Perry Appoints Nine to the Nursing Facility Quality Assurance Team
Judy Mosley Appointed Presiding Officer
AUSTIN- Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of nine individuals to the Nursing Facility Quality Assurance Team. Judy Mosley of Amarillo has been appointed as presiding officer. This team works in association with the Health and Human Services Commission to establish standards for Texas Nursing Homes and provide information for consumers to evaluate nursing facilities.
Judy Mosley is president of the Mary E. Bivins Foundation. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators, the Panhandle Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and the Amarillo Community Health Issues Committee. She serves on the board of the Educational Institute of Aging, the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and is a member of the House of Delegates of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Mosley received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree from West Texas State University.
Bob Cole is a talk show host on Austin’s KVET radio. He also owns Hills Café and The Tavern restaurant. He serves on the board of Travis County Sheriff’s Department Brown Santa program and is a past board member for the Salvation Army and the Country Music Association. Cole is a frequent speaker for the D.A.R.E. program, is a past big brother with Big Brother/Big Sister, and has been named Humanitarian of the Year and Citizen of the Year. He serves on the advisory board of Breckenridge Children’s Hospital of Austin and has served on the advisory board of the Junior League of Austin. Cole is a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America and a counselor for the victim services of Austin Police Department.
Dr. Charles Miller of Houston is a family practice physician specializing in geriatrics at Geriatric Association of America. He is president of the Texas Medical Directors Association and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Medical Directors Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Miller serves as a member of the American Geriatrics Society and Texas Geriatric Society. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Kendra Belfi of Fort Worth is a private practice physician specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics at the Fort Worth Clinic. She is the medical director for three long-term care facilities. Belfi has received the distinguished service award from the Texas Association of Homes Services for the Aging and the Physician Humanitarian Award from the Tarrant County Medical Society. She is vice chair of the board of the Texas Partnership for End of Life Care. She received a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Cindy Norgan, RN, of Boerne is a manager of clinical services at HCR ManorCare, a national provider of nursing consultation services. She is a committee member of Texas Nurses Association, Texas Health Care Association and Texas Nurses Foundation. Norgan chairs the St. Phillips College Advisory committee and serves as a committee member for Boy Scouts of America. She received a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ramona Kennedy of Flower Mound is a nursing home volunteer. She is active in the Crusade Against Drugs, the National Association of Ex Prisoners of War, the Lewisville Lake Symphony and the Chamber of Commerce.
Catherine Hawes of College Station is a professor for the Texas A&M System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. She is a member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Public Health Association and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She also serves on the editorial board of The Gerontologist. She received a bachelor’s degree from Principia College in Illinois and a doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Robin Underhill of Dallas is CEO of the Cantex Health Care Centers, a privately held Texas based company with 15 skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living facility. Previously, Underhill served as the chief operating officer at Ballantrae Healthcare in Albuquerqe, N.M., and divisional vice president of operations for Sun Healthcare. She received her bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac College in Connecticut.
Victoria Gradel-Madrigal of Woodway is an administrator at Regent Care Center. She previously served as the administrator at Retama Manor Nursing Facility in Weslaco and Edinburg Colonial Manor Nursing Facility. Madrigal is a member of the Texas and American Healthcare Associations. She is a member of the Rotary Club, the Waco Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of directors of the Century Foundation. Gradel-Madrigal received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Texas State University.
The appointees will serve for a term at the pleasure of the governor.
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