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Federal Interagency Health Equity Team



Federal leadership for the National Partnership for Action is provided by the FederalInteragency Health Equity Team (FIHET).
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The FIHET is hosting a regular speaker series
To support the integration of health equity in programs, policies and practices, the FIHET will be hosting a regular speaker webinar series, 'Promoting Health Equity Through Programs and Policies' to create a collaborative and learning environment to highlight current practices and innovative strategies for this type of work across sectors and at different levels of government. Read More
Federal Interagency Health Equity Team
Members Index

Vision
Attain highest level of health for racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations.

Mission
Foster communications and activities of the NPA within federal agencies and their partners; and, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of policies and programs at the national, date, tribal, and local levels that work to end health disparities.

Goals
FIHET members advance the objectives of the NPA based on its goals to:
  1. Unite around a national message
  2. Collaborate around common goals
  3. Leverage assets and experiences of partners
  4. Identify opportunities for agency collaborations, partnerships, and communications that directly or indirectly impact NPA outcomes
  5. Contribute to the NPA Regional Conversations, National Blueprint, and national efforts focused on the elimination of health disparities
  6. Promote Federal participation in community strategies to end health disparities
  7. Create opportunities to more systematically transition evidence-based findings to the field and expeditiously move them to practice and policy
  8. Collaborate on guidance for community-level health disparities programs as a means for improving cohesion, implementation, and outcomes of programs funded by Federal agencies
  9. Increase proactive use of technology in programs, services, and ancillary activities that address health disparities

Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) – May,2013
Onyemaechi Nweke,DrPH, MPH; FIHET Co-Chair;
NPA Lead for the Office of Minority Health
Office of Minority Health
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
1101 Wootten Parkway, LL100,
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-6165
Onyemaechi.Nweke@hhs.gov

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Nychelle (Nikki) Fleming
Public Affairs Specialist
Team Lead, Safe Sleep Outreach & Education
4330 East West Hwy, Suite 519
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 504-7063
nfleming@cpsc.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jane M. Clary
National Program Leader
Division of Nutrition; Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition
800 9th St., SW,
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 720-3891
jclary@nifa.usda.gov

Autumn McCain, MPP
Program Analyst, State Administration Branch
Program Accountability and Administration Divison
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
(703)-305-2472
Autumn.McCain@fns.usda.gov

Anika Patterson, JD, MPA
Equal Employment OpportunitySpecialist
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Room 212-A, Whitten Building
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-0115
Phone: (202) 306-1062
Anika.Patterson@ascr.usda.gov

Jerold Mande, MPH
Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary
Food, Nutrition andConsumer Services
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Suite 216E
Washington, D.C. 20250-0115
Phone: (202)720 - 7711
Jerold.Mande@fns.usda.gov

Bonita Williams, PhD
National Program Leader, Division of Youth and 4-H
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Waterfront Centre, 800 9th St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
Phone: (202) 720-3566
bwilliams@nifa.usda.gov

Audrey Rowe
Administrator
Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone: (703) 305-2062
Audrey.Rowe@fns.usda.gov

Dionne Toombs, PhD
National Program Leader
Community Food and Nutrition
Competitive Programs, CSREES
800 Ninth Street, SW
Waterfront Centre, Room 2416
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 401-2138
dtoombs@nifa.usda.gov

Thuy Vo
Program Specialist
Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis, NIH
1 Center Drive MSC 0160
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-3471
Thu.vo@fns.usda.gov

U.S. Department of Commerce

Jennifer Cheeseman Day, PhD
Assistant Division Chief
Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division
U.S. Census Bureau
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20233-8500
(301) 763-3399
jennifer.cheeseman.day@census.gov

Maureen A. Lewis
Director, Minority Telecommunications
Minority Telecommunications Development Program
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4720
Washington, DC 20230
(202)482-1892
mlewis@ntia.doc.gov

U.S. Department of Defense

Wilbur Malloy
IPA, Program Manager
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5012
(301) 619-8136
wilbur.malloy@tatrc.org


U.S. Department of Education

Constance Pledger, EdD
Executive Director, ICDR
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, SERS
550 12th Street, SW, Room 6039
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 245-7480
connie.pledger@ed.gov


