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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 FOR FOOD SAFETY (OFS)

UNDER SECRETARY
Vacant

ACTING DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY
Paul Kiecker
Phone: (202) 720-7025
Room: 331-E Jamie Whitten Building

FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE (FSIS)

OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR (OA)

ACTING ADMINISTRATOR
Terri Nintemann
Phone: (202) 720-7025
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

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

Spencer Pretecrum, Acting Deputy Chief of Staff
Phone: (202) 360-7948
Room: 331-E Jamie Whitten Building

Civil Rights Staff
Angela Kelly, Director
Phone: (301) 504-7755
Riverdale, MD
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 South Building

Regulatory Operations
Paul Wolseley, Executive Associate
Phone: (202) 708-9506
Room: 1329 South Building
Districts: Chicago, Dallas and Denver

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

Karen Hunter, Acting Executive Associate
Phone: (202) 499-0275
Room: 3154 South Building
Districts: Alameda and Jackson

Sherri Johnson,  Acting Executive Associate
Phone: (202) 379-6196
Room: 1330A, South Building
Districts: Des Moines and Raleigh

Recall Management and Technical Analysis Division 
Barry Rhodes, Director
Phone: (202) 205-4284
Room: 1341 South Building

Resource Management and Financial Planning Staff
Scott Hoffman, Acting Director
Phone: (303) 236-9860
Room: 1 Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO

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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
Phone: (202) 720-0294
Cell: (202) 374-3027
Room: 3135 South Building

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OFFICE OF INVESTIGATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND AUDIT (OIEA)

Robert Bane, Assistant Administrator
Phone: (202) 720-0089
Room: 3166 South Building

Carlynne Cockrum, Deputy Assistant Administrator
(202) 720-8971
Room: 3168 South Building

Compliance and Investigations Division 
Mark W. Crowe, Director
Phone: (202) 720-3781
Room: 1321 South Building

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REGIONAL Compliance and Investigations Division Offices & Regional Directors


 

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

Enforcement Operations Branch 
Scott C. Safian, Branch Chief 
Phone: (202) 418-8921
Room: Patriot Plaza III,  9-232

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

Audit and Resource Management Division
Vacant, Director
Phone: (202) 690-5662
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
Room: 923, 210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT (OM) 

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

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

Administrative Services Division
Yolanda Chambers, Director
Phone: (301) 289-9660
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
Room: 3152 South Building

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

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

Human Resources Operations
Laura Frantes, Assistant Director
Phone: (612) 659-8591
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

Labor and Employee Relations Division
Nicole Johnson, Assistant Director
Phone: (202) 690-3774
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
Room: 341-E Jamie Whitten Building

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

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

Janell Kause, Scientific Advisor for Risk Assessment
Phone: (202) 708-8757
Cell: (202) 257-4483
Room: 3149 South Building

Dr. J. Emilio Esteban, Chief Scientist
Phone: (202) 690-9058
Cell: (706) 215-2287
Room: 3129 South Building

Alexander Domesle, Senior Advisor for Chemistry, Toxicology and Related Sciences
Agency Scientific Integrity Officer
Phone: (202) 720-9258
Room: 3170 South Building

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

FSIS Field Service Laboratories

Eastern Laboratory
Frankie Beacorn, Director
Phone: (706) 546-3576
Cell: (706) 308-4889
Eastern Laboratory
Room: 205, Russell Research Center
Athens, GA

Midwestern Laboratory
Terry Dutko, Director
Phone: (314) 263-2686, Ext. 344
Cell: (314) 560-9957
Midwestern Laboratory
Room: 344, Building 105-D
4300 Goodfellow Road
St. Louis, Missouri

Western Laboratory
R. Curtis Wallis, MPH, Director
Phone: (510) 769-5750
Western Laboratory
Room: 41, 800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA

Food Emergency Response Network Staff
Dr. Louis Bluhm, Acting Director
Phone: (706) 546-3559
Russell Research Center, Suite PB-4
Athens, GA

Laboratory Quality Assurance Staff
Dr. Louis Bluhm, Director
Phone: (706) 546-3559
Russell Research Center, Suite PB-4
Athens, GA


Accredited Laboratory Program: Contact Information

Headquarters Staffs

Applied Epidemiology Staff
Dr. Sheryl Shaw, Director
Phone: (202) 690-6645
Room: 3171 South Building

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

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

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

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

John Jarosh, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 690-6128
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
Room: 3137 South Building

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

Congressional and Public Affairs Staff
Julie Lastra, Acting Director
Phone: 202-205-3826
Room: 1180 South Building

Media Inquiries: FSISPress@usda.gov

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

Food Safety Education Staff
Roxanne Smith, Acting Director
Phone: (202) 720-4413
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
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
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
Room: 3132 South Building

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

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

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

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

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

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SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE STAFF (SIPRS)

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

 

 

 

OFFICE OF POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (OPPD) 

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

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

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

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

International Equivalence Staff
Dr. Edwin Zayas-Cruz, Director
Phone: (202) 720-2490
Room: 1241 South Building

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

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

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

Jeffrey Canavan, Deputy Director
Phone: (301) 504-0860
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
Edward Zorinsky Federal Building
1616 Capitol Avenue, Suite 260
Omaha, NE

Scott Seebohm, Deputy Director
Phone: (402) 344-5052
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 
Room: 3165-South Building

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

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

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

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

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

Vacant, Deputy Director
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
Room: 3171 South Building

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

Center for Learning Division

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

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

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

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

Training Transformation and Distance Learning Staff

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

Employee Engagement and Recognition Staff

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

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Last Modified Jan 22, 2021