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
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: