STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee

Background and Purpose

The STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee, created by Senate Bill 7 of the 83rd Texas Legislature (Regular Session), advises HHSC on the establishment and implementation of the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program. The STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program is legislatively mandated to provide services for children with disabilities who have Medicaid coverage to improve coordination and customization of care, access to care, health outcomes,  cost containment and quality of care. The STAR Kids model must require a health home, care management, and provide comprehensive coordination of acute care and long-term service benefits.


Elizabeth Tucker, Chair
Advocate for children with special healthcare needs
Austin, TX

Rahel Berhane, M.D.
Physician Provider
Austin, TX

Josh Britten
Durable Medical Equipment and Services Representative
Amarillo, TX

Rosalba Calleros
Family Member
Austin, TX

Catherine Carlton
Family Member
Arlington, TX

Tara Hopkins
Managed Care Organization Representative, Dental
Austin, TX

Diane Kearns
Family Member
Austin, TX

Alice Martinez
San Antonio, TX

Glen Medellin, M.D.
San Antonio, TX

Katherine Ostermaier, M.D.
Managed Care Representative
Houston, TX

David Reimer
Pediatric Therapy Provider, PDN
Dallas, TX

Blake Smith
Therapy Provider
Denison, TX

Angela Trahan
Managed Care Organization Representative
Houston, TX

Shawnett Viani
Denton, TX

Beanca Williams
Home and Community-Based Provider
Stafford, TX

Meeting Dates

  • January 16, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • August 14, 2019
  • December 11, 2019


Information related to the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)


More Information

Advisory Committee Coordinator                                                    
Michelle Thomas

Past Events

January 28, 2020

December 11, 2019

October 14, 2019

August 14, 2019

January 16, 2019