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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
February 24, 2009 - 09:00 AM
SB  86
 
FOR:
 
Camacho, Jose   Executive Director/General Counsel  (Texas Association of Community Health Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
McBeath, Don   Director of Advocacy  (Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Berry, Connie   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Garanflo, Jaime   Director, Licensure  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Robinson, Mari   Executive Director  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
SB  202
 
FOR:
 
Schlesinger, Bill   CEO - Project Vida Health Center  (Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Council),  El Paso, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
McBeath, Don   Director of Advocacy  (Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Wall, Matthew   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
SB  286
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Kitchen, Ann   Executive Director  (Integrated Care Collaboration and Texas Health Information Exchange Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Salinas, Kristina   Regional Coordinator  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
West, Starr   Senior Director, Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Millwee, Billy   Deputy Director Medicaid  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
On:
 
Bernhardt, Rebecca   Policy Director  (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  287
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Kitchen, Ann   Executive Director  (Integrated Care Collaboration and Texas Health Information Exchange Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
West, Starr   Senior Director, Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Vasquez, Andy   Deputy Director - MCD - Vendor Drug Program  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
On:
 
Bernhardt, Rebecca   Policy Director  (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  288
 
FOR:
 
Kitchen, Ann   Executive Director  (Integrated Care Collaboration and Texas Health Information Exchange Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Traylor, Chris   State Medicaid Director  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
West, Starr   Senior Director, Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Millwee, Billy   Deputy Medicaid Director  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  289
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
West, Starr   Senior Director, Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Ghahremani, Kay   Deputy Director for Policy Development  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Traylor, Chris   State Medicaid Director  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
On:
 
Bernhardt, Rebecca   Policy Director  (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  291
 
FOR:
 
Barucky, Jerry  (also providing written testimony)  (Concerned Citizen),  Garden Ridge, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Herzog, Greg   Assistant Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Wall, Matthew   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Carlin, Donna   Program Director  (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board),  Austin, TX
 
Valadez, Adolfo   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
White, Kirk   (Self; and Texas Administrators of Continuing Education),  Austin, TX
SB  292
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan   Director Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Garanflo, Jaime   Director, Licensure  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Ray, Beverly   Acting Section Director  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Robinson, Mari   Executive Director  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
SB  343
 
FOR:
 
Smiley, Andrew   Projects Director  (Sustainable Food Center),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Staples, Todd   Commissioner  (Texas Department of Agriculture),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borowski, Robert   Project Director  (Texas Impact),  Austin, TX
 
Callaway, Cathryn   Senior Representative State and Local Campaigns  (Texas Public Health Coalition),  Washington, DC
 
Gray, James   Government Relations Director  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Herzog, Greg   Assistant Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX

 
Huemmer, Maria   Public Relations and Outreach  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Lewis-Nourzad, Lisa   (Texas PTA),  Austin, TX
 
Lubritz, Paige   State Policy Representative  (Texas Dietetic Association),  Dallas, TX
 
Romo, Joel   Regional Vice President of Advocacy  (American Heart Association),  Austin, TX
 
Rutledge, Ronda   Executive Director  (Sustainable Food Center),  Austin, TX
 
Salinas, Kristina   Regional Coordinator  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Michelle   Chair  (Partnership for a Healthy Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Willmann, James   General Counsel  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Andarza, Elvia   Director of Nutrition Education  (Texas Department of Agriculture),  Austin, TX
 
Valadez, Adolfo   Assistant Commissioner  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  395
 
FOR:
 
Lane, Rhonda   Steering Committee Member  (Texas Action for Healthy Kids),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borowski, Robert   Project Director  (Texas Impact),  Austin, TX
 
Callaway, Cathryn   Senior Representative State and Local Campaign  (Texas Public Health Coalition),  Washington, DC
 
Herzog, Greg   Assistant Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Huemmer, Maria   Public Relations and Outreach  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Lewis, Lisa   (Texas PTA),  Austin, TX
 
Lubritz, Paige   State Policy Representative  (Texas Dietetic Association),  Dallas, TX
 
Neal, Norma   Child Development Specialist  (Family Connection),  Austin, TX
 
Romo, Joel   Regional Vice President of Advocacy  (American Heart Association),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Michelle   Chair  (Partnership for a Healthy Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Wall, Matthew   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Willmann, James   General Counsel  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Andarza, Elvia   Director of  Nutrition Education  (Texas Department of Agriculture),  Austin, TX
 
Beattie, Terry   Director, Program Coordination for Children and Youth  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Rathbone, Marissa   Director of School Health  (Texas Education Agency),  Austin, TX
 
Staples, Todd   Commissioner  (Texas Department of Agriculture),  Austin, TX
 
Valadez, Adolfo   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  525
 
FOR:
 
Camacho, Jose   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Community Health Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Wall, Matthew   Associate General Council  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Berry, Connie   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
McBeath, Don   Director of Advocacy  (Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals),  Austin, TX
SB  643
 
FOR:
 
Clark, Todd   Attorney  (Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Aldridge, and Gallegos, P.C. for Mexia I.S.D.),  Austin, TX
 
Payne, Susan   Vice President  (Part Association for the Retarded of Texas),  College Station, TX
 
Rider, Kathy   Chair - Governmental Affairs  (Texas Society for Clinical Social Work),  Austin, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Yeaman, Karen   Parent/Advocate  (Individuals in State Schools),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Branson, James   Lead Organizer/Coordinator  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Ceyanes, Jason   Superintendent (also providing written testimony)  (Mexia Independent School District),  Mexia, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Searight, Charleen   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Searight, Sarah   (Sister at Austin State School),  Austin, TX

 
Wright, Shannon   Teacher  (Mexia Independent School District),  Mexia, TX
 
ON:
 
Boatright, Clay   Board Member  (Self; and The Arc of Texas),  Plano, TX
 
Corbett, Garth   Attorney  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Horn, Adelaide   Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Center for Disability Studies, The University of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights - Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Salinas, Kristina   Regional Coordinator  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Adams, Chris   Director of Survey Operations, Regulatory Services  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Bevers, Bart   Inspector General  (Office of Inspector General - Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Farris, Don   Manager  (Texas Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Norris, Mike   Director of Statewide Intake  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Parrish, Linda   Regents Professor Emeritus/Research  (Center on Disability and Development; Texas A&M University),  College Station, TX
 
Perry, Peggy   Assistant Director of State Hospital Section  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Commissioner - Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Waller, Barry   Assistant Commissioner, Provider Services  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX