Chaquetta Johnson, Deputy Director of Operations, STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program - Louisiana Department of Health
Dr. Chaquetta Johnson is Deputy Director of Operations with the Louisiana STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program. In this capacity, she is responsible for assisting with the oversight of statewide STD, HIV and Viral Hepatitis program activities and offers program-related clinical consultation to internal and external partners. She has more than 18 years of experience with the Louisiana Office of Public Health, including several years providing direct care services as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and serving as a Regional Nurse Manager. She completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing and dual Master’s degrees in Nursing and Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Johnson completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Vanderbilt University where she was recognized for her work studying the relationship between contraceptive choice and the incidence of sexually transmitted infections. She has served on numerous civic and professional boards including her current service on the Louisiana Health Works Commission and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) Board of Directors.
, Congenital Syphilis Coordinator, Texas Department of State Health Services
Amanda began working on Congenital Syphilis (CS) while at Austin Public Health, reporting CS for the City of Austin and Travis County in 2015. She began working for the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as a Public Health Follow-up Consultant providing guidance to several programs across the state, reviewing statewide congenital syphilis case reports, and database conversion in 2017. She currently works with DSHS as the Congenital Syphilis Coordinator, providing guidance and technical assistance to partner services programs across the state regarding congenital syphilis reporting, facilitating and moderating Fetal Infant Morbidity Review Boards on Congenital Syphilis in Harris (Houston), Bexar (San Antonio), and Dallas (Dallas) Counties, and writing the Texas Congenital Syphilis Program Operating Procedures and Standards. Amanda currently serves as the co-chair on the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) Program Committee.
Jessica Del Toro, Congenital Syphilis Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services
Jessica Del Toro is the Congenital Syphilis Epidemiologist for the Texas Department of State Health Services where she initiates and conducts analysis on data associated with Congenital Syphilis (CS) screenings, including examining surveillance efforts, epidemiologic trends, and public health follow-up efforts. Jessica first began working on CS in 2017 with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District as a Disease Intervention Specialist where she conducted follow-up for pregnant women with syphilis, CS investigations, and maternal interviews for Bexar County. In 2018, while with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, she was promoted to a Management Analyst position where she supervised a case management program focused on decreasing congenital syphilis in Bexar County. Jessica currently serves as a core team member on the Fetal Infant Morbidity Review Boards on Congenital Syphilis in Harris (Houston), Bexar (San Antonio), and Dallas (Dallas) Counties.