Deputy Director

Gail Vasterling

(573) 751-6002, Kathy Branson, Executive Assistant

The department deputy director manages the day-to-day internal operations of the Missouri Department of Health by coordinating operational activities including budget, human resources, emergency response and strategic planning. This position represents the director’s priorities for the advancement of department interests to all departmental employees, as well as at public hearings, legislative hearings, and state and national meetings.