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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
March 17, 2009 - 11:00 AM or upon adjournment
SB  67
 
FOR:
 
Chick, Nancy   Legislative Chair  (Texas Licensed Child Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Morris, Stephen   Attorney  (Hong's Martial Arts World; other martial arts programs),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Dunaway, Rose   Community Care and Hospice Specialist (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Graves, Tim   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Thompson, Bruce   Executive Director  (Helping Hand Home for Children),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Barker, Conni   Director of Government Affairs  (Depelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Dudley, Charles   Texas Representative  (National Association of Professional Martial Artists),  San Antonio, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos   Chair, Legislative Action Committee  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Holman, Nancy   Executive Director  (Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Baker, Brandie   Director of Public Affairs  (Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization),  Austin, TX
 
Johnson, Karen   President/Chief Executive Officer  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Little, Alison   Policy Associate  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Smith, Donald   Director of Research and Public Policy  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Vanhoose, Laurie   Policy Consultant  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Durden, Veronda   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
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
SB  68
 
FOR:
 
Chick, Nancy   Legislative Chair  (Texas Licensed Child Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Coulombe, Linda   Parent/Student  (Impact Community Outreach World of Martial Arts),  Leander, TX
 
Dudley, Charles   Texas Representative  (National Association of Professional Martial Artists),  San Antonio, TX
 
Fisher, Deborah   (Concerned Parent),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gillen, David   (Concerned Parent - Karate - School),  San Antonio, TX
 
Guzowski, Ronald   (Concerned Parent),  San Antonio, TX
 
Hardy, Rick   Owner  (Texas Freestyle Karate),  Mesquite, TX
 
Maczuga, Scott   President  (Impact Community Outreach/World of Martial Arts),  Leander, TX
 
McRoberts, Mary   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs),  Austin, TX
 
Morris, Stephen   Attorney (also providing written testimony)  (Hong's Martial Arts World; other martial arts programs),  Austin, TX
 
Noble, William   Board Member  (Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin Area),  Austin, TX
 
Passmore, Danny   President  (Texas Marshall Arts Hall of Fame),  Robinson, TX
 
Rodriguez, Ronald  (also providing written testimony)  (S.A. Kids Karate),  San Antonio, TX
 
Samandi, Amir   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (S.A. Kids Karate),  San Antonio, TX
 
Schill, Gary   Master (also providing written testimony)  (Peak Performance Martial Arts),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Solana, Marsha   Director of Accreditation (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Watson, Jim   Executive Director  (Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio),  San Antonio, TX
 
Williams, Lee   Mr.  (Concerned Parent),  San Antonio, TX
 
Williams, Rick   Owner: Williams Contemporary Fighting Arts  (Self),  Kaufman, TX
 
ON:
 
James, Jacob   Mr.  (Self),  Cedar Park, TX
 
McCracken, Julie   Mrs.  (Self),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner - Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Ahmed, Ehab   School Owner  (Martial Arts),  Houston, TX

 
Brown, Richard   Owner, Universal Karate Studio  (Martial Arts Community),  San Antonio, TX
 
Canales, Ramiro   Assistant Executive Director - Government Relations  (Texas Association of School Administrators),  Austin, TX
 
Gomez, Deloris   Educator  (Martial Arts/Skills Parents),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gonzalez, Dan   Owner  (S.A. Kids Karate),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gonzalez, Leticia   Instructor (Sensei)  (Martial Arts Programs),  San Antonio, TX
 
Hong, Synheng   Owner  (Martial Arts),  Abilene, TX
 
Hutchinson, Gregory   Mr.  (Hong's Martial Arts World),  Abilene, TX
 
Jackson, Georgia   Parent  (Martial Arts School),  Universal City, TX
 
McGettrick, Margaret   Director of Education  (Texas Catholic Conference; Catholic Bishops of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Myers, Ted   Instructor  (Kung Jung Mu Sul),  Schertz, TX
 
Nygaard, Richard   (Martial Arts Community),  Abilene, TX
 
Smith, Donald   Director of Research and Public Policy  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Torralba, Sandra   Parent  (Impact Community Outreach and World of Martial Arts),  Leander, TX
 
Wood, Mark   Teacher  (Martial Arts),  San Antonio, TX
 
Wright, Balfour   School Owner  (The Martial Arts Community),  Schertz, TX
 
On:
 
Anderson, Paula   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Dyer, Jay   Special Assistant  (Office of the Attorney General),  Austin, TX
 
Farris, Don   Manager  (Texas Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Hopkins, Christopher   Mr.  (Self),  Cedar Park, TX
 
On:
 
Woodmancy, Chelsea   (Self),  Cedar Park, TX
SB  381
 
FOR:
 
Ainslie, Philip   Pharmacist  (Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists),  Belton, TX
 
Davis, Paul   Executive Director  (Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists),  Round Rock, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Adkins, Samuel   Physician  (Self; Austin Medical Education Program - Family Medicine),  Austin, TX
 
Beck, Richard   Executive Director  (Texas Pharmacy Business Council),  Austin, TX
 
Finch, Dan   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Jokerst, Jason   Clinical Pharmacist  (Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists),  Manor, TX
 
Lopez, Debra   Pharmacist  (Self; Clinical Pharmacist working under protocol),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Andrew   Director, Government Relations  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Yanas, Christine   Director, Government Relations  (Teaching Hospitals of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dodson, Gay   Executive Director  (Texas State Board of Pharmacy),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Schirrer, Wayne   Director of Medical Education  (Darnall Army Medical Center),  Fort Hood, TX
SB  424
 
