[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/coleman-fullsize.png” width=”IMAGE_WIDTH” height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” lightbox=”on” title=”IMAGE_TITLE” align=”right”]Term Expired May, 2015
Dr. Coleman established his general dentistry practice in his hometown, Beaumont, Texas, in 1983. His practice provides preventative, restorative, cosmetic and implant services.
Dr. Coleman has been married to Julie DuBois Coleman for 31 years. They have three sons: Steven, Chris and John. Steven and Chris are employed locally. John works in Austin, Texas. The family enjoys soccer, water sports, snow skiing, hunting and fishing.
Dr. Coleman and his wife are active members of Wesley United Methodist Church. Dr. Coleman is currently serving his fourth term as the Chairman of the church’s Administrative Board. They have both attended Golden Triangle Emmaus Walks.
Dr. Coleman and his wife are dedicated to the Young Life Christian ministry. They have hosted Young Life club at their home and love bringing the Word to our youth and serve on the Area Committee.
Let’s Move! is First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to fight childhood obesity. Dr. Coleman led the City of Beaumont to first place honors in the National League of Cities Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties program. Dr. Coleman was a speaker at the National League of Cities annual conference in Seattle, WA and has conducted webinars for the National League of Cities and Department of Health and Human Services to assist other cities in their Let’s Move! efforts. Dr. Coleman has attended two White House events honoring Beaumont’s success.
In June 2014, Dr. Coleman received the Individual Champion award at the IT’S TIME TEXAS Summit. IT’S TIME TEXAS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unify and rapidly advance school and community health initiatives across the state. Each year, the group honors individuals and organizations who excel at building healthier communities in Texas.
In November 2014, Dr. Coleman received the Legacy Award at the National League of Cities annual meeting. The Legacy Award is given to an elected official in recognition of their tireless dedication and leadership to leave a lasting legacy for the children of their city and state. The National League of Cities serves as a resource and advocate for more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns across the United States.
In 2011, Dr. Coleman’s family was honored as “Family of the Year” by Family Services of Southeast Texas for their contributions to improve the lives of families in our community.
Dr. Coleman is the founder of Southeast Texas Hands For God Ministry, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing free dental care to the needy. Since 2010, Dr. Coleman and his wife have traveled to a clinic in Juampas, Haiti, the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, an orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti, KWO orphanages near Kericho, Kenya, a clinic in Utila, Honduras and a convent/school in San Andreas Ixtapa, Guatemala.
In 2008, Dr. Coleman traveled to Cote D’Ivoire, Africa on a United Methodist Church mission trip to distribute malaria nets and provide life-saving vaccinations.
For 11 years, Dr. Coleman coached 19 soccer teams and 11 baseball teams with his sons. In 2006, Dr. Coleman’s soccer team finished second in the state. Dr. Coleman was a USSF soccer referee for fifteen years; officiating at the club, high school and college levels.
DEGREES & HONORS
Bachelor of Science-Biology (Highest Honors) – Lamar University: 1980
Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston: 1983
Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry: 1994 (only 7% of U. S. dentists)
Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International: 1994
Small Business Man of the Year – Beaumont Chamber of Commerce: 2000
Jefferson Award – American Institute for Public Service: 2004
Order of the Good Fellow – Texas Dental Association: 2007
Family of the Year – Family Services of Southeast Texas: 2011
Finalist: Alumnus of the Year-University of Texas School of Dentistry: 2014
Marathon Finisher: Austin-2009, Houston-2010
14’er Peaks: Handies Peak, CO (14,028 ft.)-2009 Mt. Antero, CO (14,269 ft.)-2011
PAST/CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
United Way (Past President)
Metro YMCA (Past President)
Rotary Club of Beaumont
Lamar University Alumni Association
Tyrrell Historical Library Association
Trinity United Methodist Church
Young Life of Southeast Texas
Wesley United Methodist Church
Southeast Texas Hands For God Ministry