February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

            SB 1


                                 Benestante, Jacquie  Director of Advocacy & Outreach  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Autism Society of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Briggs, MD, Emily  Family Physician  (also providing written testimony) (TMA, TAFP,

                                 TPS, TAOG), New Braunfels, TX

                                 Carson, Wayne  CEO  (also providing written testimony) (ACH Child & Family Services)

                                 Cogan, Alexandra  Public Policy Advocate - Criminal Justice  (also providing written

                                 testimony) (The Arc of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Crockett, Sarah  Public Policy Coordinator  (also providing written testimony) (Texas

                                 CASA), Austin, TX

                                 Cruz Garbutt, Liz  Non-profit service provider  (also providing written testimony) (The

                                 SAFE Alliance), Austin

                                 De La Paz, Rafael  CEO, Health Center  (also providing written testimony) (Community

                                 Health Centers of South Central Texas, Texas Association of Community Healths),

                                 Gonzales, TX

                                 Falcon MD, Antonio  physician (myself, Texas Academy of Family Physicians), Rio Grande

                                 City, TX

                                 Goodell, Vita  CEO, Fort Bend Women's Center (Fort Bend Women's Center), Richmond,


                                 Hamm, Jackie  Board President (Meals on Wheels Assoc of TX), WF, TX

                                 Hawkins, John   (also providing written testimony) (TX. Hospital Assn.), Austin, TX

                                 Homer, Andrew  Director  (also providing written testimony) (Texas CASA), Austin, TX

                                 Lee Pavey, Heather  Deaf Blind Educator  (also providing written testimony) (Texas

                                 Support Service Provider Coalition), Austin, TX

                                 Lukefehr MD, James  Pediatrician  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Medical

                                 Association/ Texas Pediatric Soc.), San Antonio, TX

                                 Montez, Angela  Registered Nurse (Nurse Family Partnership), San Antonio, TX

                                 Mueller, Thomas E.  Physician - Family Medicine (myself & the Texas Academy of Family

                                 Physicians), Columbus, TX

                                 Murphree, Susan  Sr. Policy (Disability) Specialist  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Disability Rights TX), Austin, TX

                                 Niles, Chandy  Executive Director, Rescare  (also providing written testimony) (Rescare)

                                 Olse, Katie  CEO  (also providing written testimony) (TX Alliance of Child & Family


                                 Powers, Kim  Guest Speaker  (also providing written testimony) (Deaf Blind Service Center

                                 of Austin), Austin, TX

                                 Rauls, Joy  CEO  (also providing written testimony) (Children's Advocacy Centers of

                                 Texas), Austin

                                 Retzer, Tegan   (also providing written testimony)  (Self)

                                 Routon, Randy  Community center, ECI provider (LifePath Systems)

                                 Terry, Gloria A.  CEO  (also providing written testimony) (Tx Council on Family Violence)

                                 Thorne, Richard  CFO  (also providing written testimony) (Advo Companies), Amarillo, TX

                                 Turner, James  Police Officer Austin Police Department (Austin Police Department)

                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

                                 White, Angela  CEO  (also providing written testimony) (Alpha Hume / ASAP), Magnolia,


                                 Wilson, Stacy  President  (also providing written testimony) (Children's Hospital Assn of

                                 Tx), Austin


                                 Adami, Summer  Director, Clinical Operations  (also providing written testimony) (Blue

                                 Sprig Pediatrics)

                                 Berman, Charles   (also providing written testimony)  (Self), Spring, TX

                                 Berry, Jason  Berry Family Services  (Self; Self), Rowlett, TX

                                 Black, Beverly   (also providing written testimony)  (Self), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Blackmore, Lynn  COO  (also providing written testimony) (Dept. of Family & Protective

                                 Services), Austin, TX

                                 Blackstone, Kristene  Associate Commissioner - CPS  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Dept. of Family & Protective Services), Austin, TX

                                 Borrel, Dennis  Advocate  (also providing written testimony) (Coalition of Texans with


                                 Boyte, Melanie  (ADAPT)

                                 Breitengross Bitter, Sandra  non-profit (TX State Independent Living Council), Austin, TX

                                 Broughal, Christine  Advocate (Texans for SPED Reform), Cedar Park, TX

                                 Browning, Ronnie   (also providing written testimony)  (Self), Spring, TX

                                 Burek, Susan  Retired  (also providing written testimony) (Medicaid MCO Members with