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Carol B. Payne, RN, MSN
Field Office Director, Baltimore Office of HUD
U.S. Department of Housing
Ten South Howard Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore MD 21201
(410) 209-6573
carol.b.payne@hud.gov

U.S. Department of Justice

Deeana Jang
Chief
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW - NWB
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 307-2222
deeana.jang@usdoj.gov

U.S. Department of Labor

Carrol Bascus JD, MHA
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-5907
Bascus.carrol@dol.gov

U.S. Department of Transportation

Alexander W. (Sandy) Sinclair
Highway Safety Specialist
Occupant Protection Division, NT1-112
NIST
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
(202) 366-2723
Sandy.Sinclair@dot.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Barbara Ward
Director
Center for Minority Veterans; Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC20420
(202) 461-6191; (202) 273-7092 (fax)
Barbara.Ward@va.gov

Lisa Red, MSHA, CCDP
Director of Cultural Competency and Communication
Center for Minority Veterans; VA Office of Health Equity
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC20420
(405) 651-3296
lisa.red@va.gov

Uchenna Uchendu, MD
Chief Health Equity Officer
Veterans Health Administration Office of Health Equity
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
uchenna.uchendu2@va.gov

Earl Newsome, III
Deputy Director, Center forMinority Veterans
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC20420
(202) 461-6191
earl.newsome@va.gov

Kennita R. Carter, M.D.
VA Maryland Health Care System
Managed Care Clinical Center (BT101/MC)
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore,MD21201
(410) 605-7650
kennita.carter@va.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Administration for Children and Families

Mia Bailey
Program Management Analyst
DHHS-Administration for Children and Families
Office of Regional Operations
901 D Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
(202) 401-5238
mia.bailey@acf.hhs.gov


Crystal Peeler
Office of Child Support Enforcement,
Administration for Children and Families
Program Specialist
370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW
Washington, DC 20447
(202) 401-1381
crystal.peeler@acf.hhs.gov


Administration for Community Living Center for Disability and Aging Policy

Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, MD, MSc, PhD
Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology,
National Institute on Aging, NIH
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW
4th Floor, Room 4009
Washington, DC 20201
(301) 496-6762
rosaly.correa-de-araujo@nih.gov


Administration for Community Living Office of External Affairs

Dianne A. Freeman
Aging Services Program Specialist
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW
5 Floor, Room 5405
Washington, DC20201
(202) 357-3536
dianne.freeman@aoa.hhs.gov


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Francis D. Chesley, Jr., MD
Director, Office of Extramural Research,
Education and Priority Populations
540 Gaither Road, Room 2034
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 427-1449
francis.chesley@ahrq.hhs.gov


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH
Director
Office of Minority Health and Health Equity,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Mailstop E-67
Atlanta, GA 30333
(770) 488-8343
lel1@cdc.gov

Virginia S. Cain, PhD
Health Scientist
Director of Extramural Research
National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road Room 7208
Hyattsville, MD 20782
(301) 458-4395
vxc6@cdc.gov

Camara Jones
Medical Officer
Office of Public Health Scientific Services, CDC
720 Westview Drive, SW, NCPC A-250
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 756-5216
cdj9@cdc.gov

George W. Roberts, Ph.D.
Behavioral Scientist
Office of Minority Health and Health Equity,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
KOGR Bldg COLUM Rm 1096, MS K77
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 488-8004
george.roberts@cdc.hhs.gov


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administration

Susan Fleck, RN, MMHS
Government Task Leader
CMS Health Disparities Program
Division of Quality Improvement
JFK Federal Building Rm 2350
Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
(617) 565-1305
SFleck@cms.hhs.gov

Denesecia P. Green
Senior Health Insurance Specialist
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;
Office of Enterprise Management
S2-24-22; Mail Stop S2-26-17
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
(410) 786-8797
denesecia.green@cms.hhs.gov

Cara V. James, PhD
Director
Office of Minority Health
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Office of the Secretary
7500 Security Boulevard, S2-12-17
Baltimore, MD 21244
(410) 786-2773
Cara.James@cms.hhs.gov

Nicole Hewitt, PhD
Social Scientist
Office of Minority Health
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Office of the Secretary
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
(410) 786-0164
Nicole.Hewitt@cms.hhs.gov


