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State and Territorial Health Officials

Alabama
Tom Miller, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Health Officer

Alaska
Jay Butler, MD [Bio]
Director of Public Health

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

Arizona
Cara M. Christ, MD [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
Larry Wolk, MD, MSPH [Bio]
Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer

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

Connecticut
Raul Pino, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner

Delaware
Karyl Thomas 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
Secretary

Florida
Celeste Philip, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Surgeon General

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

Guam
James W. Gillan, MS, HSA [Bio]
Director

Hawaii
Virginia Pressler, MD, MBA, FACS [Bio]
Director of Health

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

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

Indiana
Jerome Adams, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Health Commissioner

Iowa
Gerd W. Clabaugh, MPA [Bio]
Director

Kansas
Susan Mosier, MD, MBA, FACS [Bio]
Secretary

Kentucky
Hiram C. Polk, MD [Bio]
Commissioner

Louisiana
Beth Scalco, MPA [Bio]
Interim Assistant Secretary for Public Health

Maine
Christopher Pezzullo, DO [Bio]
State Health Officer

Maryland
Van T. Mitchell [Bio]
Secretary, Department of Health

Massachusetts
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner

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

Minnesota
Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

Mississippi
Mary Currier, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Health Officer

Missouri
Peter Lyskowski [Bio]
Acting Director

Montana
Richard H. Opper, MS [Bio]
Director

Nebraska
Thomas L. Williams, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Office of Public Health

Nevada
Cody L. Phinney, MPH [Bio]
Administrator

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

New Jersey
Cathleen Bennett, JD, MGA [Bio]
Commissioner

New Mexico
K. Lynn Gallagher, JD [Bio]
Cabinet Secretary

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

North Carolina
Danny Staley, MS [Bio]
Director, Division of Public Health

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

Ohio
Richard A. Hodges, MPA [Bio]
Director of Health

Oklahoma
Terry L. Cline, PhD [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

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

Pennsylvania
Karen Murphy, PhD, RN [Bio]
Acting Secretary of Health

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

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

Republic of Palau
Gregorio Ngirmang [Bio]
Minister of Health

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

South Carolina
Catherine Heigel [Bio]
Director

South Dakota
Kim Malsam-Rysdon [Bio]
Secretary

Tennessee
John J. Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM [Bio]
Commissioner

Texas
John Hellerstedt, MD [Bio]
Commissioner

Utah
Joseph Miner, MD [Bio]
Executive Director

Vermont
Harry Chen, MD [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

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

Virginia
Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

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

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

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

Wyoming
Wendy Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM [Bio]
State Health Officer and Senior Administrator, Public Health Division


Last updated: November 2016