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Deputy Chief for Science and Technology

This directory includes all employees working within the Science and Technology Deputy area. Position titles shown for employees are working titles. Abbreviations for advanced degrees, professional registrations and/or certifications, and other designations are not shown. This directory will be updated periodically by the Science and Technology Deputy Area Webmaster

Office of the Deputy Chief, Science and Technology

 

Office of the Deputy Chief, Science and Technology

USDA, NRCS, Deputy Chief for Science & Technology
14th and Independence Ave, SW
Room 5113-S
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: 202-720-4527
Fax: 202-720-6659
Name Position Phone Room
Deputy Chief
202-720-4527
4624-S
Special Assistant
202-690-5223
6103A-S
Executive Assistant
202-720-4527
5113-S

Conservation Engineering Division

USDA, NRCS, Conservation Engineering Division
14th and Independence Ave, SW
Room 4628-S
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: 202-720-2520
Fax: 202-720-0428         
Name Position Phone Room
Acting Director
202-720-2520
4622-S
Makle, Latoya Administrative Assistant 202-756-7106 4628-S
Martin, Monique Administrative Assistant 202-690-4002 4628-S
National Agricultural Engineer
202-720-2972
 
National Design Engineer
202-870-9105
 
Syed, Atiq National Civil Engineer 202-870-9105  
National Engineering Software Coordinator/
202-690-4002 Ft. Collins, CO
Reck, Bill
National Environmental Engineer
202-720-4485
 
National Hydraulic Engineer
202-720-0772
 
Ruch, Terri
National Energy Engineer
202-720-5709
 
National Geologist
202-720-0115
 
Ramthun, Arthur
National Construction Engineer
 
 
National Water Management Engineer
202-692-5269
 

Geological Services Unit (GSU)

Name Position Phone Room
Acting National Geologist
202-720-0115
 

National Centers (Conservation Engineering Division)

Name Position Phone Location
817-509-3771
Ft. Worth, TX
402-437-5337
Lincoln, NE

Ecological Sciences Division

USDA, NRCS, Ecological Sciences Division                  
14th and Independence Ave, SW                              
Room 6158-S                                                             
Washington, DC 20250                                              
Phone: 202-720-4716                                                
Fax: 202-720-2646 or 202-720-1814              
Name

Position

Phone

Room
Acting Director
202-692-5307
4620-S
Acting National Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) Coordinator
 
4640A-S
Blackburn, Scott National NEPA Specialist  
0220-S

DePue, Julie

Secretary
202-720-4716
4626B-S
Dierberger, Betsy National Agronomist 202-720-3783 4646-S
National Plant Materials Specialist
202-720-0536
4940-S
National Biologist
202-690-0856
4648-S
Haines, Lindsay  National IPM Organics Specialist
202-260-8105 
4612-S
Henry, Ed
National Ecologist
Pollinator/Invasive Species Specialist
202-690-2220 4644-S
Hilken, Thomas National Grazing Lands Management Specialist
202-720-5010
0223-S
Kim, Gene
National Water Quality Specialist/Aquatic Ecologist
202-260-9122
4610-S
Manthei, David Wetland and Highly Erodible Land Conservation Specialist 817-301-8659 Ft. Worth, TX
Margo, Michael National Grazing Lands Coordinator 817-509-3308 Ft. Worth, TX
Martin, Melissa Science Advisor - East 202-836-2661 Cooper City, FL
Outlaw, Jason
National Wetlands and HEL Compliance Specialist
202-720-7838
4634-S
Pilkowski, Tim National Nutrient Management Specialist
202-205-9434
4608-S
Seibert, Erika National Cultural Resources Specialist   0219-S
Schoonhoven, Laurie National Forester 202-697-0673 0221-S

Stachowiak, Chad

Natural Resource Specialist 202-720-0307 4640B-S
Suhr Pierce, Julie National Economist 202-440-3036 0233-S
Vickers, Shaun (on detail to Climate Hubs) Mitigation Banking Program Manager 402-560-1309 Lincoln, NE
Vacant National Animal Husbandry Specialist   0219-S
       

Soil Health Division

USDA, NRCS, Soil Health Division                  
14th and Independence Ave, SW                              
Room 6152-S                                                             
Washington, DC 20250   
 
Name Position Mobile Phone Location
Acting Director
603-812-7027 Kittery Point, ME  
National Soil Health Specialist
202-945-2365 Washington, DC  
Miranda, Donna Executive Assistant 413-262-8845 Southwick, MA  
Koch, Carl Special Projects Coordinator 202-680-2388 Frostburg, MD  
Smith, Brandon National Program Coordinator 603-812-7027 Kittery Point, ME  
Denton, Matthew Regional Team Leader 731-202-1373 Greensboro, NC  
Williams, J. Joe Regional Team Leader 360-480-9771 Portland, OR  
Beniston, Joshua Regional Soil Health Specialist TBD Forestville, CA  
Farbotnik, Kaitlin Regional Soil Health Specialist, Acting 732-519-1195 Somerset, NJ  
King, Courtney Soil Health Analyst TBD Gunnison, CO  
Kopecky, Mark Regional Soil Health Specialist TBD Fellsmere, FL  
Starr, Laura Regional Soil Health Specialist 503-468-8986 Washougal, WA  
Sirovatka, Nick Regional Soil Health Specialist 541-561-4768 Pendleton, OR  
Doctorian, David Regional Soil Health Specialist TBD Macon, MO  
Durham, Willie Regional Soil Health Specialist 202-499-0185 Fort Worth, TX  
Regional Soil Health Specialist 202-480-4895 Norwood, NC  
Boltz, Stan Regional Soil Health Specialist 605-350-3250 Huron, SD  
Thomas, Candy Regional Soil Health Specialist 785-309-6991 Salina, KS  
Kabir, Zahangir
Regional Soil Health Specialist
202-480-4938 Davis, CA  
Winger, Marion Regional Soil Health Specialist 307-258-4610 Glenrock, WY  

 


National Technology Support Centers

Name Position Phone Location
Director, East NTSC
336-370-3352

336-588-7201 (cell)

Greensboro, NC
Acting Director, West NTSC
503-273-2402
Portland, OR
Acting Director, Central NTSC
817-509-3570
Fort Worth, TX