Staff Directory

Public Information Act Requests:
Denise Burrell
410-841-5880
denise.burrell@maryland.gov 
Department​​ Telephone Number:
Baltimore/Annap​​olis
410-841-5700


Maryland Department of Agriculture Headquarters:
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    
Headquarters Fax Machine
​410-841-5914​ 

For field office addresses, please scroll down.

To look up a employee by name, please see the State Employee Directory at:

Below are the main contacts for each program:

Title Name Email Phone Number
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
Secretary of AgricultureJoseph BartenfelderJoe.Bartenfelder@maryland.gov410-841-5880
Deputy Secretary of AgricultureSteve Connelly
steve.connelly@maryland.gov
410-841-5881
Executive Associate to the Secretary Denise Burrelldenise.burrell@maryland.gov
410-841-5880
Executive Associate to the Deputy Secretary Emily Baldwin
emily.baldwin1@maryland.gov​410-841-5881
Communications, DirectorJessica
Hackett
jessica.hacket2@maryland.gov410-841-5888
Legislation & Government Relations, DirectorCassie 
Shirk
cassie.shirk@maryland.gov410-841-5886
Public Information Officer
Diane Chasse
diane.chasse1@maryland.gov
410-841-5889​
Administrative Services
Administrative Services, DirectorEric Von Pariseric.vonparis@maryland.gov
410-841-5845
Information Technology
410-697-9734
Human ResourcesGwen Schindlergwen.schindler1@maryland.gov410-841-5840
Central Services410-841-5900
OFFICE OF MARKETING ANIMAL INDUSTRIES AND CONSUMER SERVICES
Assistant SecretaryCassie Shirk
​cassie.shirk@maryland.gov
410-841-5782
Animal Health Program Manager
& State Veterinarian
Dr. Michael Odian
michael.odian@maryland.gov410-841-5810
Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory - Frederick
410-600-1548
Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratories - Salisbury 
410-543-6610
Food Quality Assurance, Program ManagerMolly Gillingham
molly.gillingham@maryland.gov410-841-5769
Marketing Service, Program Manager
Mark Powellmark.powell@maryland.gov410-841-5770
International MarketingTheresa Brophytheresa.brophy@maryland.gov410-841-5770
​Seafood Marketing​Stone Slade​stone.slade@maryland.gov​410-841-5779
Farmers Market Nutrition Program Weida Stoeckerweida.stoecker@maryland.gov410-841-5776
Maryland's Best Audrey Broomfield
audrey.broomfield
410-841-5770
Maryland Farm to School Karen Fedorkaren.fedor@maryland.gov410-5773
Spay and Neuter Advisory BoardJen Swanson
jen.swanson@maryland.gov410-841-5766
Weights & Measures, Program ManagerKenneth Ramsburgkenneth.ramsburg@maryland.gov410-841-5790
OFFICE OF PLANT INDUSTRIES & PEST MANAGEMENT
Assistant SecretaryKevin Conroykevin.conroy@maryland.gov410-841-5916/5870
Forest Pest Management, Program ManagerCraig Kuhncraig.kuhn@maryland.gov410-879-8034
Forest Pest Management, Central MarylandTom Luppthomas.lupp@maryland.gov240-529-0390
Forest Pest Management, Eastern ShoreHeather Disqueheather.disque@maryland.gov410-822-8234
Forest Pest Management, Northeast MarylandLynn Alexander-Kuhnlynn.kuhn@maryland.gov410-879-8034
Forest Pest Management, Western MarylandSusan Winebrenner
susan.winebrenner@maryland.gov301-777-3601
Mosquito Control, Program ManagerBrian Prendergast brian.prendergast@maryland.gov410-841-5870
Mosquito Control, SalisburyDan Schambergerdaniel.schamberger@maryland.gov410-543-6626
Mosquito Control, HollywoodRalph Heardralph.heard@maryland.gov301-373-4263
Mosquito Control, Riverdale Omari Bernett
omari.bernett@marylan.gov
301-422-5080
Mosquito Control, Central
Tony Dewitt
anthony.dewitt@maryland.gov410-841-5870
Pesticide Regulation, Program Manager
Rob Hoffstetter
rob.hoffstetter@maryland.gov​
410-841-5710
Plant Protection & Weed Management, Program ManagerKimberly Ricekimberly.rice@maryland.gov410-841-5920
Apiary InspectionCybil Prestoncybil.preston@maryland.gov410-841-5920
Nursery InspectionJaime Tsambikos
jaime.tsambikos@maryland.gov​410-841-5920
Pest IdentificationGaye Williamsgaye.williams@maryland.gov410-841-5920
Plant Diagnostic LabRamesh Pokharelramesh.pokharel@maryland.gov410-841-5920
Weed Control
410-841-5920
State Chemist, Program ManagerTom Phillipstom.phillips@maryland.gov410-841-2721
State Chemist Laboratory ManagerGyan Aral
gyan.aral@maryland.gov410-841-2721
​State Chemist, Registration Mgr & Compost Coordinator​Philip Davidson​philip.davidson@maryland.gov​410-841-2721
​State Chemist, Tonnage Coordinator
​410-841-2721
​State Chemist, Inspector Manager​Harwood Owings, III​harwood.owings@maryland.gov​​410-841-2721
Turfgrass & Seed, Program ManagerJim Drewsjim.drews@maryland.gov410-841-5960

