About the Coalition

Our healthcare system is broken. The cost shift from Medicare to employer-sponsored insurance has caused city governments to shift dollars away from important programs to cover the cost of healthcare. We need to fix shift.

From the minds at Holmes Murphy & Associates, NTXFIRST leverages the combined strength of major North Texas city governments to create a new way of purchasing healthcare services. The outcomes? Lower prices, improved budget forecasting and reduced inflation for plan participants and taxpayers.



co-mingling of funds purchasing insurance combining risk
setting contributions requiring broker changes changing plan design
requiring wellness requiring disease management creating an exchange


Executive Committee

Name City Office Phone
Molly Carroll City of Dallas 214-670-3120
Margaret Wise City of Fort Worth 817-392-8058
Brian Dickerson City of Fort Worth 817-392-7783
Lisa Norris City of Grand Prairie 972-237-8071
Shante Akafia City of Plano 972-941-5310
Andrea Cockrell City of Plano 972-941-5116
Morgan Young Holmes Murphy 214-265-6658
Jarrad Wills Holmes Murphy 214-265-6334
Dave Shipley Holmes Murphy 214-704-0876