We are the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas.
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Meet Our Advisory Boards
Our Community Advisory Board
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center's Community Advisory Board represents the diverse populations and organizations of Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Through their unique perspectives and talents, board members advise Simmons on the development of successful cancer education and outreach strategies for our area.
The board also helps Simmons align research priorities with the community’s highest needs, and it mobilizes civic partnerships so that everyone can join forces in the fight against cancer.
Community Advisory Board Members:
Rosangela Boyd, Ph.D.
Texas Christian University
Consulate General of Mexico
Mercedes Cruz-Ruiz, CHW I
Pearl Garza Fracchia, Chair
Past Affiliation: Dallas ISD
Danny Garcia, Vice Chair
Cook Children’s Health Care System
Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
Past Affiliation: City of Fort Worth Fire Department
Belinda González Hampton
Past Affiliation: Tarrant County Health Department
Philip Huang, M.D.
Dallas County Health and Human Services
American Cancer Society
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
US-India Chamber of Commerce DFW
Garland City Council
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
Any Step Community Services
Foremost Family Health Centers
Me Squared Cancer Foundation
Rev. Elizabeth Watson-Martin
Texas Health Resources
Susan G. Komen
North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition
"Our Community Advisory Board is an innovative partnership for two-way communication between UT Southwestern and the public to bring awareness to cancer resources in the DFW area, particularly in traditionally underserved areas. I’ve enjoyed collaborating with other community leaders in our efforts to promote the excellent work being done by Simmons Cancer Center."
Our Patient and Family Advisory Council
Simmons’ Patient and Family Advisory Council was created and developed with generous support from Kim and Jeff Chapman to address the wide-ranging needs of patients and their caregivers. Members of the council meet regularly to share their views on all aspects of the cancer journey. Their input guides Simmons’ efforts to create an uplifting care environment, offer patient-centered services, and enable access to clinical trials.
To learn more about the Patient and Family Advisory Council, please contact Alex Huffman at SCCCSupport@utsouthwestern.edu.