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Last Modified: April 05, 2021

Contacts for Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

U.S. States, Territories & Commonwealths

Because early hearing detection & intervention (EHDI) programs are developing so rapidly, the best contact in a particular state may have changed. If your state contact should be changed, email us or call us at 435-797-0635.

Alabama

Mary Ellen Whigham, RN
Newborn Screening Nurse Supervisor
Alabama EHDI Coordinator
Bureau of Family Health Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 1000
Prattville, AL 36067-9901
Phone: 1-866-928-6755
Fax: 334-206-3791
Email Mary Ellen Whigham
Rachael Montgomery, BSN, RN
Newborn Screening Program Director
Bureau of Family Health Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 1000
Prattville, AL 36067-9901
Phone: 1-866-928-6755
Fax: 334-206-3791
Email Rachael Montgomery

Alaska

Annette L. Callies
Program Manager
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI)
Women's Children's and Family Health (WCFH)
Department of Health and Social Services
3601 C Street, Suite 322
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7123
Phone: 907-334-2273
Fax: 907-269-3465
Email Annette L. Callies

American Samoa

Bethany Malae-Toelupe, MPA
EHDI Coordinator
Helping Babies Hear
American Samoa Department of Health
P.O. Box 5666
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: Office: 684-699-4990 | Mobile: 684-258-5660
Email Bethany Malae-Toelupe

Arizona

Lylis Olsen, MS, CCC-A
AzEHDI Coordinator
Lead on HRSA EHDI grant
The EAR Foundation of Arizona
P.O. Box 11359
Glendale, AZ 85318
Phone: 602-690-3975
Fax: 602-296-0425
Email Lylis Olsen
Fran Altmaier, BSW
Lead on CDC EHDI grant
Case Management Coordinator
Office of Newborn Screening
Arizona Department of Health Services
250 North 17th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-364-1814
Fax: 602-364-1495
Email Fran Altmaier

Arkansas

Kimberly Scott
EHDI Coordinator and Infant Hearing Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 20
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Phone: 501-280-4758
Fax: 501-280-4170
Email Kimberly Scott

California

Sheri Farinha, CEO
Principal Investigator
HRSA-20-047
NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
4044 N. Freeway Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 916-626-4928
Email Sheri Farinha
Julie Rems-Smario, M.A., M.S.
Education Programs Assistant
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Unit
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 2305
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone: Office: 510-344-6173 | Mobile: 510-202-2322
Email Julie Rems-Smario

Colorado

Arlene Stredler Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director, Colorado EHDI
Colorado Department of Human Services
Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind
1875 Sherman Street – Ground Level
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-818-1258
Fax: 303-866-4831
Email Arlene Stredler Brown

Connecticut

John Lamb
Coordinator
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Program
Community, Family Health, and Prevention Section
Connecticut Dept of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave MS #11 MAT
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7108
Fax: 860-509-8132
Email John Lamb

Delaware

Isabel M. Rivera-Green, MSW
Public Health Treatment Program Administrator
Director of Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health
Jesse Cooper Building
417 Federal St
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-744-4544
Fax: 302-661-7227 SLC: (D320)
Email Isabel M. Rivera-Green
Shatera R. Baynard, M.H.S
Social Service Administrator
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Coordinator
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Public Health
Jesse Cooper Building
417 Federal St
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-744-4544
Fax: 302-661-7227 SLC: (D320)
Email Shatera R. Baynard

District of Columbia

Lindsay Handelsman, MPH, CHES
Program Manager – Newborn Services
Perinatal and Infant Health Division, Family Health Bureau
Community Health Administration (CHA)
899 North Capitol Street NE, 3rd Fl
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: Direct: 202-442-9358 | Main: 202-442-5925 | Cell (preferred): 202-770-8829
Fax: 202-478-5813
Email Lindsay Handelsman

Federated States of Micronesia

Mr. Dionis E. Saimon
Project Coordinator, FSM EHDI Program
P.O. Box PS 70
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941
Phone: 691-320-2619
Fax: 691-320-5263
Email Mr. Dionis E. Saimon

Florida

Kimberly Porter
Program Coordinator
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Children's Medical Services, Florida Dept of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
Phone: 850-245-4905
Email Kimberly Porter

