Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program

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

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



Betsy Cagle 
Program Manager, Rape Prevention Education
Alabama Department of Public Health
The RSA Tower, Suite 966K-201
Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 206-3995
Fax: (334) 206-0317
Email: Betsy.Cagle@adph.state.al.us


Mollie J. Rosier, MPH
Child and Adolescent Health Unit Manager
Section of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health
Division of Public Health
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
3601 C St., Suite 322
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: (907) 269-3466
Email: mollie.rosier@alaska.gov


Diana Lee
Sexual Violence Prevention Program Manager
Arizona Department of Health Services
Bureau of Chronic Disease & Health Promotions
150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 310
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3242
Phone: (971)-227-5614
Fax: 602-364-1496
Email: Diana.Lee@azdhs.gov


Josette Boons
Public Health Educator, Injury & Violence Prevention
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W. Markham St. Slot #10
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-661-2110
Email: josette.boons@arkansas.gov


Enrica Bertoldo
Rape Prevention & Education Program Coordinator
Safe and Active Communities Branch
California Department of Public Health
MS 7214, P.O. Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899
Phone: 916-552-9847
Email: Enrica.Bertoldo@cdph.ca.gov


Danielle Tuft
Sexual Violence Prevention Program Manager
Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692 2592
Fax: (303) 691-7901
Email: Danielle.tuft@state.co.us


Edith Atwerebour, MPH
Health Program Assistant 2
Office of Injury and Violence Prevention/Comprehensive Cancer
Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator
Community, Family Health, and Prevention Section
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0308
Phone: (860) 509-7256
Email: edith.atwerebour@ct.gov


Karen 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 Columbia

Jaida D. Carter, MPH
RPE Program Coordinator
Community Health Administration (CHA)
District of Columbia Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE, 5th Fl
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-9386
Email: jaida.carter@dc.gov


Rhonda Jackson
Violence and Injury Prevention Program Administrator
Florida Department of Health
Division of Community Health Promotion
Bureau of Family Health Services
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # A-13
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1721
Tel: 850-558-9575
Fax: 850-410-1304
Email: Rhonda.Jackson2@flhealth.gov


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


Joanne 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
Phone: 808-733-9038
Fax: 808-733-0978
Email: joanne.higashi@doh.hawaii.gov


Heidi Cook, MSW
Sexual Violence Prevention Health Program Manager
Division of Public Health
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
450 West State Street, 6th Floor
Boise, Idaho 83720 0036
Phone: 208-334-4970
Cell: 208-921-9756
Email: heidi.cook@dhw.idaho.gov


Tiffanie Pressley
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone: 217-785-5225
Email: Tiffanie.Pressley@illinois.gov


Vinootna Kakarla
Violence Prevention Program Director
Division of Women’s Health
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3021
Phone: 317-233-7382
Email: Vkakarla@isdh.IN.gov


Monica Goedken
Violence Prevention Coordinator
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: monica.goedken@idph.iowa.gov


Daina Zolck
Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Public Health Educator
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Health Promotion
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230
Topeka KS, 66612-1274
Phone: 785-296-0351
Fax: 785-296-8645
E-mail: Daina.Zolck@ks.gov


Miranda Stocker, MS (Primary)
RPE Program Manager
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Department for Community Based Services
Clinical Services Branch
275 East Main Street, 3E-A
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
Phone: (502)564-9433 x 3622
Fax: (502)564-4653
Email: Miranda.Stocker@ky.gov

Benita Decker 

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


Karen 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


Alicia Hunter
Violence Prevention Program Manager
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Child and Family Services
2 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333
Cell: (207)-592-0315
Email: alicia.hunter@maine.gov


Erin Boguski, MS
Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator
Rape & Sexual Assault Prevention Program
Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention
Maryland Department of Health
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-2866
Email: erin.boguski@maryland.gov


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


Jessica Grzywacz, MDCH
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan Department of Community Health
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: (517) 335-8627
Fax: (517) 335-9669
Email: GrzywaczJ@michigan.gov

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


Mary Hopkins
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
Phone: (651) 201-5404
Email: mary.hopkins@state.mn.us


Heather Wagner
Division Director, Office Against Interpersonal Violence
Mississippi State Department of Health
715 S. Pear Orchard Rd. Suite 102
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Phone: (601) 206-1545
Fax: 601-957-6781
Email: Heather.Wagner@msdh.ms.gov


Jenay Divin
Program Coordinator
Office on Women’s Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Phone: (573) 522-0220
Fax: (573) 522-3023
Email: jenay.divin@health.mo.gov

Karen Kliethermes
Deputy Chief
Phone: 573-526-0220
Email: Karen.Kliethermes@health.mo.gov


Patrick Paradis
SVPVS Program Specialist
Sexual Violence Prevention & Victim Services
Family and Community Health Bureau
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
1400 Broadway Cogswell Building
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: (406) 444-3628
Fax: (406)-444-2750
Email: patrick.paradis@mt.gov

Jeremy Brokaw
Adolescent Health Section Supervisor
Phone: 406-444-1626
Email: jbrokaw@mt.gov


