Tobacco Control Program (TCP)

Leading the charge against the dangers and risks of tobacco in Virginia is the Tobacco Control Program (TCP) at the Virginia Department of Health. The goal of the program is to reduce premature death, disease, disability and the economic burden related to tobacco use and/or exposure to second-hand smoke by:

  • Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People
  • Eliminating Nonsmokers’ Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  • Promoting Quitting Among Adults and Young People
  • Identifying and Eliminating Tobacco Related Disparities

Each component of the TCP is developed and implemented based on evidence-based strategies outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Best Practices and Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs.

Tobacco  Control Program (TCP) 

109 Governor Street – 9th Floor,  Richmond, VA 23219

Jayne Flowers- TCP  Project Manager

Email:  Office (804) 864-787

Bunny Caro-Justin- TCP  Media/Outreach Specialist

Email:  Office (804) 864-7876

Rita Miller- TCP  Cessation Coordinator

Email:  Office (804) 864-7897

Gina Roberts- TCP Lead Regional Coordinator

Email:  Office: (804)864-7891

TCP Regional Health District Coordinator Contact Information

TCP Regional Coordinators

Regional Coordinators are available in each of the five (5) Health Regions throughout the state to coordinate tobacco control, prevention and cessation activities. They are available to provide technical assistance to health care providers, clinics, pharmacies, ensure implementation of Quit Now Virginia Services.

In addition, they provide technical assistance for implementation of tobacco free worksites, participate on community coalitions and assess and address community needs as it pertains to tobacco control.

For technical assistance and support in your local community, a Regional Coordinator is available to assist you.

Region 1 (Central Shenandoah, Thomas Jefferson, Lord Fairfax, Rappahannock-Rapidan, and Rappahannock Area)

Lead Health District – Thomas Jefferson Health District

Regional Coordinator – Neely Dahl

Address: Thomas Jefferson Health District, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Office: (434) 422-4555



Region 2 (Prince William, Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria)

Lead Health District – Fairfax Health District

Regional Coordinator — Sara T. Pappa, Program Manager

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax

Fairfax County Health Department, 10777 Main Street, Suite 325, Fairfax, VA 22030

Office: (703) 246-8639



Region 3 (Lenowisco, Cumberland Plateau, Mount Rogers, New River, Alleghany, Central Virginia, Pittsylvania/Danville, West Piedmont, and Roanoke)

Lead Health District – Central Virginia Health District

Regional Coordinator – Gina Roberts

Address: 1772 Railview Road, Gladys, VA 24554

Mobile: (434) 944-3356



Region 4 (Southside, Piedmont, Richmond, Chesterfield, Crater, Henrico, Chickahominy)

Lead Health District – Richmond City Health District

Regional Coordinator – Sarah Birckhead

Address: Richmond City Health District, 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Office:  (804) 205.3688



Region 5 (Western Tidewater, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, Peninsula, Eastern Shore, and Three Rivers)

Lead Health District – Eastern Shore Health District

Address: Northampton County Health Department, 7114 Lankford Highway, P.O. Box 248, Nassawadox, VA 23413