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

     

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

    Patrick McGinnis, MD, MS, MBA

    Vice Chairperson

    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:

      • Medical Director, Humana Military
      • Colonel, United States Air Force Reserve; IMA to the Director, Health Information Technology Directorate; Defense Health Agency

       

      Eric Froeschner
        Eric Froeschner

      Eric Froeschner

      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.

         

        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

             

            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

                 

                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