Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator List

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Fu Zhao, MS, PhD
Immunization Division
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street,
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334-206-5249
Fax: 1-800-706-8507 or 334-206-2044
Secure e-mail available

Decentralized-field staff


Pollyanna Stewart, Deputy Program Manager (Interim Coordinator)
State of Alaska
Department of Health & Social Services
Division of Public Health/Section of Epidemiology
Immunization Program
3601 C Street, Suite 540
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: 907-269-8051
Fax: 907-562-7802
Secure e-mail available

American Samoa

Vai Fuata
Department of Health Immunization Program
Fagaima Rd Fitzgerald Building 2nd Floor
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Phone: 84-699-9329
Fax: 684-669- 8467


Susan Goodykoontz
Office of Infectious Disease Services
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 140
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 480-364-4043
Fax: 602-364-3199


Arizona, Maricopa County

Maryola Blancas, MPH
PHBPP Coordinator
Office of Epidemiology
4041 Central Ave 6th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602-372-2617
Cell: 602-399-1343
Fax: 602-372-8935

Arizona, Pima County

Mary Stebbins, MSN, RN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator-Pima County

Phone: 520-784-8334


Becky Snodgrass, RN
Perinatal Hep B Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham St., Slot #48
Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: 501- 614-5300
Fax: 501-661-2300


Rosie Glenn-Finer
Immunization Branch
California Department of Public Health
850 Marina Bay Pkwy
Building P, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA, 94804-6403

Phone: 510-620-3741
Fax: 510-620-3949
Secure email available


California, Los Angeles

Melanie Barr, RN, MSN, CNS
Coordinator, Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit
Los Angeles County
Immunization Program
3530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: 213-351-7427
Fax: 213-351-2780


Edith Rodriguez
Case Management Coordinator

Phone: 213-351-7400
Fax: 213-351-2781


Robin Trujillo, RN, BSN
Interim Immunization Deputy Branch Chief
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive
Denver, CO 80246-1530

Phone: 720-248-8570
Fax: 303-759-5257



Claudia Gutierrez
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Immunization Program
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #11 MUN
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Direct Phone: 860-509-7677
Program Phone: 860-509-7729
Fax: 860-707-1905

Laura Gannon
Delaware Division of Public Health Thomas Collins Building, Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901

Phone: 302-744-1159
Fax: 302-739-2555
Secure email available


District of Columbia

Donna T. Sheler, RN, BSN, MBA
Perinatal Hepatitis B Nurse Consultant
DC Department of Health
HIV/AIDS Hepatitis STD TB Administration (HAHSTA)
899 North Capitol Street, NE
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 202-576-9325
Fax: 202-741-8720

Please use this e-mail address for Perinatal Hepatitis B case communication:

Federated State of Micronesia (FSM)

Carter Apaisam, Program Manager
Department of Health and Social Affairs FSM National Government
P.O. Box PS-70
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941

Phone: 691-320-2619
Fax: 691-320-5263



Deborah M. Kahn, BHS, RN
Community Health Nursing Consultant
Immunization Section, Bureau of Epidemiology
Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
Florida Department of Health
4025 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: 561-496-4360
Cell: 850-445-5908
Fax: 850-412-5810

If Florida’s primary PHBPP contact is not available, please contact secondary contact

Jennifer Rivera, BS (Secondary contact)

Phone: 850-901-6790
Fax: 850-922-4195

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Georgia | Guam


Tracy Kavanaugh, MS, MCHES
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Epidemiology Section
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, NW Suite 14-263
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-651-5196
Fax: 404-657-6871
Secure email available



Allan Angcao
Department of Public Health and
Social Services,
Immunization Program
123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, Guam 96913

Phone: 671-735-7143/7148/7160
Fax: 671-734-1475

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Cathy Wu
Hawaii Immunization Branch Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl Street, 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-586-8359
Fax: 808-586-7511
Secure e-mail available


Jeff Kingsbury
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Immunization Program
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036

Phone: 208-334-5967
Fax: 208-334-4914


Jodi Morgan, BSN RN CIC
Public Health Program Specialist
Illinois Department of Public Health
525 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761