Peg Ogea-Ginsburg
Injury Prevention Program Manager
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5044
Phone: 402-471-3490
Fax: 402-471-6446
Email: peg.ogeaginsburg@nebraska.gov
Fed Ex: 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5044


Cynthia Burboa
Rape Prevention and Education Program Coordinator
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public & Behavioral Health | MCAH
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Phone: 775-684-4263
Email: cburboa@health.nv.gov

New Hampshire
New Hampshire

JoAnne Miles Holmes, MPH
Injury Prevention Program Manager
Maternal and Child Health Section
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-5384
Email: JoAnne.MilesHolmes@dhhs.nh.gov

New Jersey
New Jersey

Danielle Scott
Rape Prevention and Education Director
Office on the Prevention of Violence Against Women
Division on Women
NJ Department of Children and Families
50 East State Street
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Phone: (609) 888-7580
Email: Danielle.Scott@dcf.nj.gov

New Mexico
New Mexico

Erica Trujillo
Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator
Office of Injury Prevention
Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau
Epidemiology and Response Division
1190 S St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Phone: (505) 827-2725
Fax: 505-827-2796
Email: Erica.Trujillo@state.nm.us

New York
New York

Bernadette Dolen
Director of Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower, Room 821, ESP
Albany, New York 12237
Phone: (518) 474-0535
Email: Bernadette.Dolen@health.ny.gov

North Carolina
North Carolina

Glorina Stallworth
RPE Program Manager
Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
Division of Public Health
1915 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1915
Phone: (919) 707-5426
Fax: (919) 870-4803
Email: 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 Dakota

Mallory Sattler
Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Program Coordinator
ND Department of Health
600 East Blvd. Ave., Dept. 301
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-4562
Fax: 701-328-1412
Email: mlsattler@nd.gov


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
Email: Debra.seltzer@odh.ohio.gov


Brandi Woods-Littlejohn
Administrative Program Manager
Violence Prevention Programs
Injury Prevention Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207
Phone: (405) 271-3430 ext 56461
Fax: 405-271-2799
Email: brandiw@health.ok.gov


Julie McFarlane, MPH
Maternal & Child Health Tribal Liaison
Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Public Health Division
Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
Maternal and Child Health Section
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, Oregon 97232
Phone: (971)-255-7093
Email: Julie.M.McFarlane@state.or.us


Beth 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
Email: bzakutney@state.pa

Rhode Island
Rhode Island

Jeffrey Hill, MS
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
Youth Suicide Prevention Project Manager
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 409
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-7627
Email: jeffrey.hill@health.ri.gov

South Carolina
South Carolina

Mahri Irvine, PhD
SV Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
1751 Calhoun Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 898-3918
Fax: (803) 898-0577
Email: irvinema@dhec.sc.gov

South Dakota
South Dakota

Kendra Rooney
Women’s Health Nurse Consultant
Office of Child and Family Services
South Dakota Department of Health
1315 N Main St, Ste 105
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
Phone: (605)-280-6809
Email: kendra.rooney@state.sd.us


Kristyn Long, BS
Rape Prevention Education Program Director
Division of Family Health and Wellness
Tennessee Department of Health
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Jackson Tower, 8th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Tel: 615-532-7768
Fax: 615-532-8478
Email: Kristyn.Long@tn.gov


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
Phone: (512) 936-1423
Email: peggy.helton@texasattorneygeneral.gov


Lisa Balland
Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 142106
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2106
Phone: (385)-226-7249
Email: lballand@utah.gov


Emily Fredette
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) 865-7729
Email: Emily.Fredette@vermont.gov


Maria Altonen
Injury and Violence Prevention Program Supervisor
Division of Prevention and Health Promotion
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St., 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7735
Email: maria.altonen@vdh.virginia.gov


Kirstin McFarland
Intentional Injury Prevention Specialist
Injury and Violence Prevention Program
Prevention and Community Health
Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 47853
Olympia, Washington 98504-7853
Phone: (360)-236-2859
Email: Kirstin.mcfarland@doh.wa.gov

West Virginia
West Virginia

Sarah Brown Todd
WV Violence and Injury Prevention Program Director
Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
350 Capitol Street, Room 427
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-3715
Phone: (304) 356-4781
Email: sarah.l.brown@wv.gov


Kara Benjamin
Adolescent Health Consultant
Family Health Section
Bureau of Community Health Promotion
1 West Wilson Street, Rm 233
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608)-609-4176
Email: Kara.Benjamin@dhs.wisconsin.gov


Megan Selheim
Youth and Young Adult Health Program Manager
Maternal and Child Health Unit
Public Health Division
Wyoming Department of Health
122 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor West
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Phone: (307)-777-8225
Email: megan.selheim@wyo.gov

U.S. Territorial Profiles

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Rebecca 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
Email: mrward@salud.gov.pr

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

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands

Lyna Fredericks
US Virgin Islands Chronic Disease Prevention Program
3500 Estate Richmond
Christiansted, St. Croix
US Virgin Islands 00820-4370
Phone: (340) 719-0144 Ext 1
Fax: (340) 719-5521
Email: lyna.fredericks@usvi-doh.org

Page last reviewed: February 9, 2022