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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
Jose Romero, MD*
Secretary

California
Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW*
Acting Director

Erica Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP*
Acting State Public Health Officer
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
Livinson Taulung*
Secretary

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*
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

Kentucky
Steven Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP [Bio]
Commissioner

Louisiana
Joseph Kanter, MD, MPH* 
Interim Assistant Secretary of Health

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

Maryland
Robert Neall
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*
State Health Officer

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

Montana
Gregory Holzman, MD [Bio]
Chief Medical 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 [Bio]
Administrator

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
Billy Jimenez, JD*
Acting Secretary & General Counsel

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

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

North Dakota
Dirk Wilke, JD, MBA*
Interim State Health Officer

Ohio
Lance Himes, JD [Bio]
Interim Director of Health

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

Oregon
Cara Biddlecom, MPH
Director of Policy and Partnerships
SHO Designee

Pennsylvania
Rachel Levine, MD [Bio]
Secretary of Health

Puerto Rico
Lorenzo Gonzalez Feliciano, MD, MBA*
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
Emais Roberts, MD [Bio]
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*
Interim Executive Director

Joseph Miner, MD [Bio]
Physician Deputy
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
John M. Wiesman, DrPH, MPH [Bio]
Secretary of Health

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

Wisconsin
Stephanie Smiley, MA*
Interim Administrator, Division of Public Health

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

*Bio coming soon.