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OR&R Field Staff Locations and Contact Information

The following information will help you locate and contact the field staff for the Office of Response and Restoration's three divisions:

Scientific Support Coordinators (SSCs) • top

OR&R's Emergency Response Division (ERD) consists of an interdisciplinary scientific team that responds to oil and chemical spills in U.S. waters and helps the On-Scene Coordinator make timely operational decisions. The team is headquartered at NOAA's campus in Seattle; however ERD's Scientific Support Coordinators (SSCs), located around the country, lead the team at spills, drawing on the team's spill trajectory estimates, chemical hazards analyses, and assessments of the sensitivity of biological and human-use resources. OR&R staff members also represent NOAA and the DOC on the National Response Team and Regional Response Teams.

Map of U.S., showing Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC) locations and associated U.S. Coast Guard Districts.
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USCG District 1
Sectors: Northern New England, Southeastern New England, Boston, Long Island

Steve Lehmann
10 George Street, Suite 220
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852-2293

Phone: 978.654.6385

USCG District 5
Sectors: Delaware Bay, Maryland NCR, Hampton Roads, North Carolina, and District 1/Sector New York

Frank Csulak
USCG Station Manasquan
61 Inlet Dr
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742

Phone: 732.775.5029

USCG District 7
Sectors: Charleston, Jacksonville, Miami, Key West, St. Petersburg, San Juan

Bradford Benggio
909 SE 1st Avenue, Suite 714
Brickell Plaza Federal Building
Miami, Florida 33131

Phone: 305.530.7931

USCG District 8
Sectors: Houston-Galveston, Corpus Christi

Paige Doelling
USCG Sector Houston-Galveston
13411 Hillard Street
Houston, Texas 77034

Phone: 206.549.7819

Sector: New Orleans

Brandi Todd, NOAA SSC
ENS Ololade (Lola) Ajilore, NOAA RRO
Prevention, USCG 8th District (DP-SSC)
500 Poydras Street, Suite 1341
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Phone: 504.589.4414

Sectors: Upper Mississippi, Lower Mississippi, Ohio Valley, Mobile

Adam Davis
NOAA Disaster Response Center
7344 Zeigler Blvd
Mobile, Alabama 36608

Phone: 251.544.5012

USCG District 9
Sectors: Lake Michigan, Buffalo, Sault Ste. Marie, Detroit,

LT Michael Doig
AJC Federal Building
1240 East Ninth Street, Suite 339
Cleveland, Ohio 44199

Phone: 216.522.7760

USCG District 11
Sectors: San Francisco, Los Angeles-Long Beach, San Diego

Jordan Stout
Coast Guard Island, Building 50-7
Alameda, California 94501

Phone: 510.437.5344

USCG District 13
Sectors: Puget Sound, Columbia River

LCDR Jim Rosenberg
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6322

LTJG Matt Bissell
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.4883

USCG District 14
Sectors: Honolulu, Guam

Ruth Yender
1845 Wasp Blvd
Building 176
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Phone: 808.725.5903

USCG District 17
Sectors: Juneau, Anchorage

Catherine Berg
49000 Army Guard Road, Suite G216
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska 99505

Phone: 907.428.4143



Contact ERD National Response Staff:

NOAA SSC Supervisor
West Coast and Great Lakes

Doug Helton
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Building 3, Room 2025
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.4563

NOAA SSC Supervisor
East and Gulf Coasts

Ed Levine
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Phone: 240.533.0397

NOAA Regional Operations Branch Chief
John Tarpley
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Building 3, Room 2006
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6338


ARD Regions • top

OR&R's Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD) protects and restores coastal habitats and resources affected by hazardous materials releases or ship grounding. All of ARD's efforts, from assessment to restoration, are coordinated at a regional level. ARD's Regional Resource Coordinators (RRCs) are NOAA environmental scientists who work to provide the technical foundation for assessments of ecological risk and environmental and economic injury from contamination at hazardous waste sites and to improve coordination among trustee agencies.

Map of U.S., showing OR&R's ARD regions.

For general assessment and restoration regional issues, contact ARD Regional Branch Chiefs:

Northeast & Great Lakes Branch
Diane Evers 
290 Broadway  
New York NY 10007

Phone: 240.338.3411

Southeast Branch
Kevin Kirsch 
263 13th Ave S
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712

Phone: 727.551.5619

West Coast Branch
Amy Merten
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6829

Spatial Data Branch
Michele Jacobi (Acting)
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6830

Marine Debris Division Staff • top

OR&R's Marine Debris Division, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, has regional staff members positioned around the country to support local coordination efforts, track progress of projects, review performance measures, and conduct regional marine debris outreach to local audiences.

Contact information for the Marine Debris Division's field staff members is available on the Marine Debris Contact Us page.