Phone: 217-782- 2016
Fax: 217-524-0962


Illinois - Chicago

Van Quach, BSN, MS, RN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Adult Special Projects Coordinator
Chicago Department of Public Health
2160 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: 312-746-6281
Fax: 312-746-6388 C

Marcia Levin
Immunization Program Director

Phone: 312-746-6120
Fax: 312-746-6388 C



Brenda Mason
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian, 6th floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-416-0267
Fax: 317-972-0142

Centralized (STC database)


Shelly Jensen
Iowa Department of Public Health
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Toll Free: 800-831-6293 ext. 2
Phone: 515-281-4938
Fax: 800-831-6292
Secure email is available


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Kansas | Kentucky


Sarah Chicchelly
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson St, Suite 075
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785-296-3685
Cell: 785-213-4750
Fax: 877-427-7318



Kristin Smitha, BSN, RN, CMSRN
KYIR Nurse Consultant
Kentucky Immunization Program
Department for Public Health
Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning
275 East Main Street HS 2E-B
Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: 502-564-4478 ext 4571
Work cell: 502-892-9014
Fax: 502-564-4760

Julie A Miracle, RN, BSN, CPAN (Secondary contact)
Nurse Consultant

Phone: 502-564-4478
Fax: 502-564-4760

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Susan Hom
Louisiana Office of Public Health
Immunization Program
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 1938
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-568-2600
Fax: 504-568-2660
Secure fax: 844-904-0929


Kristin Poulin
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Division of Infectious Disease
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
286 Water Street, 9th Floor
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: 207-287-6813
Fax: 207-287-8127


Marshall Islands

Rosebella Jennet
National Immunization Program
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 16
Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960

Phone: 692-456-0704
Fax: 692-625-3432



Michal Thornton, RN, BSN
Nurse Program Consultant
Maryland Department of Health
201 W. Preston Street, Suite 319E
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410-767-6674
Fax: 410-333-5893
Secure email available



Laurie Courtney, MSN, RN
Immunization Nurse Manager
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
305 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone: 617-983-6811
Fax: 617-983-6840



Pat Fineis
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Immunization
333 S. Grand Ave
PO Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-242-8319
Fax: 517-763-0470 C

Mixed. Both Centralized and decentralized

Marcy Smith
Case Management

Phone: 517-388-4815
Fax: 517-763-0470 C

Naomi Scherman-Siver
Case Management

Phone: 517-897-3236
Fax: 517-763-0470 C


Sam Burt
Perinatal Hepatitis B Program Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Health
625 Robert St N.
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975

Phone: 651-201-5511
Fax: 1-800-334-4931
Secure e-mail available
Prefer transfers via fax


Genny Grilli, MPH (Secondary contact)

Phone: 651-201-5557
Fax: 1-800-334-4931


Alfredia Johnson
Mississippi State Dept. of Health
Immunization Program
570 East Woodrow Wilson, Suite O-350
Post Office Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Phone: 601-576-7229
Fax: 601-576-7686

William Guy, MSN, RN
Nurse Manager
School/Child Care Compliance, Sickle Cell, & Perinatal Hep B Program
Office of Immunizations
MS State Department of Health

Phone: 769-209-5624


Tricia Cregger, MPH
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Genetics and Healthy Childhood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Phone: 573-526-1465
Fax: 573-751-6185



Susan Reeser, RN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
MT DPHHS Immunization Program
1400 Broadway, RM C211
Helena, MT 59620

Phone: 406-444-1805
Fax: 406-444-2920
Transfer cases via fax or secure email


Cheng Huang, RN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program Coordinator
Immunization Program
PO Box 500309
Saipan, MP 96950

Phone: 670-236-8745
Fax: 670-233-0030


Patty Korbelik, RN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Health Immunization Program
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: 402-471-4487
Cell: 531-530-7142
Fax: 402-471-6426
Secure e-mail is available

Mixed both Centralized and Decentralized


Kari Duff, MPH
CDC Public Health Advisor
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public and Behavioral Health | Nevada State Immunization Program
4150 Technology Way, Suite 210 | Carson City, NV 89706

