Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Health and Human Services Commission, Texas*

General Information

Agency #: 529 4900 North LamarP.O. Box 13247Austin, TX 78711-3247

Commissioner's Office

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Commissioner Cecile Erwin Young (512) 424-6500
Scheduler Marissa Prifogle (512) 424-6535
Executive Clerk Susan Crumley (512) 424-6544
Correspondence Specialist Divya Rana (512) 424-6950
Chief Counsel Karen Ray (512) 424-6614
Internal Audit and Compliance Nicole Guerrero (512) 428-1953
Chief of Staff Kate Hendrix (512) 424-6500

Staff

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Chief Public Affairs Officer Hailey Kemp (512) 487-3387
Government and Stakeholder Relations Amanda Martin (512) 487-3300
Communications Rich Parsons (512) 424-6951
Ombudsman Joel Schwartz (512) 706-7281
Chief Program and Services Officer Michelle M. Alletto (512) 707-6100
Deputy Executive Commissioner - Access & Eligibility Services Wayne Salter (512) 206-5321
Health, Development & Independence Services Position Vacant (512) 438-4517
Deputy Exec. Comm., Intellectual Dev. Disabilities & Behavioral Health Sonja Gaines, MBA (512) 487-3417
Deputy EC Medicaid/CHIP Svcs./State Medicaid Dir. Stephanie Stephens (512) 707-6096
Director, Office of Value-Based Initiatives Jimmy Blanton (512) 787-4088
Director of Research and Evaluation Daniel Dillon (512) 428-1951
Deputy Executive Commissioner Health Specialty and Care System Scott Schalchin (512) 438-4550
Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer Victoria Ford (512) 424-6932
Deputy Executive Commissioner - Policy and Rules Libby Camp Elliott (737) 867-8643
Deputy Executive Commissioner Regulatory Services Stephan Pahl (512) 243-7966
Chief Financial Officer Trey Wood (512) 707-6080
Deputy Chief Financial Officer Chris Matthews (512) 424-6613
Provider Finance Victoria Grady (512) 730-7450
Chief Operating Officer Maurice McCreary (512) 424-6860
Information Technology Services/Chief Information Officer Ricardo Blanco (512) 424-6990
Deputy Executive Commissioner Procurement and Contracting Services Kay Molina (512) 406-2451
Deputy Executive Commissioner System Support Services Chris Adams (512) 424-6500
Business and Regional Services Otis Williams (512) 284-3532
Civil Rights Jill Santos (512) 428-2206
Human Resources LaDawn Gray (737) 867-7581
Inspector General Sylvia H. Kauffman (512) 491-2000

State Hospital Systems

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner Timothy E. Bray (512) 206-5336 / (512) 206-5302
Austin State Hospital Stacey Thompson (512) 419-2102 / (512) 419-2163
Big Spring State Hospital Traci Phillips (432) 267-8216 / (432) 268-7263
Kerrville State Hospital Leigh Ann Fitzpatrick (830) 896-2211 / (830) 792-4926
El Paso Psychiatric Center Zulema Carrillo (915) 534-5412 / (915) 534-5587
North Texas State Hospital (Wichita Falls) James E. Smith (940) 689-5213 / (940) 689-5539
North Texas State Hospital (Vernon) James E. Smith (940) 552-4000 / (940) 553-2500
Rio Grande State Center Sonia Hernandez-Keeble (956) 364-8000 / (956) 364-8497
Rusk State Hospital Michelle Foster (903) 683-3421 / (903) 683-7101
San Antonio State Hospital Bob Arizpe (210) 532-8811 / (210) 531-7876
Terrell State Hospital Mark Messer (972) 524-6452 / (972) 551-8053
Waco Center for Youth Chuck Russell (254) 756-2171 / (254) 745-5398

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2023.