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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
April 14, 2009 - 09:00 AM
SB  544
 
FOR:
 
Carlo, John   Medical Director  (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Dunnington, Joel   Professor of Radiology (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Fisher, Peter   Vice President  (Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids),  Washington, DC
 
Gray, James   Director of Government Relations  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Jackson, Richie   Executive Vice President/CEO  (Texas Restaurant Association),  Austin, TX
 
Johnson, Barry   President, Texas Medical  (Smoke Free Texans),  Duncanville, TX
 
Knisley, Jeff   Director of Government Relations  (American Lung Association),  Austin, TX
 
McClure, Angela   (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Moran, Nathaniel   City of Tyler Council Member  (Self),  Tyler, TX
 
Potts, Luke   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Tenner, Tom   Chair  (Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke),  Lubbock, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bedosky, Matthew   General Manager (also providing written testimony)  (Calypso Products),  Richardson, TX
 
Biocca, Jared  (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  Irving, TX
 
Bradford, Jeremy   Concerned Constituent  (Cigar Merchants),  Allen, TX
 
Bresnen, Steve   (Bingo Interest Group),  Austin, TX
 
Dixon, Patrick   Chair (also providing written testimony)  (Libertarian Party of Texas),  Lago Vista, TX
 
Dunn, John   Physician  (Self),  Brownwood, TX
 
Johnson, William   (Hooz Inc. and San Antonio Bar Billiard Coalition),  San Antonio, TX
 
Jones, Kristin   (Self),  Elgin, TX
 
Lapp, Steven  (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Cigar Merchants Association and Club Humidor),  San Antonio, TX
 
Lesseraux, Ron   Owner (also providing written testimony)  (Serious Cigars),  Houston, TX
 
Mancini, Patrick  (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  La Marque, TX
 
O'Connor, Patricia   Owner/President  (The Briar Shoppe and Texas Cigar Merchants Association),  Houston, TX
 
Pennington, Kent   Spokesperson (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Cigar Merchants Association/Cigar Shop and More),  Addison, TX
 
Petrunin, Igor  (also providing written testimony)  (Cigar Lounge),  McKinney, TX
 
Plaia, Jake   Board Member  (Amusement and Music Operators of Texas),  Beaumont, TX
 
Poehler, Jason   Treasurer  (Texas Cigar Merchants Association),  Highland Village, TX
 
Poehler, Richard   (Self),  Garland, TX
 
Poehler, Ryan  (also providing written testimony)  (Concerned Citizens),  Allen, TX
 
Rich, Sid   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Residential Care Communities),  Austin, TX
 
Richards, Joe   (Consumer),  Seabrook, TX
 
Ross, Shon   Executive Director  (Tobacco Retailers of Texas Association),  Lubbock, TX
 
Rumbo, Tiffany   Owner  (Club Humidor),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sewell, Mark   Owner  (Tobacco Haus Cigar Lounge and Bar),  New Braunfels, TX
 
Venable, Peggy   Director (also providing written testimony)  (Americans for Prosperity - Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Wilkerson, William   (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
ON:
 
Hawk, Ernest   Vice President, Cancer Prevention  (University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center),  Houston, TX
 
Huang, Philip   Medical Director/Health Authority  (Austin/Travis County Health Department),  Austin, TX
 
Valadez, Adolfo   Assistance Commissioner  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Texas Parent Teacher Association),  Austin, TX
 
Ballew, Joel   Director  (Texas Health Resources),  Arlington, TX

 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Binford, Ricklyn   Student  (Self),  Navasota, TX
 
Bujanda, Miryam   Public Policy Manager  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Cantu Segovia, Cindy   Government Relations Manager  (Bexar County Commissioners),  San Antonio, TX
 
Capelo, Jaime   (Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology),  Austin, TX
 
Casady, Shane   Government Relations  (Self; Driscoll Children's Hospital),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
Casso, Amy   Policy Analyst  (La Fe Policy Research and Education Center),  San Antonio, TX
 
Chatelle, Melody   Owner/President  (Chatelle and Associates),  Austin, TX
 
Cubria, Melissa   Advocate  (Texas Public Interest Research Group),  Austin, TX
 
Cutrer, Jennifer   Executive Director  (Parkland health and Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
de Beer, Allie   Nurse Practitioner  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  San Antonio, TX
 
Doyle, Kristen   Board Member  (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society),  Austin, TX
 
Finley, Marisa   Associate Director  (Scott and White Center Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
 
Foehr, Kristina   Student  (Self),  Waller, TX
 
Fredrikson, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Galligher, Duane   (Texas Association of Substance Abuse Programs),  Austin, TX
 
Garcia-Matthews, Eileen   Executive Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Garza, Rudy   Intergovernmental Relations Director  (City of Corpus Christi),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
Green, Shelton   Government Affairs Consultant  (Christian Life Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Hargraves, Jo Anne   (Asthma Coalition of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Higdon, Larry   Director of Legislation  (Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association),  Horseshoe Bay, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos   (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Hillier, King   Government Relations Vice President  (Harris County Hospital District),  Houston, TX
 
Holcombe, Wanda   Peace with Justice Coordinator  (Texas Impact and United Methodist Women),  Austin, TX
 
Holt, Nicole   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Hornaday, Jon   Volunteer  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Hutton, Lauren   Government Relations Specialist  (Lance Armstrong Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
Igo, Shanna   Director of Legislative Services  (Texas Municipal League),  Austin, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie   Management  (Children's Medical Center),  Dallas, TX
 
Kenderdine, Marshall   (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Lane, Lee   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Local Health Officials),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Lofye, David   Director of Government Relations  (Lance Armstrong Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
Marwitz, David   Consultant  (Texas Dermatological Society),  Austin, TX
 
Mintz, David   (Texas Apartment Association),  Austin, TX
 
Moore, Ruby   (Self, Smoke Free Texas),  San Marcos, TX
 
Morris, Marian   Texas Public Health Association Committee Member  (Texas Public Health Association Legislative/Policy Affairs and Texas Public Health Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Chief Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX
 
Poplawsky, Amanda   (Self),  Boerne, TX
 
Romo, Joel   Regional Vice President  (American Heart Association),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sabo, Jason   Senior Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Saenz, Gabriela   Advocacy Director  (Christus Health),  Austin, TX
 
Sanders, Morgan   State Director of Public Affairs  (March of Dimes),  Austin, TX

 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Government Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Shelton, Emily   Program Coordinator  (Texas Impact),  Austin, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Jennifer   (Smoke Free Texas),  Manchaca, TX
 
Warner, Freddy   System Executive, Public Policy and Government Relations  (Memorial Hermann Healthcare System),  Houston, TX
 
Willmann, James   General Counsel  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Wolfe, Jared   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Health Plans),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Against:
 
Altenloh, William   (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Alvarez, Gerry   Owner  (The Smoke Ring),  Sugar Land, TX
 
Arlington, Brad   Account Manager  (La Fior Dominicana Cigars),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Berry, Jordan   Lobbyist  (Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes),  Austin, TX
 
Cisneros, Abel   Partner  (Discount Cigarettes),  Mission, TX
 
Cisneros, Albert   Partner  (Dallas Cigars),  Dallas, TX
 
Garoner, William   Sales Associate/Pipes Manager  (Heroes and Legacies),  Austin, TX
 
Hammond, Bill   President  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
Holderead, Jennifer   Teacher/University of Texas at Arlington Student  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Howard, Andrew   Manager  (Habana House Tobacconist),  Austin, TX
 
Janero, Eric   Sales  (Heroes and Legacies),  Lakeway, TX
 
Martin, Michael   Owner  (Galveston Bay Tobacco LLC),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Miller, Sean   Owner  (Texas Avenue Cigars),  College Station, TX
 
Nayes, Naser   Owner  (Tobacco Row and Discount Cigarettes),  Dallas, TX
 
Noffsinger, Neil   (Consumer),  Spring, TX
 
Petrunin, Lana   Officer of the Company  (Cigar Lounge of McKinney, Texas),  McKinney, TX
 
Poehler, Diane   (Self),  Garland, TX
 
Revel, Wayne   Manager  (Heroes and Legacies Cigar Lounge/Store),  Leander, TX
 
Richards, Keith   (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Rosales, Michael   Owner  (Adrian's Cigars),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Rumbo, Keith   President  (Club Humidor),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sandlin, Jack   Account Executive  (Oliva Cigar Company),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Scott, Allison   Online Sales Manager  (Heroes and Legacies),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Stein, Kathrin   Sales  (Heroes and Legacies),  Austin, TX
 
