Special to the Bulletin

AUSTIN – Jimmy Carmichael of Brownwood is among eight Texans appointed Monday by Gov. Rick Perry to the Housing and Health Services Coordination Council. As authorized by Senate Bill 1878 of the 81st Legislative session, the council will coordinate and increase state efforts to offer service-enriched housing for seniors and people with disabilities.

Carmichael is chief executive officer of Austin Bancshares Inc. He is a member of the Texas Tech University National Alumni Association Board and Howard Payne University Board of Trustees, and a board member and inductee of the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions. He is also a past member of the University of Texas-Permian Basin Development Board and West Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization Board of Directors, and past executive vice president of business development for the Midland Chamber of Commerce. Carmichael received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. He is appointed for term to expire Sept. 1, 2015.

Other appointees are as follows:

Felix Briones of Austin, a benefits case manager for the Mary Lee Foundation, an advocacy and education non-profit organization for children and adults with special needs. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2013.

Kenneth Darden of Livingston, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, is founder and chief executive officer of the Abundant Light of Livingston Inc., a non-profit job training organization, and president of Community Uplift of Livingston, a community empowerment organization. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2015.

Amy Granberry of Portland is director of organization development for Charlie’s Place, a non-profit drug and rehabilitation center. She is a board member of the Texas Homeless Network. She is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2015.

Michael Goodwin of Boerne, a self-employed real estate consultant specializing in affordable multifamily housing, is director of the Cibolo Ridge Estates Home Owners Association. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2013.

Jean Langendorf of Cottonwood Shores is executive director of United Cerebral Palsy of Texas, and secretary and treasurer of the UCP Austin Housing I and II Inc. programs. She is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2013.

Paula Margeson of Plano is a grant writer and youth outreach coordinator for REACH Resource Center of Dallas. She is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2015.

Doni Van Ryswyk of Arlington is manager of aging programs at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. She is president of the Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging. She is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2013.