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                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            October 4, 2021 10:00 AM

            SB 8


                                 Anderson, Priscilla  Nurse RN - Case Mgr. (Calab Inc.), San Antonio, TX

                                 Fredriksen, Amanda  Associate State Director  (also providing written testimony) (AARP),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Fuller, Mitch  Director of Government and Public Affairs (VFW Department of Texas),

                                 Hutto, TX

                                 Green`, Christina  Chief Advancement Officer (Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Hawkins, John  SVP, Government Relations  (also providing written testimony) (Texas

                                 Hospital Association), Austin, TX

                                 Hryhorchuk, John  Vice President of Policy (Texas 2036), Austin, TX

                                 Hymel, Ray  Lobbyist/Leg. Consultant  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Public

                                 Employees Association), Austin, TX

                                 Lovitt, Matthew  Social Worker (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Austin, TX

                                 Pemberton, Hannah R.  Social Work Intern (National Association of Social Workers - TX),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Sprouse, Laurie  Small business owner  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Live

                                 Events Coalition), Dallas, TX

                                 VanSteenverg, Larry "Chip"  Executive Director  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Montgomery County 911), Conroe, TX


                                 Borel, Dennis  Executive Director  (also providing written testimony) (Coalition of Texans

                                 with Disabilities)

                                 Costello, Marjorie  Home Care Provider (Disability Services of the Southwest), San

                                 Antonio, TX

                                 Graham, Ann S.  Executive Director (Texans for the Arts), Austin, TX

                                 Kafka, Bob  Organizer (ADAPT of Texas)

                                 Lashley, Mark  CEO (Caregiver, Inc.), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Reed, Cyrus  Conservation Director  (also providing written testimony) (Sierra Club)

                                 Wheaton, David  Advocacy Director (Texas Housing)


                                 Alejandro, Irina  Organizer  (also providing written testimony) (Community Justice Action

                                 Fund), San Antonio, TX

                                 Aleman, Steven  Senior Policy Specialist (Disability Rights, Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Ashley, Phillip  Associate Deputy Comptroller for Fiscal (Texas Comptroller), Austin, TX

                                 Bates, Thomas G.  Farmer  (also providing written testimony) (Hayle Jessica Bates), TX

                                 Batton, Sandra  (Providers Alliance for Community Services of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Berry, Traci  Superintendent of Schools  (also providing written testimony) (The Excel

                                 Center of Adults), Lakeway, TX

                                 Bishop, Ann  Executive Director (TX Public Employees Association), Austin, TX

                                 Burns, Sonja  Advocate  (Self; People who need access to mental and behavioral health

                                 services), Austin, TX

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            October 4, 2021 10:00 AM

                                 Carlton, John  Attorney (Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts), Austin,


                                 Carriker, Terri  Mom/advocate  (also providing written testimony)  (Self; Daughter/Protect

                                 Texas Fragile Kids)

                                 Carter, Sydney  Mental Health Policy Fellow (Network of Behavioral Health Providers)

                                 Cook, Damian  General Counsel  (also providing written testimony) (K9s for Warriors), San

                                 Antonio, TX

                                 Davis, Khrystal K   (also providing written testimony)  (Self; Texas Rare Alliance), Austin,


                                 De Bond, Rose V  Administrator - A Caring Touch (A Caring Touch), Conroe, TX

                                 De Luna Castro, Eva  Budget Analyst (Every Texan), Austin, TX

                                 De Schaun, Kelly  Tourism  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Travel Alliance &

                                 Galveston CVB), Executive, TX

                                 Dominick, Dr. Amite  President  (also providing written testimony) (TPCA)

                                 Farmer, Drue  Judge  (Self; Texas Council for Community Centers), Lubbock, TX

                                 Gashen, Danielle  Water Policy & Outreach Specialist (Galveston Bay Foundation)

                                 Ginn PhD, Vince  Chief Economist  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Public Policy

                                 Foundation), Austin, TX

                                 Guthrie, Brian  Executive Director (Teacher Retirement System of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Hammon, Rachel  Executive Director  (also providing written testimony) (Texas

                                 Association for Homecare & Hospice), New Braunfels, TX

                                 Henderson, John  Rural Health (TORCH (Texas Org of Rural and Community Hospitals),

                                 Cedar Park, TX

                                 Hoppe, Christina S.  Senior Director Public Policy (Children's Hospital Association of

                                 Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Humber, Jeff  VP - Payor Relations  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Home

                                 Health), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Kerwood, Scott D.  Fire Chief (Williamson County ESD #8), Hutto, TX

                                 Kidd, Nim  (Texas Division of Emergency Management), Austin, TX

                                 Kirkle, Sarah  Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Texas Water Conservation Association), Austin, TX

