J-1 Visa Waivers State Contacts

Alabama

Niko Phillips, HPSA Program
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Alabama Department of Public Health
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1040
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
phone: 334.206.3807
fax: 334.206.0340
email: Niko.Phillips@adph.state.al.us

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Georgia

David Glass, Primary Care Office
State Office of Rural Health
Georgia Department of Community Health
502 South 7th Street
Cordele, Georgia 31015
phone: 229.401.3094
fax: 229.239.0864
email: dglass@dch.ga.gov

Kentucky

Shellie Wingate
Health Program Administrator
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Health Care Access Branch
Kentucky Department for Public Health
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
phone: 502.564.8699 ext. 4003
email: Shelli.Wingate@ky.gov

Maryland

Sadé Diggs, MPH
Coordinator, State Office of Rural Health
Coordinator, Office of Workforce Development
Maryland Department of Health
201 West Preston Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
phone: 410.767.7141
fax: 410.333.7501
email: sade.diggs@maryland.gov

Mississippi

Kara M. Aldridge, Health Program Specialist, SR
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 E. Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, Mississippi 39216-1700
phone: 601.576.7226
fax: 601.576.7530
email: kara.aldridge@msdh.state.ms.us

New York

Steve Swanson, Program Administrator
Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower, Room 1695
Albany, New York 12237
phone: 518.473.7019
fax: 518.486.7835
email: steven.swanson@health.ny.gov

North Carolina

Karen Gliarmis, AASPR
Placement Services – Office of Rural Health
2009 Mail Service Center
311 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-2009
phone: 919.527.6452
fax: 919.715.1503
email: Karen.Gliarmis@dhhs.nc.gov

Ohio

Coleen Schwartz (interim)
Primary Care and Rural Health Program
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43266-0118
phone: 614.728.3700
fax: 614.995.4235
email: Coleen.Schwartz@odh.ohio.gov

Pennsylvania

Jacqueline F. Austin, Public Health Program Administrator
Bureau of Health Planning
Pennsylvania Department of Health
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0701
phone: 717.772.5298
fax: 717.705.6525
email: waiverprograms@pa.gov

South Carolina

(Written Inquiries Only)

Mark Jordan, Director of Office of Primary Care
Department of Health and Environmental Control
Box 101106
Columbia, South Carolina 29211-0106

Tennessee

Ann Cranford, J-1 Visa Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Health Access
Cordell Hull Building, 6th Floor
425 5th Avenue, North
Nashville, Tennessee 37247-5210
phone: 615.741.2101
fax: 615.253.2100
email: Ann.Cranford@state.tn.us

Virginia

Olivette Burroughs, Health Workforce Specialist
Office of Health Equity (OHE)
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street, Suite 714 West
Richmond, Virginia 23219
phone: 804.864.7431
fax: 804.864.7440
email: Olivette.Burroughs@vdh.virginia.gov

West Virginia

Bethlhem Amare, J-1 Visa Coordinator
West Virginia State Office of Rural Health
Division of Rural Health and Recruitment
350 Capitol Street, Room 515
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
phone: 304.356.4217
fax: 304.558.1437
email: Bethlhem.S.Amare@wv.gov