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Tribal Contacts

This page contains contact information for FEMA's tribal liaisons across the country.  These liaisons are the first resource and point of contact for tribal governments that have questions or require technical assistance on agency programs. Partnerships are critical to fulfilling FEMA’s mission. FEMA maintains important working relationships on tribal affairs with the agencies and organizations below.

National Tribal Affairs Advisor

The National Tribal Affairs Advisor is the point of contact between the FEMA Administrator, FEMA’s Regional Tribal Liaisons, and tribal governments across the country. The Advisor is part of FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division, which leads all tribal relations and tribal consultation at FEMA.  The FEMA National Tribal Affairs Advisor is:

Denise Bambi Kraus
Office: (202) 212-7215
500 C Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20472

Headquarters Tribal Liaisons

Margeau Valteau
Office: (202) 212-1069
500 C Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20472

Laurence Chauvet
Office: (202) 212-4118
500 C Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20472

Regional Tribal Liaisons

For questions, begin by contacting the FEMA Regional Tribal Liaison in your area. Our liaisons help build relationships with tribes in their area, helping them understand and use FEMA’s programs - especially during times of disaster.  They also help the FEMA team appreciate the culture, government, and history of tribes.

Region I (CT, MA, ME, RI)
Bruce Brodoff
Office: (617) 956-7517
Mobile: (617) 513-2582
99 High Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Region II (NY)
Lesly Almanzar-Dorville
Office: (347) 302-3179
One World Trade Center
New York, NY 10278
Region III (DC, MD, PA, VA, WV, DE)
David Thomason 
Office: (215) 931-5706
Mobile: (215) 356-5780
615 Chestnut Street
One Independence Mall, Sixth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Region IV (AL, FL, MS, NC, SC)
Elisa Roper
Office: (770) 220-5217
Mobile: (404) 683-4726
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341

Region V (IN, MI, MN, WI)

Troy Christensen
Office: (312) 408-5286
Mobile: (312) 874-0574
536 South Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60605

Region VI (LA, NM, OK, TX)
Norma Reyes
Office: (940) 898-5233
Mobile: (940) 268-9519
800 N. Loop 288
Denton, Texas 76209

Region VII (IA, KS, NE)
Kristiana Sanford (Acting)
Office: (816) 283-7933
Mobile: (202) 705-9959
11224 Holmes Road,
Kansas City, MO 64131

Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Denver Federal Center, Building 710
Box 25267
Denver, CO 80225

Carol Garcia
Office: (303) 202-8959
Mobile: (720) 415-4816
Cathy Bachhuber
Office: (303) 202-8934
Mobile: (402) 304-1565

Region IX (AZ, CA, NV)
1111 Broadway, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94607

Christopher Poehlmann
Office: (510) 627-7285
Mobile: (510) 725-7958

Sandra Tripp
Office: (510) 627-7080
Mobile: (510) 332-7225

Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA)
130 228th St. S.W.
Bothell, WA 98021

Erin Ward
Office: (425) 487-4567
Mobile: (425) 949-2282

Jay LaPlante
Office: (425) 487-4540

Aurora Lehr
Office: (425) 487-4917
Mobile: (202) 322-6267

Ramona VanCleve (Alaska Tribal Liaison)
Office: (907) 271-4302
Mobile: (425) 949- 2040

Agency Partners

FEMA works closely with these federal agencies. Each agency below has specific resources for federally recognized tribes.

Tribal Organizations

FEMA recognizes the importance of collaboration with tribal organizations and works closely and regularly with these organizations.

Last Updated: 
05/21/2020 - 11:30