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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

Steve Olmsted, NEPA Assignment Manager

Katie Rodriguez, 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)

Dena Whitaker, Environmental Planner

Brandon Nguyen, Environmental Planner

Vacant, Environmental Planner

Vacant, Environmental Planner

Vacant, Environmental Planner

Historic Preservation Team

Kris Powell, Section Manager

Jill Heilman, Team Leader

Linda Davis, Special Projects

Vacant, Historic Preservation Specialist

Vacant, Historic Preservation Specialist

James "Matt" Mallery (Located in Flagstaff), Historic Preservation Specialist

Shearon Vaughn, Historic Preservation Specialist

Will Russell, Historic Preservation Specialist

Biology Team

Joshua Fife, Biology Team Leader

Justin White, Biology Program Manager

Kris Gade, Roadside Resources Specialist

Audrey Navarro, Biologist

Israel Garcia, Wetland Biologist

Noise/Air Team

Beverly Chenausky, Team Leader

Joonwon Joo, Air Quality Modeler

Ivan Racic, Air & Noise Planner


Ed Green, Team Leader

Brandt Vogel, Hazardous  Materials Specialist

Ken Morris, Assistant Hazmat Coordinator

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)

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.

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