Governor Abbott appoints three to Texas Diabetes Council November 20, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: Viewpoints AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott appointed Stephen Ponder, M.D. and Christine Wicke, Phram.D. and reappointed Jason Ryan to the Texas Diabetes Council for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. Wicke is the daughter of Dorothy Wostarek of Columbus. The council addresses issues affecting people with diabetes in Texas and ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!