TMB Names Former County Judge as Executive Director

TMB_executive_directorThe Texas Medical Board has named former Orange County Judge Stephen Brint Carlton as executive director effective April 23.

Mr. Carlton holds a master’s in health administration from the University of Florida at Gainesville, and juris doctor and master’s in business administration degrees from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Mr. Carlton was elected Orange County judge in 2015 but lost his re-election bid in the March 6 Republican primary. He announced his resignation last week.

Mr. Carlton’s medical experience includes serving as a first lieutenant Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Air Force. He spent nearly four years on active duty at the 17th Medical Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base outside San Angelo, where he was responsible for disaster management and group practice management as a health administrator. He also deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group in Kuwait for six months in 2009. He is currently a major in the Air Force Reserve.

"Our committee worked diligently on the agency's executive search this past year and we are very excited with the skills and talent that Mr. Carlton will bring to the agency," TMB Board President Sherif Zaafran, MD, said in a statement. "We look forward to working with Mr. Carlton on fulfilling the Board's core mission of public protection."

TMB General Counsel Scott Freshour has been the agency’s interim executive director since Mari Robinson stepped down in October of 2016. Freshour will resume his role as general counsel when Mr. Carlton comes on board, TMB said in a statement.

Photo: From left, TMB President Sherif Zaafran, MD; Stephen Brint Carlton; and Scott Freshour. Courtesy of TMB

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May 02, 2018

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