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Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program

The Rape Prevention and Education Program operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and four U.S. territories. View profile information for each grantee below.

Contact information for state and territorial sexual violence prevention coalitions is available through the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

State and District of Columbia Profiles

Alabama

AlabamaSavannah Mehren
Rape Prevention Education Coordinator
Alabama Department of Public Health
The RSA Tower
P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
Phone: 334-206-5565
Fax: 334-206-2059
E-mail: savannahmehren@adph.state.al.us
Web: www.adph.org/injuryprevention/

Alaska

AlaskaMollie J. Rosier
Adolescent Health Program Manager
State of Alaska, Division of Public Health
Section of Women's, Children's and Family Health
3601 C Street, Suite 322
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Tel: 907.269.3466
Fax: 907.269.3465
E-mail: mollie.rosier@alaska.gov

Arizona

ArizonaCarol Hensell
Program Manager
Rape Prevention and Education
Arizona Department of Health Services
Bureau of Women's & Children's Health
150 N. 18 Avenue, Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3242
Phone: 602-542-7343
Fax: 602-542-7351
E-mail: henselc@azdhs.gov
Web: www.azdhs.gov/

Arkansas

ArkansasTeresa Belew
Women’s Health Section Chief
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W. Markham, Slot 16
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-4867
Phone: 501-671-1563
Fax: 501-661-2055
E-mail: teresa.belew@arkansas.gov

California

CaliforniaNancy Bagnato
Safe and Active Communities Branch
California Department of Public Health
MS 7214, P.O. Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: 916-552-9846
Fax: 916-552-9810
E-mail:  Nancy.Bagnato@cdph.ca.gov

Colorado

ColoradoTomei Kuehl
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530
Phone:303-692-2049
Fax:  303-691-7901
E-mail: Tomei.Kuehl@state.co.us

Connecticut

ConnecticutRegina Owusu
Program Coordinator
Department of Public Health
Family Health Division
410 Capitol Ave., MS #11MAT
P. O. Box 340308
Hartford, Connecticut 06134 0308
Phone: 860-509-8074 (or 8092)
Fax: 860-509-7720
E-mail:  Regina.owusu@ct.gov

Delaware

DelawareKaren McGloughlin
DHSS
Division of Public Health
417 Federal Street
Dover, Delaware 19901-4523
Phone: 302-744-1009
Fax: 302-739-2547
Email: Karen.McGloughlin@state.de.us

District of Columbia

District of ColumbiaTara Humphrey
District of Columbia Department of Health
Community Health Administration
Rape Prevention and Education Program
825 North Capitol Street, NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-724-7264
Fax: 202-442-4947
Email: Tara.Humphrey@dc.gov

Florida

FloridaLorraine Elder
Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # A-13
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1723
Phone: 850-245-4444 ext. 2953
Fax: 850-921-8510
E-mail: Lorraine.Elder@flhealth.gov    

Georgia

GeorgiaMosi Bayo
Acting GA RPE Program/State Director
Office of Healthy Behaviors, Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, 16h Floor, Suite 16-304
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: 303-692-2049
Fax: 404-657-4338
E-mail: mosi.bayo@dhr.state.ga.us

Hawaii

HawaiiJoanne Higashi, LCSW
RPE Program Director
Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Maternal & Child Health Branch
Hawaii Department of Health
741-A Sunset Ave, Room 205
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Phone: 808-733-9038
Fax: 808-733-0978
E-mail: joanne.higashi@doh.hawaii.gov

Idaho

IdahoMercedes Muñoz, MPA
Manager
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Sexual Violence Prevention
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Bureau of Community & Environmental Health
450 W. State Street, 6th Floor
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-4970
Fax: 208-334-6573
E-mail: munozm1@dhw.idaho.gov

Illinois

IllinoisRhonda Clancy
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: 217-558-4081
Fax: 217-782-1235
E-mail: Rhonda.Clancy@illinois.gov

Indiana

IndianaTerri Lee
Office of Women's Health                    
Division of Women's Health
Indiana State Department of Health
Phone: 317-233-9156 office
Fax: 317-233-7833 fax
E-mail: TLee2@isdh.in.gov
Website: www.StateHealth.in.gov

Iowa

IowaBinnie LeHew
RPE Program Director
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: 515-281-5032
Fax: 515-281-4535
E-mail: blehew@idph.state.ia.us

Kansas

KansasLaurie Hart
RPE Grant Coordinator
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Office of Injury Prevention & Disability Programs
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1274
Phone: 785-296-8476
Fax: 785-296-8645
E-mail: Lhart@kdheks.gov

Kentucky

KentuckyPhyllis H. Millspaugh
Program Administrator
Clinical Consultation Branch
Department for Community Based Services
275 East Main Street, 3C-G
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
Phone: 502-564-9433 x 4161
Fax: 502-564-9500
Email: Phyllis.millspaugh@ky.gov

