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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
717-547-3315

OHE Contacts

David Saunders
OHE Director
davidsaund@pa.gov

Judelissa Rosario
Public Health Program Administrator
jurosario@pa.gov

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 individuals actions to eliminate health disparities in Pennsylvania.

First Name Last Name Organization/Company Title/Position
CherylBettigole, MD, MPHPhiladelphia DOHDirector, Div. of Chronic Disease Prevention
MarioBrowne, MPH, CHESUniversity of Pittsburgh | Schools of the Health SciencesDirector, Office of Health Sciences Diversity
NiaCoaxum, MPH, CHESMontgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Prevention Specialist
YolandaJimenez-ColonGateway HealthManager, Community Engagement and Programs
LisaDavis, MHAPennsylvania Office of Rural HealthDirector
JonathanEncarnacion, Ph.D.UPMC HealthRegional Director
OraliaGarcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.Highmark, Inc.Medical Policy Research Analyst
SerinaGastonPA Nutrition Education NetworkExecutive Director
EvelynGonzalez, M.A.Senior DirectorFox Chase Cancer Center
MeganHumeHealth CoordinatorHIAS-PA
KimLevittBradbury Sullivan LGBT CenterHealth Programs and Supportive Services Managers
TinaNixonPinnacle HealthVP, Mission Effectiveness
JosephRobinson, Jr.Southcentral Sickle Cell CouncilExecutive Director
GeoffeyRocheHarrisburg UniversityExecutive Director
BrendaShelton-DunstonBlack Womens Health AllianceExecutive Director
NormanWeinstein, EsquireGalfand Berger Law FirmAttorney