OFFICE OF RESOURCE CONSERVATION
Assistant SecretaryHans Schmidthans.schmidt@maryland.gov410-841-5865
Conservation Grants Program Manager
Jason Kepplerjason.keppler@maryland.gov410-841-5896
Ecosystem Markets and Agricultural Certainty Programs Coordinator
​410-841-5897
Nutrient Management Program AdministratorDwight Dottererdwight.dotterer@maryland.gov410-841-5959
​Resource Conservation - Planning & Development, Resource Conservation ​Alisha Mulkey​alisha.mulkey@maryland.gov410-841-5873​
Resource Conservation District Operations, Program ManagerByron Petrauskasbyron.petrauskas@maryland.gov410-841-5952
Resource Conservation District Operations, Western/Central Md


301-732-8610
Resource Conservation District Operations, Patuxent
410-841-5893
Resource Conservation Disrict Operations, Eastern ShoreDavid Misterdavid.mister@maryland.gov410-677-0802, ext. 1
Maryland Agricultural Conservation Grants, AdministratorJason Keppler
jason.keppler@maryland.gov410-841-5896​
BOARDS
​Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation ​Michelle Cable, Executive Director​michelle.cable@maryland.gov410-841-5860​
​Maryland Horse Industry Board​Ross Peddicord, Executive Director​ross.peddicord@maryland.gov410-841-5861​
​Maryland Agricultural Fair BoardJessica O'Sullivanjessica.osullivan@maryland.gov​410-841-5882
​State Board of Veterinary Medical ExaminersNathan Boan, Executive Directornathanial.boan@maryland.gov​410-841-5862​

Commissions


Maryland Agricultural CommissionJessica O'Sullivanjessica.osullivan@maryland.gov410-841-5882
State Soil Conservation Committee Hans Schmidt
hans.schmidt@maryland.gov
410-841-5865
Pesticide Advisory CommitteeRob Hofstetter, Coordinatorrob.hofstetter@maryland.gov410-841-5710
Other



State Statistician, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Shareefah Williams
shareefah.williams@usda.gov
410-841-5740
Rural Maryland CouncilCharlotte Davischarlotte.davis@maryland.gov410-841-5774
Counsel to the Department, Office of the Attorney GeneralThomas Filbertthomas.filbert@maryland.gov410-841-5895​






Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratories

Frederick Lab.......................................... 410-600-1548

1840 Rosemount Avenue

Frederick, MD  21702

Salisbury Lab............................................ 410-543-6610

27722 Nanticoke Road

Salisbury, MD  21801


Food Quality Assurance

50 Harry S Truman Pkwy................. 410-841-5769 

Annapolis, MD 21401


Forest Pest Management Offices

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway...................... 410-841-5922

Annapolis, MD 21401

Central Region

92 Thomas Johnson Dr Suite 160............ 301-662-2074

Frederick, MD  21703

 

Eastern Shore Region

28577 Mary's Court, Suite 4......................... 410-822-8234

Easton, MD  21601

 

Northeast Region

3525 Conowingo Road, Suite 400 .......... 410-879-8034

Street, MD  21154

 

Western Region

3 Pershing Street, Room 100........................ 301-777-3601

Cumberland, MD  21501


Mosquito Control Offices

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway .................. 410-841-5870

Annapolis, MD  21401

43955 Commerce Avenue ............................301-373-4263

Hollywood, MD  20636

8071 Greenmead Drive...................................301-422-5080

College Park, MD  20742

27722 Nanticoke Road .................................. 410-543-6626

Salisbury MD  21801 


Nutrient Management

Region 1:  Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties

P.O. Box 459.................................................. 410-279-3506

Hankcock, MD, 21750

Region 2a:  Carroll and Frederick Counties

92 Thomas Johnson Dr., Suite 110 ...410-353-4320

Frederick, MD 21702

Region 2b:  Anne Arundel, Howard, and

Montgomery Counties

92 Thomas Johnson Dr., Suite 110 ....410-507-4811

Frederick, MD 21702

Region 3:  Calvert, Charles, Prince George's, and St. Mary's Counties

P.O. Box 652................................................... 410-980-9479

Leonardtown MD  20650

Region 4:  Baltimore, Cecil, and Harford Counties

P.O. Box 850....................................................... 410-991-3114

Street MD  21154

Region 5a:  Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot Counties

28577 Mary's Ct, Suite 4........................... 410-279-4003

Easton, MD  21601

Region 5b:  Caroline and Dorchester Counties

P.O. Box ​340....................................................... 410-353-5660

Marydel, MD  21649

Region 6:  Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties

27722 Nanticoke Road, Unit #2............ 410-507-4949

Salisbury, Maryland 21801


Plant Protection and Weed Management

10300 Baltimore Avenue............................... 301-982-3224

Building 308, Room 305, BARC-E

Beltsville, MD  20705

27722 Nanticoke Road .................................... 410-543-6613

Salisbury, MD  21801


Soil Conservation District Offices

Please find the office contacts here:

https://mda.maryland.gov/resource_conservation/pages/technical_assistance.aspx






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