                                 HIPP), Austin, TX

                                 Burns, Sonja  Advocate (People going through the revolving door of ER's, jail, state

                                 hospitals), ATX, TX

                                 Carmical, Audrey  General Counsel (Dept. of Family & Protective Services), Austin, TX

                                 Conwell, Audra  CEO, Alliance of Independent Pharmacists  (also providing written

                                 testimony) (Independent Pharmacists), Austin, TX

                                 Cranston, Ron  advocate (PACT/ADAPT), Aus, TX

                                 Crowther, Nancy  Community Advocacy (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texa)

                                 Davis, Khrystal K  Author, Speaker & Patient Advocate  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Texas Rare Disease Patients), Austin, TX

                                 Delgado, Evelyn  Chair of Texas Women's Healthcare Coalition  (also providing written

                                 testimony) (Texas Women's Healthcare Coalition), San Antonio, TX

                                 Dillen, Jeffrey  Licensed Behavior Analyst  (also providing written testimony) (TxABA

                                 PPG), Rosenberg, TX

                                 Donnelly, Sophia G  Community Attendant  (also providing written testimony)


                                 Dooley, Michelle  Mother, Guardian, Community Now!  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Morgan), Ft Worth

                                 Doty, Kathy   (also providing written testimony) (Arc of Forth Worth), Forth Worth, TX

                                 Dudensing, Jamie  CEO  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Association of Health


                                 Dunkelberg, Anne  Associate Director  (also providing written testimony) (Center for Public

                                 Policy Priorities)

                                 Dunson, Leigh  Administraton  (also providing written testimony) (Mary Lee Foundation)

                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

                                 Ensminger, Melissa  Registered Nurse / Parent  (also providing written testimony) (My

                                 child), Conroe, TX

                                 Fernandez, Mariel  BCBS  (also providing written testimony) (Autism Treatment Center),

                                 Dallas, TX

                                 Garcia, Mimi  Director of Policy  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Association of

                                 Community Health Centers), Austin, TX

                                 Garza Kauffman, Olga  health specialist  (also providing written testimony) (Urban

                                 Strategie), SA

                                 Gerkew, Lauen  Public Policy Fellow (The Arc of Texas)

                                 Gonzalez, Freddy  ADAPT (ADAPT)

                                 Griffin, Kimberly  Texas Executive Director Nurse-Family Partnership  (also providing

                                 written testimony) (Nurse-Family Partnership), Pearland, TX

                                 Groel, William  Director Product Managment  (also providing written testimony)  (Self)

                                 Guerra-Cardus, Laura  Deputy Director  (also providing written testimony) (Children's

                                 Defense Fund - Tx), Austin, TX

                                 Haddad, Roberto A  Counsel for Government Affairs  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (DHR Health), McAllen, TX

                                 Hammon, Rachel  Executive Director  (also providing written testimony) (Tx Association

                                 for Home Care & Hospice)

                                 Hansch, Greg  Public Policy Director (National Allionce on Mental Illness (NAMI) TX)

                                 Harracksing, Rachel  Life Ambulance President (TAA & Life Ambulance)

                                 Helgesen, Wanda  RN, Border Regional Advisory Council (RAC)  (also providing written

                                 testimony) (Border RAC & Texas EMS, Trauma, & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF)), El

                                 Paso, TX

                                 Hernandez, Richard  Govt. Relations Director (Brightspring Health Care (ResCare, Inc.)),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Hocker, Mel   (also providing written testimony)  (Self), Woodway, TX

                                 Hoffman, Shannon  Policy Fellow  (also providing written testimony) (The Hogg

                                 Foundation for Mental Health)

                                 Hohfeld, Brooke  Texas Advocates  (also providing written testimony) (Myself)

                                 Hurt, Ricky  Art Instructor Reach Unlimited (disability Advocate), Cypress, TX

                                 Kafka, Bob  Organizer (ADAPT & PACT)

                                 Kenton, Alexander B.  Doctor  (also providing written testimony) (Mednax/ Physicians),

                                 San Antonio

                                 Kinkade, Paige  CEO (Texas Special needs kids), Missouri City, TX

                                 Kinsey, David  CFO  (also providing written testimony) (Dept of Family & Protective

                                 Services), Austin, TX

                                 Kohler, Adriana   (also providing written testimony) (Texans Care for Children), Austin

                                 Lavelle, Tanya  Policy Program Specialist  (also providing written testimony) (Hogg

                                 Foundation for Mental Health)

                                 Litzinger, Amy  Policy specialist  (also providing written testimony) (Easter seals), Austin,


                                 Litzinger, Linda  public policy specialist  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Parent

                                 to Parent), Austin, TX

                                 Lofton, Keith  Adapt Home (Self), TX

                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

                                 Lopez, Renee  Community Advocate (ADAPT of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Lucy, Jennifer  Director of Public Policy  (also providing written testimony) (Texprotects)

                                 Mares, Bryan  Public Policy Fellow  (also providing written testimony) (Texas CASA)

                                 Mayeaux, Ginger  State Policy Director  (also providing written testimony) (The Arc of

                                 Texas), Austin, TX

                                 McGeady, John  LBB Staff  (also providing written testimony) (LBB)

                                 McPhail, Jennifer  Community Organizer (ADAPT of Texas)

                                 Mehta, Hannah  parent & Executive Director  (also providing written testimony) (myself &

                                 Protect TX Fragile Kids)

                                 Merahn, MD, Steven  Physician  (also providing written testimony) (Centra Healthcare),

                                 Richardson, TX

                                 Morgan, Mason  President, Tx Ops - Caregiver, Inc.  (also providing written testimony)


                                 Moskowitz, Mara  Educational Consultant/Advocate (Texans for Special Education


                                 Murphey M.D., Donald  Physician  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Medical

                                 Associatio, Tx Pediatric Society and Texas Academy of Family Physician)

                                 Naranjo, Mary  Owner - A Piney woods Home Services (A Piney woods Home Services),

                                 Lufkin, TX

                                 Nati, Dr. Carol  Physician (MHMR of Tarrant County)

                                 Nikic, Andrea  LBB Staff  (also providing written testimony) (LBB)

                                 Piccola, Kyle  Government Relations Officer (The Arc of Texas)

                                 Pile, Darrell  CEO  (also providing written testimony) (SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory

                                 Council), Houston, TX

                                 Post, Alicia  parent/advocate  (also providing written testimony) (self/Emmett Post),

                                 Richardson, TX

                                 Post, Emmett  student  (also providing written testimony)  (Self), Richardson, TX

                                 Potts, Joe T.  Father of man w IDD  (also providing written testimony) (My Family & Son)

                                 Prado, Elizabeth  LBB Staff  (also providing written testimony) (LBB)

                                 Rabalais, Carroll  HCS Case Manager  (also providing written testimony) (Mary Lee

                                 Foundation), Austin

                                 Rangel, Lauren  TCDD Public Policy Fellow  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Easterseals Coalition Serving Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Reese, Joyce  organizer (ADAPT/PACT)

                                 Reimer, David  Healthcare Administration (Aveame Healthcare, Homecare Industry),

                                 Dallas, TX

                                 Riley, Jennifer  Sage Care therapy - VP operations  (also providing written testimony) (Sage

                                 Care), Dallas

                                 Robledo, Lorrie  IDD Residential Services  (also providing written testimony) (RsCare &

                                 people with IDD), Brownwood, TX

                                 Robles Cranston, Catherine  Personal Care Attendant (Personal Care Coalition of TX),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Romeuboyrs, James  (Texas Advocates), SA, TX

                                 Rose, Lauren  Director of Public Policy  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Network

                                 of Youth Services), Austin

                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

                                 Ross, Julie  office manager - self employed (myself), Dallas, TX

                                 Saenz, Danny   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Salovitz, Heiwa  community organizer (ADAPT/PACT)

                                 Sheldon, Tyler  Political organizer (Texas State Employees Union), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Douglas  Senior Policy Analyst  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Criminal

                                 Justice Coalition), Austin, TX

                                 Stahmer, Denise  Physical Therapist  (also providing written testimony) (myself - my

                                 company), Stafford, TX

                                 Stavinoha, Shannan  Executive Director  (also providing written testimony) (Parks Youth

                                 Ranch), Richmond, TX

                                 Stitt, Keri  Emergency Shelter (Promise House), Dallas, TX

                                 Stoeltje, Mark  Executive Director Clubhouse Texas  (also providing written testimony) 

                                 (Self), SA, TX

                                 Swallow, David Christian  Retired (Texas Advocates), Fort Worth

                                 Thomas, Stephanie  disability rights  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Tunnell, Jeffrey  Executive Director, Gulf Bend Center  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Gulf Bend Regional Community Collaborative)

