Posted by Tomball Lions Club on Aug 10, 2018
Lion President Hardee introduced special guest speaker, Lee Ann Kroon, Executive Director of TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries. Lions & Guest pictured left-right are: Lion President Bubba Hardee, Lee Ann Kroon, Executive Director of TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries and Lion Allen Eckhardt.
TOMAGWA's main office and clinic is located on School Street in Tomball with a smaller clinic in Magnolia and a satellite clinic in Waller.  TOMAGWA was founded in 1989 by a group of community minded citizens.  They initially located in St. Anne’s Catholic Church and volunteers handled operations until the first Executive Director, Judy Deyo, previously a nurse volunteer, was hired in 1996.  Currently more than 500 volunteers serve 3,000+ patients with 22,700 encounters with patients.  TOMAGWA has more than 5,000 dental visits per year and moved into their current facilities at 455 School St., Suite #30, in 2009.  There they have 8 exam rooms and a dental exam room with 4 dental chairs.  Funding comes primarily from donations (90%) with 10% coming from patients.  TOMAGWA is a comprehensive family practice serving low-income, uninsured families and individuals.  It offers a broad range of primary and non-emergency healthcare services in the Tomball, Magnolia and Waller communities.