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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
March 24, 2009 - 09:00 AM
SB  69
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Constance   Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs (also providing written testimony)  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Clements, Irene   Vice President for Advocacy  (Lutheran Social Services and Texas Foster Family Association),  Austin, TX
 
Cox, I. William   Secretary (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association of Child Placing Agencies),  Salado, TX
 
Holman, Nancy   Executive Director  (Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Kromrei, Liz   Director, Child Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
McDonald, Pam   Director, Rate Analysis  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Scot, Johana   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Parent Guidance Center),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gendron, Christine   Policy Coordinator  (Texas Network of Youth Services),  Austin, TX
 
McClure, Madeline   Executive Director  (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy and Outreach  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
SB  493
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Constance   Director of Government Affairs (also providing written testimony)  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Clements, Irene   Vice President for Advocacy (also providing written testimony)  (Lutheran Social Services and Texas Foster Family Association),  Austin, TX
 
Cox, I. William   Secretary (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association of Child Placing Agencies/Lighthouse Family Network),  Salado, TX
 
Patsel, Ruth Ann   Advocate Volunteer  (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Tarrant County),  Fort Worth, TX
 
ON:
 
Amberboy, Tina   Executive Director  (Supreme Court Committee for Children, Youth, and Families),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gendron, Christine   Policy Coordinator  (Texas Network of Youth Services),  Austin, TX
 
Holman, Nancy   Executive Director  (Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services),  Austin, TX
 
McClure, Madeline   Executive Director  (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Scot, Johana   Executive Director  (Parent Guidance Center),  Austin, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy and Outreach  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Kromrei, Liz   Director of Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  639
 
FOR:
 
Castillo, Consuelo   Board Member  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!
),  Seguin, TX
 
Harris, Barbara  (also providing written testimony)  (Self; Parent),  Frisco, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer (also providing written testimony)  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Mitchell, Beth   Attorney  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies),  Austin, TX
 
Waller, Barry   Assistant Commissioner, Provider Services  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borel, Dennis   (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Payne, Susan   Vice President  (Parent Association for the Retarded of Texas),  College Station, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dudley, Kenny   Director, State Hospitals  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Commissioner, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  786
 
FOR:
 
Martinez, Diana   Executive Director  (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Clements, Irene   Vice President for Advocacy  (Lutheran Social Services and Texas Foster Family Association),  Austin, TX

 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy and Outreach  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Deckinga, Audrey   Assistant Commissioner, Child Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
McClure, Madeline   Executive Director  (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
SB  796
 
FOR:
 
Austin, Tom   LMSW/Court Liaison  (Santa Maria Hostel),  Houston, TX
 
Crocker, Terry   Chief Executive Officer  (Tropical Texas Behavioral Health),  Edinburg, TX
 
Denton, Douglas   Executive Director  (Homeward Bound, Inc.),  Dallas, TX
 
Gilley, Jennifer   Member  (Association of Substance Abuse Programs),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Powell, Rex   Prevention Director  (Santa Maria Hostel),  Houston, TX
 
Poynor, Lisa   Governmental Relations Chair  (Association of Substance Abuse Programs, Inc.),  Sugar Land, TX
 
Tapia, Ivonne   LPC, LCDC  (Self; Aliviane),  El Paso, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Wisdom-Wild, Julie   Chief Executive Officer  (Alpha Home and Association of Substance Abuse Programs),  San Antonio, TX
 
ON:
 
Ferrara, Matthew   Manager  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Morstad, Donna   Analyst  (Legislative Budget Board),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Acuna, Jazmin   Research Associate  (Texas Criminal Justice Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Barker, Constance   Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Davis, Sue   President  (Association of Substance Abuse Programs),  Alvin, TX
 
Dunkelberg, Anne   Associate Director  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Hoke, Greg   State Government Affairs  (Reckitt Benckiser),  Kingwood, TX
 
Humphrey, Cynthia   (Self),  Kerrville, TX
 
Lang, Allyn   Executive Director  (Access Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center),  Jacksonville, TX
 
Lovelace, Joe   Associate Director of Behavioral Health  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Peyson, Robin   Executive Director  (National Alliance on Mental Health),  Austin, TX
 