Phone: 775-842-1012
Cell: 678-629-2466
Fax: 775-684-8338

Nevada - Clark County

Grace Purugganan, BSN, RN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Southern Nevada Health District
280 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas NV 89107
P.O. Box 3902
Las Vegas, NV 89127

Phone: 702-759-1306
Cell: 702-274-9348
Fax: 702-759-1430
Secure e-mail available


Alondra Contreras-Araiza, BSN, RN (Secondary contact)
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator

Phone: 702-759-0871
Cell: 702-379-0643
Fax: 702-759-1430
Secure e-mail available

Nevada - Washoe County

Lilianna Wilbert MPH
1001 E. 9th Street, Building B
Reno, NV 89512

Phone: 775-326-6054
Fax: 775-328-3764 C

New Hampshire

Anne Lucey, RN
Public Health Nurse Specialist
Immunization Section
Division of Public Health Services
NH Department of Health & Human Services
29 Hazen Dr. Concord, NH 03301-6504

Phone: 603-271-0186
Fax: 603-271-3850


New Jersey

Jill Dinitz-Sklar, MPH
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
New Jersey Department of Health
135 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0396

Phone: 609-826-4861
Fax: 609-826-4866
Secure e-mail available

Decentralized but state will get involved to complete cases

New Mexico

Joelle Jacobs, MPH (Interim)
Vaccine and Outreach Manager
Immunization Program, Infectious Disease Bureau
1190 S. Saint Francis Dr.
Suite 1258 (P.O. Box 26110)
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: 505-827-2730
Fax: 505-827-1741


New York

Kate Sorensen (Interim)
Public Health Program Nurse
New York State Department of Health
Division of Epidemiology
ESP, Corning Tower, Rm 649
Albany, NY 12237

Phone: 518-473-4437
Fax: 518-474-1495


New York - City

Julie Lazaroff, MPH
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit
Bureau of Immunization
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street
Queens, NY 11101-4132

Phone: 347-396-2476
Fax: 347-396-8846 (e-fax)

For Transfer Cases and Data Requests

Irene Saunders-Burks
Administrative Associate

Phone: 347-396-2403

North Carolina

Mary J. Stanley, RN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
1917 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1917

Phone: 919-707-5573
Fax: 919-676-6147


Jenny Myers, MPH (Secondary contact)
Immunization Branch

Phone: 919-707-5599
Fax: 919-676-6147

North Dakota

Danielle Pinnick, MPH
600 E Boulevard Ave
Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505

Cell: 701-239-7169
Fax: 701-328-0355


Sarah Weninger (Secondary contact)
Hepatitis Coordinator

Phone: 701-328-2366

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Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon


Laurie M. Billing, MPH (Interim)
Epidemiology Supervisor, Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Bureau of Infectious Diseases
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-644-2718
Cell: 614-980-5963
Fax: 614-441-9894
Secure email available



Debbie Purton (Interim)
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave. Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Phone: 405-426-8325
Fax: 405-900-7585



Olufemi S. Ogunyemi
Immunization Surveillance Epidemiologist/PHBPP coordinator
Oregon Health Authority
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 370
Portland, OR 97232-2162

Phone: 971-304-5321
Fax: 971-623-0278
Secure email available


Shari Minnier, RN
Nursing Services Consultant
Department of Health, Division of Immunizations
Room 1026, Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone: 717-547-3455
Fax: 717-214-7223
Secure email available


Pennsylvania - Philadelphia

Bruce Barlow, BSN
Philadelphia Department of Public Health Division of Disease Control
500 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 215-685-6853
Fax: 215-685-6806 C

Puerto Rico

Zaira Kianes-Pérez, MS, Dr.PH
Immunization Program
Department of Health of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 70184
Centro Medico
San Juan P.R. 00936-8184

Phone: 787-765-2929 ext. 3269


Gustap Salii
Palau Immunization Program
Ministry of Health
Belau National Hosp. Pharmacy Department
P.O. Box 6027
Koror, Palau, PW 96940

