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Heidi J. Frechette

Heidi J. Frechette serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs in HUDā€™s Office of Public and Indian Housing. In her capacity, she manages a number of programs dedicated to Native American communities ā€“ including one that is the largest source of housing assistance ā€“ and leads a team of professionals in Washington, D.C., and eight other offices located throughout the country. Ms. Frechette, who is Menominee and Brothertown from Wisconsin, has over 20 years of experience in Native American law, policy, and legislative affairs. Prior to joining HUD, Ms. Frechette provided legal counsel, advice, and representation to Tribal, Federal, and State governments and the private sector. As Senior Counsel to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, she drafted and managed passage of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008. Ms. Frechette earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Washington, DC

Address

Office of Native American Programs
Washington Office
451 Seventh Street, Room 4108
Washington, D.C. 20410
Phone: (202) 401-7914
FAX: (202) 401-7909

Staff

Name Title
Phone
Office of Native American Program - Room 4108
Heidi J. Frechette Deputy Assistant Secretary
(202) 401-7914
Deana K. O'Hara Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary
(202) 402-4228
Mikko Makarainen Senior Budget Advisor (202) 402-6971
Marie Ellison Staff Assistant
(202) 402-4141
Field Operations - Room 4108
Deana K. O'Hara Acting Director (202) 402-4228
Nick Zolkowski Native American Program Specialist
(202) 402-4507
Janet L. Carter Native American Program Specialist
(202) 402-4147
Headquarters Operations - Room 4108
Patrick Wells Director
(202) 402-4589
Thomas C. Wright Senior Native American Policy Analyst
(202) 402-5938
Lee Sobel Native American Program Specialist
(202) 402-5478
Keith Giarrusso Native American Program Specialist
(202) 402-3125
Patrice Baker Native American Program Specialist
(202) 402-2109
Suzette Agans Native American Program Specialist (202) 402-5089
Dawn D. Graham Staff Assistant
(202) 402-2577
Performance and Planning - Room 4108
Jad K. Atallah Director
(202) 402-5378
Iris Friday Native American Program Specialist
(206) 220-5420
Neill L. Minish Native American Program Specialist  (202) 402-4666
Office of Loan Guarantee - Room 4108
Krisa Johnson Director
(202) 402-4978
Jeffery Glass Deputy Director (202) 402-2355
Brian Cook Senior Loan Guarantee Specialist
(202) 402-7419
Roy Schaeffer Senior Loan Guarantee Specialist (202) 402-2506
Kevin Hickey Loan Guarantee Specialist (202) 402-2165
Mansoor Dean Loan Guarantee Specialist (202) 402-4061
Thelma Y. Pillay Loan Guarantee Specialist
(202) 402-2786
Andrika Wagstaff Loan Guarantee Specialist
(202) 402-2506
Jake Coury Native American Program Specialist (Title VI Loan Guarantee) (202) 402-3507
Grants Management - Room 4108
Hilary C. Atkin Director
(202) 402-3427
Marco Santos Lead Grants Management Specialist
(202) 402-3057
Donna A. Hines Lead Grants Management Specialist (202) 475-8968
Joseph Taylor Senior Grants Management Specialist (202) 475-8852
Kanitra D. Cobbs Grants Management Specialist
(202) 402-4144
Tara S. Motley Grants Management Specialist (202) 475-4932
Grants Evaluation - Room 4108
Gary Nemec Director
(202) 402-2988
Danielle Schopp Environmental Clearance Officer (202) 402-4442
John E. Madore Lead Grants Evaluation Specialist (202) 402-2756
Mario Lindsey Grants Evaluation Specialist (202) 402-3276
Bryce Harper Grants Evaluation Specialist (202) 402-3787
Shelia Stitt Administrative Assistant
(202) 402-6423

Honolulu

Address

HUD Honolulu Field Office
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 3A
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 522-8175
FAX: (808) 522-8170

Staff

Native Hawaiian Programs and Section 184A
Name Title Phone
Claudine C. Allen Native Hawaiian Program Specialist
(808) 457-4674
Kathryn Finn  Native Hawaiian Program Specialist (808) 457-4682

Denver

Address

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Program Office of Native American Programs
1670 Broadway, 23rd Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 675-1600 or 1-800-561-5913
FAX: (303) 675-1660
FAX: (303) 675-1671 (Office of Loan Guarantee)

Staff

Office of Grants Management (NAHASDA, ICDBG)
Name Title Phone
Jacqueline Kruszek Lead Grants Management Specialist
(303) 675-1606
Diane Robb Grants Management Specialist
(303) 675-1618

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