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

Ellen Bauman
Advocate for persons with disabilities
Joshua, 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

Lucinda Harman
Advocate for elderly persons
Temple, 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

Carol Sloan
Advocate for people with disabilities
The Woodlands, Tx

Nell Walder
Advocate, Aging
Houston, TX

Agency Representatives

Paula Brunson
Texas Workforce Commission
State Employment Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Shawn Cuffee
Texas Workforce Commission
State Unemployment for individuals with Disabilities

Angela Medina
Department of Family and Protective Services
Adult Protection Services

Eileen Murphy
Health and Human Services Commission
Consumer Directed Services

Dena Stoner
Health and Human Services Commission
Mental Health

Meeting Dates

Full Council Meetings

  • March 24, 2022
  • June 23, 2022
  • September 22, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

More Information

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