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State and Territorial Health Officials

Alabama
Scott Harris, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Health Officer

Alaska
Lily Lou, MD*
Chief Medical Officer and State Health Officer

American Samoa
CSM Motusa Tuileama To'atolu Nua [Bio]
Director, Department of Health

Arizona
Cara M. Christ, MD, MS [Bio]
Director and State Health Official

Arkansas
Nathaniel H. Smith, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director and State Health Officer

California
Karen Smith, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director and State Public Health Officer

Colorado
Jill Ryan, MPH*
Executive Director

Tista Ghosh, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
S/THO Designee

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Esther L. Muña, MHA, FACHE [Bio]
CEO, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation

Connecticut
Raul Pino, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner

Delaware
Karyl Rattay, MD, MS [Bio]
Director, Division of Public Health

District of Columbia
LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director

Federated States of Micronesia
Honorable Magdalena Walter [Bio]
Secretary

Florida
VACANT

Georgia
J. Patrick O’Neal, MD [Bio]
Commissioner, Director of Health Protection

Guam
Linda Unpingco Denorcey, MPH*
Director, Department of Public Health and Social Services

Hawaii
Bruce S. Anderson, PhD [Bio]
Director of Health

Idaho
Elke Shaw-Tulloch, MHS [Bio]
Public Health Administrator

Illinois
Ngozi Ezike, MD*
Director of Public Health

Indiana
Kristina M. Box, MD [Bio]
State Health Commissioner

Iowa
Gerd W. Clabaugh, MPA [Bio]
Director

Kansas
Lee Norman, MD, MHS, MBA*
Interim Secretary

Gregory L. Lakin, DO*
Chief State Health Officer/Medicaid Medical Director
S/THO Designee

Kentucky
Jeffrey D. Howard, Jr., MD [Bio]
Commissioner

Louisiana
Alexander Billioux, MD, PhD [Bio]
Assistant Secretary of Health

Maine
Bruce Bates, DO [Bio]
State Health Officer

Maryland
Robert Neall
Secretary of Health

Frances B. Phillips, RN, MHA  [Bio]
Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services
S/THO Designee

Massachusetts
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner

Michigan
Karen MacMaster, MPA [Bio]
Acting Senior Deputy Director, Population Health Administration

Minnesota
Jan Malcolm [Bio]
Health Commissioner

Mississippi
Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH*
State Health Officer

Missouri
Randall W. Williams, MD, FACOG [Bio]
Director

Montana
Sheila Hogan [Bio]
Director

Gregory Holzman, MD*
Chief Medical Officer
S/THO Designee

Nebraska
Bo Botelho*
Interim State Health Officer

Nevada
Julie Kotchevar [Bio]
Administrator

New Hampshire
Lisa Morris, MSSW [Bio]
Director, Division of Public Health Service

New Jersey
Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

New Mexico
Kathy Kunkel, JD, MSW [Bio]
Cabinet Secretary Designee

New York
Howard Zucker, MD, JD [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

North Carolina
Beth Lovette*
Acting Director, Division of Public Health

North Dakota
Mylynn K. Tufte, MBA, MSIM, BSM [Bio]
State Health Officer

Ohio
Lance Himes [Bio]
Director of Health

Oklahoma
Tom Bates [Bio]
Interim Commissioner of Health

Oregon
Lillian M. Shirley, BSN, MPH, MPA [Bio]
Public Health Director

Pennsylvania
Rachel Levine, MD [Bio]
Secretary of Health

Puerto Rico
Rafael Rodriguez Mercado, MD, FACS, FAANS
Secretary of Health

Catherine De La Cruz*
S/THO Designee

Republic of the Marshall Islands
Kalani Kaneko*
Minister of Health

Republic of Palau Ministry of Health
Emais Roberts, MD [Bio]
Minister of Health

Rhode Island
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director

South Carolina 
Lilian Peake, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director, Public Health

South Dakota
Kim Malsam-Rysdon [Bio]
Secretary

Tennessee
Lisa Piercey MD, MBA*
Commissioner

Texas
John Hellerstedt, MD [Bio]
Commissioner

Utah
Joseph Miner, MD [Bio]
Executive Director

Vermont
Mark Levine, MD [Bio]
Commissioner of Health 

Virgin Islands
Justa Encarnacion, RN*
Health Commissioner & Chief Public Health Officer

Virginia
M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA [Bio]
State Health Commissioner

Washington
John M. Wiesman, DrPH, MPH [Bio]
Secretary of Health

West Virginia
Cathy Slemp, MD, MPH
Commissioner and State Health Officer

Wisconsin
Charles Warzecha, MS, RS*
Deputy Administrator, Division of Public Health

Wyoming 
Alexia Harrist, MD, PhD [Bio]
State Health Officer

*Bio coming soon.