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13th Texas HIV-STD Conference Faculty

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Conference Faculty
Norma Acker, L.M.S.W. - ACP
Director of Social Services
Fort Bend Family Health Center, Inc.
Richmond, Texas
Sessions H5 and H6

Timothy M. Alcorn, Ph.D.
Technical Director, Infectious Disease
LabCorp
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Session H1

Theresa M. Aldape, L.M.S.W.
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Session C3

Tracy A. Badsgard, M.A., M.P.H.
Project Officer
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia
Session H9

Kathy Badten, R.N.
Preventive Medicine Clinic Coordinator
Tarrant County Public Health Department
Fort Worth, Texas
Session D6

Jennifer Ball, L.S.W.
Case Manager
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Abilene, Texas
Sessions C8 and C9

Felicia Barrnett, B.S.W.
Disease Intervention Specialist
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas, Texas
Session B3

Kim Batchelor
Coordinator
Strengthening the Use of Behavioral Data Project
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Sessions K4 and K7

Greg Beets
Media Coordinator
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas

Charles E. Begley, Ph.D.
The University of Texas School of Public Health
Houston, Texas
Sessions J2 and J3

Charles E. Bell, M.D.
Executive Deputy Commissioner
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas

Tracee Belzle
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Session F2

Ashley Berry, L.S.W.
Case Manager
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Sessions C8 and C9

Robert Berry, O.N.C.-B.S.
Vocational Evaluator
Nightingale Employment Services
Houston, Texas
Session L1

Scott A. Bishop, M.S.
Senior Epidemiologist
Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Houston, Texas
Session J1

Cindi Blair
Training Coordinator
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas

Ken J. Blair, M.D.
David Powell Public Health Center
Austin, Texas
Session G3

Casey S. Blass
Director, HIV/STD Health Resources Division
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas

Jerry Boice, R.N., B.S.N.
Nurse Educator
Thomas Street Clinic/Harris County Hospital District
Houston, Texas
Session H4 and D5

Shirley Broussard, M.S.H.P.
Planning Specialist
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Sessions K5 and K6

Rose M. Brownridge, M.D.
Chief, Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session B2

Joanna Buffington, M.D., M.P.H.
Hepatitis Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia
Session B7

Lucia Bustamante, B.A., S.W.A., L.C.D.C.
La Frontera Project Coordinator
The University of Texas Health Science
Center at San Antonio
San Antonio , Texas
Session J8

Kay Caddell
HIV Counselor
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas, Texas
Session D2

Mary Caprio, R.N., M.S.N., A.C.R.N.
Nursing Instructor
Harris County Hospital District
Houston, Texas
Sessions E1, H4 and D5

Valerie Carson
Surveillance Specialist
Texas Department of Health, Regions 2/3
Arlington, Texas
Sessions I5 and I6

Jesse Carter
Project Coordinator
Austin Men's Project/AIDS Services of Austin
Austin, Texas
Sessions F8 and F9

Robert Castaneda
HIV/STD Program Manager
Texas Department of Health
Public Health Region 6/5 South
Houston, Texas
Session D9

Rita D. Castro, B.S.W., P.H.R.
Executive Director
San Angelo AIDS Foundation
San Angelo, Texas
Session E4

Stephanie Celestain, B.S.
Public Health Advisor/DIS Supervisor
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas, Texas
Session D7

Tony Chambless, B.A.
Education Coordinator
San Angelo AIDS Foundation
San Angelo, Texas
Session L4

Leslie Christison, M.S., R.N.
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas
Session G1

William P. Comeaux, J.D.
Public Health Advisor
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia
Session H9

David E. Cooper, R.N., C.P.N.P., M.P.A.
Director Client Services
San Angelo AIDS Foundation
San Angelo, Texas
Session E4

Franke Cortez
Latino Programs Coordinator
Resource Center of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Session A7

Larry Cuellar, B.S.
Special Projects Manager
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Sessions K5 and K6

Terence I. Doran, M.D., Ph.D.
La Frontera Project Director
The University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio
San Antonio , Texas
Sessions C2 and J8

Charlene Doria-Ortiz
Executive Director
Center for Health Policy Development (CHPD)
San Antonio, Texas
Session I1

Julie Doyle
Program Coordinator
AIDS Foundation Houston
Houston, Texas
Session F1

Maureen Eason, M.S.N., C.H.E.S., F.N.P.C.
HIV/EIC Nurse Practitioner
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas, Texas
Session D2

Susie Epstein
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Texas Rehabilitation Commission
Austin, Texas
Session C7

Miguel A. Escobedo, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
Texas Department of Health
Public Health Regions 9/10
El Paso, Texas
Session I8

Kim D. Evans, C.P.N.P., A.C.R.N.
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas
Sessions G1 and C3

