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STATE & LOCAL COALITION ON IMMIGRATION

AMERICAN PUBLIC WELFARE ASSOCIATION
ELAINE RYAN
Director of Government Affairs
810 First Street, NE, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 682-0100

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
MARILINA SANZ
Associate Legislative Director for Human Services
444 First Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 393-6226

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES
ANN MORSE
Program Manager
Immigrant Policy Project
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 515
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 624-8697)

JON DUNLAP
Policy Associate
Human Services
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 515
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 624-8684

SHERI STEISEL
Senior Committee Director
Human Services Committee
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 515
Washington, D.C. .20001
(202) 624-8693

NATIONAL GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION
SUSAN GOLONKA
Senior Policy Analyst
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 267
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 624-5300

NOLAN JONES
Group Director, Human Resources
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 267
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 624-5300

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES
JANET QUIST
Senior Legislative Counsel
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 626-3000

FRANK SHAFROTH
Director of Policy and Federal Relations
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 626-3000

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
LAURA WAXMAN
Assistant Executive Director
1620 I Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 293-7330

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

U.S. COMMISSION ON IMMlGRATION
*SUSAN MARTIN
Executive Director
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 511
Washington, D.C. 200095708
(202) 6735348

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
BONNY O'NEIL
Associate Deputy Administrator
Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 305-2022

DAVID BURR
Branch Chief
Program Information Division
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 305-2103

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

DHHS
Public Affairs Office
(202) 690-6343

ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
(Office of Refugee Resettlement)
Public Affairs Office
(202) 401-9215

Internet address: http://www.os.dhhs.gov

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
*DORIS MEISSNER
Commissioner
Immigration and Naturalization Service
425 I Street, NW, Suite 7100
Washington, D.C. 20536
(202) 5141900

*ROBERT BACH
Executive Associate Commissioner
Office of Policy and Planning
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
425 I Street, NW, Room 6038
Washington, D.C. 20536
(202) 6167767

LIN LIU
Assistant Commissioner of Policy
Office of Policy and Planning
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
425 I Street, NW, Room 6038
Washington, D.C. 20536
(202) 514-3242

NANCY CHEN
Director
Intergovernmental Relations
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
425 I Street, NW, Room 6038
Washington, D.C. 20536
(202) 514-3242

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
LINDSAY LOWELL
Immigration Policy and Research
Room S5325
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210
(202) 2199098

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
TIMOTHY E. WIRTH
Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs
2201 C Street, NW, Roorrl 7250
Washington, D.C. 20520
(202) 6476240

*THERESA RUSCH
Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migration
SA1, Room 1200
22nd and C Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20524
(202) 6631047

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

Alabama
TIM SHEDD
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
50 Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(205) 2421950

Alaska
RITA HOLDEN
Alaska Refugee Outreach
4502 Cassin Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 5610246

Arizona
TRI Huu TRAN
State Refugee Coordinator
Refugee Resettlement Program
P.O. Box 6123, Site Code 0862
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 5426600

Arkansas
HYGINIUS UKADIKE
Manager, Refugee Resettlement Program
P.O. Box 1437, Slot 1225
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 6828263

California
ROBERT BARTON
Chief
Refugee Programs Bureau
744 P Street, MS 6-646
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-6379

TOM BATES
California State Assemblyman
3923 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(916) 445-3614

TODD BLAND
California Legislative Analyst's Office
925 L Street, #1000
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-4281

PAT CRAIG
President
Craig Associates
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 466-0001

**JOAN DARRAH
Mayor of Stockton
425 N. El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 9448244

**SUSAN GOLDING
Mayor of San Diego
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 2366330

BECKY LAVALLY
Senate Office of Research
1020 N Street, Suite 565
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-1727

GRACE NAPOLITANO
California State Assemblywoman
12009 East Firestone Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
(916) 445-3614

RICHARD POLANCO
California State Senator
110 North Avenue 56
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(916) 445-4251

DAN RABOVSKY
California Legislative Analyst's Office
925 L Street, #1000
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-4281

