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 John Hellerstedt, M.D. (512) 776-7376 / (512) 776-7477
Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Sims (512) 776-7376 / (512) 776-7477
Senior Advisor Kirk Cole (512) 776-7376 / (512) 776-7477
Assistant Deputy Commissioner Lara Lamprecht, DrPH (512) 776-7792 / (512) 776-7477
Chief Financial Officer Donna Sheppard (512) 776-7640 / (512) 776-7477
Program Operations Wanda Thompson (512) 776-7789 / (512) 776-7177
State Epidemiologist Linda Gaul (512) 776-7198 / (512) 776-7477
Center for External Relations, Director Ricky Garcia (512) 776-7404 / (512) 776-7624
Communications Unit Jennifer Van Gilder (512) 776-6085 / (512) 776-7624
Government Affairs Unit Rachael Hendrickson (512) 776-3765 / (512) 776-7416
Media Relations Chris Van Deusen (512) 776-7119 / (512) 776-7624
Process Improvement Mercy Bryant (512) 776-3482 / (512) 776-7624
System Coordination Unit Position Vacant (512) 776-2370 / (512) 776-7624
Health Policy and Performance Peter Hajmasy (512) 776-6537 / (512) 776-7624
Office of Academic Affairs Courtney Dezendorf (512) 776-3685 / (512) 776-2822

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 Stephen Pahl (512) 834-6660 / (512) 834-6635

Division for Laboratory and Infectious Disease

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner Imelda Garcia (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 Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez (210) 534-8857 / (210) 531-4502

Office of Border Public Health

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Director Ronald J. Dutton (512) 776-7675 / (512) 776-7262

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