Torres, Alex   Owner  (The Cigar Room),  Lakeway, TX
 
Valenzuela, Katherine   Humidor Manager  (Heroes and Legacies),  Austin, TX
 
Whitehead, Adam   Sale Associate  (Heroes and Legacies),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Stuart, Charles   Vice President  (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Brophy, David   (Self),  Carrollton, TX
 
Buhman, Larry   (The Smoke Ring),  Houston, TX
 
Fox, Jay   President  (Up in Smoke),  Irving, TX
 
Golden, Michael   Attorney  (Texas Employment Law Council),  Austin, TX
 
Greenwald, Cheryl   (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Haddad, Heather   President  (Fumee),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Pina, Ralph   Vice President  (Fumee Inc.),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Seltzer, Frank   (Concerned Citizens),  Dallas, TX

 
Sewell, Mark   Owner  (Tobacco Haus Cigar Lounge),  New Braunfels, TX
 
Wiles, Earl   President  (Tobacco Lane Inc.),  Arlington, TX
SB  1092
 
FOR:
 
Bell, Paula   President parent support group/cardiac clinician  (Sickle Cell Association of Austin - Marc Thomas Foundation),  Round Rock, TX
 
Miller, Shirley   Advocacy/Community Relations Manager (also providing written testimony)  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Irving, TX
 
Thomas Wade, Linda   President  (Sickle Cell Association of Ausitn - Marc Thomas Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Pace, Betty   (Self),  Richardson, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Cutrer, Jennifer   Executive Director  (Parkland Health and Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie   Management  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Chief Government Relations Officer  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX
 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Government Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Childrens Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  1217
 
FOR:
 
Enzinna, Christie   Behavior Analyst (also providing written testimony)  (Texana Center Mental Health and Mental Retardation),  Rosenberg, TX
 
Friesen, Jennifer   Vice President, Clinical Services  (Easter Seals North Texas),  Carrollton, TX
 
Mannion, Bryan   Father  (Daughter Emerson Mannion),  Plano, TX
 
Mayfield, Pauline   (Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Ellen   (Texas Parent Teacher Association),  Austin, TX
 
Bernoski, Mike   Executive Director  (Texas Autism Advocacy),  Austin, TX
 
Bujanda, Miryam   Public Policy Manager  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Campbell, Ben   (CORF Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Choate, Dawn   Government Specialist  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Garcia-Matthews, Eileen   Executive Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Higdon, Larry   Director of Legislation  (Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association),  Horseshoe Bay, TX
 
Huemmer, Maria   Public Relations and Outreach  (The Texas Catholic Conference, The Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Singleton, Cynthia   Vice President  (Families for Effective Autism Treatment),  Houston, TX
 
Thyssen, Monica   Children's Mental Health Policy Specialist  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Blackmore, Lynn   Director, Center for Policy and Innovation  (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1230
 
FOR:
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos   (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Johnson, Karen   President/CEO  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Weizenbaum, Jon   Deputy Commissioner  (Texas Department on Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Jewish Federation of Greater Houston),  Houston, TX
 
Graves, Tim   President/CEO  (Texas Healthcare Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Harmon, Gail   Executive Director  (Texas Assisted Living Association),  Austin, TX
 
Linial, George   President  (Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David   Chair  (Texas Senior Advocacy Association),  Austin, TX
SB  1271
 
FOR:
 
Kirchner, Mark   (Texas Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists),  Spring Branch, TX
 
Neider, Richard   Licensed Orthotist  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Telford, David   President  (Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists),  The Woodlands, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Kee, Scott   Owner  (Prosthetic Science),  The Woodlands, TX
 
McCoy, James   Licensed Prosthetist  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Mehary, Amy   Owner  (M-Power Prosthetics),  Dallas, TX
 
Presley, Mitchel   Owner  (Twin City Orthotics and Prosthetics, PLLC),  Nacogdoches, TX
 
Stevens, Gordon   Owner  (Baker Orthotics and Prosthetics),  Fort Worth, TX

 
Thomas, Shawn   Owner  (Mobility Orthotics and Prosthetics),  Alvarado, TX
SB  1415
 
