Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and Advocacy at Texas Health Resources
David J. Tesmer, senior vice president of community engagement and advocacy, has more than 25 years of experience in public policy and stakeholder relations. Joining Texas Health Resources in 1995, he is responsible for providing strategic direction and management in the areas of public policy, stakeholder relations, community health improvement and faith and spirituality integration.
David has held a variety of key leadership positions at the local, state and national level including serving as chair of the North Texas Commission and the Government Affairs Committee of Premier Inc. (Washington D.C). He is also a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board.
He has been recognized by Premier, AHA and THA for his outstanding advocacy efforts by receiving the Excellence in Advocacy Award, Most Valuable PAC Player and HOSPAC Star Award.
David earned both his undergraduate degree in political science and master of public administration from Texas Tech University.
"I want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer in a different way, so I've joined PINK TIE GUYS! My goal is to help Susan G. Komen save lives and end breast cancer forever. I'm taking my first step towards a world without breast cancer by raising funds to stop this disease that affects 1 in 8 women during their lifetime - including our beloved 'Mama Carol' - Carol Francis. Carol's Crew and Komen is supporting Mama Carol in her current fight right now and every day. As the world's largest and most impactful breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen supports more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside the U.S. government, while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. This is a fight we want to win!" - David Tesmer