Margaret G.Ferris, M.P.H.
Public Health Specialist
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Session E3

Andrew M. Fourney, M.A., Dr.P.H.
The University of Texas School of Public Health
Houston, Texas
Sessions E5, J2 and J3

Monica Tunstle Garrett, B.S.
Syphilis Elimination Coalition Coordinator
DIS Specialist
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas, Texas
Session B3

Melissa Garza
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 3

Jesús A.Géliga, M.S.H.P.
HIV Prevention and Education Manager
Resource Center of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Sessions A6 and A7

Kristi Gerfers
Program Coordinator
AIDS Foundation Houston
Houston, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 8

Diane Gertson, R.D., L.D.
Regional Nutritionist
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session I9

Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Social Work
Austin, Texas
Session E6

Fernando J. Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.
Coordinator, Binational TB Project, JUNTOS
Texas Department of Health
El Paso, Texas
Session I8

Mike Granado
PHA/Disease Intervention Specialist
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas, Texas
Session B3

Stacie Greby, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Senior Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia
Sessions L8 and L9

Gary Grier, J.D.
Program Services Manager
AIDS Foundation Houston
Houston, Texas
Session L1

Jennifer Gwaltney, B.A.
HIV Prevention Specialist/Trainer
AIDS Services of Austin
Austin, Texas
Sessions A8 and A9

Cheryl Hadsell, R.N.
Clinic Coordinator
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Sessions I2 and I3

Doug Hamaker
HIV/STD Surveillance Coordinator
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session A4

Steven L. Harris, M.D., M.S.
Health Authority
City of Austin and Travis County
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services
Austin, Texas
Session B8

Dana Kennedy Hartney
Texas AIDS Health Fraud Information Network
Greenville, Texas
Session I9

Aftab Hashim, M.B., B.S., M.H.A., M.P.H.
Associate Regional Director
Texas Department of Health
Public Health Region 6/5 South
Houston, Texas
Session D9

Doug Henry, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Serosurveillance
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Community Intervention and Prevention
Dallas, Texas
Session J5 and J9

Louis Henry
Health Education Coordinator
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Session K4

Gary Heseltine, M.D., M.P.H.
Epidemiologist
Texas Department of Health - IDEAS
Austin, Texas
Sessions E2 and F5

Bonnie Hill, B.S.
Coordinator of Employment Services
Nightingale Employment Services
Houston, Texas
Session L1

Ruth T. Hill, R.N.
STD Clinic Coordinator
Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Houston, Texas
Session B9

Brenda Howell, B.S.
Planning Specialist
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Sessions K5 and K6

Ken Hunt
Senior Public Health Advisor
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia
Sessions L8 and L9

Don Hutcheson, B.S.
STD/HIV Program Manager
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas, Texas
Session D7

Cheryl Jablonski, M.A.
Epidemiologist
Texas Department of Health
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Austin, Texas
Sessions E8 and E9

Chivon Jackson, M.S., R.N.
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas
Sessions C3 and G1

Diane Jamail
CEO
Creative Software Solution
Houston, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session

Lisa James, L.M.S.W.
Preventive Medicine Clinic Coordinator
Tarrant County Public Health Department
Fort Worth, Texas
Session D6

Dr. Pamela Blackwell Johnson, L.P.C.
South Dallas Health Clinic
Garland, Texas
Session D3

Guwan L. Jones
Syphilis Elimination Coalition Coordinator
The La Sima Foundation, Inc.
Dallas, Texas
Session B3

Mitchell Katine
Attorney at Law
Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, L.L.P.
Houston, Texas
Sessions A1 and A2

Lee Kearney, M.A.
AIDS and Substance Abuse Speakers Network
Waleska, Georgia
Session L7

Rosanne Keathley, Ph.D.
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas
Sessions L5 and L6

Lizabeth Kelley
Curricula Research and Development Manager
Training and Public Education Branch
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session A3

Wes Kennedy
Training Specialist
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Sessions C4, C5, and F2

Sharon A. King, M.A.
Manager
HIV/STD Epidemiologic Monitoring Branch
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session A4

Kay Kirkland, L.M.S.W.
Program Development Coordinator - CPCDMS
HIV Services
Houston, Texas
Session L2

James L. Koch, M.S., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Epidemiologist
Texas Department of Health
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Austin, Texas
Tuesday Evening Sessions
Session J2 and J7

Cathy Kurkowski, B.S.
Planning Specialist
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Sessions K5 and K6

Kelly Kurtz, R.N..
Medical Case Manager
AIDS Arms, Inc.
Dallas, Texas
Session I9

Bess Leggett
Youth Programs Coordinator
Resource Center of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Session A6

