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Contact OHE

The role of the OHE is to:

  • Provide leadership to increase public awareness of health disparities in Pennsylvania.
  • Advocate for the development of programs to address health disparities.
  • Work with policy makers, insurers, health care providers and communities to implement policies and programs that result in a measurable and sustained improvement in health status of underserved and disparate populations.
  • Collaborate with state agencies, academic institutions, community based organizations, health partners, providers and others in the public and private sectors to eliminate health disparities in Pennsylvania.

Office of Health Equity
Pennsylvania Department of Health
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA

OHE Contacts

David Saunders
OHE Director

Judelissa Rosario
Public Health Program Administrator

Angela Gumby
Public Health Program Manager

Emily Lebo
Regional Health Equity Action Team Coordinator

Tensae Getz
Healthcare Opportunity Initiative Coordinator

Aubrey Juris
Partnership Opportunity Initiative Coordinator

Advisory Committee

The Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of Health on matters concerning health inequalities and recommend actions which are data-driven, evidence-based, and culturally aware; increase public awareness of the existence of health disparities; and mobilize statewide, community and individual actions to eliminate health disparities in Pennsylvania.

First NameLast NameOrganization/CompanyTitle/Position
CherylBettigole, MD, MPHPhiladelphia DOHHealth Commissioner
MarioBrowne, MPH, CHESUniversity of Pittsburgh | Schools of the Health SciencesDirector, Office of Health Sciences Diversity
NiaCoaxum, MPH, CHESPhiladelphia Department of Public HealthMaternal Health Coordinator, Community Projects
LisaDavis, MHAPennsylvania Office of Rural HealthDirector
DeeshaDicksonReading Hospital, Tower HealthAssociate Vice President, Community Wellness|
JonathanEncarnacion, Ph.D.UPMC HealthRegional Director
OraliaGarcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.Highmark, Inc.Medical Policy Research Analyst
SerinaGastonHabitat for Humanity of Greater HarrisburgExecutive Director
EvelynGonzalez, M.A.Senior DirectorFox Chase Cancer Center
KimLevittBradbury Sullivan LGBT CenterHealth Programs and Supportive Services Managers
Khadijah, PhD, MS

Lafayette College

Assistant Professor of Biology
NixonPinnacle HealthVP, Mission Effectiveness
GeoffreyRoche, MPA Dignity Health Global EducationSenior Vice President
MichaelSeimWellSpan Health

Sr. Vice President/

Chief Quality Officer

BrendaShelton-DunstonBlack Womens Health AllianceExecutive Director
NormanWeinstein, EsquireGalfand Berger Law FirmAttorney