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 coordinates the department's public information efforts. BMAC maintains the department's brand through all of its public communication channels including its website and published content. BMAC also serves the department by working closely with traditional news media outlets to promote news and messages that address the health and safety of 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.


Fax: 225.342.3738

Email: ldhinfo@la.gov


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

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

Sean Ellis, Public Information OfficerEmail: sean.ellis@la.gov  
Office: (225) 342-9010

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