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State and Territory Coordinators

The Healthy People State and Territorial Coordinators make Healthy People happen every single day across the United States. Each State and Territory has a Healthy People Coordinator who serves as a liaison with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). The Coordinator ensures that the development of a State or Territorial plan is in line with Healthy People goals and objectives. For information or to get involved with Healthy People efforts in your State or Territory, contact your Healthy People Coordinator.

AK - Alaska

Mr. Michael G. Dickey

Public Health Quality and Performance Improvement Manager

Division of Public Health

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
3601 C St.
Suite 756
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 
907-268-3456

AL - Alabama

Vacant
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36104

AR - Arkansas

Dr. Jennifer Dillaha

Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives

Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham St.
Slot 39
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 
501-661-2864
Fax: 
501-671-1450

AS - American Samoa

Mrs. Dottie Aga-Siavii

Preventive Health Services Program Manager

American Samoa Department of Public Health
PO Box 1647
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: 
01-684-633-1602
Fax: 
01-684-633-7686

AZ - Arizona

Ms. Teresa Aseret-Manygoats

Office Chief

Arizona Health Disparities Center

Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease

Arizona Department of Health Services

150 North 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 
602-542-2849

CA - California

Dr. Scott Fujimoto

Public Health Medical Officer

California Department of Public Health
1615 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: 
916-440-7350
Fax: 
916-440-7357

CO - Colorado

Ms. Heather Weir

Director, Office of Planning, Partnerships, and Improvement

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S.
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 
303-692-3034
Fax: 
303-691-7746

CT - Connecticut

Ms. Kristin Sullivan

Manager, Public Health Systems Improvement

Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave.
MS#13PHSI
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: 
860-509-7126
Fax: 
860-509-7160

DC - District Of Columbia

Ms. Emily Putzer

Healthy People Coordinator Center for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation

District of Columbia Department of Health
899 N. Capitol St. NE 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 
202-442-9295
Fax: 
202-442-4833

DE - Delaware

Dr. Paul Silverman

Associate Deputy Director

Delaware Division of Public Health
417 Federal St.
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 
302-744-4891
Fax: 
302-739-4784

FL - Florida

Ms. Daphne Holden
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way,
Bin A-18
Tallahassee, FL 32399

FM - Federated States of Micronesia

Mr. Kiplier Lippwe

NCD Program Manager (Diabetes Program)

Department of Health and Social Affairs
PO Box PS 70
Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Phone: 
011-691-320-2619

GA - Georgia

Dr. Jean O’Connor

Chronic Disease Prevention Section Director

Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St. NW
15th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

GU - Guam

Charles H. Morris

Administrator, Bureau of Nutrition Services

Department of Public Health & Social Services
15-6100 Mariner Ave.
Barrigada, GU 96913-1601
Phone: 
671-475-0287
Fax: 
671-477-7945

HI - Hawaii

Dr. Betty Wood

CDC Prevention Block Grant Coordinator

Hawaii Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl St.
Room 120
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 
808-586-4530
Fax: 
808-586-4493

IA - Iowa

Dr. Louise Lex

Program Coordinator for Healthy Iowans

Bureau of Planning Services

Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: 
515-281-4348
Fax: 
515-281-4535

ID - Idaho

Mr. Joseph Pollard

Health Data Analytics Manager

Division of Public Health

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
450 West State St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 
208-334-5924
Fax: 
208-334-6573

IL - Illinois

Mr. Tom Szpyrka

IPLAN Administrator

Bureau of Community and Environmental Health
535 West Jefferson St.
2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Phone: 
217-782-6235
Fax: 
217-785-4308

IN - Indiana

Ms. Lindsey Bouza

Director, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity

Indiana State Department of Health

Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 
317-234-3580
Fax: 
317-233-7477

KS - Kansas

Vacant
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, KS 66612-1294

KY - Kentucky

Dr. Vivian Lasley-Bibbs

Epidemiologist, Office of Health Equity

Kentucky Dept for Public Health
275 E Main St.
mail stop HS1GWA
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 
502-564-3527 ext 3528
Fax: 
502-564-9377

LA - Louisiana

Vacant
628 North Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

MA - Massachusetts

Ms. Carlene Pavlos

Director

Bureau of Community Health and Prevention

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington St
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 
617-624-5491
Fax: 
617-624-6062

MD - Maryland

Ms. Erica Smith

Manager, Evaluation and Data Team

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 
410-767-8912

ME - Maine

Ms. Nancy Birkhimer

Manager, Accreditation and Performance Improvement

Public Health Operations

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine Department of Health and Human Services
268 Water St.  6th floor
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone: 
207-287-5716
Fax: 
207-287-4612

MH - Marshall Islands

Mrs. Justina Langidrik

Secretary of Health

Ministry of Health Republic of the Marshall Islands
PO Box 16
Majuro, MH 96960
Phone: 
011-692-625-5660
Fax: 
011-692-625-3432

MI - Michigan

Ms. Debra Scamarcia Tews

Public Health Performance Improvement Manager

Michigan Department of Community Health
Capitol View Building
7th Floor, 201 Townsend St.
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 
517-335-9982
Fax: 
517-335-9032

MN - Minnesota

Ms. Debra Burns

Director, Office of Public Health Practice

Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone: 
651-201-3873
Fax: 
651-201-3881

