George T. Roberts, Jr., FACHE
BS, engineering, Technical University of Denmark
MBA, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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 Transformation, Disease Surveillance, Environmental Health, Immunization, Tuberculosis Control, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Regional Laboratory, Tyler Animal Control, Vital Statistics, and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program. The Health District primarily serves Tyler and Smith County but also provides some services in 20 counties in East Texas. The WIC Program serves an 20 county area and Public Health Emergency Preparedness serves a 7 county region.
Mr. Roberts has over 30 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 as the Immediate Past Board chairman for the Texas Health Institute Board of Directors and as the Past Chairman of the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership. He has recently served in a Leadership capacity for Tyler’s Fit City Challenge which seeks to make Tyler a Fit City, “one step, one bite, and one health conscious decision at a time.” Mr. Roberts is active in a number of church, Tyler community, and statewide efforts. He is married to Leslie Griffiths Roberts, and they have 2 children—Claire, age 19 and Travis, age 15.
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