                                 Ursitti, Judith  CPA, Director State Govt. Affairs  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Autism Speaks), Dover, MA

                                 Warner, Carrie  Community Caregiver (ADAPT & PACT)

                                 Warren, Kevin  Long Term Care  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Health Care

                                 Association), Dripping Springs

                                 Weizenbaum, Jon  Volunteer  (also providing written testimony) (AARP), Austin, TX

                                 Whitman, Hank  Commissioner  (also providing written testimony) (Dept. of Family and

                                 Protective Services), Austin, TX

                                 Williams, Beanca  Director/Volunteers of America Texas  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Volunteers of America Texas), Houston, TX

                                 Wilson, Co-lumba P.  Hairstylist  (Self)

                                 Wilson, Dennis D.  Sheriff, Limestone County Texas (Sheriff's Association of Texas),

                                 Groesbeck, TX

                                 Wittie, David  Disability Rights  (also providing written testimony) (ADAPT of Texas)

                                 Wold, Kez  Associate Commissioner of APS  (also providing written testimony) (Dept. of

                                 Family & Protective Services), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:


                                 Emmons, Lindsey   (Self; Stable life concepts), Temple, TX

                                 Emmons, Stephanie   (Self; Stable Life Concepts), Temple, TX

                                 Gagen, Charlie  Grassroots Director (Tobacco 21)

                                 Gilley, Rockie  Kennedale City Councile place 1  (Self), Kennedale, TX

                                 Hall-Barrow, Julie  Sr. Vice President, Network Development  (Self; Children's Health),

                                 Dallas, TX

                                 Jackson, Anesia  Esthetician/Wellness  (Self)

                                 Johnson, Windy  (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Kidd, Tom   (Self; Brenham SSLC Family Association), Austin, TX

                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

                                 Lundy, Scott  CEO (Arrow Child & Family Services)

                                 McDowell, Susan  Executive Director (Lifewerks)

                                 Molnar, Thomas  COO - Divinity Family Services (Divinity Family Services)


                                 Voelkel   (Self), Austin, TX


                                 Aguilar, Jeannie   (Self; Blue Sprig Pediatrics), Austin, TX

                                 Bauman, Ellen   (Self), Joshua, TX

                                 Brown, Andrew C.  Director, Center for Families and Children (Texas Public Policy

                                 Foundation), Austin, TX

                                 Castro, Aaron  Superior Care Emergency Medical Services (Texas Ambulance Association),

                                 Boerne, TX

                                 de la Garza Rankin, Gloria  special education Advocate (my children)

                                 Demers, Tracey   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Gilani, Vicki  Speech pathologist  (Self), Houston, TX

                                 Hinojosa, Veronica  Behavior Analyst/Sister of Adult w/ ASD (The Center for Autism &

                                 Related Disorders), Austin, TX

                                 Jarriel, Jenifer  CEO (Depelchin)

                                 Mathew, Leena   (Self), Sugar Land, TX

                                 Paschall, Cindi  mom  (Self), NRH, TX

                                 Robison, Kristen  Angels of Care Pedi Home Health, RN (Angels of Care & myself),

                                 Sherman, TX

                                 Ross, Steve  Statewide Coalition Specialist (Texans Standing Tall), Austin, TX

                                 Sanders, Jolene  Advocay Manager (Easterseals), ATX

                                 Scepanski, Jon  Healthcare (Apex Primary Care), Edinburg, TX

                                 Scepanski, Renee  TMHP Outsource Billing (Consultant) (TX Home Care Agencies),

                                 Edinburg, TX

                                 Schleifer, Jessica  Director of Advocacy (Teaching Hospitals of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Jessica  Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA); ABA professional (Center for

                                 Autism and Related Disorders LLC), Austin, TX

                                 Stallings, Kellie  social work - Connections Individual and Family Services (Texas Network

                                 of Youth Services and Connections Individual and Family Services), New Braunfels, TX

                                 Steele, Burrell  N\A (Pact)

                                 Swallow, David   (Self), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Whitaker, Marcia  (intervener), Buffalo, TX

                                 Williams, Jerry   (Self), Fort worth, TX

                                 Zendjas, Mario   (Self), Austin, TX

                  Providing written testimony:


                                 Bravens, Shalyn  Director of Family Connects  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Francis, Will  social worker/ Lobbyist (Nat'l Assoc. of Social Workers - Texas Chapter)

                                 Hart, Ann   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Hayter, Kara  Autism Specialist (Centria Autism Services), Richardson, TX

                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

                                 Hunter II, Carl F.  Peer Policy Fellow- Recovery People  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Kunish, Eric  Mr  (Self; National Aliance on Mental Illness), Austin, TX

                                 McEnery, Claire  Director of Texas Parents as Teachers (Mental Health America of Greater

                                 Dallas), Austin, TX

                                 Palomo, M.Ed., Kathy  Autism Expert, Life Coach & Facilitator  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Ramirez, Stacey  Clinical Supervisor Designee  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Romero, Michelle  Director, Legislative Affairs (Texas Medical Association), Ausin, TX

                                 Travis, Clayton  Director of Advocacy (Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Medical Association,

                                 Texas Academy of Family Physicians), Austin, TX


                                 Bradshaw, Jill   (Self; Protect Texas Fragile Kids), Austin, TX

                                 Kurtz, Dershie  physical therapist/ provider (Texas Kids Home Therapy and Nursing),

                                 Boene, TX

                                 Kurtz, Stephen  Texas Kids Home Therapy & Nursing (Texas Kids), Boerne, TX

                                 Touron, Jessica  Texas Kids Home Therapy & Nursing  (Self), Boerne, TX


                                 Aleman, Steven  Policy Specialist (Disability Rights Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Alexander, Troy  Director for Legislative Affairs (Texas Medical Association for Texas

                                 Public Health Coalition), Austin, TX

                                 Bales, Kathy   (Self), Fort worth, TX

                                 Baucom, Alison  behavior analyst (Baucom Behavioral), Austin

                                 Biundo, Jennifer  (Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy), Austin, TX

                                 Capers, Greg   (Self; Fight Crime: Invest in Kids), Coldspring, TX

                                 Carriker, Terri  Mom  (Self)

                                 Crisp, Kaycee   (Self; Circle Up, United Methodist Women), Austin, TX

                                 DePrang, Jo  Research Policy Associate (Children's Defense Fund - Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Dinn, Gabriel  CFO  (Self; Kids Developmental Therapy/Kids Developmental Clinic),

                                 Houston, TX

                                 Dombroski, Jenny   (Self), Georgetown, TX

                                 Fuerst, Taylor  Reverend  (Self; First United Methodist Church, Austin), Austin, TX

                                 Gerlach DDS, William  (Texas Dental Assn), Austin, TX

                                 Ghahremani, Kay  President and CEO (Texas Associatiom of Central Health Plans), Austin,


                                 Hartman, Marilyn  Mental Health Advocate  (Self; As Member of NAMI Austin, advocating

                                 for people with serious mental illness), Austin, TX

                                 Hartman, Vivecca A  DBMAT President (DBMAT), Houston, TX

                                 Humphrey, Cynthia  Executive Director  (Self; Association of substance abuse programs),

                                 Kerrville, TX

                                 Kaighin, Katie   (Self; Circle Up: United Methodist Women), Austin, TX

                                 Kent Davis, Helen  Director, Governmental Affairs (Texas Medical assn, Texas Academy of

                                 Family Physicians, Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Assn. of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,

                                 and American College of OBGyns), Austin, TX

                                 Keppler, Matt  March of dimes (March of Dimes), Austin, TX

                                 Limerick, Stefanie   (Self), Hutto, TX

                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

                                 Linial, George  President (LeadingAge Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Lopez, Guillermo  Senior Director Any Baby Can ECI  (Self; Any Baby Can), Austin, TX

                                 Lord, Jenni  CEO (Chosen Care)

                                 Meyer, Daryl  (Baylor Scott & White Health), Waco, TX

                                 Olson, Jonathan  Director of the Southwest (Corporation for Supportive Housing), Houston,


                                 Pol, Aschwin   (Self), San Antonio, TX

                                 Rosenlund  Executive director  (Self; Easter seals rio grande valley), Mcallen, TX

                                 Sabo, Jason  (Children at Risk), Austin, TX

                                 Thommen, Rany   (Self; ABA Today), Georgetown, TX

                                 Thurman, Whitney   (Self; Circle Up, United Methodist Women), Austin, TX

                                 Williams, Jay   (Self), Fort worth, TX

                                 Withrow, Heather  Graduate student  (Self; DBMAT and SSPs for DeafBlind Texans),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Zendejas, Alejandra   (Self), Austin, TX