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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
March 31, 2009 - 09:00 AM
SB  7
 
FOR:
 
Agassi, Antoine   Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (also providing written testimony)  (State of Tennessee and Cogent Health Care),  Nashville, TN
 
Borowski, Rob   Project Director  (Texas Impact),  Austin, TX
 
Holcomb, John   Physician  (Texas Medical Association, Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  San Antonio, TX
 
Phillips, William   Vice President/Chief Information Officer (also providing written testimony)  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Schlesinger, Bill   Chief Executive Officer-Project Vida Health Center (also providing written testimony)  (Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce),  El Paso, TX
 
Schumacher, Scott   Chief Scientist (also providing written testimony)  (Initiate Systems),  Northridge, CA
 
West, Starr   Senior Director of Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Thomason, David   Senior Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Bell, Charles   Deputy Executive Commissioner for Health Services  (Texas Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Rago, Bill   Director of Economic Analysis  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Traylor, Chris   State Medicaid Director  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Valadez, Adolfo   Assistant Commissioner  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self; from Texas State University),  Austin, TX
 
Henry, Suzanne   Policy Analyst  (Consumers Union),  Austin, TX
 
Holmes, Harry   Senior Policy Advisor  (Harris County Healthcare Alliance),  Houston, TX
 
Kitchen, Ann   Executive Director and Chair  (Integrated Care Collaboration and Texas Health Information Exchange Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Lane, Lee   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Local Health Officials),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Maxwell, Barbara   Deputy Director  (Texas Association of Health Plans),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Taylor, Jeff   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  203
 
FOR:
 
Dechant, Thomas   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Henry, Suzanne   Policy Analyst (also providing written testimony)  (Consumers Union),  Austin, TX
 
Watkins, Lynda   Infection Preventionist  (Texas Society for Infection, Prevention, and Control),  Austin, TX
 
West, Starr   Senior Director of Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Taylor, Jeff   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bolton, Pamela   Policy Director  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self; from Texas State University),  Austin, TX
 
Malone, Mark   Consultant  (Humana),  Austin, TX
SB  616
 
FOR:
 
Schlesinger, Bill   Chief Executive Officer-Project Vida Health Center  (Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce),  El Paso, TX
 
ON:
 
Robinson, Mari   Executive Director  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan   Director of Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
McBeath, Don   (Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
West, Starr   Senior Director of Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Garenflow, Jamie   Director of Licensure  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
SB  755
 
FOR:
 
Mena, Mary   Faculty  (San Antonio College-Mortuary Science Department),  San Antonio, TX
 
Robidos, Rebecca   Student  (San Antonio College-Mortuary Science),  Georgetown, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gonzales, Felix   Assistant Professor  (San Antonio College),  San Antonio, TX
 
Moreno, Jose Luis   Faculty  (San Antonio College),  San Antonio, TX
 
Ontiveros, Miguel   Student  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Schwarz, Jedidiah   Student  (Self),  Schertz, TX
 
On:
 
Robbins, Chet   Executive Director  (Texas Funeral Service Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  785
 
FOR:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX

 
Mitchell, Beth   Attorney  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bradbury, Anita   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association for Home Care, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Carlton, Belinda   Policy Specialist  (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Durden, Veronda   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Ferrino, April   Analyst  (Legislative Budget Board),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Hedrick, Mary   (Self; parent of a resident of Austin State School),  Austin, TX
 
Moussa, Nagla   (Self),  Plano, TX
 
Statman, Rona   Director of Family Support  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David   Senior Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Leche, Paul   Special Counsel  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Owens, Kenneth   General Counsel  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Perry, Peggy   Assistant Director, 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
 
Wallace, Jean   Legal Counsel, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  904
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan   Director of Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gaylor, Tom   D.E.D.  (Texas Municipal Police Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gray, James   Government Relations  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Hatcher, Johnny   Manager, Narcotics Regulatory Programs  (Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Knue, Patrick   Program Supervisor  (Texas Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
SB  1049
 
ON:
 
Harmonson, Penny   Manager, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gray, James   Government Relations  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Henry, Suzanne   Policy Analyst  (Consumers Union),  Austin, TX
 
Herzog, Greg   Associate Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Jackson, Lisa   Executive Director  (Texas Academy of Physician Assistants),  Austin, TX
 
Knisley, Jeff   Director of Government Relations  (American Lung Association),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Lewis-Nourzad, Lisa   (Texas Parent Teachers Association),  Austin, TX
 
Romo, Joel   Regional Vice President of Advocacy  (American Heart Association),  Austin, TX
SB  1058
 
FOR:
 
Buckingham, Dawn   Doctor  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Jekot, Jeff   (Patients First Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self; from Texas State University),  Austin, TX
 
Hatridge, John   Physician, Austin Anesthesiology Group  (Patients First Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Henry, Suzanne   Policy Analyst  (Consumers Union),  Austin, TX
 
Jackson, Lisa   Executive Director  (Texas Academy of Physician Assistants),  Austin, TX
 
Kronberg, Gregory   Physician  (Patients First Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Bourland, Cindy   Unit Manager-Professional Licensing and Certification  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1127
 
FOR:
 
Downing, Pat   Member  (Compounding Academy, Texas Pharmacy Association),  Longview, TX
 
ON:
 
Benz, Allison   Director of Professional Services  (Texas State Board of Pharmacy),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barber, Kathy   Government Relations  (Texas Federation of Drug Stores),  Austin, TX
 
Beck, Richard   Executive Director  (Texas Pharmacy Business Council),  Austin, TX
SB  1138
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Suarez, Lucina   (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1172
 
AGAINST:
 
Bradberry, Anita   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association for Home Care, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Wilson, Lloyd   Director of Governmental Relations  (Girling Healthcare),  Austin, TX
 
On:

 
Adams, Chris   (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1225
 
FOR:
 
Sostman, Dirk   Chief Academic Officer  (Methodist Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Governmental Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
SB  1328
 
FOR:
 
Arceneaux, Cassandra   Physician  (Texas Public Health Coalition),  League City, TX
 
Hendler, Robert   Chief Medical Officer Texas, Tenet Healthcare (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Public Health Coalition),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Acevedo, Julianne   (Texas Fire Chiefs Association),  Austin, TX
 
Herzog, Greg   Associate Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Lane, Lee   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Local Health Officials),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Sabo, Jason   (Houston Area Immunization Partnership),  Austin, TX
 
West, Starr   Senior Director of Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Willmann, James   (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Sims, Jack   Immunization Branch Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1329
 
ON:
 
Loera, Julie   Unit Manager-Regulatory Services Division  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Penfield, Susan   Doctor  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Henry, Suzanne   Policy Analyst  (Consumers Union),  Austin, TX
 
Lane, Lee   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Local Health Officials),  Cedar Park, TX
SB  1409
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Acevedo, Julianne   (Texas Fire Chiefs Association),  Austin, TX
 
Herzog, Greg   Associate Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Lane, Lee   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Local Health Officials),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Sabo, Jason   (Houston Area Immunization Partnership),  Austin, TX
 
West, Starr   Senior Director of Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
SB  1473
 
FOR:
 
Johnson, Allen   Chief Executive Officer  (Montgomery County Hospital District),  Conroe, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
SB  1539
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Robbins, Chet   Executive Director  (Texas Funeral Service Commission),  Austin, TX