The Texas Association of Residential Care Communities is fortunate to have a talented group of proven professionals to implement policies and directives of the Board of Directors in achieving the goals of the Association.
Heading the staff is Sidney D. "Sid" Rich of Austin who serves as Executive Director. Educated at the University of Texas at Austin, Rich was an insurance industry executive before joining the then Texas Nursing Home Association (later the Texas Healthcare Association). Starting with a staff of three, a budget of $50,000 and a membership of less than 20% of the potential facilities in Texas, the organization grew into a million dollar operation experiencing 17 consecutive years of growth reaching 80% of the nursing home facilities in the state. As President and CEO, Rich was active in negotiating with state and federal agencies and lobbying the Congress of the United States and the Texas Legislature. After 19 years he left THCA to become President of Granny and Gramps, a company engaged in the development of management of personal care facilities. Later, Rich founded Dar-Rell Enterprises, a firm engaged in lobbying and consulting with healthcare clients. He is a highly experienced registered lobbyist. He is the author of The Lobbyist, a 2010 historical novel about how the legislature works.
Travis R. Brewer is serving as Employment Law Counsel. He is an experienced attorney in the field of health care and nonsubscriber litigation. Mr. Brewer is a board-certified civil trial lawyer specializing in defending nonsubscribers who have been sued by their employees. He has eighteen years of trial experience since graduating from UT Law School in 1984. Mr. Brewer has won an impressive string of jury verdicts for defendants all over the state over the last six years and is dedicated to the defense of hospitals, nursing homes and all other nonsubscribers in Texas. He is located at 3701 Bee Caves Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78746. Telephone (512) 481-3773. Fax (512) 479-5934. Visit his new web site at www.travisbrewerlaw.com