Romero, Michelle   Associate Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Ghahremani, Kay   Director - Medicaid/CHIP Policy  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Gay, Clifford   Advocate  (Self),  Austin, TX
SB  821
 
FOR:
 
Ellenbogen, Paul   Physician (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Radiological Society/American College of Radiology),  Dallas, TX
 
Gabaldon, Fermin   Radiologist Assistant  (Self),  San Angelo, TX
 
Sanders, Vicki   MSRS RRA  (Self),  Plano, TX
 
Wright, Donna   Professor Radiologic Sciences  (Midwestern State University),  Wichita Falls, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bales, Brandy   RPA (also providing written testimony)  (Radiologic Practitioners Assistants of Texas),  Humble, TX
 
Compton, Marcelene   Radiology Practitioner Assistant (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Society of Radiology Practitioner Assistant),  McAllen, TX
 
Delahoussaye, Jacque   RPA  (Radiology Practitioner Assistant),  Livingston, TX
 
Oberoi, Bhawna   President (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Society of Radiology Practitioner Assistants),  Parker, TX
 
Serrano, Marco   Radiology Practitioner Assistant (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Society of Radiology Practitioner Assistants)
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bristow, Steven   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Parkland Health and Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Finch, Dan   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Fritsch, Edward   Secretary  (Texas Chiropractic Association),  Houston, TX
SB  887
 
FOR:
 
May, David   Dentist  (Texas Dental Association),  Abilene, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bingham, William   General Counsel  (Texas Dental Association),  Austin, TX
 
Mintz, David   (Texas Academy of General Dentists),  Austin, TX
 
Shields, Brad   (Texas Dental Hygienists Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Jones, Lisa   Director of Enforcement  (State Board of Dental Examiners),  Austin, TX
 
Meek, Sherri   Executive Director  (State Board of Dental Examiners),  Austin, TX
SB  1054
 
FOR:

 
Gonzalez, Otila   Board Member  (Hill Country Mental Health Mental Retardation Center),  Del Rio, TX
 
Lovelace, Joe   Associate Director of Behavioral Health  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Sims, Lillian   Advisory Board Member  (Hill Country Mental Health Mental Retardation),  Hunt, TX
 
Tinley, Pat   County Judge  (Kerr County),  Kerrville, TX
 
Werlein, Linda   Chief Executive Officer  (Hill Country Community Mental Health Mental Retardation Center),  Kerrville, TX
 
ON:
 
Maples, Mike   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gay, Clifford   Avocate  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Humphrey, Cynthia   (Self),  Kerrville, TX
 
Weden, David   Development Officer  (Hill Country Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center),  Kerrville, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dudley, Kenny   Director State Hospitals  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Senne, Herb   Country Judge (Retired)  (Hill Country Community Mental Health Mental Retardation),  Brackettville, TX
SB  1082
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gray, James   Government Relations  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Magid, Ramona   Executive Director  (Susan G. Komen for the Cure Austin Affiliate),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director of Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Ratliff, Richard   Manager Radiation Licensing  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1083
 
FOR:
 
Weiss, Nancy   Volunteer (also providing written testimony)  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Menon, Ramdas   Director  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Williams, Melanie   Manager, Texas Cancer Registry  (Texas Cancer Registry, Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gray, James   Government Relations  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Hutton, Lauren   Government Relations Specialist  (Lance Armstrong Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
Kenderdine, Marshall   (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Magid, Ramona   Executive Director  (Susan G. Komen for the Cure Austin Affiliate),  Austin, TX
 
Marwitz, David   (Texas Dermatological Society),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director of Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sanders, Morgan   State Director of Public Affairs  (March of Dimes),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Elting, Linda   Professor and Chief, Health Services Research  (University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Biostatistics),  Houston, TX
SB  1129
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bristow, Steven   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Parkland Health and Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Kenderdine, Marshall   (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
McClure, Madeline   Executive Director  (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Rodriguez, Susan   Child Fatality Review Coordinator  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1332
 
FOR:
 
Barker, Constance   Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Clements, Irene   Vice President for Advocacy  (Lutheran Social Services and Texas Foster Family Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy and Outreach  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Scot, Johana   Executive Director  (Parent Guidance Center),  Austin, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Deckinga, Audrey   Assistant Commissioner, Child Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Cox, I. William   Secretary  (Texas Association of Child Placing Agencies),  Salado, TX