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Key Agency Contacts

Please note that this is a list of main points of contact within FSIS. For information on other USDA agencies, please check out the Directories page offered on USDA.gov under Contact Us.

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Note: The general mailing address for headquarters is Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20250-3700

FSIS Program Areas:

Headquarters Mailing Addresses
Field Office Locations and Contact Information


OFFICE OF FOOD SAFETY (OFS)

UNDER SECRETARY
Dr. Mindy Brashears

FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE (FSIS)

OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR (OA)

ADMINISTRATOR
Paul Kiecker
Phone: (202) 720-7025
Fax: (202) 690-0550
Room: 331-E Jamie Whitten Building

DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR
Terri Nintemann
Phone: (202) 720-7025
Fax: (202) 690-0550
Room: 331-E Jamie Whitten Building

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Jeremy ‘Todd’ Reed, Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (202) 720-7025
Room: 339-E Jamie Whitten Building

Karen Hunter, Chief of Staff 
Phone: (202) 720-6618
Fax: (202) 205-0158 
Room: 335-E Jamie Whitten Building

Atiya Khan, Deputy Chief of Staff
Phone: (202) 720-7025
Fax: (202) 205-0158 
Room: 331-E Jamie Whitten Building

Civil Rights Staff
Angela Kelly, Director
Phone: (301) 504-7755
Fax: (301) 504-7746
George Washington Carver Center, Mail Drop 5261
Civil Rights Staff Directory

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OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS (OFO)

Dr. Phil Bronstein, Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 720-4991
Room: 344-E Jamie Whitten Building

Dr. Hany Sidrak, Deputy Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 720-8804
Room: 344-E Jamie Whitten Building

Dr. Quita Bowman Blackwell, Humane Handling Enforcement Coordinator 
Phone: (202) 205-0081 
Room: 3162-S

Regulatory Operations
Paul Wolseley, Executive Associate
Phone: (202) 708-9506
Room 3159 South Building
Districts: Alameda, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Des Moines Districts

Geraldine French, Executive Associate
Phone: (202) 205-0001
Room 3161 South Building
Districts: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Jackson, Raleigh and Springdale Districts

Recall Management and Technical Analysis Division 
Barry Rhodes, Director
Phone: (202) 205-4284
Room: 0205 South Building

Resource Management and Financial Planning Staff
Sherri Johnson, Director
Phone: (202) 981-6881
Room: 3801 South Building

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OFO District Offices and District Managers | For Import Field Questions
 

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (OCIO)

Carl Mayes, Associate Chief Information Officer for FSIS
Office: (202) 720-0294
Cell: (202) 374-3027
Room: 3135 South Building

Elamin Osman, Principal Deputy Assistant Chief Information Officer
Office: (202) 720-5164
Room: 4908 South Building

Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Mohammad Ali Usman, Chief Technology Officer
Office: (202) 692-4203
Room: 4914 South Building

Information Security Center
Marvin Lykes, Deputy Assistant CIO/CISO
Office: (202) 720-4791
Room: 4897 South Building

Customer Experience Center
Dennis O’Brien, Deputy Assistant CIO
Office: (202) 260-9304
Room: 4899 South Building

Business Solutions Center
Frances Byrd, Deputy Assistant CIO
Office: (202) 708-8758
Room: 4915 South Building

Portfolio Governance Center
Troy Wright, Deputy Assistant CIO
Office: (202) 322-6571
Room: 4914 South Building

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OFFICE OF INVESTIGATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND AUDIT (OIEA)

Carlynne Cockrum, Acting Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 720-8971 
Room: 2126 South Building

Mark Crowe, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator
(202)  720-3781
Room: 2149 South Building

Compliance and Investigations Division 
Mark W. Crowe, Director
Phone: (202) 720-3781
Room: 2149 South Building

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REGIONAL Compliance and Investigations Division Offices & Regional Directors


 

Enforcement and Litigation Division 
Vacant, Director 
Phone: (202) 418-8872 
Fax: (202) 245-5097  
Room: Patriot Plaza III,  9-205

Enforcement Operations Branch 
Scott Safian, Branch Chief 
Phone: (202) 418-8872
Fax: (202) 245-5097 
Room: Patriot Plaza III,  9-232

Litigation and Enforcement Programs Branch
Valerie Neris, Branch Chief 
Phone: (202) 418-8846 
Fax: (202) 260-0229 
Room: Patriot Plaza III,  9-252

Audit and Resource Management Division
Vacant, Director
Phone: (202) 690-5662
Fax: (202) 690-0071
Room: 2171 South Building
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250

Resource Management and Audit Branch
Michelle Long, Branch Chief
Phone: (202) 708-8177
Room: 2175 South Building
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250

International Audit Branch 
Vincent Fayne, Branch Chief
Phone: (202) 690-5662
Room: 2171 South Building
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250

Federal State Audit Branch 
Keith Gilmore, Branch Chief
Phone: (515) 727-8970
Fax: (402) 344-5104
Edward Zorinsky Federal Building, Suite 260
1616 Capitol Ave.
Omaha, NE 68102-5908

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT (OM) 

Frank Mays, Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 690-6608
Fax: (202) 690-1742
Room: 347-E Jamie Whitten Building

C. Natalie Lui Duncan, Deputy Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 690-6608
Fax: (202) 690-1742
Room: 347-E Jamie Whitten Building

Administrative Services Division
Yolanda Chambers, Director
Phone: (301) 289-9660
Fax: (301) 504-4274
George Washington Carver Center,
Room: 2L195, Mail Stop 5260

Regional Occupational Safety and Health Specialists 

Workplace Violence Prevention Program
FSIS Workplace Violence Prevention Hotline
1-877-987-3747

Employee Assistance Program
1-800-222-0364 (1-888-262-7848 TTY)

Worker’s Compensation Program
1-800-370-3747 #5

Office of Human Resources 
Joseph T. Abbott, Director
Phone: (202) 708-9548
Fax: (202) 690-1666
Room: 3152 South Building

Christine Nalli, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 708-9549
Fax: (202) 690-1666
Room: 3148 South Building

Human Resources Business Systems Division
Corinne Calhoun, Assistant Director
Phone: (202) 708-9552
Fax: (202) 690-1666
Room: 3129 South Building

Human Resources Operations
Laura Frantes, Assistant Director
Phone: (612) 659-8591
Fax: (612) 370-2005
Room: Butler Square West

Mailing Address and Number for General Inquiries: 
FSIS Human Resources Office
Butler Square West 4th Floor
100 North Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1564
Phone: 1-800-370-3747
Fax: (612) 370-2060

Labor and Employee Relations Division
Nicole Johnson, Assistant Director
Phone: (202) 690-3774
Fax: (202) 245-4798
Room: 2134 South Building

Safety and Physical Security Branch
Yolanda Chambers, Acting
Phone: (301) 289-9660
George Washington Carver Center,
Room: 2L195, Mail Stop 5260

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OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE (OPHS) 

Dr. Denise Eblen, Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 720-2644
Fax: (202) 690-2980
Room: 341-E Jamie Whitten Building

Dr. Kis Robertson-Hale, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Chief Public Health Veterinarian
Phone: (202) 720-4819
Fax: (202) 690-2980
Room: 341-E Jamie Whitten Building

Dr. William Shaw, Executive Associate for Laboratory Services
Phone: (202) 720-6246
Fax: (202) 690-2980
Room 3805 South Building

Janell Kause, Scientific Advisor for Risk Assessment
Phone: (202) 708-8757
Fax: (202) 690-2980
Room: 2132 South Building

Dr. J. Emilio Esteban, Chief Scientist 
Cell: (706) 215-2287
Desk: (202) 690-9058
Room: 2129 South Building

Alexander Domesle, Senior Advisor for Chemistry, Toxicology, and Related Sciences
Agency Scientific Integrity Officer
Phone: (202) 720-9258
Room: 3815-S

Dr. Isabell Walls, Scientific Liaison
Phone: (202) 924-1420
Fax:  (202) 690-6337
Room: Patriot Plaza III, 9-191 Mail Drop 3766

FSIS Field Service Laboratories

Eastern Laboratory
Frankie Beacorn, Director
Phone: (706) 546-3576
Fax: (706) 546-3589
Eastern Laboratory
Russell Research Center, Room 205
Athens, GA

Midwestern Laboratory
Terry Dutko, Director
Phone: (314) 263-2686, Ext. 344
Fax: (314) 263-2679
Midwestern Laboratory
Bldg. 105-D, Room 344
4300 Goodfellow Road
St. Louis, Missouri

Western Laboratory
Dr. Curtis Wallis, Director
Phone: (510) 769-5750
Fax: (510) 982-4998
Western Laboratory
800 Buchanan Street, Room 41
Albany, CA

Food Emergency Response Network Staff
Dr. Randal C. Layton, Director
Phone: (706) 546-2376
Fax: (706) 546-3656
Russell Research Center, Suite 104-C
Athens, GA

Laboratory QA/QC Staff
Dr. Louis Bluhm, Director
Phone: (706) 546-2359
Fax: (706) 546-3453
Russell Research Center, Suite PB-4
Athens, GA


Accredited Laboratory Program: Contact Information

Headquarters Staffs

Applied Epidemiology Staff
Dr. Sheryl Shaw, Director
Phone: (202) 690-6045
Fax: (202) 690-6414
Room: Patriot Plaza III, 9-182, Mail Drop 3766

Bonnie Kissler, Deputy Director
Phone:  (404)562-5954
100 Alabama Street
1924 Bldg, Suite 3R95
Atlanta, GS  30303

Resource & Program Management Staff
Daniel Smigal, Director
Phone: (202) 690-6478
Fax: (202) 690-6337
Room: Patriot Plaza III, 9-176, Mail Drop 3766

Risk Assessment and Analytics Staff
Dr. Joanna Zablotsky-Kufel, Director
Phone: (202) 690-2680
Fax: (202) 690-6337
Room: Patriot Plaza III, 9-184, Mail Drop 3766

Science Staff
Dr. Evelyne Mbandi, Director
Phone: (202) 690-6537
Fax: (202) 690-6364
Room: Patriot Plaza III, 9-178, Mail Drop 3766

John Jarosh, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 690-6128
Fax: (202) 690-6364
Room: Patriot Plaza III, 9-180, Mail Drop 3766

Small Plant Help Desk  
Visit us online, e-mail InfoSource@usda.gov or call 1-877-FSIS-HELP (1-877-374-7435).

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OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND CONSUMER EDUCATION (OPACE) 

Carol Blake, Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 720-3884
Fax: (202) 205-0158
Room: 3137 South Building

Aaron Lavallee, Deputy Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 720-0460
Room: 3137 South Building

Congressional and Public Affairs Staff
Roxanne Smith, Director
Phone: (202) 720-4413
Fax: (202) 720-5704
Room: 1175 South Building

Media Inquiries: FSISPress@usda.gov

Digital and Executive Communications Staff
Shayla Mae Bailey, Acting Director
Phone: (202) 690-6188
Fax: (202) 205-0158
Room: 1152 South Building

Food Safety Education Staff
Christopher Bernstein, Director 
Phone: (202) 720-9891
Fax: (202) 205-0158
Room: 1175 South Building

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 
1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Staff
Arianne Perkins, FOIA Officer and Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 690-2760
Fax: (202) 690-3023
Room: 2170 South Building

For FOIA Requests: 
FSIS Freedom of Information Act Office
Room 1170 South Building
14th and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone: (202) 720-2109
Fax: (202) 690-3023
Email: fsis.foia@usda.gov

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INTERNAL AFFAIRS (IA)

Melissa Moore, Director
Phone: (202) 690-1990
Room: 2934 South Building

Toby Fontenot, Deputy Director
Phone: (443) 462-9365
Room: 2934 South Building

OFFICE OF PLANNING, ANALYSIS, AND RISK MANAGEMENT (OPARM)

Janet B. Stevens, PMP, TKP, Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 720-9599
Fax: (202) 690-5634
Room: 3132 South Building

Nathan Greenwell, Deputy Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 981-6836
Fax: (202) 690-5634
Room: 3126 South Building

Justin Ronca, Chief Data Scientist & Assistant Chief Data Officer
Work: (202) 708-8168
Cell: (202) 708-8168
Fax: (202) 690-5634
Room: 3126 South Building

Data Analysis Staff
JenAlyse Arena, Acting Director
Work: (202) 981-6841
Cell: (202) 734-0516
Fax: (202) 690-5634
Room: 1161 South Building

Inspection Data Analysis Staff 
Julie Smith, Director  
Phone: (202) 981-6837 
Fax: (202) 690-5634
Room: 3166 South Building

Enterprise Risk and Planning Staff
Yolanda Kennedy-Edwards, Director
Phone: (301) 344-0489
Fax: (202) 690-5634
Room: 3831 South Building

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SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE STAFF (SIPRS)

James Lott, Director
Phone: (202) 690-6523
Fax: (202) 690-6459
Room: Patriot Plaza III, Room 9-258

 

 

 

OFFICE OF POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (OPPD) 

Rachel Edelstein, Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 205-0495
Fax: (202) 720-2025
Room: 350-E Jamie L. Whitten Building