Georgia

Brandt Culpepper, Ph.D., CCC-A
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Team Lead
Maternal and Child Health Section; Division of Health Promotion
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St NW – 11-485
Atlanta, Ga 30303-3186
Phone: 404-651-5482
Fax: 404-657-2773
Email Brandt Culpepper

Guam

Heidi E. San Nicolas, Ph.D.
Director
University of Guam CEDDERS
House 29
303 University Drive
UOG Station
Mangilao, GU 96923
Phone: 671-735-2481
Fax: 671-734-5709
Email Heidi E. San Nicolas

Hawaii

Po Kwan Wong
Newborn Hearing Screening Program Coordinator
Department of Health
Genomics Section
741 Sunset Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-733-9052
Fax: 808-733-9068
Email Po Kwan Wong

Idaho

Brian Shakespeare
Program Coordinator
Idaho Sound Beginnings
450 West State Street, 5th Floor
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-334-0983
Fax: 208-332-7331
Email Brian Shakespeare

Illinois

Ginger Mullin, AuD, EHDI Coordinator
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: 217-785-1053
Email Ginger Mullin
Esha Phatak, MPH
HRSA Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Program Coordinator
UIC- Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC)
Lombard Regional Office
1919 S. Highland Ave., Suite 320A
Lombard, IL 60148-6181
Phone: 224-567-0679
Email Esha Phatak

Indiana

Suzanne M. Foley, Au.D., CCC-A
Director
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
Indiana State Department of Health
1200 East 42nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: 317-232-0972
Fax: 317-925-2888
Email Suzanne M. Foley
Stacy Allgeier
Follow-up Coordinator
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
Indiana State Department of Health
1200 East 42nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: 317-233-1264
Email Stacy Allgeier

Iowa

Tammy O'Hollearn
Director
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: 515-242-5639
Fax: 515-242-6013
Email Tammy O'Hollearn

Kansas

Liz Schardine (Abbey), M.A. Audiologist
SoundBeginnings EHDI Coordinator
Sound Beginnings Newborn Hearing Screening Program
Kansas Bureau of Family Health
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
Phone: 785-368-7167
Fax: 785-559-4240
Email Liz Schardine (Abbey)

Kentucky

Jeanruth “Jeanne” Albano, MPH
EHDI Health Program Administrator
CHFS Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs
310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: Office: 502-429-4430, 800-232-1160, x2052; EHDI: 877-757-4327
Fax: 502-429-7160
Email Jeanruth “Jeanne” Albano

Louisiana

Terri Ibieta
LA EHDI Program Director
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone: 504-554-5980
Fax: 504-568-5854
Email Terri Ibieta

Maine

Anne Banger
Newborn Hearing Program Coordinator
Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Disease Prevention
Maternal and Child Health/Children With Special Health Needs/Newborn Hearing
286 Water Street, 7th Floor
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone: 207-287-8427
Fax: 207-287-4743
TTY: Call 711 (Maine Relay)
Email Anne Banger
Karen Hopkins, M.Ed.
Director of Early Childhood Education
Family Services and Elementary Programs
The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Mackworth Island
Falmouth, ME 04105
Phone: 207-781-6335
Email Karen Hopkins

Mariana Islands

Shiella Marie Deray
CHCC/ EHDI Program
PO Box 500409 CK
Hinemlo Drive, Lower Navy Hill
Saipan MP 96950
Phone: 670-236-8709
Email Shiella Marie Deray

Marshall Islands

Chinilla T. Pedro, MBA
EHDI Coordinator, RMI
PO Box 145
Majuro, MH 96960
Phone: 692-625-2512
Fax: 692-625-2515
Email Chinilla T. Pedro

Maryland

Tanya Green, M.S., CCC-A
Program Chief, Infant Hearing Program
Maryland Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston St, Rm 423A
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-6432
Fax: 410-333-5047
Email Tanya Green

Massachusetts

Sarah Stone
Program and Communications Coordinator
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program
MA Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-624-5912
Fax: 617-994-9822
Email Sarah Stone