FOR:
 
Zolnierek, Cindy   Director of Practice  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
On:
 
Johnston, James   General Counsel  (Texas Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
 
Thomas, Katherin   Executive Director  (Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
SB  1612
 
FOR:
 
Altuna, Dianne   Speech Pathologist  (People with Velocardiofacial Syndrome),  Dallas, TX
 
Wawarofsky, Megan   (Families of people with Velocardiofacial Syndrome),  Waller, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Tina   (Self),  Driftwood, TX
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Campbell, Ben   (Corf. Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cheung, Ashli   (Families of children with Velocardiofacial Syndrome),  Carrollton, TX
 
Choate, Dawn   (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Clarke, Linda   Ph.D.  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Garcia-Matthews, Eilleen   Executive Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Green, Leslie   (Self),  Round Rock, TX
 
Higdon, Larry   Director of Legislation  (Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association),  Horseshoe Bay, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie   Management  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Miller, Drew   Partner, Kemp Smith LLP  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Mincher, Debbie   Membership Services Director  (Texas Occupational Therapy Association),  Austin, TX
 
Plauche, Adele   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Simmons, Jacob   (Self),  Lockhart, TX
 
Simmons, Penelope   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Simmons, Susan   (Self),  Lockhart, TX
 
Trejo, Deborah   (Families of Children with Velocardiofacial Syndrome),  Austin, TX
 
Trejo, Enrique   (Parent of a child with Velocardiofacial Syndrome),  Austin, TX
 
Trejo, Vanessa   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Freedenberg, Debra   Medical Director  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Melton-Kissel, Jann   Director, Specialized Health Services  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Wedel, Kim   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1626
 
FOR:
 
Rickhoff, Tom   Judge  (Individual),  San Antonio, TX
 
ON:
 
Bresnen, Steve   (Federation of Texas Psychiatry),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
de Beer, Allie   Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner  (Texas Nurse Practitioners),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Against:
 
Noble, Shannon   (Texas Counseling Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Batten, Randy   Bureau Manager  (Texas Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Chapman, Robin   Assistant General Counsel  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Lovelaee, Joe   Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
SB  1646
 
FOR:
 
Garcia-Matthews, Eileen   Executive Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Gendron, Christine   Policy Coordinator  (Texas Network of Youth Studies),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bujanda, Miryam   Public Policy Manager  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Cantu Segovia, Cindy   Government Relations Manager  (Bexar County Commissioners Court),  San Antonio, TX
 
Choate, Dawn   GA Specialist  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self; Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX

 
Horning, Jessica   MSSW Intern  (The Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Ketcham, Janet   Child Advocates San Antonio  (Executive Director),  San Antonio, TX
 
Kolmer, Jessica   Policy Assistant  (National Alliance for Mental Illness),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Messina, Cam   Executive Director  (Voices for Children San Antonio),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sabo, Jason   Senior Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Thyssen, Monica   Children's Policy Specialist  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Beattie, Terry   Director, Office of Policy Coordination for Children and Youth  (Texas Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  1663
 
FOR:
 
Jorrie, Robert   Attorney  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Gadberry, Gavin   General Counsel (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Health Care Association),  Amarillo, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Baker, Brandie   Director of Public Affairs  (Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self; Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Terry, Gene   County Judge (Retired)  (Self),  Jefferson, TX
 
Against:
 
Huemmer, Maria   Public Relations and Outreach  (The Texas Catholic Conference, The Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Pojman, Joe   Executive Director  (Texas Alliance for Life, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Rivas, Andrew   Executive Director  (The Texas Catholic Conference, The Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David   Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
SB  1837
 
FOR:
 
de la Riva, Debbie   Executive Director  (Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Garcia-Matthews, Eileen   Executive Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Pastore, Enzo   Manager, State Affairs  (Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association),  Annapolis, MD
SB  1842
 
FOR:
 
Kight, Charles   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Community First Health Plans),  San Antonio, TX
 
Realini, Janet   President, Healthy Futures (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Medical Association),  San Antonio, TX
 
ON:
 