Louisiana

LouisianaKaren Rush-Webb
RPE Coordinator
Office of Public Health
Maternal and Child Health Program
1450 Poydras Street, Room 2040B
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: 504-568-3513
Fax: 504-568-3503
E-mail:  Karen.Webb@LA.gov

Maine

MaineJeffery Toothaker
Program Specialist
Maine Department. of Health & Human Services
Office of Child and Family Services
2 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, Maine  04333-0011
Phone:207-624-7942
Fax: 207-624-7970
E-mail: Jeffery.toothaker@maine.gov

Maryland

MarylandJoyce Dantzler
Program Coordinator
Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention Program
201 West Preston Street, Bldg 300
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-767-4090
Fax: 410-333-5385
E-mail: joyce.dantzler@maryland.gov

Massachusetts

MassachusettsMark Bergeron-Naper
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108 4619
Phone: 617-624-5465
Fax: 617-624-5075
E-mail: mark.bergeron-naper@state.ma.us

Michigan

MichiganJessica Grzywacz
Michigan Department of Community Health
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-8627
Fax: 517-335-9669
E-mail: GrzywaczJ@michigan.gov

Minnesota

MinnesotaPatty Wetterling
Program Director
Sexual Violence Prevention
Golden Rule Building
85 E. Seventh Place, Suite 220
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone: 651-201-5483
E-mail: patty.wetterling@state.mn.us
Website: www.health.state.mn.us

Mississippi

MississippiHeather Wagner
Director of Women's Health
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 E Woodrow Wilson Osborne Bldg.
Suite 216-A
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone: 601-576-7856
Fax: 601-576-7825
E-mail: Heather.Wagner@msdh.state.ms.us

CDC Project Officer:  Charissa Rivers
E-mail:  ILI3@cdc.gov

Missouri

MissouriAndrea Bright
Program Coordinator
Office on Women's health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Phone: 573-526-0445
Fax: 573-522-3023
E-mail: andrea.bright@health.mo.gov

Montana

MotantaStacy Russell
State of Montana Department. of PHHS
1400 Broadway Room C-211
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406.444.1604
Fax: 406-444-6842
E-mail: srussell@mt.gov

Nebraska

Nebraska Peg Ogea-Ginsburg
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5044
Phone: 402-471-3490
Fax: 402-471-6446
E-mail: peg.ogeaginsburg@nebraska.gov

Nevada

NevadaDebi Duchesne
Rape Prevention Education Program
Nevada State Health Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 210
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Phone: 775-684-4263
Fax: 775-684-5998
E-mail: dduchesne@health.nv.gov
Website: http://health.nv.gov

New Hampshire

New HampshireRhonda Siegel
Injury Prevention Program Manager
New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6427
Phone: 603-271-4700
Fax: 603-271-4519
E-mail: rsiegel@dhhs.state.nh.us

New Jersey

New JerseyJacki Sanchez-Perez
Division of Women, Rape Care & Prevention Program
101 South Broad Street, PO Box 801
Trenton, NJ   08625-0801
Phone: 609-888-7612
Fax: 609-633-6821
E-mail: Jacqueline.sanchez-perez@dcf.state.nj.us

New Mexico

New MexicoRobin Y. Swift, MPH
Office of Injury Prevention Section Manager
NM Department of Health, ERD
1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite 1100
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Phone: 505-827-2708
Fax 505-827-2796
E-mail: Robin.Swift@state.nm.us

New York

New YorkAnn-Margret Foley
Sexual Violence Prevention Program Unit
Bureau of maternal and Child Health
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower Bldg, Room 821
Albany, New York 12237
Phone: 518-474-3668
E-mail: Ann-Margret.Foley@health.ny.gov

North Carolina

North CarolinaGlorina Stallworth
RPE Program Manager
Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
Division of Public Health
1915 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1915
Tel: 919-707-5426
Fax: 919-870-4803
E-mail: glorina.stallworth@dhhs.nc.gov

North Dakota

North DakotaDiana Read, Director
Injury/Violence Prevention Program
ND Department of Health
600 East Blvd. Ave., Department. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-4537
Fax: 701-328-1412
E-mail: dread@nd.gov
Website: www.ndhealth.gov

Ohio

Ohio Debra Seltzer
Rape Prevention & Education Coordinator
Women's Health Section
Ohio Department of Health
246 N High Street, 8th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-728-2176
Fax: 614-644-7740
E-mail: Debra.seltzer@odh.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

OklahomaAndrea Hamor Edmondson
RPE Program Coordinator
Injury Prevention Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73117-1299
Phone: 405.271.3430
Fax: 405.271-2799
Email: andreah@health.ok.gov

Oregon

OregonJulie McFarlane
Women's Health Program Manager
Office of Family Health
Department of Human Services, State of Oregon
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 850
Portland, Oregon 97232
Phone: 971-673-0365
Fax: 971-673-0371
E-mail: Julie.M.McFarlane@state.or.us

