Director, Medical and Clinical Affairs, Texas Association of Community Health Centers
As TACHC’s Director of Medical and Clinical Affairs, Dr. Roxana Cruz provides clinical leadership to TACHC programs, education, member support, and advocacy. She has been committed to underserved and vulnerable populations throughout her career, both in the U.S. and internationally. Her career in FQHCs started as physician and Medical Director at Los Barrios Unidos in Dallas, moving to work in NYC with homeless populations, and then at Ryan-NENA CHC, where she worked with patients with HIV/AIDS. In 2007 she returned to Texas to work at Community Health Services Agency as Medical Director. Before joining TACHC, Dr. Cruz served as Medical Director for a hospital-owned 501a, practicing and supervising three Rural Health Centers in Greenville, Texas, where she was Chief of Medical Staff between 2015-2017 and was Medical Director of the Hospital District’s new ACO. She was selected for the ‘Rural Health Fellow’ program by the National Rural Health Association to articulate a vision for rural America in 2015. She serves on various non-profit boards devoted to education and/or health equity.