Nursing Facility Administrator Advisory Committee

About the Committee

The Governor-appointed Nursing Facility Administrator Advisory Committee provides the department with recommendations for licensure sanctions and rule changes for the Nursing Facility Administrator Licensing Program pursuant to Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, Subchapter I. It is comprised of:

  • One physician
  • Three nursing facility administrators
  • One registered nurse
  • One social worker
  • Three public members


Melinda Mitchell Jones, RN

Hari Namboodiri, NFA

Joel A. Arrigucci
Public Member

Amanda C. Burnett, NFA

Liam M. Fry, M.D.

Sheila M. Haley, PhD
Public Member

Kathy Wilson
Public Member

Abraham Mathew, MA, MSW, NFA, Chair

Dennis Myers, PhD, NFA, LMSW, Co-Chair
Social Worker

Meeting Dates

All meetings are held in Austin; primarily in the HHS agencies’ public hearing rooms.

  • February 5, 2021 (10:00 a.m.)
  • May 14, 2021 (10:00 a.m.)
  • August 13, 2021 (9:00 a.m.)
  • November 5, 2021 (Cancelled)

More Information

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Past Events

August 13, 2021

November 6, 2020

November 1, 2019