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Center for Threat Preparedness
Bureau for Public Health
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources

505 Capitol Street, Suite 200
Charleston, West Virginia  25301
Phone: (304) 558-6900
FAX: (304) 558-0464 
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Jerry Rhodes, Director  

Donnie Haynes, Deputy Director   

Exercise Coordinator

Carolyn Elswick, Director for Grants Management & Administration  

Dianna Gertz, Information Systems Specialist  

Luke Mitchell, Emergency Planner

Pam Aultz, Office Assistant III

Arielle Lippman, CDC Preparedness Field Assignee 

Public Information Officer III

Nurse Responder Health and Safety/Volunteer Management Coordinator

Yolanda Sowards, Healthcare System Preparedness Director  

Jim Sowards, SNS Coordinator  

Teri Surface, Office Manager  

Humbert Zappia, CDC Public Health Advisor - SNS  

After Hours Public Health Emergency Contact Information
For Disease Reporting or Epi Consultation Call (800) 423-1271 or (304) 558-5358.
For all other Public Health Emergencies Call (304) 925-9907.

Media inquiries & Request for Interviews
All media inquiries for the Center for Threat Preparedness should be directed to Luke Mitchell at or (304) 558-6900. You may also contact Allison Adler in the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at or (304) 558-7899.

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