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HHS Coordinating Committee on Women's Health

The HHS Coordinating Committee on Women's Health (CCWH) was established in 1984 to advise the Assistant Secretary for Health (and, in 1993, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health – Women's Health) on current and planned activities across HHS that would safeguard and improve the physical and mental health of all women in the United States. The coordinating committee is chaired by Nancy C. Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health – Women's Health and the Director of the Office on Women's Health. The committee's members include senior-level representatives from each of the federal agencies and offices within the Department of Health and Human Services.

In acknowledgment of their 30th anniversary in 2014, the CCWH created a timeline (PDF, 338MB) of milestones in women’s health reached by CCWH member agencies and offices.

Committee Chair

Nancy C. Lee, M.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health — Women's Health
Director, Office on Women's Health
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 712-E
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-7650
Fax: 202-401-4005
Email: WomensHealth@hhs.gov

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

National Vaccine Program Office

Sharon Bergquist, Ph.D.
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
National Vaccine Program Office
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 202-690-5547
 

Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)

Evelyn Kappeler
Director
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-2837
Fax: 240-453-2801
Email: evelyn.kappeler@hhs.gov

Alternate:
Tish Hall
Public Health Advisor/Project Officer
Division of Program Implementation
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-8224
Fax: 240-453-2801
Email: tish.hall@hhs.gov

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

Allison Roper, LICSW
Public Health Advisor
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL-100
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-8263
Fax: 240-453-8281
Email: allison.roper@hhs.gov

Alternate:
Emmeline Ochiai
Health Advisor
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL-100
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-8259
Fax: 240-453-8281
Email: emmeline.ochiai@hhs.gov

Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP)

Caroline (Keena) Seyfarth, M.H.S., M.A.
Public Health Analyst
Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Room 443-H
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-205-6606
Fax: 202-690-7560
Email: caroline.seyfarth@hhs.gov

Office of Minority Health (OMH)

Jacqueline Rodrigue
Deputy Director
Office of Minority Health
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-2882
Email: jacqueline.rodrigue@hhs.gov

Office of Population Affairs (OPA)

Susan Moskosky, R.N., M.S.C.
Acting Director, Office of Population Affairs
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-2818
Fax: 240-453-2889
Email: susan.moskosky@hhs.gov

Alternate:
Sima Michaels Dembo, M.P.H.
Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-2838
Fax: 240-453-2801
Email: simamichaels.dembo@hhs.gov

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General

Dawn Alley, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Advisor
Hubert Humphrey Building, Room 729G
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-205-9491
Fax: 202-260-4405
Email: dawn.alley@hhs.gov

Office on Women's Health (OWH)

Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Ave., S.W., Room 712-E
Washington, DC 20201
Main Phone: 202-690-7650

Frances E. Ashe-Goins, R.N., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Partnership and Programs
Office on Women's Health, Room 728-E
Phone: 202-690-6373
Fax: 202-401-4005
Email: frances.ashe-goins@hhs.gov

Lisa Begg, Dr.P.H., R.N.
Senior Scientist (Detail)
Office on Women's Health
Phone: 202-260-6354
Email: elizabeth.begg@hhs.gov

Barbara F. James, M.P.H.
Director, Division of Program Innovation
Office on Women's Health, Room 728-E
Phone: 202-205-2551
Fax: 202-401-4005
Email: barbara.james@hhs.gov

Valerie Borden, M.P.A.
Director, Division of Outreach and Collaboration
Office on Women's Health, Room 719-E
Phone: 202-205-0270
Fax: 202-205-2631
Email: valerie.borden@hhs.gov

Ledia I. Martínez, M.D., M.P.H.
Regional Women's Health Liaison
Office on Women's Health
Phone: 202-205-1960
Fax: 202-401-4005
Email: ledia.martinez@hhs.gov

Caira M. Woods, Ph.D.
Advisor for Health and Science Policy
Office on Women's Health
Phone: 202-401-9545
Fax: 202-401-4005
Email: caira.woods@hhs.gov

Mary E. Worstell, M.P.H.
Senior Advisor
Office on Women's Health
Phone: 202-690-7761
Fax: 202-401-4005
Email: mary.worstell2@cms.hhs.gov

Regional Women's Health Office

Susana Calderon, M.P.H.
Regional Women's Health Coordinator
Region VIII Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
999 18th Street, Suite 471, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-844-7859
Email: susana.calderon@hhs.gov

President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN)

Lauren Darensbourg
Technical Information Specialist
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 560
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-276-9871
Fax: 202-690-5211
Email: lauren.darensbourg@hhs.gov

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Office of the Secretary (OS)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR)

Greta T. Davis, M.A.
Budget Analyst
Division of Budget Policy, Execution & Review
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 529-G.28
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-6405
Fax: 202-690-6896
Email: greta.davis@hhs.gov

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL)

Averi Pakulis
Special Assistant
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 406-G.3
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 690-7627
Email: averi.pakulis@hhs.gov

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Maddie de Boinville
Social Science Analyst
Office of Human Services Policy
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Ave SW, Room 422-F.6
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-260-0382
Fax: 202-690-6562
Email: madeleine.deboinville@hhs.gov

Alternate:
Adelle Simmons, M.P.A.
Senior Program Analyst
Office of Health Policy
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 447-D
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-5924
Fax: 202-205-2524
Email: adelle.simmons@hhs.gov

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Cheryl A. Levine, Ph.D.
Team Lead for At-Risk Individuals
Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience (ABC)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
200 C Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-205-7556
Blackberry: 202-731-2240
Email: cheryl.levine@hhs.gov

