General Counsel

Cynthia Hernandez, JD

Cynthia Hernandez

Cynthia Hernandez has served as the Texas Department of State Health Services’ General Counsel since November 2021. She came to DSHS as an Administrative Law Judge and Assistant General Counsel for the Food and Drug Division in November 2016.

Before coming to DSHS and HHSC, she served as an administrative hearings attorney and litigation attorney for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Science in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.