Texas School Health Advisory Committee - Membership

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Membership - 2013-2014

Appointed Members: 

City

Category                       

Term Expires

Sue Beatty                                                                      

El Paso

Organization/Agency          

2014

Rhonda Carr, RD, LD, CDE

Midland

Parent 

2014

Vacant

 

Physician

 

William Coon                            El Paso        Parent 2016

Bob Conlon, PhD, LSSP

Sugar Land

Counselor

2016

Assistant Presiding Officer:
Wrennah Gabbert, RN, PhD, CPNP, FNP-BC

El Paso                        

Organization/Agency 

2016

Presiding Officer:
Jan Hungate, EdD

West School Administrator

2016

Carmela James, EdD, CSC     Pasadena School Administrator    2016
Steven Kelder, PhD, MPH Austin Organization/Agency 2016
Joan Guerin Lavis, MBA El Paso Parent     2014
Cathy Marsh, RN Burleson Registered Nurse 2016
Tamalyn Neuendorff Columbus Physical Educator 2016

Kelly Reed-Hirsch, MPH, CHES

Houston

Organization/Agency

2016
Becky Rendon, RN         San Antonio Parent 2016

Dora Rivas, MS, RD, LD, SFNS 

Dallas

Nutritionist

2016

Linda Seewald, MSEd

San Antonio

Health Educator

2016

Jill Stover Lake Dallas Parent 2016

Required Members by Law: 
Texas Education Agency Representative:
Barney Fudge, Statewide Coordinator for Health Education

 

Texas Department of Agriculture Representative: Melissa Dozier, Food and Policy Liaison

 

Required Members by Rule: 
Texas Department State Health Services Representative: Anita Wheeler-Hill, MSN, RN, Coordinator, School Health Program

 

Governor's Advisory Council on Physical Fitness Representative: Reenie Smith, MSEd, Executive Committee Member

 

TSHAC Staff Contact: 
Ellen Smith, Information Specialist
School Health Program
Texas Department State Health Services
email Ellen Smith
512-776-2140

MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

Members are appointed by the Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services upon review by the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

Members serve four-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.  A call for applications for membership is disseminated when there is a vacancy.  Those applicants meeting required criteria are sent to a review committee.  The review committee recommendations are sent to the commissioner for approval.

CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP

It is required that all eight components of a coordinated school health program be represented by members of the committee.  Additionally, consideration is given during the selection process that the membership reflects the geographic, ethnic, racial and gender diversity of our state, has a broad knowledge base, proven long term experience, world view skills, leadership abilities and a passion to carry out the TSHAC mission.  The criteria for membership is attached here:

fTSHAC_Membership_Criteria (39K)


Back to TSHAC Home Page: www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/shadvise.shtm


 

Last updated October 23, 2013