Barbara and Rusty are extremely honored to be the gala honorees this year. After moving to our area in 1973, they started volunteering which enabled them to develop lasting friendships and serve the community they love.
Rusty has volunteered by serving on the vestry at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, the Willowbrook Rotary Club, and as board member of Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) and the NAM Foundation. Rusty has enjoyed practicing dentistry in our area for 47 years. He has served his profession on the local, state, and national levels, including president of the UT Dental School of Houston Foundation, president of the International College of Dentists of Texas, and national trustee of the American Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he was appointed by Governor Perry to serve on the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners for six years. A highlight of his career was receiving the Texas Dentist of the Year Award. Rusty has also traveled frequently to Romania with Barbara on dental mission trips. In addition, Rusty has been a board member and president of the Champions Men’s Golf Association, a board member of Whispering Pines Golf Club, and a golf course rater for Golfweek Magazine.
Barbara has owned a residential and commercial interior design firm for 43 years. Her interior design projects have won awards in the ASID/Houston Chronicle contests and one of her projects won first place in the nation. She has been a speaker in New York, Chicago, Houston, and Louisiana, and interviewed by Radio America on how interior designers can be of greater service to their clients. Barbara’s projects and articles have been featured in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Unique Homes, Ladies’ Home Journal, Kitchens and Baths, L.A. Times, as well as local publications. Barbara has served ASID as chapter president, national board of directors, national leadership task force, ASID Foundation Board of Trustees and numerous local and national committees. She received the highest national honor in the society by being named a fellow of ASID.
Wanting to help improve her community, she co-founded the Green Medians Committee to landscape the medians on FM 1960. As a result of this project, Barbara was fortunate to receive many awards including: Houston NW Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, The Gutsy Gal Award from Houston WomanMagazine, Barbara Schlattman Day from Mayor Bill White, North Houston Association Environmental Impact Award, AAUW North Harris County Outstanding Woman, and the Mayor’s Proud Partners’ Award.
Currently, she is serving on The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Board, The Shining Stars Guild, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board, Houston Northwest Chamber of Foundation Board, and Chair of Green Sides. Together, Barbara and Rusty were founding board members of the Foundation for Arts & Cultural Enrichment (FACE). Barbara & Rusty feel fortunate to be part of our very special community.
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