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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
April 7, 2009 - 09:00 AM
SB  59
 
FOR:
 
Rubin, Melanie   Project Director  (Texas Association for Infant Mental Health),  Dallas, TX
 
Smith, Donald   Director of Research and Public Policy  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Stanford, Kerri   President  (Dallas Affiliate of Texas Licensed Child Care Center),  Garland, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Chick, Charles   Partner  (Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park Texas),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Fincher, David   President  (National Childcare Coalition),  Rowlett, TX
 
Olive, Melissa   Treatment Evaluation Manager  (Center for Autism and Related Disorders),  Austin, TX
 
Paver, Rhonda   Owner  (Stepping Stone Schools),  Austin, TX
 
Sabo, Jason   Senior Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Sanderson, Josh   Lobbyist  (Association of Texas Professional Educators),  Austin, TX
 
Schultz, Brenda   2nd Vice President  (Texas Licensed Child Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Solak, Jennifer   Staff Attorney  (Children at Risk),  Houston, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner for Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  592
 
FOR:
 
Bautista, April   Parent  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Realini, Janet   President, Healthy Futures (also providing written testimony)  (Healthy Futures Alliance, Texas Medical Association),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Allmon, Jennifer   Associate Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Catholic Conference, the Roman Catholic Bishops),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Humphreys, James   Medical Doctor  (Bexar County Medical Society),  Helotes, TX
 
Imler, Robert   (Self),  Boerne, TX
 
Kenderdine, Marshall   (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
McAninch, Scott   Executive Director  (San Antonio Nonprofit Council),  San Antonio, TX
 
Nava, Mary   Director of Public Affairs  (Bexar County Medical Society),  San Antonio, TX
 
Neavel, Celia   Director, Center for Adolescent Health  (People's Community Clinic),  Austin, TX
 
Neavel, Nancy   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Pogue, Stacey   Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Raiford, Darene   Treasurer  (Texas Association Concerned with School Aged Parenthood),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Zarzuelo, Diana   Deputy Director  (Children at Risk),  Houston, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Casso, Amy   Policy Analyst  (La Fe Policy Research and Education Center),  San Antonio, TX
 
Parken, Judy   Coordinator of Capitol Corps  (League of Women Voters of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Saenz, Jonathan   Legislative Director  (Free Market Foundation),  Austin, TX
SB  750
 
FOR:
 
Mitchell, Beth   Attorney  (Advocacy Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Olive, Melissa   Treatment Evaluation Manager  (Center for Autism and Related Disorders),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Valentine, Tom   Senior Policy Advisor  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Canfield, Irma   Parent/Advocate  (Community Now!/Texas Adults with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Community Now! Board  (Parent of Morgan Dooley),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  San Marcos, TX
 
Hayes, Aaryce   Mental Health Policy Specialist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Moyer, Martha   Advocate  (Community Now!),  Elmendorf, TX
 
Parker Leigh, Susan   Owner  (Education for Eating),  Beaumont, TX

 
Salinas Valdez, Debby   Parent/Advocate  (Community Now!/Texas Adults with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Weiss, Moonyeen   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Houston, TX
 
On:
 
Bresnen, Steve   (Federation of Texas Psychiatry),  Austin, TX
 
Geredine, Denice   Director of State Schools  (Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities),  Austin, TX
SB  751
 
FOR:
 
Hayes, Aaryce   Mental Health Policy Specialist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Keyes, Marcus   Direct Care Staff (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Olive, Melissa   Treatment Evaluation Manager  (Center for Austin and Related Disorders),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Valentine, Tom   Senior Policy Advisor  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Canfield, Irma   Parent/Advocate  (Community Now!/Texas Adults with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Community Now! Board  (Parent of Morgan Dooley),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  San Marcos, TX
 
Leigh, Susan   Retired Teacher  (Retired Special Education Teachers),  Beaumont, TX
 
Mitchell, Beth   Attorney  (Advocacy Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Moyer, Martha   Community Now!  (Advocate/son with autism),  Elmendorf, TX
 
Salinas Valdez, Debby   Advocate/parent of young adult with disabilities  (Community Now/Texas Adults with Autism/Intellectual Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Weiss, Moonyeen   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Houston, TX
 