Office of External Affairs (OEA)

AJ Pearlman
External Outreach
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 630-F
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202-260-6138
Fax: 202-205-2727
Email: aj.pearlman@hhs.gov

Office of Global Affairs (OGA)

Maeve McKean, J.D., M.S.F.S.
Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary
Office of Global Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-260-6020
Fax: 202-690-6174
Email: maeve.mckean@hhs.gov

Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (OIA)

Agnes H. Donahue, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H.
Director
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 730-E
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-260-5219
Fax: 202-205-2107
Email: agnes.donahue@hhs.gov

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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Agencies

Administration on Community Living (ACL)

Dianne A. Freeman, M.A.
Aging Services Program Specialist
Administration on Aging
Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 5405
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-357-3536
Fax: 202-357-3549
Email: dianne.freeman@aoa.hhs.gov

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Marylouise Kelley, Ph.D.
Director
Family Violence Prevention & Services Program
Family and Youth Services Bureau
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 8216
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-401-5756
Fax: 202-401-7038
Email: marylouise.kelley@acf.hhs.gov

Alternate:
Shawndell Dawson
Senior Program Specialist
Family Violence Prevention & Services Program
Family and Youth Services Bureau
1250 Maryland Ave., SW 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-205-1476
Email: shawndell.dawson@acf.hhs.gov

Laura Hoard, Ph.D.
Social Science Research Analyst
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Aerospace Building, 7th Floor
901 D Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: 202-401-4561
Fax: 202-205-3598
Email: laura.hoard@acf.hhs.gov

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Beth A. Collins Sharp, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Senior Advisor for Women's Health and Gender Research
Research Senior Advisor for Nursing
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
540 Gaither Road, Room 2230
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-427-1503
Fax: 301-427-1561
Email: beth.collinssharp@ahrq.hhs.gov

Jennifer Moore, Ph.D., R.N.
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Fellow
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
540 Gaither Road, Room 2230
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-427-1394
Email: jennifer.moore@ahrq.hhs.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Yvonne T. Green, R.N., C.N.M., M.S.N.
Director, Office of Women's Health
4770 Buford Highway, MS-E89
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 770-488-8121
Fax: 770-488-8280
Email: Ytg1@cdc.gov

Alternate:
Diane Dennis-Stephens, M.P.H.
Health Disparities Officer
4770 Buford Highway, MS-E89
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 770-488-8128
Fax: 770-488-8280
Email: Dbd8@cdc.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Chisara N. Asomugha, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Senior Technical Advisor / Medical Officer
Center for Clinical Standards & Quality
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Mail Stop S2-14-26
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone: 410-786-6841
Fax: 410-786-6857
Email: chisara.asomugha@cms.hhs.gov

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Marsha B. Henderson, M.C.R.P.
Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health
Building 32, Room 2322
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: 301-796-9439
Fax: 301-847-8604
Email: marsha.hendersonl@fda.gov

Alternate:
Deborah Kallgren
Special Assistant to the FDA OWH Director
Building 32, Room 2322
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: 301-796-9442
Fax: 301-847-8604
Email: deborah.kallgren@fda.hhs.gov

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Ph.D.
Director, HRSA Office of Women's Health
Parklawn Building
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13-45
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-8664
Fax: 301-443-8587
Email: smatoff-stepp@hrsa.gov

Alternate:
Anna Kindermann, J.D.
Senior Public Health Analyst
HRSA Office of Women's Health
Parklawn Building
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13-45
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-4159
Fax: 301-443-8587
Email: akindermann@hrsa.gov

Indian Health Service (IHS)

CAPT Carolyn Aoyama
Senior Consultant for Women's Health
Senior Consultant for Advanced Practice Nursing
Office of Clinical Preventive Services
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-1840
Fax: 301-594-6135
Email: Carolyn.Aoyama@ihs.gov

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Janine Austin Clayton, M.D.
Director
Office of Research on Women's Health
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Suite 400 MSC 5484
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-402-1770
Fax: 301-402-1798
Email: claytonja@od.nih.gov

Alternate:
Terri L. Cornelison, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Office of Research on Women's Health
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Deputy Director, Medical Services Branch, RDF-1
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 400, MSC 5484
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-496-3984
Fax: 301-402-1798
Email: t_cornelison@od.nih.gov

Alternate:
Charles A. Wells, Ph.D.
Research Program Officer
Office of Research on Women's Health
6707 Democracy Boulevard
Suite 400
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-402-0361
Fax: 301-402-0005
Email: charles.wells@nih.gov

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Sharon Amatetti, M.P.H.
Senior Public Health Analyst
SAMHSA Women's Issues Coordinator
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
1 Choke Cherry Rd, Room 5-1079
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 240-276-1694
Fax: 240-276-1690
Email: sharon.amatetti@samhsa.hhs.gov

Alternate:
Mary M. McCann, L.C.S.W., C.A.C. III
SAMHSA State Project Officer
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
1 Choke Cherry Rd, Room 5-1080
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 240-276-1758
Fax: 240-276-2830
Email: mary.mccann@samhsa.hhs.gov

Alternate:
Sara Afayee, M.S.W.
Public Health Advisor
SAMHSA
1 Choke Cherry Rd, 6-1016
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 240-276-2823
Email: sara.afayee@samhsa.hhs.gov

Content last updated: March 14, 2013.

Resources last updated: May 20, 2013.

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