Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council

The Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council is established by Government Code, Section 531.0051, to receive public input and advise the HHSC Executive Commissioner regarding the operation of the commission. The Executive Council reviews policies related to the operation of the Health and Human Services system and its programs.

Operation of the Executive Council is adopted in Title 1, Texas Administrative Code, Part 15, Chapter 351, Subchapter A, Section 351.4. The Executive Council seeks and receives public comment on:

  • proposed rules;
  • recommendations of advisory committees established under Title 1, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 351, Subchapter B, concerning Advisory Committees;
  • legislative appropriations request or other documents related to the appropriations process;
  • the operation of health and human services programs; and
  • other items the Executive Commissioner determines appropriate.

2020 Meeting Dates

  • Feb. 20, 2020
  • May 21, 2020
  • Aug. 20, 2020
  • Nov. 19, 2020

Archived Meetings


  • Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, HHS Executive Commissioner
  • Cecile Young, HHSC Chief Deputy Executive Commissioner
  • Victoria Ford, HHSC Chief Policy Officer
  • Ruth Johnson, HHSC Chief Operating Officer
  • Sylvia Kauffman, HHSC Inspector General
  • Hailey Kemp, Interim, HHSC Chief Program and Services Officer
  • David Kostroun, HHSC Deputy Executive Commissioner, Regulatory Services Division
  • Mike Maples, HHSC Deputy Executive Commissioner, Health and Specialty Care System
  • Jaime Masters, Commissioner, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Carmen Pagan, McAllen, TX, Public Member
  • Dr. Dipen Parikh, Southlake, TX, Public Member
  • Dr. Ben G. Raimer, Galveston, TX, Public Member
  • Toya White, McKinney, TX, Public Member

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