TOP 20 IMPACT MAKERS AWARDS 2020
Dr. Diana Collins
2020 Top 20 Inspiring Woman Impact Maker Award
Sunday, January 19, 2020
The St. Regis Houston
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dr. Diana Collins is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Here, she earned her medical degree in 1992, completed her general psychiatry residency in 1995, and earned a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Collins is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Harris County Medical Society, and the Fort Bend Medical Society. Currently, she practices in Sugar Land and specializes in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Collins treats children, adults, and families experiencing emotional, behavioral, or relationship problems. As one who treats children and adolescents, she has two additional years of training on top of her study of adult psychiatry and is an expert at recognizing, diagnosing, and treating emotional and psychological disorders in both children and adults. Because she is a medical doctor, Dr. Collins is adept at recognizing psychological symptoms resulting from medical conditions. This makes her practiced at collaborating with physicians in other specialties and coordinating care as part of a team. Noted for her unhurried pace in her interactions with her clients, Dr. Collins is respected and trusted among her patients and in the community. She was voted as The Most Outstanding Psychiatrist in 2018 and 2019, and she received the Reader’s Choice Award of Fort Bend County by Living Magazine.
In 1994 and 1995, Diana was named an Outstanding Teacher for Medical Students of Psychiatry by the University of Texas Medical School. In 1996, she was presented with the William Sorum Assembly Resident-Fellow Member (RFM) award by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Area V. This award honors an RFM, and a district branch in each area, who has made the most notable progress in RFM activities, involvement, participation, or representation in the APA.
As well as helping those who seek out her expertise, Dr. Collins is a tireless supporter of her community and has been, and continues to be, involved with numerous nonprofit organizations in various capacities, including as chair of the Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels program, as an advisory board member for Kids' Meals Fort Bend County, and as an advisory board member for the Women’s Home. In addition, Dr. Collins has supported and sponsored the Fort Bend Education Foundation; AccessHealth of Fort Bend; Books Between Kids; the KnILE Center, a self-paced private school for grades one through twelve focused on helping students develop a firm foundation in learning strategies and technique; Houston 20, a movement advocating for the end of sex trafficking and the sex trade in Houston; Fort Bend Community Partners; and CHILDREN AT RISK. She is also a platinum sponsor of the Miss Chinatown Houston Scholarship Pageant.
In service to the Mental Health Association of Fort Bend County, Dr. Collins works in an advisory capacity and as a speaker on various occasions. As a member of the District Advisory Team (DAT), comprised of mental health professionals, she was instrumental in drafting legislation headed by State Representative Rick Miller. Dr. Collins is also the medical editor of CKW LUXE magazine.
Dr. Collins is a fan of the opera and attends the Houston Grand Opera on a regular basis. Other of her interests include: traveling, continuing education in the field of psychiatry, book clubs, high intensity training, party planning, decoration, and watching movies with her husband, Al Gallo, and their two dogs, Tess and Gizmo.
Devoted to her practice and to her community, Dr. Collins has earned the reputation of being a kind, caring, and understanding professional and community member.
It is for all the reasons mentioned above, and many more, that Dr. Diana Collins has been named a Top 20 Inspiring Woman Impact Maker for 2020.