Gov. Perry Appoints Garza, Schams to Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee
Austin, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Rene Garza of Austin and Scott Schams of College Station to the Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee for terms to expire Sept. 1, 2013. The committee makes recommendations about the contents of preferred drug lists.
Garza is a pharmacist and owner of Stonegate Pharmacy. He is a board member of the Alliance of Independent Pharmacy and Texas Pharmacy Business Council, and a member of the Texas Pharmacy Association, American and National Community Pharmacists associations, and International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. Garza received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy.
Schams is a board-certified pediatrician, partner at Pediatric Group Practice, and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the Texas A&M Medical School. He is president of the University Pediatric Association, an advisor and past board member of Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach Adoption Agency, and a member of the Texas Medical Association, American College of Physician Executives, Wilderness Medicine Society, and Texas Medical Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Texas Department of State Health Services Medicaid Advisory Council and American Academy of Pediatrics National Section on Administrative Practice and Management, and an expert panel member for the Texas Medical Board. He is also a past board member and past president of the Brazos Valley Physician Organization. Schams received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University, a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and a master's degree in applied organizational management from Tusculum College.
Gov. Perry Names Kreisle Chair of Texas Historical Commission
Austin, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry has named Matthew Kreisle III of Austin chair of the Texas Historical Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The commission works to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks.
Kreisle is a senior partner and managing principal at Page Southerland Page. He is a member of the Texas Society of Architects, American Institute of Architects and International Interior Design Association, and a past citizen advisor to the City of Austin Downtown Commission. He is also a past president of the Heritage Society of Austin, past chair of the Austin Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Associates, past board member of the Real Estate Council of Austin, and a past recipient of the Austin History Center Association Katherine Drake Hart Historic Preservation Award.
Kreisle received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas.