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Melissa Shorey

Melissa Shorey

Melissa Shorey, better known as Missy, was one of the Texas Radiation Advisory Board’s most vibrant members. Representing the Public, Missy was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott in June 2016. Missy served until her untimely passing in April 2019, at the age of 47. She always volunteered to help the Radiation Advisory Board in any way that she could. Missy worked on helping to edit and rewrite Board Position Statements and Technical Documents to assure they were reader friendly, instead of just scientific jargon that was difficult to read or understand. During each Board meeting, Missy participated in a stellar manner and her insights helped to guide the Radiation Advisory Board. She asked probing questions of the State Agencies’ staff members trying to simplify and get to the meat of each scientific and technical radiation safety issue brought up by the Board.

A number of Texas State officials mourned the loss of a woman whom the Dallas County GOP called a "fearless trailblazer." Governor Greg Abbott call her a "courageous leader in our party and an inspiration to many;" Rep. Lance Gooden said, Missy was a "tireless fighter for Dallas County and the Republican Party;" State Rep. Angie Chen Button, said she "just had a big heart for our country, our community;" and State Sen. Kelly Hancock, called her a "vibrant star." 


The Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB) reviews and evaluates state radiation policies, programs, and proposed rules. The board also makes recommendations and provides technical advice that may be required on matters relating to development, use, and regulation of sources of radiation.

The advisory board develops and implements policies that provide the public with a reasonable opportunity to appear at public meetings and speak on any issue under the jurisdiction of the advisory board.


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Contact Information

Phone: (512) 834-6679
Fax: (512) 834-6716

Mailing Address

Radiation Control MC 2835
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Physical Address

8407 Wall St.
Austin, Texas 78754

Last updated October 17, 2019