Michigan

Debra Behringer, RN, MSN
EHDI Program Coordinator
Division of Family and Community Health
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
PO Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-4941
Fax: 517-763-0183
Email Debra Behringer

Minnesota

Kirsten Coverstone, Audiologist
Early Hearing Detection Coordinator
Newborn Screening Program
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64899
St. Paul, MN 55164-0899
Phone: 651-201-5223
Fax: 651-215-6285
Email Kirsten Coverstone
Nicole Brown, MSN, PHN, CPNP
EHDI Co-Coordinator
MN Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone: 651-201-3737
Fax: 651-201-5490
Email Nicole Brown

Mississippi

Stacy Callender
EHDI Director
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson, Osborne 204
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone: 601-576-7816
Fax: 601-576-7540
Email Stacy Callender

Missouri

Catherine Harbison, BSN, RN, MA
Program Manager
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 570
930 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: 573-751-6266
Fax: 573-751-6185
Email Catherine Harbison

Montana

Amber Bell
Newborn Hearing Screening Coordinator
Family and Community Health Bureau
Department of Public Health and Human Services
1400 E. Broadway, A-116
PO Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406-444-1216
Email Amber Bell

Nebraska

Brenda Coufal
EHDI Program Manager
Lifespan Health Services
Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: 402-471-6770
Fax: 402-471-1863
Email Brenda Coufal

Nevada

Perry G. Smith
EHDI Program Coordinator
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health
4150 Technology Way, Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 775-684-4274
Fax: 775-684-5998
Email Perry G. Smith

New Hampshire

Courtney Keane, MS
NH EHDI Program Coordinator
Maternal and Child Health Section
NH Department of Health & Human Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-1037
Email Courtney Keane

New Jersey

Ariel Meltzer, MS, MSW, LSW
Coordinator, New Jersey Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services
Division of Family Health Services
New Jersey Department of Health
PO Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Phone: 201-381-3303
Fax: 609-633-7820
Email Ariel Meltzer

New Mexico

Barbara E. Arnold, MA
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EDHI) Program Coordinator
Children’s Medical Services, Family Health Bureau
Public Health Division
1190 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-8852
Fax: 505-476-8896 | 505-827-5995
Email Barbara E. Arnold

New York

Rubab Zahra-Hassan, MHA
Program Coordinator, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Early Intervention
287 Corning Tower Building
Albany, NY 12237
Phone: 518-473-7016
Email Rubab Zahra-Hassan

North Carolina

Marcia Fort, AuD, CCC-A
Children and Youth Branch, Division of Public Health
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
5601 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-707-5630
Fax: 919-870-4881
Email Marcia Fort

North Dakota

Joyal Meyer, RN, MSN
Director, ND Newborn Screening
Division of Special Health Services
North Dakota Department of Health
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-4534
Fax: 701-328-1645
Email Joyal Meyer
Jerusha Olthoff
Project/Research Director
ND Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
Phone: 701-858-4360
Email Jerusha Olthoff

Ohio

Naomi Halverson, Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Early Intervention Services
Infant Hearing Program
246 N High St 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-644-8389
Fax: 614-728-9163
Email Naomi Halverson
Passion Green
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health
246 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-980-8391
Email Passion Green

Oklahoma

Patricia Burk, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Coordinator, Newborn Hearing Screening Program
OK State Dept. of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-426-8220, Option 1
Fax: 405-900-7554
Email Patricia Burk

Oregon

Heather Morrow-Almeida, MPH
EHDI Program Coordinator
Systems and Policy Analyst
Maternal and Child Health Section
Office of Family Health
Oregon Health Authority
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 825
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 971-673-1883
Fax: 971-673-0240
Email Heather Morrow-Almeida

Palau

Kliu Basilius
Palau EHDI Coordinator
Bureau of Public Health, Family Health Unit
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 6027
Koror, Palau 96940
Phone: 680-488-2212
Email Kliu Basilius

Pennsylvania

Mark Beall
EHDI Coordinator
Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Phone: 717-783-8143
Fax: 717-705-9386
Email Mark Beall
Stacey Gustin, RN, BSN
Program Director of Newborn Screening and Genetics
Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics
Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Phone: 717-783-8143
Fax: 717-724-6995
Email Stacey Gustin

