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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
April 30, 2009 - 09:00 AM
HB  415
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
DeWitt, Cathy   Vice President  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner, Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family & Protective Services),  Austin, TX
HB  448
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy & Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Laca, Gaspar   Director, State Government Affairs  (GlaxoSmithKline),  Scottsdale, AZ
 
On:
 
Sims, Jack   Immunization Branch Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  703
 
FOR:
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area Representative  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Cutrer, Jennifer   Executive Director  (Parkland Health & Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Gadberry, Gavin   General Counsel  (Texas Health Care Association),  Amarillo, TX
 
Hine, Jim   (Texas Assisted Living Association),  Austin, TX
 
Mincher, Debbie   Membership Services Director  (Texas Occupational Therapy Association),  Austin, TX
 
Rogers, Glenda   (Self),  Kyle, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David   Senior Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes & Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Henderson, Don   Director of Policy  (Department of Aging & Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Parrish, Reuben   State Coalition Coordinator  (Texas Falls Prevention Coalition/Capitol Area Council of Governments),  Austin, TX
HB  704
 
FOR:
 
Patsel, Ruth Ann   Advocate - Volunteer  (CASA of Tarrant County),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barker, Conni   Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Gendron, Christine   Policy Coordinator  (Texas Network of Youth Services),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (TexProtects, Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager, Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Sloan, Madison   Staff Attorney  (Texas Appleseed),  Austin, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy  (Texas CASA),  Austin, TX
 
Wolf, Laura   Executive Director  (CASA of Travis County),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Engelking, Beth   Director, Child Protective Services  (Department of Family & Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Jessee, Gary   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging & Disability Services),  Austin, TX
HB  1067
 
FOR:
 
Keller, Merily   Founding Chair  (Texas Suicide Prevention Council),  Austin, TX
 
Lovelace, Joe   Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gendron, Christine   Policy Coordinator  (Texas Network of Youth Services),  Austin, TX
 
Kolmer, Jessica   Policy Assistant  (National Alliance for Mental Illness Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy & Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Lorenz, Geoffrey   Legislative Assistant  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager, Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Lackey, Sandra   Manager-Vital Statistics  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  1081
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bolton, Pamela   Director of Policy Research  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager, Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Still, Sasha   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:

 
Henderson, Don   Director of Policy  (Department of Aging & Disability Services),  Austin, TX
HB  1240
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barker, Conni   Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Kolmer, Jessica   Policy Assistant  (National Alliance for Mental Illness Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lorenz, Geoffrey   Legislative Assistant  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Policy  (TexProtects, Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Smith, Donald   Director of Research & Public Policy  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy  (Texas CASA),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Beattie, Terry   Director, Office of Program Coordination for Children and Youth  (Texas Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Castrucci, Brian   Director I  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  1363
 
FOR:
 
Alsip, Bryan   Assistant Director  (San Antonio Metropolitan Health District),  San Antonio, TX
 
De La Garza, Veronica   Advocacy Director  (American Diabetes Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Government Relations Officer  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director of Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
DeLeon, Cassandra   Director, Texas Diabetes Council  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  1454
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (National Multiple Sclerosis),  Austin, TX
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Breckons, Susie   (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Campbell, Ben   (Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Facilities Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Choate, Dawn   Government Specialist  (Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Gay, Clifford   Programmatic Recovery Specialist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Montemayor, Justin   (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   DPC Member Organization  (Disability Policy Consortium),  Austin, TX
 
Rappaport, Mitchell   President  (Center for People with Disabilities, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Ruiz, Felicia   (Texas Advocates),  San Antonio, TX
 
Winters, Tanya   Director, Peer to Peer Grant  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Henderson, Don   Director of Policy  (Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Services),  Austin, TX
HB  1574
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Texas PTA),  Austin, TX
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Campbell, Ben   (Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Facility Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Choate, Dawn   Government Specialist  (Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Grey, John   Government Relations Specialist  (Texas State Teachers Association),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Miller, Jeff   Policy Specialist  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Quinzi, Patty   Legislative Counsel  (Texas-American Federation of Teachers),  Austin, TX
 
Rappaport, Mitchell   President  (Center for People with Disabilities, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Donald   Director of Research & Public Policy  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Beattie, Terry   Director, Office of Program Coordination for Children and Youth  (Texas Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
HB  1622
 