Amy Dolph Leonard
AIDS Foundation Houston
Houston, Texas
Session E5

Brad Lindgren
Substance Abuse/Homeless Coordinator
AIDS Services of Austin
Austin, Texas
Sessions A8 and A9

Melissa Loftice, L.S.W.
Case Management Coordinator
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Sessions C8 and C9

Todd Logan
Training Specialist
Training and Public Education Branch
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session A3

Rita Louise, N.D.
Body, Mind and SoulHealer
Dallas, Texas
Session I7

Sharon Louise, B.A.
Disease Intervention Specialist Supervisor
HIV/STD Program
Tarrant County Public Health Department
Fort Worth, Texas
Sessions B5 and D6

Elizabeth Love, M.P.H.
Program Development Coordinator - Evaluation
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
HIV Services
Houston, Texas
Session L2

Robert Manning, R.N., B.S.N.
Staff Nurse
Harris County Hospital District - Thomas Street Clinic
Houston, Texas
Session E1

Harold Margolis, M.D
Chief, Hepatitis Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia
Session B7

Louis Martinez, M.D.
University of Texas School of Public Health
Health Science Center-Houston
Houston, Texas
Sessions H2 and H3

Deborah Mayhew, B.A.
HIV/STD Program Manager
Texas Department of Health
Public Health Region 8
San Antonio, Texas
Session D8

Carol Maytum, M.P.H.
Consultant
Carol Maytum Consulting Services
Elk Grove, California
Sessions K8 and K9

Kelly McCann
Criminal Justice Liaison
Montrose Counseling Center
Houston, Texas
Session F1

Stephen McCarrick, P.C.P.E., L.C.D.C.
Permain Basin Community Center
Midland, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 2

Beth McFarland
Video Consultant
Prevention Training Center
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 1

Angela Shelf Medearis
Author
The Sisters' Circle/Book Boosters
Austin, Texas
Session F7

Sharon K. Melville, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
HIV/STD Epidemiology
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Sessions F5 and H9

Jeffrey Meyer, M.D., M.P.H.
Network Support Specialist
University of Texas Houston School of Public Health Library
Houston, Texas
Session J4

Walter V. Mika, R.N., M.S.N.
Protocol Coordinator
Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Session L3

Sydney Minnerly, B.S., M.A.
Public Health Educator
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department
HIV Services
Austin, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 5

Mike Mizwa
Director of Education
AIDS Foundation Houston
Houston, Texas
Session F1

Jay Molofsky
Health and Human Services Manager
David Powell Public Health Center
Austin, Texas
Session G3

Linda S. Moore, M.S., R.N.
Division Director
HIV/STD Clinical Resources Division
Bureau of HIV/STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session B2

Liz Moore, L.C.D.C.
Peer Education Coordinator
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Health Services Building
Huntsville, Texas
Session F1

Karen Mueller, R.N., B.S.N.
Hepatitis C Coordinator
City of Austin and Travis County
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department
Austin, Texas
Session B8

Henry Z. Narvaez, M.Ed., M.P.H.A.
Interim Program Coordinator
BOSS Project/AIDS Services of Austin
Austin, Texas
Session E6

Kweethai Neill, Ph.D., C.H.E.S.
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas
Sessions L5 and L6

Valerie A. Nichols, R.N., B.S.N.
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Session C3

Enrique Nieves, Jr., M.S.
STD Program Consultant
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, GA
Session H9

Beverly Nolt
Public Health Advisor
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia

Stephanie L. Normann, M.S.L.S.
Director
University of Texas Houston School of Public Health Library
Houston, Texas
Session J4

Lenora Mendoza Noroski, M.D.
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Session C3

Kevin O'Connor, M.A.
Public Health Advisor
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia
Session H9

Caeli Paradise
Syphilis Elimination/Infertility Coordinator
Health Resources Division
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session B6

E. Blaine Parrish, M.A.
Executive Director
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Sessions I2 and I3
Tuesday Evening Session 7

David Patlan
PTC Trainer
HIV/STD Program
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas, Texas
Session B6

Mary E. Paul, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas
Session H5

Elizabeth A. Perry, L.M.S.W., M.A.
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Tuesday Evening Sessions
Sessions I5 and I6

Alfred N. Poindexter, III, M.D.
Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Department OB/GYN
Houston, Texas
Session J6

Larry J. Prescott, B.S.
Syphilis Elimination Coalition Coordinator
Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Houston, Texas
Session B3

James O. Prochaska, Ph.D.
Director
Cancer Prevention Research Center
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Plenary and Session D1

Marilyn Pyeatt
Video Director
Prevention Training Center
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 1

Gilberto Ramirez, M.B.A./M.I.S.
Disease Intervention Specialist
Dallas County HIV/STD Program
Dallas, Texas
Session B5

