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Gov. Perry Names Evans Chair of Texas Youth Commission Advisory Board

Also appoints Fisher and Hay to board

Wednesday, December 10, 2008  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has named Catherine Evans of Dallas chair of the Texas Youth Commission Advisory Board for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. He also appointed Scott W. Fisher of Bedford and Matthew J. Hay of Galveston to the board for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Pursuant to Senate Bill 103 of the 80th Legislative Session, the board will advise the executive commissioner of the Texas Youth Commission. The first meeting will be held on December 12.


Evans is director of young families at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. She is a past Dallas County District Judge and past commissioner of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. She is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Evans received bachelor’s degrees and a law degree from Southern Methodist University. 


Fisher is the senior pastor at Metroplex Chapel of Euless. He is a member of Texas Hospital Trustees and secretary of the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers. He is also a chaplain for the City of Euless Police Department and past member of the Texas Ethics Commission. Fisher attended Baylor University, received a bachelor's degree from Nazarene Bible College and is currently pursuing a master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Hay is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is also past president of the Bay Area Pediatric Society and chief of staff at the Mainland Medical Center in Texas City.  Hay received a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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