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Gov. Perry Reappoints Janek as Executive Commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Friday, February 01, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Kyle Janek of Austin as executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The executive commissioner oversees the operations of the five health and human services agencies, with more than 55,000 employees and combined annual budgets of more than $30 billion, and the state's Medicaid program.

Janek has served as executive commissioner of HHSC since his appointment in September 2012. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist, and former director of anesthesia services at Lakeway Regional Medical Center. He is a past member of the Texas Legislature, serving in the House of Representatives and Senate from 1995 to 2008. He is also a board member of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute and the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, and a member of the Travis County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas and American societies of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.

Janek received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, and received a medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.


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