Administration

Responsibilities
The purpose and goal of the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is to monitor, protect, and improve the health status of the citizens of Wichita Falls and Wichita County through the services provided by the following divisions of the Health District:
  • Administration
  • Animal Services
  • General Environmental
  • Laboratory
  • Nursing - Preventative Health and Communicable Disease
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • Vital Statistics
  • WIC
Areas Served
The geographical area served is primarily and specifically Wichita Falls and Wichita County. Some services are available without regard to place of residence. Refer to service descriptions for residency requirements.

Administration
The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District operates under the direction of Director of Health, Lou Kreidler, RN, BSN.

Dr. Ahmed Mattar, MD, serves as the local Health Authority and Director for Clinical Programs.

The Health District also has an advisory Board of Health, which is composed of 7 voting and 4 non-voting members.

Board of Health Members
Voting members include a licensed and practicing Veterinarian, a Registered Nurse, two citizens at-large, and a member of the Texas Restaurant or Grocer's Association. Non-voting members include Wichita County Judge (Judge Woody Gossom), the City Manager of Wichita Falls (Mr. Darron Leiker), the Director of Health (Mrs. Kreidler), the Health Authority and Directory of Clinical Programs (Dr. Ahmed Mattar).

The Administrative Division of the Health District is responsible for the oversight of the six major divisions of the district.

Roles and Staffing
It is in the Administrative Division that personnel actions, budgeting, and the day-to-day administration of the Health District takes place. Personnel activities, time keeping, purchasing, and supply requisition also take place within this division. The Front Reception Desk area, the Medicaid/Medicare Billing Clerk area, the Vital Statistics Section, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program are under direct supervision of the Administrative Division. These areas are where most visitors make their first contact with the Health District and help direct visitors and patients to the services they seek. Current staffing at the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is approximately 75 personnel with additional seasonal staff for seasonal demands of some programs.