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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

AlabamaAdrinda C. Carter, MPH
Program Manager, Rape Prevention Education
Alabama Department of Public Health
The RSA Tower, Suite 960K-2-1
Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Tel: 334-206-5565
Fax: 334-206-0343
E-mail: adrinda.carter@adph.state.al.us

Alaska

AlaskaMolly Rosier
Division of Public Health
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
3601 C St., 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 (ADHS)
Bureau of Women's & Children's Health (BWCH)
150 N. 18 Avenue, Suite 320
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3242
Tel: 602- 542-7343
Fax: 602-542-7351
E-mail: henselc@azdhs.gov or carolrpep@aol.com

Arkansas

ArkansasMandy Thomas
Injury and Violence Prevention Section
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham; Slot 10
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Tel: 501-683-0707
E-mail: Amanda.Thomas@arkansas.gov

California

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

FedEx: 1616 Capitol Ave., Suite 74.660
Sacramento, California 95814-5052

Colorado

ColoradoTomei Kuel
Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530
Tel: 303 692 2049
Fax: 303 691-7901
E-mail: tomei.kuehl@state.co.us

Connecticut

ConnecticutLindsey Kelley
Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator
CT Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 340308, MS#11 HLS
Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0308
Tel: 860 509-7834
Fax: 860-509-7855
Email: Lindsey.Kelly@ct.gov

Delaware

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

District of Columbia

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

Florida

FloridaLorraine Elder, MSW
Program Administrator, Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Florida Department of Health
Division of Community Health Promotion
Bureau of Family Health Services
Prevention Services and Quality Management Section
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # A-13
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1721
Tel: 850-245-4485
E-mail: Lorraine.Elder@flhealth.gov

Georgia

GeorgiaMosi Bayo, M.Ed.
Program Manager
Sexual Violence & School Health
Chronic Disease Prevention Section
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, 16h Floor, Suite 16-304
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404-657-6607
Fax: 404-657-4338
E-mail: Mosi.Bayo@dph.ga.gov

Hawaii

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

Idaho

IdahoMercedes Muñoz
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Bureau of Health Promotion
450 West State Street, 6th Floor
Boise, Idaho 83720 0036
Tel: 208-334 4970
Fax: 208-334 6573
E-mail: munozm1@dhw.idaho.gov

FedEx: 450 W State Street, 6th Fl.
Boise, Idaho 83720 0036

Illinois

IllinoisRhonda Clancy
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Tel: 217-558-4081
Fax: 217-782-1235
TTY: 800-537-0466
E-mail: Rhonda.Clancy@illinois.gov

Indiana

IndianaTerri L. Lee, MPH
Violence Prevention Program Director
Division of Women's Health
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3021
Tel: 317-2330-7056
Fax: 317-233-8199
Email: TLww1@isdh.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
Tel: 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
Tel: 785-296-8476
Fax: 785-296-8645
E-mail: Lhart@kdheks.gov

Kentucky

KentuckyBenita Decker (Primary)
Adolescent Health Initiatives Coordinator
Div. of Women’s Health
East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
Tel: 502-564-3236 x 4031
E-mail: Benita.Decker@ky.gov

David Gutierrez, LCSW
Branch Manager
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Department for Community Based Services
Family Violence Prevention Branch
275 East Main Street, 3E-A
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
Tel: (502)564-9433 x 3576
Fax: (502)564-4653
Email: David.Gutierrez@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
Tel: 504-568-3513
Fax: 504-568-3503
E-mail: Karen.Webb@LA.gov

Maine

MaineHolly B. Stover
Director, Office of Violence Prevention
2 Anthony Avenue SHS #11
Augusta, Maine 04333
Tel: 207-624-7919
Mobile: 207-557-0808
Email: Holly.Stover@maine.gov

Maryland

MarylandTiwanica Moore
Program Coordinator
Maryland Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene
Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention Program
201 West Preston Street, Bldg 300
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Tel: 410-767-4090
Fax: 410-333-5385
E-mail: tmoore@dhmh.state.md.us

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

MichiganJessica Grzywacz
MDCH
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Tel: 517-335-8627
Fax: 517-335-9669
E-mail: GrzywaczJ@michigan.gov

Fed Ex: Washington Square Bldg-8th Flr
109 W. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan 48913

Minnesota

MinnesotaMark Kinde
Program Director
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit Leader
Golden Rule Building
85 E. Seventh Place, Suite 220
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882
Tel: 651-201-5447
Fax: 651 201-5800
E-mail: mark.kinde@state.mn.us

Mississippi

MississippiHeather Wagner
Director, Office Against Interpersonal Violence
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 E Woodrow Wilson Drive
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1700
Tel: 601-576-7855
Fax 601-576-7805
E-mail: Heather.Wagner@msdh.ms.us

