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 .


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
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
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

All meetings are being virtually held until further notice.

  • March 25, 2021
  • June 17, 2021
  • September 16, 2021
  • December 16, 2021

Legislative Reports

More Information

Please contact Michelle Thomas, Advisory Committee Coordinator at Michelle.Thomas@hhsc.state.tx.us.