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.

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

Jennifer Cunico, MC

Cabinet Executive Officer, Executive Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Health Services

Arkansas

Renee Mallory, RN, BSN

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

Colorado

Jill Ryan, MPH

Executive Director
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Connecticut

Manisha Juthani, MD

Commissioner
Connecticut Department of Public Health

Delaware

Steven L. Blessing, MA

Director
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

District of Columbia

Ayanna Bennett, MD, MSPH, FAAP

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 and State Health Officer
Georgia Department of Public Health

Guam

Peter John Camacho*

Acting Director
Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services

Hawaii

Kenneth Fink, MD, MGA, MPH

Director
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

Lindsay Weaver, MD, FACEP

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

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

Puthiery Va, DO

Director
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland

Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH

Secretary of Health
Maryland Department of Health

Maryland

Nilesh Kalyanaraman, MD

Deputy Secretary and S/THO Designee
Maryland Department of Health

Massachusetts

Robert Goldstein, MD, PhD

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

Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD

Health Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Health

Mississippi

Daniel Edney, MD, FACP, FASAM

State Health Officer
Mississippi State Department of Health

Missouri

Paula Nickelson, MA

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

Steve Corsi, PsyD

Chief Executive Officer
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Nebraska

Charity Menefee, MA

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

Nevada

Cody Phinney, MPH*

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*

Associate Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services

New Jersey

Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc, DFASAM

Acting Commissioner of Health
New Jersey Department of Health

New Mexico

Patrick Allen

Cabinet Secretary
New Mexico Department of Health

New Mexico

Miranda Durham, MD*

Chief Medical Officer and S/THO Designee
New Mexico Department of Health

New York

James McDonald, MD, MPH

Commissioner of Health
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, PhD, MHA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer
Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Health Corporation

Ohio

Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA

Director of Health
Ohio Department of Health

Oklahoma

Col. Keith Reed, RN, MPH, CPH

Commissioner of Health
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oregon

Sejal Hathi, MD, MBA

Director
Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

Oregon

Cara Biddlecom, MPH

Interim Public Health Director and S/THO Designee
Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

Pennsylvania

Debra Bogen, MD, FAAP

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

Ota Kisino*

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

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Francyne Wase-Jacklick

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

Melissa Magstadt, CNP, MBA

Secretary
South Dakota Department of Health

Tennessee

Ralph Alvarado, MD, FACP

Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Health

Texas

Jennifer Shuford, MD, MPH

Commissioner
Texas Department of State Health Services

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

Karen Shelton, MD

State Health Commissioner
Virginia Department of Health

Washington

Umair Shah, MD, MPH

Secretary of Health
Washington State Department of Health

West Virginia

Matthew Christiansen, MD, MPH

Commissioner
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health

Wisconsin

Paula Tran, MPH

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

Wyoming

Alexia Harrist, MD, PhD

State Health Officer
Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division

Wyoming

Stephanie Pyle, MBA*

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

*Bio coming soon.