Administrative Contact Information

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Administrative Contact Information
Department or Unit Contact/Phone Number
Commissioner of Health John Hellerstedt, MD (512-776-7363)
     Senior Advisor Kirk Cole (512-776-7376)
Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Sims (512-776-7376)
     Legal Barbara Klein (Interim)  (512-776-6683)
     Internal Audit Teresa Manchaca 
     Center for External Relations Ricky Garcia (512-776-7404)
          Communications Unit Jennifer Van Gilder (512-776-7404)
          Governmental Affairs Unit Rachael Hendrickson (512-776-3765)
          Media Relations Chris Van Deusen (512-776-7119)
          Process Improvement Mercy Bryant (512-776-3482)
          System Coordination and Stakeholder Relations Carolyn Bivens (512-776-2370)
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 (512-776-3548)
    Office of Academic Affairs Courtney Dezendorf (512-776-3751)
    Office of Science & Population Health Stephen Pont, MD, MPH (512-776-7792)
          State Epidemiologist Linda Gaul, PhD, MPH (512-776-7198)
Chief Financial Officer Donna Sheppard (512-776-7640)
     Deputy Chief Financial Officer Christy Havel (512-776-7640)
     Accounting Section Leslie Aguilar (512-776-2227)
          Claims Unit Jim Curik (512-776-6869)
          Revenue Management Unit Barbara Kelly-King (512-776-2589)
          General Ledger Unit Wayne Hill (512-776-2217)
     Budget Section Amanda Hudson (512-776-7566)
          Assistant Budget Director (VACANT)  (512-776-7566)
Associate Commissioner for Program Operations Wanda Thompson, PhD (512-776-7153)
     Business Support and Planning Paula Cook (512-776-7275)
     Contract Management Patty Melchior (512-776-2115)
     Fiscal Monitoring Ann Gaunt (512-776-6991)
     Program Support Operations Gabe Pina (512-776-3642)
     IRM Office Peter Apostolakos (512-776-2620)
Associate Commissioner for Consumer Protection Kirk Cole (Interim)  (512-834-6660)
     Compliance Chris Drews (512-834-6621)
     Business Filing & Verification Charlotte Sullivan, Ed (512-834-6600 ext. 6730)
     EMS / Trauma Systems Jane Guerrero, RN (512-834-6745)
     Policy, Standards and Quality Assurance Rod Moline, PhD (512-834-6770 ext. 2276)
     Surveillance Greg Wilburn, RN (512-834-6747, ext. 6675)
     Meat Safety Assurance James Dillon, DVM, MPH (512-834-6760, ext. 2541)
Associate Commissioner for Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services Grace Kubin, PhD (Interim) (512-776-2468)
     Infectious Disease Prevention Imelda Garcia, MPH (512-776-7679)
     TB/HIV/STD Felipe Rocha (512-776-2002)
     Laboratory Services Grace Kubin, PhD (512-776-2468)
Associate Commissioner for Regional and Local Health Operations David Gruber (512-776-7770)
    Regional and Local Coordination (VACANT)
    Operations Business Support Otis Williams  (512-776-3690)
    Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Jeff Hooghem (Interim)  (512-776-7219)
    Texas Center for Infectious Disease Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez (210-534-8857)
    Office of Border Public Health R.J. Dutton, PhD (512-776-7675)
    Public Health Regions (PHR)  
          Public Health Region 1 Kimberly Wolboldt, MD, MPH (806-744-3577)
          Public Health Region 2/3 James A. Zoretic, MD, MPH (817-264-4500)
          Public Health Region 4/5 Sharon Huff, MD, MS (903-595-3585)
          Public Health Region 6/5 Carlos Plasencia, MD, MSPH (713-767-3000)
          Public Health Region 7 Sharon Melville, MD, MPH (254-778-6744)
          Public Health Region 8 Lillian Ringsdorf, MD, MPH (210-949-2000)
          Public Health Region 9/10 Kimberly Wolboldt, MD, MPH (Interim) (915-834-7675)
          Public Health Region 11 Emilie Prot, MD, DO, MPH (956-423-0130)
Associate Commissioner for Community Health Improvement Manda Hall, M.D.  (512-776-7321)
     Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Nimisha Bhakta  (512-776-7234)
     Vital Statistics - State RegistrarTara Das, PhD  (512-776-7646)
     Maternal & Child Health  Brad Fitzwater, MD 
     Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Heidi Bojes, PhD, MPH (512-776-6351)
     Office of Coordination & Special ProjectsKaren Ruggiero, PhD 
Health and Human Services Commission – Human Resources (512-487-3476)
Health and Human Services Commission – Civil Rights Office 1-888-388-6332 or 512-438-4313

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Austin State Hospital Campus
909 West 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751-2803

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Last updated September 25, 2018