Food and Drug Administration

Mary C. Hitch
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of the Commissioner;
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20903
(301) 796-8639
mary.hitch@fda.hhs.gov

Christine Torbert, MBA, RN
Supervisory Nurse Consultant
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-3238
CTorbert@hrsa.gov

Christine Merenda
Director Health Pro
Food and Drug Administration;
Office of the Commissioner
Building WO32, Room 2382; Mail Stop HF-12,
10903 New Hampshire Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
(301) 796-8453
Christine.merenda@fda.hhs.gov

Jonca Bull, MD
Director, Office of Minority Health
Office of the Secretary
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
(301) 796-8000
jonca.Bull@fda.hhs.gov

Gemirald P. Daus, MA
Public Health Analyst
Office of Special Health Affairs;
Office of Health Equity,
Health Resources and Services Administration
Parklawn Building – Room 12-70
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland20857
(301) 443-2462
gdaus@hrsa.gov


Indian Health Service

Wilbur Woodis
Senior Policy Analyst for External Affairs
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 443-1676
Wilbur.woodis@ihs.gov


National Institutes of Health

Diane Adger-Johnson
Minority Health Program Manager
Office of Special Populations and Research Training
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
6700-B Rockledge Drive, MSC 7610
Bethesda, MD 20892-7610
(301) 402-8969
dadger@niaid.nih.gov

Pamela Y. Collins, MD, MPH
Director, Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health
Director, Office of Rural Mental Health Research
National Institute of Mental Health/NIH
6001 Executive Blvd, Room 8125
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 443-2847
pamela.collins@nih.gov

Paul A. Cotton, PhD, RD
Program Director
Health Behavior and Minority Health
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Nursing Research
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
(301) 402-1080
paul.cotton@mail.hhs.gov

Robert A. Mays, Jr., PhD
Health Sciences Administrator
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd. MSC 9659
Bethesda, MD20892
(301) 443-2847
rmays@mail.nih.gov

Barbara E. Moquin, Ph.D., APRN, BC-P
Health Science Administrator (Detail)
Center for the Clinical Trails Network
6001 Executive Blvd, Rm 3131
Bethesda, MD 20892-9557
(301) 496-9004
moquinb@mail.nih.gov

Stephanie Moquin
National Institutes of Health;
Vaccine Research Center
6100 Executive Blvd., Suite 4609B,
Building 40
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 594-8710
Stephanie.moquin@nih.gov

Irene Dankwa-Mullan MD, MPH
Director, Office of Innovation and Program Coordination
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities,
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465
(301) 594-8758
dankwamullani@mail.nih.gov

Regina Smith James, MD
Medical Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, MSC 3902
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 435-2692
rjames@mail.nih.gov

Charlene Le Fauve
Deputy Director, ORDGMH
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Blvd Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 435-4582
charlene.lefauve@nih.gov

Su Yeon Lee
Non-government
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Blvd Rockville, MD 20892
(301) 594-4398
suyeon.lee@nih.hhs.gov

Barbara E. Mai, PhD, APRN, BC-P
Senior Public Health Advisor (Detail)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine;
National Institute on Drug Abuse;
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20892-9557
(301) 758-0575
barbara.mai@nih.gov

Carmen P. Moten, PhD, MPH
Health Sciences Administrator
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, MSC 9746
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-8589
cmoten@mail.nih.gov

LeShawndra N. Price, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Research
Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health
Chief, Mental Health Disparities
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 8130, MSC 9659
Bethesda, MD 20892-9659
Phone: (301) 594-7963
lprice@mail.nih.gov

Shobha Srinivasan, PhD
Health Disparities Research Coordinator
Division of Cancer Control Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9764
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-6937
Sriniva2@mail.nih.gov

Martina Vogel Taylor, MT (ASCP)
Senior Prevention Science Advisor
Office of the Director
Division of Cancer Control
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 5E-430,
MSC 9784, Bethesda, MD 20892-9784
(240) 276-7067
vogelm@mail.nih.gov

Della Brown White, PhD
Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Special Populations;
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
6100 Executive Blvd., Suite 5E03;
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 435-2712
whitede@mail.nih.gov


