Baytown Council Member Named to Harris Health System Board of Managers

Baytown Council member Brandon Capetillo has been named to the Harris Health System Board of Managers, the governing body for the public healthcare system in Harris County.

Capetillo was nominated by Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman and unanimously approved Oct. 8 by the Harris County Commissioners Court. He will serve a two-year term that ends Nov. 1, 2015, and replaces outgoing member, Baytown Mayor Stephen H. DonCarlos.

“Healthcare is going through a critical time right now and is changing across our country,” he says. “I’m excited to learn about Harris Health System and see what type of impact healthcare changes are going to have on it. As I learn more about the work of Harris Health System, I want to help ensure that the services it provides to the community continue to be of high quality.”

Elected to the Baytown City Council in 2005, Capetillo chairs the architectural and engineering committee, and serves as Baytown’s primary representative on the board of directors for the Houston-Galveston Area Council. He served three terms as mayor pro-tem and held a position on the Transportation Policy Council, which is responsible for policy guidance and overall coordination of the transportation planning activities within the region. 

Capetillo, a native of Baytown, is deputy program manager and quality manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center calibration laboratory. He is a certified ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor and certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence from ASQ. A recipient of the Southwest Asia Service Medal, he is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.

He received a bachelor’s degree in social science from the University of Houston–Clear Lake.  He also serves his community through various committees, local outreach projects and is an active member of his church. He and his wife, Blanca, enjoy spending time with their two children, their family and friends. 

Capetillo joins other current members: Anne U. Clutterbuck, Lawrence D. Finder, Elvin Franklin Jr., Dr. George D. Santos, Daisy A. Stiner, Rene “TJ” Tijerina Jr., Carolyn G. Truesdell and E. Dale Wortham.