                                 Lanagan, Lindsay  (Legacy Community Health), Houston, TX

                                 Lavelle, Tanya  Policy Specialist  (also providing written testimony) (Disability Rights

                                 Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Lawson, Beth  Health Care (Star Care Specialty Health System), Lubbock, TX

                                 Lindsey, Julie  Budget Manager (LBB)

                                 Mahta, Hannah  Parent and Executive Director  (Self; Protect TX Fragile Kids)

                                 Naranjo, Mary  CEO, A Piney Woods Home Health Care, Inc. (A Piney Woods Home

                                 Health Care, Inc.), Austin, TX

                                 Obenhoff, Butch  EMS  (also providing written testimony) (Texas EMS Alliance), San

                                 Antonio, TX

                                 Oguin, Jennifer  Nurse - Director of Nursing (Trinity Care Center Caraday  Healthcare),

                                 Hutto, TX

                                 Parades, Eddie  Health Care Administration  (also providing written testimony) (Stone Gate

                                 Senior Living - Coalition of Providers)

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            October 4, 2021 10:00 AM

                                 Prosapio, Winter  Tourism  (Self; Natural Bridge Cavern), TX

                                 Riner, Meera  COO (Nexion Health)

                                 Robison, Kristen  RN, VP of Governmental Affairs, Angels of Care (Angels of Care

                                 Pediatric Home Health), San Antonio, TX

                                 Rodriguez, Eduardo  Federal Funds Manager (LBB)

                                 Rueter, Rodney  CEO  (also providing written testimony) (Lutheran Sunset Ministries)

                                 Scepenski, Jon  Healthcare (Apex Primary Care), McAllen, TX

                                 Sheldon, Tyler  Legislative Director (Texas State Employees Union), Austin, TX

                                 Sheppard, Donna  CFO (Department of State Health Services), Austin, TX

                                 Sheppard, John  Executive Director  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Foundation

                                 for Conservation), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Carole L.  Executive Director (Private Providers Association of Texas)

                                 Streufert, Kelsey  Chief Public Affairs Officer (Texas Restaurant Association), Austin, TN

                                 Switzer, Gly  Executive Director  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Gun Sense),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Tilton, Carmen  Lobbyist  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Assisted Living

                                 Assoc.), Austin, TX

                                 Warren, Kevin  Long Term Care Association  (also providing written testimony) (Texas

                                 Healthcare Association), Dripping Springs, TX

                                 Wood, Trey  Chief Financial Officer (Health and Human Services Commission)

                                 Zolnierek, Cynthia  RN  (Self; Texas Nurses Association), Georgetown, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:


                                 Atlas kravitz, Laura  Government relations specialist (Texas State Teachers Association),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Baum, Walt  (Texas Cable Association), Austin, TX

                                 Boleware, Alison  Government Relations Director (National Association of Social Workers -

                                 Texas Chapter), Houston, TX

                                 Brophey, Patrick  Director (North Texas Commission), Irivng, TX

                                 Craymer, Dale  President (Texas Taxpayers and Research Assoc), Austin, TX

                                 Exter, Monty  Senior Lobbyist (The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Garcia, Matthew  SVP - Public Policy (Dallas Regional Chamber), Dallas, TX

                                 Ghahremani, Kay  CEO (Texas Association of Community Health Plans), Austin, TX

                                 Ginn, Vance  PhD Chief Economist (Texas Public Policy Foundation), Austin, TX

                                 Kennon, Suzi  President (Texas PTA), Sachse, TX

                                 Milligan, Maureen  President and CEO (Teaching hospitals of texas), Austin, TX

                                 Mohr Boleware, Alison  Government Relations Director  (Self; National Association of

                                 Social Workers - Texas Chapter), Austin, TX

                                 Parkinson, Thomas   (Self), San Antonio, TX

                                 Piferrer, Krista   (Self; BCFS Health and Human Services), San Antonio, TX

                                 Quinzi, Patty  Legislative Counsel, TX American Fed. Of Teachers (TX-American

                                 Federation of Teachers), Austin, TX

                                 Spilman, Annie  State Director (NFIB), Austin, TX

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            October 4, 2021 10:00 AM

                                 Torres, Michael  Pesident GWM  (Self), Austin, TX


                                 Bayer, Marcia   (Self), Lorena, TX

                                 Bayer, Marcia  Caregiver (Family), Lorena, TX

                                 Cranston, Catherine   (Self; PACT), Austin, TX

                                 McCarty, Amy   (Self), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Mitchell-Bennett, Nick  Housing Developer (Cdcb), Brownsville, TX

                                 Samuels, Eric  President/CEO (Texas Homeless Network)

