Members of the Council are chosen as representatives of relevant medical, research and policy fields, plus public members who have personal or family experience with stroke or CVD.
They are elected to six-year terms by the Governor of Texas.
Agency Representatives are selected by Agency leadership
Thomas E. Tenner, Jr, Ph.D.
Public Health Policy, Research, Practice
J. Neal Rutledge, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Licensed Physician in Stroke
Paula Gomez, BA, M.P.H. (candidate)
Public Health, Policy, Research, Practice Member
Louis West, LFACHE
Michael M. Hawkins, M.D.
Pam Akins, J.D.
Bob C. Hillert, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., F.A.H.A.
Licensed Physician in Cardiology
Ann Quinn Todd, R.N., M.S.N.,
Floristene Johnson, M.S.
Howard Marcus, M.D.
Licensed Physician in Primary Care
Vacancies are filled by appointment through the Governor's Office of Appointments. Governor Perry encourages all Texans to participate in Texas government and seeks the most qualified candidates for appointed positions. Visit http://governor.state.tx.us/appointments/ for more information on how to apply to serve on the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Council.
Non-Voting Agency Representatives
Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Jan Skinner, M.P.H.
Division for Rehabilitation Services
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Aging and Disability Services
Lisa B. Glenn, M.D.
Clinical Innovations Medical Director
Center for Policy and Innovation
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention