Deanna Ibancovichi Bach and Blanca Torres accept on behalf of Dr. Elba Garcia from Tom Trotter

Leadership Advocacy Award Honoree

Dr. Elba Garcia embodies a new breed of professional women in the 21st century. Her roles include mother, wife, dentist, community leader and role model for Latino women. Elba is a former Dallas City Council Member and the current Dallas County Commissioner for District 4.

Elba, who was born and educated in Mexico City, earned her Doctorate in Odontology from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in 1984. She later immigrated to the United States, where she had to recertify her Degree at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning her second Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1990 and launched her private practice in 1998. Elba has also served as an assistant professor at the Baylor College of Dentistry.