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Governor Abbott Names Harris As Vice-Chair Of The Governor’s Commission For Women

Friday, March 10, 2017  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment
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Governor Greg Abbott has named Karen Harris vice-chair of the Governor's Commission for Women. The Governor’s Commission for Women helps Texas women live healthier, more productive and more prosperous lives. A division of the Texas Governor’s Office, the commission specializes in outreach, education, research and referral services.

Karen Harris of Austin is owner and CEO of Proton Mechanical Systems, which provides delivery of radiology medical services. She and her husband have owned and operated radiology medical service businesses in Texas for more than 25 years. She is the Chaplin for Safe Harbor Compliance, founder of Medicine for the Heart Ministries, Inc., and a former prayer ministry team leader at Summit Worship Center. She is a former gubernatorial appointee to the Health and Human Services Council, and served as an appointee to the advisory committee to the Texas Education Agency for Academic Achievement Distinction. Harris received an Associate of Science in radiologic science from Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College.  Additionally, she is an ordained minister with training in Christian counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and the Therapon Institute.