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Staff

Hon. John Specia, Jr., Jurist in Residence

Judge John J. Specia, Jr. (Ret.) serves as the JCMH Jurist in Residence (JIR). John Specia’s life-long dedication for more than three decades to public service includes work in civil, family, and juvenile programs with a special commitment ...

Kristi Taylor, Executive Director

Kristi Taylor is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in child and family advocacy and policymaking. She was the first Supreme Court of Texas Staff Attorney for Children, Youth, and Families in 2006 and was instrumental in establish ...

Regan Metteauer, Staff Attorney

Regan Metteauer joined the Supreme Court of Texas as a Staff Attorney for the Judicial Commission on Mental Health in April 2019. Prior to that, she was a Program Attorney at the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC), where she be ...

Emily Miller, Staff Attorney

Emily Miller joined the Judicial Commission on Mental Health in June of 2019. After receiving her juris doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, she began her legal career in 2004 as a law clerk for The Honorable Lawrence E. Meyer ...

Belinda B. Swan, Executive Assistant

Belinda brings over 20 years of experience to the JCMH team, including her work with the City of Alice Police Department, City of Austin Municipal Court, Texas Attorney General’s Office Law Enforcement Division, and the Council on At-Risk Y ...