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Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee

Friday, September 12, 2003  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of three individuals to the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. The committee was established by House Bill 2292 to facilitate the consolidation of the state’s 12 health and human service agencies into five agencies.

Noe Fernandez of McAllen is the president and owner of Dos Rios Textiles Corporation. He has previously served on the Texas Building and Procurement Commission, as an advisory board member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, as vice chair of the Texas Water Development Board and as chair of the state comptroller’s e-Texas Natural Resources Environment Group. Fernandez is a former Pan American University regent and Texas State Technical Institute regent. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Pan American College.

Chris Kyker of Abilene is a self-employed human services consultant. She is a member of the Texas Silver Haired Legislature, Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition, Southwest Society on Aging and the Women for Abilene Christian University. Kyker also serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness, the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work Advisory Council and Abilene Christian University’s Pruett Gerontology Center Advisory Council. She received a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from Abilene Christian University.

Kenn S. George of Dallas is a rancher and investor who served in the Texas House of Representatives for four years. His experience includes six years as chair and chief executive officer of EPIC Healthcare Group, where he led the acquisition of 36 hospitals. George has served on the Dallas County Hospital District Board of Managers, as president-elect of the Federation of American Health Systems Board and on the board of the Health Industry Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. He received a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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