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Regional Women's Health Coordinators

In each of the Department of Health and Human Services' 10 regions across the United States, a regional staff member serves as the area’s women’s health coordinator. Regional Women's Health Coordinators (RWHCs) from across the country help OWH improve the health of women and girls at the local level. RWHCs identify unique health needs of women in their region and implement initiatives at the state and local level to address those concerns.

RWHCs can help you with local, state, and regional conference exhibit requests and women’s health initiatives in your community.

View a complete list of regions, including all states and territories. 

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Region I

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Region I Women's Health Coordinator:
Laurie Robinson, M.T.S.
John F. Kennedy Federal Building, #2126
Boston, Massachusetts 02203
Phone: 617-565-1071
Fax: 617-565-1071
Email: Laurie.Robinson@hhs.gov

Region II

New Jersey, New York, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John)

Region II Women's Health Coordinator:
Sandra Bennett-Pagan, L.C.S.W.
26 Federal Plaza, Room 3835
New York, NY 10278
Phone: 212-264-4628
Email: LaSandra.Bennett-Pagan@hhs.gov
Program assistant: Genet Vega

Region III

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

Region III Women's Health Coordinator:
Sarah Shrimplin, M.P.H.
150 S. Independence Mall West, Ste. 436
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3499
Phone: 215-861-4620
Email: sarah.shrimplin@hhs.gov

Region IV

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Region IV Women's Health Coordinator:
Lenee Simon, M.P.H.
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 5B95
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-562-7907
Email: lenee.simon@hhs.gov
Program assistant: Candice Jett, M.S.

Region V

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Region V Women's Health Coordinator:
Michelle Hoersch, M.S.
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-353-8122
Email: Michelle.Hoersch@hhs.gov

Region VI

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Region VI Women's Health Coordinator:
CDR Angela Girgenti, R.D.H., M.P.H., C.P.H.
1301 Young Street, Suite 1124
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214-767-3523
Email: Angela.Girgenti@hhs.gov

Region VII

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

Region VII Women's Health Coordinator:
Joyce Townser, R.N., M.S.A., B.S.N.
601 East 12th Street, Room S1801
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-426-2926
Email: Joyce.Townser@hhs.gov

Region VIII

Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

Region VIII Women's Health Coordinator:
Susana Calderon, M.P.H.
1961 Stout Street, Room 08-148
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: 303-844-7859
Email: Susana.Calderon@hhs.gov

Region IX

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the United States Pacific Island Jurisdictions: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau

Region IX Women's Health Coordinator:
Kay A. Strawder, J.D., M.S.W.
90 7th Street, Suite 5-100
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-437-8119
Email: Kay.Strawder@hhs.gov

Public Health Advisor:
Sheila L. James, B.S.
90 7th Street, Suite 5-100
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-437-8075
Email: Sheila.James@hhs.gov

Region X

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

Region X Women's Health Coordinator:
Lewissa Swanson, M.P.A.
701 Fifth Avenue Suite 1600
Rm 1630, MS 20
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-615-2501
Email: lewissa.swanson@hhs.gov

Region I

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Region I Women's Health Coordinator:

Laurie Robinson, M.T.S.

John F. Kennedy Federal Building, #2126

Boston, Massachusetts 02203

Region II

New Jersey, New York, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John)

Region II Women's Health Coordinator:

Sandra Bennett-Pagan, L.C.S.W.

26 Federal Plaza, Room 3835

New York, NY 10278

Phone: 212-264-4628

Email: LaSandra.Bennett-Pagan@hhs.gov

Program assistant: Genet Vega

Region III

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

Region III Women's Health Coordinator:

Sarah Shrimplin, M.P.H.

150 S. Independence Mall West, Ste. 436

Philadelphia, PA 19106-3499

Region IV

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Region IV Women's Health Coordinator:

Lenee Simon, M.P.H.

61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 5B95

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-562-7907

Email: lenee.simon@hhs.gov

Program assistant: Candice Jett M.S.

Region V

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Region V Women's Health Coordinator:

Michelle Hoersch, M.S.

233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300

Chicago, IL 60601

Region VI

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Region VI Women's Health Coordinator:

CDR Angela Girgenti, R.D.H., M.P.H., C.P.H.

1301 Young Street, Suite 1124

Dallas, TX 75202

Region VII

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

Region VII Women's Health Coordinator:

Joyce Townser, R.N., M.S.A., B.S.N.

601 East 12th Street, Room S1801

Kansas City, MO 64106

Region VIII

Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

Region VIII Women's Health Coordinator:

Susana Calderon, M.P.H.

1961 Stout Street, Room 08-148

Denver, CO 80294

Region IX

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the United States Pacific Island Jurisdictions: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau

Region IX Women's Health Coordinator:

Kay A. Strawder, J.D., M.S.W.

90 7th Street, Suite 5-100

San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Health Advisor: Sheila L. James, B.S.

90 7th Street, Suite 5-100

San Francisco, CA 94103

Region X

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

Region X Women's Health Coordinator:

Lewissa Swanson, M.P.A.

701 Fifth Avenue Suite 1600

Rm 1630, MS 20

Seattle, WA 98104