On:
 
Geredine, Denice   Director of State Schools  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Weinheimer, Bruce   Coordinator of Psychological Services  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
On:
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies),  Austin, TX
SB  893
 
FOR:
 
Jefferson, David   Environmental Health Manager  (Tarrant County Public Health),  Forth Worth, TX
 
ON:
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner, Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Mendez, Mark   Assistant Administrator  (Tarrant County Commissioners Court),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Vasquez, Michael   Program Manager  (Texas Conference of Urban Counties),  Austin, TX
SB  911
 
FOR:
 
Boecking, Neil   Chiropractor  (Texas Chiropractic Association),  Austin, TX
 
Scarborough, Esther   Parent  (Christopher Scarborough),  Kountze, TX
 
Scarborough, Ken   Parent  (Christopher Scarborough),  Kountze, TX
 
Schade, Cristy   Physician, Pain Medicine  (Texas Medical Association, Texas Pain Society),  Mesquite, TX
 
Woods, G. Mitch   Sheriff  (Jefferson County),  Beaumont, TX
 
ON:
 
Robinson, Mari   Executive Director  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Garcia, Eduardo   Member  (Texas Pain Society),  Webster, TX
 
Kelly, Rodney   (Dr. Bill Nemeth, Restore FX),  Austin, TX
 
Krusz, John   PhD, Medical Doctor, member  (Texas Pain Society),  Dallas, TX
 
Pabis, Dennis   (Texas Pain Advocacy Information Network),  San Antonio, TX
 
Still, Daniel   (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Torges, Karen   Director of Collaborations  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
White, Mark   Physician  (Texas Pain Society),  Austin, TX
 
Wieman, Matthew   Medical Doctor  (Texas Pain Society),  Kingwood, TX
 
On:
 
Black, Judett   Diversion Program Manager  (United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration),  Houston, TX
SB  983
 
FOR:
 
Hechinger, Susanne   CASA Advocate  (Self; as a Court Appointed Special Advocate),  Flower Mound, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Mitchell, Beth   Attorney  (Advocacy Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Sloan, M. Madison   Staff Attorney  (Texas Apple Seed),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX

 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Kromrei, Liz   Director, Child Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1064
 
FOR:
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (Tex Protects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Chief Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital),  San Antonio, TX
 
Ravis, Joy   Director of Community Relations  (Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Kromrei, Liz   Director, Child Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Finley, Marisa   Associate Director  (Scott and White Center for Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
SB  1124
 
AGAINST:
 
Olive, Melissa   Dr.  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Graves, Tim   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Hutto, Kathy   Consultant  (EduCare Community Living Corporation),  Austin, TX
 
Rich, Sid   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Residential Care Communities),  Austin, TX
 
Vasek, Heather   (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Adams, Chris   Director of Survey Operations  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1171
 
ON:
 
Ehresman, Walter   Assistant General Counsel  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1193
 
FOR:
 
Shepperd, John   Chief Financial Officer  (Lone Star Medical Equipment),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Maddock, Kenneth   Corporate Director, Biomedical Technology Services  (Baylor Health Care System),  Dallas, TX
 
ON:
 
Brinck, Tom   Manager, Drugs and Medical Devices  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
Against:
 
Wall, Matthew   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
SB  1194
 
FOR:
 
Pospisil, Scott   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Hearing Aid Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Parsons, Joyce   Executive Director  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1214
 
FOR:
 
Allmon, Jennifer   Associate Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Catholic Conference, the Bishops of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lowerre, Richard   President (also providing written testimony)  (Caddo Lake Institute),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Tyndall, Kirby   Senior Toxicologist  (American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity),  Round Rock, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Herzog, Greg   Associate Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Reed, Cyrus   Conservation Director  (Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter),  Austin, TX
 
Sanders, Morgan   State Director of Public Affairs  (March of Dimes),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Tom   Director  (Public Citizen),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Baum, Walt   (Association of Electric Companies of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lucas, Shannon   Executive Director  (Texas Mining & Reclamation Association),  Austin, TX
 
