Health Steering Committee
Dallas County, Texas
Number of years involved in NACo: 7
Years in public service: 7
Education: Baylor University BA ‘85 in political science; Baylor University JD ‘87
The hardest thing I’ve ever done was: Our West Nile Virus response in 2012.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: My Dad, my Grandma and Jesus.
A dream I have is to: Cut the uninsured and poverty rates in Dallas County by half.
You’d be surprised to learn that I: Am introverted.
My favorite way to relax is to: Spend time with my family and ride my bicycle.
I’m most proud of: My daughter.
Every morning I read: www.365promises.com
My favorite meal is: Lobster.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Jump off a cliff with a parachute.
My pet peeve is: Elected and appointed leaders who lose touch with the rights of the working poor.
My motto is: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
The last book I read was: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.
My favorite movie is: To Kill a Mockingbird.
My favorite music is: Christian.
My favorite U.S. president is: A tough one. I respect and know all our living former presidents. President Obama is my favorite living president, although my favorite deceased president would be Abraham Lincoln.
My county is a NACo member because: NACo makes things happen, brings leaders together, shares best practices and is a force multiplier.