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 conducts business in regularly scheduled monthly meetings 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: 4/30/19

 

(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: 4/30/19

     

    (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.

       

      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: 4/30/19

         

        (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: 4/30/20

           

          (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: 4/30/20

             

            (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 Godinich, MD
                 Mary Jo Godinich, MD

              Mary Jo Godinich, MD

               

              Represents: Medical Society
              Term Expires: 4/30/20

               

              (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: 4/30/20

                 

                (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

                  Vanessa L. Johnson, Esq.
                    Picture of UBOH member Vanessa Johnson

                  Vanessa L. Johnson, Esq.

                   

                  Represents: Interested Citizen
                  Term Expires: 4/30/19

                   

                  (409) 938-2273
                  vanessa@vljesq.com

                    Education:
                    • Tulane University, Bachelor of Science in Management: 1995

                    • New York University, Master of Business Administration: 2001

                    • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctorate: 2006

                    • University of Houston Law Center, Master of Laws - Tax Law: 2015

                    • University of Houston Law Center, Master of Laws - Health Law: 2015

                    Day Job:

                    • Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, University of Houston - Clear Lake

                    Holly lilley
                      

                    Holly Lilley

                    Represents: Food Service
                    Term Expires: 4/30/19

                     

                    (409) 938-2273
                    execasst@gchd.org

                      Education:
                      • Indiana University, Bachelor of Science Public Administration: 1985

                      • Elgin Community College, Paralegal Certificate: 2005

                      Day Job:

                      • Lilley Investments, LLC, co-founder of real estate investment company

                      • Lilley Hospitality, LLC, co-owner and operator of Dickinson Bar~B~Que & Steakhouse

                      • Lilley Entertainment, LLC, co-owner and operator of Marais Restaurant

                       

                      Dewey H. Brunt III, P.E.
                        

                      Dewey H. Brunt III, P.E.

                       

                      Represents: Engineer

                      Term Expires: 4/30/20

                       

                      (409) 938-2273

                      execasst@gchd.org

                       

                        Education:
                        • University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering: 1975

                        • University of Houston, Master of Science in Civil Engineering: 1979

                        Day Job:

                        • Sr. Project Manager, Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

                         

                        Della grusendorf brown, rn
                          

                        Della Grusendorf Brown, RN


                        Represents: Nursing
                        Term Expires: 4/30/19

                         

                        (409) 772-5033
                        dlgbrown52@gmail.com

                          Education:
                          • McLennan Community College, Associate Degree in Nursing: 2000

                          • McLennan Community College: Certificate in Paramedicine: 1997

                          Day Job:

                          • Staff Nurse II, Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Organization-Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital System

                           

                          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