FOR:
 
Bradley, Carol   Registered Dietitian  (Self),  Lufkin, TX
 
Cooper, Eric   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (San Antonio Food Bank/Texas Food Bank Network),  San Antonio, TX

 
Orr, Scott   President and Chief Executive Officer  (Christian Community Action),  Lewisville, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Anderson, Barbara   State Director  (Texas Food Bank Network),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Bujanda, Miryam   Public Policy & Advocacy  (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Conchas, Patricia   Public Policy Coordinator  (San Antonio Food Bank),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dwyer, JC   State Policy Coordinator  (Texas Food Bank Network),  Austin, TX
 
Folsom, Hyta   Executive Director  (West Texas Food Bank/Texas Food Bank Network),  Odessa, TX
 
Gendron, Christine   Policy Coordinator  (Texas Network of Youth Services),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Koenig, Steven   Board of Directors  (San Antonio Food Bank),  San Antonio, TX
 
Kreger, John   Food Resource Manager  (Houston Food Bank),  Houston, TX
 
Kreger, Tammy   Volunteer  (Houston Food Bank),  Tomball, TX
 
Rappaport, Mitchell   President  (Center for People with Disabilities, Inc.),  Galveston, TX
 
Roe, Norman   Volunteer Liaison  (Texas Impact),  Austin, TX
 
Romo, Joel   (American Heart Association),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Gerstenschlager, MerryLynn   Education Liaison  (Texas Eagle Forum),  Weatherford, TX
HB  1671
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Cutrer, Jennifer   Executive Director  (Parkland Health & Hospital System),  Dallas, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy & Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sanders, Morgan   State Director of Public Affairs  (March of Dimes),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Tanksley, Susan   Branch Manager, Biochemistry and Genetics  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HCR 88
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Laca, Gaspar   Director, State Government Affairs  (GlaxoSmithKline),  Scottsdale, AZ
SB  8
 
FOR:
 
West, Starr   Senior Director Policy Analysis  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Alexander, Archie   Health Law Attorney  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Holcomb, John   Physician  (Texas Medical Association),  San Antonio, TX
 
Sternberg, Manfred   Chairman  (Texas Health Services Authority),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Perkins, Vicki   Government Relations Officer  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Governmental Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
On:
 
Ghahremani, Kay   Dep. Director, CHIP/Medicaid Policy Development  (Texas Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Kitchen, Ann   Executive Director  (Integrated Care Collaboration, Texas HIE Coalition),  Austin, TX
SB  204
 
FOR:
 
Garey, Glen   General Counsel  (Texas Restaurant Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bujanda, Miryam   (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Capelo, Jaime   (Texas Chapter American College of Cardiology),  Austin, TX
 
De La Garza, Veronica   Advocacy Director  (American Diabetes Association),  Austin, TX
 
Dunsavage, Douglas   Government Relations Director  (American Heart Association),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Wenzel, Ione   Program Specialist  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  296
 
FOR:
 
Breeding, John   Psychologist (also providing written testimony)  (Self & Texans for Safe Education),  Austin, TX
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Kitchens, Mary   (Self),  Bandera, TX
 
Sherry, Duane   Counselor (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations (also providing written testimony)  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bilby, Curt   President & Chief Executive Officer  (Terapio Corp.),  Austin, TX
 
Cole, George   President-Elect  (Texas Osteopathic Medical Association),  Dallas, TX

 
Elting, Kimberley   Vice President & General Counsel - Neuromodulation (also providing written testimony)  (St. Jude Medical),  Plano, TX
 
Enloe, David   President & Chief Executive Officer  (Introgen Therapeutics, Inc./Vivante GMP, Inc.),  Houston, TX
 
Gannaway, Dale   Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations  (Emergent Technologies, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Margrave, David   Vice President, Administration & General Counsel  (BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.),  San Antonio, TX
 
Morris, Susan   Vice President  (Kinetic Concepts, Inc.),  San Antonio, TX
 
Powell, Marjorie   Senior Assistant General Counsel  (Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America),  Washington, DC
 
Saylak, Daniel   Osteopathic Physician  (Texas Osteopathic Medical Association),  Bryan, TX
 
