2012 Dallas Health Leaders

Two Dallas health leaders were recognized at TMA Foundation’s 19th annual gala, Going Gold for Great Health, on May 18th. These heroes of health exemplify the partnerships needed to “improve the health of all Texans.”

Fredye Factor has improved the health of not only those in Dallas, but Texans around the state, through her leadership and service, breaking fund raising goals to ensure life-saving education and services reach the persons who need them most. This has included chairing fundraisers for the Ronald McDonald House, TMA Foundation, Dallas Alzheimer’s Association, Baylor Health Care System Neonatal Intensive Unit, Callier Center for Communication Disorders and Project Access of the Dallas County Medical Society. A Dallas native and graduate of Southern Methodist University with a master’s degree in counseling psychology, Fredye recently was recognized as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was the first recipient of TMAF’s Heart of Gold award for extraordinary contributions to improving the health of all Texans.

Sarah Losinger is active in the philanthropic community, having served on the boards of the Baylor Foundation and TMA Foundation. She currently serves as chairman of both The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Friends of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the McCune Charitable Foundation in Santa Fe. Sarah also serves on the boards of the Dallas Municipal Library, Senior Source and Bridge Dallas, and is an active volunteer for Crystal Charity. An Oklahoma native, Sarah has a degree in special education from The University of Oklahoma and has taught the W.H.O. anti-victimization program in the Dallas Independent School District for more than twenty years.

Fredye and Sarah, long-time friends, chaired the Baylor Health Care Foundation breast cancer luncheon in October 2011 which raised $2.2 million including $650,000 for “The Gift of Life” fund to aid low-income minority and immigrant women with breast cancer. Together they also served as co-chairs for the Project Access annual fundraiser, an initiative of the Dallas County Medical Society.

Fredye and Sarah were recognized for their amazing achievements at TMA Foundation’s annual gala, Going Gold for Great Health, which celebrated TMAF’s continued success in supporting TMA initiatives that improve the health of all Texans.