By court order, the Children’s Commission consists of no less than fourteen (14) members who are appointed by the Supreme Court, and a Chair, who is a Justice of the Supreme Court. Commission members serve a three-year term and may serve a consecutive three-year term upon expiration of the first. Except for the Chair, the Assistant Commissioner of Child Protective Services, and Texas CASA, who are standing members of the Children’s Commission, a member may not be appointed to serve more than two successive full terms as a commissioner. Senior-level or experienced commissioners may be appointed by the Supreme Court as an adjunct position to ensure continuity and support for the commission’s work.  Children’s Commission membership includes members of the judiciary and the child protection system and community, representatives of the business and legal communities, representatives of foundations or organizations with a substantial interest in child welfare issues, and other state leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the children, youth, and families of Texas. The Children’s Commission's membership also reflects the diverse ethnic, gender, legal, and geographic communities in Texas.

The Honorable Eva Guzman

Chair; Justice, Supreme Court of Texas - Place 9

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The Honorable Harriet O'Neill

Chair Emeritus; Former Justice, Supreme Court of Texas

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The Honorable Piper McCraw

Vice-Chair; Presiding Judge, 469th Judicial District Court

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Colonel Sonya J. Batchelor

Colonel - State Judge Advocate, Texas Air National Guard Headquarters 

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Corey Benbow

Young Adult Leader & Advocate

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Paula Bibbs-Samuels

Statewide Parent Collaboration Group Chairperson

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Kristene Blackstone

Associate Commissioner, Child Protective Services - HHSC

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Dr. Gary Blau

Executive Director, The Hackett Center for Mental Health, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

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The Honorable Susan Baetz Brown

Presiding Judge, 11th Administrative Judicial Region

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The Honorable Darlene Byrne

Judge, 126th District Court

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The Honorable Gary Coley

>District Judge, 74th District Court

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The Honorable Julie Countiss

Judge

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Sheila Sturgis Craig

Director, Substance Use Disorder Program, Planning, and Policy; HHS

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Elizabeth Farley

Budget and Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor

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The Honorable Randall Hufstetler

Judge, 300th District Court

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Representative Stephanie Klick

Ex-Officio member appointed by the Speaker of the House Representative, Texas House of Representatives 

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The Honorable Selina Mireles

The Honorable Selina Mireles

Katie Olse

Chief Executive Officer, Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services

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The Honorable Robbie Partida-Kipness

Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals

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Cindy Patrick

Senior Program Officer, The Meadows Foundation

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The Honorable Frank Rynd

Judge (ret.), General Counsel Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston

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The Honorable Michael Schneider

Judge, (ret.); Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, LLP

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The Honorable Randy Shelton

Judge, 279th District Court

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Luanne Southern

Executive Director, Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium 

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Vicki Spriggs

CEO, Texas CASA, Inc.

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Senator Royce West

Senator, District 23; Ex-officio Member

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