Oversight Committee

CPRIT is governed by 9 dedicated Texans who together comprise the Oversight Committee. Oversight Committee members are appointed by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House to serve staggered terms. The Oversight Committee meets at least once every quarter and is led by an Executive Committee.

Donald "Dee" Margo

Presiding Officer
Appointed By:
Governor
Term:
May 30, 2015 - January 31, 2021 
Hometown:
El Paso
Subcommittee Membership:
Audit,
Prevention,
Special
Issues

Donald R. "Dee" Margo was elected as the 51st Mayor of El Paso in June 2017 and is the owner of Margo Partners, Inc. Prior to that, Margo worked at the John D. Williams Company for more than 30 years. He worked his way up through the ranks to become the chairman and CEO of the company before the business later sold in 2012 to HUB International, one of the largest brokerage firms in the world. Margo was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010 and served on the Appropriations Committee and the Land and Resource Management Committee.

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Mahendra C. Patel, M.D.

Assistant Presiding Officer
Appointed By:
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Term:
September 15, 2018 - January 31, 2021 
Hometown:
San Antonio
Subcommittee Membership:
Board
Governance
(Chair),
Nominations,
Scientific
Research
(Chair)

Dr. Mahendra C. Patel is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist in San Antonio. He has an extensive record of leadership in the San Antonio medical community, including his time as the Medical Board Chair at Methodist Healthcare System and as the Chief of Staff at Methodist Children’s Hospital. While at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, he was instrumental in developing the division of pediatric neuro-oncology as a principal investigator on numerous phase one/two clinical trials researching brain tumors in pediatric patients.

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David A. Cummings, M.D.

Secretary
Appointed By:
Governor
Term:
August 27, 2018 - January 31, 2023 
Hometown:
San Angelo
Subcommittee Membership:
Audit,
Board
Governance,
Prevention
(Chair),
Special
Issues

David A. Cummings, M.D. is a practicing medical oncologist in San Angelo, TX. He is the co-medical director of the Shannon Oncology Center at Shannon Health Systems of San Angelo. He is Board Certified in Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He is a member of the Texas Medical Association and past president of the Concho Valley County Medical Society. Dr. Cummings is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncologist (ASCO) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

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Will Montgomery

Appointed By:
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Term:
November 20, 2013 - January 31, 2023 (Reappointed February 10, 2017)
Hometown:
Dallas
Subcommittee Membership:
Product
Development,
Scientific
Research,
Prevention,
Contract
Issues
(Chair),
Special
Issues
(Chair)

Mr. Montgomery is a partner at Jackson Walker LLP, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration. He is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including jury and non-jury trials, arbitration, mediation.

In recent comments, he expressed a personal stake in helping to steer CPRIT toward success in championing treatments and cures for cancer: "Cancer is a scourge that has touched families throughout Texas, including my own", Montgomery told D Healthcare Daily.

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Angelos Angelou

Appointed By:
Governor
Term:
September 26, 2013 - January 31, 2019 
Hometown:
Austin
Subcommittee Membership:
Nominations
(Chair),
Product
Development,
Contract
Issues

Angelos Angelou is the Founder and Principal Executive Officer of AngelouEconomics, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in economic & business development and site location consulting.

AngelouEconomics is a leading economic development consultancy in the US.  The firm has an impressive list of clients in both the private and public sector, having conducted over 400 economic development strategies for its clients and the location of nearly $18 billion in capital investments projects throughout the world. Much of this capital investment has taken place in Texas and more than 40 Texas cities/regions have retained AngelouEconomics for their economic development strategies.

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Craig Rosenfeld, M.D.

Appointed By:
Lieutenant Governor
Term:
September 26, 2013 - January 31, 2017 
Hometown:
Dallas
Subcommittee Membership:
Board
Governance,
Nominations,
Product
Development
(Chair)

Dr. Craig S. Rosenfeld is well-known in the field of biotechnology and oncology after a distinguished career as a physician, advocate and entrepreneur. At nearly every turn, Rosenfeld has led essential cancer-fighting initiatives ranging from direct patient care and teaching medical students to directing bone marrow transplant facilities and founding biotechnology startups.

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William Rice, M.D.

Appointed By:
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Term:
November 14, 2017 - January 31, 2019 
Hometown:
Austin
Subcommittee Membership:
Audit
(Chair),
Board
Governance,
Product
Development,
Scientific
Research,
Special
Issues

William Rice, M.D. is senior vice president of clinical innovation for St. David’s Healthcare, and the Central and West Texas Division of the Hospital Corporation of America.  In this role, Dr. Rice supports a portfolio of clinical initiatives focused on quality and safety, informatics initiatives focused on usability, variation, advanced analytics and modeling, and works to support a formalized innovation program across the 10,000-employee health system infrastructure.  St. David’s Healthcare has been recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award — the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence in organizations.

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