TCN Officers

The 2017-2018 Tobacco Control Network Executive Committee. Please email to update your contact information in this listing.


Erin Boles Welsh Program Manager
Tobacco Control Program
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 409
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: 401-222-3207
Fax: 401-222-4415

Erin Boles Welsh, M.S.W. is the Tobacco Control Program Administrator and Deputy Lead for the Center for Health Promotion for the Rhode Island Department of Health providing overall leadership, strategic planning and administration of Rhode Island’s innovative and nationally recognized statewide tobacco control initiatives since 2012.

Previously, Erin led the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s legislative advocacy, public affairs and coalition building initiatives towards breast cancer prevention efforts as the Interim Executive Director. Prior to joining MBCC as the Associate Executive Director in 2006, Erin spent several years working in and around state government – as a non-profit lobbyist, legislative health and human services research staff and at the MA Dept. of Public Health.  She continues to believe that great gains in health and well-being come from courageous efforts to enact beneficial policies – and seeks to partner with leaders who can make it happen.


Luci Longoria Health Promotion Manager
Public Health Division, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
Oregon Health Authority
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 730
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 971-673-0984
Fax: 971-673-0994

Luci Longoria, MPH, is the Health Promotion Manager for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section (HPCDP) of the Oregon Public Health Division. She leads a team of committed public health professionals that administer evidence-based, data-driven population health policy interventions to help all Oregonians be tobacco free, move more, eat better and take charge of their health. She coordinates initiatives for organizational development in support of evidence-based, data-driven public health program and systems alignment, integration, and health system transformation. Her responsibilities include direction and oversight for chronic disease state and federal budgeting, staffing, strategic planning, grant writing and program evaluation.


Andrea Mowery Vice President
ClearWay Minnesota
Two Appletree Square
8011 34th Avenue South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55425

Phone: 952-767-1404

Andrea Mowery is a member of the executive team that directs the operations of ClearWay Minnesota. As Vice President, she oversees strategic planning, communications, public affairs and policy programs. Prior to this, Mowery served as the organization’s Director of Marketing and Communications from 2002 to 2008. During her time at ClearWay Minnesota, her work helped to pass Minnesota’s comprehensive smoking ban and a significant tobacco tax increase, create award-winning advertising campaigns, and increase ClearWay Minnesota’s visibility and credibility. Mowery is the Past-Chair of the Tobacco Control Network.

Formerly an account supervisor and the Health and Wellness Specialty Director at Tunheim Partners in Minneapolis, Mowery developed, managed and implemented strategic communications and public affairs programs on behalf of agency clients including Delta Dental, United Health Group, Minnesota Twins, and Target Corporation. Prior to joining Tunheim, Mowery worked as the Assistant Director of Special Projects at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office where she oversaw the development and implementation of statewide media and social marketing campaigns, worked extensively in community relations and assisted in policy development on a wide range of issues.


Karlee Adams Health Program Manager I
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
Utah Department of Health
PO Box 142106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106

Phone: 801-538-6992
Fax: 801-538-9303

Policy Chair

Amanda Dederich Tobacco Control Specialist
Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
Bureau of Community Health Promotion
Division of Public Health
1 West Wilson, Room 218
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

Phone: 608-267-9189

Funders Alliance Representative

Tonia Moore Director
Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)
Louisiana Public Health Institute
1515 Poydras Street, #1200
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-301-9830

Tonia R. Moore serves as the director of the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL), a program of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). She has over ten years of experience both in tobacco control and prevention and government relations, and five years in health care administration. Her responsibilities include oversight of a program oversight, supervision and team building, budget and contract management, strategic planning, partnership development, and policy and media campaign input. Tonia was part of the Smoke-Free New Orleans coalition that spearheaded efforts to progress the city of New Orleans to adopt a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance.  She is also a political science adjunct professor at Delgado Community College. Tonia is very active with her professional and community organizations. She is a member of the SelfMade Health Network Leadership Council, the Funders Alliance for State-Based Tobacco Control programs, the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, Tobacco-Free HBCU Initiative Steering Committee (Truth Initiative), and was recently elected to serve on the 2017-2018 Tobacco Control Network Executive Committee. Tonia received both a bachelors and master’s degree in Political Science from Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also obtained a Master’s of Science in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans. Community involvement is important to Tonia as she gives a great deal of her time to volunteering in the community.

