TOP 20 IMPACT MAKERS AWARDS 2019
Teresa and Dr. William H. Reading
Top 20 Power Couple Impact Maker Award
Saturday, January 5, 2019
The Ballroom at Bayou Place
Teresa and Dr. William H. Reading have a reputation for getting things done. As physician and nurse, they work together to operate The Offices of William H. Reading, MD, Recovery, Psychiatric, and TMS services, a neuropsychiatric practice in Stafford, Texas. They share a family of four sons, their spouses, and granddaughter, Kaylee. Teresa and Dr. Reading have selflessly given of themselves for over twenty years in service to the Fort Bend community and surrounding areas.
Teresa Cox Reading is a registered nurse and practice administrator for the business she shares with her husband. Teresa received her nursing degree from Excelsior College and is planning to further her studies as a nurse practitioner in family practice and psychiatry. She devotes her time to her career, family, faith, and volunteering.
Dr. William H. Reading has an undergraduate degree from UT Austin and a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical School at UTSA. He completed his residency training in neuropsychiatry at Texas Tech University Medical School in Lubbock, where he was also chief resident in the Department of Neuropsychiatry. Before opening his private practice, Dr. Reading was the clinical director with the UT Medical Branch Correctional Managed Care and a physician with the former Riceland MHMR, now the Texana Center. In 2008, the couple opened their private practice with an emphasis on general psychiatry, outpatient substance abuse recovery, and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). The office, decorated by Teresa herself, offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere where patients feel right at home.
For many years, Teresa was an avid volunteer for FBISD, the FBISD community advisory board, and was a Fort Bend Key Communicator. She was voted one of the VIP’s of The Year and was nominated for the 2004 School Volunteer of the Year Award. Her professional affiliations include the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association, and the National Association of Professional Women.
Teresa has given her time and expertise to many nonprofit and civic organizations but has always been a mental health advocate. The following is a small sample: the Pilot Club, the Lioness Club, CASA of FBC, and FBC Medical Society. She served a two-term presidency for Mental Health America of Fort Bend County (MHA-FBC) and was a Texas delegate for MHA of Texas. She was also president and district director for the FBC Medical Society Alliance. Teresa has received many awards in recognition of her service to the community. Some of these are: Houston Aeros Charities FBC Woman of the Year for Community Service Award, 2004; Champion of Behavioral Healthcare for the Texana Center, 2010-2011; MHA-FBC Bell Ringer Award, 2006; and one of Houston Woman’s Magazine's 50 Most Influential Women of 2013.
Dr. Reading is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Psychotherapy Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. As an educator, Dr. Reading was an assistant professor for over five years, and as an author, he has written numerous articles for professional publications. Dr. Reading also served his country in the U.S. Army; his final rank was Major, Medical Corps, Reserve Officer.
In a professional capacity, Dr. Reading has had numerous appointments. Some of these are: chairman of the Socioeconomics Reference Committee at the UT Medical Branch, vice counsellor of the board of counsellors at the Texas Medical Association, executive board member (president) for the FBC Medical Society, and delegate to the Texas Medical Association of the FBC Medical Society. Some of his service organization affiliations include: advisory board chairman of MHA-FBC; consultant for the Children’s Advocacy Center of FBC; and member, volunteer, and consultant for the FBC Medical Society Alliance.
Just a few of the awards and honors Dr. Reading has received are: named twice by Living Magazine as one of FBC’s Top Docs and as Best Psychiatrist of FBC in 2017, 5-Year Service Recognition from the UT Medical Branch, Certificate of Meritorious Achievement from the FBC Medical Society, and Certificate of Appreciation for Service to Organization from the Clements HS Navy JROTC Booster Club.
As a couple, Teresa and Dr. Reading received the Indo-American Charity Foundation Angels of Mercy Award in 2017 for their valuable work with the foundation. Throughout their years of service, they have been honorary chairs and active sponsors for numerous nonprofit events and have given generously to many organizations, including the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, where Teresa is currently vice president, and the Aga Khan Foundation, for which Teresa is an original emissary. Their business was key in establishing the Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition, which focuses on addressing underage drinking and drug abuse in the community. They have partnered with MHA-FBC for over 20 years and have donated to over 25 causes in the last five years.
Teresa and Dr. Reading not only get things done, they get them done well, and to the benefit of many.
It is for all the reasons mentioned above, and many more, that Teresa and Dr. William H. Reading have been named a Top 20 Power Couple Impact Maker for 2019.