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COE Community Advisory Board

Our Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Community Advisory Board is an essential link to people in the communities we serve. The board’s input informs our outreach, engagement and research agendas.

Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, reduces the cancer burden in South Texas through Community Outreach and Engagement (COE).

Our COE Community Advisory Board plays an integral role in these efforts. Board members share feedback from the community to inform future research.

More information about our COE Community Advisory Board

Our COE Community Advisory Board includes representatives from organizations across South Texas.

They contribute to our work to reduce the cancer burden in our community by:

  • Explaining thoughts, perspectives and beliefs from the community about cancer
  • Identifying issues that can interfere with cancer prevention and treatment
  • Giving feedback on current community and outreach efforts
  • Helping the community outreach and engagement team set priorities for future efforts
  • Sharing new information with the community

Meet our Community Outreach Board

Members of the community outreach board include:


Julie Bazan

Director, Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center


Tommy Camden

Program Manager, SA Metro Health


Erin Ercoline

Executive Director, ThriveWell


Belinda Flores

Director, South Coastal Area Health Education Center


Brenda Hoffman

Director, Southwest Border Area Health Education Center


Mary Jimenez

Vice President Strategic Account Management, Caris Life Sciences


Jennifer Knoulton

Vice President of Operations, Methodist Health Ministries


Janna Lesser

Program Director, South Texas Area Health Education Center


Armando Lopez

Director, Lower Rio Grande Valley Area Health Education Center


Elizabeth Lutz

Executive Director, Bexar County Community Health/The Health Collaborative


Fernando Martinez

Program Coordinator, Community Health, Northwest Vista College


Susan Padalecki

Associate Director for Research Administration, Mays Cancer Center


Gisel Prado

Health Equity Manager, SA Metro Health


Amanda Ramirez

Founder and Survivor, Mandy’s Fight


Donna Rankin

Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships Manager, American Cancer Society


Carlos V. Rodriguez

Health Equity Manager, SA Metro Health


Sandi Stanford

Advocate, Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation


Maria Torres

Business Operations Manager, University Health System


Paula Winkler

Director, South Central Area Health Education Center


Jose Zapata

Manager of Academic Programs, UT Health South Texas AHEC