**RICHARD RIORDAN
Mayor of Los Angeles
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 4853311

ELENA SHAYNE
County of Santa Clara
Washington, D.C. Office
440 First Street, NW, Suite 503
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 296-6550

**EDWARD VINCENT
Mayor of Inglewood
1 Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 412-5300

DIANE WATSON
California State Senator
4401 Crenshaw Boulevard, #300
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(916) 445-4251

PETE WILSON
Governor of California
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 4452841

Colorado
LAURIE BAGAN
State Refugee Coordinator
Refugee & Immigrant Services Program
Department of Social Services
789 Sherman Street, Suite 250
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 8638211

DOROTHY RUPERT
Colorado State Senator
680 Yale Road
Boulder, CO 80303-5810
(303) 866-3521

Connecticut
BILL RUFLETH
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Human Resou:rces
1049 Asylum Drive
Hartford,CT 06115
(203) 424-5381

Delaware
CELENA HILL
State Refugee Coordinator
Division of Social Services, P.O. Box 906
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 577-4883

District of Columbia
DARLENE HERRING
Acting Refugee Coordinator
Office of Refugee Resettlement
645 H Street, NE, Suite 4001
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 7244820

Florida
ELAINE BLOOM
Florida State Representative
300 71st Street, #504
Miami Beach, FL 33141-3038

JOHN COSGROVE
Florida State Representative
201 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130-1510
(904) 488-4371

GARY CRAWFORD
Refugee Program Administrator
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
1317 Winewood Boulevard
Bldg. 1, Room 423
Tallahassee, FL 323990700
(305) 4883791

MARIO DIAZ-BALART
Florida State Senator
Chair, Senate Ways and Means Committee
8890 Coral Way, #215
Miami, FL 33165
(904) 488-4371

LOIS FRANKEL
Florida State Representative
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-6608
(904) 488-4371

**SEYMOUR GELBER
Mayor of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 6737030

PATTY GROGAN
Florida Governor's Office
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
(904) 488-2272

CHUCK HUNGERFORD
Florida Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations
Suite 4, Holland Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(904) 488-9627

WILLIE LOGAN
Florida State Representative
Chair, Senate Finance and Taxation Committee
490 Opa Locka Boulevard, #21
Opa Locka, FL 33054
(904) 488-4371

ALEX PENELAS
Dade County Commissioner
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 220
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 375-5071

RON SILVER
Florida State Senator
115 NW 167th Street, 2nd Floor
North Miami Beach, FL 33169
(904) 488-4371

**DENNIS WARDLOW
Mayor of Key West
535 Angela Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-3721

Georgia
EVERETT GILL
State Refugee Coordinator
DFCS Special Programs Unit
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, NE, 13th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 6573425

Hawaii
**LINDA CROCKETT LINGLE
Mayor of Maui
200 S. High Street
Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
(808) 2437855

PAUL PLADERA
State Refugee Coordinator
Office of Community Services
335 Merchant Street, Room 101
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 5868675

Idaho
ELLEN WELSH
State Refugee Coordinator
Bureau of Family Self Support
450 W. State Street, 7th Floor
Boise, ID 83720
(208) 3345691

Illinois
**RICHARD M. DALEY
Mayor of Chicago
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 7443300

MIGUEL DEL VALLE
Illinois State Senator
3507 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(217) 782-6851

JESUS GARCIA
Illinois State Senator
2500 South Millard
Chicago, IL 60623
(217) 782-6851

JAY MICHAUD
Deputy Director
City of Chicago
Intergovernmental Affairs
Washington, D.C. Office
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 404
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-0911

ED SILVERMAN
Refugee Program Bureau Manager
Bureau of Refugee & Immigrant Services
527 S. Wells Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 606073922
(312) 7937120

Indiana
VICKI STUMP
Division of Family and Children
Family Independence Section
402 West Washington Street, #W-363
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-4943

Iowa
WAYNE JOHNSON
Chief, Bureau of Refugee Services
1200 University Avenue, Suite D
Des Moines, IA 503142330
(515) 2837904

Kansas
LEWIS KINSEY
State Refugee Coordinator
Employment Preparation Services/Refugee
300 SW Oakley, West Hall
Topeka, KS 66606
(913) 2965157

