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Office of Planning, Evaluation,
and Development

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Planning, Evaluation, and Development
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles
313 Figueroa Street, Suite 708
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 240-8156   Tel
(213) 481-2739   Fax
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Gayle Haberman, MPH
Gayle Haberman is the Director of the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Development. Previously, Ms. Haberman worked with the Department of Public Health’s Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments (PLACE) Program for 7 years where she managed a program to help low-resourced cities in Los Angeles County make their communities more walkable and bikeable. She also worked with Public Health’s Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Program where she coordinated the development of their 5-year strategic plan. Before working for the County, Ms. Haberman worked in the nonprofit sector on a variety of issues including women's economic development, affordable housing and youth development. She co-directed a non-profit organization that assists low-income women to start their own environmentally-safe housecleaning businesses.



Susan Blackwell, MA
Susan Blackwell joined the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Development in September 2011 as a policy and planning analyst. Ms. Blackwell has spent her career with the Department of Public Health in communicable disease control and prevention. She worked in laboratory surveillance at the Tuberculosis Control and the Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs. Most recently Ms. Blackwell served in multiple roles at the Immunization Program including coordinator for Women, Infants, and Children's (WIC) programs, schools, and the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). Ms. Blackwell holds a master's degree in Political Science.
Elishia Nelson
Elishia Nelson provides administrative support for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Development.  Elishia began her career with the Department of Public Health working in Vital Records.  Since then, Elishia has worked with Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Programs in the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program as administrative support, the Organizational Development and Training Program and in the Executive Office under the Public Health Director. 



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