National Advisory Board

 

Judie Blanchard, MS

Program Consultant

Judith Blanchard provides consulting services in health promotion, education and outreach. She designs, coordinates, facilitates, and delivers training programs for health care professionals, patients and consumers and develops educational materials for professionals as well as for individuals with varying literacy and language skills. Most recently, she initiated the development of the conceptual framework for the Dialogue for Action program. This program is designed to strengthen the capacity of states and American Indian/Alaska Native communities to meet their cancer control objectives for increasing colorectal cancer screening in their underserved populations. The program concentrates on engaging the broad diversity of stakeholders throughout a state or tribal community, in a highly interactive and collaborative process that concludes with tangible action steps for moving a state or tribal community forward. Thus far, she has worked with 17 state and 10 tribal teams. This program has been adapted for other topics and organizations as well.

Ms. Blanchard offers over 25 years of health promotion and health education experience combined with writing and editing expertise. She has worked in the public and private sectors and at the community, state and national levels and has designed programs and written for highly educated professionals as well as for the average consumer.

   

Ronald C. Colman, MD

Gastroenterologist-Diagnostic Clinic of Houston

After graduating Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN in 1992, Dr. Colman spent his residency at  Baylor College of Medicine-Internal Medicine.  In 1995, he completed his fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Gastroenterology & Therapeutic Endoscopy. His board certifications include Internal Medicine in 1995 and Gastroenterology in 1998. His special interests are therapeutic pancreatic and biliary endoscopy, complex gastrointestinal disorders, along with upper and lower endoscopy.

 

Lewis E. Foxhall, MD

VP and Associate Professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention-UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Lewis E. Foxhall of Houston is vice president and associate professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School. He is director of the Texas Cancer Data Center and a member of Comprehensive Cancer Control. He is also president of the Harris County Medical Society, trustee of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, member of the American Cancer Society (ACS), and board member of the ACS High Plains Division. Foxhall received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. His term will expire February 1, 2015.

 

Margo Hilliard, MD, MPH

Senior VP of Community Services-Harris County Hospital District

Dr. Hilliard is Senior Vice President of Community Services for the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Hilliard began her career with HCHD in 1988 as Administrator of Jefferson Davis Hospital. In June, 1989, she was named Administrator of Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital where she served for 17 years. Notable accomplishments during her tenure include opening one of the nation’s first ambulatory clinics for HIV/AIDs patients and securing designation, by the State of Texas of LBJ General Hospital, as the first Level III Trauma center in Texas.

A native of Houston, Dr. Hilliard is a board certified pediatrician and holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Southern University. Dr. Hilliard received her medical degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Berkley. She completed her residency in pediatrics at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.  She completed her fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Hilliard has also served as Assistant Director of the Division of Personal Health Services for the City of Houston’s Department of Health & Human Services and as the Physician-in-Chief for the Acres Home Community Health Center. She is a frequent speaker on public health care and health disparities affecting the uninsured and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her leadership and service to vulnerable populations.

   
 

Erica Childs Warner, MPH

Director, Evaluation & Outreach-Prevent Cancer Foundation