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State and Territorial Health Officials

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

Alaska
Anne Zink, MD, FACEP*
Chief Medical 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
Sonia Angell, MD, MPH
Director, Department of Public Health

Colorado
Jill Ryan, MPH [Bio]
Executive Director

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

Connecticut
Renee Coleman-Mitchell, 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
Marcus Samo
Acting Secretary

Florida
Scott Rivkees, MD
State Surgeon General

Georgia
Kathleen Toomey, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner, Director of Health Protection

Guam
Linda Unpingco-DeNorcey, MPH [Bio]
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 [Bio]
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*
Secretary

Kentucky
Angela Dearinger, MD, MPH*
Commissioner

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

Maine
Nirav Shah, MD, JD*
Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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
Joneigh Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP [Bio]
Chief Deputy Director for Health and CME

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
Director

Gregory Holzman, MD [Bio]
Chief Medical Officer
S/THO Designee

Nebraska
Dannette Smith, MSW *
Chief Executive Officer, Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Gary Anthone, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Division of Public Health
S/THO Designee

Nevada
Lisa Sherych, MBA*
Administrator

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

New Jersey
Judith Persichilli RN, BSN, MA*
Commissioner of Health

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

Abinash Achrekar, MD
Deputy Secretary
S/THO Designee

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

North Carolina
Mark Benton [Bio]
Assistant Secretary for Public Health

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

Ohio
Amy Acton, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director of Health

Oklahoma
Gary Cox, JD*
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-Duran*
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
Richard Toomey, MHA, DHA [Bio]
Director, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota
Kim Malsam-Rysdon [Bio]
Secretary

Tennessee
Lisa Piercey MD, MBA, FAAP [Bio]
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, BSN, MBA*
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 [Bio]
Commissioner and State Health Officer

Wisconsin
Jeanne Ayers, RN, MPH [Bio]
Administrator, Division of Public Health

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

*Bio coming soon.