National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource CenterTelephone: (202) 784-9771
Ruth Barzel, M.A., is senior writer/editor at OHRC. She writes or co-writes and edits all resource center materials, including curricula, guides, guidelines, journal articles, and reports. She also assists individuals seeking permission to adapt or reproduce OHRC materials.
Talk to me about: Writing, editing, health literacy, plain language, copyright permissions
Katy Battani, R.D.H., M.S., is a project manager at OHRC for the Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care project. She coordinates activities and provides technical assistance and training to state project teams. She also assists in the development of educational materials for health professionals and consumers.
Talk to me about: Head Start programs, integrating oral health care into primary care, prenatal oral health, school-based oral health programs
Katrina Holt, M.P.H., M.S., R.D., FAND, is project director at OHRC. She provides administrative, financial, and strategic leadership and program and staff direction for OHRC’s federally funded projects. She also provides technical assistance to state and jurisdiction oral health programs and develops educational materials for health professionals and consumers.
Talk to me about: Educational materials, Head Start programs, national performance measure 13 (oral health), OHRC capabilities, project management, Title V programs
Sarah Kolo is a communication specialist at OHRC. She manages the development of websites and online resources and assists the director in project planning, evaluation, and reporting. She serves as liaison for several external partner activities and strives to connect people with solutions.
Talk to me about: Information requests, OHRC capabilities, online resources (including distance learning, e-mail lists, newsletters), partnerships, website
Susan Lorenzo, M.L.S., is a project manager and librarian at OHRC. She coordinates activities for and provides technical assistance to the Networks for Oral Health Integration Within the Maternal and Child Health Safety Net learning collaborative and to state and jurisdiction oral health programs. She also assists in the development and maintenance of the OHRC library collection.
Talk to me about: Educational materials for health professionals and consumers, integrating oral health care into primary care, learning collaboratives
Beth Lowe, B.S.D.H., M.P.H., is a health education specialist at OHRC. She develops educational materials for health professionals, Head Start staff, and consumers. She also responds to information requests, conducts training, and utilizes social media to promote the importance of optimal oral health.
Talk to me about: Head Start programs, oral health promotion and oral disease prevention, interprofessional collaboration, online learning, translating research to practice, social media