Missouri

MissouriKaren Kliethermes
Program Coordinator
Office on Women’s Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Srvcs
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Tel: 573-526-0445
Fax: 573-522-3023
E-mail: Karen.Kliethermes@health.mo.gov
PI: Tuck Vandyne
Email: Tuck.Vandyne@health.mo.gov

Fed Ex: 930 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Montana

MotantaKimberly Koch
Program Specialist, Women’s and Men’s Health Section
State of MT Dept. of PHHS
1400 Broadway Cogswell Building
Helena, Montana 59620
Tel: 406-444-4348
Fax: 406-444-2750
E-mail: kkoch@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

Fed Ex: 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5044

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

New Hampshire

New HampshireRhonda Siegel, MSEd
Administrator
Maternal and Child Health Section
Bureau of Population Health and Community Services
Division of Public Health Services
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Tel: 603-271-4516
E-mail: rsiegel@dhhs.state.nh.us

New Jersey

New JerseyLisa Holland (primary)
Department of Health and Senior Services
50 East State Street, P.O. Box 364
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0360
Tel: 609-292-0840
E-mail: Lisa.holland@doh.state.nj.us

Vicki Lunde Rodriguez
Div. of Women, Rape Care & Prevention Program
101 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 801
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0801
Tel: 609-984-2016
Fax: 609-633-6821
E-mail: vrodriguez@dca.state.nj.us

New Mexico

New MexicoAuralie M. Tortorici, MSW LISW (Acting)
Office of Injury Prevention
Social & Community Services Supervisor
NM Department of Health, ERD
1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite 1100
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Tel: 505-827-2725
Fax 505-827-2796
E-mail: AuralieM.Tortorici@state.nm.us

New York

New YorkAnn-Margret Foley, Director of Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower Bldg, Room 821, ESP
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, North Carolina 27699-1915
Tel: 919-707-5426
Fax: 919-870-4803
E-mail: glorina.stallworth@dhhs.nc.gov

Fed Ex: 5505 Six Forks Rd, Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor, Room A-3
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609-3809

North Dakota

North DakotaMallory Sattler
Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Program Coord.
ND Department of Health
600 East Blvd. Ave., Dept. 301
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-4562
Fax: 701-328-1412
E-mail: mlsattler@nd.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, Pennsylvania 17120-0701
Phone: 717-787-5900
Fax: 717-783-5498
E-mail: bzakutney@state.pa

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
Family Planning Program/Rape Prevention
600 East Capitol Street
Pierre, South Dakota 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, Tennessee 37243-5210
Phone: 615-741-0394
Fax: 615-532-8478
E-mail: rachel.heitmann@tn.gov

Texas

Texas Peggy Helton
Primary Prevention Program Coordinator
Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services
Crime Victim Services Division
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, Texas 78711-2548
Tel: 512-936-1423
E-mail: peggy.helton@texasattorneygeneral.gov

Carol Harvey
State Adolescent Health Coordinator
Office of Title V & Family Health
Texas Dept. of State Health Services
Tel: 512 776-6965
Email: Carol.harvey@dshs.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

FedEx: 288 N. 1460 West Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

Vermont

VermontKim Swartz, MHSc
Director, Preventive Reproductive Health
Vermont Department of Health
Division of Maternal and Child Health
108 Cherry St.
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, Vermont 05402
Phone: 802-951-0007
E-mail: kimberly.swartz@vermont.gov

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, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804-864-7738
Fax: 804-864-7748
E-mail: Heather.Board@vdh.virginia.gov

Washington

WashingtonKirstin McFarland
Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 47853
Olympia, Washington 98504-7853
Tel: 360-236-2859
E-mail: Kirstin.mcfarland@doh.wa.gov

West Virginia

West VirginiaJohn D. Yauch
Violence and Injury Prevention Program Director
WV Bureau for Public Health
Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
350 Capitol Street, Room 427
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-3715
Tel: 304-356-4398
Fax: 304-558-1553
E-mail: john.d.yauch@wv.gov

Wisconsin

WisconsinAmber Arb (Interim)
Wisconsin Dept of Health and Family Services
1 W. Wilson, Room 218
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2659
Tel: 608 266-1049
Fax: 608-261-6392
E-mail: Amber.Arb@wisconsin.gov

Wyoming

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

U.S. Territory Profiles

Commonweath of the Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana IslandsDaniel R. Suel
Dept. of Fire and EMS Division of Grants and EMS
P.O. Box 7068 SVRB
Saipan MP, 96950
Tel: (670) 664-9137
Email: drsuel@dfems.gov.mp

Guam

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

Fed Ex: Rm 232, Central Public Health
Bldg. 123 Chalan Kareta & Rt. 10
Mangilao, Guam 96923

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

Fed Ex: 1058 Muñoz Rivera Avenue
Third floor, Suite 302
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00927-5008

US Virgin Islands

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


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