Civil Rights Contacts

To file an EEO complaint, visit our online Equal Opportunity eFile Module or contact an EEO Counselor at (202) 692-0090.

USDA Rural Development  
Office of Civil Rights  
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.  
Room 1341-S; STOP 0703  
Washington, DC 20250-0703  
Toll Free: (800) 787-8821; Local: (202) 692-0252 ; Fax: (202) 692-0279  
Email: rd.civilrights@wdc.usda.gov  
   
Office of the Director    
Sharese C. Paylor, Ed.D. Director 202-692-0097
Bertina Adams Administrative Management Specialist 202-692-0096
     
Equal Employment Opportunity Branch  
Kimberly Bush Equal Employment Opportunity Branch Chief 202-692-0092
Angie Vandell Program Analyst 202-306-3798
Kavin D. Johnson Equal Employment Specialist 202-692-0100
Cheryl Harris Equal Employment Specialist 202-720-1133
Dwayne Malone Equal Employment Specialist 202-692-0104
Julio Gordon Equal Employment Specialist 202-720-0960 
     
Program Compliance Branch  
Vacant Vacant Vacant
Ora Giles Equal Opportunity Specialist 315-263-1500
Cathy Beales Equal Opportunity Specialist 318-584-5728
Craig Stroman Equal Opportunity Specialist 302-358-4244
Darren Kaihlanen Equal Opportunity Specialist 405-446-2619
Derrin Jourdan Equal Opportunity Specialist 530-204-7314
Pauline Price Equal Opportunity Specialist 202-692-0359
Robert Harris Equal Opportunity Specialist 202-720-0834
Terri Sneed Equal Opportunity Specialist 202-642-0665
Tonja Jackson Equal Opportunity Specialist 202-692-0102
Elizabeth Messervey Equal Opportunity Specialist 618-267-7909
Heather Rhine-Bouie Equal Opportunity Specialist 318-955-2387
Catrina Southall Equal Opportunity Specialist 352-275-2016
Carolyn Turner Equal Opportunity Specialist 254-742-9747
Ivelisse Valentin Equal Opportunity Specialist 202-690-4767