MEET THE TEAM

The Faces of Our Organization

Executive Director and Board Members

MONICA SIMMONS, MSN, RN-CPN
Executive Director

BORIS GRITZKA, M.D.

Vice President

Board Member

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MICHELLE HAUSER, M.D.

Board Member

JOE GERACI

Advisory Board Member

Joe Geraci is a partner at Husch Blackwell with 20 plus years of experience working with healthcare clients. He sorts through the intricacies of healthcare providers operations to help his clients make sense of the industry's complex regulations. Joe’s clients rely on him to help resolve payment and reimbursement disputes and answer their compliance questions. He has created models to integrate physicians into larger healthcare systems and has guided home health agencies, physicians organizations, hospitals and health systems through complex mergers and acquisitions. Board certified in healthcare law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Joe brings in-depth background to his legal and business solutions.  

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CLAIRE HEBNER, M.D.
Medical Director and President

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MELISSA BURNETT, M.D.
Secretary
Board Member


Melissa Strogatz Burnett, MD is a board-certified pediatrician with over fifteen years of experience in primary care pediatrics. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard, her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Burnett is thrilled to be able to serve as Secretary on Lirios's Board of Directors and use her skills to advocate for children's health here in Austin. 

JESSICA FORREST
Treasurer
Advisory Board Member

CARLTON INNISS

Advisory Board Member

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LAL SOOD

MSEE, MBA

Advisory Board Member

Lal Sood has spent his career in high tech, both in India and the US. He holds a MSEE and MBA and is the recipient of 13 US patents in chip design. His experience has included software development, healthcare technology and electronic medical records while serving at Motorola, Vignette and as a consultant for AMD. He was a pioneer in chip design and software development in India for multi-national corporations and founded Medical Software Solutions in 2001, providing technologies for health care delivery. He is now enjoying retirement. 

Lirios Pediatrics was named for and dedicated to Dr. Lily Sood, Lal’s wife of 43 years.