Coop Staff

For general questions about the APPLETREE Program, please contact Acting, Cooperative Agreement Coordinator Trent LeCoultre by phone at 770-488-3799 or by email at tll7@cdc.gov.

Data Table to browse ATSDR Regions 1 – 10
Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Florida
Georgia
North Carolina
Tennessee
Michigan
Minnesota
Ohio
Wisconsin
Region 6 Region 7 Region 8 Region 9 Region 10
Arkansas
Louisiana
Texas
Missouri Colorado
Montana
Utah
California Alaska
Idaho
Oregon

Alaska

Alaska DHSS logo

Web Site: Division of Public Health, Department of Health & Social ServicesExternal

James Gooch (DCHI Lead, HA) 
Phone: (770) 488-3961
james.gooch@cdc.hhs.gov

Rhonda Kaetzel (Region 10, Regional Director)
Phone: (206) 553-0530
rhonda.kaetzel@cdc.hhs.gov

Joseph (Joe) Sarcone (Region 10, Regional Representative)
Phone: (907) 271-4073
joseph.sarcone@cdc.hhs.gov

Samantha Naik (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3680
samantha.naik@cdc.hhs.gov

Arkansas

Arkansas logo
Web Site: Arkansas Department of HealthExternal

Eva McLanahan (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0430
eva.mclanahan@cdc.hhs.gov

George Pettigrew (Region 6, Regional Director)
Phone: (214) 665-8361
george.pettigrew@cdc.hhs.gov

Wendy Wattigney (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3802
wendy.wattigney@cdc.hhs.gov

California

California Logo

Web Site: California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations BranchExternal

Audra Henry (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3758
audra.henry@cdc.hhs.gov

Libby Vianu (Region 9, Regional Director)
Phone: (415) 947-4319
libby.vianu@cdc.hhs.gov

Samantha Naik (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3680
samantha.naik@cdc.hhs.gov

Colorado

Colorado Department of Public Heath and Environment logo

Web Site: Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentExternal

Robert “Rob” Robinson (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3334
robert.robinson@cdc.hhs.gov

Chris Poulet (Region 8, Regional Representative)
Phone: (303) 312-7013
chris.poulet@cdc.hhs.gov

Caroline Cusack (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3813
caroline.cusack@cdc.hhs.gov

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Public Health  logo

Web Site: Connecticut Department of Public HealthExternal
James Gooch (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3961
james.gooch@cdc.hhs.gov

Tarah Somers (Region 1, Regional Director)
Phone: (617) 918-1493
tarah.somers@cdc.hhs.gov

Samantha Naik (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3680
samantha.naik@cdc.hhs.gov

Florida

Florida LogoWeb Site: Florida Department of HealthExternal

Audra Henry (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3758
audra.henry@cdc.hhs.gov

John Wheeler (Region 4, Regional Director)
Phone: (404) 562-1782
john.wheeler@cdc.hhs.gov

Carl Blair (Region 4, Regional Representative) 
Phone: (404) 562-1786
carl.blair@cdc.hhs.gov

Zheng (Jane) Li (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-7940
zheng.li@cdc.hhs.gov

Georgia

Georgia LogoWeb Site: Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health- Chemical Hazards ProgramExternal
Audra Henry (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3758
audra.henry@cdc.hhs.gov

John Wheeler (Region 4, Regional Director)
Phone: (404) 562-1782
john.wheeler@cdc.hhs.gov

Carl Blair (Region 4, Regional Representative)
Phone: (404) 562-1786
carl.blair@cdc.hhs.gov

Michael Lewin (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3812
michael.lewin@cdc.hhs.gov

Idaho

Idaho LogoWeb Site: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare , Environmental Health Education and AssessmentExternal James Gooch (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3961
james.gooch@cdc.hhs.gov

Rhonda Kaetzel (Region 10, Regional Director)
Phone: (206) 553-0530
rhonda.kaetzel@cdc.hhs.gov

Samantha Naik (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3680
samantha.naik@cdc.hhs.gov

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health and HospitalsWeb Site: Louisiana Department of HealthExternal

Eva McLanahan (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0430
eva.mclanahan@cdc.hhs.gov

George Pettigrew (Region 6, Regional Director)
Phone: (214) 665-8361
george.pettigrew@cdc.hhs.gov

Kelsey McCall Benson (DTHHS) 
Phone: (770) 488-0684
kelsey.mccallbenson@cdc.hhs.gov

Massachusetts

Massachusetts LogoWeb Site: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental Health AssessmentExternal

James Gooch (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3961
james.gooch@cdc.hhs.gov

Tarah Somers (Region 1, Regional Director)
Phone: (617) 918-1493
tarah.somers@cdc.hhs.gov

Perri Ruckart (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3808
perri.ruckart@cdc.hhs.gov

Michigan

Michigan LogoWeb Site: Michigan Department of Community HealthExternal

Laura Frazier (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0721
laura.frazier@cdc.hhs.gov

Mark Johnson (Region 5, Regional Director)
Phone: (312) 353-3436
mark.johnson@cdc.hhs.gov

Wendy Wattigney (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3802
wendy.wattigney@cdc.hhs.gov

Minnesota

Minnesota LogoWeb Site: Minnesota Department of HealthExternal

Laura Frazier (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0721
laura.frazier@cdc.hhs.gov

Mark Johnson (Region 5, Regional Director)
Phone: (312) 353-3436
mark.johnson@cdc.hhs.gov

Zheng (Jane) Li (DTHHS) 
Phone: (770) 488-7940
zheng.li@cdc.hhs.gov

Missouri

Missouri LogoWeb Site: Missouri Department of Health and Senior ServicesExternal

Laura Frazier (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0721
laura.frazier@cdc.hhs.gov

Edward “Spencer” Williams (Region 7, Regional Director) 
Phone: (913) 551-1310
edward.williams@cdc.hhs.gov

Erin Harman (Region 7, Regional Representative)
Phone: (913) 551-1311
erin.harman@cdc.hhs.gov

Caroline Cusack (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3813
caroline.cusack@cdc.hhs.gov

Montana

Montana logoWeb Site: Department of Public Health and Human ServicesExternal

Robert “Rob” Robinson (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3334
robert.robinson@cdc.hhs.gov

LCDR Kai Elgethun (Region 8, Regional Director)
Phone: (208) 378-5767
kai.elgethun@cdc.hhs.gov

Kelsey McCall Benson (DTHHS) 
Phone: (770) 488-0684
kelsey.mccallbenson@cdc.hhs.gov

New Jersey

New Jersey LogoWeb Site: New Jersey Department of Health – Consumer and Environmental Health ServicesExternal

Eva McLanahan (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0430
eva.mclanahan@cdc.hhs.gov

Leah Graziano (Region 2, Regional Director)
Phone: (212) 637-4306
leah.graziano@cdc.hhs.gov

Michael Lewin (DTHHS) 
Phone: (770) 488-3812
michael.lewin@cdc.hhs.gov

New York

New York LogoWeb Site: New York State Department of HealthExternal

Eva McLanahan (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0430
eva.mclanahan@cdc.hhs.gov

Leah Graziano (Region 2, Regional Director)
Phone: (212) 637-4306
leah.graziano@cdc.hhs.gov

Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell (DTHHS) 
Phone: (770) 488-3684
elizabeth.irvinbarnwell@cdc.hhs.gov

North Carolina

HACE logoWeb Site: North Carolina Department of Health and Human ServicesExternal

Audra Henry (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3758
audra.henry@cdc.hhs.gov

John Wheeler (Region 4, Regional Director)
Phone: (404) 562-1782
john.wheeler@cdc.hhs.gov

Carl Blair (Region 4, Regional Representative)
Phone: (404) 562-1786
carl.blair@cdc.hhs.gov

Caroline Cusack (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3813
caroline.cusack@cdc.hhs.gov

Ohio

Ohio-DoH-logo

Web Site: Ohio Department of Community HealthExternal

Laura Frazier (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0721
laura.frazier@cdc.hhs.gov

Mark Johnson (Region 5, Regional Director)
Phone: (312) 353-3436
mark.johnson@cdc.hhs.gov

Zheng (Jane) Li (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-7940
zheng.li@cdc.hhs.gov

Oregon

Oregon logoWeb Site: Oregon Health AuthorityExternal

James Gooch (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3961
james.gooch@cdc.hhs.gov

Rhonda Kaetzel (Region 10, Regional Director)
Phone: (206) 553-0530
rhonda.kaetzel@cdc.hhs.gov

Kelsey McCall Benson (DTHHS) 
Phone: (770) 488-0684
kelsey.mccallbenson@cdc.hhs.gov

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania LogoWeb Site: Pennsylvania Department of HealthExternal

Robert “Rob” Robinson (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3334
robert.robinson@cdc.hhs.gov

Lora Werner (Region 3, Regional Director)
Phone: (215) 814-3141
lora.werner@cdc.hhs.gov

Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3684
elizabeth.irvinbarnwell@cdc.hhs.gov

Tennessee

Tennessee LogoWeb Site: Tennessee Department of HealthExternal

Audra Henry (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3758
audra.henry@cdc.hhs.gov

John Wheeler (Region 4, Regional Director)
Phone: (404) 562-1782
john.wheeler@cdc.hhs.gov

Carl Blair (Region 4, Regional Representative)
Phone: (404) 562-1786
carl.blair@cdc.hhs.gov

Michael Lewin (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3812
michael.lewin@cdc.hhs.gov

Texas

Texas LogoWeb Site: Texas Department of State Health Services, Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology DivisionExternal

Eva McLanahan (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0430
eva.mclanahan@cdc.hhs.gov

George Pettigrew (Region 6, Regional Director)
Phone: (214) 665-8361
george.pettigrew@cdc.hhs.gov

Wendy Wattigney (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3802
wendy.wattigney@cdc.hhs.gov

Utah

Utah LogoWeb Site: Utah Department of HealthExternal
Robert “Rob” Robinson (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3334
robert.robinson@cdc.hhs.gov

LCDR Kai Elgethun (Region 8, Regional Director)
Phone: (208) 378-5767
kai.elgethun@cdc.hhs.gov

Chris Poulet (Region 8, Regional Representative)
Phone: (303) 312-7013
poulet.chris@epa.gov

Caroline Cusack (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-3813
caroline.cusack@cdc.hhs.gov

Virginia

Virginia LogoWeb Site: Virginia Department HealthExternal

Robert “Rob” Robinson (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-3334
robert.robinson@cdc.hhs.gov

Lora Werner (Region 3, Regional Director)
Phone: (215) 814-3141
lora.werner@cdc.hhs.gov

Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell (DTHHS) 
Phone: (770) 488-3684
elizabeth.irvinbarnwell@cdc.hhs.gov

Andrew Tran (Toxic Substance Specialist)
Phone: (804) 864-8093
andrew.tran@vdh.virginia.gov

Wisconsin

Wisconsin LogoWeb Site: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family ServicesExternal

Laura Frazier (DCHI Lead, HA)
Phone: (770) 488-0721
laura.frazier@cdc.hhs.gov

Mark Johnson (Region 5, Regional Director)
Phone: (312) 353-3436
mark.johnson@cdc.hhs.gov

Zheng (Jane) Li (DTHHS)
Phone: (770) 488-7940
zheng.li@cdc.hhs.gov

Page last reviewed: July 11, 2018