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Gov. Perry Appoints Greeley and Maddox to Task Force to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect and Improve Child Welfare

Thursday, February 16, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Christopher Greeley of Houston and Adriana Maddox of Laredo to the Task Force to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect and Improve Child Welfare for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Pursuant to Senate Bill 1154 of the 82nd Legislature, the task force establishes a strategy to reduce child abuse and neglect, and improve child welfare in Texas. As required by statute, this position is appointed by the governor from a list recommended and submitted by the speaker of the House.

Greeley is a physician and associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Texas Pediatrics Society and Helfer Society, and a national member and president of the Texas Chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. He is also board chairman of Prevent Child Abuse America, and a board member of Prevent Child Abuse Texas and Children at Risk. Greeley received a bachelor's degree from Hobart College and a medical degree from the University of Virginia, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in clinical research regarding child abuse from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Maddox is an attorney and president of Benavides Maddox P.C. She is a member of the Laredo Webb County Bar Association, Webb County Women's Bar Association, International Good Neighbor Council, Children's Advocacy Center of Webb County, and Webb County Domestic Violence Coalition. She is also a volunteer for Casa de Mesericordia Women's Shelter and the Society of Martha Washington. Maddox received a bachelor's degree, Master of Business Administration and law degree from St. Mary's University.

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