Federal ADR Programs and Contacts
Independent Agencies

Agency Dispute Resolution Specialist Other ADR Contacts Programs and Policy
Dept of Agriculture
Crop Insurance Mediation Link: https://legacy.rma.usda.gov/regs/mediation.html
Agricultural Mediation Program: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/newsReleases?area=newsroom&subject=landing&topic=pfs&newstype=prfactsheet&type=detail&item=pf_20030701_admin_en_agmedi03.html
National Resources Conservation Service: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/alphabetical/camr/?&cid=nrcs143_008444
Policy Link: https://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/DR4710-001.htm
Dept of Commerce
Brian DiGiacomo
Employment and Labor Law
Division Office of the General Counsel
NOAA Acquisition and Grants Office Ombudsman: https://www.noaa.gov/organization/acquisition-grants
Office of Civil Right: https://www.osec.doc.gov/ocr/AlternativeDisputeResolution.html
Policy Link: https://www.noaa.gov/organization/administration/administrative-issuances
Dept of Defense
Kathryn D. MacKinnon
Assoc. Director
DOHA Center for ADR / DoD ADR Liaison
Edward Zrubek
Office of Inspector General Ombudsman
Civilian Board of Contracts Appeals
James Johnson
Chief Counsel
Dept of the Air Force
Craig Smith, Acting DAF General Counsel Kimberly Mlinaz
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Assosciate General Counsel
Air Force ADR Program Link: https://www.adr.af.mil/
Dept of the Army
Army ADR Program Director
Office of the General Counsel
Valaria "Ria" Johnson
Dept of the Navy
Detria Liles-Hutchinson
Asst. General Counsel (ADR) DON ADR Program Office
Policy Link: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/adr/Pages/default.aspx
Dept of Defense Education Activity
Edwin Daniel
Albert Ware
ADR Program CoordinatorWilliam Morales
EEO ADR Program Manager
Ellen Wayne
Program Manager, CEDR
Center for Early Dispute Resolution Link: https://www.dodea.edu/Offices/CEDR/index.cfm
Defense Logistics Agency
Ruth Vetter
General Counsel
Niketa Wharton
Deputy ADR Program Manager

Eura Cherry
ADR Program Manager
National Guard Bureau
Maximo Gonzalex, Jr.
Litigation & Employment Law Division Office of the Chief Counsel
Karen White
ADR Specialist
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Dept of Education
Kathryn A. Ellis,
Senior Counsel to the Deputy General Counsel Office of the General counsel
ADR Program Link: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ogc/adr-page.html
Office for Civil Rights Link: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocrcrm.html
ADR Center / EEO Link: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/om/fs_po/om/office.html
Dept of Energy
Kimberly Chapman
Senior Disputer Resolution Specialist
Acting Director of ADRO
Alternative Dispute Resolution Office
Isabela Ferraz, Attorney- Advisor
Adam Curfman, General Attorney
Jason Eliaser, General Attorney
Wendy Bonilla, General Attorney

Alternative Dispute Resolution Office Link: https://www.energy.gov/oha/services/applications-exceptions/alternative-dispute-resolution
Policy Link: https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/ADR_Policy_Federal_Register.pdf
Dept of Health and Human Services
Neil Kaufman
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution Division Link: https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/dab/adr-services/index.html
Dept of Homeland Security
Jonathan Rosenthal
Director for Alternative Dispute Resolution Division FEMA

Benjamin Vasquez
ADR Manager
U.S. Coast Guard MS 700
Dept of the Interior
William E. Hall, Ph.D.
Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resoluton
Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution | U.S. Department of the Interior (doi.gov)
Dept of Justice
Lee Lofthus, Assistant Attourney General, Justice Management Division Morton Posner
Deputy Gernal Counsel
Justice Management Division - ADR contact
Community Relations Service Link: https://www.justice.gov/crs
ADA Mediation Program Link: https://www.ada.gov/mediate.htm
Policy Link: reno.pdf
Dept of Labor
Cat P. Bolton
Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator
Early Resolution of EEO Complaints (EREC) | Office of Internal Enforcement
Civil Rights Center | U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW, N-4123 | Washington, DC 20210
Dept of State
Arlene M. Brandon
EEO/ADR and Compliance
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW, Room 5806
Washington, DC 20520
Wanda Donnelly
Deputy Ombudsperson

