LEADERSHIP and HONOREES
HONORARY CHAIRSDanielle & Chad Stephens
CHAIRSKathleen & Benton Rutledge
Mary Beth & John Wagner
HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERSBeth & Scott Berk
Suzette Plaisance Bryan
Linda & Matt McCullough
Susan & David Sternblitz
Karen & Aric Stock
Emerging Leader Award
BRENNAN PARMELEE is a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator at Houston Methodist Hospital and is completing her PhD researching blood cancer survivors. While getting her Bachelor’s of Nursing at UT Austin, Brennan and two other students started a DKMS Texas chapter, a student organization dedicated to raising awareness and registering more potential lifesavers. In her role at Houston Methodist Hospital, Brennan works with many DKMS donors as they undergo bone marrow collection. Brennan is truly an advocate for DKMS in her professional life as well as her personal life, as she volunteers her time hosting donor drives and fundraisers to support the DKMS mission. She even dedicated her engagement to the cause with an auction event called “Will You Marrow Me?” She is a die-hard Longhorn football fan, world traveler, and loves to cook.
Diversity Leader Award
COREY SULLY has been an active supporter of DKMS for 4 years. He registered as a donor at his son Braeden’s lacrosse tournament and matched to a patient in need of stem cells in 2017. He is an avid volunteer at donor drives and an advocate for diversifying the registry, often traveling far outside of the Metroplex to share his story and encourage others to get swabbed. He worked with DKMS to increase awareness and educate African Americans to join the registry by participating on a Twitter feed for African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month and doing a DKMS PSA for the UniverSoul Circus. He is an Oncology Account Specialist at Pfizer and currently resides with his wife, Seleste, and two sons, Evan, 21, and Braeden, 18, in Frisco, Texas. In his free time, he is a Men’s Physique Fitness Competitor.