About

State and Territorial Health Officials

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

Alaska
Anne Zink, MD, FACEP [Bio]
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
José Romero, MD [Bio]
Secretary

California
Tomás Aragón, MD, DrPH [Bio]
Director & State Public Health Officer

Erica Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP*
State Epidemiologist
S/THO Designee

Colorado
Jill Ryan, MPH [Bio]
Executive Director

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

Connecticut
Deidre Gifford, MD, MPH [Bio]
Acting 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 of Health and Social Affairs

Florida
Scott Rivkees, MD [Bio]
State Surgeon General

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

Guam
Arthur San Agustin*
Acting Director, Department of Public Health and Social Services

Hawaii
Libby Char, MD [Bio]
Interim 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
Kelly Garcia, MPA [Bio]
Interim Director

Kansas
Lee Norman, MD, MHS, MBA [Bio]
Secretary

Joan Duwve, MD, MPH*
Advisor to the Secretary
S/THO Designee

Kentucky
Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA [Bio]
Commissioner

Louisiana
Joseph Kanter, MD, MPH [Bio]
Interim Assistant Secretary of Health

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

Maryland
Dennis Schrader*
Secretary of Health

Jinlene Chan, MD, MPH, FAAP*
Acting Deputy Secretary, 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 [Bio]
State Health Officer

Missouri
Robert Knodell*
Acting Director

Montana
Margaret Cook-Shimanek, MD, MPH*
Acting State Health Officer

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

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

Nevada
Lisa Sherych, MBA
Administrator

Ihsan Azzam, MD, PhD, MPH [Bio]
Chief Medical Officer
S/THO Designee

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

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

David J. Adinaro, MD, FACEP [Bio]
Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Services
S/THO Designee

New Mexico
Tracie Collins, MD, MPH [Bio]
Cabinet Secretary Designate

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

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

North Dakota
Nizar Wehbi, MD, MPH, MBA [Bio]
State Health Officer

Ohio
Stephanie McCloud, JD [Bio]
Director of Health

Oklahoma
Col. Lance Frye, MD [Bio]
Interim Commissioner of Health

Oregon
Rachael Banks, MBA [Bio]
State Public Health Officer

Pennsylvania
Alison Beam, JD*
Acting Secretary of Health

Denise A. Johnson, MD, FACOG, FACHE*
Acting Physician General

Puerto Rico
Carlos Mellado López, MD*
Secretary of Health

Republic of the Marshall Islands
Bruce Bilimon*
Minister of Health

Jack Niedenthal*
Secretary of Health and Human Services
S/THO Designee

Republic of Palau Ministry of Health
President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr.*
President of Palau & Acting Minister of Health

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

South Carolina
W. Marshall Taylor Jr., JD*
Acting Director, Department of Health and Environmental Control

Brannon Traxler, MD, MPH [Bio]
Interim Director of Public Health
S/THO Designee

South Dakota
Kim Malsam-Rysdon [Bio]
Secretary

Tennessee
Lisa Piercey MD, MBA, FAAP [Bio]
Commissioner

Texas
John Hellerstedt, MD [Bio]
Commissioner

Utah
Rich Saunders [Bio]
Executive Director

Michelle Hofmann*
Deputy Director
S/THO Designee

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
Umair Shah, MD, MPH [Bio]
Secretary of Health

West Virginia
Ayne Amjad, MD, MPH [Bio]
Public Health Officer

Wisconsin
Julie Willems Van Dijk, PhD, MSN [Bio]
Interim Administrator, Division of Public Health & Deputy Secretary

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

*Bio coming soon.