Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Health Services, Texas Department of State

General Information

Agency #: 537 1100 West 49th StreetP.O. Box 149347Austin, TX 78714-9347

Commissioner's Office

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Commissioner Dr. Jennifer Schuford, MD, MPH (512) 776-7376 / (512) 776-7477
Deputy Commissioner Kirk Cole (512) 776-7376 / (512) 776-7477
Senior Advisor Barbara Klein, J.D., EMPL (512) 776-7111
Chief of Staff Ricky Garcia (512) 776-7376
Center for External Relations Rachael Hendrickson (512) 776-3765 / (512) 776-7416
Communications Jennifer VanGilder (512) 776-6085
Media Relations Chris Van Deusen (512) 776-7119 / (512) 776-7624
Governmental Affairs. Jordan Hill (512) 776-3246
Chief Financial Officer Donna Sheppard (512) 776-7640 / (512) 776-7477
State Epidemiologist Shetty Varun, MD, MBA, MS (512) 776-7789
Center for System Coordination & Innovation Mercy Bryant, PhD, MBA (512) 776-2370

Division for Community Health Improvement

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner Manda Hall, M.D. (512) 776-7321 / (512) 776-7358

Division for Consumer Protection

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner Timothy Stevenson, DVM, PhD,DACVM (512) 834-6660 / (512) 834-6635

Division for Laboratory and Infectious Disease

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner Imelda Garcia, MPH (512) 776-7729 / (512) 776-7229

Division for Regional and Local Health Operations

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner David Gruber (512) 776-7770 / (512) 776-7590

Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Hospital Administrator John Lopez (210) 534-8857 / (210) 531-4502

Office of Border Public Health

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Director Karin Hopkins (512) 810-7182

Notes

Division for Regional and Local Health Operations:

Public Health Region 1 Lubbock

Regional Medical Director, Kimberly Wolboldt, M.D., M.P.H.
806/744-3577 / Fax: 806/783-6435

Public Health Region 2/3 Arlington
Regional Medical Director, James A. Zoretic, M.D., M.P.H.
817/264-4500 / Fax: 817/264-4506

Public Health Region 4/5 Tyler
Regional Medical Director, Sharon Huff, M.D., M.S.
903/595-3585 / Fax: 903/593-4187

Public Health Region 6
Regional Medical Director, Carlos Plasencia, M.D., MSPH
713/767-3000 / Fax: 713/767-3049

Public Health Region 7 Temple
Regional Medical Director, Sharon Melville, M.D., M.P.H,
254/778-6744 / Fax: 254/778-4066

Public Health Region 8 San Antonio
Regional Medical Director, Dr. Lillian Ringsdorf, M.D., M.P.H.
210/949-2000 / Fax: 210/949-2015

Public Health Region 9/10 El Paso
Regional Medical Director, Position Vacant
915/834-7675 / Fax: 915/834-7799

Public Health Region 11 Harlingen
Regional Medical Director, Emilie Prot, D.O. M.P.H.
956/423-0130 / Fax: 956/444-3298

Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Section
Director, Jeff Hoogheem
512/776-7219 / Fax: 512/776-7472