Policy Council for Children & Families

The Policy Council for Children and Families works to improve the coordination, quality, efficiency and outcomes of services provided to children with disabilities and their families through the state's health, education, and human services systems. The council produces a biennial report with recommendations to the executive Commissioner of HHSC and the Texas Legislature. The council includes family members of children with special health care needs and representatives of community, faith, business and other organizations.

Read the Policy Council for Children and Families: Bylaws (PDF).

Members

Martha Aguilar
Advocacy Organization Representative
Austin

Lisa Brodie
Family Representative
Deer Park

Sara Daugherty, MSN
Community Services Representative
Coppell

Lisa Gore
Family Representative
Tulia

Michael Lindsey
Representative providing general expertise
Dallas

Nicolas Morales
Youth Representative
San Antonio

Christine Murphy
Physician Representative
Dickinson

Matthew Okoro
Family Representative
Friendswood

Elizabeth Tucker
Advocacy Organization Representative
Austin

Lori Urbina-Patlan
Family Representative
Edinburg

Bianca Ramirez
Family Representative
San Antonio

Laura Kender
Mental Health Expert Representative
Arlington

Brandy Jones
Advocacy Organization Representative for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dallas

Mary Helen Briones
Family Representative
San Angelo

Meetings

  • April 1, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
  • September 13, 2022

The above dates are tentative.

For More Information

Contact us at: jimmy.blanton@hhs.texas.gov or call 512-380-4372.

Reports & Presentations

Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.