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.

       

      Mark D. Sonnier, AAMS
        Mark D. Sonnier, AAMS

      Mark D. Sonnier, AAMS
      Secretary-Treasurer

       

      Represents: Interested Citizen
      Term Expires: 4/30/17

       

      (409) 938-2273

      mark.sonnier@edwardjones.com

        Day Job:

        • Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

         

        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