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Region Offices

The Network provides both local and national support through its National Office and five Regional Offices — Northern, Eastern, Mid-States, Southeastern and Western. We serve a community of people who are engaged in the important work of advancing health and health equity, as well as those interested in supporting and advocating for change. They look to us as thought leaders and experts in how to advance the nation’s health through law and policy.

Region Breakdown

The Network provides both local and national support through its National Office and five Regional Offices — Northern, Eastern, Mid-States, Southeastern and Western.

Western Region Office

The Western Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»    Emergency Legal Preparedness and Response
»    Immunization

State Breakdown

»    Alaska
»    Arizona
»    California
»    Colorado
»    Hawaii
»    Nevada
»    New Mexico
»    Oregon
»    Texas
»    Utah
»    Washington

Western Region Law & Policy Experts

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James G. Hodge, Jr.
Region Director/Principal Investigator

Western Region Office

Leila Barraza
Senior Consultant

Western Region Office

Sarah Wetter
Senior Consultant

Western Region Office

Jennifer Piatt
Senior Attorney

Western Region Office

Northern Region Office

The Northern Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»    Mental Health and Well-Being
»    Rural Health Equity
»    Climate Resilience

State Breakdown

»    Idaho
»    Iowa
»    Minnesota
»    Montana
»    North Dakota
»    South Dakota
»    Wisconsin
»    Wyoming

Northern Region Law & Policy Experts

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Jill Krueger
Region Director

Northern Region Office

Betsy Lawton
Sr. Staff Attorney

Northern Region Office

April Shaw
Staff Attorney

Northern Region Office

Madeline Kim
Public Health Associate

National Office/Northern Region Office

Mid-States Region Office

The Mid-States Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»     Health Information Data Sharing
»     Public Health Statutes and Regulatory Information

State Breakdown

»     Illinois
»     Indiana
»     Kansas
»     Kentucky
»     Michigan
»     Missouri
»     Nebraska
»     Ohio
»     Pennsylvania

Mid-States Region Law & Policy Experts

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Denise Chrysler
Region Co-Director

Mid-States Region Office

Peter D. Jacobson
Region Co-Director

Mid-States Region Office

Jennifer Bernstein
Deputy Director

Mid-States Region Office

Colleen Healy Boufides
Deputy Director

Mid-States Region Office

Sallie Milam
Deputy Director

Mid-States Region Office

Carrie Waggoner
Senior Attorney

Mid-States Region Office

Southeastern Region Office

The Southeastern Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»     Drug Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction
»     Health Reform
»     Maternal and Child Health
»     Public Health Agency Structure, Organization and Accreditation
»     Messaging

State Breakdown

»     Alabama
»     American Samoa
»     Arkansas
»     Florida
»     Georgia
»     Guam
»     Louisiana
»     Mississippi
»     North Carolina
»     Northern Mariana Islands
»     Oklahoma
»     Puerto Rico
»     South Carolina
»     Tennessee
»     U.S. Virgin Islands
»     Virginia

Southeastern Region Law & Policy Experts

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Gene Matthews
Region Director

Southeastern Region Office

Corey Davis
Deputy Director

Director, Harm Reduction Legal Project

Dawn Hunter
Deputy Director

Southeastern Region Office

Sarah Somers
Managing Attorney

Southeastern Region Office

Jane Perkins
Sr. Attorney

Southeastern Region Office

Amy Lieberman
Sr. Attorney

Southeastern Region Office; Harm Reduction Legal Project

Eastern Region Office

The Eastern Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»     Injury Prevention and Safety
»     Environmental Public Health
»     Food Safety

State Breakdown

»     Connecticut
»     Delaware
»     District of Columbia
»     Maine
»     Maryland
»     Massachusetts
»     New Jersey
»     New York
»     New Hampshire
»     Rhode Island
»     Vermont
»     West Virgina

Eastern Region Law & Policy Experts

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Kathleen Hoke
Region Director

Eastern Region Office

Mathew R. Swinburne
Associate Director

Eastern Region Office

Kerri McGowan Lowrey
Deputy Director

Eastern Region Office

Brooke Torton
Sr. Staff Attorney

Eastern Region Office

Megan Griest
Chief of Staff

Eastern Region Office