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About Regional MRC Liaisons

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Regional Liaisons serve in the 10 HHS regions across the United States and its territories. MRC Regional Liaisons communicate and collaborate with MRC unit leaders, MRC State Coordinators, MRC Program office staff, and stakeholder organizations involved in public health, emergency preparedness, and disaster response. Regional Liaisons principally assist the MRC network by providing technical assistance (TA) in support of ongoing unit development. Although their daily tasks may vary from region to region, their overall responsibilities include:

  • Allow situational awareness during local emergencies
  • Provide TA to MRC unit leaders
    • New MRC unit leaders – new units
    • New MRC unit leaders – existing units
    • “Seasoned” MRC unit leaders
  • Conduct TA assessments to provide TA and gain awareness of MRC network needs and trends
  • Serves as regional liaison among local MRC units, MRC state coordinators, Regional Emergency Coordinators, Regional Health Administrators and local/state/regional stakeholders
  • Connect the MRC network with a variety of public health initiatives and priorities of HHS
  • Promote increased awareness and understanding of the MRC
  • Outreach to potential new units and supporters

Regional MRC Liaisons


Region I
Jennifer Frenette (Ctr)
Phone: 603-631-0464 Jennifer Frenette serves as Regional Liaison for the states of CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT. View Bio

Region II
Kristen Lepore (Ctr)
Phone: 917-282-4656 
Kristen Lepore serves as Regional Liaison for the states of NJ, NY, PR, and VI. View Bio

Region III
Melissa Watt (Ctr)
Phone: 312-353-3563
Melissa Watt serves as Regional Liaison for the states of DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV. View Bio

Region IV
Teresa Winstanley (Ctr)
Phone: 301-525-8618
Teresa Winstanley is the Regional Liaison for the states of AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN. View Bio

Region V
Jeannette Tandez (Ctr)
Phone: 202-997-6462
Jeannette Tandez serves as Regional Liaison for the states of IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. View Bio

Region VI
Sandi Wiggins (Ctr)
Phone: 202-823-2017
Sandi Wiggins serves as Regional Liaison for the states of AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX. View Bio

Region VII
Gary Brown (Ctr)
Phone: 913-777-8027
Gary Brown serves as Regional Liaison for the states of IA, KS, MO, and NE. View Bio

Region VIII
Stacy Sayre (Ctr)
Phone: 303-844-7250
Stacy Sayre serves as Regional Liaison for the states of CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY. View Bio

Region IX
Jill Littlefield (Ctr)
Phone: 415-815-8896
Jill Littlefield serves as Regional Liaison for the states of AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam, American Samoa, CNMI, FSMI, RMI, and Palau. View Bio

Region X
Moji Obiako (Ctr)
Phone: 206-615-2025
Moji Obiako serves as Regional Liaison for the states of AK, ID, OR, and WA. View Bio

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