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.
Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas
Mercedes Cruz-Ruiz, CHW I
Past Affiliation: Carroll ISD
Pearl Garza Fracchia, Chair
Past Affiliation: Dallas ISD
Nortex Communications, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Danny Garcia, Vice Chair
Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Gibson-Dias, Ph.D.
Texas Christian University
Past Affiliation: City of Fort Worth Fire Department
American Cancer Society
Tarrant County Workforce Solutions, Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County
IDQ Group, Inc.
US-India Chamber of Commerce DFW
Garland City Council
Aideé Granados Peña
Rosa Es Rojo
Any Step Community Services
Me Squared Cancer Foundation
Rev. Elizabeth Watson-Martin
Texas Health Resources
Susan G. Komen
North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition
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.