About

State and Territorial Health Officials

Alabama
Tom Miller, MD, MPH
State Health Officer

Alaska
Jay Butler, MD
Director of Public Health

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

Arizona
Cara M. Christ, MD
Director and State Health Official

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

California
Karen L. Smith, MD, MPH
Director and State Health Officer

Colorado
Larry Wolk, MD, MSPH
Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Esther L. Muña, MHA, CPC
CEO, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation

Connecticut
Raul Pino, MD, MPH
Commissioner

Delaware
Karyl Thomas Rattay, MD, MS
Director, Division of Public Health

District of Columbia
LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH
Director

Federated States of Micronesia
Honorable Magdalena Walter
Secretary

Florida
Celeste Philip, MD, MPH
State Surgeon General

Georgia
Brenda C. Fitzgerald, MD
Commissioner and State Health Officer

Guam
James W. Gillan, MS, HSA
Director

Hawaii
Virginia Pressler, MD, MBA, FACS
Director of Health

Idaho
Elke Shaw-Tulloch, MHS
Public Health Administrator

Illinois
Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD
Director of Public Health

Indiana
Jerome Adams, MD, MPH
State Health Commissioner

Iowa
Gerd W. Clabaugh, MPA
Director

Kansas
Susan Mosier, MD, MBA, FACS
Secretary

Kentucky
Connie White, MD, MS, FACOG
Deputy Commissioner, Clinical Affairs (Interim ASTHO Member)

Louisiana
Beth Scalco, MPA
Interim Assistant Secretary for Public Health

Maine
Christopher Pezzullo, DO
State Health Officer

Maryland
Van T. Mitchell
Secretary, Department of Health

Massachusetts
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH
Commissioner

Michigan
Susan Moran, MPH
Senior Deputy Director, Population Health & Community Services Administration

Minnesota
Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH
Commissioner of Health

Mississippi
Mary Currier, MD, MPH
State Health Officer

Missouri
Peter Lyskowski
Acting Director

Montana
Richard H. Opper, MS
Director

Nebraska
Courtney N. Phillips
Chief Executive Officer

Nevada
Cody L. Phinney, MPH
Administrator

New Hampshire
Marcella Jordan Bobinsky, MPH
Acting Director, Division of Public Health Service

New Jersey
Cathleen Bennett, JD, MGA
Commissioner

New Mexico
K. Lynn Gallagher, JD
Cabinet Secretary

New York
Howard Zucker, MD, JD
Commissioner of Health

North Carolina
Danny Staley, MS
Acting Director, Division of Public Health

North Dakota
Terry L. Dwelle, MD, MPH
State Health Officer

Ohio
Richard A. Hodges, MPA
Director of Health

Oklahoma
Terry L. Cline, PhD
Commissioner of Health

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

Pennsylvania
Karen Murphy, PhD, RN
Acting Secretary of Health

Puerto Rico
Ana del Carmen Ríus Armendáriz, MD
Secretary of Health

Republic of the Marshall Islands
The Honorable Kalani Kaneko
Minister of Health

Republic of Palau
Gregorio Ngirmang
Minister of Health

Rhode Island
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH
Director

South Carolina
Catherine Heigel
Director

South Dakota
Kim Malsam-Rysdon
Secretary

Tennessee
John J. Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Commissioner

Texas
John Hellerstedt, MD
Commissioner

Utah
Joseph Miner, MD
Executive Director

Vermont
Harry Chen, MD
Commissioner of Health

Virgin Islands
Michelle S. Davis, PhD
Health Commissioner and Chief Health Officer

Virginia
Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Health

Washington
John M. Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
Secretary of Health

West Virginia
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH
Commissioner/State Health Officer

Wisconsin
Karen D. McKeown, RN, MSN
Administrator/State Health Official

Wyoming
Wendy Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM
State Health Officer


Last updated: May 2016