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Saturday, September 23 • 3:05pm - 4:05pm
Next Steps on Mental Health

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Each of the last two legislatures have finally paid attention to — and put dollars behind — the issue. How do we build on that good work?

Supported by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

Moderators
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Alana Rocha (mod.)

Multimedia Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Rocha joined the Tribune staff as the multimedia reporter after working eight years in television and radio news. She has covered politics for stations in Florida and Kansas, and was most recently YNN’s lead political reporter in Austin. Rocha received bachelor’s degrees in journalism... Read More →

Speakers
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John Burruss

CEO of Metrocare Services
Burruss joined Metrocare Services, Dallas’ largest nonprofit provider of mental health and developmental disability services, in 2013. Prior to joining Metrocare, he served as executive medical director for affiliates and as associate professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of... Read More →
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Sharon Butterworth

Chairwoman of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium
Butterworth is a veteran mental health activist and community leader. She serves as chairwoman of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium, which facilitates collaboration among executives from healthcare, government and nonprofit organizations. Butterworth also served on the Texas... Read More →
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Garnet Coleman

State Representative
Coleman, D-Houston, has represented House District 147 since 1992. He serves as chairman of the House County Affairs Committee and sits on the Public Health Committee. In the 85th Legislative Session, Coleman authored the House version of the Sandra Bland Act, requiring more training... Read More →
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Four Price

State Representative
Price, R-Amarillo, has represented House District 87 since 2010. He serves as chairman of the House Public Health committee, where he oversees matters pertaining to mental health programs and the oversight of the state’s 22 health-related agencies. Price also sits on the General... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm
Texas Union, Santa Rita Room 2247 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78705