Interdepartmental Health Equity Collaborative (IHEC) Members

Office of Minority Health (OMH)

RADM Felicia Collins MD, FAAP
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (DASMH), OMH Director

Roslyn Moore
Deputy Director for Programs

Sandra Barnes
Staff Assistant

Cassandra Chess MPH
Public Health Analyst

Corstella Johnson MPH, CHES
Regional Minority Health Consultant, Region VII

Mildred Hunter
Regional Minority Health Consultant, Region V

Felix Lorenzo PhD
Public Health Specialist

Sheila Malloy-Hall

Martin Mendoza PhD
Director, Division of Data and Policy

LCDR Jesus Reyna RN, BSN
Regional Minority Health Consultant, Region X

Rochelle Rollins PhD, MPH
Senior Policy Advisor

Dianne Rucinski PhD
Evaluation Officer

Georgia Simpson MS
Regional Minority Health Consultant, Region I

Marline Vignier MPH, CHES
Regional Minority Health Consultant, Region II

Tony Welch
Director, Division of Information and Education

Minh Wendt PhD
Public Health Advisor

Stacey Williams
Public Health Analyst

CAPT David Wong MD
Chief Medical Officer, IHEC Co-Chair

CAPT Samuel Wu PharmD
Public Health Advisor

Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH IO)

Leith States MD
Chief Medical Officer

OASH Office of the Surgeon General (OSG)

Ursula Bauer PhD, MPH
Senior Advisor, Community Health and Economic Prosperity (detailee from CDC)

Janet Wright MD, FACC
Director of Science and Policy (detailee from CDC)

OASH Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

Carter Blakey
Deputy Director

Yen Lin
Public Health Advisor

OASH Office on Women's Health (OWH)

Olumayowa Azeez
Health Program Specialist

Adrienne Smith PhD. MS, CHES
Public Health Advisor

Office of the Secretary (OS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR)

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

Rachael Zuckerman
Office of Health Policy, Division of Healthcare Financing Policy

Susan Queen PhD

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

LCDR Ije Perry MPH, MS
Medical Countermeasure Officer

OS Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Kenneth Johnson JD
Supervisory Civil Rights Analyst

Karmen Todd
Civil Rights Analyst

OS Center for Faith and Opportunities Initiative (CFOI)

Ben O'Dell
Program Specialist

OS Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

JoAn Rochez
Senior Attorney

Angela Scott
Attorney Advisor

OS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

David Hunt MD
Medical Officer

Chinonye Onwunli MPH, MS
Policy Analyst

Sherilyn Pruitt

Rashida Dorsey PhD
Division Director of Data Policy, Senior Advisor on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Vicki Gottlich JD

Krissy Hudgins PhD
Social Science Analyst, Office of Performance and Evaluation

Lance Robertson MPA
Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator

Kelly Cronin

Lori Gerhard

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Camille Fabiyi PhD, MPH
Senior Advisor for Women’s Health and Gender Research

Bill Freeman DrPH, MPH
Senior Advisor for Minority Health

Kamila Mistry PhD, MPH
Associate Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education & Priority Populations

CDR Karen Chaves MHS
Director, National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report Program

Tony Boonyasai MD, MPH
Clinical Advisor

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Irma Arispe PhD
Director, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, NCHS

Kevin Heslin PhD
Deputy Director, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, NCHS

Jeff Hall PhD, MA, MSPH, CPH
Lead, Minority Health and Health Equity Science Team

Jennifer Kaminski PhD
Child Development Studies Team Leader

Leandris Liburd PhD, MPH
Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Yvonne Mensa-Wilmot PhD, MPH
Health Scientist, Division of Diabetes Translation

Refilwe Moeti MA
Public Health Educator, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Ana Penman-Aguilar
Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Lara Robinson PhD, MPH
Child Development Studies Team, Division of Human Development and Disability

Betsy Rodriguez MSN, DCES
Senior Public Health Advisor, Division of Diabetes Translation

Jenny Sayers

Christa Singleton MD, MPH
Senior Medical Advisor, Population Health and Healthcare Office

Elizabeth Skillen PhD, MS
Senior Policy Advisor, Population Health and Healthcare Office

CAPT Craig Wilkins
Senior Advisor to Dr. Liburd

Tiffany Brunson, PhD, JD
Co-deputy, Stakeholder Engagement & Disproportionately Affected Adult Populations
Vaccine Task Force Communications
CDC COVID-19 Response

