Human dignity is the same for all individuals everywhere. When I trample on the dignity of another, I trample on my own.
March is Women's History Month, and it is so fitting and perfect that we celebrate an Awesome Viva Babe Historian today!
Dr. Heather Green Wooten is the Executive Director of the Texas State Historical Association TSHA.org
. A prominent Texas medical historian, Wooten previously served on the Institute for the Medical Humanities faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she taught courses in medical history and medical ethics. She has authored or co-authored four books on epidemics and medical care in Texas. Wooten also serves as Project Director for the Handbook of Texas Medicine, the first online encyclopedia in the nation devoted to the history of medicine. She is an active member of regional and state historical organizations, including service on the TSHA Board of Directors, and is a past president of the East Texas Historical Association. She was elected an ETHA Fellow in 2019. WOW!
In 2021, Heather was hired as the Executive Director for TSHA. She has successfully captained the turnaround of the struggling non-profit and its worn-out employees. TSHA is on track to have its best year in many years. The staff is forever grateful for Heather's guidance, drive, and ever-persistent grace and charm. For these reasons, she is ridiculously awesome and should be honored! We are so grateful for all the amazing contributions she has made!
"Human dignity is the same for all individuals everywhere. When I trample on the dignity of another, I trample on my own." this quote by Pope Francis, beautifully speaks to one of the primary lessons my wonderful parents instilled in me from a very young age. It is one I try to live by daily. ~ Dr. Heather Green Wooten