Tremble, Thomas   Associate Vice President  (Advanced Medical Technology Association),  Washington, DC
 
Tuffin, Nancy   Director of Healthcare Policy  (Healthpoint, Ltd.),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Ballard, Lyndelle   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Blonchard, Dean   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Buirski, Clive   (Self),  Round Rock, TX
 
Carlin, Gary   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Cates, Maryann   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Cochran, Jackie   (Self),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Conrad, John   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Crain, Renvie   (Self),  Coupland, TX
 
Croman, Stephanie   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Crosley, Krisha   Bookkeeper  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
DeWitt, Lauren   Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Duchesne, Atalia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Duchesne, Loic   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Elias, Antonio   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Ellzey, Gareth   Realtor  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Fischer, Jeffrey   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Gerstenschlager, MerryLynn   Education Liaison  (Texas Eagle Forum),  Weatherford, TX
 
Gow, Brett   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Jackson, Kathryn   Manager  (Self),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Jackson, Ula   (Self),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area Representative  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Lambert, Tim   President  (Texas Home School Coalition),  Lubbock, TX
 
LeFebvre, Jean   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Marth, Christina   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
McMurrough, Daniel   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Neikirk, Eva   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Noe, Carol   (Self),  Round Rock, TX
 
Noe, Ron   (Self),  Round Rock, TX
 
Paddock, Anna   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Paquette, Elizabeth   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Patterson, Sheila   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Potter, Linda   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Powell, Judy   Communications Director  (Parent Guidance Center),  Austin, TX
 
Schoenfield, John   Architect  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Scouras, Deborah   (Self),  Austin, TX

 
Smith, Claudia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Tom   Director  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Spencer, Steve   Consultant  (Self),  Dripping Springs, TX
 
Springer, Tracy   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Sterling, Ed   (Texas Press Association),  Austin, TX
 
Tafoya, Marcelo   Director  (LULAC National & LULAC District 12/League of Latin American Citizens),  Austin, TX
 
Wolfe, Jared   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Health Plans),  Austin, TX
 
Wright, Dorothy   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Barton, Yvonne   Regional Director  (Abbott Laboratories),  Austin, TX
 
Bellsnyder, Luke   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Manufacturers),  Austin, TX
 
Clark, Jeffrey   Executive Director  (Technology Association of America),  Austin, TX
 
Evans, Richard   (Medtronic),  Austin, TX
 
Hammond, Bill   President  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
Hargraves, Jo Anne   Contract Lobbyist  (Schering-Plough),  Austin, TX
 
Hill, Holli   Associate Director  (Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceuticals),  Austin, TX
 
Hutto, Kathy   Governmental Affairs Consultant  (Astra Zeneca),  Austin, TX
 
McClellan, Brette   Director Government Relations  (Alcon, Inc.),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Paylor, Ryan   (Texas Conservative Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Stoll, Elizabeth   Senior Manager, Government Affairs  (Baxter Healthcare),  Atlanta, GA
 
Sullivan, Michael   President  (Texans for Fiscal Responsibility),  Austin, TX
 
Waldrop, Rebecca   Senior Manager, Government Affairs  (Sanofi Aventis),  Austin, TX
 
Whitman, Andrea   Policy Analyst  (Texas Public Policy Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Pruett, Mark   Operations Director  (Medical Accountability Network),  Austin, TX
 
Still, Sasha   (Texas Health Freedom Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Pearce, Amber   (Michael Shearn),  Austin, TX
 
Wakefield, Kakhi   (Genetech, Inc.),  Austin, TX
SB  553
 
FOR:
 
Breeding, John   Psychologist (also providing written testimony)  (Self and Texans for Safe Education),  Austin, TX
 
Sherry, Duane   Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Elting, Kimberley   Vice President & General Counsel Neuromodulation  (St. Jude Medical),  Plano, TX
 
Enloe, David   President & Chief Executive Officer  (Introgen Therapeutics, Inc./Vivante GMP, Inc.),  Houston, TX
 
Gannaway, Dale   Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations  (Emergent Technologies, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Kowalski, Tom   President  (Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute),  Austin, TX
 
Margrave, David   Vice President, Administration & General Counsel  (BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.),  San Antonio, TX
 
