August 24, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott has announced Dr. Courtney Phillips as the new Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Dr. Phillips currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in Nebraska. She will assume the role of Executive Commissioner at HHSC effective October 19, 2018.

“Dr. Phillips’ vast experience in health and human services makes her the ideal person to fill this role," said Governor Abbott.

AS head of the largest department in Nebraska's state government, Phillips is responsible for the divisions of Behavioral Health, Children and Family Services, Developmental Disabilities, Medicaid and Long-Term Care, and Public Health, as well as agency operations.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a Master of Public Administration, both from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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