Moises Ramirez
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 3

M. Keith Rawlings, M.D.
President
Integrated Minority AIDS Network, Inc.
Dallas, Texas
Plenary 1 and Session B1

Denise Raybon, M.P.H.
Program Manager
Academy for Educational Development
Washington, DC
Session C6

Gabriel Rendón
Program Manager
Academy for Educational Development
Washington, DC
Session C6

Angel Ribo, P.A.C.
Faculty
Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Amelia Court Professional Building
Dallas, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 6

Ray Robert, M.P.H.
Program Operations Manager - STD Clinic
San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department
San Antonio, Texas
Session B6

Ann Robbins, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist
Texas Department of Health
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Austin, Texas
Sessions J2, A4, F5, and J7

LaTrina Robinson
AIDS Resources of Rural Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 3

Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar, L.M.S.W.
Executive Director
Mujeres Unidas Contra el SIDA
San Antonio, Texas
Session D4

Eric Roland
Director of Education
Montrose Clinic
Houston, Texas
Sessions C1 and F6

Scott Salo
Disease Intervention Specialist
HIV/STD Program
Tarrant County Public Health Department
Fort Worth, Texas
Session B5

Reverend Edwin C. Sanders, II
Metropolitan Interdenominational Church
Nashville, Tennessee
Plenary 3 and B4

Chris Sandoval
Consultant
Multicultural AIDS Resource Center of California (MARCC)
San Francisco, California
Plenary 6 and H7

Jesus A. Sandoval, M.S.S.W.
Project Director
Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Dallas, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 6

Robert Sandoval, M.S.
Physical Therapist
Harris County Hospital District
Thomas Street Clinic
Houston, Texas
Session E7

Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Department OB/GYN
Houston, Texas
Session J6

Christopher Schmitt, B.A.
Planner
Houston Regional HIV/AIDS Resource Group
Houston, Texas
Session I4

Deborah Scott, M.P.H.
Community Researcher
Sage Associates, Inc.
Houston, Texas
Session F1

Vernoie Segrets
Assistant Division Director
Texas HIV Connection
Austin, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 4

Kathleen Shupe-Ricksecker, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist
Texas Department of Health - IDEAS
Austin, Texas
Sessions E2 and F5

Douglas Shehan, B.A.
Senior Research Associate, Serosurveillance
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Community Intervention and Prevention
Dallas, Texas
Session J5 and J9

Mary Sowder, M.A., L.C.D.C.
Vice President, Behavioral Health Care Training
Texas HIV Connection
Austin, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 4

Debra Spencer, R.N.C.
HIV Program Manager
Brooke Army Medical Center Preventive Medicine
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Tuesday Evening Session 9

Sharilyn K. Stanley, M.D.
Associate Commissioner
Disease Control and Prevention
Austin, Texas
Session G2

Raymond P. Stewart
Administrator
Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe
El Paso, Texas
Session I8

David Sweeney
Project Coordinator
Austin Men's Project/AIDS Services of Austin
Austin, Texas
Sessions F8 and F9

Karen Tannert, R.Ph.
Drugs and Medical Devices Division
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session I9

Thelma King Thiel, R.N.
Chair and CEO
Hepatitis Foundation International
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Plenary 4 and Session F4

Brenda Thomas
HIV Prevention
City of Houston Health Department
Houston, Texas
Session F3

Bernie Vazquez
Health Educator
Montrose Clinic
Houston, Texas
Session C1

Leslie Vernor, R.N., M.S.N.
Nurse Case Manager
San Angelo AIDS Foundation
San Angelo, Texas
Session E7

Pamela R. Villars, M.Ed., L.P.C.
Director of Client Services
Project Transitions, Inc.
Austin, Texas
Session H8

Regina Waits
Research Associate, Serosurveillance
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Community Intervention and Prevention
Dallas, Texas
Session J5

Tamaria J. Walker, B.B.A.
Disease Intervention Specialist
Texas Department of Health
Public Health Region 6/5 South
Houston, Texas
Session D9

Elizabeth Wall, M.S.W.
Planning Manager
AIDS Housing of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Sessions K2, K3

Joyce Irene Wallace, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Executive Director
Foundation for Research on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(FROST'D: From Our Streets with Dignity)
New York, New York
Plenary 7

D. Lee Warner, M.P.H.
Senior Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia
Sessions L8 and L9

Ed Weckerly, M.S.
Epidemiologist
Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention
Texas Department of Health
Austin, Texas
Session K1

Barbara Weyland
Consultant
Sage Associates
Houston, Texas
Session I4

David C. Wiley, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Education
Southwest Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Plenary 5

Mariah Ybarra
Housing Operations Specialist
AIDS Housing of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Sessions K2 and K3

L. A. Karma Yoakem, M.S.
The Gulf Coast Center
HIV Division
Galveston, Texas
Session A5


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