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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
March 3, 2009 - 09:00 AM
SB  32
 
FOR:
 
Daigle, Mark   Chief Deputy  (Sheriff's Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Hayes, Aaryce  (also providing written testimony)  (Self; and National Alliance for Mental Illness),  Austin, TX
 
Mitchell, Beth  (also providing written testimony)  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Robinson, Ross   Director of Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program Services Section  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bresnen, Steve   (Federation of Texas Psychiatry),  Austin, TX
 
Noble, Shannon   Legislative Council  (Texas Counseling Association),  Austin, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Lovelace, Joe   Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Levels, Katherlene   Research Associate  (Texas Criminal Justice Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Zamora, Abel   Graduate Student Intern  (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  71
 
ON:
 
Brewer, Sharon   Director of Human Resources  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Guerrero, Nicole   Audit Manager  (State Auditor's Office),  Austin, TX
 
Lehman, Brianna   Senior Auditor  (State Auditor's Office),  Austin, TX
 
Williams, Stacey   Project Manager  (State Auditor's Office),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Johnson, Susan   Associate Commissioner  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Phillips, Tom   Director, Administration Management Services  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
SB  72
 
ON:
 
Johnson, Susan   Associate Commissioner  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Brewer, Sharon   Director of Human Resources  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Guerrero, Nicole   Audit Manager  (State Auditor's Office),  Austin, TX
 
Lehman, Brianna   Senior Auditor  (State Auditor's Office),  Austin, TX
 
Williams, Stacey   Project Manager  (State Auditor's Office),  Austin, TX
SB  81
 
FOR:
 
Sabo, Jason   Senior Vice President (also providing written testimony)  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Johnson, Kara   Executive Director  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Williamson, Betty   Committee Member  (League of Women Voters),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Farris, Don   Manager  (Texas Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner - Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Verver, Nicole   Workforce Policy Director  (Texas Workforce Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  188
 
FOR:
 
Realini, Janet   President, Healthy Futures (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Medical Association),  San Antonio, TX
 
Willborn, James   Retired Constable  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finley, Marisa   Associate Director  (Scott and White Center for Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
 
Hayes, Tracey   Field Organizer  (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Mason, James   Public Policy Outreach Director  (Texas Impact),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dyer, Jay   Special Assistant  (Office of the Attorney General),  Austin, TX
 
Robbins, Ann   Manager, HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Ellis, Randall   Director of Government Relations  (Legacy Community Health Services),  Houston, TX
SB  284
 
FOR:
 
Bates, Jim   Director  (Funeral Consumers Alliance of Texas),  Watauga, TX
 
Cutler, James   President and Chief Executive Officer  (Southwest Transplant Alliance, Life Gift Organ Donation Center, and Texas Organ Sharing Alliance),  Dallas, TX
 
Reece, Laurie   Executive Director  (Texas Transplantation Society),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:

 
Herzog, Greg   Assistant Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Marwitz, David   (Life Gift),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Cavazos, Monika   Account Management Specialist  (The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Dyke, Rachael   Manager of Consent Services  (The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Cleary, Len   Secretary/Treasurer  (Anatomical Board of the State of Texas),  Houston, TX
 
Robbins, Chet   Executive Director  (Texas Funeral Service Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Waldron, Patrick   Manager II  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  346
 
FOR:
 
Dragsbaek, Anna   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Houston Area Immunization Partnership),  Cypress, TX
 
Terk, Jason   Physician (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Sims, Jack   Immunization Branch Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Calvert, Jess   Director of Public Affairs  (Texas Dental Association),  Austin, TX
 
Ellis, Randall   Director of Government Relations  (One Voice),  Houston, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos   Chair, Legislative Action Committee  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Johnson, Karen   President/Chief Executive Officer  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Pali, Terri   Executive Director  (Texas Public Health Association),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Chief Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Governmental Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Willmann, James   General Counsel  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
SB  347
 
FOR:
 
