A Longtime Friend - HSNT Board Member Spotlight
Every member of the Board of Directors at Health Services of North Texas has their own unique experience that they bring to the organization to help guide HSNT in their own way. Hamed Husain’s experience as a fiscal compliance reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is definitely beneficial to being on the board of a healthcare nonprofit, but that’s not the only experience he brings to the table. Even outside his current role at HRSA, Hamed has known about and worked with HSNT for over a decade.
“When I worked at the Dallas County auditor’s office, HSNT was one of the agencies I was monitoring, and that’s how I got to know it,” Hamed says. “Back then, the CEO was Dr. Ron Aldridge. Doreen Rue, Pam Barnes, all these wonderful folks were there, and we had a good relationship. I have a lot of respect for them.”
Hamed first moved to the United States in 1982 from Hydherabadh, India, and lived with his uncle in San Jose at first. There, he got his Master’s in Accounting, and in 1984 he married his wife, who was from Dallas. They lived in San Jose for just a short while before deciding to both move to Dallas, and since then Hamed and his family have lived in Carrolton.
“I’ve worked for some private firms, small firms, until 1991, as an accountant and then the same year I joined the Dallas County auditor’s office. I was there for a little over 22 years. I got promoted and worked as a senior auditor for 10 years and that’s when I was assigned HSNT as one of the Dallas County sub-recipients for fiscal monitoring. I moved to the Dallas County Health and Human Services (HHS) as a program manager, and in July 2012 I worked at Parkland Hospital in the Dallas County Hospital District.”
As one of the agencies he was monitoring, Hamed got to know the ins and outs of HSNT and the critical work HSNT did, and does, for the North Texas community. Even during all of his job changes within Dallas County, Hamed regularly kept in touch with the people he had connected with at HSNT.
“I decided to serve on the HSNT board because it occurred to me, you know, I’d worked with this agency so long, I know this staff so well, and they do a tremendous job. I’ve seen this health center grow and grow. Doreen, Pam, and everyone, have a great vision. I was very surprised to see how much they have grown since I saw the agency last.”
Hamed serves on the finance committee of the HSNT board, where he uses his experience with healthcare financial accounting to guide HSNT and make sure everything is compliant with the law – but he admits that HSNT’s accounting department already gets the job done so well.
“In my time with the finance committee, I have not found anything incorrect. The Accounting team does a fantastic, phenomenal job…. And I know these folks, I know the staff…the employees are the backbone, and the board is outstanding, they are so proactive and professional… I’m very blessed to be a part of this organization."