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How DEQ's structure works for cleaner air, land and water

DEQ's Air, Land, and Water Quality divisions are the foundation of the agency, protecting human health and the wealth of Oregon's natural resources.
 
DEQ's regional offices help protect Oregon's environment in every corner of the state, working with local communities, residents, and stakeholders to address environmental issues.
 

Director - Richard Whitman

 
Deputy Director - Leah Feldon
Email  
503-229-6408 
 
Implementation - Lauri Aunan
Email 
503-229-5031
 
Policy and External Relations - Nancy Bennett 
Email  
503-229-6345

Office of Communications and Outreach - Donnie Oliveira  
Email  
503-229-5579

Legislative - Annalisa Grunwald
Email
503-229-6800
Central Services - Scott Brewen
Email
503-229-5045
 

Division administrators

Air Quality - Ali Mirzakhalili
Email
503-229-5041
 
Land Quality - Lydia Emer
Email
503-229-6411
 
Water Quality - Justin Green
503-229-6834
 

Regional administrators

Eastern Region - Linda Hayes Gorman
Email   
541-633-2018
 
Northwest Region - Nina Deconcini
503-229-6271
 
Western Region - Keith Andersen
Email
541-687-7355