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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
March 13, 2007 - 09:00 AM
SB  24
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
ON:
 
Hammack, Glenn  University Administrator  (University of Texas Medical Branch),  Galveston, TX
 
Kirsch, Lisa  Policy Advisor  (Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
McBeath, Don  Director of Telemedicine  (Texas Tech University Health Science Center),  Lubbock, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan  Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David  Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes & Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Shore, Samuel  Mental Health Administrator  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  206
 
ON:
 
Miller, Reagan    (Texas Workforce Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Rasco, Sasha  Director of Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family & Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Sabo, Jason  Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie    (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Hayes, Tracey  Project Director  (American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)),  Austin, TX
SB  362
 
FOR:
 
Clark, John  Attorney  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Theis, Michael  Attorney  (Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America),  Denver, CO
 
ON:
 
O'Connell, Patrick  Assistant Attorney General  (Office of the Attorney General),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
DeWitt, Lauren  Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
SB  409
 
FOR:
 
Allen, David    (Self; Son who has Chronic Epilepsy),  Austin, TX
 
Bearden, Chase  Public Outreach  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Brackhahn, Allison  Insurance Adjuster  (Self),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Catoire, Henry    (Self; Daughter, Isabela, who has Chronic Epilepsy),  Austin, TX
 
Catoire, Tasha    (Self; Daughter, Isabela, who has Chronic Epilepsy),  Austin, TX
 
Cavazos, Jennifer  News Reporter  (Epilepsy Foundation of South & Central Texas),  Harlingen, TX
 
Chacon, Monica  Physician  (Self),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Kane, Jeffrey  Physician  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Neisen, Shenna Ann    (Self; Son, Max, who has Chronic Epilepsy),  Elgin, TX
 
Rios, Merry  CNA  (Self),  Galveston, TX
 
Rosales, Sindi  Executive Director  (Epilepsy Foundation of South & Central Texas),  San Antonio, TX
 
Stahlhut, Donna  Executive Director  (Epilepsy Foundation of South & Central Texas),  Houston, TX
 
Szabo, Dr. Charles  Physician  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Thomas, Azreena  Physician  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Verma, Amit  Physician  (Self; Epilepsy Foundation of South & Central Texas),  Houston, TX
 
Wade, Patricia  Retired Certified Public Accountant  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Wilfong, Angus  Child Neurologist/Epileptologist  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Hartmann, Ron  Pharmacist  (Sandoz, Inc.),  Fort Collins, CO
 
Lott, Bruce  Government Affairs  (Generic Pharmaceutical Association),  Arlington, VA
 
Martin, Jim  Pharmacist  (Texas Pharmacy Association),  Austin, TX
 
Wiesner, Dennis  Pharmacist  (HEB Grocery Company/Texas Federation of Drug Stores),  San Antonio, TX
 
ON:
 
Dodson, Gay  Executive Director  (Texas State Board of Pharmacy),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnett, Ann  Legal Assistant  (Self),  Not Specified, TX
 
Arnett, Diane Frances  Administrative Assistant  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Bresnen, Steve  Attorney  (Federation of Texas Psychiatrists),  Austin, TX
 
Finch, Dan  Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX

 
Kroll, Carrie  Director of Advocacy and Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Martin, Kimberly    (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Robbins, Shannon  Social Worker  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Against:
 
Ross, Susan  Lobbyist  (Barr Labs),  Austin, TX
 
Staples, Mary  Advocate  (National Chain Drug Store Association),  Southlake, TX
 
Vane, Mark  Attorney  (Gardere Wynne Sewell),  Austin, TX
 
Wolfe, Jared  Executive Director  (Texas Association of Health Plans),  Austin, TX
SB  625
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Aldredge, James  Student  (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Banda, Jennifer  Director of Advocacy and Public Policy  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Finch, Dan  Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Littlefield, Rita    (Texas Renal Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
O'Brien, Sister Michele  Registered Nurse  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX
 
Reece, Laurie  Executive Director  (Texas Transplant Society),  Austin, TX
 
Stubblefield, Marolyn  President/CEO  (National Kidney Foundation of South & Central Texas),  San Antonio, TX
 
Against:
 
Martin, Jim  Pharmacist  (Texas Pharmacy Association),  Austin, TX
 
Ross, Susan  Lobbyist  (Barr Labs),  Austin, TX
 
Staples, Mary  Advocate  (National Chain Drug Store Association),  Southlake, TX
 
Vane, Mark  Attorney  (Gardere Wynne Sewell),  Austin, TX
 
Wolfe, Jared  Executive Director  (Texas Association of Health Plans),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dodson, Gay  Executive Director  (Texas State Board of Pharmacy),  Austin, TX
SB  744
 
FOR:
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff  Policy Services Manager  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Carole  Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Speight, Dennis  Director of Programs  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
SB  759
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Smith, Jodie    (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Taylor, Kristi  Staff Attorney for Children & Families for the Supreme Court  (Legislative Committee of the Supreme Court Task Force on Foster Care),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gagen, Joe  CEO  (Texas CASA),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Department of Family & Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
On:
 
Foskitt, Sara  Attorney  (Judge Darlene Byrne),  Austin, TX
SB  760
 
ON:
 
Hammack, Glenn  University Administrator  (University of Texas Medical Branch),  Galveston, TX
 
McBeath, Don  Director of Telemedicine  (Texas Tech University Health Science Center),  Lubbock, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Finch, Dan  Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David  Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes & Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Kirsch, Lisa  Policy Advisor  (Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  761
 
FOR:
 
Inglis, Toni  Registered Nurse  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sjoberg, Elizabeth  Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Willmann, James  Attorney  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan  Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
O'Brien, Sister Michele  Registered Nurse  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX
 
Speight, Dennis  Director of Programs  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
 
Vasek, Heather  Director of Public Policy  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Thomas, Katherine  Administrator  (Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners),  Austin, TX
 
Thomas, Mary Beth    (Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners),  Austin, TX
SB  762
 
ON:

 
Cardwell, Cindy  Health Physicist  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Herzog, Greg  Association Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
O'Brien, Sister Michele  Registered Nurse  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX