The Policy Council for Children and Families works to improve the coordination, quality, efficiency and outcomes of services provided to children with disabilities and their families through the state's health, education and human services systems. The council produces a biennial report with recommendations to the executive Commissioner of HHSC and the Texas Legislature. The council includes family members of children with special health care needs and representatives of community, faith, business and other organizations.

Members

Chris Masey, Chair
Family Representative
Austin

Margaret McLean, MSN, Vice-Chair
Family Representative
Dallas

Lisa Brodie
Family Representative
Deer Park

Sara Daugherty-Pineda, MSN
Community Services Representative, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Coppell

Nicole Dilts, PhD
Family Representative
San Angelo

Cynthia Guiton
Family Representative
Missouri City

Julie Ivey-Hatz, PhD, LSSP
Mental Health Expert Representative, Baylor University, Baylor Autism Resource Clinic
China Spring

Mary Klentzman
Faith-based Representative, Cornerstone Ranch
Plano

Nicolas Morales
Youth Representative
San Antonio

Jessica Ochoa
Family Representative
Mission

Leah Rummel
Family Representative
Austin

Josette Saxton
General Expert Representative, Texans Care for Children
Austin

Lee Sonnenberg, MA, CPP
Family Representative
Lubbock

Janis Townsend, MA
Family Representative
Coppell

Elizabeth Tucker
Advocacy Organization Representative, EveryChild, Inc. Austin

Silvia Vargas
Family Representative
El Paso

Laura Warren
Organization Providing Services Representative, Texas Parent to Parent
Austin

Meetings

November 14, 2018

The above dates are tentative.

For More Information

Contact us at: jimmy.blanton@hhsc.state.tx.us or call 512-380-4372.

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