Regional Representatives

Region 1-3 Co-Rep

(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, NJ, NY, DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands) Donna Asbury
Program Manager

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Service
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6527

Phone: 603-271-5898
Fax: 603-271-5318

Region 1-3 Co-Rep

(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, NJ, NY, DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands) Dawn Berkowitz
Director, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control

Maryland Department of Health
Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410-767-2920
Fax: 410-333-7903

Dawn Berkowitz has worked with Maryland’s tobacco control program for two decades, previously serving as the Division Chief of Statewide Tobacco Initiatives, where she led the federal National Tobacco Control Program for Maryland, health communications efforts, the Maryland Tobacco Quitline, youth and college coalitions, and other statewide initiatives. Ms. Berkowitz also provided early guidance to the Governor’s Task Force to End Smoking in Maryland in the early 2000s, which formed the legislative and programmatic framework for Master Settlement Agreement dollars coming into Maryland and worked to form the current structure of Maryland’s resulting tobacco control program.

In her current role, Ms. Berkowitz continues to provide oversight, guidance, and expertise to local, state, and national tobacco control initiatives. She has overseen development of campaigns on key issues receiving national recognition, such as The Cigar Trap and Maryland’s Responsible Tobacco Retailer campaign that successfully reduced underage tobacco sales across Maryland.

Ms. Berkowitz holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Public Health, both from Tulane University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Region 4 Co-Rep

(AL, GA, FL, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN) Kerri Verden
Program Administrator

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
Kentucky Department for Public Health
275 E Main Street, HS1-EE
Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: 502-564-9358 ext. 4019
Fax: 502-564-2983

Kerri is originally from California, but has resided in Kentucky since 1990. She began working for the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program as Program Manager in January and is new to tobacco control. However, she has worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in various capacities for more than ten years. She is very passionate about tobacco control and excited to work with TCN and ASTHO to promote prevention and cessation.

Region 5 Co-Rep

(IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) Tana Feiner
Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
Bureau of Community Health Promotion
Division of Public Health
1 West Wilson, Room 218
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

Phone: 608-266-3719

Tana Feiner has worked in tobacco prevention and control for 14 years. She worked as a local tobacco control coalition coordinator from 2003 – 2005 and is now the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. As the TTA Coordinator, she serves as the lead for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program’s statewide training and technical assistance work focusing on the promotion of policy, environment and system change. She collaborates with state and national partners to create TTA that addresses identified gaps and supports best practices and promising approaches in tobacco prevention and control. Tana also serves as a contract administrator for Wisconsin’s multi-jurisdictional coalitions providing contract guidance and TTA.

Region 5 Co-Rep

(IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) Christina Thill
State Tobacco Policy Planner

Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives
Tobacco Prevention & Control Unit
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Phone: 651-201-3668
Fax: 651-201-5800

Region 6-8 Co-Rep

(AR, LA, NM, OK, TX, IA, KS, MO, NE, CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) Amanda Mortensen
Program Manager - Tobacco Free Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

Phone: 402-471-9270

Amanda Mortensen has been involved with tobacco control and prevention for more than 10 years. As the program manager for Tobacco Free Nebraska, she works with a talented team of co-workers, grantees, and partners to help Nebraskans live healthier lives without the harmful effects of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. Prior to her current position, Amanda was involved with tobacco control policy, smoke-free housing efforts, and the youth empowerment initiative.

Region 9-10 Co-Rep

(AZ, CA, NV, HI, AK, ID, OR, WA, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, Palau, American Samoa, Guam, and Marshall Islands) Liz Hendrix
Program Consultant

California Tobacco Control Program
California Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 997377, MS 7206
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

Phone: 916-324-4150
Fax: 916-449-5505

Liz Hendrix is a Program Consultant with the California Tobacco Control Program at the California Department of Public Health. She oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Competitive Grant to reduce the sale of flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes throughout California. As part of this campaign, she works with local health departments throughout California to adopt and implement policies to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products. Liz earned a Master of Public Policy (MPP) Degree from Duke University where she focused on obesity and tobacco prevention.

Region 9-10 Co-Rep

(AZ, CA, NV, HI, AK, ID, OR, WA, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, Palau, American Samoa, Guam, and Marshall Islands) Lola Irvin
Administrator, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
Hawaii State Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl Street, #217
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-586-4488
Fax: 808-586-8252

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