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Curriculum Committee

Committee Members: 
  • Hon. Brent Carr
    Judge, Tarrant County, Criminal Court No. 9
  • Hon. Mark Allen
    Judge, Jasper County
  • Dr. Connie Almeida
    Fort Bend County Behavioral Health Services
  • Virginia Brown
    Assistant Professor, Dell Medical School
  • Sonja Burns
    Mental Health Advocate
  • Hon. Cory Carlyle
    Judge, 5th Court of Appeals
  • Mary Cunningham
    Texas Association of Counties
  • Hon. Francisco Dominguez
    Judge, 205th District Court,  El Paso
  • Hon. Camille DuBose
    Judge, 38th Judicial District, Real and Uvalde Counties
  • Scott Ehlers
    Special Counsel, Texas Indigent Defense Commission
  • Dr. Melissa Eshelman
    University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center
  • David Evans
    Integral Care
  • Dr. Tony Fabelo
    Senior Fellow for Justice Policy, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Lesli Fitzpatrick
    Specialty Court Coordinator, Williamson County Court at Law #2
  • Gilbert Gonzales
    Director, Bexar County Dept. of Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Steven Halpert
    Chief, Juvenile Division, Harris Co. Public Defender's Office
  • Dr. Courtney Harvey
    Forensic Director, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Hon. Bonnie Hellums
    (Ret.) Judge, 247th Family District Court 
  • Hon. Yolanda Huff
    Judge, Bexar County Court at Law #2
  • Lee Johnson
    Deputy Director, Texas Council of Community Centers
  • Hon. Oscar Kazen
    Judge, Bexar County Probate Court #1
  • Hon. M. Sue Kurita
    Judge, El Paso County Court at Law No. 6
  • Hon. Elizabeth Leonard
    Judge, 238th District Court, Midland County
  • Hon. Pamela Liston
    Judge, Rowlett Municipal Court
  • Mike Lozito
    Director Judicial Services, Bexar County Pretrial Services
  • Hon. Stacey Mathews
    Judge, 277th District Court, Williamson County
  • Hon. Tamara Needles
    Judge, 427th District Court, Travis County
  • Hon. Roxanne Nelson
    Judge, Burnet County Precinct 1
  • Denise Oncken
    Bureau Chief, Harris County District Attorney, Mental Health Bureau
  • Lucrece Pierre-Carr
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Hon. Daphne Previti
    Former Judge, 289th District Court
  • Hon. Susan Redford
    Executive Director, Texas Association of Counties (Re. Judge, Ector Co.)
  • Janis Reinken
    Chief Clerk, House Committee on Corrections
  • Hon. Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt
    Judge, 449th District Court, Hidalgo County
  • Elizabeth Rozacky 
    Texas Municipal Courts Education Center
  • Rachel Samsel
    Deputy Assoc. Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives & Policy, State Hospital System, HHSC
  • Melissa Schank
    Executive Director, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc.
  • Prof. Brian Shannon
    Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Dr. Jennie Simpson
    Forensic Director, Health and Human Services Commission
  • Jessica Smarro
    Bexar County Department of Behavioral Health
  • Shelley Smith
    CEO, West Texas Centers
  • Judge John Specia
    (Ret.) Judge, JCMH Jurist in Residence
  • Hon. Polly Jackson Spencer
    Judge (ret.), Bexar County Probate Court
  • Hon. Charles Stephens
    Judge, Comal County Court at Law #2
  • Haley Turner
    Associate Commissioner, Health and Human Services Commission
  • Hon. Ryan Turner
    Executive Director, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center
  • Steve Wohleb
    Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Texas Hospital Association
  • Wayne Young
    The Harris Center

As of October 2021