The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is seeing another leadership shakeup, as Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger relinquishes control of the district’s day-to-day operations to take on the role of what’s essentially a coronavirus czar.
Bridger will retain the title of interim Metro Health director, which she has held since Dawn Emerick abruptly resigned the position in June, but will be responsible specifically for the city’s public health response to the virus.
Dr. Sandra Guerra, previously Metro Health’s assistant medical director, has been named interim deputy public health director and will take charge of all other operations.
“The City Council and the community asked us to prioritize public health services in this year’s budget,” said City Manager Erik Walsh, who made the changes and advised Mayor Ron Nirenberg and council members in a memo Tuesday. “Dr. Guerra will provide additional leadership to carry out these vital services.
“This will allow