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Contact OHE

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

OHE Contacts

David Saunders
OHE Director

Emily Lebo
Regional Health Equity Action Team Coordinator

Samuel Elenwo
Public Health Program Administrator

Christina Gareis
Public Health Program Administrator

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.

CherylBettigole, MD, MPHPhiladelphia Department of Public HealthHealth Commissioner
MarioBrowne, MPH, CHESUniversity of Pittsburgh | School of PharmacyAssociate Dean for Equity, Engagement, and Justice
NiaCoaxum, MPH, CHESPhiladelphia Department of Public HealthPhilly Joy Bank Program Manager 
YolandaJimenez-ColonGateway HealthManager, Community Engagement and Programs
LisaDavis, MHAPennsylvania Office of Rural HealthDirector
Desha DicksonTower HealthAssociate Vice President, Community Wellness
OraliaGarcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.National Institute of Rural and Minority HealthFounder and President
SerinaGastonHabitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg AreaExecutive Director
EvelynGonzalez, M.A.Senior DirectorFox Chase Cancer Cenrer
SherriLandisThe Arc of PennsylvaniaExecutive Director
Ho-ThanhNguyenPA Immigrant & Refugee Women's Network Founder
TinaNixonPinnacle HealthVP, Mission Effectiveness
KhadijahMitchell, PhD, MSAssistant ProfessorFox Chase Cancer Center
MichaelSeimSenior VPWellspan Health
BrendaShelton-DunstonPhiladelphia Black Womens Health AllianceExecutive Director
StephanieSunPA Asian Pacific American Jewish AllianceCo-Founder and Co-Chair
JohannaVidal-PhelanUPMC Insurance Services DivisionChief Medical Officer
NormanWeinstein, EsquireGalfand Berger Law FirmAttorney