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New MCH Leaders

NEW TITLE V DIRECTORS

NEW YORK

Rachel DeLong
Director, Division of Family Health
New York State Department of Health

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

Derval N. Petersen, MA
Acting Director
VI Department of Health

NEW MCH DIRECTORS

GEORGIA

Seema Csukas, MD, PhD
MCH Director
Georgia Department of Public Health

WISCONSIN

Murray Katcher
Chief Medical Officer for MCH
Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health

NEW CYSHCN DIRECTORS

DELAWARE

Bhavana Viswanathan, MS, MBA, MPH
CYSHCN Director
Delaware Division of Public Health

MISSOURI

Steve Cramer, M.A
Section Administrator, CYSHCN
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

AMCHP WELCOMES NEW STAFF

Erin Bonzon, MSPH/MSW
Erin Bonzon joins AMCHP as the Associate Director, Women’s and Infant Health, supporting our CDC Division of Reproductive Health work, and managing our new home visiting technical assistance center contract. Previously, Erin worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials as a Program Manager for Community Health, where she managed chronic disease and MCH projects at NACCHO for five years. Erin also has experience as a family home visitor for the Orange County Health Department in NC and at the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health. She also worked with the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program at the University of North Carolina and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. Erin has an MSPH/MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.

Maritza Valenzuela, MPH, CHES
Maritza Valenzuela joins AMCHP as Adolescent Health Program Manager and will be coordinating CDC-funded programming that builds state-level capacity to advance adolescent sexual health policy, systems, and environmental change efforts. Maritza has several years of diverse experience in health promotion, HIV prevention, electoral campaigns, issue advocacy, capacity building, and youth empowerment. Born and raised in Arizona, she received her BA from the University of Redlands in California and her MPH from Columbia University in New York City. Prior to joining AMCHP, Maritza was the Program Manager for Training and Education at AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, providing capacity-building assistance to youth-serving community based organizations. Maritza is an active member of the American Public Health Association and a current Fellow with the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She is passionate about the intersections of social justice and public health, addressing health disparities, anti-oppression education, and the health of sexual minority youth.