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The Galveston County United Board of Health (UBOH) sets polices that protect the everyday health and well-being of county residents through an interlocal agreement between member governments and follows bylaws.

The board consists of 13 members nominated by the Galveston County Commissioner’s Court and ratified by a majority of member cities. Board members serve two-year terms, after which they are renewed or replaced.

UBOH meets monthly in the community room of the Mid-County Annex, located at 9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expy in Texas City.

Ben G. Raimer, MD
  Ben G. Raimer, MD

Ben G. Raimer, MD
Chairperson

Represents: University of Texas Medical Branch
Term Expires: 4/30/17

 

(409) 772-5033
bgraimer@utmb.edu

    Education:
    • East Texas Baptist College, Bachelor of Science:1969

    • UTMB Graduate School, Master of Arts in Human Genetics:1970

    • University of Texas Medical Branch, Doctor of Medicine: 1974

    • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate: 1979

    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow: 1980 

    Day Job:

    • Sr. Vice President Health Policy & Legislative Affairs, UTMB

    • Tenured Professor, Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine and Community Health, UTMB

     

    Eric Froeschner
      Eric Froeschner

    Eric Froeschner
    Vice Chairperson

     

    Represents: Citizen at Large
    Term Expires: 4/30/17

     

    (281) 236-1451

    efroeschner@jandjtelecom.com

      Education:
      • CSI Finance & Insurance Institute
      • The University of Texas at Austin
      • University of Missouri-Saint Louis

      Day Job:

      • Global Sales & Marketing Director at J&J Telecommunications, Inc.

       

      Jason Q. Lawrence, PE
         Jason Q. Lawrence, PE

      Jason Q. Lawrence, PE
       

      Represents: Engineer
      Term Expires: 4/30/18

       

      (281) 796-4652

      Jason.aggie98@gmail.com

        Education:
        • Mechanical Engineering, Bachelors of Science, Texas A&M University
        • Business Administration, Masters, University of Houston Clear Lake

        Day Job:

        •  Project Manager, Marathon Petroleum

         

        Tim Rainey  
          Tim Rainey

        Tim Rainey

         

        Represents: Municipality
        Term Expires: 4/30/17

         

        (281) 338-1555

        timsr@raineypools.com

          Education:
          • Sam Houston State University
          • Master Pool Builder
          • Construction Building Professional

          Day Job:

          • Owner, Rainey Pool Company

           

          John K. Hackbarth, DDS
            John K. Hackbarth DDS

          John. K. Hackbarth, DDS

           

          Represents: Dentist
          Term Expires: 4/30/17

           

          (409) 938-2273

          drhackbarth@texasdentalhealth.com

            Education:
            • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Dental School

            Day Job:

            • Dentist

             

            Curtis M. Klages, DMV, DACLAM
               Curtis M. Klages DVM, DACLAM

            Curtis M. Klages, DMV, DACLAM

             

            Represents: Veterinarian
            Term Expires: 4/30/18

             

            (409) 938-2273

            aggiedvm2k@gmail.com

              Education:
              • Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
              •  Diplomate of the College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

              Day Job:

              • Independent Laboratory Animal Consultant

               

              Patrick McGinnis, MD, MS, MBA
                Patrick McGinnis, MD, MS, MBA

              Patrick McGinnis, MD, MS, MBA

               

              Represents: Interested Citizen
              Term Expires: 4/30/18

               

              (409) 938-2273

                Education:
                • International Executive MBA, Georgetown University, Washington DC
                • Master of Science in Health Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
                • Air War College, United States Air Force, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
                • Master of Science in Aerospace Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton Ohio
                • Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
                • Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

                Day Job:

                • Director of Medical Informatics, Memorial Hermann Health System, Texas Medical Center
                • Colonel, United States Air Force Reserve; Liaison to the Command Surgeon/Europe

                 

                Mary Jo Goodinich, MD
                   Mary Jo Godinich, MD

                Mary Jo Goodinich, MD

                 

                Represents: Medical Society
                Term Expires: 4/30/18

                 

                (409) 933-0555

                maryjogodinich@yahoo.com

                  Education:
                  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy University of Texas at Austin
                  • Doctor of Medicine, Texas Tech University School of Medicine
                  • Internal Medicine Internship, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago
                  • Research Fellowship, Northwestern University, Chicago
                  • Clinical Fellowship Nephrology, UTMB, Galveston
                  • Research Fellowship, UTMB, Galveston & University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 

                  Day Job:

                  • Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Nephrology Associates of Galveston County

                   

                  Tripp Montalbo
                    Tripp Montalbo

                  Tripp Montalbo

                   

                  Represents: Mainland Medical Center
                  Term Expires: 4/30/18

                   

                  (409) 938-2273

                    Education:
                    • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Texas
                    • Master of Business Administration, University of Houston-Clear Lake
                    • Master of Healthcare Administration, University of Houston Clear Lake

                    Day Job:

                    • Chief Executive Officer, Mainland Medical Center

                     

                    Philip Keiser, MD
                      Dr. Philip Keiser

                    Philip Keiser, MD

                     

                    Ex -Officio Member

                    Galveston County Local Health Authority

                     

                    (409) 938-2273

                      Education:
                      • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Morgan State University in Baltimore
                      • Doctor of Medicine, University of Maryland

                      Day Job:

                      • Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
                      Kathy Barroso, CPA
                       Picture of Kathy Barroso

                      Kathy Barroso, CPA

                      Ex -Officio Member

                      Chief Executive Officer
                      Galveston County Health District

                      (409) 938-2273 

                       

                      Vacant Representation:

                      • Nurse
                      • Municipality
                      • Food Service/Sales