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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

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

Region V

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

Reion 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

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