Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Health and Human Services Commission, Texas*

General Information

Agency #: 529 4900 North LamarP.O. Box 13247Austin, TX 78711-3247

Commissioner's Office

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Commissioner Cecile Young (512) 424-6500
Chief of Staff Kate Hendrix (512) 424-6500
Chief Public Affairs Officer Hailey Kemp (512) 487-3387
Chief Operating Officer Maurice McCreary (512) 424-6860
Executive Clerk Susan Crumley (512) 424-6554
Scheduler Marissa Prifogle (512) 424-6535

Staff

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer Victoria Ford (512) 424-6932
Health Specialty and Care System Mike Maples (512) 438-2165
Information Technology Services/Chief Information Officer Ricardo Blanco (512) 424-6990
Chief Program and Services Officer Michelle M. Alletto (512) 707-6100
Deputy Executive Comm. Medicaid/CHIP Svcs. Stephanie Stephens (512) 707-6096
Deputy Executive Commissioner - Policy and Rules Constance Allison (737) 867-8643
Deputy Executive Commissioner for Financial Services Chris Matthews (512) 424-6613
Procurement and Contracting Kay Molina (512) 406-2451
Regulatory Services David Kostroun (512) 424-6644
Deputy Executive Commissioner - Access & Eligibility Services Wayne Salter (512) 206-5321
Deputy Executive Commissioner System Support Services Chris Adams (512) 424-6500
Chief Financial Officer Trey Wood (512) 707-6080
Director of Healthcare Quality Analytics, Research and Coordination Support Jimmy Blanton (512) 380-4371
Director of Research and Evaluation Daniel Dillon (512) 428-1951
Provider Finance Victoria Grady (512) 730-7450
Business and Regional Services Otis Williams (512) 284-3532
Civil Rights Jenny Hall (512) 424-6615
Human Resources Raette Hearne (512) 487-3311
Ombudsman Joel Schwartz (512) 706-7281
Chief Counsel Karen Ray (512) 424-6614
Government and Stakeholder Relations Amanda Martin (512) 487-3300
Communications Rich Parsons (512) 424-6951
General Counsel Jonathan Miles (512) 487-3324
Internal Audit Nicole Guerrero (512) 428-1953
Inspector General Sylvia H. Kauffman (512) 491-2000
Health, Development & Independence Services Dee Budgewater (512) 428-1942
Deputy Exec. Comm., Intellectual Dev. Disabilities & Behavioral Health Sonja Gaines, MBA (512) 487-3417

State Hospital Systems

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Associate Commissioner Timothy E. Bray (512) 206-5336 / (512) 206-5302
Director of Quality Management Peggy Perry (512) 206-5184 / (512) 206-5302
Interim Director of Data Analytics Logan Hopkins (512) 206-5069 / (512) 206-5302
Austin State Hospital Stacey Thompson (512) 419-2102 / (512) 419-2163
Big Spring State Hospital Traci Phillips (432) 267-8216 / (432) 268-7263
Kerrville State Hospital Leigh Ann Fitzpatrick (830) 896-2211 / (830) 792-4926
El Paso Psychiatric Center Zulema Carrillo (915) 534-5412 / (915) 534-5587
North Texas State Hospital (Wichita Falls) James E. Smith (940) 689-5213 / (940) 689-5539
North Texas State Hospital (Vernon) James E. Smith (940) 552-4000 / (940) 553-2500
Rio Grande State Center Sonia Hernandez-Keeble (956) 364-8000 / (956) 364-8497
Rusk State Hospital Michelle Foster, Interim (903) 683-3421 / (903) 683-7101
San Antonio State Hospital Bob Arizpe (210) 532-8811 / (210) 531-7876
Terrell State Hospital Dorthy Floyd (972) 524-6452 / (972) 551-8053
Waco Center for Youth Chuck Russell (254) 756-2171 / (254) 745-5398

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2023.