ASTHO Member Directory

The members of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials are proud to act as liaisons between the field of public health and the general public that it serves. Please refer to the directory below to learn more about our members.

Alabama

Scott Harris, MD, MPH

State Health Officer
Alabama Department of Public Health

Alaska

Anne Zink, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer
Alaska Department of Health

American Samoa

CSM Motusa Tuileama To'atolu Nua

Director
American Samoa Department of Health

Arizona

Don Herrington

Interim Director
Arizona Department of Health Services

Arkansas

Renee Mallory, RN, BSN

Interim Secretary
Arkansas Department of Health

Arkansas

Jennifer Dillaha, MD

Director and S/THO Designee
Arkansas Department of Health

California

Tomás Aragón, MD, DrPH

Director and State Public Health Officer
California Department of Public Health

California

Erica Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP*

State Epidemiologist and S/THO Designee
California Department of Public Health

Colorado

Jill Ryan, MPH

Executive Director
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Connecticut

Manisha Juthani-Mehta, MD

Commissioner
Connecticut Department of Public Health

Delaware

Rick Hong, MD, FACEP

Acting Director, Division of Public Health
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

District of Columbia

Sharon Lewis, DHA, RN-BC, CPM

Interim Director
District of Columbia Department of Health

Federated States of Micronesia

Marcus Samo

Secretary of Health and Social Affairs
Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Florida

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD

Surgeon General and Secretary
Florida Department of Health

Georgia

Kathleen Toomey, MD, MPH

Commissioner, Director of Health Protection
Georgia Department of Public Health

Guam

Arthur San Agustin, MHR

Director
Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services

Hawaii

Libby Char

Director of Health
Hawaii State Department of Health

Idaho

Elke Shaw-Tulloch, MHS

Public Health Administrator
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Illinois

Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, FAAP

Director of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health

Indiana

Kristina M. Box, MD

State Health Commissioner
Indiana Department of Health

Iowa

Kelly Garcia, MPA

Director
Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa

Robert Kruse, MD, MPH

State Medical Director and S/THO Designee
Iowa Department of Public Health

Kansas

Janet Stanek, MBA

Secretary
Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas

Joan Duwve, MD, MPH

Acting State Health Officer and S/THO Designee
Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kentucky

Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA

Commissioner
Kentucky Department for Public Health

Louisiana

Joseph Kanter, MD, MPH

State Health Officer
Louisiana Department of Health

Maine

Nirav Shah, MD, JD

Director
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland

Dennis Schrader

Secretary of Health
Maryland Department of Health

Maryland

Jinlene Chan, MD, MPH, FAAP

Deputy Secretary, Public Health Services and S/THO Designee
Maryland Department of Health

Massachusetts

Margret Cooke, JD

Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Health

Michigan

Elizabeth Hertel, MBA

Director
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Michigan

Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Chief Medical Executive & S/THO Designee
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Minnesota

Jan Malcolm

Health Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Health

Mississippi

Daniel Edney, MD, FACP, FASAM

State Health Officer
Mississippi State Department of Health

Missouri

Paula Nickelson

Acting Director
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Montana

Margaret Cook-Shimanek, MD, MPH

Acting State Health Officer
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services

Nebraska

Dannette Smith, MSW

Chief Executive Officer
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Nebraska

Gary Anthone, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Director, Division of Public Health and S/THO Designee
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Nevada

Lisa Sherych, MBA

Administrator
Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Nevada

Ihsan Azzam, MD, PhD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer and S/THO Designee
Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

New Hampshire

Patricia Tilley, MS Ed*

Director
New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services

New Jersey

Judith Persichilli, RN, BSN, MA*

Commissioner of Health
New Jersey Department of Health

New Jersey

Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Services and S/THO Designee
New Jersey Department of Health

New Mexico

David Scrase, MD

Cabinet Secretary
New Mexico Department of Health

New Mexico

Laura Parajón, MD, MPH

Deputy Secretary and S/THO Designee
New Mexico Department of Health

New York

Mary Bassett, MD, MPH

Commissioner of Health
New York State Department of Health

New York

James McDonald, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Office of Public Health and S/THO Designee
New York State Department of Health

North Carolina

Susan Kansagra, MD, MBA

State Health Official & Assistant Secretary for Public Health
North Carolina Division of Public Health

North Carolina

Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, MPH, MD

State Health Director & Chief Medical Officer and S/THO Designee
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

North Dakota

Nizar Wehbi, MD, MPH, MBA

State Health Officer
North Dakota Department of Health

Northern Mariana Islands

Esther L. Muña, MHA, FACHE, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Health Corporation

Ohio

Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
Ohio Department of Health

Oklahoma

Col. Keith Reed, RN

Commissioner of Health
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oregon

Rachael Banks, MBA

State Public Health Director
Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

Pennsylvania

Denise A. Johnson, MD, FACOG, FACHE

Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Puerto Rico

Carlos Mellado López, MD, FACEP

Secretary of Health
Puerto Rico Department of Health

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Joe Bejang*

Minister of Health & Human Services
Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Jack Niedenthal

Secretary of Health & Human Services and S/THO Designee
Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health

Republic of Palau

Gaafar Uherbelau

Minister of Health
Republic of Palau Ministry of Health

Republic of Palau

Sherilynn Madraisau*

Director, Bureau of Public Health
Director, Bureau of Public Health and S/THO Designee

Rhode Island

Utpala Bandy, MD, MPH*

Interim Director
Rhode Island Department of Public Health

South Carolina

Edward Simmer, MD, MPH

Director, Department of Health and Environmental Control
South Carolina Department of Public Health

South Carolina

Brannon Traxler, MD, MPH

Director of Public Health and S/THO Designee
South Carolina Department of Public Health

South Dakota

Joan Adam

Secretary
South Dakota Department of Public Health

Tennessee

Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP

Interim Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Public Health

Texas

Jennifer Shuford, MD, MPH

Interim Commissioner
Texas Department of Public Health

Utah

Tracy Gruber, JD

Executive Director
Utah Department of Health and Human Services

Utah

Michelle Hofmann, MD, MPH

Executive Medical Director and S/THO Designee
Utah Department of Health and Human Services

Vermont

Mark Levine, MD

Commissioner of Health
Vermont Department of Public Health

Virgin Islands

Justa E. Encarnacion, RN, MBA, HCM

Health Commissioner & Chief Public Health Officer
United States Virgin Islands Department of Health

Virginia

Colin Greene, MD, MPH

State Health Commissioner
Virginia Department of Public Health

Washington

Umair Shah, MD, MPH

Secretary of Health
Washington Department of Public Health

West Virginia

Ayne Amjad, MD, MPH

Public Health Officer
West Virginia Department of Public Health

Wisconsin

Paula Tran, MPH

State Health Officer and Division of Public Health Administrator
Wisconsin Department of Public Health

Wyoming

Alexia Harrist, MD, PhD

State Health Officer
Wyoming Department of Public Health

Wyoming

Stephanie Pyle, MBA*

Senior Administrator and S/THO Designee
Wyoming Department of Public Health

*Bio coming soon.