Dragsbaek, Anna   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Houston Area Immunization Partnership),  Cypress, TX
 
Terk, Jason   Physician (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Sims, Jack   Immunizations Branch Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Calvert, Jess   Director of Public Affairs  (Texas Dental Association),  Austin, TX
 
Ellis, Randall   Director of Government Relations  (One Voice),  Houston, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos   Chair, Legislative Action Committee  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Johnson, Karen   President/Chief Executive Officer  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Mason, Jason   Public Policy Outreach Director  (Texas Impact),  Austin, TX
 
Pali, Terri   Executive Director  (Texas Public Health Association),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Chief Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Governmental Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Willmann, James   General Counsel  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
SB  476
 
FOR:
 
Newsom, Michelle   Member  (Texas Nurses Association),  Mansfield, TX
 
Robinson, Mary   Chair, Staffing Task Force  (Texas Nurses Association),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Sjoberg, Elizabeth   Associate General Council  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sportsman, Susan   President  (Texas Nurses Association),  Forestburg, TX
 
Willmann, James   General Counsel  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Green, Kelly   RN  (National Nurses Organizing Committee),  Austin, TX
 
Leonard, Bev   RN  (National Nurses Organizing Committee),  Austin, TX

 
Romero, Jesse   Consultant  (National Nuses Organizing Committee),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Baker, Joy   Chair  (Texas Council Peri Operative Register Nurses),  Watauga, TX
 
Ballew, Joel   Director, Government Affairs  (Texas Health Resources),  Arlington, TX
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Bullard, Katherine   Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Camacho, Jose   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Community Health Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Campos, Nikki   Director of Nursing  (Harris County Hospital District),  Humble, TX
 
Durand, Sally   President  (Texas Organization for Associate Degree Nursing),  Friendswood, TX
 
Farrow, Larry   Executive Director  (Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization),  Austin, TX
 
Holmes, Harry   Senior Policy Advisor  (Harris County Healthcare Alliance),  Houston, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie   Corporate Public Policy Officer  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Kelly, Frances   Clincal Director  (Harris County Hospital District),  Houston, TX
 
Saenz, Gabriela   Director  (Christus Health),  Austin, TX
 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Governmental Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Smith, Andrew   Director, Government Relations  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Turpin, Patricia   Associate Clinical Professor  (Texas Organization of Nurse Executives),  Cedar Hill, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Against:
 
Barrera, Doug   Registered Nurse  (National Nurses Organizing Committee),  Austin, TX
 
Busler, Charlene   RN  (National Nurses Organizing Committee),  Austin, TX
 
Lara, Rene   Legislative Director  (United Labor Legislative Committee/Texas AFL-CIO),  Austin, TX
 
Littles, Paula   Staff  (Austin National Nurses Organizing Committee),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Moy, Diane   State Nursing Director  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  526
 
FOR:
 
Sweitzer, John   Executive Director  (Pasadena Health Center, Inc.),  Pasadena, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Allison, Jim   General Counsel  (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Camacho, Jose   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Community Health Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Ellis, Randall   Director of Government Relations  (Legacy Community Health Services and One Voice),  Houston, TX
 
Holmes, Harry   Senior Policy Advisor  (Harris County Healthcare Alliance),  Houston, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Chief Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Thompson, Rick   Legislative Liaison  (Texas Association of Counties),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
York, Van   County Judge  (Borden County),  Gail, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Berry, Connie   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  531
 
ON:
 
Hernandez, Richard   Director of Government Relations  (ResCare, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Millwee, Billy   Deputy Director - Medicaid/CHIP  (Health and Human Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Epps, Mina   Director, Claims Management  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
North, Larry   Business Analyst  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Sandoval, Gayle   Manager, Third Party Recovery  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Vasquez, Andy   Director, Vendor Drug  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  662
 
FOR:
 
Walker, Ron   Chancellor  (Catholic Diocese of Austin),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Rivas, Andrew   Executive Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX