Project Access-Collin County (PACC) hosted its first annual Spring Gala recently at the Marriott at Legacy Center in Plano.

More than 100 guests enjoyed dinner, a silent auction and an enchanting performance from magician James Munton.

County Commissioner Judge Keith Self, County Commissioner Matt Shaheen and County Commissioner Cheryl Williams were in attendance. 

PACC President Bryan G. Johnson, MD, spoke about the organization and its initiatives to provide healthcare for the medically uninsured. Joshua C. James, MD recognized Christopher Crow, MD, Physician and Co-founder of Village Health Partners, with the Physician Volunteer of the Year Award.

Gala Sponsors included Dr. Joshua James, Village Health Partners, Texas Health Presbyterian Plano, Texas Health Presbyterian Allen, Grace Outreach Center Plano, Centennial Medical Center Frisco and D Magazine.

Project Access-Collin County is a program of the Collin-Fannin County Medical Society and a partnership with the Collin County Commissioners Court and the Collin County Health Care Foundation. 

Essential to the success of this project with Collin County Health Care Services are the volunteer primary care and specialty physicians, all eight hospitals, free clinics, lab and imaging services, pharmaceutical resources, and other cooperating community health care services. 

They all make possible this county-wide program that cares for those who are medically uninsured and indigent.

For more information, visit the PACC website at


Photo: Pictured above right are Samir Parikh, MD; Galen James; Nancy James; Joshua James, MD, PACC Vice President and Medical Director; Dr. Jennifer James; Eric Oehlers; and Rebecca Lively-Ohehlers.