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Listed below is contact information for product safety liaisons from CPSC, states, and U.S. territories. These state contacts work with CPSC to promote product safety programs around the U.S.


Richard Burleson
Injury Prevention Director, Injury Prevention Branch/Health Promotion & Chronic Disease
Alabama Dept. of Public Health
201 Monroe St. Rm. 980A
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-2938
Fax: (334) 206-2059 
E-mail:  richard.burleson@adph.state.al.us


Maria Bailey
Alaska Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 110614
Juneau, Alaska 99811
Phone: (907) 465-4170
Fax: (907) 465-2898
E-mail: Maria.bailey@alaska.gov


Bridgitte Dufour, R.S.
Chief, Office of Environmental Health
Arizona Department of Health Service
150 N 18th Ave Ste. 430
Phoenix AZ 85007
Phone: 602-364-3142
Fax: 602-364-3146


Teresa Belew, Section Chief
Injury & Violence Prevention
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W Markham Street, Slot 4
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Phone: (501) 671-1563


David M. Mazzera, Ph.D.
Chief, Food and Drug Branch
Department of Public Health
1500 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95899-7435
Phone: 916-650-6500
E-mail:  David.Mazzera@cdph.ca.gov


Rick Colonno
Program Coordinator
Colorado Department of Public Health
Environmental-Consumer Protection Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246
Phone: (303) 692-3628
Fax: (303) 753-6809
E-mail: rick.colonno@state.co.us


Richard E. Maloney
Department of Consumer Protection
Director Trade Practices Division
165 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, Ct 06106
Fax: 860-706-1275
Phone: 860-713-6213
Consumer Hotline: 1-800-842-2649
E-mail:  Richard.e.maloney@ct.gov


Denise P. Beatty, Director
State and Local Programs
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway, Room 610-G
Bethesda, MD 20841
Phone: (301) 504-7676


Christian Douglas Wright
Director, Consumer Protection Unit
Delaware Department of Justice
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 577-8944
Email:  Kevin.Carroll@state.de.usE-mail: christian.wright@state.de.us

District of Columbia

Cecilia Arce
Community Outreach Specialist
Office of the Director
Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
812 Quarrier Street,
1100 4th Street SW 
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 442-8799
Fax:(202) 442-9445
E-mail: cecilia.arce@dc.gov 
Website: www.dcra.dc.gov


Richard Strong, Section Chief, Regulatory Investigations
Consumer Services Division
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2005 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (954) 713-3086


Cathy Mendelsohn
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs
2 M. L. King, Jr. Dr., Suite 356
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Tel: (404) 656-3504
Fax: (404) 463-8683
E-mail: cathy.mendelsohn@goca.ga.gov


James W. Gillan, Director
Department of Public Health and Social Services
123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, GU 96913-6304
Phone: (671) 735-7102
Fax: (671) 734-5910


Manuel P. Neves, Fire Chief
Honolulu Fire Department
636 South Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 768-4385

Socrates Bratakos, Assistant Chief
Honolulu Fire Department
636 South Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 723-7101
E-mail: sbratakos@honolulu.gov


Ms. Kim Youmans
Consumer Specialist
Office of the Attorney General
700 W. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0010
Phone: (208) 334-4138
Fax: (208) 334-2830


Jennifer L. Martin
Injury Prevention Coordinator Injury and Violence Prevention Program 
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: (217) 558-4081
Fax (217) 524-2831


Molly Gillaspie
Public Information Officer – Consumer Affairs
Indiana Attorney General's Office
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317)-232-0168
Fax (317) 232-7979


Debra Cooper
Division of Disease Prevention
State Department of Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: (515) 242-6337
Fax: (515) 281-4958
E-mail: debra.cooper@idph.iowa.gov


Lori Haskett
Injury Prevention and Disability Programs
Bureau of Health Promotion
KDHE, 1000 SW Jackson, Ste 230
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
Phone: 785-296-8163


Kathy Fowler
Assistant Director
Environmental Management Branch, Division of Public Health Protection and Safety
Department for Public Health
Cabinet for Health & Family Services
275 East Main Street – HS 1E-B
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
Phone: (502) 564-7398
E-mail: kathyl.fowler@ky.gov


Gina Payton Lagarde, M.D., MBA
Regional Administrator/Medical Director
OPH Southeast Region IX
Department of Health and Hospitals
Office of Public Health
15481 W. Club Deluxe Road
Hammond, LA  70403
Office phone: 985-543-4880
Fax:  982-543-4888
E-mail: Gina.Lagarde@LA.GOV


Nancy Beardsley, Director
Division of Environmental Health
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
286 Water Street
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Telephone: 207-287-5674
Email: nancy.beardsley@maine.gov


Dr. Cliff Mitchell
Assistant Director for Environmental Health and Food Protection
Office of Food Protection & Consumer Health Services
Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston Street, Room 327
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-7438
Fax (410) 333-5995
Contact: Tommy McKenzie: (410) 767-8423


Deborah Clapp
Program Manager, Emergency Medical Services for Children
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street - 4th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-4619
Phone: (617) 624-5088
FAX: (617) 624-5075


Laura Rowen
Unintentional Injury Prevention Consultant
Michigan Safe Kids Coordinator
MDCH, Division of Chronic Disease & Injury Control
Injury and Violence Prevention Section
109 Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48913
Ph: (517) 335-9519
Fax: (517) 335-9669
E-mail: RowenL@michigan.gov
Website: www.michigan.gov/injuryprevention


Mr. Mark Kinde, MPH
Minnesota Department of Health
Injury & Violence Prevention Unit Leader
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882
Phone: (651) 201-5447
Fax: (651) 201-5800
e-mail: Mark.kinde@health.state.mn.us


Rayford Horton
Environmental Administrator
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
P. O. Box 1700
Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1700
Phone: (601) 576-7693
Fax: (601) 576-7632


Ms. Lesha Peterson
Injury Prevention Program Manager
Bureau of Community Health and Wellness
Missouri Department of Health and Human Services
930 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-751-6340
Email:  Lesha.Peterson@health.mo.gov


Ed Evanson, Supervisor
Food and Consumer Safety Section
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
1400 Broadway, Room C214
PO Box 202951
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: (406) 444-5309
Fax: (406) 444-5055


Peg Ogea-Ginsburg
Injury Prevention Program Coordinator
Nebraska Health and Human Services,
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
301 Centennial Mall, South
P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402-471-3490
Fax: 402-471-6446
e-mail: Peg.OgeaGinsburg@nebraska.gov



New Hampshire

Albert Willis
Program Specialist IV
Injury Prevention Program
Division of Public Health
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-5627
Phone:  603-271-4700
FAX: 603-271-4519

New Jersey

Michael DeFrancisci, Assistant Deputy of Enforcement
State of New Jersey - Office of the Attorney General
Division of Consumer Affairs - Office of Consumer Protection
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6366
Fax: (973) 504-4595
E-mail: DeFrancisciM@dca.lps.state.nj.us

Ron Regan
(973) 792-4210

New Mexico

Mr. John McPhee
Childhood Injury Prevention Coordinator
Office of Injury Prevention-ERD-DOH
New Mexico Department of Health
1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite 1100
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: (505) 827-2582
Fax: (505) 827-0013
E-mail: John.McPhee@state.nm.us

New York

Aiesha L. Battle, Esq.
Director, Division of Consumer Protection
New York Department of State
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 650
Albany, New York 12231
Phone: 518-486-3933 - direct
Fax: 518-473-9055
E-mail: Aiesha.Battle@dos.ny.gov

North Carolina

Meg Langston
Assistant Director
Office of the State Fire Marshal
NC Department of Insurance
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1202
Phone: 919-661-5880 ext. 319.
Email: meg.langston@ncdoi.gov

North Dakota

Mandy Slag, RN BSN
Injury Prevention Program Director
North Dakota Dept. of Health
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 301
Bismarck., ND 58505-0200
Phone: (701) 328-4537
FAX: (701) 328-1412


Randall Dana 
Investigator, Consumer Protection Section
Ohio Attorney General
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone:  (614) 728-8831
Fax: (866) 728-8831
E-mail: randall.dana@ohioattorneygeneral.gov

Edward J. Early
Chief Investigator, Consumer Protection
Phone: ( 614) 466-8546
Fax: (866) 347-2540
E-mail: Edward.early@ohioattorneygeneral.gov


Travis Brown
Public Health Specialist
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
1000 NE 10th
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-9444 x57321
Email: travisb@health.ok.gov


Geoff Darling
Chief Investigator
Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court Street, N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: (503) 947-4333
Fax: (503) 378-5017
e-mail: geoff.darling@doj.state.or.us


Basil L. Merenda
Chief Deputy Attorney GeneralDirector, Bureau of Consumer Protection Office of the State Fire Commissioner Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
15th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-2038 
Fax: (717) 772-3560
E-mail: bmerenda@attorneygeneral.gov

Rhode Island

James Bruckshaw
Deputy Team Lead
OSHA 21(d) Project Manager
HealthyHomes and Environment Team
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Rm 206
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-7745

Puerto Rico

Javier Olmo, Supervisor
Departamento de Asuntos al Consumidor (DACO)
P.O. Box 41059
Dept. de Asuntos del Consumidor
Complejo Gubernamental Roberto Sanchez Vilella
4to Piso, Torre Norte
Ave. José De Diego, Santurce
San Juan, PR 00940
(787) 722-7555 x 4039
E-Mail: jolmo@daco.gobierno.pr

South Dakota

Ms Kayla Tinker
Department of Health
Department of Family Health
600 E. Capital Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Phone: (605) 773-3361
Fax: (605) 773-5683
e-mail: kayla.tinker@state.sd.us

South Carolina

Carri Grube Lybarker
Administrator/Consumer Advocate
South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
2221 Devine St., Suite 200
Columbia, South Carolina 29205
Phone: (803) 734-4200
FAX:  (803) 734-4287
Alicia Clark


Ms. Dana Shuler
Environmental Protection Specialist III
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347 M.C. 1987
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
Phone:  (512) 834-6788 Ext. 2301
FAX:(512) 834-6707 (fax)


Bill Giannini
Deputy Commissioner
TN Department of Commerce and Insurance
Regulatory Boards Division
500 James Robertson Pkwy
Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville, TN  37243-0572
Phone: (615) 741-3449
Fax: (615) 741-6470

Linda Goodwin
Administrative Services Manager
615-741-6391 – phone

Stan Burchette
Consumer Protection Specialist II


Sally Kerschner, RN, MSN
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Vermont Department of Health
Division of MCH
108 Cherry St
Burlington, VT 05401
E-mail: Sally.kerschner@state.vt.us


Daniell O’Bannon, Director
Division of Consumer Protection
State of Utah, Dept. of Commerce|
160 E 300 S, 2nd Floor
P. O. Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT  84114-6704
Telephone: (801) 530-6601
Fax:  (801) 530-6001
E-mail: dobannon@utah.gov


Heather Funkhouser Board, MPH
Injury Prevention Program Supervisor
Division of Prevention and Health Promotion
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA  23219
ph (804)864-7738
fx (804)864-7748

Virgin Islands

Wayne Biggs, Jr., Commissioner
Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA)
Golden Rock Shopping Center
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820
Phone: (340) 773-2226
Mobile: (340) 690-8383
FAX: (340) 778-8250
E-mail: wayne.biggs@dlca.gov.vi

West Virginia

Gordon A. Ingold, Investigator
WV Office of Attorney General
Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division
812 Quarrier Street,
L & S Building, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 1789
Charleston, West Virginia 25326-1789
Phone: (304) 558-8986
Fax: (304) 558-0184


Will Hitchcock, PhD
Child Injury Prevention Specialist
Washington State Department of Health
111 Israel Rd SE,
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-236-2863
Email: will.hitchcock@doh.wa.gov




Michelle Reinen
Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53718-8911
Phone: 608-224-5160
Fax: 608-224-4939
E-mail: michelle.reinen@wi.gov