State Plant Health Directors

State Plant Health Directors direct federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials. SPHDs coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.


State Name Phone Email
AK St. Germain, Tim (253) 944-2040
AL Head, Jeff 662-270-4412
AR Bard, Joel (501) 324-5258
AZ Davis, Eoin
CA Wright, Helene (916) 930-5500
CO McPherren, Pat (303) 371-3355
CT Aitkenhead, Kate (203) 741-5644
DE Moore, Darryl (302) 655-1492
FL Miranda, Richard (352) 395-4632
GA Kauffman, Bill (770) 860-4023
GU Harrington, Vernon (808) 838-2780
HI Harrington, Vernon (808) 838-2780
IA Hollister, Mark (515) 414-3295
ID Marschman, Brian (208) 373-1600
IL Rentschler, Greg (847) 699-2417
IN Simon, Gary (765) 497-2859
KS Galford, Shayne (402) 434-2646
KY Hempfling, Harold (859) 689-2626
LA Hardy, Tad (225) 298-5410
MA Aitkenhead, Kate (203) 741-5644
MD Travis, Matthew (410) 288-5540
ME Nyce, Rachel (717) 241-0133
ME Bourgoin, Terry (207) 848-0001
MI Kellogg, Craig (734) 942-9005
MN Stiers, Erin (952) 814-1071
MO Brown, Mike (573) 893-6833
MS Head, Jeff 662-270-4412
MT Adams, Gary (406) 449-5210
NC Beckwith, Joseph (919) 855-7345
ND Hirsch, Dave (701) 355-3361
NE Galford, Shayne (402) 434-2646
NH Lavallee, Stephen (802) 369-3208
NJ Nelson, George (609) 259-5242
NM Ramirez, Waleska (575) 527-6985
NV Wild, Alana (775) 851-8818
NY Chen, Edward (804) 226-5262
OH Burch, John (614) 322-4701
OK Powell, Blaine (405) 609-8840
OR Burfitt, Clinton (503) 820-2746
PA Newcamp, Timothy (717) 241-0121
PR Wiscovitch, Leyinska (787) 771-3611
RI Aitkenhead, Kate (203) 741-5644
SC Bays, Darrell (919) 855-7607
SC Lightfoot, Carl 843-480-4334
SD Hirsch, Dave (701) 355-3361
TN Watkins, Jason (304) 343-8585
TX Kuehn, Stuart (512) 916-5241
UT Wild, Alana (775) 851-8818
VA Williams, Karen (757) 201-9350
VI Wiscovitch, Leyinska (787) 771-3611
VT Lavallee, Stephen (802) 369-3208
WA St. Germain, Tim (253) 944-2040
WI Deegan, Christopher 608-286-3608
WV Ewing, Eric (304) 343-8587
WY Shambaugh, Bruce (307) 432-7979