Leah Jones Woodall, MPA
Region III Director (2024-2027)
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health
Section Chief of Family Health Systems

Background & Bio 

Leah Jones Woodall, MPA, is the Section Chief of Family Health Systems with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health, which houses most maternal and child health programs. In this capacity, Leah is responsible for the financial and programmatic oversight of the following: Infant Mortality, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, Title V Maternal and Child Health, Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Early Childhood, Newborn Screening Program, State Systems Development, Adolescent and Reproductive Health, School Based Health Centers and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Title X Family Planning and the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Grant. She serves as a senior manager and as a member of the Division of Public Health’s leadership team.

Leah attended the University of Delaware, where she obtained a BS with a major in Family and Community Services. Leah also completed her Masters in Public Administration in 2001 from the University of Delaware with concentrations in Health Policy and State & Local Government Management. During her graduate studies, Leah served as a Legislative Fellow with the Delaware General Assembly in the Senate and supported the Senate Health & Social Services Committee with legislative research and policy analysis. Post graduate work, Leah was employed with the Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, as the Caregiver Program Administrator for Delaware’s Family Caregiver Support Program under the federal guidelines of the Older Americans Act. Leah also worked for the Delaware Health Care Commission as the Director of Policy and Planning. She also served under Governor Ruth Ann Minner’s Administration as the Executive Assistant to Cabinet Secretary Vincent P. Meconi, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.

Leah resides in Milton, Delaware and has a 10 year old son, enjoys yoga, running, the outdoors and Delaware beaches!