Joe Blumberg, Mary Frances Hansen and Pat Housel

Jun 20, 2011


June 16, 2011 3:31 pm

Mary Frances Hansen is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and moved to Dallas 35 years ago. In her late 50s Mary Frances went to work for Princess Cruises where she met her husband, Richard Barry who is a headlining entertainer on Cruise Ships. Having been an RN, including 7 years as an ICU nurse, she has been professionally serving others for most of her adult life. Mary Frances has a heart for volunteering (she is a professional volunteer) and spent many years working closely with the Alzheimer’s Association. Upon discovering the Ms. Texas Senior America Pageant she saw it as and excellent platform to spread the word on Alzheimer’s awareness, she entered and won the competition, becoming Ms. Texas Sr. America 1997. Mary Frances has been the Director and Pageant Coordinator for Ms. Texas Senior America since its resurrection in 2005.

Pat Housel grew up in Iowa and spent her high school years in Germany as her father was in the Army. When they returned to the states,her father was stationed at Fort Hood and her family settled in Dallas. Pat worked for Bank of America as a project manager and learned about the Ms. Texas Senior America pageant in 2006. Pat won the 2006 pageant and was asked to join the pageant’s board of directors after completing her reign. Her project management skills are an asset to the pageant and Pat has been the Pageant Coordinator since 2006.

For more information about the pageant, please visit You can also email Mary Frances Hansen at:

Joe Blumberg founded Specifics, Inc. in 1985. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer and meeting Dr. Nikhil Shah, Founder and President of the Men’s Health and Wellness Center, Joe became the Director of Men’s Health in 2009. The Men’s Health and Wellness Center is about men from all walks of life who face serious health issues as they age, and men would want to take action to improve their health and quality of life. Dr. Shah started Men’s Health and Wellness Center with the vision to not create an ‘executive spa’ but rather to provide specific and concrete information on these health concerns.
For more information about the Men’s Health and Wellness Center you can visit or call 678-638-6388.