Tobacco Control Program (TCP)

Leading the charge against the dangers and risks of tobacco and nicotine 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

Mark Boldt - Program Manager

Email: Office: (804)-864-7871

Sarah Birckhead - TCP  Policy/Outreach Coordinator


Office: (804)-864-7876 | Mobile: (804)-819-9767

Rita Miller - TCP  Cessation Coordinator

Email:  Office: (804)-864-7897

Gina Roberts - TCP Lead Regional Coordinator

Email:  Office: (804)-864-7891

Kyle Girone - TCP Epidemiologist and Evaluator

Email:  Office: (804)-864-7248

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  Health Districts: (Central Shenandoah, Blue Ridge, Lord Fairfax, Rappahannock-Rapidan, and Rappahannock Area)

Lead Health District – Blue Ridge Health District

Regional Coordinator – Tiffany Eustice

Address: Blue Ridge Health District, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Office: (434)-964-8544


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

Lead Health District – Fairfax Health District

Regional Coordinator — Natalie Gospodinoff

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

Office: (571)-279-1911


Region 3 Health Districts: (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: 109 Governor St. - 9th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219

Mobile: (434)-944-3356


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

Lead Health District – Richmond City Health District

Regional Coordinator – Vacant; Contact Gina Roberts (above)

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

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

Lead Health District – Portsmouth Health District

Regional Coordinator - Nicole Mayaen

Address: Portsmouth Health Department, 1701 High Street #102, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Office: (757)-709-9893


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