                                 Thaler, Aaron  Patient Advocate  (Self; Ageless Living Pediatric Home Health), Belton, TX

                                 Wilbanks, Chad  (Rytes Company), Austim, TX


                                 Achee, Jeff  Parks and Rec Director, City of Harker Heights (Texas Recreation & Park

                                 Society), Harker Heights, TX

                                 Bordas, Mark  (Family Hospital Servives), Austin, TX

                                 Broadbent, Brian  Parent  (Self; Protect Texas Fragile Kids), Dallas, TX

                                 Connors, Jonathan  (Oceans Healthcare), Austin, TX

                                 Connors, Jonathan  (Doctors Hospital at Renaissance), Austin, TX

                                 Dudensing, Jamie  Director of Policy (Texas Association of Health Plans), Austin, TX

                                 Embrey, Ty  (Association of Water Board Directors (AWBD)), Austin, TX

                                 Faniola, Mitzi Stoute  Executive Director (TX Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs), Austin, TX

                                 Flippin, Kenneth   (Self; USGBC Texas chapter), Taylor, TX

                                 Flippin, Kenneth  Public policy consultant (USGBC Texas chapter), Taylor, TX

                                 Frazier, Kyle  (Patient choice coalition of texas), Austin, TX

                                 Frazier, Kyle   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Frazier, Kyle  (Texas wine and grape growers), Austin, TX

                                 Frazier, Kyle  (Texas desalination association), Austin, TX

                                 Fuller, Amanda  Director, Texas Coast & Water Program (National Wildlife Fund), Austin,


                                 Garnett, Susan  CEO, MHMR of Tarrant (MHMR Tarrant)

                                 Harward, Heather  (Texas Water Supply Partners), Austin, TX

                                 Hausenfluck, Amber  (Texas Distilled Spirits Association), Austin, TX

                                 Kingsbury, Erin  Goodwill Central Texas (Goodwill Central Texas), Round Rock, TX

                                 Kirkle, Sarah  Director legislative affairs (Texas Water Conservation Association), Austin,


                                 Lanagan, Lindsay  (Legacy Community Health and TACHC), Houston, TX

                                 Lara, Rene  Legislative Dir. (Texas AFL-CIO), Austin, TX

                                 Marquez smith, Heidi  CEO  (Self; Texas Cultural Trust), Austin, TX

                                 Mathew, Dr. Abraham  Buckner Parkway Place (Long-term care/senior living), Houston,


                                 McAllister, Brittany  Government Affairs Manager (Nurse-Family Partnership)

                                 Meyer, Alyse  VP of Advocacy (LeadingAge Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Murphree, Susan  Sr. Policy Specilalist (Disability Rights Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Olson, Lori  Executive Director  (Self; Texas Land Trust Council), Wimberley, TX

                                                                              WITNESS LIST


            October 4, 2021 10:00 AM

                                 Parker, Blaire  (San Antonio Water System (SAWS)), San Antonio, TX

                                 Puente, Alec  Government Relations Director (American Heart Association), Austin, TX

                                 Richardson, Andrea  Executive Director (Bluebonnet Trails Community Services),

                                 Georgetown, TX

                                 Romans, Katherine  (Hill County Alliance)

                                 Romero, Michelle  Director of Legislative Affairs (Texas Medical Association), Austin, TX

                                 Silverman, Stacey  Assistant Commissioner (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Heidi Marquez  CEO, (TX Cultural Trust)

                                 Snoddy, Aimee  Executive Director (Office if the Governor - Public Safety Office), Austin,


                                 Streufert, Preston  Director of Stakeholder Relations (Texas Juvenile Justice Department),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Tamayo, Elisa  Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs  (Self; Emergence Health

                                 Network), El Paso, TX

                                 Tracy, Shelby  (Texas Association of Community Health Centers), Austin, TX

                                 Vaughn, Micheal   (Self), Round Rock, TX

                                 Weiner, Molly  Policy Advocate (United Ways of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Whitebird, Sonia  Maxim Healthcare Area Vice President of Clinical OPS (Maxim


                                 Zent, Lara  Executive director (Texas rural water association), Austin, TX

                  Providing written testimony:


                                 Milligan, Maureen  Association Employee (Teaching Hospitals of Texas), Austin, TX


                                 Burek, Susan  Advocate for people with disabilities  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Fowler, Perry  Association Executive (Texas Water Infrastructure Network)

                                 Litzinger, Amy  Public Policy Specialist  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Litzinger, Linda  Public Policy Specialist (Texas Parent to Parent), Austin, TX

                                 Trigg, Adrienne  Government Relations  (Self; Texas Medical Equipment Providers)