TBCE:  Changes at the TBCE
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Monday, November 02, 2015 07:58 AM

New changes are in the air for the TBCE.  “In May of 2016, the agency will undergo a review by the Sunset Commission.  With that review, some things will change and yet some will remain the same. … you may have noticed a change in the TBCE website.  It has been updated for easier reading and to better enhance your ability to find information."

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) has hired a new executive director and a new chief financial officer.  “Mrs. Patricia Gilbert, who hails from the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation” will serve as the new Executive Director of the TBCE.  The new Chief Financial Officer will be "Mr. James Coburn with a vast array of experience and a wealth of new ideas."

Patricia Gilbert  "most previously was employed for over nine years at the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation as the Executive Deputy Commissioner of Operations . …  as the Chief of Staff for over 700 employees and was most instrumental in applying changes in the workers’ compensation reform from the 79th Legislature in 2005. Ms. Gilbert’s comprehensive work with the Texas Designated Doctor program has resulted in knowledge of the chiropractic profession, education and practice. Prior to that position Ms. Gilbert worked as an Assistant Director at the Texas Department of Insurance as well as serving at several other state agencies over the course of 25 years.  She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Houston.

“Ms. Gilbert states, ‘I am very excited to be joining the TBCE.  Our 2016-17 Sunset review will be an opportunity to share the great work that our chiropractors do in Texas. … It’s going to be a great year and I’m looking forward to meeting and working with our Texas Doctors of Chiropractic.

James Coburn “is a degreed accounting professional and a native Texan.  Having earned a BBA and an MBA in Management and Accounting and a post-graduate certificate in Accounting, Mr. Cogburn brings knowledge and experience from a professional accountant point-of-view both in government and not-for-profit accounting. … he served for five years at the University of Texas an UT System beginning in 2004.  With over a decade of accounting experience, James plans to use his innovative skills to increase efficiency and usefulness of financial data for our Board and constituents."

Source:  http://www.tbce.state.tx.us/NewsLetter/2015/NLOct2015.pdf