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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
April 12, 2007 - 10:00 AM or upon adjournment
HB  1676
 
FOR:
 
Martin, Jim  Pharmacist  (Texas Pharmacy Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
McCloskey, Amanda  Manager of Advocacy  (AARP of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dodson, Gay  Executive Director  (Texas State Board of Pharmacy),  Austin, TX
 
Schuelke, C. Brad  Attorney  (Office of the Attorney General),  Lockhart, TX
SB  308
 
FOR:
 
Caldwell, Katie  Executive Director  (Legacy Community Health Services),  Houston, TX
 
Grothues, Erin  Student  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Harrell, Curt  Anthropologist  (Bexar Area Harm Reduction Coalition),  San Antonio, TX
 
Lurie, Peter  Physician  (Public Citizen's Health Research Group),  Washington, DC
 
Min-nerly, Sydney    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Realini, Janet  Physician  (Texas Medical Association),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Hernandez, Benny    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie  Director of Advocacy & Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
McMichael, James P.  Physician  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Porter, Nicole    (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Zamrazil, Kristie  Senior Director Public Affairs  (Texas Pharmacy Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Edmonds, Shannon  Staff Attorney  (Texas District and County Attorney Association),  Austin, TX
 
Zumbrun, Janna  Public Health Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  439
 
FOR:
 
Balch, Burke  Director, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics  (Texas Right to Life Committee),  Washington, DC
 
Bennett, Robert  Attorney  (Ruthie Webster and Family),  Gilmer, TX
 
Black, Adam  Legislative Associate  (Texas Right to Life),  Houston, TX
 
Borel, Dennis  Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Castillo, Melissa    (Texas Right to Life),  Houston, TX
 
Cranston, Cathy  Personal Care Attendant  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/ADAPT),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Dixon, Lanore  Web Designer  (Self; the family of Andrea Clark),  Blum, TX
 
Emick, Stacey  Legislative Director  (Texas Right to Life),  Houston, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff  Policy Manager  (The Disability Policy Consortium),  Seguin, TX
 
Gonzales, Catarina    (Self),  Lockhart, TX
 
Gonzalez, Freddy    (ADAPT),  Austin, TX
 
Graham, Elizabeth  Director of Non-Profit  (Texas Right to Life),  Houston, TX
 
Graham, Joseph M.  PhD, Professor of Philosophy  (Texas Right to Life),  Houston, TX
 
Harrell, Will  Executive Director, Attorney  (ACLU of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob  Organizer  (ADAPT),  Austin, TX
 
King, Andrew  Administrator  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Klein, Melvileen Zee  Speech/Language Pathologist  (Self; Mother),  Houston, TX
 
Lenz, Matthew L.  Physician  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Litzinger, Amy  College Student at Southwestern University  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Litzinger, Linda  Parent of adult with a disability  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Loskill, Kathryn  Corporate Secretary, Co-business owner  (Self),  Lubbock, TX
 
McPhail, Jennifer    (ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Metz, Albert    (Self; Americans Disabled for Attendant Progams Today),  Austin, TX
 
Painter, Robert  Attorney  (Self),  Houston, TX

 
Payne, Susan  Homemaker  (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Rowe, Ednor    (Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today),  Georgetown, TX
 
Saenz, Jonathan  Director of Legislative Affairs/Attorney  (Free Market Foundation),  Plano, TX
 
Thomas, Stephanie    (ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Ward, Jerri Lynn  Attorney  (Texas Attorneys for Advance Directives),  Austin, TX
 
Wright, Kyleen    (Texans for Life),  Irving, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Fine, Robert L.  Physician  (Texas Medical Association, Baylor Healthcare),  Dallas, TX
 
Hicks, Marian  Registered Nurse  (Self),  New Braunfels, TX
 
Mazza, Frank  Physician and Medical Administrator  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Miller, Ann  Pediatric Chaplin  (Self; Cook Children's),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Nuckols, Beverly B.  M.D.  (Self; Texas Alliance for Life),  Austin, TX
 
Patt, Hanoch  Pediatric Cardiologist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Regier, Michael  Attorney  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Hooser, Greg  Attorney  (Self; Texas Advance Directives Act Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Horton, Colleen  Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Brown, William King    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Covert, Joan    (Brain Injury Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Fowler, Dean  Judge of Upshur County  (Self),  Gilmer, TX
 
Hernandez, Benny    (Self),  Ausitn, TX
 
Hettinger, Ann  Retired teacher, CWA State Director  (Concerned Women for America),  Rockwall, TX
 