Ghahremani, Kay   Director - Medicaid/CHIP Policy  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bristow, Steven   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Parkland Health and Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Bujanda, Miryam   Public Policy Manager  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Cantu Segovia, Cindy   Government Relations Manager  (Bexar County Commissioners Court),  San Antonio, TX
 
Casady, Shane   Government Relations  (Driscoll Children's Hospital),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
Dale Peterson, Mary   Chief Executive Officer  (Driscoll Children's Health Plan),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
Dunkelberg, Anne   Associate Director  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Finley, Marisa   Associate Director  (Scott and White Center for Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
 
Flores, Noelia   Research Assistant  (La Fe Policy Research and Education Center),  San Antonio, TX
 
Garcia-Matthews, Eileen   Executive Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Hillier, King   Government Relations Vice President  (Community Health Choice, Inc.),  Houston, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie   Management  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Kerber, Lisa   Vice President  (Nybeck Analytics),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Maxwell, Barbara   Deputy Director  (Texas Association of Health Plans),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Chief Government Relations Officer  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa),  San Antonio, TX
 
Ramsey, Lesley   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Sabo, Jason   Senior Vice President  (United Ways of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Sanders, Morgan   State Director of Public Affairs  (March of Dimes),  Austin, TX

 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Government Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Smith, Andrew   Director, Government Relations  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Yanas, Chris   Director, Government Relations  (Teaching Hospitals of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Herriott, Jennifer   Population-based Service Administration  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
SB  1878
 
FOR:
 
Linial, George   President  (Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
Moreau, Walter   Executive Director  (Foundation Communities),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bujanda, Miryam   Public Policy Manager  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Garcia-Matthews, Eileen   Executive Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David   Chair  (Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Vanhoose, Laurie   Advocacy Consultant  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Campbell, Stuart   Senior Policy Analyst  (Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs),  Austin, TX
 
Ferrind, April   Analyst  (Legislative Budget Board),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
On:
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  1879
 
FOR:
 
Floyd, Gary   Medical Doctor  (Texas Medical Association),  Roanoke, TX
 
Rollins, Jennifer   President  (Texas Society of Genetic Counselors),  Friendswood, TX
 
ON:
 
Garanflo, Jaime   Director of Licensure Division  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Simpson, Robert   General Counsel  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Copelo, Jaime   (Patients First Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Sanders, Morgan   State Director of Public Affairs  (March of Dimes),  Austin, TX
 
Settler, Christina   Certified Genetic Counselors  (Texas Society of Genetic Counselor),  Round Rock, TX
SB  1880
 
FOR:
 
Willman, James   General Counsel  (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Banda, Jennifer   Government Affairs  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Against:
 
Basler, Charlene   Registered Nurse  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Higginbotham, Elizabeth   Nurse Attorney  (Higginbotham and Associates LLC),  Austin, TX
 
Kirk, Teresann   (Self),  Houston, TX
 
MacKay, Taralynn   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Romero, Jesse   Consultant  (National Nurses Organizing Committee),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Johnston, James   General Counsel  (Texas Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
SB  1954
 
FOR:
 
Green, Jesse   General Counsel  (Parker College of Chiropractic),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Campbell, Ben   (Texas Chiropractic Association),  Austin, TX
 
Ingersoll, Deborah   Lobbyist  (Texas Chiropractic College),  Austin, TX
 
McWilliams, Dean   Consultant  (Parker Chiropractic College),  Austin, TX
SB  2396
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finley, Marisa   Associate Director  (Scott and White Center for Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Muth, Stephanie   Deputy Chief of Staff  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
SB  2397
 
FOR:
 
Patel, Ashish   Physician  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
Sankarapandian, Balamurugan   Physician  (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Dalrymple, Kenda   Partner  (Carls, McDonald and Dalrymple, LLP),  Austin, TX
 
Ellappan, Jey   Programmer Analyst  (Self),  Colleyville, TX
 
Finch, Dan   Director of Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
McLaughlin, Joyce   Attorney  (Dr. B. Sankarapandian and Dr. A. Patel),  Austin, TX

 
Moore, Melinda   President  (Texas Academy of Physician Assistants),  Austin, TX
 
Patel, Rudri   Attorney  (Self),  Houston, TX
 
On:
 
Garanflo, Jaime   Director, Licensure Division  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Simpson, Robert   General Counsel  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX