Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Appoints Three To Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee

Tuesday, May 20, 2008  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding funding of family practice residency training programs.

Janet B. Claborn of Muleshoe is director of economic development for Bailey County. She is a board member of the South Plains Economic Development District and serves on the board of directors for the High Ground of Texas. Additionally, she is a past president of the Muleshoe Rotary Club, chair of the Muleshoe and Bailey County Annual Holiday Coat Drive and volunteer for the Bailey County Food Pantry. Claborn attended Southwestern State College. She replaces Lourdes Cuellar of Houston for a term to expire Aug. 29, 2010.

I Araceli Davis of San Antonio is retired from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is a licensed Realtor for Keller-Williams Realty. She is a member of the El Patronato Institute of Hispanic Culture, Los Bexareños Geneological Society and the Military Officers Association of America. She also formerly volunteered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Unicorn Center in San Antonio. Davis received an associate’s degree from San Antonio College. She replaces Maria Poradek of Lubbock for a term to expire Aug. 29, 2009.

Joe M. Deason of Lufkin is a teacher recruiter for Lufkin Independent School District. He is a former appointee to the Angelina Neches River Authority, and board member of Woodland Heights Medical Center and the Salvation Army. He is also a member of the Texas Secondary Principal Association and volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of Lufkin. Deason received a bachelor’s degree from Prarie View A&M University and master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He replaces Loretta Patterson of San Antonio for a term to expire Aug. 29, 2008.

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