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Public Relations Contacts

State Office

Maribeth Brewster
Manager of Risk Communication
Office of Risk Communication
and Education
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street, 11th floor
Richmond, Va 23219
Office (804) 864-7008
FAX  (804) 864-8166


Marian Hunter
Public Relations Coordinator
Office of Emergency Medical Services
Virginia Department of Health
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Office (804) 888-9116
Fax (804) 371-3108

Regional PIOs

Want to find out what VDH is doing to keep your community healthy and prepared for emergencies? Contact a regional public information officer in your area for breaking news on local health issues.

Lorrie Andrew-Spear
Northern Region PIO
Virginia Department of Health
10850 Pyramid Place
Manassas, VA 20110
Office: 703-530-2627
Fax: 703-530-0510

Counties: Arlington, Caroline, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, King George, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren

Cities: Alexandria, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Winchester and the Towns of Dumfries, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, Luray, Occoquan, Purcellville, Quantico, Sterling, Vienna and Warrenton.


Matthew LiPani
Central Region PIO
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St, 11th Floor
Richmond, Va 23219
Office (804) 864-8236
Fax (804) 864-8166

Counties: Chesterfield, Powhatan, Henrico, Halifax, Hanover, Goochland, New Kent, Charles City, Prince George, Surry, Sussex, South Boston, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Charlotte, Nottoway, Amelia, Prince Edward, Cumberland, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, Albemarle, Greene,

Cities: Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Farmville, Lunenburg, Charlottesville.


Robert Parker
Southwest Virginia PIO
Virginia Department of Health
210 South Pepper St., Suite A
Christiansburg, Va. 24073
Phone: 540-580-2960
Fax: 540-381-7108

Counties: Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe, Augusta, Rockbridge, Bath, Highland, Rockingham

Cities: Bristol, Covington, Danville, Galax, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Norton, Radford, Roanoke, Salem, Waynesboro, Staunton, Lexington, Harrisonburg, Buena Vista


Larry Hill
Eastern Region PIO
Virginia Department of Health
830 Southampton Avenue, Suite 200
Norfolk, Va. 23510
Office (757) 683-9175
Fax (757) 683-2494

Counties: Accomack County, Chincoteague, Franklin, Isle of Wight, James City County, Northampton County, Poquoson, Southampton County, York County

Cities: Chesapeake, Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg

Last Updated: 12-02-2015

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