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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
May 12, 2009 - 09:00 AM
Newborn Screening
 
ON:
 
Tanksley, Susan   Biochemistry and Genetics Branch Manager  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  216
 
FOR:
 
Bartz, Joan   Chair, Group Home Task Force (also providing written testimony)  (University Hills Neighborhood Association),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bolton, Pamela   Policy Director  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area Representative  (Texas Silver Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Metzinger, Janie   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Greater Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Tittle, Gary   Lieutenant  (Dallas Police Department),  Dallas, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Clack, Renee   Director, Health Care Quality Section  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  497
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Longley, Dianne   Director, Research and Analysis  (Texas Department of Insurance),  Austin, TX
 
Milligan, Maureen   Deputy Chief of Staff  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
HB  643
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Kamm, Bob   Government Affairs Consultant  (Association of Surgical Technologies - Texas State Assembly),  Austin, TX
 
Willman, James   (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Peterson, Debbie   Licensing Unit Manager  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  681
 
FOR:
 
Hadden, Karen   Executive Director  (SEED Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
McGuire, Jennifer   Manager, Nutrition  (National Fisheries Institute),  McLean, VA
 
Tyndall, Kirby   Senior Toxicologist  (American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity),  Round Rock, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barber, Kathy   Government Relations  (Texas Retailers Association),  Austin, TX
 
McGhee, Paige   Legislative Assistant  (The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club),  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
 
Stephens, V.A.   Consultant  (Caddo Lake Institute),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Jonas, James   Attorney  (National Fisheries Institute),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Marlow, Deborah   Manager, Food Establishments Group  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Georgetown, TX
HB  802
 
FOR:
 
Campbell, Gary   (Multiple Sclerosis Society),  Austin, TX
 
Coker, Linda   (Multiple Sclerosis Society),  San Marcos, TX
 
Suiter, Kim   Vice President  (National Multiple Sclerosis Society),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Jesse, Gary   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Allmon, Jennifer   Associate Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Campbell, Kimberly   (Multiple Sclerosis Society),  Austin, TX
 
Choale, Dawn   GA Specialist  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Doyle, Kristen   Board Member  (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society),  Austin, TX
 
Fredrikson, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Gray, James   Government Relations  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Grissom, Joene   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Thyssen, Monica   Policy Specialist  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
HB  888
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Apodaca, Michelle   Vice President, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX

 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Lovelace, Joe   Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Metzinger, Janie   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Greater Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Peyson, Robin   Executive Director  (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Lackey, Ed   Project Specialist  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Lopez, Chris   Assistant General Counsel  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  1358
 
FOR:
 
Clanton, Mark   Chief Medical Officer  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Ballew, Joel   Director  (Texas Health Resources),  Arlington, TX
 
Doyle, Kristen   Board Member  (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society),  Austin, TX
 
Grissom, Joene   (KillCancer.org),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Herzog, Greg   Association Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Hutton, Lauren   Government Relations Specialist  (Lance Armstrong Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
Magid, Ramona   Executive Director  (Susan G. Komen for the Cure),  Austin, TX
 
Marwitz, David   (Texas Dermatological Society),  Austin, TX
 
Pearce, Amber   Policy Director  (Texas Health Care and Bioscience),  Austin, TX
 
Wall, Matthew   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Willman, James   (Texas Nurses Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Gimson, William   Executive Director  (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas),  Austin, TX
HB  1362
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bolton, Pamela   Policy Director  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
 
Contreras, Carlos   Director, Intergovernmental Relations  (City of San Antonio),  San Antonio, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Perkins, Vicki   Government Relations Officer  (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care),  San Antonio, TX
 
Smith, Andrew   Director of Government Relations  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Felkner, Marilyn   Epidemiologist  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  1630
 
ON:
 
Brooke, Linda   Director of External Relations  (Texas Juvenile Probation Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Perez, Gina   Policy Analyst, Office of Family Services  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Allmon, Jennifer   Associate Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Barker, Conni   Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Burnstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Metzinger, Janie   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Greater Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Peyson, Robin   Executive Director  (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Romero, Michelle   Associate Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director of Governmental Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
HB  1740
 
ON:
 
Kloeris, Chris   Executive Director  (Texas Optometry Board),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Avery, BJ   Executive Director  (Texas Optometric Association),  Austin, TX
 
Calhoun, Frank   Attorney  (Johnson and Johnson),  Austin, TX
 
May, Damian   Senior Director  (Johnson and Johnson),  Jacksonville, FL

 
Ponder, Richard   Director  (Johnson and Johnson),  Lakeway, TX
HB  1912
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Barker, Conni   Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs  (DePelchin Children's Center),  Houston, TX
 
Brooks, Glen   Grants Director  (Texas CASA),  Austin, TX
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Public Policy  (TexProtects, the Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
McNeel, Tiffany   Child Advocacy Specialist  (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County),  Austin, TX
 
Peyson, Robin   Executive Director  (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Thyssen, Monica   Child Mental Health Policy Specialist  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Kromrei, Liz   CPS Director of Services  (DFPS - Child Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
HB  2191
 
FOR:
 
Kappel, Katy   Capitol Area  (Texas Silver Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bolton, Pamela   Policy Director  (Texas Watch),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David   Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
Thyssen, Monica   Mental Health Policy Specialist  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Adams, Chris   Director, Surveying Operations  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
HB  2927
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Bates, Jim   Director  (Funeral Consumers Alliance),  Watauga, TX
 
Blythe, Sharon   Director  (Self - Rescue Austin Memorial Park),  Austin, TX
 
Carter, Janis   (Texas Cemetery Association),  Austin, TX
 
Kelley, Mary Beth   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Rogers, Johnnie   (Service Corporation International),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Bruseth, Jim   Director, Archeology Division  (Texas Historical Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Oaks, Larry   Executive Director  (Texas Historical Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Wolfe, Mark   Chief Deputy Executive Director  (Texas Historical Commission),  Austin, TX
HB  2972
 
FOR:
 
Campbell, Ben   (Texas Organization of Rural Community Homes),  Austin, TX
 
Crowe, Michael   Member  (Texas Assisted Living Association),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Adams, Chris   Director, Survey Operations  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gadberry, Gavin   General Counsel  (Texas Health Care Association),  Amarillo, TX
 
Graves, Tim   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
HB  3231
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Aragon, Steve   Chief Counsel  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Traylor, Chris   State Medicaid Director  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
HB  3674
 
FOR:
 
Martin, Laura   Attorney  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Garanflo, Jaime   Director, Licensure Division  (Texas Medical Board),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
McLaughlin, Joyce   Attorney  (B. Sankar and A. Patel),  Austin, TX
HB  4029
 
FOR:
 
Sosa, Edward   Chief Legal Officer  (El Paso County Hospital District),  El Paso, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Apodaca, Michelle   Vice President, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Andrew   Director, Government Relations  (University Health System),  San Antonio, TX
 
Yanas, Chris   Director, Government Relations  (Teaching Hospitals of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Waldron, Patrick   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  4127
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:

 
Barber, Will   Attorney  (Self and Family),  Austin, TX
 
Blythe, Sharon   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Hurst, Ken   Sales Representative/Landscape Architect  (Total Recreation Products, Inc.),  Flower Mound, TX
 
Igo, Shane   Director of Legislative Service  (Texas Municipal League),  Austin, TX
 
Kelley, Mary Beth   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Muse, Deborah   President  (Recreation Consultants of Texas, Custom Swings of Texas, Landscape Structures),  Dallas, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Anderson, Paula   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  4154
 
FOR:
 
Kappel, Katy   Capital Area  (Texas Silver Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Graves, Tim   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Health Care Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Hine, Jim   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Thomason, David   Vice President  (Texas Association of Homes for the Aging),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Genco, Frank   Senior Policy Analyst  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
HB  4276
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Lovelace, Joe   Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Peyson, Robin   Executive Director  (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Jodie   Public Policy Director  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Thyssen, Monica   Mental Health Policy Specialist  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Lopez, Chris   Assistant General Counsel  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
HB  4341
 
ON:
 
Danzeiser, Douglas   Deputy Commissioner  (Texas Department of Insurance),  Austin, TX
 
Kuntz, William   Executive Director  (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Apodaca, Michelle   Vice President, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Ballew, Joel   Director  (Texas Health Resources),  Arlington, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael   (Self - Health Care Administration),  Austin, TX
 
Romero, Michelle   Associate Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
HB  4642
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Lackey, Ed   Project Specialist  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX