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- Pierre Vigilance MD, MPH; Director, District of Columbia Department of Health
- Dr. Reuben Varghese Health Officer, Public Health Division, Arlington County Virginia Department of Human Services; Chairman, Health Officials Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Carol Jordan Director of Communicable Disease and Epidemiology, Montgomery County Health and Human Services
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