Minick, Stephen   (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
Nasi, Mike   Counsel  (Gulf Coast Lignite Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Zachary, Mance   Director  (Luminant),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Kurzawski, Ken   Regulations and Information Program Director  (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department),  Austin, TX
 
Wiles, Kirk   Manager, Seafood and Aquatic Life Group  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1331
 
FOR:
 
Jackson, John   Chair, Texas Medical Association Physicians Health and Rehabilitation Committee  (Texas Medical Association),  Aledo, TX
 
ON:
 
Robinson, Mari   Executive Director  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
SB  1397
 
FOR:
 
Downing, Carla   Product Vice President, Development and Academic Support  (The College Network),  Indianapolis, IN
 
Franco, Linda   (Self),  Lubbock, TX
 
Nettleton, Bridget   Dean, School of Nursing (also providing written testimony)  (Excelsior College),  Albany, NY

 
Reddell, Willa   (Self),  Lubbock, TX
 
Sjoberg, Elizabeth   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Aulbach, Rebecca   Registered Nurse  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Basler, Charlene   Registered Nurse  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Bruno, Morgan   Clinical Nurse (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Burns, Paulette   Registered Nurse, PhD  (Texas Nurses Association),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Graves, Krisanne   Registered Nurse  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Simmons, Debora  (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  Pearland, TX
 
ON:
 
Hicks, Rodney   Registered Nurse/Ph.D.  (Self),  Lubbock, TX
 
Thomas, Mary   Director of Nursing  (Texas Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Graves, Tim   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
SB  1411
 
FOR:
 
Abrahams, Sarah   Program Specialist (also providing written testimony)  (Casey Family Programs),  Austin, TX
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst (also providing written testimony)  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Hechinger, Susanne   Court Appointed Specials Advocate  (Self),  Flower Mound, TX
 
McClure, Madeline   Executive Director  (Tex Protects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Heiligenstein, Anne   Commissioner  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Talley, Jennifer   Adoption Coordinator  (Self),  Bulverde, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Casso, Amy   Policy Analyst  (La Fe Policy Research and Education Center),  San Antonio, TX
SB  1432
 
ON:
 
Copeland, Rick   Director  (Office of Attorney General - Medicaid Fraud),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Berry, Jordan   Lobbyist  (Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes),  Athens, TX
 
Campbell, Ben   (Corf. Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Nelson, Karen   Chief Counsel  (Health and Human Services Commission - Office of Inspector General),  Austin, TX
SB  1520
 
FOR:
 
Weiss, Moonyeen   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Houston, TX
 
ON:
 
Valentine, Tom   Senior Policy Advisor  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Mitchell, Beth   Attorney  (Advocacy Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Geredine, Denice   Director of State Schools  (Department of Aging and Disability Disability),  Austin, TX
 
Weinheimer, Bruce   Coordinator of Psychological Services  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1542
 
FOR:
 
Kennedy, Mark   Attorney  (Texas Medical Association),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Calvert, Jess   Director of Public Affairs  (Texas Dental Association),  Austin, TX
 
Finch, Dan   Director of Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Graves, Tim   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Humphreys, James   (Texas Medical Association),  Helotes, TX
 
Kenderdine, Marshall   (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Nava, Mary   Director of Public Affairs  (Bexar County Medical Society),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Nelson, Karen   Chief Counsel  (Health and Human Services Commission/Office of Inspector General),  Austin, TX
SB  1877
 
FOR:
 
Wayne, Richard   Emergency Room Physician  (Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital),  San Antonio, TX
 
ON:
 
Cox, Matthew   Medical Director  (Children's Hospital  Association of Texas),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President of Advocacy and Governmental Relations  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Casady, Shane   Government Relations Liaison  (Driscoll Children's Hospital),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie   Management  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX

 
McClure, Madeline   (Tex Protects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Chief Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Rauls, Joy   Director of Community Relations  (Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director of Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Saenz, Gabriela   Advocacy Director  (Christus Health),  Austin, TX
 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Governmental Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Guerrero, Jane   Director, Emergency Medical Service and Trauma Systems  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Valentine, Tom   Senior Policy Advisor  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX