Department of Public Health
About Us

About the Office of Women's Health

The Office of Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1998 to protect, preserve, and advance the health of women in Los Angeles County by
  • Promoting health equity
  • Providing education and promoting resources, programs, and policies that are responsive to women
  • Increasing access to culturally competent, comprehensive health services.

Current Key Initiatives


To improve health, health equity, well-being, and access to culturally responsive, comprehensive health services for women in Los Angeles County through county and community collaborations, education, and the promotion of evidence-based programs and policies

Women's Health Policy Council

Serving as advisers to the Office of Women's Health is the Women's Health Policy Council (WHPC), which consists of community leaders, clinicians, service providers, health advocates, and public- and private-sector representatives

Office of Women's Health Staff

Ellen Eidem, MS

Rita Singhal, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Esther Arias McDowell
Hotline & Outreach Manager

Summer Nagano
Manager, Administration & Communications

Fred Dominguez
Research Analyst

Raul Sobero, DrPH, MPH
Program Manager

Genevieve Pomes, RN
Project Manager

Annie Pham
Program Manager

Denise Pacheco
Special Projects Assistant

Gladys Edwards

Mari-Ellen Long
Intermediate Typist Clerk

Eun Hi An
Rosa Campos
Martha Carrillo
Monica Gonzalez
Rickey Payne
Elaine Yep

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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