Research. Develop. Advocate.

We work to promote effective legislation and a steady regulatory environment at the state and federal levels. With a focus on using advocacy as a tool to create a more favorable business environment for various healthcare entities, we work with government and industry leaders to attract new participants in the life sciences.

Our members not only have a voice at the Capitol through our revered legislative team, but they also benefit from extensive networking in the healthcare space across Texas. THBI is the leading health policy voice in the state, influencing legislation that has led to economic investment and medical breakthroughs for over 20 years.

THBI Leadership

David Margrave

Tom Kowalski

Richard Ponder

Richard Evans

Ryan Garofolo

Andrea Giuffrida, PhD


Jenny E. Jones

Kyle Kamrath

Terri Lee

Mark Moreno

Amber Pearce


Stephen Stout

Jeffrey L. Wade

Bradley Westmoreland

Executive Staff

Julie Haeber

Virginia Rothenflue

  • Mission
  • The mission of the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute is to develop and advocate policies and actions that promote biomedical science, biotechnology, agriculture and medical device innovation in Texas.
  • Contact Us
  • 815 Brazos Street, Suite 310
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • 512-708-8424
  • Join Us
  • Our membership consists of pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, energy companies, biotech and medical device companies, economic development entities and service providers.