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.
2021 Community Advisory Board Members:
Carole Baas, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Rosangela Boyd, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Texas Christian University
The University of Texas at Arlington
Consulate General of Mexico
Mercedes Cruz-Ruiz, CHW I
The Senior Source
Pearl Garza Fracchia
Past Affiliation: Dallas ISD
Fort Worth ISD, Community Activist
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Belinda González Hampton
Past Affiliation: Tarrant County Health Department
Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
Philip Huang, M.D.
Dallas County Health and Human Services
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Mago & Associates
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
Past Affiliation: AIDS Outreach Center
Susan G. Komen
Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
American Cancer Society
Foremost Family Health Centers
Kelsel Thompson, Chair
Paul Quinn College
Rev. Elizabeth Watson-Martin
Texas Health Resources
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.