Libby Luterman, Chair
Bayles Elementary School Project Health Education/Outreach
Born in the Florence Nightingale Hospital, now the Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle Memorial Hospital, one of the hospitals comprising Baylor Healthcare System, this Dallas native did not venture far from that beginning spot. Her entire nursing career, from which she retired in 2017, was with the Baylor Healthcare System. She became a registered nurse in 1977 with specialty practices of infusion nursing and infection prevention and control. She also holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and was certified in infusion nursing and as nurse executive. She is married to David L. Luterman, MD, who specializes in pulmonary and sleep medicine. She has a stepson, stepdaughter and three grandchildren ages 1 year to 15 years of age.
The Bayles Elementary School Project gives multiple opportunities for the Alliance to give to the community from a healthcare perspective. Answering the strongest needs of this underserved school in far east Dallas, the plans include providing volunteers to serve the children in the areas of emotional, mental and physical health. This encompasses mentoring, assisting with literacy through Reading Partners, providing information on nutrition and other healthcare issues for parents and children, creating health check programs and specific healthcare needs such as flu vaccines among other services. This is the inaugural year for the project and it faces strange hurdles of the unknown because of the pandemic, but the expectations are high for this to be a long time marriage between the Alliance and the children of Bayles Elementary School.