Chief Executive Officer
George T. Roberts, Jr., has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Texas Public Health District since November 2006. The Northeast Texas Public Health District is a local Health Department and is a political subdivision under the State of Texas established by the City of Tyler and Smith County. Services provided by the Health District include Community Outreach, Disease Surveillance, Environmental Health, Immunization, Tuberculosis Control, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Regional Laboratory, Vital Statistics, and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program. The Health District primarily serves Tyler and Smith County but also provides some services in 21 counties in East Texas. The WIC Program serves a 20 county area and Public Health Preparedness serves a 7 county region.
Mr. Roberts has 40 years of health care experience, the majority of which was spent in hospital administration, having previously served at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, and Henderson Memorial Hospital in Henderson, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from SMU in Dallas and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently serves on the Board of NACCHO, the Episcopal Health Foundation, the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Carter BloodCare, Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council (RAC) Area G, and the Texas Health Institute Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is President-Elect of the National Association of County and City Health Officials and he also has served as President of the Texas Association of City and County Health Officials (TACCHO). Mr. Roberts is active in a number of church, community, and statewide efforts. Mr. Roberts has been married to his wife Leslie for 31 years, and they have 2 children – Claire (26) and Travis (22).