About CHAT

The Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT) is a non-profit association whose mission is to advance children’s health and well-being by advocating for policies and funding that promote children’s access to high-quality, comprehensive health care.

CHAT Staff

  • Stacy E. Wilson, President


    Prior to joining CHAT, Stacy Wilson was vice president and associate general counsel for the Texas Hospital Association. While working at the Texas Hospital Association, Wilson handled legal issues for the association and served as an advocate and educator on multiple Medicaid issues, behavioral health, telemedicine, and several maternal and child health issues, among others. She has almost 20 years of experience in health policy and law, working on a variety of issues ranging from healthcare finance to behavioral health to telemedicine. Ms. Wilson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 and from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1987. She began her law practice at Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. in Dallas in 1987 and, since then, has worked in healthcare policy development, health law, and health reimbursement in the public and private sector, including at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and more recently Central Health and CommUnityCare, the backbone of the indigent healthcare system in Travis County. She is a frequent speaker on the Texas Legislature and issues affecting hospitals and works closely with policymakers on issues of importance to hospitals.

  • Kathy Eckstein, Senior Director of Public Policy

  • Paul Townsend, Director of Public Policy

  • Dana Danaher, Director of Quality and Safety

  • Debbie Suniga, Office Manager/Executive Assistant