Brittaney M. Matthews
Team Lead and EEO/ADR Program Analyst EEO/ADR and Compliance Section,
Office of the Ombudsman Link: https://www.state.gov/404
Office of Civil Rights EEO Program Link: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/bureaus-and-offices-reporting-directly-to-the-secretary/office-of-civil-rights/
Dept of Transportation
Judith S. Kaleta
Deputy General Counsel
Alternative Agency Ethics Official
Fern Kaufman
DOT Center for ADR Director
Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution Link: https://www.transportation.gov/CADR
Federal Aviation Administration
Judith S. Kaleta
Dispute Resolution Specialist Deputy General Counsel
Alternative Agency Ethics Official
John A. Dietrich
Director and Chief Administrative Judge
FAA Office of Adjudication
Office of Dispute Resoluiton for Acquisition Link: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/practice_areas/adjudication/agc70/
Surface Transportation Board
Michael Higgins
Acting Director
Office of Public Assistance
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance Surface Transportation Board
Rail Customer and Public Assistance Program Link: https://prod.stb.gov/resources/need-assistance/rcpa/
Dept of Veterans Affairs
Jeffrey R. Mayo
Acting Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration / Operations, Security, and Preparedness
Department of Veterans Affairs
M. Katherine Manderson
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer
Workplace ADR Program Link: https://www.va.gov/adr/WorkplaceADR.asp
Procurement ADR Program Link: https://www.va.gov/adr/Procurement.asp
Environmental ADR Program Link: https://www.va.gov/adr/EnvADR.asp
Policy Link: https://www.va.gov/adr/Directive5978.asp
Administrative Conference of the United States
Jeremy S. Graboyes
Director of Public and Interagency Programs
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Woody Anglade
Attorney Advisor
Office of Civil Rights
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program
Wendy Kamenshine
CFPB Ombudsman’s Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Gina Cerasani,
Ph.D. Director
EPA Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center
RoShaunda Alston
Workforce Facilitation and Mediation Services
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center Link: https://www.epa.gov/adr
ADR Policy Link: https://www.epa.gov/adr/alternative-dispute-resolution-law-policy-and-guidance
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Vicky Gonzalez
Acting Director of RESOLVE
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Ami Richardson
Ethics and ADR Program Manager
Sean Nolon
Alternative Dispute Resolution Counsel
Legal Division

Kevin Huff
ADR Mangement Analyst
Office of the Ombudsman Link: https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/resources/ombudsman/index.html
ADR Policy Link: https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/97adrx.html
Binding Arbitration Policy Link: https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/01sopBINDING.html
Federal Election Commission
None listed FEC ADRO Link: https://www.fec.gov/resources/cms-content/documents/respondent_guide.pdf
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Josh Hurwitz
Dispute Resolution Service
Office of the General Counsel
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Michael Wolf
Collaboration and ADR Office
Merritt Weinstein
Senior Dispute Resolution Specialist
Federal Maritime Commision
Zoraya De La Cruz,
Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services (CADRS)
Policy Link: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=aa16c7cc8c5f061120825f32caf09fd1&node=se46.9.502_1401&rgn=div8
Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Javier Ramirez
Deputy Director for Field Operations
Karen Jane Dean
Office of the Ombuds
Federal Reserve
Margie Shanks
Deputy Secretary of the Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System's Ombudsman
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Randy G. Poynter
Deputy Director
Equal Opportunity Programs Division
Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
Rana Khandekar
Assistant General Counsel and Director of RESOLVE
Office of General Counsel
Carrie McGuire
Office of Government Information Services
RESOLVE Link: https://www.archives.gov/legal/adr
Office of Government Information Services Link: https://ogis.archives.gov/
National Labor Relations Board
Leslie E. Rossen
Attorney Advisor/ADR Administrator
National Mediation Board
Michael Kelliher
Acting Chief of Staff
Terri Brown
Senior Mediator
ADR Services Programs Link: https://www.nmb.gov/services/adr/adr-services-programs/
National Science Foundation
Claudia Postell
EEO Programs
Zita Barnett
Dispute Resolution Specialist
Senior Advisor
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Office of the Director
National Security Agency
Dawn Bedlivy
NSA Ombudsman Director
Dispute Resolution and Grievances
Sandie Loftis
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Marian L. Zobler
Dispute Resolution Specialist Deputy General Counsel
Rhonda Dorsey, EEO ADR Coordinator hyperlink
Nicole Coleman, Office Enforcement ADR Coordinator
Ruth Kowarski Cooke, Senior Attorney and NRC Alternate Dispute Resolution Specialist
Office of Enforcement ADR Program Link: https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/enforcement/adr.html
Employee EEO ADR Program Link: https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/civil-rights/crp/eeo-adr-program/mediation.html
Policy Link: https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/commission/policy/57fr36678.pdf
Office of Personnel Management
Janet Smith
Diversity Management Program Manager for Human Capital Management Services
ADR Handbook Link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/employee-relations/employee-rights-appeals/alternative-dispute-resolution/handbook.pdf
Peace Corps
John Burden
Director of Office of Civil Rights and Diversity
EEO ADP Program Link: https://www.peacecorps.gov/about/civil-rights-and-diversity/
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Philip R. Hertz
Deputy General Counssel
Office of Negotiations and Restructuring Link: https://www.pbgc.gov/about/who-we-are/pg/pbgc-departments
Securities and Exchange Commission
Kevin Jessar
Director of the Collaboration & Resolution
Everyday ADR (CaRE) program
Securities and Exchange Commission
Policy Link: https://www.sec.gov/rules/policy/34-40306.htm
Small Business Administration
Robert Webb
Conflict Resolution Center Manager
Conflict Resolution Center
Tennessee Valley Authority
Edwin Small Assistant General Counsel
U.S. Agency for International Development
None listed
U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Pamela Gibbs
EEO Office
John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Udall Foundation
Brian Manwaring
Director of National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution
Stephanie Kavanaugh
Deputy Director of National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution
Environmental Conflict Resolution Link: https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Institute/Institute.aspx
U.S. International Trade Commission
Altivia Jackson,
Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Lisa R. Barton
Secretary to the Commission
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
Jane Juliano
ADR Unit
U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Dr. Keith Kozloff
Office of Accontability
Office of Accountability Link: https://www.opic.gov/
U.S. Postal Service
------------------------------------- Tracy Wattree-Bond
REDRESS Mediation Program Link: https://about.usps.com/who/legal/redress/welcome.htm
Merit Systems Protection Board
Deborah Miron
Mediation Appeals Program
Coalition of Federal Ombudsman
Paul Sotoudeh
COFO Chair