Help foster open dialog between entities and citizens.

who we are

John D. Bowman


Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

To ensure that opportunities exist for quality dialog by citizens of the Coastal Bend on the issues impacting health, safety, environment, and life quality.


Texas A&M University Kingsville Representative


Help identify and monitor environmental stressors.

Ricardo Ramirez


Superior Health Plan

Annette Rodriguez, M.P.H

Ex Officio Member

Director of Public Health

Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District

William D. Burgin, M.D.

Nueces County Representative

Local Health Authority

Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health Department

PaulaKay Olivarez

Board Administrator

Corpus Christi-NuecesCounty Public Health District

Shannon Ydoyaga, Ph.D., MS

Nueces County Representative

Connecting people, governments, and industry on issues of health, safety, and the environment.

James Mobley, M.D.


San Patricio County Representative

Donna Huddleston, Ph.D., R.N., CPHN, CNE

Corpus Christi Representative 

Del Mar College

Deb Preschler

Port Industries of Corpus Christi Representative

Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Director

Flint Hills Resources

The Regional Health Awareness Board is a 19 member volunteer board that is made up of community representatives from the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, and San Patricio County..

Meet Our Team

Susan Clewis

Ex Officio Member

Regional Director

Texas Commission for Environmental Quality

Our partnership program helps us keep in touch with public resources that can help us help people find answers to their questions.  To become a partner with the Regional Health Awareness Board, simply contact RHAB at 361.826.3370 or

Reach Out

The Regional Health Awareness Board is an organization that pulls its expertise from the city, counties, industry, community, academia, and regulatory agencies.

Mary Jane Hamilton, Ph.D., R.N.


Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Sylvia C Trevino

Assistant City Manager

City of Corpus Christi Representative

Our Mission

Albert Gest, DO FAAEM, FACEP

Vice Chair

Nueces County Representative


Ex Officio Member


Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs


Port Industries of Corpus Christi Representative

Sherwin Alumina Company


Help identify and solve community health problems.

Amber Qureshi

Corpus Christi Representative

Superior Health Plan

Serving the Texas Coastal Bend

Kerry DuBose, R.N.

San Patricio County Representative

Wesley Nurse

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

press releases

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Clara L. Rieder

Ex Officio Member

Public Health Preparedness Manager

San Patricio County

Reynaldo Balboa Sr.

San Patricio County Representative

Immunization Program Manager

San Patricio County Public Health Department

Coastal Bend Regional Health Awareness Board