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

205 S. 17th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 602.712.7767 
Fax: 602.712.3066

Flagstaff Office

1959 South Woodlands Village Blvd. Suite 130
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

Katie Rodriguez, Project Delivery Manager
Steve Olmsted, NEPA Assignment Manager
Sarah Karasz, Senior Environmental Planner (Located in Tucson)
Darin Kelly, Environmental Planner (Located in Tucson)
Dena Whitaker, Senior Environmental Planner
Morgan Ghods, Senior Environmental Planner
Taylor Gustafson, Environmental Planner
Michael Carlson, Environmental Planner
Tatum Wertin, Environmental Planner

Historic Preservation Team

Vacant, Cultural Resources Program Manager
Vacant, Major Projects Manager Cultural Resources Program
Vacant, Team Leader
Maggie Bowler
Danny Rucker
April Tutt
James "Matt" Mallery (Located in Flagstaff)

Biology Team

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

Air/Noise Team

Beverly Chenausky, Air Quality Program Manager and Team Leader
Joonwon Joo, ADOT Air Quality Modeler
Ivan Racic, ADOT Noise Specialist


Standards, Implementation and Training

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

Water Resources

Eileen Dunn, Water Resources Manager
Dave Mack, Industrial Stormwater Program Coordinator
Richard Mendolia, Groundwater Protection Coordinator (App, Drinking Water, Wastewater)
Laura Nordan, 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.