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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
April 21, 2009 - 09:00 AM
SB  97
 
FOR:
 
Cline, Nancy   President  (Texas Dental Hygienists Association),  Blanco, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Blunck, Cathy   Registered Dental Hygienist  (Texas Dental Hygienists Association),  Buda, TX
 
Bristow, Steven   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Parkland Health and Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Shields, Brad   (Texas Dental Hygienists Association),  Austin, TX
SB  455
 
FOR:
 
Black, Richard   Legislative Chair  (Texas Dental Association),  El Paso, TX
 
Wineinger, Joanne   Executive Secretary  (Self/Texas Dental Assistants Association),  Denton, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bingham, William   Attorney  (Texas Dental Association),  Austin, TX
 
Lane, Ronda   ADAA Trustee  (Self/Texas Dental Assistants Association),  Irving, TX
 
Mintz, David   (Texas Academy of General Dentistry),  Austin, TX
 
Schnabel, Charlie   Consultant  (Texas Academy for Pediatric Dentistry),  Austin, TX
 
Sitton, Karen   President, TDAA  (Self/Texas Dental Assistants Association),  The Colony, TX
 
On:
 
Sanders-Meek, Sherri   Executive Director  (State Board of Dental Examiners),  Austin, TX
SB  1050
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bujanda, Miryam   (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration/Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (Tex Protects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
McAninch, Scott   Executive Director  (San Antonio Nonprofit Council),  San Antonio, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sakai, Peter   District Court Judge  (225th District Court),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocate),  Austin, TX
 
Van Buren, Toni   Director, Policy and Children  (United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County),  San Antonio, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Page, Beth   Director of Program Litigation  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1098
 
FOR:
 
Butler, Erin   (Self),  Granger, TX
 
Floores, Jeannine   Executive Director  (Breath of Life Maternity Ministries),  Austin, TX
 
Floores, Travis   Student  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Pojman, Joe   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Alliance for Life, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Rivas, Andrew   Executive Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Saenz, Jonathan   Legislative Director  (Free Market Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
Williams, Terry   Executive Director  (Central Texas Life Care),  San Marcos, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Rocap, Blake   Legislative Counsel  (NARAL Pro-Choice Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Cooper, Deirdre   Public Policy Assistant  (Texas Alliance for Life),  Austin, TX
 
Gerstenschlager, Merry Lynn   Education Liaison  (Texas Eagle Forum),  Dallas, TX
 
McMahan, Mike   (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Moreland, Ronda   (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Odom, Elizabeth   (Texas Catholic Conference),  Buda, TX
 
Sismilick, Theresa   (Self),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Williams, Lynn   (Diocese of Austin Knight of Columbus),  Round Rock, TX
 
Against:
 
Burke, Terri   Executive Director  (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Ellis, Randall   Director of Government Relations  (Legacy Community Health Service),  Houston, TX
 
Ramsey, Lesley   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates),  Austin, TX
 
Spenrath, Brandon   Associate Director  (League of Women Voters of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  1229
 
ON:

 
Sakai, Peter   District Court Judge  (225th District Court),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bujanda, Miryam   (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Gay, Clifford   Pragmatic Recovery Specialist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self/Healthcare Administration/Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare),  San Antonio, TX
 
Snowden, Tara   Board Member  (Child Advocates San Antonio),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Kromrei, Liz   Director, Child Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
McAninch, Scott   Executive Director  (San Antonio Nonprofit Council),  San Antonio, TX
 
Taguacta, Nancy   Community Programs Director  (Bexar County Community Investment),  San Antonio, TX
 
Van Buren, Toni   Director, Children  (United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County),  San Antonio, TX
SB  1326
 
FOR:
 
Raimer, Ben   Chair  (Statewide Health Coordinating Council),  Galveston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gay, Clifford   Pragmatic Recovery Specialist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Schmidt, Bobby   Project Director  (Department of State Health Services/Statewide Health Coordinating Council),  Austin, TX
SB  1476
 
FOR:
 
Caldwell, Katy   Executive Director  (Legacy Community Health Service),  Houston
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Avery, Bj   Executive Director  (Texas Optometric Association),  Austin, TX
 
Bujanda, Miryam   (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
DeWitt, Cathy   Vice President  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Kloeris, Chris   Executive Director  (Texas Optometry Board),  Austin, TX
SB  1484
 
ON:
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (ADAPT of Texas/Self),  Austin, TX
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Hammon, Rachel   Director of Clinical Practice  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area Representative  (Texas Silver Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager, Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dionne-Vahalik, Michelle   Director of Community Services  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Hester, Melinda   Lead Consultant for Practice  (Texas Board of Nursing),  Austin, TX
SB  1521
 
FOR:
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Greater Dallas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Chavez, Marc   Assistant District Attorney  (Lubbock County District Attorney's Office),  Lubbock, TX
 
Daniels, Katrina   Assistant Criminal District Attorney  (Bexar County Criminal District Attorney),  San Antonio, TX
 
Firth, Sylvia   Director of Government Affairs  (City of El Paso),  El Paso, TX
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area Representative  (Texas Silver Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Murphee, Susan   Interim Manager, Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Petroff, Kevin   Assistant County District Attorney  (Harris County District Attorney's Office),  Houston, TX
 
Shapleigh, Ballard   Assistant District Attorney  (34th Judicial District Attorney, Jaime Esparza),  El Paso, TX
 
On:
 
Clack, Renee   Director, Health Care Quality Section  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1713
 
FOR:
 
Hilgers, David   Attorney  (North Cypress Medical Center LLP),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan   Director of Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self/Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
SB  1730
 
FOR:
 
Price, Ron   Dallas School Board Member  (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self/Healthcare Administration/Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (Tex Protects/The Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX

 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner, Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Bauhofer, Valerie   Association Executive  (Texas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies),  Austin, TX
 
Chick, Nancy   Legislative Chair  (Texas Licensed Child Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Craven, Susan   Executive Director  (Texas Association for Infant Mental Health),  Austin, TX
 
Rubin, Melanie   (The Child Care Group/Texas Association for Infant Mental Health),  Dallas, TX
 
Smith, Donald   Director of Research and Public Policy  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Lange, Rich   Director  (The Acorn - A School for Young Children),  San Antonio, TX
 
Mrvichin, Jo   Director  (The Acorn - A School for Young Children),  San Antonio, TX
SB  1766
 
FOR:
 
Liserio, Elaine   Programs and Services Director  (National Multiple Sclerosis Society),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bujanda, Miryam   (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (ADAPT of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area Representative  (Texas Silver Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Policy Services Unit Manager  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Zackel, Katherine   Policy Staff  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Jessee, Gary   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Morstad, Donna   Analyst  (Legislative Budget Board),  Austin, TX
SB  1932
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Jones, Jenny   Vice President for Government Affairs  (Texas A&M Health Science Center),  Austin, TX
 
Stansbury, Jennifer   Director, Medicaid Operations Oversight  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Waldron, Patrick   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1983
 
AGAINST:
 
Chick, Nancy   Legislative Chair  (Texas Licensed Child Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner, Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Dewitt, Cathy   Vice President  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Goodman, Shauna   Work/Life Director  (Guerra Deberry Coody),  San Antonio, TX
SB  2273
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Linkous, Shane   Assistant Attorney General  (Office of the Attorney General),  Austin, TX
 
Owens, John   Assistant Attorney General  (Office of the Attorney General),  Austin, TX
SB  2339
 
FOR:
 
Erenbaum, Allen   Counsel  (Consumer Health Alliance),  Los Angeles, CA
 
ON:
 
Francis, Brian   Deputy Executive Director  (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Kolodzey, Patricia   Associate Director  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Manross, Lee   (Texas Association of Health Underwriters),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Danzeiser, Douglas   Deputy Commissioner  (Texas Department of Insurance),  Austin, TX
SB  2389
 
FOR:
 
Hubbard, Susie   Chief Nursing Officer  (Southwest Surgical Hospital/National Surgical Hospitals),  Hurst, TX
 
Kelly, Debbie   Chief Executive Officer  (South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital/National Surgical Hospitals),  San Antonio, TX
 
Wahl, Tony   Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Spine and Joint Hospital),  Tyler, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Wall, Matthew   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Capelo, Jaime   (Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Hill, Duane   Administrator  (Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute),  Beaumont, TX
 
Against:
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Finley, Marisa   Associate Director  (Scott and White Center for Healthcare Policy),  Temple, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie   Management  (Children's Medical Center Dallas),  Dallas, TX

 
Lippincott, Elizabeth   (Christus Health),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Government Relations Officer  (Christus Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Saenz, Gabriela   Advocacy Director  (Christus Health),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Waldron, Patrick   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  2419
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Burke, Terri   Executive Director  (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Ellis, Randall   Director of Government Relations  (Legacy Community Health),  Houston, TX
 
On:
 
Bow, Jonathan   Executive Director  (State Office of Risk Management),  Austin, TX
 
Gardner, Kathryn   (Texas Department State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Klein, Barbara   Deputy General Counsel  (State Office of Risk Management),  Austin, TX
 
Vollbrecht, Stephen   General Counsel  (State Office of Risk Management),  Austin, TX
SB  2420
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Susman, Margaret   Office Administrator  (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services),  Austin, TX
SB  2423
 
FOR:
 
Beck, Richard   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Pharmacy Business Council),  Austin, TX
 
Fields, Amanda   (Texas Pharmacy Business Council),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
ON:
 
Erenbaum, Allen   Counsel  (Consumer Health Alliance),  Los Angeles, CA
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Kolodzey, Patricia   Associate Director  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Francis, Brian   Deputy Executive Director  (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation),  Austin, TX
SB  2424
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Banda, Jennifer   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sprinkle, GK   Public Policy Consultant  (Texas Ambulance Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Stansbury, Jennifer   Director, Medicaid Operations Oversight  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
SB  2476
 
FOR:
 
Keliher, Margaret   (Legacy Center for Public Policy),  Dallas, TX
 
ON:
 
Hecht, Carrie   Chair  (North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council),  Aledo, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Spies, Donald   Fellow  (Legacy Center for Public Policy),  Dallas, TX