Peggy Roe and Tina Saenz assume Board Positions at The Rose
Houston, TX [October 5, 2021] –The Rose, which has delivered premier breast healthcare services to women and men since 1986, is excited to welcome two community-focused leaders to its board: Peggy Roe and Tina Saenz. “We are thrilled that Peggy Roe and Tina Saenz are joining the board, and we are grateful they will be sharing their experience and commitment to service with The Rose community,” says CEO and co-founder Dorothy Gibbons.
Peggy Roe comes from a long career in community service, non-profit fundraising, and consulting. She served as Senior Vice President for Advancement at DePelchin Children’s Center from 2008-2014 and has worked as a campaign consultant at The Junior League of Houston, Amazing Place, and Camp Allen, among several others. Her service on non-profit boards includes re:MIND, Bo’s Place at Rice University, and Covenant House Texas. Roe was introduced to The Rose by Board Chair Pamela Lovett, who sought her skills as a potential capital campaign consultant in 2016. That consultancy eventually evolved into orchestrating “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” The Rose’s annual luncheon since 2019.
“I have been fortunate to work in a professional capacity for The Rose, and I am ready to switch roles and work as a volunteer. I believe I can use my experience as a consultant to non-profits, often in fundraising and board development, to help The Rose. When one of my daughter’s best friends died from breast cancer at age 33, I knew this was a cause I could and should support for a lifetime,” Roe explains. “And The Rose has a special place in its heart for young victims of the disease.”
Roe received a BA from the University of Oklahoma, an MA from the University of Houston, and an MLS from Rice University. She and her husband Bill (now deceased) have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Tina Saenz, a Senior Process Engineer at Novus International, Inc. and former secondary math instructor, began working with The Rose as a board fellow while attending the Rice Jones Graduate School of Business in 2019. While she doesn’t have personal experience with breast cancer, she knows what it means to struggle to find care from her experience when her mother was terminally ill. “We lived in a rural area, and we would have to drive long distances to testing facilities. I’m glad The Rose provides mobile mammogram units to meet women where they are.”
“The Rose is a fantastic organization that is literally saving lives,” Saenz continues. “I appreciate that The Rose actively looks for ways to ensure all women in the greater Houston area have access to mammograms by offering both fixed locations and mobile units. The engineer in me admires the way The Rose uses operational efficiencies to provide care for all women regardless of insurance status.”
Saenz received a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Rice University. She and her husband Mark enjoy traveling.
About The Rose
As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, The Rose is one of only 14 Breast Centers in the greater Houston area to receive this designation. Led by Fellowship trained physicians, The Rose’s advanced digital technology includes 3-D tomosynthesis mammography, diagnostic workups including biopsies and its nationally recognized Patient Navigation Program ensures access to treatment and a continuum of care for all women. Since 1986, The Rose has led strong advocacy efforts for quality breast healthcare and has been at the forefront of innovation in breast healthcare. As a major specialty care provider within the Healthcare Safety Net system, The Rose is considered to be a leading nonprofit in breast healthcare. Annually, The Rose serves 40,000 insured and uninsured women and men. With two Houston-based comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Centers and a Mobile Mammography Health Program, The Rose provides services to women throughout 41 counties in Southeast Texas. non-profit.