MO - Missouri

Mr. Steve Cramer

Administrator, Section for Community Health Services and Initiatives

Division of Community and Public Health

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
920 Wildwood
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

MP - Northern Mariana Islands

Vacant
Department of Public Health Commonwealth Health Center
PO Box 500409 CK
Saipan, MP 96950

MS - Mississippi

Dr. Victor D. Sutton

Director, Preventive Health, Office of Preventive Health

Mississippi State Department of Health
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

MT - Montana

Mrs. Linda Krantz

Health Education Specialist, Cardiovascular Health Program

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Cogswell Building, 1400 Broadway
PO Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 
406-444-4105
Fax: 
406-444-7465

NC - North Carolina

Ms. Laura Emerson Edwards RN, MPA

Senior Vice President for Strategic Initatives

Population Health Improvement Partners
5605 Six Forks Road - 1931 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 
919-802-6611

ND - North Dakota

Alice Musumba

BRFSS Program Director, Community Health Section

North Dakota Department of Health
600 East Boulevard Ave.
Department 301
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: 
701-328-3322
Fax: 
701-328-2036

NE - Nebraska

Mr. Jeff Armitage

Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall S.
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 
402- 471-7733

NH - New Hampshire

Ms. Lisa Morris

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Concord, NH 03301-6527

NJ - New Jersey

Ms. Colette Lamothe-Galette

Director, Population Health Division

New Jersey State Department of Health
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
Phone: 
609-984-0157
Fax: 
609-784-7923

NM - New Mexico

Vacant
New Mexico Department of Health
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502

NV - Nevada

Kyra Morgan

Chief Biostatistician

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 
775-684-4161
Fax: 
775-684-5999

NY - New York

Ms. Priti Irani

Research Scientist, Office of Public Health Practice

Office of Public Health
930 Corning Tower, ESP
Albany, NY 12237
Phone: 
518-402-5430
Fax: 
518-473-8714

OH - Ohio

Brandi Robinson

Deputy Director

Office of Performance Improvement

Ohio Department of Health
246 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 
614-728-0301

OK - Oklahoma

Mr. James Allen

Director, Partnerships for Health Improvement

Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: 
405-271-6127

OR - Oregon

Ms. Cara Biddlecom

Director of Policy and Partnerships, Office of the State Public Health Director

Public Health Division

Oregon Health Authority
800 NE Oregon St.
Suite 930
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 
971-673-2284

PA - Pennsylvania

Mr. Mark Milliron

State Health Improvement Plan Coordinator

Pennsylvania Department of Health
625 Forster St.
Health and Welfare Building, Room 1033
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 
717-772-5298
Fax: 
717-705-6525

PR - Puerto Rico

Mr. Eddy M. Sánchez Hernández

Acting Assistant Secretary Auxiliary Secretary for Planning and Development

Puerto Rico Department of Health
BO Box 70184
Building A, Office 164
San Juan, PR 00936-8184
Phone: 
787-765-2929 ext. 3687/3686

PW - Palau

J. Maireng Sengebau-Kingzio

Director, Bureau of Public Health

Ministry of Health
PO Box 6027
Koror, PW 96940
Phone: 
680-488-2813
Fax: 
680-488-1211

RI - Rhode Island

Ms. Ana Novais

Executive Director

Rhode Island Department of Health

Providence, RI 02908

SC - South Carolina

Dr. Ginie Daguise

Director, Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease Prevention

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2100 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 
803-898-0713

SD - South Dakota

Mrs. Joan Adam

Director of Division of Administration

South Dakota State Department of Health
600 East Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Phone: 
605-773-3361
Fax: 
605-773-5683

TN - Tennessee

Dr. Michael D. Warren

Deputy Commissioner for Population Health

Tennessee Department of Health
710 James Robertson Parkway
8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 
615-741-0310

TX - Texas

Vacant
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

UT - Utah

Dr. Navina Forsythe

Director, Office for Public Health Assessment

Utah Department of Health
PO Box 142101
Salt Lake, UT 84114-2101
Phone: 
801-538-6434

VA - Virginia

Ms. Karen Reed

Director Division of Health Equity Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy

Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor's St.
Suite 1016
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 
804-864-7427
Fax: 
804-864-7440

VI - Virgin Islands

Ms. Julia Sheen-Aaron

Commissioner of Health

Virgin Islands Department Health Services

3500 Estate Richmond
Charles Harwood Complex
Christiansted, VI 00820
Phone: 
340-773-6551

VT - Vermont

Ms. Heidi Gortakowski

Performance Improvement Manager

Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry St.
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: 
802-951-0142
Fax: 
802-951-1275

WA - Washington

Dr. Cathy Wasserman

State Epidemiologist Non-Infectious Conditions

Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 47890
Olympia, WA 98504-7812
Phone: 
360-236-4250
Fax: 
360-236-4245

WI - Wisconsin

Ms. Melanie (Mimi) Johnson

State Health Plan Officer and Policy Section Chief

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health
1 West Wilson St.
Suite 250
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 
608-266-1348

WV - West Virginia

Commissioner's Office

West Virginia Bureau of Public Health 

350 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 
304-558-2971

WY - Wyoming

Vacant
Wyoming Department of Health Cheyenne, WY 82002