McClellan, Brette   Director, Government Relations  (Alcon Labs, Inc.),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Tremble, Thomas   Associate Vice President  (Advanced Medical Technology Association),  Washington, DC
 
Tuffin, Nancy   Director of Healthcare Policy  (Healthpoint, Ltd.),  Fort Worth, TX
 
ON:
 
Morris, Susan   Vice President  (Kinetic Concepts, Inc.),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Ballard, Lyndelle   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Blanchard, Dean   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Buirski, Clive   (Self),  Round Rock, TX
 
Carlin, Gary   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Cates, Maryann   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Cochran, Jackie   (Self),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Conrad, John   (Self),  Austin, TX

 
Crain, Renvie   (Self),  Coupland, TX
 
Croman, Stephanie   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Crosley, Krisha   Bookkeeper  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
DeWitt, Lauren   Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Duchesne, Atalia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Duchesne, Loic   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Elias, Antonio   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Ellzey, Gareth   Realtor  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Fischer, Jeffrey   Realtor  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Gay, Clifford   Programmatic Recovery Specialist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Gerstenschlager, MerryLynn   Education Liaison  (Texas Eagle Forum),  Weatherford, TX
 
Gow, Brett   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Jackson, Kathryn   Manager  (Self),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Jackson, Ula   (Self),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area Representative  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Lambert, Tim   President  (Texas Home School Coalition),  Lubbock, TX
 
LeFebvre, Jean   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Marth, Christina   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
McMurrough, Daniel   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Neikirk, Eva   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Noe, Carol   (Self),  Round Rock, TX
 
Noe, Ron   (Self),  Round Rock, TX
 
Paddock, Anna   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Paquette, Elizabeth   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Patterson, Sheila   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Potter, Linda   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Powell, Judy   Communications Director  (Parent Guidance Center),  Austin, TX
 
Schoenfield, John   Architect  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Scouras, Deborah   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Claudia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Tom   Director  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Spencer, Steve   Consultant  (Self),  Dripping Springs, TX
 
Springer, Tracy   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Still, Sasha   (Texas Health Freedom Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Tafoya, Marcelo   Director  (LULAC National & LULAC District 12/League of Latin American Citizens),  Austin, TX
 
Wright, Dorothy   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Barton, Yvonne   Regional Director  (Abbott Laboratories),  Austin, TX
 
Bellsnyder, Luke   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Manufacturers),  Austin, TX
 
Bilby, Curt   President & Chief Executive Officer  (Terapio Corp.),  Austin, TX
 
Cole, George   President-Elect  (Texas Osteopathic Medical Association),  Dallas, TX
 
DeWitt, Cathy   Vice President  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
Evans, Richard   (Medtronic),  Austin, TX
 
Hargraves, Jo Anne   Contract Lobbyist  (Schering-Plough),  Austin, TX
 
Hill, Holli   Associate Director  (Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceuticals),  Austin, TX
 
Hutto, Kathy   Governmental Affairs Consultant  (Astra Zeneca),  Austin, TX

 
Paylor, Ryan   (Texas Conservative Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Saylak, Daniel   Osteopathic Physician  (Texas Osteopathic Medical Association),  Bryan, TX
 
Stoll, Elizabeth   Senior Manager, Government Affairs  (Baxter Healthcare),  Atlanta, GA
 
Waldrop, Rebecca   Senior Manager, Government Affairs  (Sanofi Aventis),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Tannert, Karen   Chief Pharmacist  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Pruett, Mark   Operations Director  (Medical Accountability Network),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Pearce, Amber   (Michael Shearn),  Austin, TX
 
Wakefield, Kakhi   (Genetech, Inc.),  Austin, TX
SB  943
 
FOR:
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy (also providing written testimony)  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (National Multiple Sclerosis),  Austin, TX
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area Representative  (Texas Silver-Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Langendorf, Jean   Executive Director  (United Cerebral Palsy of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager, Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Rappaport, Mitchell   President  (Center for People with Disabilities, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Rich, Sid   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Residential Care Communities),  Austin, TX
 
Rivas, Andrew   Executive Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David   Senior Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes & Services for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
Vasek, Heather   Consultant  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Church, Dee   Director, Long-Term Care Eligibility  (Texas Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Jessee, Gary   Assistant Commissioner  (Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1395
 