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Darci Graves MPP, MA
Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Minority Health

Susan Karol MD, FACS
Chief Medical Officer, Division of Tribal Affairs

LCDR Shondelle Wilson-Frederick PhD
Technical Director, Division of Quality & Health Outcomes

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

RADM Richardae Araojo PharmD, MS
Associate Commissioner for Minority Health
Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)

Katherine Bravo
Public Health Advisor, OMHHE

Cariny Nunez MP
Public Health Advisor, OMHHE

Christine Lee PharmD, PhD
Health Program Coordinator, OMHHE

CDR Christine Merenda MPH, BSN, RN
Health Program Coordinator, OMHHE

Diana A. Solana-Sodeinde

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Makeda Clement MS, MBA
Public Health Analyst

Emily DeCoster MPH
Public Health Analyst

Elisa Gladstone MPH
Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives

Christine Ramey MBA, BSN, RN
Deputy Director

Indian Health Service (IHS)

Michelle Archuleta MS, MA
Public Health Advisor, CHR and Health Education Program

Minette C Galindo MPA
Public Health Advisor, Division of Behavioral Health

Marcella Ronyak
Director, Division of Clinical & Community Services

Wilbur Woodis
Senior Policy Analyst for External Affairs

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ishmael (Ish) Amarreh PhD, MPA
Minority Mental Health Research Program, Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity

Paul Cotton PhD, RDN
Health Inequities and Global Health Branch, Center for Translational Research and Implementation Science, NHLBI

Alexis Bakos PhD, MPH, RN
Program Director, Supportive Care & Symptom Management Program, National Cancer Institute

Charisee Lamar PhD, MPH, RRT
Director of Health Equity

LeShawndra Price PhD
Chief, Health Inequities and Global Health Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Diane Adger-Johnson
Office of Research Training and Special Programs, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Andrea Marques MD, MPH, PhD
Chief, Mental Health Disparities Research

Eliseo Perez-Stable MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Carmen Moten PhD, MPH
Health Sciences Administrator

Nathaniel Stinson MD
Director, Division of Scientific Programs, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Juanita Chinn
Program Director, Population Dynamics Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Joyce Hunter
Deputy Director, Division of Scientific Programs

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Larke Nahme Huang PhD
Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity

Shayla Anderson

Amanda Doreson
Social Science Analyst, Policy Laboratory

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Alana Rhone MA
Agricultural Economist

Alex Cordova
Community Development Specialist, Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement

Bonita Williams PhD
National Program Leader, Division of Youth and 4-H

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

Edward Berchick PhD, MPH
Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Maureen Lewis

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Wilbur Malloy MA, MLS (ASCP) SBB
Health Science Program Manager
US Army Medical Research and Development Command

U.S. Department of Education (DoED)

James Deaton PhD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Jason Amirhadji JD
Neighborhood & Community Investment Specialist

Peter Ashley DrPH
Director, Policy and Standards Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

Warren Friedman PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

Veronica Helms Garrison MPH
Social Science Analyst, Social Science Analyst, Office of Policy Development & Research

Stephen M. Lucas

Lisa Nowinski MPH, MA
Senior Management Analyst

Carol Payne RN, MSH
Baltimore Field Office Director, IHEC Co-Chair

Eugene Pinzer MS

Brenda Reyes MD, MPH
Residential Health Scientist

Carol Star
Director, Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Development and Research

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

Sonya Coakley
Deputy Director, Office of Public Health

CAPT Sara Newman DrPH, MCP
Director, Office of Public Health, Bureau Scientific Integrity Officer

Heather Passchier MS
Partnerships & Groundworks Program Manager

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Nicole Dangermond
Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Danielle Nelson MPH
Health and Transportation Program Specialist

Maya Sarna

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Jacob Burney
Environmental Justice Grants Program Manager

Ameesha Mehta-Sampath MPH
Indoor Air Quality Coordinator

Onyemaechi Nweke DrPH, MPH
Senior Environmental Health Scientist

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Faye Barnouw JD
Assistant Regional Director

Maricela Segura
Regional Director

U.S. Department of the Treasury (USDT)

Louisa Quittman

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Kenneth Jones PhD
Program Analyst

Ernest Moy MD
Executive Director