Where Our Community is the 1st Priority

C. Bruce Stratton- President

C. Bruce Stratton is married to the former Gloria Patricia Egbert.  He is an attorney sole practitioner, practicing law in Liberty for more than 40 years.  He is a graduate of Lamar State College and attended the University of Texas and University of Houston Law Schools before receiving his license in 1968.  He is a former president of the local bar and served as Chair of the District 3B Grievance Committee for the State Bar. He is a Co-Chair of the Texas Supreme Court Committee on Court-Annexed Mediation.  He is a Rotarian and a former President of the Liberty Rotary Club as well as President and Citizen of the Year for the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.  Bruce was recently chosen Citizen of the Year by the Liberty Lions Club.  He served as Chair of the LRC, Local Review Committee studying hazard waste storage in solution mined salt dome caverns  in the Dayton area and was on the Board of Directors and Legal Committee for PACE, People Against A Contaminated Environment. 

On a State wide level he has served as Chair of the Texas State Bar ADR, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Section and President of TAM, Texas Association of Mediators.  He has received the Evans Award (ADR Section) and Suzanne Adams Award (TAM) both for state wide contributions in the field of mediation.  He is currently a member and credentialed by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association as “Mediator Credential Advanced”.  Bruce has written a number of articles dealing with mediation which have been published throughout the state.  He was appointed to the initial Board of the Liberty County Hospital District No. 1 in February 2005, was elected its President and has served in that capacity to-date.  Bruce also serves as Board President of the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center.  He and Gloria attend St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Liberty where he has served as its Senior Warden twice and currently serves as Chair of the Lay Readers while Gloria serves as head of the Altar Guild.

Paul Henry - Vice President

Paul J. Henry is a native of Liberty County.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1967 and from the University of Houston in 1971.  In 1973, he started his banking career at First Liberty National Bank as a mortgage loan officer.  In 1990, he was named President of First Liberty National Bank.

During his business career, Paul has served in various civic and community positions.  He served 16 years on the Liberty City Council, 5 years as Mayor of Liberty, and was named Citizen of the Year by the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce in 1994.  Paul has also served on various community boards including the Trinity Valley Exposition, Liberty Municipal Library Board, Liberty County Rural Transportation District #1, and Liberty County Health Awareness Coalition.

Paul is a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  He has served on various committees of the parish which includes the vestry and the finance committee.  He also served on the steering committee to have the election to establish the Liberty County Hospital District #1.  In 2007, he was appointed to the Hospital District’s board.  In 2009, he was appointed to the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center board and elected Vice-President of the hospital.

Milton Fregia- Treasurer

Born in Liberty, Milton Fregia grew up as a resident of Daisetta where he graduated high school in 1982. He attended Lee College earning an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology 1985. He went on to work at Compaq Computers for 11 years in Houston. He met his wife, Tina, while living in Tomball in 1993 and they moved to Hardin in 1998 to raise their three children - Ryan, Lindsey, and Jonathan. Milton was also the owner and operator of Hardin Grocery and Meat Market for 17 years.

Now working in the health insurance industry, Milton can see the need for indigent health care in our county. "Not everyone qualifies for Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Milton believes the best way to care for our low-income residents is to have our state lawmakers expand the requirements in Texas to fill the gap between Medicaid and the ACA."

Bill Griffin- Board Member

Having been born and raised in Liberty, TX, Bill Griffin is a true native of the community. Alongside his twin brother and older sister, Bill was raised by parents Tinya and Frank Neal Griffin in small-town Liberty until graduating from Liberty High School in 1989. Griffin moved away for a short four-year period to attend Sam Houston State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He later returned in 1993 to serve the community as an officer of the Liberty Police Department where he earned many awards and promotions throughout the years. 

By 1998, Bill married his wife Cindy in Liberty and went on to raise their two children, making them natives of the community as well. 

His primary goal while serving is to continue to support the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center’s mission of providing cost effective indigent health care to those who meet qualifications. He is also focused on continuing to provide support to the hospital in their efforts of giving access to quality healthcare locally. Bill understands the importance of continuing to expand on the services which the hospital can offer to the community. Therefore, he will encourage hospital leaders to continue to bring in more medical services that will help the citizens of Liberty gain more local access to a higher level of care. Griffin promises to be dedicated to supporting these missions and looks forward to continuing to represent our local health care facility anyway he can.

Shannon Gardner-Board Member

Shannon Gardner is a long-time resident of Liberty, graduating from Liberty High School in 2001 and Baylor University in 2004. She also holds a master’s degree in public health and healthcare management from the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston. Shannon was a practice administrator at a rural health clinic in Liberty for more than a decade. For the last five years she has worked in value-based care, developing and executing strategies to improve patient outcomes with providers in the greater Houston area and Dallas-Fort Worth, including large health systems and senior-focused primary care clinics.

Shannon, her husband Mark, and two children reside in Liberty. She has served in leadership positions on the Liberty ISD Education Foundation board of directors and in the Libertad Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as multiple volunteer positions at church. Shannon looks forward to applying her professional experience and learnings from more than fifteen years in healthcare in service to Liberty County residents. She was appointed to the board in 2022.