Rural Business-Cooperative Service Contacts

Office of the Administrator

(202) 690-4730; (f) 202-690-4737
USDA Rural Development
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
1400 Independence Ave. SW, Rm 5803-S STOP 3201
Washington, DC 20250-3201

Bette Brand, Administrator
Stephanie Holderfield, Chief of Staff, 
Gloria Henderson, Administrative Assistant,
Wyethea Choice, Assistant to the Chief of Staff,

Business Programs

Office of the Deputy Administrator

Mark Brodziski, acting Deputy Administrator Business Programs,
Michelle Ikard-Wood, Administrative Management Specialist,
Elsa De Leon, Secretary,

Regional Coordinators

Valarie Flanders, (Southern),
Rob Fry, (Western),
Robin Moore, (Midwestern),
David Robinson, (Northeastern),

Business and Industry Division

Processing Branch

Brenda Griffin, Branch Chief,
Janna Bruce, Loan Specialist,

Servicing Branch

David Lewis, Branch Chief,
Andrea Patterson, Loan Specialist,
Anthony Ashby, Loan/Grant Specialist,
Felicia Blue, Loan Specialist,
Nichelle Daniels, Loan Specialist,

Specialty Programs

Sami Zarour, Director,
Maria Cartagena, Loan Technician,
Candace Beckles, Business Loan/Grant Specialist,
David Chesnick, Economist,
Deidra Garris, Automation Support Assistant,

Programs Branch

Cindy Mason, Business Loan/Grant Specialist,
Lori Hood, Business Loan/Grant Specialist,
Virginia Gilchrist, Business Financial/Review Specialist,
Shamika N. Johnson, Management Specialist,

Energy Programs

Office of the Deputy Administrator

Mark Brodziski, Deputy Administrator Energy Programs,
Aaron Morris, Assistant Deputy Administrator Energy Programs,
Jeanette Waters, Special Projects Coordinator,
Ronee Watson, Office Automation Assistant,

Program Branch

Maureen Hessel, Loan/Grant Specialist,
Irene Langan, Loan Specialist,
Brandon Clarke, Pathways Analyst,
Shekhar Mistry, Pathways Student,
Venus Welch-White, National Rural Energy Program Coordinator,

Regional Energy Coordinators

Kevin Boone, Regional Energy Coordinator (Western),
Will Dodson, Regional Energy Coordinator (Southern),
Deb Yocum, Regional Energy Coordinator (Northeastern),
Lisa Noty, Regional Energy Coordinator (Midwestern),

Technology Branch

Chris Cassidy, National Rural Energy Program Coordinator,
John Beeler, Energy Program Specialist,
Frederick Petok, Energy Program Specialist,
James Campbell, Loan/Grant Specialist,
Kevin Scully, Energy Program Specialist,

Cooperative Programs

Office of the Deputy Administrator

Mark Brodziski, acting Deputy Administrator Cooperative Programs,
Andrew Jermolowicz, Assistant Deputy Administrator,

BioPreferred Program

Kate Lewis, Program Analyst,
Vernell Thompson, Procurement Analyst,

Education and Research Branch

Dwendolyn Monroe, Secretary,
Meegan Moriarty, Management Analyst,
Thomas Gray, Rural Sociologist,
Judith Rivera, Office Automation Assistant,
James Wadsworth, Agricultural Economist,

Grants Division

Amy Cavanaugh, Director,
Marjorie Galanos, Financial Analyst,
Clearesa Hood, Secretary,
Susan Horst, Management and Program Analyst,
Tracy Kennedy, Agricultural Economist,
Kandace Kimber, Pathways Student,
Melinda Martin, Management and Program Analyst,
Natalie Melton, Management and Program Analyst,
Honie Turner, Grants Management Specialist,
Gail Thuner, Management and Program Analyst,