FOR:
 
Herriott, Jennifer   Population-based Administrator  (San Antonio Metropolitan Health District),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Gerstenschlager, MerryLynn   Education Liaison (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Eagle Forum),  Dallas, TX
 
Little, Alison   Policy Associate (also providing written testimony)  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Sims, Jack   Immunization Branch Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Banning, Tom   Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President
  (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Canales, Ramiro   Assistant Executive Director - Government Relations  (Texas Association of School Administrators),  Austin, TX
 
Finley, Marisa   Associate Director  (Scott and White Center for Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
 
Herzog, Greg   Assistant Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Johnson, Karen   President Frontera  (Houston Area Immunization Partnership),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Olivarez, Eduardo   Administrator  (Hidalgo County Health and Human Services),  Edinburg, 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

 
Smith, Andrew   Director, Government Relations  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advance Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Yanas, Christine   Director, Government Relations  (Teaching Hospitals of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  532
 
FOR:
 
Clodfelter, Cathy   Director, Field Operations - Family Nurse Practitioner  (CVS/Caremark - MinuteClinic),  Minneapolis, MN
 
Floyd, Gary   Physician  (TMA, TAFP, TPS),  Fort Worth, TX
 
ON:
 
Garanflo, Jaime   Director, Licensure  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Lummus, Stephen   PA-C, MPAS (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Academy of Physician Assistants),  Amarillo, TX
 
Robinson, Mari   Executive Director  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Banning, Tom   Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President  (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Barber, Kathy   Vice President - Government Relations  (Texas Federation of Drug Stores),  Austin, TX
 
Fournet, Eric   Chief Financial Officer  (RediClinic, LLC),  Houston, TX
 
Kenney Reagan, Karen   Managing Partner, Alta Vista  (Walgreens),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Sanaie, Kandice   Government Affairs Manager  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
SB  571
 
FOR:
 
Olivarez, Eduardo   Administrator  (Hidalgo County Health and Human Services),  Edinburg, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Vasquez, Michael   Program Manager  (Texas Conference of Urban Counties),  Austin, TX
SB  572
 
FOR:
 
Chick, Nancy   Legislative Chair  (Texas Licensed Child Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Fox, Avonda   (Jacob Fox's Ladder),  Wylie, TX
 
Johnson, Kara   Executive Director  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Rubin, Melanie   Legislative Affairs/Public Policy  (The ChildCare Group),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Little, Alison   Policy Associate  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
On:
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner - Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  680
 
FOR:
 
LeFlore, Judy   Nurse Practitioner  (Texas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Greater Texas Chapter of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners),  Dallas, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Floyd, Gary   Physician  (TMA, TAFP, TPS),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barnett, Mary   Certified Nurse - Midwife  (Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse - Midwives),  Austin, TX
 
Britton, Tiffiny   Lobbyist  (Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists),  Austin, TX
 
de Beer, Allie   Family Nurse Practitioner/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner  (Texas Nurse Practitioners Association),  San Antonio, TX
 
Rodas, Claudia   Government Relations Director  (American Cancer Society),  Houston, TX
 
Sanaie, Kandice   Government Affairs Manager  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
Willmann, James   General Counsel  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Zolnierek, Cindy   (Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition (17 nursing organizations)
),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Banning, Tom   Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President  (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Capelo, Jaime   (Patients FIRSTCoalition),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Zych, Jolene   Nurse Consultant  (Texas Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
SB  788
 
FOR:
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (TexProtects/The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Burstain, June   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Kromrei, Liz   Director, Child Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Little, Alison   Policy Associate  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
SB  790
 
FOR:
 
Jordan, Clair   Executive Director  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Dilling, James   Manager  (Legislative Budget Board - Higher Education Performance Review),  Austin, TX
 
Sjoberg, Elizabeth   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Kishi, Aileen   Program Director  (Department of State Health Services - Texas Center for Nursing Workforce),  Austin, TX

 
Purcell, George   Analyst  (Legislative Budget Board),  Austin, TX
 
Thomas, Katherine   Executive Director  (Texas Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
SB  791
 
FOR:
 
Zolnierek, Cindy   Director of Practice  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Dunaway, Rose   Community Care and Hospice Specialist (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Graves, Tim   President and Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Sjoberg, Elizabeth   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Baker, Brandie   Director of Public Affairs  (Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization),  Austin, TX
 
Chapple, Anthony   Director of Licensing and Credentialing  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Ferrino, April   Analyst  (Legislative Budget Board),  Austin, TX
 
Ghahremani, Kay   Director - Medicaid Policy  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Majek, Mark   Director, Operations  (Texas Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
 
Thomas, Katherine   Executive Director  (Texas Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
SB  806
 
FOR:
 
Keller, Michael   Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator  (Nursing Facility Administrator Advisory Committee),  Plainview, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bolton, Pamela   Director of Policy and Research  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
 
Graves, Tim   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Linial, George   President  (Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
Vanhoose, Laurie   Policy Consultant  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Durden, Veronda   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
SB  870
 
ON:
 
Golson, Kathy   Legislative Liaison  (Texas Department of Agriculture),  Austin, TX
 
Keir, Barbara   Acting Director, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bujanda, Miryam   Public Policy Manager  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Finley, Marisa   Associate Director  (Scott and White Center for Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
 
Herzog, Greg   Assistant Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Johnson, Karen   President/Chief Executive Officer  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
McGettick, Margaret   Director of Education  (Texas Catholic Conference; Catholic Bishops of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Wallace, Grant   Regional Government Relations Director  (American Cancer Society),  Lubbock, TX