Associate Commissioner of Program Operations

Wanda Thompson, PhD

Dr. Wanda Thompson

Dr. Thompson joined the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in February 2017, with more than 25 years' experience in operational support-human resources management, facility management, procurement and contracts, and leadership development. Previously she served as Deputy Executive Commissioner for Systems Support Services at the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and as Senior Vice-President of Operations at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

Dr. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in Education Administration and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources, a certified Situational Leadership II Trainer, and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Last updated September 18, 2019