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Woman of the Week

Meet Dorothy Gibbons, Woman of the Week


  • Co-Founder & CEO of The Rose in Houston, TX.

  • Author, motivator, fundraiser, speaker.


  • Pioneered patient navigators and established a 500+ member Physicians Network for pro-bono care.

  • Introduced portable Mobile Mammography units serving a 35 county area in southeast Texas.

  • Founded the Breast Health Collaborative of Texas.

  • Recipient of numerous awards including the Community Health Leadership Award and Yoplait’s Breast Cancer Champion.

Nonprofit Involvement:

  • Founder or founding board member of various organizations including the Breast Health Collaborative of Texas and Gateway to Care.

  • Served on boards of Texas Executive Women’s, Association of Business Professional Women, and others.

-Personal Life:

  • Balances roles as CEO, author, wife, mother, yoga instructor, lecturer, rancher, and advocate.

  • Inspired by her mother's bedside experience and her leadership journey at The Rose.

- Education:

  • Holds a BA in communications and explores women's roles in world religions, mythology, and history.

- Book:

  • The Women of The Rose: The story of mammograms, miracles and a Texas non-profit that beat all the odds

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