BACKGROUND, EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
Ms. Ellis advises licensed providers on operational and regulatory matters related to their practices, including licensing and health care privacy law compliance. She has represented various entities and individuals at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) and before other agencies, including the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, Texas Medical Board, Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists and Texas Department of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors Program.
Ms. Ellis is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Texas Pharmacy Association and the Texas Counseling Association. She frequently speaks before professional organizations, state agencies and industry groups regarding administrative and health law issues, including professional health care licensing and enforcement defense and federal and state privacy law compliance.
Ms. Ellis currently serves on the Board of the Administrative Law Section and is a member of the Health Law Section of the Austin Bar Association. In May 2013, she was appointed to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. Ms. Ellis is Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and serves on the Administrative Law Exam Commission.
Ms. Ellis grew up in Tyler, Texas. She received her Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Spanish from Austin College in 1991 and her Masters in Education from Texas Tech University in 2001. She received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2005.
In 2016, she joined the Board of Trustees of the Zach Scott Theater. Her previous community involvement has included service as a member of the Junior League of Austin and on the Board of Campfire of Central Texas.