Bureau of Media & Communications (BMAC)

The Department's External Relations efforts are led by the Bureau of Media and Communications (BMAC) and the Legislative and Governmental Relations (LGR) section of the Office of the Secretary.

The Bureau of Media & Communications (BMAC) coordinates the Department's public information efforts. BMAC maintains the Department's brand through its New Media Initiative, public website and published materials. BMAC also serves the Department by working closely with traditional news media outlets to ensure the health and safety of all Louisiana residents.

For more information from the Office of the Secretary, please visit the Secretary's newsroom.

For more information from the Department of Health, please visit LDH's newsroom.

For more information on the Custodians of Records, click here.

General Phone and After Hours VoiceMail: 225.342.1532

Fax: 225.342.3738

Email: ldhinfo@la.gov

Robert Johannessen, Communications DirectorEmail: robert.johannessen@la.gov 
Office: (225) 342-5275

Kelly Zimmerman, Press SecretaryEmail: kelly.zimmerman@la.gov 
Office: (225) 342-7913

Samantha Hartmann, Press OfficerEmail: samantha.hartmann@la.gov 
Office: (225) 342-9010

W. Jerome Boyd, Web AdministratorEmail: jerome.boyd@la.gov 
Office: (225) 342-9957

Mary Kay Slusher, Graphic DesignerEmail: mary.slusher@la.gov 
Office: (225) 342-0152