Texas Council on Consumer Direction

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 

Mika Bradford, Chair
Consumer Advocate
Keller, TX

Helen Baker, Vice Chair
Financial Management Services Agency (FMSA) Representative
San Antonio, TX

Diego Astolfo
Advocate for Adults with Disabilities
Southlake, TX

Ricky Broussard
Consumer
Texas City, TX

Heidi Davis
FMSA Representative
Richardson, TX

Len Davis
FMSA Representative
Aubrey, TX

Roger De Leon
Managed Care Organization (MCO) Representative, STAR+PLUS
Pflugerville, TX

Diane Felder, M.D.
Advocate, Mental Health
Cypress, TX

Greg Hansch
Advocate, Mental Health
Austin, TX

Del Hodge
Family Member
Sugarland, TX

Linda Levine
Advocate for Adults with Disabilities
Bee Cave, TX

Stephanie Martinez
Service Representative, Personal Care Attendant
Round Rock, TX

Dean Pye
Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority
Abilene, TX

Randell Resneder
Consumer
Wolfforth, TX

Keisia Sobers-Butler
MCO Representative, STAR Kids
Spring, TX

Nell Walder
Advocate, Aging
Houston, TX

Agency Representatives

Paula Brunson
Texas Workforce Commission
State Employment Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Peter Dean
Texas Workforce Commission
State Unemployment for Individuals with Disabilities

Michael Roberts
Department of Family and Protective Services
Adult Protective Services

Nadia Bobb
Health and Human Services Commission
Managed Care Organizations

Rayne Cacho
Health and Human Services Commission
Consumer Directed Services

Rachel Neely
Health and Human Services Commission
Consumer Directed Services

Emily Parsons
Health and Human Services Commission
Consumer Directed Services & Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Dena Stoner
Health and Human Services Commission
Mental Health

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

February 26, 2019

February 25, 2019

December 4, 2018