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, lesbian, bisexual, queer (LBQ) women and transgender, gender-nonconforming/nonbinary, intersex (TGI) people.


    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

    Office of Women's Health Staff

    Ellen Eidem, MS

    Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH
    Medical Director

    Zoe Phillips, MPH, CHES
    Director of Administration, Communications and Programs

    Susan Luong
    Sr. Secretary II

    Kimberly Rios
    Administrative Assistant II

    Erika Martinez Abad, MPH
    Staff Analyst

    Karla Brito Gonzalez, MPH, CHES
    Health Program Analyst I

    Christopher Lamb, PhD
    Research Analyst III

    Raquael Joiner, PhD
    Research Analyst III

    Domestic Violence Contract Administration Unit

    Nicolle Perras, MPH, LMFT
    Director, Domestic Violence Contract Administration Unit
    Brenda Booth West, MSHRM, SHRM-SCP
    Manager, Compliance and Equity
    Arsine Hakobyan
    Program Assistant
    Phuong Truong
    Contract Administrator
    Ellie Tam
    Contract Administrator Supervisor
    Clarynda Ogwuka
    Contract Administrator
    Carmen Zapata Diaz, MPH
    Health Program Analyst
    Tajuana Moore
    Assistant Staff Analyst

    Financial Services Unit

    Dara Kaing
    Financial Services Manager
    Nong Liang
    Financial Services Specialist
    May Kuang
    Financial Services Specialist

    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

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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