Kelly, Sean  Manual Therapist  (BIATX),  Austin, TX
 
Langendorf, Jean  Executive Director  (United Cerebral Palsy of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Mizcles, Amy  Director of Governmental Affairs  (The Arc of Texas)
 
Reyes, Paul    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Gremillion, Ginny  Clinical Ethics Specialist  (Memorial Hermann),  Houston, TX
 
Martin, Marisa  Associate Director  (Scott & White Center for Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
 
McMichael, James  P.  Physician  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Moreno, Gabriela    (Christus Health),  Austin, TX
 
Reece, Laurie  Executive Director  (Texas Transplantation Society),  Austin, TX
 
Ryan, James Terry    (Christus Santa Rosa Hospital),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sherrill, Kristi  Vice President of Advocacy  (Baylor Healthcare System),  Dallas, TX
 
Sjoberg, Elizabeth  Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Trolin, Brenda  Executive Director  (Catholic Health Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Lowe, Adonna  Nurse  (JPS Health Network),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Rose, Denise  Government Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Woodley, Richard  Hospital Director  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Gray, Patricia  Director of Research and External Affairs  (Health Law and Policy Institute at the Univeristy of Houston Law Center),  Houston, TX
SB  1318
 
FOR:
 
McCloskey, Amanda    (AARP of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Vasek, Heather  Director of Public Policy  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Caballero, Leticia  Director of Government Relations  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard  Director of Governmental Affairs  (EduCare Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Carole  Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Durden, Veronda  Assistant Commissioner  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Waller, Barry  Assistant Commissioner, Provider Services  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1500
 
FOR:
 
Holtzman, Sam  President  (Life Gift Organ Donation Center),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:

 
Delgadillo, Danielle  Lobbyist  (Astellas Pharma, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Marwitz, David  Consultant  (Texas Dermatology Society),  Austin, TX
 
McMichael, James P.  Physician  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Reece, Laurie  Executive Director  (Texas Transplantation Society),  Austin, TX
 
Woodley, Richard W.  Hospital Director  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Yanas, Chris  Director, Government Relations  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Melton-Kissel, Jann    (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1682
 
ON:
 
Davis, Kimberly  Acute Care Manager for Medicaid and CHIP  (Texas Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  1766
 
FOR:
 
Cranston, Cathy  Personal Care Attendant  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/ADAPT),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob  Organizer  (ADAPT),  Austin, TX
 
McPhail, Jennifer    (ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Meadours, James  Co-Director  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Metz, Albert    (Self; Americans Disabled for Attendant Progams Today),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Hernandez, Richard  Director of Governmental Affairs  (EduCare Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Horton, Colleen  Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borel, Dennis  Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Brown, William King    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Elrod, Susanne  Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff  Policy Services Manager  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Mizcles, Amy  Director of Governmental Affairs  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Reyes, Paul    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Rowe, Ednor    (Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today),  Georgetown, TX
 
Thomas, Stephanie    (ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
On:
 
Lello, Angela  Public Policy Director  (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities),  Austin, TX
SB  1865
 
FOR:
 
Brooks, Shannon  Public Affairs  (National MS Society),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Cathy  Personal Care Attendant  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/ADAPT),  Austin, TX
 
Hall, Cari  Student  (Northwest Vista College),  San Antonio, TX
 
Kafka, Bob  Organizer  (ADAPT),  Austin, TX
 
Russell, Rana  Family Nurse Practitioner  (Lone Star Chapter of NMSS),  Canyon Lake, TX
 
Shippey, Amanda  Student  (Northwest Vista College),  San Antonio, TX
 
ON:
 
Jessee, Gary  Assistant Commissioner  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Hernandez, Richard  Director of Governmental Affairs  (EduCare Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Varnell, Doris  Volunteer Activist  (National Multiple Sclerosis Society),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Morstad, Donna    (Legislative Budget Board),  Austin, TX
SB  1870
 
FOR:
 
Elrod, Susanne  Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff  Policy Services Manager  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Jaloway Gill, Norine  Social Worker  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Kafka, Bob  Organizer  (ADAPT),  Austin, TX
 
Meadours, James  Co-Director  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Payne, Susan  Homemaker  (Self),  College Station, TX
 
ON:
 
Horn, Adelaide  Commissioner  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Horton, Colleen  Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies),  Austin, TX
 
Rankin, Ed  Business Owner  (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borel, Dennis  Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX

 
Brown, William King    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard  Director of Governmental Affairs  (EduCare Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Litzinger, Amy  College Student at Southwestern University  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Litzinger, Linda  Parent of adult with a disability  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Carole  Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX