Directory

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

This directory is maintained by Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Email inquiries to Marceia.Walker@la.gov.

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

State Epidemiologist & Assistant State Epidemiologist

Theresa Sokol, MPH

State Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8295
(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

Jamil Givens, MPH

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

Nicole Tobison, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 2
800 256 2748
(225) 342-2009 fax
628 No. 4th Street, 5th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Caryn Puetz, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 3
(504) 722-3248 |
(504) 568-8290
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

Veronica Stewart

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 5
(504) 644-1798 | (337) 475-3146 (ofc)
2827 4th Avenue
Suite 100
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Leslie Arceneaux, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 6
(318) 484-2162 ofc
(318) 487-5338 fax
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

Helaina Desentz, MPA

Surveillance Epidemiologist - Reg. 8
(504) 432-6377
(318) 362-3163 fax
1650 Desiard Street, 2nd Floor
Monroe, LA 71201

Ashley Meriwether

Regional Epidemiologist - Reg. 9
| (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

Raychel Berkheimer, MPH

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

Natalie Christophe, MPH

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

Marion Deming

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

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

Ashley Grant

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

McKenna Howell

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

Megan Jespersen, MPH

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

Youngone Kim

Surveillance Epidemiologist

Lauren Kleamenakis, MPH

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

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

Edward C. Ledford, PhD

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

Ashley Marin, MPH, CPH, CIC

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

Michele McNeill

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

Elizabeth Mytty, MPH

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

Emma Ortega

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 615-7880 cell
1450 Poydras St.
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

Alexa Ramirez, MPH

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

Gillian Richardson, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8316
(504) 568-8290
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

Sean Simonson, MPH

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

Andrew Smith, MPH

Surveillance Epidemiologist
(504) 568-8328
(504) 568-8290
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

Infection Control Physicians/Consultants/Coordinators

Amy Bunch, DVM, MPH

State Public Health Veterinarian
(504) 722-3094
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Grace Lee, MD, MPH

Medical Consultant
(504) 635-7569

Leigh Ann Miller, PhD, LMSW

CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer
1450 Poydras St.
Suite 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

Rachel Hyde, RN, MPH

Nurse Coordinator - Region 1

Joanne Kibiego, MA, BSN, RN

Nurse Coordinator - Region 2 and Region 9

Amanda Wells, RN

Nurse Coordinator - Region 3 and Region 8
(985) 447-0916 ex363

Allison Talley, RN

Nurse Coordinator - Region 4

Jennifer Bruney, MSN, RN

Nurse Coordinator - Region 5

Susan Babineaux, RN, CCHC

Nurse Coordinator - Region 6

Altrecia Jackson, BSHA, MSP, LPN

Nurse Coordinator - Region 7
(318) 344-8365

Regional Disease Intervention Specialists

Danielle Raphael, MPH

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 1
(225) 846-9397

Taylor Reisz

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 2 & Region 3

Lamkaie Bolden, MPH, CHES, MLS

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 4

VACANT

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 5 & Region 6

De'Nita Washington-Phelps

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 7 & Region 8

Maria Ribando

Disease Intervention Specialist Region 9

Testing Program

Ben Walton

Statewide Testing Program Coordinator
(504) 568-8315

Erin Rogers, MPH&TM, MS

Congregate Settings Program Manager

D'Ericka Williams

Testing Program Monitor
(504) 568-8241
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