Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas*

9 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 542 1701 N. Congress Ave., Ste. 6-127P.O. Box 12097Austin 78711-2097


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Presiding Officer David A. Cummings, M.D. San Angelo, 01-31-2029
Secretary Cindy Barberio Payne Spring Branch, 01-31-2025
Board Member(s) Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. Pharr, 01-31-2025
Dee Margo El Paso, 01-31-2027
Will Montgomery Dallas, 01-31-2023
Mahendra C. Patel, M.D., P.A. San Antonio, 01-01-2027
William H. Rice, M.D. Austin, 01-31-2025
Craig Rosenfeld, M.D. Dallas, 01-31-2017
Position Vacant Governor's Appointment


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Chief Executive Officer Kristen Doyle (512) 463-3190
Chief Operating Officer Heidi McConnell (512) 463-3190
Chief Prevention Officer Ramona Magid (512) 463-3190
Chief Scientific Officer Michelle M. Le Beau, Ph.D. (512) 463-3190
Chief Product Development Officer G. Kenneth Smith, Ph.D. (512) 463-3190
Chief Compliance Officer Vince Burgess (512) 463-3190


The Oversight Committee serves as the governing body of CPRIT, which awards grants to expedite innovation in cancer research, to help bring lifesaving cancer products to Texans and to expand cancer prevention capabilities across the state.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2029.