Puerto Rico

Marian De L. Núñez-Sierra
Gerente de Proyectos Federales
Vigilancia del Desarrollo (ZIKA HRSA Grant)
Programa de Cernimiento Auditivo Neonatal Universal (PCANU)
División Niños con Necesidades Médicas Especiales
Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico
Phone: (787) 765-2929 x 4695
Email Marian De L. Núñez-Sierra

Rhode Island

Liza Then
Newborn Hearing Screening Program Manager
EHDI Coordinator
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 302
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-6146
Fax: 401-222-1442
Email Liza Then

South Carolina

Tara P. Carroll, MCD, CCC/A
First Sound Program Manager/Audiologist
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Division of Children's Health
2100 Bull Street, Rm. O-327
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-898-0708
Fax: 803-898-4453
Email Tara P. Carroll

South Dakota

Lauren Pierce, MPH
Newborn Screening Coordinator
Office of Child & Family Services
South Dakota Department of Health
Pierre, SD
Phone: 605.773.2944
Email Lauren Pierce

Tennessee

Morgan Zialcita
Program Director
Newborn Hearing Follow-Up Program
Division of Family Health and Wellness
1st Floor, R.G. Gass Building
Nashville, TN. 37216
Phone: (615) 291-5914
Email Morgan Zialcita

Texas

Ryan Hutchison
TEHDI Coordinator
Newborn Screening Unit
MC 1918, PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: 512-776-7726
Fax: 512-776-7450
Email Ryan Hutchison

Utah

Stephanie Browning McVicar, Au.D., CCC-A
Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 144620
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4620
Phone: 801-273-6600
Email Stephanie Browning McVicar

Vermont

Linda Hazard, Ed.D., CCC-A
Program Director VT EHDI
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: 802-651-1606
Fax: 802-951-1218
Email Linda Hazard

Virgin Islands

Dr. Charmaine Mayers
Director of the Maternal Child Health Program for Virgin Islands
Department of Health
Maternal Child Health Program
3241 Estate Contant #78 -1,2 &3
3rd Floor ElainCo Bldg
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-7778804 x2716
Fax: 340-776-4501
Email Dr. Charmaine Mayers
Dawn Petersen
EHDI Program Coordinator
Department of Health
Maternal Child Health Program
3241 Estate Contant #78 -1,2 &3
3rd Floor ElainCo Bldg
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-773-1311 x3189
Email Dawn Petersen

Virginia

Daphne Miller
Virginia Department of Health
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: 804-864-8199
Fax: 804-864-7771
Email Daphne Miller

Washington

Karin Neidt, MPH
Early Hearing Detection, Diagnosis, and Intervention Program
Washington State Dept of Health
1610 NE 150th St
Shoreline, WA 98155
Phone: 206-418-5609
Fax: 206-418-5415
Email Karin Neidt

West Virginia

Gwen L. Bryant
Newborn Hearing Screening Program Director
WV Department of Health and Human Resources
Bureau for Public Health
Office of Maternal, Child & Family Health
350 Capitol Street, Room 427
Charleston, WV 25301-3714
Phone: 304-414-0526
Fax: 304-558-3510
Email Gwen L. Bryant
Christina Payne
Parent Support Specialist
NHS Follow-Up
West Virginia Hands & Voices
PO Box 282
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: 304-546-0761
Fax: 877-893-7441
Email Christina Payne

Wisconsin

Elizabeth Seeliger, Au.D.
Wisconsin Sound Beginnings Program Director
Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services BCHP
1 West Wilson Street, Room 218
Madison WI 53701-2659
Phone: 608-267-9191
Fax: 608-267-3824
Email Elizabeth Seeliger

Wyoming

Bradley Hartman Bakken, PhD
Program Co-Coordinator
Late Onset Hearing Loss System
Wyoming Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program
1771 Centennial Drive, Suite 220
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307-721-6212
Fax: 307-721-6313
Email Bradley Hartman Bakken
Sarah Fitzgerald
Wyoming Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program
1771 Centennial Drive, Suite 220
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307-721-6212
Fax: 307-721-6313
Email Sarah Fitzgerald