Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee

Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued an executive order creating the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee and Action Plan. The order, which was issued in April 2005, formalizes the Aging Texas Well Initiative and asks the department to continue its work to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guide state government readiness, and promote increased community preparedness for an aging Texas population.

Under the executive order, an advisory committee is to be formed to advise the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and to make recommendations to state leadership on implementation of the Aging Texas Well Initiative. HHSC creates and disseminates a comprehensive and effective working plan to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guides state government readiness and promotes increased community preparedness for an aging Texas.

HHSC also leads a planning effort to ensure the readiness of all Texas state agencies to serve an aging population by identifying issues, current initiatives, and future needs.

Members

Richard Flores, Chair
Aging & Aging and Disability Resource Center
Region 11, McAllen

Tammy Mermelstein, Vice Chair
Provider of Community Services
Region 6, Houston

Patricia Bordie
Area Agency on Aging
Region 7, Austin

Andrew Crocker
Academic
Region 1, Amarillo

Aftab Ghesani
For-profit Nursing Facility Provider
Region 6, Sugarland

Anna Gray
Provider of Community Services
Region 6, Houston

Patrick Jackson
Provider of Community Services
Region 3, Garland

Larry Johnson
Advocate of People over 50
Region 8, San Antonio

Lucia Leo
Advocate of People over 50
Region 11, Mission

Angela Medina – Ex Officio
Department of Family and Protective Services
Region 7, Austin

Greg Pittman
Aging Services Delivery Network
Region 3, Sherman

Crystal Stark – Ex Officio
Texas Workforce Commission
Region 7, Austin

Lynda Taylor - Ex Officio
Department of State Health Services
Region 7, Austin

Resources

Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise announced, meetings will be held in the John H. Winters building, Public Hearing Room, at 701 West 51st Street, Austin, Texas.

  • February 2, 2022 (9:00 a.m.)
  • May 4, 2022 (9:00 a.m.)
  • August 3, 2022 (9:00 a.m.)
  • November 2, 2022 (9:00 a.m.)

For More Information

Contact Olivia Burns at olivia.burns02@hhs.texas.gov.