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CDDF Regional Representatives Committee

Regional Representatives Committee

The Regional Representatives Committee is comprised of 10 members who serve as the point of contact for each National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) region. Committee members collect Chronic Disease Director input, feedback, and perspectives on the management and leadership of coordinated chronic disease prevention and health promotion and communicate this information to their peers, CDC, NACDD, and other partners. The Committee serves as a formal committee of the NACDD Board of Directors, strengthening timely communication between member groups.

The Committee has Operating Guidelines that guide its work and engagement. Committee Members serve two-year terms. Meetings are held monthly to allow for timely discussion of pressing topics selected by members, CDC, and/or NACDD. 


Regions and Representatives

Region A States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont
             Region A Representative: Julie Arel, Vermont - term through December 2019

Region B States: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia
             Region B Representative: Jessica Wright, West Virginia - term through June 2020

Region C States: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
             Region C Representative: Ginie Daguise, South Carolina - term through December 2020

Region D States: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee
             Region D Representative: Sue Thomas-Cox, Kentucky - term through June 2019

Region E States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
             Region E Representative: Linda Scarpetta, Michigan - term through December 2019

Region F States: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
             Region F Representative: Melissa Martin, Louisiana - term through June 2020

Region G States: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
            Region G Representative: Ryan Lester, Kansas - term through December 2020

Region H States: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
              Region H Representative: Laurie Schneider, Colorado - term through June 2019

Region I States: Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada
             Region I Representative: Lola Irvin, Hawaii - term through December 2019

Region J States: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
             Region J Representative: Pama Joyner, Washington - term through December 2020 


For more information, contact Tamara Engel,


National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.