The Board of Directors recently named Dena Gray Hughes as the Chief Executive Officer of TAN Healthcare (Triangle Area Network), a growing not-for-profit primary health center with locations in Beaumont, Orange and mobile sites throughout the region.

Hughes has been serving as the organization’s executive director for two years. Under her leadership, TAN Healthcare has doubled in size and become a comprehensive family health center offering primary medical and behavioral health services for people of all ages.

“Dena Hughes and her team are dedicated to TAN’s mission of serving the health needs of individuals and families in our area in a way that provides accessible, customer-focused primary care and preventive health services and in an environment of caring, respect and dignity,” said TAN Healthcare Board President Herb Beasley. “The Board of Directors wholeheartedly supports Dena in her new role as chief executive officer. She has guided TAN Healthcare into a new chapter of financial stability, securing new funding sources and implementing new programs and services that address unmet needs in the communities served. TAN Healthcare will continue to benefit from Dena’s vast experience of advising and leading non-profit organizations with vision and integrity.”

Hughes has 20 years of successful nonprofit/government management, advocacy and consulting experience. Prior to joining TAN Healthcare, Hughes led the housing services division for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. She has also served as the City of Houston’s administration manager for its HIV Prevention Program and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program. She was executive director for Bread of Life, Inc., liaison for Houston City Council, and director of advocacy for People with AIDS Coalition Houston. She also started Concept 2 Resource, a consulting firm that focuses on non-profit organizational management. She has conducted hundreds of presentations and hosted her own radio show.

Hughes is an active community volunteer and leader at the local, state and national levels. In 2011, Dena was named a recipient of President Obama’s CHAMPION OF CHANGE AWARD and was recognized locally with her own “Dena Gray” day on June 24th by Houston Mayor Annise Parker. And in 2016, Hughes was named Pride Houston’s Ally Grand Marshall.

At TAN, Hughes leads a team of multi-disciplinary professionals and support staff. As a designated Community Health Center, TAN Healthcare provides affordable, quality medical services and accepts private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. A sliding scale is available for those who are uninsured.

The clinic’s medical director is Shannon Ray Schrader, MD, an experienced and trusted family practice physician who has been serving the Southeast Texas community and Houston area for over 20 years. He and the advanced practitioners–My’Eisha Casmire, FNP, Larissa DeBlanc, FNP, and Anita Drake, FNP—strive to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to each patient they see.

The center also provides behavioral health counseling, patient navigation, and an onsite pharmacy, PharmBlue Texas, which offers easy packaging and home delivery. TAN continues its specialized care for individuals with chronic conditions such as HIV, Hepatitis C, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

To enhance access to primary care in underserved areas, TAN Healthcare’s new mobile services division offers monthly clinics in the following communities: Batson, Ivanhoe, Raywood, and Trout Creek. To find out when the Medical & More Mobile Health Clinic is in your area, call 409-550-1067.

To make an appointment with a healthcare provider, please call 409-832-3377 for the Beaumont location, 1495 N. 7th Street, or 409-920-4223 for the Orange location, 3737 N. 16th Street. For more information, visit