Wayne Carson

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Bonnie Hellums and Wayne Carson, Ph.D. to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Transition Legislative Oversight Committee for terms at the pleasure of the governor. The committee was created to make recommendations regarding the reorganization of HHS into a system that is more efficient and effective in client service delivery. 

Hellums of Houston is a visiting judge and previously served 20 years as judge of the 247th Family District Court in Harris County, and started a Family Drug Court and Infants and Toddlers Court for Harris County.

Carson of Arlington is chief executive officer of ACH Child and Family Services in Fort Worth. He previously served as vice president of operations for a company, that performs risk management consultation and assessment for organizations serving children and vulnerable adults.

He also served as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas at Arlington, teaching masters level courses in the Graduate School of Social Work. He is board president of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services and past chair of the Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County. Carson received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a master of science in social work and a doctorate of philosophy in social work from UT Arlington.

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