It is the mission of the Fort Worth Chamber’s Area councils to enhance their respective geographical area by focusing on promotion of business, education and community. The primary goals of each Area Council Board will be to identify, inform and promote the interests of their membership within the boundaries of their Area Council and within the overall program and policies of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.
The North Area is growing and developing at a fast pace. From the historic Stockyards area to Alliance Texas and Texas Motor Speedway, the I-35 corridor has seen several business parks, hotels, and new neighborhoods spring up on the vast real estate available. It is also home to Meacham International Airport, intermodal terminals and, to the northwest, Eagle Mountain Lake. Transportation and workforce development are the two primary issues identified by the North Area Council (NAC) board.
Texas Health Alliance - Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The system's primary service area consists of 16 counties in north central Texas, home to more than 6.2 million people.
Mandy Forbus lives in North Fort Worth with her husband of 15 years, and their second-grader son and kindergartener daughter.
At Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, Mandy serves as the Community Integration director, who is responsible for community benefit implementation and reporting, and the execution of programs for preventive and chronic care management that support Texas Health Alliance’s initiatives for effective, high-quality care and population health management. She is also responsible for leading the hospital’s Community Health Council; overseeing the programs for Faith Community Nursing, Emergency Department Patient Navigation and School District Student Job Shadowing; as well as cultivating and sustaining community relationships, serving as a connector for the good of our community.
During her tenure with Texas Health, she had the privilege of working at several hospitals – including 726-bed Texas Health Fort Worth, 300-bed Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford and 36-bed Texas Health Azle – as well as the corporate office. While a member of the Texas Health Resources Communication & Image division, in September 2012, Mandy lead a successful launch of the opening of Texas Health Alliance, including a community celebration with more than 5,000 attendees.
In 2015, the care team of the 74-bed Texas Health Alliance hospital provided more than 6,800 hours of community service and reported more than $861,000 in community benefit. For 2016, Mandy continues to seek opportunities to improve the health and well-being of the people in the community we serve.
Currently, Mandy serves as the Chair for the North Area Council of the Fort Worth Chamber and is the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she serves as the Chair of the Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration Steering Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Northwest ISD School Health Advisory Council.
She is also actively involved with Keller ISD, Cancer Support Community, Community Storehouse and March of Dimes.
Mandy was born and raised in Euless, Texas, and has lived in Fort Worth for 14 years.
The North Area Council, in partnership with TXU and Texas Tree foundation planted Trees at J. P. Elder Middle School.
Trees donated by TXU and Texas Trees Foundation.
For more information contact:
Brittany Bates Brookens
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce