Trustee Catalina E. Garcia

Catalina E. Garcia  

Catalina E. Garcia, M.D.

  • District #1
  • Date Elected: May 2024
  • Term Expires: 2030


  • Anesthesiologist at Baylor Scott & White, Retired 

    Dallas Anesthesiology Group, P.A., Principal, Retired 

  • Education

    • University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, M.D.
    • University of Texas at El Paso, Bachelor of Science in the Biological Sciences


  • American Board of Anesthesiology

Civic/Professional Service

  • Hispanic Women's Network of Texas 

    Leadership Texas 


    Mexican American National Association 


    National Association of Hispanic Journalists

    LBJ WCS Mentorship Program UT 

    North Texas Charities, ESL instructor

    Dallas Independent School District, tutor/mentor

    El Centro College, tutor/mentor

    Texas State Board of Medical Examiners 

    Practicing Physicians Advisory Council to HHS/HCFA 

    NSF/NASA Model Institutions in Excellence, Leadership Council 

    National Hispanic Women's Health Initiative 

    High School for Health Professions, DISD, Advisory Committee 

    National Hispanic Council on Aging, Board of Directors 

    Head Start of Dallas, Board of Directors 

    KERA, Board of Directors 

    Dallas Women's Foundation, founder 

    Mexican American Business & Professional Women, founder 

    National Council of La Raza (now UNIDOS-US)  

    Hispanic Advisory Committee to DISD Superintendent Linus Wright, Chair 

    National Hispanic Leadership Institute  

    Texas State Board of Medical Examiners  

    D.A.R.T. Board, (Secretary 1986-1987) 

    Latino Advisory Committee/Dallas Inner-city School District Drop-Out Committee  


  • Miguel Hidalgo Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts & Education 

    Distinguished Alumna, UTEP 

    Living Legend Award, Hispanic 100 

    Minority Business Leaders Award, Dallas Business Journal 

    Power of the Purse Philanthropy Award, Dallas Women's Foundation 

    Texas Women Activists Award, Veteran Feminists Organization 

    YWCA Centennial Award, 100 Women 100 Years 

    Women of Distinction Award, Tejas Girl Scout Council 

    Women of Spirit, American Jewish Congress 

    Mother of the Year, Dallas Can Academy 

    DISD Superintendent's Volunteer of the Year Award

Contact Information

Board of Trustees
Dallas College
1601 Botham Jean Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
Board Relations Office: 214-378-1602
Fax: 214-378-1610


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