Dr. Bannon was born in El Paso, Texas and attended Eastwood High School where he swam competitively. Prior to attending college, he traveled to Kenya with the Texas Baptist Young Men where he assisted in the construction of four churches. He attended Baylor University and graduated with a BA degree in biology. He then moved ninety minutes southeast to College Station, Texas where he attended Texas A&M University College of Medicine and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. During medical school, he traveled to a remote section of Ghana and worked at Baptist Medical Centre, Nalerigu.
Dr. Bannon did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. While at OU, Dr. Bannon met and married Dr. Winfrey. They share a daughter named Bailey, and two sons, Asher and Levi. Other than spending time with his family, Dr. Bannon enjoys reading, travel and watching his Baylor Bears play.
Dr. Benac is a native Texan who graduated from Boerne High School, played basketball at Texas A&M University and graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Benac attended medical school at Texas A&M Health Science Center before entering OB/GYN residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. During has time in residency, Dr. Benac received recognition for his research work as well as for his surgical expertise.
Following residency, Dr. Benac and his family lived in Kenya for 4 months to work at Tenwek Hospital where they continue to stay actively involved. Dr. Benac is married to his wife, Hannah, and together they have two boys. He is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Texas Medical Association and the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Benac considers it a privilege to care for the women and families of this community and enjoys spending his free time outdoors, with his family and staying involved in the local church through teaching and medical missions.
As an Air Force dependent, Dr. Sumi King has lived in many diverse locations including Japan, where she was born; Hawaii, Spain, and Texas. She decided to pursue a medical career as a sophomore in high school and choose obstetrics and gynecology because it “felt like a perfect fit.”
Sumi and her husband David have two daughters, Ariana and Alessandra; four cats and three horses. Dr. King loves English riding with her youngest daughter, dance and loves trying new things.
As a military brat, Dr. Moore has had the opportunity to live in other states and countries before coming to call Sheppard AFB and Wichita Falls her home. She is a graduate of Hirschi High School and then went on to graduate magna cum laude from Grambling State University. Initially a political science major, it was her own first pregnancy and the care that she received that sparked her interest in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her desire to pursue this path was further solidified during her medical school training at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. “In this field, women entrust in me the care of them during their most intimate times; from the miracle of childbirth and then transitioning through different stages in their life…besides being a mother myself, there is no greater honor.” Dr. Moore completed her residency at the UTMB-Galveston and has decided to return to her hometown community.
In her spare time she enjoys going to church, shopping, music, movies, exercising, and most importantly, spending time with her family which includes: children Aric, Hayden, Aniyah.
Dr. Winfrey is a Wichita Falls native. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Texas A&M University before graduating with her medical degree from UT Houston Medical School. During medical school, Dr. Winfrey had a wonderful experience with several patients on her OB/Gyn rotation which opened her eyes to this specialty. The central attraction to this field for her is the relationships that develop with the patients. It is a blessing to be able to share in the journey of pregnancy with a woman as she prepares to welcome a new life into the world. It is also rewarding to care for women at different stages of their lives, helping them to transition through each phase. “It is an honor that women will confide in me and allow me to participate in their healthcare.”
Dr. Winfrey went on to pursue her training in OB/Gyn at OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK. where she completed her residency in 2002. While there, she met her husband, Ryan Bannon, M.D also an OB/Gyn, and they were married in 2004. After completing residency, Dr. Winfrey relocated to Wichita Falls, eager to return to her hometown community. She and her husband have a daughter and two sons. They enjoy raising their family here. Dr. Winfrey enjoys jogging, reading, spending time with her family and being involved with church and supporting the teen ministry Young Life.
Tessa has lived in North Texas her entire life. She grew up in and graduated from Windthorst High School where she participated in all activities from sports to 4-H. She went on to graduate from Midwestern State University with a nursing degree in 2009 and went to work in Labor and Delivery for URHCS. She then obtained her Master’s of Science Degree from Georgetown University and certifications in Midwifery and Women’s Health. She is married to Jace Yates, and they have one son, Jude.
Tessa is passionate about providing holistic care to women of all ages and is looking forward to bringing the option of nurse midwifery care to the North Texas area.