Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that Aspen Dental practice owner Kimberly Haynes, D.M.D., has been appointed to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council through August 31, 2025. The council ensures health care services and facilities are available to all Texans through health planning activities. 

Based on these planning activities, the SHCC makes recommendations to the governor and the legislature through the Texas State Health Plan (TSHP). The council also provides overall guidance in the development of the TSHP, submission of the plan to the governor, and promoting the implementation of the plan.

Dr. Haynes is no stranger to public service. In addition to her own three-office practice, she served two years on the Texas State Dental Board of Examiners and currently serves as a Board Examiner for the Western Regional Examination Board. She is a member of the National Dental Association and the International Dental Implant Association. 

Dr. Haynes received a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.