Phone: 680-488-7252
Fax: 680-488-4701
Mobile: 680-775-2953

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Hsiu-Chin Shen, MS, RN
Rhode Island Department of Health Division of Family Health
Immunization Program
3 Capital Hill, Room 302
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: 401-222-1254
Fax: 401-222-1088


South Carolina

Tarcia Hill MSN,BSN, RN-BC
Nurse Consultant
Immunization Division
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
2100 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-898-2051
Fax: 803-898-0326


South Dakoda

Sara Bowman
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Disease Prevention
615 East 4th. Street
Pierre, SD 57501-1700

Phone: 605-295-7861
Fax: 605-773-5509 C

Tim Heath (Secondary contact)

Phone: 605-773-5323

Janice Johnson, RN
Program Coordinator
Immunizations Perinatal Hepatitis B Program
TN Department of Health
Andrew Johnson Tower, 3rd Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615-253-1359
Fax: 615-532-8526 or 615-253-3279



Kathy Lowry, MSN, RN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program | Nurse Lead
Immunization Unit/Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W 49th Street MC 1946
Austin, TX 78756

Phone: 512-776-6035
Cell: 512-783-7553
Fax: 512-776-7544


Khalilah Loggins (Secondary Coordinator)

Phone: 512-776-6813

Additional Contact
Catherine Peterson

Phone: 512-776-6035

Texas - Houston

Joy Jasmin Piad RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse IV – Clinical Team Lead
Immunization Program Services
Houston Department of Health & Human Services
8000 N. Stadium Drive, 5th. Floor
Houston, TX 77054

Phone: 832-393-4217
Cell: 832-986-0994
Secure e-mail:
Fax: 832-393-5242


Bridget Turner (Secondary contact)

Phone: 832-393-4756

Texas - San Antonio

Tom Gonzalez
San Antonio Metro. Health District
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Immunization Program
Municipal Plaza Building
114 W. Commerce 7th Floor
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: 210-207-2088
Fax: 210-207-2007 C

Alondra Morales (Secondary contact)

Phone: 210-207-2091
Fax number:  210-207-2007 C

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Kassidy Peterson, BSCH

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Coordinator

Utah Department of Health
288 N 1460 W (use street address for shipping FedEx, UPS only)
PO Box 142012
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2012

Phone: (801) 448-9610
Fax: (801) 538-9440

Merideth Plumpton, RN
Nurse Program Coordinator – Immunization Program
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry St., Suite 304
Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802-951-1255
Fax: 802-951-4061
Secure e-mail available


Molly Nicholson
Public Health Advisor – Immunization Program

Phone: 802-448-5682
Fax: 802-951-4061


Virgin Islands

Monife G. Stout, MA (Interim)
Territorial Director
Immunization Program
VI Department of Health
1303 Hospital Ground, Ste 10
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Office: 340-776-1113 ext 2226
Direct: 340-779-7095


Ann Basner, MPH, Coordinator
Perinatal B Hepatitis Prevention Program
Division of Immunization
Virginia State Department of Health
109 Governor Street, Room 314 West PO Box 2448
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: 804-517-8475
Fax: 804-864-8089

Centralized for baby follow up

Decentralized for mother follow-up

Anna Halloran, MHPA
Hepatitis B Epidemiology Supervisor | Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics
Washington State Department of Health
1610 NE 150th Street
Shoreline, WA 98155

Phone: 360-628-0259
Fax: 206-364-1060 (please call/email prior to faxing)


West Virginia

Lara I. Sitler, RN III
Department of Health and Human Resources
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services
Division of Immunizations
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, W.V., 25301

Phone: 304-352-6263
Fax: 304-558-6335

Decentralized with State as safety net


Stephanie Borchardt, PhD, MPH
WI Immunization Program
1 W Wilson Street, PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

Phone: 608-266-9923
Fax: 608-267-9493


Sarah Born (Secondary contact)


Heidi Gurov, RN, BSN, BSMicr, CMSRN
Nurse Consultant
Immunization Unit
Wyoming Department of Health · Public Health Division
122 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor West
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-777-8981
Cell: 307-256-1727
Fax: 307-777-3615

Communicable Disease Unit does case management

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