Leadership always influences and determines outcomes—not some of the time, but all of the time.
Mark A. Wallace
President and CEO


20 Years

My Definition of Leadership

The consistent commitment of the organization to getting better all the time.

Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, is Chief of Congenital Heart Surgery and Cardiac Surgeon In-Charge at Texas Children’s Hospital, the nation’s largest pediatric hospital. His academic appointments include Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (tenured), Baylor College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University. Dr. Fraser holds the Donovan Chair in Congenital Heart Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital and has joint clinical appointments at the Texas Heart Institute and The University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Fraser also serves as Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Program at the Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Charles Fraser, Surgeon-in-Chief.

Department or Service
Department of Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery


University of Texas Medical Branch, Doctor of Medicine, 1984


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, General Surgery, 1985


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, General Surgery, 1990 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgery, 1993


Royal Children’s Hospital, Pedi Cardiovascular Surgery, 1992


Senior Vice President, Human Resources
29 Years

My Definition of Leadership

Think it Big...Lead it Bigger...and Be the Difference.

Linda Aldred is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Texas Children’s Hospital responsible for maintaining and elevating a rich organizational culture, leadership development and new employee recruitment. Linda joined Texas Children’s in 1988 and has since helped grow the organization from less than 1,000 employees to the 14,000 it is today. She has led the development of a contemporary digital talent acquisition strategy, designed robust on-boarding teams and formalized the existing culture via four key values made actionable through a new culture website and robust launch strategies. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Houston and a Master’s degree in Education from Colorado State University.


Colorado State University, Master of Education, Organizational Performance and Change

University of Houston, Bachelor of Finance

Sarah Maytum

Assistant Vice President
18 Years

Sarah Maytum is currently an Assistant Vice President at Texas Children’s Hospital with responsibility for multiple clinical and clinical support departments. Sarah joined Texas Children’s Hospital as a Child Life Specialist in January of 1999. She became a formal leader in January of 2003, and over the last 13 years, has assumed progressively greater leadership roles. Sarah has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a Master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Houston, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas. In 2014, Sarah was honored as the Mark A. Wallace Director Catalyst Leader.


College of the Holy Cross, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

University of Texas at Tyler, Master of Business Administration

University of Houston, Master of Education, Administration


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