Policy Council for Children & Families

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

Margaret McLean, MSN, Chair
Family Representative
Dallas

Martha Aguilar
Advocacy Organization Representative
Austin

Lisa Brodie
Family Representative
Deer Park

Sara Daugherty-Pineda, MSN
Community Services Representative
Coppell

Nicole Dilts, PhD
Family Representative
San Angelo

Julie Ivey-Hatz, PhD, LSSP
Mental Health Expert Representative
China Spring

Lisa Gore
Family Representative
Tulia

Mary Klentzman
Faith-based Representative
Plano

Michael Lindsey
Representative providing general expertise
Dallas

Chris Masey
Family Representative
Austin

Nicolas Morales
Youth Representative
San Antonio

Christine Murphy
Physician Representative
Dickinson

Jessica Ochoa
Family Representative
Mission

Matthew Okoro
Family Representative
Friendswood

Keisia Sobers-Butler
Family Representative
Corpus Christi

Janis Townsend, MA
Family Representative
Coppell

Elizabeth Tucker
Advocacy Organization Representative
Austin

Lori Urbina-Patlan
Family Representative
Edinburg

Meetings

  • February 28, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
  • November 16, 2020

The above dates are tentative.

For More Information

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


Past Events

September 10, 2020

July 13, 2020

April 9, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 27, 2020