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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
May 8, 2007 - 09:00 AM
HB  56
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Combest, Kevin  Funeral Director/Embalmer/Crematory Operator  (Self),  Lubbock, TX
 
Miller, Benny  Funeral Director/Embalmer  (Self),  Lubbock, TX
HB  321
 
FOR:
 
Abney, Kit  Director  (Insure-a-Kid),  Austin, TX
 
Kitchen, Ann  Executive Director  (Indigent Care Collaboration),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Heiligenstein, Ann    (Texas Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Banning, Tom  Director of Public Affairs  (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Calhoun, Shannon    (Southeast Texas Health System),  Goliad, TX
 
Kolodzey, Patricia  Director, Advocacy/Public Policy  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
O'Brien, Sister Michele  Registered Nurse/Chair  (Health Care for Every Child Coalition),  San Antonio, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy Coordinator  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Yanas, Chris  Director, Government Relations & Public Policy  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
HB  654
 
FOR:
 
Gallegos, Nick  Edwards County Judge  (Edwards County, Hill Country MHMR),  Rock Springs, TX
 
Lovelace, Joe  Attorney  (Hill Country Community MHMR Center),  Dripping Springs, TX
 
Werlein, Linda  Executive Director  (Hill Country Community MHMR Center),  Kerrville, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Vesowate, Joe    (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  662
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
ON:
 
Francis, Carolyn  Director, Prevention & Early Intervention  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gunn, Cindy  Government Relations  (Memorial Hermann Healthcare System),  Houston, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie  Management  (Children's Medical Center-Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki  Administrator  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sabo, Jason  Senior Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy Coordinator  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
HB  948
 
FOR:
 
Higgins, Carlos  Retired  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
DeWitt, R.Ph, Lauren  Pharmacist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
O'Brien, Sister Michele  Registered Nurse  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX
 
Zamrazil, Kristie  Senior Director, Public Affairs  (Texas Pharmacy Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Holder, Dr. Paul  Assistant Director of Enforcement  (Texas State Board of Pharmacy),  Round Rock, TX
HB  1230
 
ON:
 
Neal, Glenn  Director of External Relations  (Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borel, Dennis  Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Mills, Sarah  Policy Specialist  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Mizcles, Amy  Director of Governmental Affairs  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
HB  1579
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Parker Coburn, Katie  Policy & Research Coordinator  (Texas Association of Community Health Centers),  Austin, TX
HB  2439
 
FOR:
 
Lee, Donald  Executive Director  (Texas Conference of Urban Counties),  Austin, TX
 
Lovelace, Joe  Attorney  (Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers),  Dripping Springs, TX
 
Smith, Carole  Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Hayden, Marita  Disabled Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Shore, Samuel  Assistant Director, Center for Policy & Innovation  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gunn, Cindy  Government Relations  (Memorial Hermann Healthcare System),  Houston, TX
 
Hayes, Aaryce  Policy Specialist  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard  Director of Governmental Affairs  (EduCare Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Mendez, Mark  Assistant County Administrator  (Tarrant County),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Mizcles, Amy  Director of Governmental Affairs  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
HB  4062
 
ON:

 
Higgins, Fred  Assistant Commissioner  (Texas Department of Agriculture),  Austin, TX
 
Staples, Todd  Commissioner  (Texas Department of Agriculture),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Hagert, Celia  Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Heiligenstein, Ann    (Texas Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  690
 
FOR:
 
Daniels, Derek    (Texas Assisted Living Association),  Austin, TX
 
Hammond, Terry  Attorney  (Self),  El Paso, TX
 
Hayes, Aaryce  Policy Specialist  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos  Retired  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Johnson, Jane  Registered Nurse  (Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes),  Montgomery, TX
 
Schoeneberg, Kathy  Executive Director  (Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes),  Ganado, TX
 
ON:
 
Durden, Veronda  Assistant Commissioner of Regulatory Services  (Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard  Director of Governmental Affairs  (EduCare Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Slaughter, Chris    (Christian Science Committee on Publication for Texas),  Dallas, TX
 
Smith, Carole  Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Terral  Attorney  (Texas Legal Services Center),  Austin, TX
 
Young, Amy  Public Policy Specialist  (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borel, Dennis  Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Cutrer, Jennifer  Executive Director  (Parkland Health & Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Lovelace, Joe  Attorney  (Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers),  Dripping Springs, TX
 
O'Brien, Sister Michele  Registered Nurse  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Maples, Mike    (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Wanser, Debra  Assistant Commissioner, Adult Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Berry, Jordan  Consultant  (Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes),  Athens, TX
SB  892
 
FOR:
 
Boom, M.D., Julie  Pediatrician  (Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Medical Association, TX Academy of Family Physicians),  Houston, TX
 
Love, Elizabeth  Public Health Analyst  (Harris County Public Health and Environment Services),  Houston, TX
 
