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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
March 22, 2007 - 10:00 AM or upon adjournment
SB  450
 
FOR:
 
Gallardo, Elizabeth    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
DeWitt, R.Ph, Lauren  Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee  Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee  Director  (Citizens Commissoin on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Byars, Charles  Sales  (Self; Foster Youth),  San Antonio, TX
 
Garcia, Elizabeth Marie  Student  (Foster Care System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gwin, Elnita  Busser  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Noble, Tameka  CNA/RA Student  (Foster Care Youth),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sabater, Andrew  Security  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer  Social Worker  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
Against:
 
Bresnen, Steve  Attorney  (Federation of Texas Psychiatry),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
LaVallo, Richard  Attorney  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
SB  452
 
FOR:
 
Gallardo, Elizabeth    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee  Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gwin, Elnita  Busser  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Sabater, Andrew  Security  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Williams, Gerry  Attorney  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  598
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Gallardo, Elizabeth    (Self; Foster Youth),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Carr, Jennifer  Associate Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Gwin, Elnita  Busser  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie  Management  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Kolodzey, Patricia  Director, Advocacy/Public Policy  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie  Director, Advocacy & Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Miller, Carol  Director of Government Relations  (National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter),  Austin, TX
 
Noble, Tameka  Student  (Foster Care Youth),  San Antonio, TX
 
Roper, Tiffany  Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise  Government Relations Liaison  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Sabater, Andrew  Security  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan  President  (Children's Hospital Associations of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer  Social Worker  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
On:
 
Ghahremani, Kay  Policy Advisor  (Texas Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  723
 
FOR:
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Roper, Tiffany  Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer  Social Worker  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
On:
 
Miller, Carol  Director of Government Relations  (The National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter),  Austin, TX
SB  758
 
FOR:
 
Amberboy, Tina  Attorney  (Court Appointed Family Attorneys),  Austin, TX
 
Downey, Jack  President  (The Children's Shelter),  San Antonio, TX

 
Elias-Perciful, Barbara  Attorney  (Texas Loves Children, Inc.),  Dallas, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael  Health Care Administration Major at Texas State  (Self),  San Marcos, TX
 
Hartman, Robert  Executive Vice President/COO  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Schafer, Steven  Consultant - Child Welfare  (The Bair Foundation),  Coraopolis, PA
 
Senske, Kurt  CEO  (Lutheran Social Services),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Cockerell, Carey  Commissioner  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Craven, Susan  Executive Director  (Texans Care For Children),  Austin, TX
 
Finley, Bonnie  Social Work Administrator  (The Bair Foundation),  San Antonio, TX
 
Foster, Mike  Director of Development  (Caring Family Network),  Austin, TX
 
Gallardo, Elizabeth    (Self; Foster Care Alumni),  Austin, TX
 
Gwin, Elnita  Busser  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Haag, Jerry  President & CEO  (South Texas Children's Home),  Beeville, TX
 
Holman, Nancy  Executive Director  (Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services),  Austin, TX
 
Hoobler, Charlene  Social Worker  (Lutheran Social Services of the South),  Austin, TX
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
LaVallo, Richard  Attorney  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
McClure, Madeline  Executive Director  (Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
McCown, Scott  Director  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Miller, Carol  Director of Government Relations  (The National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter),  Austin, TX
 
Murman, Sandy  Former State Representative, Consultant  (Self),  Tampa, FL
 
Rodriguez, Carolyne  Director  (Casey Family Programs),  Austin, TX
 
Sabater, Andrew  Security  (Self; Foster Care Alumni),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee  Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Spiser, Diana  Assistant Commissioner, Child Care Licensing  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer  Social Worker  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
Zychowski, Ron  CEO, Community Partnership for Children  (Self),  Daytona Beach, FL
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gagen, Joe  CEO  (Texas CASA),  Austin, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie  Management  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie  Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
McAninch, Scott  General Manager  (San Antonio Non Profit Council),  San Antonio, TX
 
Rose, Denise  Government Relations Liaison  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
On:
 
McDermott, Chan    (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
O'Connor, Caroline  Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Roper, Tiffany  Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Sperry, Bryan  President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  805
 
FOR:
 
Byars, Charles  Sales  (Self; Foster Youth),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gallardo, Elizabeth    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Garcia, Elizabeth Marie  Student  (Foster Care System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Noble, Tameka  CNA/RA Student  (Foster Care Youth),  San Antonio, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
LaVallo, Richard  Attorney  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea  Attorney  (Texas CASA),  Austin, TX
 
Terrell, Randall  Political Director  (Equality Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Amberboy, Tina  Attorney  (Court Appointed Family Attorneys),  Austin, TX

 
Bresnen, Steve  Attorney  (Federation of Texas Psychiatry),  Austin, TX
 
Gwin, Elnita  Busser  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
McAninich, Scott  General Manager  (San Antonio Non-Profit Council),  San Antonio, TX
 
Perez de Colon, Mercedes  Chief Programs Officer  (Avance, Inc.),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sabater, Andrew  Security  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee  Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer  Social Worker  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
On:
 
Spiser, Diana  Assistant Commissioner - Child Care Licensing  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Dripping Springs, TX
 
Williams, Gerry  Attorney  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
DeWitt, R.Ph, Lauren  Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
SB  813
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Ford, George  Executive Director, Harris County Protective Services  (Harris County),  Houston, TX
 
Hachem, Sandra  Lawyer  (Harris County),  Houston, TX
 
ON:
 
Jones, Amanda  Legislative Coordinator  (Harris County Commissoners Court),  Houston, TX
 
O'Connor, Caroline  Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Amberboy, Tina  Attorney  (Court Appointed Family Attorneys),  Austin, TX
 
Carr, Jennifer  Associate Director, Texas Catholic Conference  (Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston),  Austin, TX
 
Holman, Nancy  Executive Director  (Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Stolte, Elaine  Executive Director  (The Children's Assessment Center),  Bellaire, TX
 
On:
 
Williams, Gerry  Attorney  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  870
 
ON:
 
Custer, James  E.  Assistant Attorney General  (Office of the Attorney General),  Austin, TX
SB  872
 
ON:
 
Horton, Colleen  Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies and Children's Policy Council),  Austin, TX
 
LaVallo, Richard  Attorney  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Miller, Carol  Director of Government Relations  (The National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer  Social Worker  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
Against:
 
Gallardo, Elizabeth    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Gwin, Elnita  Busser  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Sabater, Andrew  Security  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  982
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Craven, Susan  Executive Director  (Texans Care For Children),  Austin, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos  Retired  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
LaVallo, Richard  Attorney  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Lum, Lisa  AARP Volunteer Advocate  (AARP),  Houston, TX
 
Spiller, Lee  Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Gallardo, Elizabeth    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
DeWitt, R.Ph, Lauren  Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Gwin, Elnita  Busser  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
McClure, Madeline  Executive Director  (Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Miller, Carol  Director of Government Relations  (The National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter),  Austin, TX
 
Sanchez, Joe  Associate State Director of Advocacy  (AARP Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer  Social Worker  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
Against:
 
Sabater, Andrew  Security  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:

 
James, Joyce  CPS, Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1042
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Craven, Susan  Executive Director  (Texans Care For Children),  Austin, TX
 
DeWitt, R.Ph, Lauren  Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos  Retired  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
LaVallo, Richard  Attorney  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Lum, Lisa  AARP Volunteer Advocate  (AARP),  Houston, TX
 
McClure, Madeline  Executive Director  (Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Miller, Carol  Director of Government Relations  (The National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter),  Austin, TX
 
Sanchez, Joe  Associate State Director of Advocacy  (AARP Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee  Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer  Social Worker  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
On:
 
Molina, Joanne    (Texas Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  1098
 
ON:
 
Joyce, James  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Kolodzey, Patricia  Director, Advocacy/Public Policy  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise  Government Relations Liaison  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Senske, Kurt  CEO  (Lutheran Social Services),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
SB  1410
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Elias-Perciful, Barbara  Attorney  (Texas Loves Children, Inc.),  Dallas, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael  Health Care Administration Major at Texas State University  (Self; Support of TexProtects),  San Marcos, TX
 
McClure, Madeline  Executive Director  (Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
McLean, Lynne  Executive Director, Greater Texas Community Partners  (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
O'Connor, Caroline  Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Carr, Jennifer  Associate Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Castle, John  Retired Executive/Attorney  (Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Miller, Carol  Director of Government Relations  (National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter),  Austin, TX
 
Sabo, Jason  Senior Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Meredith  Social Worker  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1457
 
FOR:
 
Gutierrez, Michael  Student-Texas State University  (Self),  San Marcos, TX
 
Perez de Colon, Mercedes  Chief Programs Officer  (Avance, Inc.),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Craven, Susan  Executive Director  (Texans Care For Children),  Austin, TX
 
McAninch, Scott  General Manager  (San Antonio Non-Profit Council),  San Antonio, TX
 
McClure, Madeline  Executive Director  (Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan  President  (Children's Hospital Associations of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
James, Joyce  Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1941
 
FOR:
 
Gallardo, Elizabeth    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
McClure, Madeline  Executive Director  (Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Spiller, Lee  Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Carr, Jennifer  Associate Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
DeWitt, R.Ph, Lauren  Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX

 
Gwin, Elnita  Busser  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Roper, Tiffany  Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Sabater, Andrew  Security  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Sabo, Jason  Senior Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Saldana, Joe  Police Officer  (Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Spiser, Diana  Assistant Commissioner - Child Care Licensing  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Dripping Springs, TX