Paula C. Tobon is an executive with impressive record of collaborative leadership in business development, strategic planning, fundraising, and operations management. She has a reputation as a results-oriented negotiator and objective leader who enjoys fostering employee and executive board relations as well as strong community partnerships.
As the Executive Director of St. Vincent’s House (SVH), Paula continues to raise the bar in finding ways for the organization to be as impactful as possible, developing strong community and inter-agency collaborations as well as building new avenues of support to better serve SVH clients. She is passionate about the mission and vision of SVH to be “a beacon of Hope and healing for all of God’s people.”
Paula is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Psychology. Her former experience at the UT School of Public Health as Administrator of Special Projects, UTMB Associate VP of Strategic Initiatives at the Office of the President, and Associate Administrator at the Angleton Danbury Hospital District for over 20 years has shaped her expertise and operational oversight of strategic growth in the industry.
Paula also currently serves on several advisory committees within the UTMB system, including the UTMB SPPH (School for Public and Population Health) Practice Committee, is a Board Member for Galveston Co-care made up of 35 social service agencies in the Galveston area, an Executive Member of REACH (Research, Education, and Community Health Coalition), a member of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives, a diplomat for the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a recent award recipient of the Liberty Bell Award given by the Galveston County Bar Association to one outstanding non-lawyer in Texas who has made the most selfless contribution to his or her community.
She enjoys spending time with her three grown boys having graduated from LSU and Texas A&M, her fiancé, Jim, an instructor at Texas A&M Galveston, as well as with her rescue dog, Vincent, named after finding him at St. Vincent’s House.