Sabo, Jason  Senior Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Rex, Rebecca  Stay at Home Mom  (Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Armstrong, BSM, RN, Georgia  Immunization Supervisor  (People's Community Clinic),  Austin, TX
 
Banning, Tom  Director of Public Affairs  (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Bujanda, Miryam  Manager, Public Policy  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Chatelle, Melody  Legislative Consultant  (Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cutrer, Jennifer  Executive Director  (Parkland Health & Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie  Management  (Children's Medical Center-Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Kitchen, Ann  Executive Director  (Indigent Care Collaboration),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki  Administrator  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Rose, Denise  Government Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Schlechter, RN, MSN, Elizabeth  Registered Nurse  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Sjoberg, Elizabeth  Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy Coordinator  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Yanas, Chris  Director, Government Relations  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Sims, Jack  Immunization Branch Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  974
 
FOR:
 
Jones, Lorie  Registered Dental Hygienist  (Texas Dental Hygienists' Association),  Austin, TX
 
Lopez, G.M. Nana  Dentist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Stitt, Maribeth  Dental Hygiene Educator  (Texas Dental Hygiene Educators Association),  Kingwood, TX
 
Whitmore, D.D.S., Dr. Marcus  Dentist  (Self),  Plano, TX

 
Wicks, Carla  Registered Dental Hygienist  (Texas Dental Hygienists Association),  Hurst, TX
 
Wilkins, Kristi  Dental Hygienist  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Peppard, D.D.S., Mark  General Dentist  (Texas Dental Association),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Zukowski, Jim  Executive Director  (Texas State Board of Dental Examiners),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
Against:
 
Black, Dr. Richard  Dentist  (Texas Dental Association),  El Paso, TX
 
Harrison, Thomas  Dentist  (Texas Dental Association),  Katy, TX
 
Long, D.D.S., S. Jerry  General Dentist  (Texas Dental Association),  Houston, TX
 
May, David  Dentist  (Texas Dental Association),  Abilene, TX
 
Roberts, Dr. Matt  Dentist  (Texas Dental Association),  Crockett, TX
 
Rudd, Jim  Attorney  (Texas Society of Oral and Maxofacillary Surgeons),  Austin, TX
SB  1314
 
FOR:
 
Goodridge, Timothy  Anesthesiologist Assistant  (Self),  The Woodlands, TX
 
Jackson, M.D., Stuart  Physician  (National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants),  Houston, TX
 
McAlister, Jana  Anesthesiologist Assistant  (Self),  Argyle, TX
 
McHorse, Paul  Anesthesiologist Assistant  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Ronderos, M.D., Jaime  Physician, Anesthesiologist  (Texas Society of Anesthesiologists),  Dallas, TX
 
Sims, Alan  Anesthesiologist Assistant  (Self),  Manuel, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Cannaday, Rodney Kent  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists),  Nacogdoches, TX
 
Laird, Robert  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists),  Abilene, TX
 
Leach, Steven  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  Bayou Vista, TX
 
Walker, James  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Texas Nurses Association and Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Capelo, Jaime  Legislative Consultant  (Texas Society of Anesthesiologists),  Austin, TX
 
Capelo, Jaime  Legislative Consultant  (Patients FIRST Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Girard, Chuck  Lobbyist  (Texas Orthopaedic Association),  Austin, TX
 
Oliver, Harold  Government Relations Consultant  (Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Adams, Mark  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists),  Marshall, TX
 
Braden, Alison  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  New Braunfels, TX
 
Cannon, Margaret Roseann  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Capt, Emery  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  Pittsburg, TX
 
Claymon, Jennifer  Attorney  (Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Cutrer, Jennifer  Executive Director  (Parkland Health & Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
de la Cruz, Joray  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Derington, Tania  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Haschke, Brian  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie M.  Management  (Children's Medical Center of Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Morrow, Janet    (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Rute, Theresa  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Wall, Matthew  Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Wellman, Michael  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Willmann, James  Attorney  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Garanflo, Jaime  Director of Licensure  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
SB  1585
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barker, Conni  Director of Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Gunn, Cindy  Government Relations  (Memorial Hermann Healthcare System),  Houston, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie  Management  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki  Administrator  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital),  San Antonio, TX

 
Quinzi, Patty  Legislative Counsel  (Texas Federation of Teachers),  Austin, TX
 
Romero, Michelle  Associate Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy Coordinator  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
SB  1861
 
FOR:
 
Hagert, Celia  Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Mills, Sarah  Policy Specialist  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bower, Bruce  Attorney  (Texas Welfare Reform Organization),  Austin, TX
 
Bujanda, Miryam  Manager, Public Policy  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Verver, Nicole  Director, Workforce Policy  (Texas Workforce Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Smith, Jodie  Public Policy Coordinator  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX