Administrative Contact Information

Organizational Chart

Department or Unit Contact/Phone Number
Commissioner of Health John Hellerstedt, MD (512-776-7363)
Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Sims (512-776-7376)
 General Counsel Barbara L. Klein, JD, EMPL (512-776-6683)
 HHS Information Resources Manager Ricardo Blanco
 Chief of Staff Ricky Garcia (512-776-7404)
 Center for External Relations Ricky Garcia (512-776-7404)
 Communications Jennifer Van Gilder (512-776-6085)
 Governmental Affairs  Rachael Hendrickson (512-776-3765)
 Media Relations Chris Van Deusen (512-776-7119)
 System Coordination and Stakeholder Relations Carolyn Bivens (512-776-2370)
 Process Improvement  (Vacant) (512-776-3482)
 HHS Internal Audit  Nicole Guerrero (512-428-1953)
Assistant Deputy Commissioner Lara Lamprecht, DrPH (512-776-7792)
 Center for Health Policy and Performance Peter Hajmasy (512-776-6537)
 Center for Health Statistics Lisa Wyman, PhD (512-776-3548)
 Office of Academic Affairs Courtney Dezendorf, MPH (512-776-3751)
 Office of Science & Population Health Stephen Pont, MD (512-776-7792)
Chief Financial Officer Donna Sheppard (512-776-7640)
 Deputy Chief Financial Officer Christy Havel (512-776-7426)
 Accounting Section Leslie Aguilar (512-776-2227)
 Budget Section Amanda Hudson (512-776-6931)
Associate Commissioner for Program Operations Roberto Beaty (512-776-7153)
 Business Support and Planning Paula Cook (512-776-7275)
 Contract Management Patty Melchior (512-776-2115)
 Fiscal Monitoring Ann Duncan (512-776-6991)
 Program Support Operations Gabe Pina (512-776-3642)
 Information Technology/IRM  (Vacant) (512-776-2620)
Associate Commissioner for Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services Imelda Garcia, MPH (512-776-7679)
 Deputy Associate Commissioner Monica Gamez (512-776-6678)
 TB/HIV/STD Felipe Rocha (512-776-2002)
 Laboratory Services Grace Kubin, PhD (512-776-2468)
 Infectious Disease Prevention Shawn Tupy (512-776-6355)
 Infectious Disease Jennifer A. Shuford, MD, MPH (512-776-6309)
Associate Commissioner for Regional and Local Health Operations David Gruber (512-776-7770)
 Deputy Associate Commissioner Nancy Ejuma, PhD (512-776-3164)
 Center for Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (CHEPR) Jeff Hoogheem (512-776-7219)
 Texas Center for Infectious Disease Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez (210-531-4554)
 Office of Border Public Health (Vacant) (512-776-3737)
 Public Health Regions (PHR)  
Public Health Region 1 (Vacant) (806-783-6473)
 Public Health Region 2/3 Joel Massey, MD, MPH (817-264-4500)
 Public Health Region 4/5 Sharon Huff, MD, MS (903-533-5264)
 Public Health Region 6/5 Carlos Plasencia, MD, MS (713-767-3000)
 Public Health Region 7 Sharon Melville, MD, MPH (254-771-6717)
 Public Health Region 8 Lillian Ringsdorf, MD, MPH (210-949-2001)
 Public Health Region 9/10 Rachel Sonne, MD, MPH (915-834-7675)
 Public Health Region 11 Emilie Prot, DO, MPH (956-421-5504)
Associate Commissioner for Consumer Protection Stephen Pahl (512-834-6600)
 Deputy Associate Commissioner Luis Morales (512-834-6775)
 Compliance Chris Drews (512-834-6621)
 Business Filing & Verification Charlotte Sullivan, Ed (512-834-6730)
 Policy, Standards and Quality Assurance Rod Moline, PhD (512-834-2276)
 Meat Safety Assurance James Dillon, DVM, MPH (512-834-6760, ext. 2541)
 Surveillance Greg Wilburn, RN (512-834-6675)
 EMS / Trauma Systems (Vacant) (512-834-6745)
Associate Commissioner for Community Health Improvement Manda Hall, M.D. (512-776-7321)
 Director of Operations Rachel Jew (512-776-2184)
 CHI Medical Director (Vacant)
 Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Nimisha Bhakta (512-776-3554)
 Maternal & Child Health  Jeremy Triplett (512-776-2567)
 Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Heidi Bojes, PhD, MPH (512-776-6351)
 Vital Statistics - State Registrar Tara Das, PhD (512-776-7646)
Health and Human Services Commission – Human Resources (737-867-8691)
Health and Human Services Commission – Civil Rights Office 1-888-388-6332 or 512-438-4313

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Last updated July 27, 2020