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On behalf of its membership, NAPHSIS and its partners educate policymakers about the importance of vital records and infrastructure modernization in order to secure continued federal investment in these priorities. NAPHSIS also provides technical assistance and training, educational programs, and access to resources that assist in vital records and health statistics management. Read our 2019 Annual Report. Read our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan.


The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) is the national nonprofit organization representing the state vital records and public health statistics offices in the United States. Formed in 1933, NAPHSIS brings together more than 250 public health professionals from each state, the five territories, New York City, and the District of Columbia.


A healthier and more secure world through vital records


To serve the vital records community by providing national leadership to advance public health and protect individual identity.


Vital records offices register births and deaths and issue certified copies of birth and death certificates for legal and administrative purposes. At some point, each of us will need to use a birth certificate to prove our identity. Vital records offices provide these legal documents to you through a careful and secure process that helps prevent identity theft and other fraudulent acts.


Birth and death records contain more than just your legal name and the date of your birth. These records also include valuable health information used to plan and evaluate public health programs and measure the health of our populace. When you hear about the latest teen pregnancy rates or read about the number of cancer and heart disease deaths in your community, vital records are the source.

NAPHSIS can not provide copies of vital records (birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates). Please refer to the state or territory contact information where the birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred on the CDC website.

Shawna Webster | Executive Director | 301.563.6004

Theresa Holmes | Chief Operating Officer | 240.650.8701

Program Staff

Shae Sutton | Senior Director of Programs | 301.768.4621

Kristin Simpson | Program Coordinator | 301.563.6007

Ana Goold | Training Coordinator | 301.563.6008

Fred Hammond | Program Manager | 240.398.3931

Systems Staff

Caprice Edwards | Systems Director | 301.563.6009

Yvonne Gwandaru | Senior Account Manager | 202.754.8044

Heidi Brodersen | Systems Manager | 240.398.3906

Jeff Greenland | Senior Developer Advocate | 301.830.8774

Samantha Ray | IT Project Coordinator | 240.650.8705

Steven Tang | Systems Developer

HQ​ Staff

Stephanie Ngarsanet | HR & Accounting Manager | 301.563.6011

Valerie Acheampong | Contract Specialist | 240.650.8699

Marla Burk | Executive Assistant




General Mail

National Association For Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS)

8705B Colesville Road, #348
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Lockbox Address for Check Remittance

National Association For Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS)

P. O. Box 79489

Baltimore, MD 21279-0489

Lockbox Address for Check Remittance (Overnight & Express Mail)

National Association For Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS)

1000 Stewart Avenue

Glen Burnie, MD 21061



June 2022 - May 2023

Devin George (LA) - President
Krystal Colburn (AZ) - President-Elect

Chris Harrison (GA) - Treasurer

Mariah Pokorny (SD) - Secretary
Guy Beaudoin (WY) - Member at Large

Maria M. Juiz Gallego (PR) - Member at Large

Dana E. Moore (CA) - Member at Large

Gretchen Van Wye (NYC) - Member at Large

Linda Wininger (UT) - Member at Large

National Association For Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS)

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