, and most recently joined the leadership team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

Sara received her Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from University of Texas at Arlington, and her Masters of Business Administration from University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is a member of ACHE Southeast Texas Chapter, and Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Jeanine Graf, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jeanine Graf is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Chief Medical Officer for Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus in Katy, Texas. Dr. Graf continues to practice as a Pediatric Intensive Care Physician at the West Campus and is the Pediatric Medical Director of the Kangaroo Crew Intensive Care Transport Team for Texas Children’s Hospital. She has been elected as President of the Medical Staff at Texas Children’s Hospital for 2016. 

Prior to her appointment as the Chief Medical Officer at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Dr. Graf was the Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Medical Director of Respiratory Care. From 2008-2010, Jeanine served as the Interim Chief of the Section of Pediatric Critical Care in the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Graf received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University and her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In 2012 she received a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management from Rice University. 

Dr. Graf is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She has most recently been named as of the 2015-2015 Best Doctors in America and in 2015 as a Top Doc by Houstonia magazine.


Allen L. Milewicz, MD

Chief Surgical Officer

Dr. Milewicz's primary focus is on the clinical practice of pediatric surgery in an educational setting and he delivers surgical care to Texas Children's Health Centers in The Woodlands and Clear Lake in addition to his practice at Texas Children's main campus. He has research experience in cardiac surgery, liver transplantation and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Milewicz has advanced training and extensive experience in skeletal malformations of the chest and in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Dr. Milewicz is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Pediatric Surgery.

Learn more about Dr. Milewicz.


Amy Cress

Director of Support Services, Texas Children's Hospital West Campus

Amy Cress is the Director of Support Services at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. Amy began her career as an engineer in manufacturing and consulting before transitioning to healthcare.  Amy has more than 10 years in healthcare leadership in both pediatric and adult medicine. She has held progressive leadership roles including environmental safety, patient safety, accreditation, performance improvement and finance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Texas A&M University, and both a Master’s in Public Health and Doctorate in Management and Policy Science from University of Texas School of Public Health.  

Amy’s current areas of responsibility include the 24/7 operations of Environmental Services, Food Services, Pharmacy, Plant Operations, Security, and Supply Chain.


Jennifer DiPrisco

Director of Outpatient & Clinical Support Services

Jennifer DiPrisco is the Director of Outpatient & Clinical Support Services at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, which includes 3 off-site pediatric subspecialty health centers. These are located in Cy-Fair, Sugar Land and Clear Lake.  Jennifer has more than 20 years in healthcare leadership in both pediatric and adult medicine. She has held leadership roles in financial management, practice management and ambulatory operations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. Edward’s University and a dual Master’s degree in Business and Healthcare Administration from University of Houston Clear Lake.  

Jennifer’s current primary areas of responsibility are the operations of 22 pediatric subspecialty outpatient clinics, and 24/7 operations of Radiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Child Life, Social Work, Care Management, Dietary, Patient and Family Services, Respiratory Therapy and the Sleep Center.


Jennifer Sanders

Director of Patient Care Services, Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
Director of System Clinical Informatics, Texas Children's Hospital

Jennifer Sanders is Director of Patient Care Services at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus and Director of System Clinical Informatics for Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from Lamar University with a baccalaureate degree in Nursing and from The University of Texas Medical Branch with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership. She joined Texas Children's in 2000 as a Graduate Nurse on the general medicine and transplant unit. She has been with Texas Children's for over 16 years in progressive leadership roles including acute care, float pool, transplant, patient flow, and most recently served as the Director of Clinical Support Operations for the Texas Children’s system.

Jennifer is a member of several organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International - the honor society of nursing, the Society of Pediatric Nursing, the American Nursing Informatics Association, and the Health Information Management Systems Society. Jennifer is a published author in two pediatric nursing textbooks and has presented at multiple local, regional, and national conferences on a variety of topics.