Community Leadership & Partners

Spreading Health & Wellness in Southwest Dallas County

Improving the health and wellness of our community is an important mission and one we cannot do alone. We are extremely grateful to the community leaders and neighboring cities that have supported us in our efforts.

  • Fran Laukaitis
    • Board member, Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce
  • Dustin Anthamatten
    • Board member, Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce & Healthcare Committee; Chair, Best Southwest Partnership
  • Stephanie Gary
    • Board member, Duncanville Chamber of Commerce
  • Vanessa Thompson
    • Director of Food Service; Board Member, DeSoto Chamber of Commerce
  • Lorenzo Manquero
    • Board Chair, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce; President Elect, All Saints Lutheran Church Board; DFW, Hospital Council Regulatory Collaborative Committee

Cynthia Mickens Ross

President, Fellowship of Professional Women
In this capacity, Mickens Ross leads an interdenominational group of women committed to exploring the teachings of Jesus Christ and to support each other’s faith in the marketplace and in their personal lives. Mickens Ross is the first African American woman to become president of the Fellowship of Professional Women organization.

Chair, Best Southwest Partnership
In this capacity, Mickens Ross works with 12 cities, chambers, school districts, colleges and universities, businesses, and entities in southern Dallas County. The goal of this partnership is to join communities under shared economic growth, thereby creating a thriving economy and region for future generations. Mickens Ross is the third female chair of thirty past chairs.

Dallas Regional Chamber Leadership Dallas Alumni Board Member & Co-Chair, LDA 2018 Community Day
In this capacity, Mickens Ross is educating the alumni of Leadership Dallas on significant issues affecting the lives of residents in southern Dallas County. She is the co-chair of Leadership Dallas Alumni 2018 Community Day. The day will focus on service to six non-profits such as Hope Mansion, a home for unwed pregnant girls and women and Mission Cedar Hill, which provides home repairs to the elderly and women. Through her community relationships, LDA 2018 Community Day has partnered with Leadership Southwest Alumni, Dallas Police Department and Girl Scouts to provide service to the selected non-profits.

Frost Bank Community Advisory Board Member
In this capacity, Mickens Ross is providing corporate leadership management for the products and services of Frost Bank.

Community Partners

  • Duncanville ISD
  • Duncanville ISD Chamber of Commerce
  • DeSoto ISD
  • DeSoto Chamber of Commerce
  • Cedar Hill ISD
  • Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce
  • Best Southwest Partnership
  • City of Cedar Hill
  • Cedar Hill Zula B. Wylie Library
  • Celebrating Life Foundation
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Mountain View College
  • City of Ovilla

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