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 

    Profession/ Employer:

    • 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

      Profession/ Employer:

      • 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: 4/30/21

       

      (281) 236-1451

      efroeschner@comcast.net

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

        Profession/ Employer:

        • Business Development, Oil and Gas Construction

         

        John K. Hackbarth, DDS
          John K. Hackbarth DDS

        John K. Hackbarth, DDS

         

        Represents: Dentist
        Term Expires: 4/30/21

         

        (409) 938-2273

        drhackbarth@texasdentalhealth.com

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

          Profession/ Employer:

          • 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

            Profession/ Employer:

            • 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 

              Profession/ Employer:

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

               

              Tripp Montalbo
                

              Tripp Montalbo

               

              Represents: HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland
              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

                Profession/ Employer:

                • Chief Executive Officer,HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland

                 

                Holly lilley
                  

                Holly Lilley

                 

                Represents: Food Service
                Term Expires: 4/30/21

                 

                (409) 938-2273
                execasst@gchd.org

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

                  • Elgin Community College, Paralegal Certificate: 2005

                  Profession/ Employer:

                  • 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

                    Profession/ Employer:

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

                     

                    Della grusendorf brown, rn
                      

                    Della Grusendorf Brown, RN


                    Represents: Nursing
                    Term Expires: 4/30/21

                     

                    (409) 772-5033
                    dlgbrown52@gmail.com

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

                      • McLennan Community College: Certificate in Paramedicine: 1997

                      Profession/ Employer:

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

                       

                      Chad Clause, DPM
                        Chad Clause, MD

                      Chad Clause, DPM

                       

                      Represents: Municipality
                      Term Expires: 4/30/21

                       

                      (409) 938-2273

                      cclause@hotmail.com

                        Education:
                        • Bachelor of Science, University of Houston
                        • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University
                        • Board Certified in foot surgery
                        • Surgical Residency, Houston Pediatric Foundation

                        Profession/ Employer:

                        • Private Medical Practice, Houston
                        • Foot/ ankle education for residency program
                        • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

                         

                        Annette Jenkins,PharmD
                          Annette Jenkins, MD

                        Annette Jenkins, PharmD

                         

                        Represents: Citizen at Large
                        Term Expires: 4/30/21

                         

                        (409) 938-2273

                        mjenkins2443@comcast.net

                          Education:
                          • PharmD in Pharmacy, University of Florida
                          • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin

                          Profession/ Employer:

                          • Retired Pharmacist

                           

                          Barry Terrell
                            Barry Terrell

                          Barry Terrell


                          Represents: Municipality
                          Term Expires: 4/30/20

                           

                          (409) 938-2273

                          tbonetone@mac.com

                            Education:
                            • Attended Lamar University

                            Profession/ Employer:

                            • Owner, T-Bone Tom's

                             

                            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

                              Profession/ Employer:

                              • 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