Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Health and Human Services Commission, Texas*

General Information

Agency #: 529 4601 W. GuadalupeP.O. Box 13247Austin, TX 78711-3247

Commissioner's Office

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Commissioner Cecile Erwin Young (512) 424-6502
Special Assistant 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
Deputy Chief Counsel Nycia Deal (512) 424-6511
Chief Audit Executive Nicole Guerrero (512) 428-1953
Chief of Staff Kate Hendrix (512) 424-6502

Staff

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Chief Public Affairs Officer Hailey Kemp (512) 487-3387
Government and Stakeholder Relations Jonathan Connors (512) 487-3300
Communications Christine Mann (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 Position Vacant
Deputy Executive Commissioner - Behavioral Health Services Sonja Gaines (512) 487-3417
Deputy Executive Commissioner Community Services Haley Turner (512) 438-4517
Chief Medicaid/CHIP Svcs./Officer Emily Zalkovsky (512) 424-6767
Deputy Executive Commissioner Family Health Services Rob Ries (737) 867-8789
Deputy Executive Commissioner Health Specialty and Care System Scott Schalchlin (512) 438-3034
Chief Medicaid/CHIP Services Officer Stephanie Stephens (512) 424-1906
Director, Office of Value-Based Initiatives Jimmy Blanton (512) 787-4088
Director of Research and Evaluation Daniel Dillon (512) 428-1951
Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer Jordan Dixon (512) 424-6932
Deputy Executive Commissioner - Policy and Rules Libby Elliott (512) 969-1026
Deputy Executive Commissioner Regulatory Services Stephan Pahl (512) 243-4963
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) 487-3390
Deputy Executive Commissioner Procurement and Contracting Services Kay Molina (512) 406-2451
Deputy Executive Commissioner System Support Services Rolland Niles (512) 462-6373
Business and Regional Services Otis Williams (512) 284-3532
Civil Rights Sheila Craig (512) 424-6615
Human Resources LaDawn Gray (737) 867-7581
Inspector General Raymond Charles "Ray" Winter (512) 419-4076

State Hospital Systems

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner Kristy Carr (512) 438-3807 / (512) 206-5302
Austin State Hospital Stacey Thompson (512) 419-2102 / (512) 419-2163
Big Spring State Hospital Deborah Young (432) 267-8216 / (432) 268-7263
El Paso Psychiatric Center Zulema Carrillo (915) 534-5412 / (915) 534-5587
Kerrville State Hospital Leigh Ann Fitzpatrick (830) 896-2211 / (830) 258-5373
North Texas State Hospital (Wichita Falls) Albert Ragland (940) 692-1220 / (940) 689-5539
North Texas State Hospital (Vernon) Albert Ragland (940) 552-9901 / (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 Position Vacant (254) 756-2171 / (254) 745-5398

State Supported Living Centers

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner Laura Cazabon-Braly (512) 879-7218 / (512) 438-4220
Abilene State Supported Living Center Linda Hinshaw (325) 795-3284 / (325) 795-3037
Austin State Supported Living Center Chip Walters (512) 374-6000 / (512) 459-5352
Brenham State Supported Living Center Mike Gartner (979) 277-1300 / (979) 277-1865
Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center Melissa Gongaware (361) 844-7922 / (361) 844-7910
Denton State Supported Living Center Nancy Condon (940) 591-3310 / (940) 591-3300
El Paso State Supported Living Center Laura Moore (915) 591-3310 / (915) 782-6395
Lubbock State Supported Living Center Robin Seale-Gutierrez (806) 741-3675 / (806) 741-3604

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2027.