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Last Modified: October 23, 2018

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.


Mary Ellen Whigham, RN
Newborn Screening Nurse Supervisor
Alabama EHDI Coordinator
Bureau of Family Health Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-206-2944
Fax: 334-206-3791
Email Mary Ellen Whigham
Rachael Montgomery, BSN, RN
Newborn Screening Follow-up Nurse
Bureau of Family Health Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
PO Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-206-5955
Fax: 334-206-3791
Email Rachael Montgomery


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

Jean Anderson-Asuega, PsyD
Part C/EHDI Coordinator
American Samoa Department of Health
P.O. Box 7477
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: 684-699-4990
Fax: 684-699-4984
Email Jean Anderson-Asuega


Lylis Olsen, MS, CCC-A
State Audiology Consultant
State EHDI Contact
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
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


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
Diedra Levi
Program Manager
Infant Hearing Program-Child & Adolescent Health
Arkansas Department of Health
Freeway Medical Bldg.
5800 West 10th St., Ste 808
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501-280-4758
Fax: 501-280-4170
Email Diedra Levi


Marc Fujii, HPS I
Systems of Care Division
California Department of Health Care Services
1515 K Street, Suite 400, MS 8100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-327-2405
Email Marc Fujii
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: 510-946-2382
Email Julie Rems-Smario


Vickie Thomson, PhD
University of Colorado Denver
12631 E 17th Ave #3001
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-519-3675
Fax: 303-724-1961
Email Vickie Thomson


John Lamb
Interim 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


Isabel Rivera-Green, MSW, CPS
Social Service Administrator
Family Health Systems
Delaware Division of Public Health
Jesse Cooper Bldg (D320A)
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-744-4807
Fax: 302-661-7227
Email Isabel Rivera-Green

District of Columbia

Jaida Carter
DC EHDI Coordinator
Family Health Bureau
Dept. of Health, Community Health Administration
899 North Capitol Street NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-442-9386
Email Jaida Carter

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


Jessica Meyer, MSW
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program Coordinator
Division of Children's Medical Services
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
Phone: 850-245-4673
Email Jessica Meyer


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


Heidi E. San Nicolas, Ph.D.
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


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


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


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
EHDI Specialist
UIC-Specialized Care for Children
Lombard Regional Office
1919 S. Highland Ave., Ste 320A
Lombard, IL 60148-6181
Phone: 630-652-8980
Fax: 630-424-0669
Email Esha Phatak


Suzanne Foley, M.S., CCC-A
Interim 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 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


Tammy O'Hollearn, LBSW
Iowa EHDI Director
Community Health Consultant
Iowa Dept. 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


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)


Cathy Lester, MSSW
Health Program Administrator - EHDI
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
310 Whittington Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-429-4430 x2052
Fax: 502-429-7160
Email Cathy Lester


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


Betsy Glencross
Maine Newborn Hearing Program
Key Bank Plaza, 7th Floor
State House Station 11
Augusta ME 04333-0011
Phone: 207-287-8427
Email Betsy Glencross
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

Angie Mister, Au.D. CCC-A
EHDI Program Coordinator
PO Box 7074 SVRB
Saipan, MP 96950
Phone: 670-236-8709
Fax: 670-236-8700
Email Angie Mister

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


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


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


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: 517-373-8601
Fax: 517-763-0183
Email Debra Behringer


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: 651-201-5471
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


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


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


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


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


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

Nancy Schneider, M.A., CCC-A, FAAA
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
Special Child Health & Early Intervention Services
Division of Family Health Services
New Jersey Department of Health
PO Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Phone: 609-943-4795
Fax: 609-633-7820
Email Nancy Schneider

New Mexico

Robert Morrison, MPA
Newborn Hearing Screening Coordinator
Children's Medical Services
New Mexico Department of Health
2040 S. Pacheco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-8852
Email Robert Morrison

New York

Lori Iarossi
Program Coordinator
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Early Intervention
Room 287 Corning Tower
Albany, NY 12237
Phone: 518-473-7016
Fax: 518-474-9120
Email Lori Iarossi

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: 919-707-5635
Fax: 919-870-4881
Email Marcia Fort

North Dakota

Kim Hruby, RN, MSN
Program Administrator
Children's Special Health Services
North Dakota Department of Health
600 East Blvd Avenue Dept 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-4854
Email Kim Hruby
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


Allyson Van Horn, MPH.ME.d.
Infant Hearing Program Administrator
Bureau of Maternal and Child Health
Ohio State Department of Health
246 N High St 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-728-6785
Fax: 614-728-6793
Email Allyson Van Horn
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


Patricia Burk, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Coordinator, Newborn Hearing Screening Program
OK State Dept. of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: 405-271-6617
Fax: 405-271-4892
Email Patricia Burk


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


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


Mark Beall
Pennsylvania EHDI Coordinator
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Family Health
Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics, 7th Floor W
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Phone: Office: 717-783-8143 | Direct: 717-547-3338
Fax: 717-705-9386
Email Mark Beall
Stacey Gustin, RN, BSN
Nursing Services Consultant
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

Hillary Martinez Ortiz
Program Coordinator
Programa de Cernimiento Neonatal Universal
Departmento de Salud
PO Box 70184
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: 787-765-2929 x4592
Email Hillary Martinez Ortiz

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

Lucy Fossen
Newborn Screening Program
South Dakota Dept. of Health
600 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-1700
Phone: 605-773-2944
Fax: 605-773-5683
Email Lucy Fossen


Rachael Stough, MS
Newborn Screening - EHDI Coordinator
Division of Family Health and Wellness
Tennessee Department of Health
Andrew Johnson Tower 8th Floor
710 James Robertson Pky
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-253-0005
Fax: 615-532-8555
Email Rachael Stough


Doug Dittfurth
Texas EHDI Coordinator
Newborn Hearing Screening
Family and Community Health Services
Texas Department of State Health Services
MC 1918, PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: 512-776-7726
Fax: 512-776-7125
Email Doug Dittfurth


Stephanie Browning McVicar, Aud, CCC-A
Children's Hearing and Speech Services
Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 144620
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4620
Phone: 801-584-8215
Email Stephanie Browning McVicar


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

Derval Petersen, DHEd, MAOM
Territorial Assistant Director
MCH & CSHCN Program
3500 Estate Richmond
St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-712-6219
Fax: 340-773-5884
Email Derval Petersen
Wincess Gentius, AuD
Pediatric Audiologist
Email Wincess Gentius


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


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 Project Coordinator
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: 304-356-4445
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


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


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