Directory

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160

Contact Information

(504) 568-8313 / (800) 256-2748
(504) 568-8290
oph.idepi@la.gov
Website

Staff

Theresa Sokol, MPH

State Epidemiologist / Surveillance Manager
(504) 568-8295
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Gary Balsamo DVM, MPH&TM

Assistant State Epidemiologist / State Public Health Veterinarian
(504) 568-8315
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Julie Hand, MSPH

Assistant State Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8298
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Regional Surveillance Epidemiologists

Katherine Murphy, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 1
(504) 616-7597 cell
(504) 568-8290 fax
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Lisa Doyle

Covid Case Investigator - Reg. 1
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1273
New Orleans, LA 70112

Chelsey Brown Alsander, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 2
(504) 616-2609 cell | (225) 342-2007 ofc
(225) 342-2009 fax
628 No. 4th Street, 5th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Caryn Puetz, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 3
(504) 722-3248 cell |
(985) 447-0920 fax
1434 Tiger Drive
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Andrew Romaner

Covid Case Investigator - Reg. 3
(985)447-0916 ext358
(985) 447-0920 fax
1434 Tiger Drive
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Angie Orellana, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 4
(337) 262-1641 ofc
(337) 262-5237 fax
Brandywine III, 825 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70508

Brittni Naylor Metoyer, PhD MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 5
(504) 644-1798 cell | (337) 475-3239
(337) 475-3210 fax
2827 4th Avenue
Suite 100
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Leslie Saucier Arceneaux, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 6
(318) 484-2162 ofc
(318) 487-5338 fax
5604-B Coliseum Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303

Carlee Michel

Covid Case Investigator - Reg. 6
5604-B Coliseum Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303

Calandre Singh, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 7
(318) 676-5424 ofc
(318) 676-7560 fax
1525 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101

Andres Mendez

Covid Case Investigator - Reg. 7
(318) 676-7518 ofc
1525 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101

Helaina Desentz, MPA

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 8
(318) 361-7206 ofc
(318) 362-3163 fax
1650 Desiard Street, 2nd Floor
Monroe, LA 71201

Kimber Puckett

Covid Case Investigator - Reg. 8
1850 Desiard Street, 2nd Floor
Monroe, LA 71201

Haley Young, MPH, CPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 9
(504) 635-8725 cell | (985) 543-4941 ofc
| (985) 543-4888 fax
15481 W. Club Deluxe Rd.
Hammond, LA 70403

Surveillance Epidemiologists

Mallory A. Becnel, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 289-5503 cell | (504) 568-8317 ofc
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Nora Bloemer

Surveillance Epidemiologist

Marion Deming

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Tamia Dixon

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Ashley Grant

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Stephanie Guzman

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Darian Harris, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Lauren Kleamenakis, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8318 ofc
(504) 568-8290 fax
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Ellie Kriner

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Edward C. Ledford

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 635-9283
1641 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Rashanda Tate Littles

Surveilllance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Shelby Lyons

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Joshua Mansfield

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Melissa McGuire

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Michele McNeill

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Jacquelynn Mornay

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras Street
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Ashlyn Pinkins, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8313
(504) 568-8290 fax
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Andrea Salinas MPH, CPH, CIC

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 613-8931 cell
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Isabella Savage

Surveillance Epidemiologist
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Megan Sutton, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8290 fax
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Program Area Epidemiologists

Natalie Christophe, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(337) 262-5322 ofc
(337) 262-5237 fax
825 Kaliste Saloom Road, Building 3
Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70508

Raychel Berkheimer, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8307 | (504) 858-0626
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Megan Jespersen, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8309
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Jenna Iberg Johnson, MSPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8312
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Alyssa McKenzie

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 356-1823
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Elizabeth Mytty, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 715-0189
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Emma Ortega

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 615-7880 cell
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Alexa Ramirez, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8289
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Gillian Richardson, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8316
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA. 70112

Sean Simonson, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8342
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Andrew Smith, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8328
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Ashley Terry Marin, MPH, CPH, CIC

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-3189
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Erica Washington, MPH, CPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC

Public Health Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8319
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Marceia Walker, M.Ed.

Resources Coordinator
(504) 568-8293
(504) 568-8290
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Physicians, CEFO, & Infection Preventionists

Joanne Kibiego

Nurse Coordinator - Region 2

Amanda Wells, RN

Nurse Coordinator - Region 3
(985) 447-0916 ex363

Allison Talley, RN

Nurse Coordinator - Region 4

Leigh Ann Miller

Chief Epidemiology Field Officer

Grace Lee, MD MPH

Medical Consultant

Disease Intervention Specialists

Webb Camp

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 1

Lamkaie Bolden, MPH, CHES, MLS

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 4

Khadijah Roberts, MPH

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 5 & Region 6
(318)335-1147 ext120 | (318) 487-5725

Danielle Raphael

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 7 & Region 8

Maria Ribando

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 9
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