Contact Environmental Planning

Environmental Planning provides environmental clearances, technical assistance and education to ADOT and its customers in support of ADOT's mission.

Central Office

1611 W. Jackson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 602.712.7767 
Fax: 602.712.3066

Flagstaff Office

1801 S. Milton Rd.
MD F500
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: 928.774.1491 
Fax: 928.774.0784

Tucson Office

1221 S. Second Ave.
MD T100
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520.388.4200
Fax: 520.388.4255



Paul O'Brien, Administrator
Julia Manfredi, Environmental Programs Manager
Kathy Drivaras, Administrative Services Officer
Yvonne Gasca, Business Management Analyst
Candace Yates, Procurement Technician

Environmental Planning and NEPA Assignment

Ralph Ellis, Project Delivery Manager
Vacant, NEPA Assignment Manager
Steve Olmsted, Innovative Programs Manager
Patricia "Tish" Hunter, Statewide Team 1 Leader (Located in Tucson)
Sarah Karasz, Statewide Team 2 Leader (Located in Tucson)
Darin Kelly, Environmental Planner (Located in Tucson)
Farhana Jesmin, Environmental Planner
Bob Effinger, Environmental Planner
Michelle Ogburn, Environmental Planner
Katie Rodriguez, Environmental Planner
John Wennes, Environmental Planner

Historic Preservation Team

Kris Powell, Section Manager
Vacant, Team Leader
Linda Davis
Saskia Ekstrom
Jill Heilman
James "Matt" Mallery (Located in Flagstaff)
Shearon Vaughn
Will Russell

Biology Team

Joshua Fife, Biology Team Leader
Justin White, Biology Program Manager
Kris Gade, Roadside Resources Specialist
Audrey Navarro

Noise/Air Team


Standards, Implementation and Training

Mike Traubert, Standards Implementation and Training Manager
Kevin Towner, Training Officer

Water Resources

Eileen Dunn, Water Resources Manager
Dave Mack, Industrial Stormwater Program Coordinator
Kent Haugerud, Groundwater Protection Coordinator (App, Drinking Water, Wastewater)
Eileen Dunn, Municipal Stormwater Program Coordinator (MS4, Pesticide, Construction, Di Minimis Stormwater Permits, Illicit Discharges and Connections)

Emergency Response Services

For transportation system chemical spill events from tankers or cargo trucks, diesel saddle tank releases or abandoned hazardous materials items on right of way, contact the ADOT emergency responders. They will contact and coordinate with other federal, state and local emergency responders as event circumstances require.