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Office of the Chief Directory

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Office of the Chief Directory

Office of the Chief
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Terry Cosby Chief 202-720-7246
Alexandra Lawrence Chief of Staff 336-933-1946
Kenneth Walker Assistant Chief 202-913-1775
Hannah Peyton Special Advisor to the Chief 202-805-3909
Tom O'Halleran Senior Advisor 202-805-2777
Michele J. Altemus Senior Advisor for External Communications 202- 948-3637
Lisa Bertelson Senior Advisor 253-778-2409
Ellis Collier Senior Policy Advisor 202-731-5961
Maya Johnson Policy Advisor 771-233-5161
Maya Cohn Climate Policy Advisor 202-205-1165
Sanaz Arjomand Natural Resources Communications Specialist 202-441-2356
Tyrone Cole Executive Assistant to the Chief 202-720-7246
Katherine Burse Assistant Chief of Staff (Acting) 615-686-8313
Louis Aspey Associate Chief 202-720-4531
Amie English Chief of Staff to the Associate Chief (Acting) 202-308-3086
Gayle Barry Senior Advisor Inflation Reduction Act Coordinator 530-792-5661
Martha Joseph Senior Policy Advisor 814-203-5562
Noller Herbert Gulf Coast Ecosystem Resoration Director (Acting) 202-720-5125
Jennifer Zwicke Mission Delivery Optimization Team Leader 970-295-5519
Christine Hall National Innovation Leader 732-569-5383
Jewel McKenzie Senior Advisor Wellness and Employee Engagement 202-205-6130
Robert McAfee Urban Agriculture Coordinator 443-205-9763
Deborah Miles Executive Assistant to the Associate Chief 202-720-4531
Vacant Management Analyst
Office of the Regional Conservationists
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Kasey L. Taylor Regional Conservationist, Northeast 202-690-2196
James Tillman, Sr. Regional Conservationist, Southeast 202-690-2197
Curtis Elke Regional Conservationist, Central 202-690-2197
Astor Boozer Regional Conservationist, West 202-690-2196
Rebekah Lauster Chief of Staff 202-420-9104
Brenda Blango Executive Assistant, Northeast and West Regions 202-690-2196
Sheila McLeod Executive Assistant, Southeast and Central Regions 202-690-2197
Office of Urban Agriculture & Innovative Production
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Brian Guse Director, Urban Agriculture & Innovative Production 202-641-7249
Leslie Glover Program Manager 602-309-9536
Nina Bhattacharyya Urban Agriculture Specialist 202-834-2166
Markus Holliday Management and Program Analyst (UAIFAC) 301-974-1287
Sharonte Williams Management and Program Analyst (Grants and Agreements) 202-981-1653
Sean Potts Management and Program Analyst (CFWR) 202-957-8998
Jose Jimenez Management and Program Analyst (UAIP) 202-437-9228
Office of Equity
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Vivian Dickson Director 202-603-8760
Samora Bennerman Senior Equity Program Manager 301-504-2314
Michael Carlo Altman Equity Data Analyst, Natural Resource Specialist 804-659-7643
Patrick Vincent Equity Program Manager 804-664-0816
Amy Overstreet Equity Communications Specialist
Nizhoni LaFrance-Pettigrew Equity Program Manager
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Dana Ashford-Kornburger National Climate Coordinator 202-492-5650
Sara del Fierro Management and Program Analyst, Climate Change
Laura Schreeg Senior Special Projects Coordinator Project Lead for IRA GHG Quantification 202-525-0298
Chad Stachowiak Climate Change Adaptation Lead 202-205-9434
Programs Deputy Area
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Karen Woodrich Deputy Chief for Programs 785-452-3411
Crystal Savoy Executive Assistant 202-692-5220
Luis Cruz-Arroyo Associate Deputy Chief for Programs (Acting) 787-281-4836
Richelle Perazich Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief for Programs 202-720-1201
Jeff White Branch Chief, Outreach and Oversight 202-617-5906
Jerry Raynor Director, Financial Assistance Program Division (FAPD) 317-430-9521
Emily Fife Director, Conservation Planning and Technical Assistance Division (CPTAD) (Acting) 202-708-0083
Carrie Lindig Director, Easements Program Division (EPD) 202-720-1882
Russell Ames Branch Chief, FAPD Projects 202-720-0945
Vacant Branch Chief, Operations Support
John Derbish Branch Chief, TSP (Acting) 202-819-6713
Mike Whitt Branch Chief, FAPD Policy 202-690-2267
Myron Taylor Branch Chief, FAPD Program Implementation 202-720-9733
Kelly Ireland Branch Chief, EPD Policy 202-308-0773
Danielle Balduff Branch Chief, Implementation & Stewardship 202-720-6168
Jeremy Stone Branch Chief, Easement Acquisitions Branch 202-308-1153
Ralph Smith Branch Chief, Watershed Programs (Acting) 202-260-8036
Aaron Lauster Branch Chief, Conservation Planning 202-260-9230
Martin Lowenfish Branch Chief, Areawide Planning 202-690-4979
Soil Science and Resource Assessment Deputy Area
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Terron Hillsman Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment (SSRA) (Acting) 410-382-4150
Aaron Lauster Associate Deputy Chief (Acting) 202-260-9230
John Andreoni Chief of Staff (Acting) 720-544-2841
Terri Gill Executive Assistant 301-504-2302
David Lindbo Director, Soil and Plant Science Division (SPSD) 202-720-7848
Neil Dominy SPSD Associate Director, National Soil Survey Center (NSSC) 402-437-4103
David Kingsbury SPSD Associate Director, Soil Services and Information 304-284-7589
Roy Vick SPSD Associate Director, Operations 202-302-8610
Edgar Mersiovsky SPSD Associate Director, Programs 501-301-3163
Weihuan (Mark) Xu Director, Resource Inventory & Assessment Division 301-504-0303
Daniel Mullarkey Branch Chief, Resource Assessment Branch 202-631-1943
Weihuan (Mark) Xu Branch Chief, Resource Inventory Branch (Acting) 301-504-0303
Heather Hofman Director, National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) 971-325-5171
Jonathan Smith Senior Scientist 301-504-2341
Michael Strobel Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Climate Change 971-255-9801
Science and Technology Deputy Area
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Noller Herbert Deputy Chief for Science and Technology (S&T) 202-720-5125
Vacant Associate Deputy Chief for S&T (Acting)
Timothy Wilson (acting) Chief of Staff 501-210-8902
Vacant Executive Assistant
Vacant Director, Ecological Science Division
Kevin Farmer Director, Conservation Engineering Division 202-720-3413
Amanda Branham Director, Soil Health Division 202-821-5823
Kristina Jerome Director, East National Technology Support Center 336-370-3352
Ray Dotson Director, Central National Technology Support Center 682-206-7822
Amanda Moore Director, West National Technology Support Center 503-273-2413
Arthur Ramthun Co-Director, National Design, Construction & Soil Mechanics Center (Acting) 202-906-0010
Ramon Ortiz (acting) Director, National Water Management Center 202-934-3366
Ron Howard Senior Advisor, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Team 601-812-9449
Management and Strategy Deputy Area
Title Position/Title Phone Email
Angela Biggs Deputy Chief for Management and Strategy 608-509-2868
Ann English Associate Deputy Chief (Acting) 803-253-3935
Emmabelle Kenyon Chief of Staff 202-692-0099
Josiel Uc Executive Assistant 202-690-2198
Michael Robotham Director, International Programs Division 202-702-5547
Nicole Viars Director, Outreach and Partnership Division (Acting) 304-282-4656
Lane Johnson Director, Policy and Program Analysis Division (Acting) 817-807-5333
Theresa Killings Director, Strategic Support Services Division (Acting) 202-768-6598
Geno Bulzomi Administrative Enterprise Business Initiatives (AEBI) 970-295-5475
Edwin Almodovar Senior Advisor, Workload Analysis Team Leader 202-867-8372
Agriculture Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie meets with Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism Norbert Totschnig  for bi-lateral talks at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 15, 2022. USDA photo by Tom Witham.

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