FOR:
 
Castillo, Consuelo   Board Member  (Texas Self Advocates),  Round Rock, TX
 
Hull, Katy   (Arc of Texas),  Henderson, TX
 
Meadours, James   Self Advocacy Specialist  (Advocacy, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Montemayor, Justin   (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Texas PTA/National Multiple Sclerosis),  Austin, TX
 
Baldwin, Steve   President  (Texas Association of the Deaf),  Austin, TX
 
Beene, Meredith   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Boaz, Rhonda   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Breckons, Susie   Co-coordinator  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Brown, Jennifer   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Colbert, Gloria   Residential Trainer  (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Collins, Dena   (Self),  Tyler, TX
 
Elrod, Susanne   Associate Director, Developmental Disabilities  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Harris, Bobby   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Hine, Jim   (Self),  New Braunfels, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Chair, Governmental Affairs  (Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Kolmer, Jessica   Policy Assistant  (National Alliance for Mental Illness Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lambert, Margaret   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Langendorf, Jean   Executive Director  (United Cerebral Palsy of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lorenz, Geoffrey   Legislative Assistant  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
McCown, Lucy   (Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas),  Austin, TX
 
McQuaid, Rebecca   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX

 
Miller, Thony   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   DPC Member  (Disability Policy Consortium),  Austin, TX
 
Oldham, Brenda   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Oldham, Gary   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Rappaport, Mitchell   President  (Center for People with Disabilities, Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Rausch, Maggie   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Rivas, Andrew   Executive Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Rogers, Glenda   (Self),  Kyle, TX
 
Ruiz, Felicia   (Texas Advocates),  San Antonio, TX
 
Shepherd, Carl   Father  (My family),  Austin, TX
 
Shepherd, Jack   Student  (Self advocate for people with Down syndrome),  Austin, TX
 
Shepherd, Suzanne   Board member  (Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Whitaker, Cindy   Volunteer/Board Member  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Whitaker, Cole   (Arc of Smith County),  Tyler, TX
 
Winters, Tanya   Director, Peer to Peer Grant  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Wood, Alan   (Arc of Smith County),  Lindale, TX
 
On:
 
Henderson, Don   Director, Policy  (Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1706
 
AGAINST:
 
Powell, Marjorie   Senior Assistant General Counsel  (Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America),  Washington, DC
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
DeWitt, Lauren   (Self),  Pflugerville, TX
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Gay, Clifford   Programmatic Recovery Specialist  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Tom   Director  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Still, Sasha   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Wolfe, Jared   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Health Plans),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Evans, Richard   (Medtronic),  Austin, TX
 
Hammond, Bill   President  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
Hargraves, JoAnne   Contract Lobbyist  (Schering-Plough),  Austin, TX
 
Margrave, David   Vice President, Administration & General Counsel  (BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.),  San Antonio, TX
 
Paylor, Ryan   (Texas Conservative Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Pearce, Amber   Policy Director  (Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute),  Austin, TX
 
Sullivan, Michael   President  (Texans for Fiscal Responsibility),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Ghahremani, Kay   Dep. Director, CHIP/Medicaid Policy Development  (Texas Health & Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Tannert, Karen   Chief Pharmacist  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1722
 
FOR:
 
Bauhofer, Valerie   Association Executive (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies),  Austin, TX
 
Craven, Susan   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association for Infant Mental Health),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bujanda, Miryam   (Self),  San Antonio, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Policy  (TexProtects, Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Rubin, Melanie   Consultant  (Child Care Group),  Dallas, TX
 
On:
 
Silverthorne, Scott   Director, Child Care Licensing  (Texas Department of Family & Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Smith, Donald   Director, Research & Public Policy  (Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition),  Austin, TX
SB  1723
 
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

 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Policy  (TexProtects/Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy  (Texas CASA),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Engelking, Beth   Director, Child Protective Services  (Texas Department of Family & Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  1816
 
FOR:
 
Alsip, Bryan   Assistant Director  (San Antonio Metropolitan Health District),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bolton, Pamela   Policy Director  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
 
Bujanda, Miryam   (Methodist Healthcare Ministries),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Healthcare Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Felkner, Marilyn   Epidemiologist  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX