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 Moriel-Elorm Tchaou 202-402-7077  
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
Environmental Specialist Zach Carter 202-402-4160 Noise, Sole Source Aquifers
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
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
HEROS System Administrator Romona Poole 202-402-4516 HEROS
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

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.

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Region State Field Office Address Officer Phone
Region I MA Boston Thomas P. O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street
Room 535
Boston, MA 02222
Martha A. Curran
Regional Environmental Officer
Region II NY New York   26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278

Therese J. Fretwell

Regional Environmental Officer
Region II NY New York  26 Federal Plaza
Suite 3513
New York, NY 10278

Lynn Rakos

Field Environmental Officer

Region II NJ Newark  One Newark Center
1085 Raymond Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102

Michael R. Furda

Field Environmental Officer 
Region II NJ Newark  One Newark Center
1085 Raymond Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102
Donna Mahon
Field Environmental Officer (Disaster Recovery ā€“ CT and NJ)
Region III PA (SE, Philadelphia, CDBG Small Cities), DE, MD, DC Philadelphia The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Paul J. Lehmann
Regional Environmental Officer


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

Michael E. Whitelock
Field Environmental Officer

Region III VA Richmond  600 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Kerry Johnson

Field Environmental Officer
Region IV AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, PR, NC, SC, TN, USVI Atlanta 40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ramona K. McConney

Regional Environmental Officer
Region IV FL Miami 909 SE First Avenue
Suite 500
Miami, FL 33131

Al Cazzoli

Field Environmental Officer
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
Region IV AL, TN Atlanta 40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Chuck Melton

Field Environmental Officer
Region IV NC, SC Greensboro 1500 Pinecroft Road
Suite 401
Greensboro, NC 27407

Lenwood E. Smith

Field Environmental Officer 
Region V IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI Chicago  Metcalf Fed. Bldg.
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3507

Melanie H. Castillo

Regional Environmental Officer
Region V OH, MI Columbus 200 N. High St.
7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Omri Gross

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

David A. Nuccio

Field Environmental Officer

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

David Storms

Regional Environmental Officer
Region VI Southern Plains Office of Native American Program (SPONAP), LA, OK Fort Worth 307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Chantal McKenzie

Field Environmental Officer
Region VI Fort Worth Field Office, Houston Field Office, AR Fort Worth 307 W. 7th St.
Suite 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Laura L. Myers

Field Environmental Officer


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

Kelly S. Warner

Field Environmental Officer (Disaster Recovery - Region VI)
Region VII and Region VIII KS, NE, IA, MO, CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY Kansas City  400 State Street
Room 200
Kansas City, KS 66101-2406

Paul F. Mohr

Regional Environmental Officer

Region VIII CO, MT, ND, SD, WY, UT Denver 1670 Broadway Blvd.
25th Floor
Denver, CO 80202

Jerimiah J. Sanders

Field Environmental Officer

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
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
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
Region IX CA (Kern, Los Angeles, 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

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

Brian Sturdivant

Regional Environmental Officer


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.

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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

Content current as of September 11, 2020.