Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Pamela A. Gibbs
Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity

Department of Agriculture
Cyrus Salazar
Director, Early Resolution and Conciliation Division
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Department of Commerce
Brian D. DiGiacomo
Chief, Employment and Labor Law Division

Department of Defense
Darrin A. Hostetler
Deputy General Counsel (Legal Counsel)

Kathryn MacKinnon
ADR Liaison, Associate Director for CADR and
Liaison Activities, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals

Air Force, Department of
Victoria Gilner
Associate General Counsel┬ب

Department of the Army
Philip Robert Park
Acting Principal Deputy General Counsel

Marc Van Nuys
Director, Dispute Resolution
Office of General Counsel

Defense Commissary Agency
William E. Sherman
General Counsel

Defense Contract Audit Agency
Susan Chadick
General Counsel

Defense Contract Management Agency
Candace Williams
EEO Manager, ADR/Policy & Special Projects

Defense Information Systems Agency
Jacquelyn Benjamin
Paralegal Specialist/ADR Specialist

Defense Logistics Agency
Fred Pribble
ADR Specialist
General Counsel

Navy, Department of
Robert C. Manley
Asst. General Counsel (ADR)

Department of Defense Education Activity
Karen Grosso Lambert
General Counsel

Office of Inspector General
Scott M. Deyo

Pentagon Force Protection
Bradley M. Weiss

Defense Security Service
Jay Fraude
General Counsel

Department of Education
Kathryn A. Ellis
Senior Counsel to the Deputy General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel

Department of Energy 
Fred Brown
Deputy Director
Office of Hearings and Appeals

Pamela Pontillo
Manager, Headquarters Mediation Program,
Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Department of Health and Human Services
Constance Tobias

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dana P. Williams, JD
Dispute Resolution Manager

Reginald R. Mebane
Director of Office of Diversity Management and EEO

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Robert Wohleber
EEO Counseling/ADR Coordinator

Food and Drug Administration
Laurie Lenkel
Director, Office of the Ombudsman

Health Resources and Services Administration
Melverlynn S. Hull
ADR Administrator

National Institutes of Health
Howard Gadlin

Office of Hearings
Paul Crofton
Director, Division of Hearings and Decisions

Program Support Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Paul Rodriguez
EEO Complaints Manager

Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Cynthia Mazur
Director for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Transportation Security Administration
Robert Harris

Department of the Interior
Matthew Costello
Acting Director, Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution

Shayla Simmons
Senior Counsel for Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution

Department of Justice
Joanna M. Jacobs
Director and Senior Counsel, Office of Dispute Resolution

Melissa Leibman
Staff Attorney, Office of Dispute Resolution

Bureau of Prisons
Mina Raskin
Senior Counsel for Dispute Resolution Office of the General Counsel

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Nicole Swann
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity

Department of Labor
Samuel Rhames
Chief, Office of Internal Enforcement Civil Rights Center

Annabelle T. Lockhart
Director, Civil Rights Center

Department of State
Shireen Dodson

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Christine Louise-Caron Grauer
Attorney-Advisor General


Department of Transportation
Judy Kaleta
Deputy General Counsel

Federal Aviation Administration
Anthony Palladino
Director and Administrative Judge,
FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition and FAA Dispute Resolution Specialist

Department of Treasury
Richard G. Lepley
Acting Assistant General Counsel

Christopher J. Meade
Principal Deputy General Counsel

Mariam Harvey
Senior Associate CHCO

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Altivia Jackson
Director, EEO and Diversity Advancement

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Frederick A. Whittington, Jr.
Chief, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management

Bureau of Public Debt
Gary Cyrus
EEO Officer

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Madelynn R. Orr
Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Roderick Fillinger
Chief Counsel

Department of Veterans Affairs
John U. Sepulveda
Assistant Secretary of VA for Human Resources and Administration

Rafael Torres
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resolution Management

Environmental Protection Agency
Richard Kuhlman
Director, Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center, and Dispute Resolution Specialist

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Victor Voloshin
Chief Mediation Officer

Export-Import Bank of the United States
Faisal Siddiqui
Office of the General Counsel

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Henry R. F. Griffin
Assistant General Counsel

Marianne Robb
Alternative Dispute Resolution Team

Federal Election Commission
Lynn Fraser, Director
ADR Office

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Deborah M. Osborne,
Director & ADR Act Dispute Resolution Specialist
Dispute Resolution Service

Federal Maritime Commission
Vernon Hill
ADR Director

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Mike Stein
Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Eileen B. Hoffman
International and Dispute Resolution Services

Federal Trade Commission
David Shonka
Assistant General Counsel for Litigation

General Services Administration
Brenda Ward
Senior Assistant General Counsel

National Archives and Records Administration
Jean Whyte
Director, Dispute Resolution Office of General Counsel

National Labor Relations Board
Arlene Fine Klepper
Chief of Staff to the Chairman

National Mediation Board
Daniel Rainey
Director, ADR Services

LoValerie Mullins
Mediator, ADR Services
National Mediation Board
1301 K Street, NW, Suite 250 East
Washington, DC 20005-7011

National Science Foundation
Claudia J. Postell
Director, EEO Programs

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Marian L. Zobler
Deputy General Counsel

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Angela K. Roach
ADR Program Manager

Office of Government Ethics
Marilyn L. Glynn
General Counsel

Office of Personnel Management
Janet Smith
Center for Human Capital Management

Peace Corps
Shirley A. Everest
American Diversity Program Manager

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Philip R. Hertz
Deputy General Counsel

Postal Service
Mary Anne Gibbons
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Eloise Lance
Manager, EEO Compliance and Appeals┬ب

Tracy Wattree-Bond
Manager, EEO Programs

Securities and Exchange Commission
Mark Cahn
General Counsel

Leah Meltzer
Deputy Dispute Resolution Specialist

Small Business Administration
Eric S. Benderson
Associate General Counsel

Social Security Administration
Jacy Thurmond Jr.
Associate Commissioner,
Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235

Tennessee Valley Authority
Edwin W. Small
Assistant General Counsel

United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
Suzanne Orenstein
Director, DC Office

U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Dr. Keith Kozloff, Director
Office of Accountability

What is the Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Working Group?

We are the central forum and resource for information about the federal government's use of ADR. We advance the use of ADR through:

  • Coordination of multi-agency initiatives
  • Promotion of best practices and programs
  • Dissemination of policy and guidance

Federal ADR Programs and Contacts


By Mail:

Joanna M. Jacobs
Director and Senior Counsel
Office of Dispute Resolution
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 4529
Washington, DC 20530-0001

By Email: