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

Terri Carriker
Family Member
Austin, TX

Tara Hopkins
Managed Care Organization Representative, Dental
Austin, TX

Alice Martinez
San Antonio, TX

Glen Medellin, M.D.
San Antonio, TX

Ricardo Mosquera
Family Member
Houston, TX

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

Jose Pereida
Robstown, TX

David Reimer
Pediatric Therapy Provider, PDN
Dallas, TX

Blake Smith
Therapy Provider
Denison, TX

Shawnett Viani
Denton, TX

Beanca Williams
Home and Community-Based Provider
Stafford, TX

Meeting Dates

  • March 4, 2020
  • June 10, 2020
  • September 23, 2020
  • December 9, 2020


Information related to the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)


More Information

Advisory Committee Coordinator                                                    
Caroline Sunshine

Past Events

January 6, 2021

December 9, 2020

September 23, 2020

June 10, 2020

April 9, 2020