Arlene Wohlgemuth is Executive Director and director of the Foundation's Center for Health Care Policy. She served 10 years as a state representative for district 58.
During the 78th legislative session, she served as chairman of Appropriations Article II Subcommittee (Health and Human Services), vice-chairman of Calendars, CBO for Human Services, and member of the Select Committee for Health Care Expenditures. Wohlgemuth authored HB 2292, the sweeping reform of Health and Human Services which improved service delivery for the recipients, saving taxpayers more than $3.7B during its first five years. The reforms consolidated 12 agencies into five and was the largest government reform bill ever passed in the state.
Wohlgemuth served as president of the Texas Conservative Coalition, chairman of the TCCRI Health and Human Services Task Force, and chairman of the TCCRI State Finance Task Force. She was twice named to Texas Monthly’s “Ten Best” List.