Pennsylvania

PennsylvaniaBeth Zakutney
Program Administrator
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Violence and Injury Prevention
625 Forster Street
Rm 1008, H & W Building
Harrisburg, PA  17120-0701
Phone: 717-787-5900
Fax: 717-783-5498
E-mail: bzakutney@state.pa
Website: www.health.state.pa.us

Rhode Island

Rhode IslandBeatriz Perez
RPE Coordinator
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: 401-222-7627
Fax: 401-222-4415
E-mail: beatrizp@doh.state.ri.us

South Carolina

South CarolinaJane W. Key
SV Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
1751 Calhoun Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: 803-898-0577
Fax: 803-898-2065
E-mail: keyjw@dhec.sc.gov

South Dakota

South DakotaAmanda Ainslie
Family Planning Program Manager
600 East Capitol Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-4476
Fax: 866-579-8246
E-mail: Amanda.ainslie@state.sd.us

Tennessee

Tennessee Rachel Heitmann
Tennessee Department of Health
Director, Injury, Rape and Violence Prevention Program
425 5th Avenue North
Cordell Hull building, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN  37243-5210
Phone: 615-741-0394
Fax: 615-532-8478
E-mail: rachel.heitmann@tn.gov

Texas

Texas Peggy Helton
Primary Prevention Specialist
Crime Victim Services Division
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548
Phone: 512-936-1278
Fax: 512-370-9870
E-mail: peggy.helton@oag.state.tx.us

Utah

Utah Theresa Brechlin
Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 142106
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2106
Phone: 801-538-6888
Fax: 801-538-9134
E-mail: tbrechlin@utah.gov

Vermont

VermontKim Swartz
Public Health Programs Administrator
Vermont Department of Health Office of Local Health
108 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 70
Burlington, Vermont 05402-0070
Phone: 802-951-0007
E-mail: kimberly.swartz@state.vt.us

Virginia

WashingtonHeather Board
Injury, Violence & Tobacco Prevention Programs Manager
Division of Prevention and Health Promotion
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St. 9th Floor
Richmond VA  23219
Phone: 804-864-7738
Fax: 804-864-7748
E-mail: Heather.Board@vdh.virginia.gov
Website: www.vahealth.org/injury/sexualviolence

Washington

WashingtonJonathan Yglesias
Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist
Office of Community Health Systems
Washington State Department of Health
101 Israel Rd SE
Olympia, Washington 98504-7853
Phone: 360-236-2859
Fax: 360-236-2830
E-mail: jonathan.yglesias@doh.wa.gov

West Virginia

West VirginiaMichelle O'Bryan
Associate Office Director
Office of Community Health Systems and Health Promotion
350 Capitol Street, Room 206
Charleston, West Virginia  25301-3715
Phone: 304-558-6261
Fax: 304-558-1553
E-mail: Michelle.I.OBryan@wv.gov

Wisconsin

WisconsinSusan LaFlash
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
1 W. Wilson, Room 218
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2659
Phone: 608-266-7457
Fax: 608-261-6392
E-mail: Susan.LaFlash@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Wyoming

Wyoming Shelly L. Montgomery
Adolescent Health Program Manager
Maternal and Child Health Unit
Public Health Division
Wyoming Department of Health
6101 Yellowstone Rd. Suite 420
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-8225
E-mail: shelly.montgomery@wyo.gov

U.S. Territory Profiles

Guam

GuamRoselie V. Zabala
RPE Coordinator
Department of Public Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 2816 Hagatna
Guam 96932
Phone: 671-735-7174
Fax: 671-734-2066
E-mail: roselie.zabala@dphss.guam.gov

Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana IslandsThomas Manglona
Department of Public Safety
Office of EMS/Rescue Section
PO Box 500791
Saipan, MP  96950
Phone: 670-664-9137
Fax: 670-664-9015
E-mail: tmanglona@hotmail.com

Puerto Rico

Puerto RicoRebecca Ward
Director
Centro de Ayuda a Victimas de Violación
(Rape Victims Support Center)
Puerto Rico Department of Health
P.O. Box 70184
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-8184
Phone: 787-765-2285
Fax: 787-765-7840
E-mail: mrward@salud.gov.pr

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Republic of the Marshall IslandsThomas Manglona
RPE Coordinator
Division of Health Promotion and Human Services
Republic of the Marshall Islands
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 16
Majuro, MH 96960
Phone: 011-670664-9137
Fax: 011-692-625-3432/4372
E-mail: tmanglona@hotmail.com

US Virgin Islands

Virgin IslandKathleen Arnold-Lewis
US Virgin Islands Chronic Disease
Prevention Program
3500 Estate Richmond
Christiansted, St. Croix
US Virgin Islands 00820-4370
Phone: 340-773-1311 Ext 3100
Fax: 340-692-9505
E-mail: Kathleen.Arnold-Lewis@usvi-doh.org

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