Environment and Energy Staff (HQ & Field Offices)

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Office of Environment and Energy
Title Name Phone Subject Area
Director Lauren McNamara (Acting) 202-402-4466  
Director, Environmental Planning Division Lauren Hayes Knutson (Acting) 202-402-4270  
Director, Environmental Review Division Lauren McNamara 202-402-4466  
Office Assistant Saad Akhdar 202 402-4203  
Federal Preservation Officer Nancy Boone 202-402-5718 Historic Preservation
Senior Advisor for High Performance Buildings Michael Freedberg 202-402-4366 Better Buildings Challenge, High Performance Buildings
Program Analyst Josh Geyer 415-489-6418 Better Buildings Challenge, High Performance Buildings
Sage Green Sage Green TBD Better Buildings Challenge, High Performance Buildings
Environmental Specialist Lauren Hayes Knutson 202-402-4270 HEROS, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Endangered Species, Farmlands Protection, Air Quality
Management Analyst Sean Joyner 202-402-4431 Environmental Justice, HEROS
Environmental Specialist Kathy McNulty 202-402-3614 Coastal Zone Management, Coastal Barrier Resources Contamination
Environmental Engineer Nelson Rivera 202-402-4455 Hazards (Part 51C), Airport Clear Zones
Senior Environmental Specialist Liz Zepeda 202-402-3988 Part 58, Floodplain Management, Wetlands, Flood Insurance
Director
202-402-4466
 
 
Director, Environmental Planning Division
202-402-4270
 
 
Director, Environmental Review Division
202-402-4466
 
 
Office Assistant
202-402-4466
 
 
Federal Preservation Officer
202-402-5718
Historic Preservation
 
Environmental Specialist
202-402-4160
Noise, Sole Source Aquifers
 
Senior Advisor for High Performance Buildings
202-402-4366
Better Buildings Challenge, High Performance Buildings
 
Program Analyst
415-489-6418
Better Buildings Challenge, High Performance Buildings
 
Program Analyst
TBD
Better Buildings Challenge, High Performance Buildings
 
Environmental Specialist
202-402-4270
HEROS, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Endangered Species, Farmlands Protection, Air Quality
 
Management Analyst
202-402-4431
Environmental Justice, HEROS
 
Environmental Specialist
202-402-3614
Coastal Zone Management, Coastal Barrier Resources Contamination
 
Environmental Engineer
202-402-4455
Hazards (Part 51C), Airport Clear Zones
 
Senior Environmental Specialist
202-402-3988
Part 58, Floodplain Management, Wetlands, Flood Insurance
 

Field Offices

Locate your nearest HUD environmental staff person who can help you understand how to use the environmental assessment process to improve the quality of your project.

Region I
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Area: Boston
Thomas P. O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street
Room 535
Boston, MA 02222
Martha A. Curran
Regional Environmental Officer
617-994-8376
Region II
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: NY
Area: New York  
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
Therese J. Fretwell
Regional Environmental Officer
212-542-7445
State: NY
Area: New York 
26 Federal Plaza
Suite 3513
New York, NY 10278
Lynn Rakos
Field Environmental Officer
212-542-7117
State: NJ
Area: Newark 
One Newark Center
1085 Raymond Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102
Michael R. Furda
Field Environmental Officer
973-776-7202
State: NJ
Area: Newark 
One Newark Center
1085 Raymond Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102
Donna Mahon
Field Environmental Officer (Disaster Recovery – CT and NJ)
973-776-7260
Region III
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: DE, Southeast PA (Phila Metro), PA Small Cities Program, MD (Baltimore FO)
Area: Philadelphia
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
801 Market Street, 12th Floor
The Strawbridges Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Paul J. Lehmann
Regional Environmental Officer
215-430-6636
State: WV, PA (NW - SW - NE)
Area: Pittsburgh
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Michael E. Whitelock
Field Environmental Officer
412-644-5846
State: VA, DC, MD (DCFO)
Area: Richmond
600 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Kerry Johnson
Field Environmental Officer
804-822-4803
Region IV
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: Acting Regional Environmental Officer Oversight of all Region IV states and territories. Individual Field Environmental Officer assignments are noted below.
Area: Atlanta
Martha Curran
Regional Environmental Officer
617-994-8376
State: PR, USVI
Area: Caribbean
Parque Las Americas 1
235 Federico Costa Street
Suite 200
San Juan, PR 00918
Jose A. Cedeno-Maldonado
Field Environmental Officer
787-274-5816
State: Northern FL
Area: Atlanta
HUD - Atlanta Regional Office
40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Hector Gonzalez-Maldonado
Field Environmental Officer
678-732-2503
State: AL, TN
Area: Atlanta
40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Renea Hall
Field Environmental Officer
678-732-2396
State: GA, MS
Area: Atlanta
40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Chuck Melton
Field Environmental Officer
678-732-2133
State: NC, SC
Area: Greensboro
1500 Pinecroft Road
Suite 401
Greensboro, NC 27407
Lenwood E. Smith
Field Environmental Officer
336-851-8054
State: FL
Area: Miami
HUD – Miami Field Office Brickell Plaza Federal Building
909 SE First Avenue, Suite 500
Miami, FL 33131
John Quade
Field Environmental Officer
305-520-5018
Region V
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: IL, IN, MI, OH, MN, WI
Area: Chicago
Metcalf Fed. Bldg.
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
Melanie H. Castillo
Regional Environmental Officer
312-913-8723
State: OH
Area: Columbus
200 N. High St.
7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Omri Gross
Field Environmental Officer
614-280-6200
State: MN, WI
Area: Minneapolis
920 Second Avenue South
Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
David A. Nuccio
Field Environmental Officer
612-843-6417
State: IL, IN
Area: Chicago
HUD - Chicago Regional Office
Metcalf Fed. Bldg.
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
Erik Sandstedt
Field Environmental Officer
312-913-8336
State: MI
Area: Detroit
477 Michigan Avenue
Floors 16 & 17
Detroit, MI 48226
Mary Weidel
Field Environmental Officer
313-234-7370
Region VI
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: NM, TDA, TDHCA, San Antonio FO
Area: Fort Worth
307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102
David A. Storms
Regional Environmental Officer
817-978-5540
State: Fort Worth FO, Houston FO
Area: Fort Worth, Houston
307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Laura L. Myers
Field Environmental Officer
817-978-5947
State: CDBG-DR (Region), Louisiana
Area: Fort Worth
307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Kelly S. Warner
Field Environmental Officer (Disaster Recovery - Region VI)
817-978-5622
State: AR, OK, Southern Plains ONAP
Area: Fort Worth
307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102
John Derinzy
Field Environmental Officer
817-978-5623
Region VII
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: KS, NE, IA, MO, CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
Area: Kansas City 
400 State Street
Room 200
Kansas City, KS 66101-2406
Paul F. Mohr
Regional Environmental Officer
913-551-5818
State: KS, NE, IA, MO
Area: Kansas City
400 State Street
Room 200
Kansas City, KS 66101-2406
Beth Held
Field Environmental Officer
913-321-9732
Region VIII
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: CO, MT, ND, SD, WY, UT
Area: Denver
1670 Broadway Blvd.
25th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Jerimiah J. Sanders
Field Environmental Officer
303-672-5282
Region IX
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: AS, GU, HI, MP, CA (Butte, Humboldt, Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties)
Area: San Francisco
One Sansome Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
G. Morgan Griffin
Regional Environmental Officer
415-489-6731
State: NV, CA (Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Orange, Riverside, Shasta, Tulare, and Yolo Counties)
Area: Los Angeles 
300 North Los Angeles Street
Suite 4054
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Elizabeth McDargh
Field Environmental Officer
213-534-2578
State: AZ, CA (Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Merced, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Stanislaus Counties)
Area: San Francisco
One Sansome Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Stan Toal
Field Environmental Officer
415-489-6668
State: CA (Kern, Monterey, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sutter, and Ventura Counties and City of Los Angeles)
Area: Los Angeles
300 North Los Angeles Street
Suite 4054
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Bonnie J. Hulkower
Field Environmental Officer
213-534-2539
Region X
Region: I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
State: WA, ID, OR, AK
Area: Seattle
909-1st Avenue
Suite 255
Seattle, WA 98104-1000
Brian Sturdivant
Regional Environmental Officer
206-220-5377
Region State Field Office Address Officer Phone
Region I CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT Boston Thomas P. O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street
Room 535
Boston, MA 02222
 
Martha A. Curran
Regional Environmental Officer
617-994-8376
Region II NY New York   26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278

Therese J. Fretwell

Regional Environmental Officer
212-542-7445
Region II NY New York  26 Federal Plaza
Suite 3513
New York, NY 10278

Lynn Rakos

Field Environmental Officer

212-542-7117
Region II NJ Newark  One Newark Center
1085 Raymond Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102
 

Michael R. Furda

Field Environmental Officer 
973-776-7202
Region II NJ Newark  One Newark Center
1085 Raymond Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102
Donna Mahon
Field Environmental Officer (Disaster Recovery – CT and NJ)
973-776-7260
Region III DE, Southeast PA (Phila Metro), PA Small Cities Program, MD (Baltimore FO) Philadelphia U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
801 Market Street, 12th Floor
The Strawbridges Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Paul J. Lehmann
Regional Environmental Officer

 

215-430-6636
Region III WV, PA (NW - SW - NE) Pittsburgh 1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 

Michael E. Whitelock
Field Environmental Officer

412-644-5846
Region III VA, DC, MD (DCFO) Richmond  600 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 

Kerry Johnson

Field Environmental Officer
804-822-4803
Region IV Acting Regional Environmental Officer Oversight of all Region IV states and territories. Individual Field Environmental Officer assignments are noted below. Atlanta  

Martha Curran (Acting)

Regional Environmental Officer
617-994-8376
Region IV PR, USVI Caribbean

 

Parque Las Americas 1
235 Federico Costa Street
Suite 200
San Juan, PR 00918
 

Jose A. Cedeno-Maldonado

Field Environmental Officer
787-274-5816
Region IV Northern FL Atlanta

 

HUD - Atlanta Regional Office
40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
 

Hector Gonzales-Maldonado

Field Environmental Officer
678-732-2503
Region IV Northern FL Atlanta

 

HUD - Atlanta Regional Office
40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
 

Renea Hall

Field Environmental Officer
678-732-2100
Region IV GA, MS Atlanta 40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
 

Chuck Melton

Field Environmental Officer
678-732-2133
Region IV NC, SC Greensboro 1500 Pinecroft Road
Suite 401
Greensboro, NC 27407
 

Lenwood E. Smith

Field Environmental Officer 
336-851-8054
Region IV FL Miami

HUD – Miami Field Office Brickell Plaza Federal Building 909 SE First Avenue, Suite 500 Miami, FL 33131

John Quade

Field Environmental Officer

305-520-5018
Region V IL, IN, MI, OH, MN, WI Chicago  Metcalf Fed. Bldg.
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3507

Melanie H. Castillo

Regional Environmental Officer
312-913-8723
Region V OH Columbus 200 N. High St.
7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
 

Omri Gross

Field Environmental Officer
614-280-6200
Region V MN, WI Minneapolis 920 Second Avenue South
Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
 

David A. Nuccio

Field Environmental Officer

612-843-6417
Region V IL, IN Chicago HUD - Chicago Regional Office
Metcalf Fed. Bldg.
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3507

Erik Sandstedt

Field Environmental Officer

312-913-8336
Region V MI Detroit 477 Michigan Avenue
Floors 16 & 17
Detroit, MI 48226

Mary Weidel

Field Environmental Officer

313-234-7370
Region VI NM, TDA, TDHCA, San Antonio FO Fort Worth 307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102

David A. Storms

Regional Environmental Officer
817-978-5540
Region VI Fort Worth FO, Houston FO Fort Worth, Houston 307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Laura L. Myers

Field Environmental Officer

817-978-5947

Region VI CDBG-DR (Region), Louisiana Fort Worth 307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102
 

Kelly S. Warner

Field Environmental Officer (Disaster Recovery - Region VI)
817-978-5622
Region VI

AR, OK, Southern Plains ONAP

Fort Worth 307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102

John Derinzy

Field Environmental Officer

817-978-5623

Region VII KS, NE, IA, MO Fort Worth 307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102

David A. Storms

Acting Reginal Environmental Officer 

817-978-5540
Region VII KS, NE, IA, MO Kansas City 400 State Street
Room 200
Kansas City, KS 66101-2406

Beth Held

Field Environmental Officer 

913-321-9732
Region VIII CO, MT, ND, SD, WY, UT Seattle 909-1st Avenue
Suite 255
Seattle, WA 98104-1000
 

Brian Sturdivant

Acting Regional Environmental Officer

206-220-5377
Region VIII CO, MT, ND, SD, WY, UT Denver

1670 Broadway Blvd.
25th Floor
Denver, CO 80202

Jerimiah J. Sanders

Field Environmental Officer

303-672-5282
Region IX AS, GU, HI, MP, CA (Butte, Humboldt, Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties) San Francisco One Sansome Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
 

G. Morgan Griffin

Regional Environmental Officer
415-489-6731
Region IX NV, CA (Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Orange, Riverside, Shasta, Tulare, and Yolo Counties) Los Angeles  300 North Los Angeles Street
Suite 4054
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Elizabeth McDargh

Field Environmental Officer
213-534-2578
Region IX AZ, CA (Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Merced, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Stanislaus Counties) San Francisco One Sansome Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
 

Stan Toal

Field Environmental Officer
415-489-6668
Region IX CA (Kern, Monterey, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sutter, and Ventura Counties and City of Los Angeles) Los Angeles 300 North Los Angeles Street
Suite 4054
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Bonnie J. Hulkower

Field Environmental Officer

 213-534-2539
Region X WA, ID, OR, AK Seattle 909-1st Avenue
Suite 255
Seattle, WA 98104-1000
 
 

Brian Sturdivant

Regional Environmental Officer
206-220-5377

 

Program Environmental Clearance Officers

Program Officers that are knowledgeable about specific program areas within HUD can provide additional information about environmental issues pertaining to their area.

[ HQ | Field Offices | Program Environmental Clearance Officers ]

Program Office Name Phone
General Counsel Christopher Hartenau 202-402-5189
Office of Native American Programs Danielle Schopp 202-402-4442
Office of Public Housing Justin Gray 202-402-3721
Office of Public Housing Susanne Sotirchos 202-402-2086
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Karen Griego 505-346-6462
Office of Community Planning and Development Lauren Hayes Knutson 202-402-4270
Office of Housing Sara Jensen 206-220-5226
General Counsel
Christopher Hartenau
202-402-5189
Office of Native American Programs
Danielle Schopp
202-402-4442
Office of Public Housing
Justin Gray
202-402-3721
Office of Public Housing
Susanne Sotirchos
202-402-2086
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
Karen Griego
505-346-6462
Office of Community Planning and Development
Lauren Hayes Knutson
202-402-4270
Office of Housing
Sara Jensen
206-220-5226

 

Content current as of May 9, 2022.