Texas Council on Consumer Direction

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Background and Purpose 

The purpose of the Council is to advise HHSC on the development, implementation, expansion, and delivery of services through consumer direction, in all programs offering long-term services and supports that enhance a consumer's ability to have freedom and exercise control and authority over the consumer's choices, regardless of age or disability.

Visit the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) homepage for more information about the CDS option.

The adopted rules that outline the Council's statute authority, purpose, tasks, reporting requirements and membership are located at the Texas Register's website.

Members 

  • Diego Astolfo, Southlake, Advocate
  • Helen Baker, San Antonio Financial Management Services Agency (FMSA)
  • Mika Renae Bradford, Advocate
  • Ricky Broussard, Texas City, Consumer  
  • Leslie Curtis, Advocate
  • Heidi Davis, Richardson, FMSA
  • Len Davis, Aubrey, Texas, FMSA
  • Roger DeLeon, Pflugerville, Representative STAR+PLUS MCO
  • Diane Felder, Cypress, Advocate of Mental Health Services
  • Greg Hansch, Austin, Advocate
  • Del Hodge, Sugarland, Family Member
  • Linda Levine, Bee Cave, Advocate
  • Stephanie M. Martinez, Service Representative
  • Dean Pye, Abilene, LIDDA - Local Intellectual and Development Disability Authority
  • Randell Resneder, Consumer
  • Keisia Sobers-Butler, Spring, Representative STAR Kids MCO
  • Misty Sullivan, League City, Advocate
  • Nell Walder, Houston, Advocate

Agency Representatives

  • Sallie Allen, Presiding Officer, Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
  • Paula Brunson, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
  • Peter Dean, TWC
  • Michael Roberts, Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
  • Dena Stoner, HHSC
  • Teresa Watkins, HHSC

Meeting Dates

Full Council Meetings

Tuesdays | 10 - 4 p.m. - Brown Heatly Building, Public Hearing Rooms

  • February 26, 2019
  • June 25, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • December 3, 2019

Subcommittee Meetings

Mondays before the full Council meeting

  • Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
    9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Brown Heatly Building, Room 3501
    • February 25, 2019
    • June 24, 2019
    • September 9, 2019
    • December 2, 2019
  • CDS Processes and Expansion
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Brown Heatly Building, Room 3501
    • February 25, 2019
    • June 24, 2019
    • September 9, 2019
    • December 2, 2019
  • Training Outreach
    3 - 5:00 p.m. | Brown Heatly Building, Room 3501
    • February 25, 2019
    • June 24, 2019
    • September 9, 2019
    • December 2, 2019

Legislative Reports

More Information 

Please contact Michelle Thomas, Advisory Committee Coordinator at

Michelle.Thomas@hhsc.state.tx.us.


Past Events

December 4, 2018

December 3, 2018

September 11, 2018

September 10, 2018