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.
Chris Masey, Chair
Margaret McLean, MSN, Vice-Chair
Sara Daugherty-Pineda, MSN
Community Services Representative, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Nicole Dilts, PhD
Julie Ivey-Hatz, PhD, LSSP
Mental Health Expert Representative, Baylor University, Baylor Autism Resource Clinic
Faith-based Representative, Cornerstone Ranch
General Expert Representative, Texans Care for Children
Lee Sonnenberg, MA, CPP
Janis Townsend, MA
Advocacy Organization Representative, EveryChild, Inc. Austin
Organization Providing Services Representative, Texas Parent to Parent
May 30, 2019
August 23, 2019
November 21, 2019
The above dates are tentative.
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