Kentucky
REV. PATRICK DELAHANTY
Director
Migration and Refugee Services
Archdiocese of Louisville
2911 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40208
502-564-6750

Louisiana
STEVE THIBODEAUX
State Refugee Coordinator
Office of Community Services
2026 St. Charles Avenue, Room 202
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 5688958

Maine
DAN TIPTON
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Human Services
Statehouse Station #1
221 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 2875060

Maryland
FRANK BIEN
State Refugee Coordinator
Office for New Americans
311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 222
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 3330180

BARBARA HOFFMAN
Maryland State Senator
2905 West Strathmore Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 841-3810

Massachusetts
**THOMAS MENINO
Mayor of Boston
City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201
(617) 635-4000

NAM VAN PHAM
State Refugee Coordinator
Office for Refugees and Immigrants
2 Boylston Street, Suite 202
Boston,MA 02116
(617) 7277888

WILLIAM F. WELD
Governor of Massachusetts
State House, #360
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 727-3600

Michigan
JUDI HALL
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Social Services
Michigan Plaza, Suite 462
1200 6th Street
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 2561740

Minnesota
QUY DAM
State Refugee Coordinator
Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Division
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 551553837
(612) 2961383

SANDI PAPPAS
Minnesota State Senator
G-27 Capitol
St. Paul, MN 55155
(612) 296-0504

LOREN SOLBERG
Minnesota State Representative
115 Fifth Avenue, Box 61
Bovey, MN 55709
(612) 296-0504

Mississippi
VALERIE ZADZIELSKI
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Public Welfare, P.O. Box 352
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-4982

Missouri
**EMANUEL CLEAVER
Mayor of Kansas City
414 East 12th Street, 29th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 2742595

REGINA TURLEY
State Refugee Coordinator
Division of Family Services, P.O. Box 88
Jefferson City, MO 65103
(573) 526-5606

Montana
JIM ROLANDO
University of Montana
Department of Social Work
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 2432336

Nebraska
MARIA DIAZ
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Social Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 4719200

Nevada
REDDA G.MEHARI
Refugee Coordinator
USCC
1501 Las Vegas Bouleverd, North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 383-8387x132

New Hampshire
ED MAC NEIL
State Refugee Coordinator
Governor's Ofc. of Energy & Human Resources
57 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 2712611

New Jersey
**CARDELL COOPER
Mayor of East Orange
44 City Hall Plaza
East Orange, NJ 07019
(201) 2665151

AUDREA DUNHAM
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Human Services
CN 717, 50 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 9843154

**SHARPE JAMES
Mayor of Newark
920 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(201) 7336400

WILLIAM WALDEMAN
Commissioner
Department of Human Services
222 South Warren Street, CN 700
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-3717

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
Governor of New Jersey
125 West State Street, CN-001
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-6000

New Mexico
TERI SENA
State Refugee Coordinator
Income Support Division
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 8750422348
(505) 8277759

New York
TOR COWAN
Legislative Representative
City of New York
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 624-5909

JAMES J. LACK
New York State Senator
612 LOB
New York State Senate
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-2071

EFRAIN GONZALES, JR.
New York State Senator
617 LOB
New York State Senate
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-2051

BRIAN MURTAUGH
New York State Assemblyman
656 West 204th Street, #4
New York, NY 10034
(518) 455-4218

CATHERINE RYAN
State Refugee CoordinatorDepartment of Social Services
40 N. Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12243
(518) 4322510

STEPHEN SALAND
New York State Senator
297 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(518) 455-2051

ALBERT VANN
New York State Representative
Legislative Office Building, Room 422
(518) 4555474

North Carolina
MARLENE MYERS
State Refugee Coordinator
325 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 7334650

North Dakota
DON SNYDER
Refugee Program Administrator
Department of Human Services
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-4934

Ohio
ERICA TAYLOR
State Refugee Coordinator
Bureau of Refugee Services
Rhodes State Office Tower, 30th Floor
30 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 432660423
(614) 4665848

Oklahoma
RON AMOS
Refugee Program Manager
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 5214091

Oregon
**VERA KATZ
Mayor of Portland
1220 SW 5th Street, PAC West
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 8234120

MARGE REINHART
State Refugee Coordinator
Human Resources Building, 2nd Floor
500 Summer Street, NE
Salem, OR 973101013
(503) 9456099

Pennsylvnia
Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Comm.
Office of Refugee and Immig. Programs
Forum Building, Room 354
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-4648

Rhode Island
CHRISTINE MARSHALL
Acting State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Human Services
275 Westminster Mall, 4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 2772551

South Caro1ina
BERNICE ARMSTRONG
State Refugee Coordinator
Refugee & Legalized Alien Services
Department of Social Services, P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 292021520
(803) 7375916

South Dakota
PEARL STONE
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Social Services
Kneip Bldg, 700 N. Governor's Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 7734678

Tennessee
STEVE MEINBRESSE
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Human Services
400 Deaderick Street, Citizen's Plaza
Nashville, TN 372489500
(615) 7415949

Texas
GEORGE W. BUSH
Governor of Texas
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-2000

JUAN ANTONIO FLORES
Department of Human Services
701 West 51 Street, W623
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 438-4814

ANN SAPP
State Refugee Coordinator
Texas Office of Immigration & Refugee Affairs
9101 Burnet Road, Suite 216
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 438-4814

Utah
State Retugee Coordinator
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 45500
Salt Lake City, UT 841450500
(801) 5384092

Vermont
ED TURBITT
State Refugee Coordinator
Agency of Human Services
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 651-1874

Virginia
KATHY COOPER
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Social Services
730 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 232998699
(804) 6921206

KAREN DARNER
Virginia State Delegate
969 South Buchanan Street
Arlington, VA 22204
(804) 786-6530

Washington
VELMA VELORIA
Washington State Representative
1511 South Ferdinand Street
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 786-7862

THUY VU
State Refugee Coordinator
Division of Refugee Assistance
P.O. Box 45420
Olympia, WA 985045420
(360) 4388385

West Virginia
CONA CHATMAN
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
State Capitol Complex, Bldg. 6, Room 749
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 5588290

Wisconsin
SUSAN LEVY
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Health and Social Services
131 West Wilson Street, Room 802
Madison, WI 537073
(608) 2668354

Wyoming
STEVE VAJDA
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Family Services
Youth Services Division
324 Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6081

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

JOSH BERNSTEIN
Policy Analyst
National Immigration Law Center
Washington Office
1815 H Street, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 776-0470

*MICHAEL FIX
The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 8578517

MICHEAL HILL
Assistant Director
United States Catholic Conference
Office of Government Liaison
3211 4th Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 541-3161

*CHARLES KEELY
The Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assistance
Georgetown University POB 2298
Washington, D.C. 20057
(202) 6877932

*CECILIA MUNOZ
National Council of La Raza
1111 19th Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 785-1670

*DAVID NORTH
New TransCentury Foundation
3113 North Kensington Street
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 2411724

*DEMETRIOS PAPADEMETRIOU
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2400 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 8627985

*FRANK SHARRY
National Immigration Forum
220 I Street, NE, Suite 220
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 5440004

*RICK SWARTZ
Swartz and Associates
1869 Park Rd, NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 3281313

*TSEHAYE TEFERRA
Ethiopian Community Development Council
1038 South Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 6850510

*LUIS TORRES
InterAmerican Institute on Migration and Labor
Mount Vemon College
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 6254686

CHARLES WHEELER
National Immigration Law Center
1636 W. 8th Street, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 4872531

JANA MASON
Immigration and Refugee Services of America
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 701
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 7972105

JOHN FREDRIKSSON
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
122 C Street, NW, Suite 125
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 7837509

RICHARD PARKINS
U.S. Catholic Conference
Migration and Refugee Services
3211 4th Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 200171194
(202) 5413114

DIANA AVIV
Council of Jewish Federations
1640 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 7855900

DIANA BUI
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
1628 16th Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 6674690

*Expert Panel members, Immigrant Policy Project

** Member, U.S. Conference of Mayors' Task Force on Immigration

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