April Regonlinski, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 205-0495
Fax: (202) 720-2025
Room: 350-E Jamie L. Whitten Building

Import/Export Policy Development Staff
Dorothy Adams, Director
Phone: (202) 720-6508
Fax: (202) 720-7990
Room: 2147 South Building

Bob Koshy, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 708-8753
Fax: (202) 720-7990
Room: 2139 South Building

International Equivalence Staff
Dr. Janet McGinn, Director
Phone: (202) 690-5646
Fax: (202) 720-7990
Room: 2938 South Building

Regulations Development Staff
Matthew Michael, Director
Phone: (202) 720-0345
Fax: (202) 690-0486
Room: 6067 South Building

Melissa Hammar, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 720-2096
Fax: (202) 690-0486
Room: 6077 South Building

Labeling and Program Delivery Staff
Rosalyn Murphy-Jenkins, Director
Phone: (301) 504-0868
Fax: (202) 245-4792
Room: Patriot Plaza III, Room 9-148

Jeffrey Canavan, Deputy Director
Phone: (301) 504-0860
Fax: (202) 245-4792
Room: Patriot Plaza III, Room 9-146

Policy Analysis Staff
April Regonlinksi, Director
Phone: (301) 504-0843
Room: Patriot Plaza III, Room 9-268

Policy Development Staff
John Linville, Director
Phone: (402) 344-5046
1-800-233-3935
Fax: (844) 876-9475
Edward Zorinsky Federal Building
1616 Capitol Avenue, Suite 260
Omaha, NE

Scott Seebohm, Deputy Director
Phone: (402) 344-5052
Fax: (844) 876-9475
Edward Zorinsky Federal Building
1616 Capitol Avenue, Suite 260
Omaha, NE

Risk Management and Innovations Staff
Dr. Melvin Carter, Director
Phone: (301) 504-0852
Room:  Patriot Plaza III, Room 9-144

Dr. Melanie Abley, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 690-6573
Room:  Patriot Plaza III, Room 9-142

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (OCFO) 

Cara LeConte, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (301) 344-0725 
Fax: (202) 260-8072
Room: 3165-South Building

Michelle Garner, Deputy Chief Financial Officer 
Phone: (202) 708-9514
Fax: (202) 260-8072
Room: 3164-South Building

Audit Liaison and Financial Analysis Division
Jatona Hatcher, Director
Phone: (301) 504-0904
Fax: (202) 690-1030
Room: 3829 South Building

Budget Division
Michael Toner, Director
Phone: (202) 690-8398
Fax: (202) 690-4155
Room: 2159 South Building

Martina Simms, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 720-3614
Fax: (202) 690-4155
Room: 2159 South Building

Financial Operations Division
Scott Brna, Director
Phone: (301) 289-9731
Fax: (301) 504-5910
George Washington Carver Center, Mail Drop 5262

Vacant, Deputy Director
Fax: (301) 504-5910
George Washington Carver Center, Mail Drop 5262

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OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION (OIC)

Dr. Michelle Catlin, International Coordination Executive 
Phone: (202) 708-8769
Room: 3143 South Building

 

OFFICE OF EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT (OEED) 

Soumaya Tohamy, Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 708-9554
Fax: (202) 260-8061
Room: 3171 South Building

Pete Bridgeman, Executive Associate of Employee Experience
Phone: (202) 720-4432
Fax: (202) 260-8061
Room: 3807 South Building

Center for Learning Division

Stephanie Wilkins, Chief Training Officer
Phone: (202) 205-2954
Fax: (202) 260-8061
Room: 4868 South Building

Stephanie Wilkins, Acting Branch Chief
Training Operations Branch
Phone: (202) 205-2954
Fax: (202) 260-8061
Room: 4868 South Building

Stephanie Wilkins, Acting Branch Chief 
Training Management Branch
Phone: (202) 205-2954
Fax: (202) 260-8061
Room: 4868 South Building

Sylvia Bourn, Branch Chief
Organization and Employee Development Branch
Phone: (202) 205-0359
Fax: (202) 260-8061
Room: 4862 South Building

Training Transformation and Distance Learning Staff

Dean Norman, Director
Phone: (301) 289-9667
Fax: (301) 504-3372
Room: 5601 Sunnyside Ave, Beltsville, MD
Room 1-2290

Employee Engagement and Recognition Staff

Patricia Knox, Director
Phone: (202) 690-2690
Fax: (202) 260-8061
Room: 3817 South Building

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Last Modified Sep 29, 2020