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Larke Nahme Huang, PhD
Senior Advisor on Children
Office of Policy, Planning & Innovation;
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
One Choke Cherry Drive,  Room 8-1051
Rockville, MD  20857
(240) 276-2000
larke.huang@samhsa.hhs.gov

Trina Dutta, MPP, MPH
Public Health Analyst
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
1 Choke Cherry Drive, Room 6-1076
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1944
Trina.dutta@Samhsa.hhs.gov

Roslyn Holliday Moore
Public Health Advisor
Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation,
Center for Mental Health Services,
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1056
Rockville, MD20857
(240) 276-1825
roslynholliday.moore@samhsa.hhs.gov


Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Acacia Bamberg Salatti
Deputy Director
200 Independence Ave S.W.
Washington DC 20201
(202) 358-3595
Acacia.Salatti@hhs.gov

Sylvia Griffin
Assistant to the Director
Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 358-3597
Sylvia.Griffin@hhs.gov


OS/Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Susan Queen
Director of the Division of Data Policy
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-6796
susan.queen@hhs.gov


OS/Office for Civil Rights

Kenneth D. Johnson, JD
Senior Civil Rights Analyst
Office for Civil Rights;
Civil Rights Division
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 509F
Washington, DC20201
(202) 619-0128
kenneth.d.johnson@hhs.gov

Cezar Lopez
Senior Advisor
Office of the Secretary;
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue, S.W., 5-515E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 619-1002
Cezar.lopez@hhs.gov

Donnamarie Spencer, MS
Lieutenant, US Public Health Service
Office of Civil Rights Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201
202-619-2595
Donnamarie.Spencer@hhs.gov


OS/Office of the General Counsel

JoAn Rochez
Senior Attorney
Office of the General Counsel
1600 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 639-7207
joan.rochez@hhs.gov


Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Carter R. Blakey
Senior Public Health Advisor
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-8254
carter.blakey@hhs.gov

Debra C. Nichols, MD, MPH
Public Health Advisor
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1101 Wootton Parkway, LL100
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-8264
debra.nichols@hhs.gov


OS/Office of the National Coordinator

David Hunt, MD
Medical Officer
Office of Provider Adoption Support,
Office of the National Coordinator
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 205-5105
davidr.hunt@hhs.gov


Office of Minority Health

Arlene Lester, DDS
Regional Minority Health Consultant
Office of Minority Health;
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 5B-59
Atlanta, GA 30303-8909
(404) 562-7905 or 7888
arlene.lester@hhs.gov

Kwamme Anderson
Public Health Analyst
Office of the Secretary;
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-6166
Kwamme.Anderson@hhs.gov

Sabrina Chapple
Public Health Advisor
Office of Adolescent Health,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-2808
Sabrina.chapple@hhs.gov

Christine Montgomery
Management and Program Analyst
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-6176
christine.montgomery@hhs.gov

Wilma Robinson, PhD, MPH
Deputy Director
Office of Adolescent Health,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-8610
wilma.Robinson@hhs.gov

Minh Wendt, Ph.D.
Public Health Analyst
Office of Minority Health
Office of the Secretary
1101 Wootton Pkwy, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-6160
minh.wendt@hhs.gov

Samuel Wu, Pharm. D
Public Health Advisor
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-6173
samuel.wu@hhs.gov

Valerie Welsh, MS, CHES
Senior Health Policy Analyst
Office Minority Health,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (240) 453-8222;
Fax: (301) 443-1426
Valerie.Welsh@hhs.gov

Tyler White, MPH
ORISE Research Fellow
Office of Minority Health
Office of the Secretary
1101 Wootton Pkw, Suite 600.
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-6193
tyler.white@hhs.gov

Stacey L. Williams
Public Health Analyst
Office of Minority Health;
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-6152
Stacey.Williams@hhs.gov

Shondelle Wilson-Fredrick
Public Health Advisor
Office of Minority Health,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-8222
Shondelle.Wilson-Frederick@hhs.gov


Office of Women's Health

Frances Ashe-Goins, RN, MPH
Health Sciences Administrator
Office of Women's Health
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 728E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7650
frances.ashe-goins@hhs.gov

Adrienne M. Smith, PhD, MS, CHES
Public Health Advisor
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 728F
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-5884
adrienne.smith@hhs.gov




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