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Teamwork for Better Environment

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 
  • Policy and External Relations - Nancy Bennett 
    Email, 503-229-6345
    • Office of Communications and Outreach - Harry Esteve
      Email, 503-229-6484
    • Legislative - Annalisa Bhatia
      Email, 503-229-6800
  • Central Services - Brian Boling
    Email, 503-229-5045

Division administrators

  • Air Quality - Ali Mirzakhalili
    Email,  503-229-5041
  • Land Quality - Lydia Emer
    Email, 503-229-6411
  • Water Quality - Jennifer Wigal
    Email, 503-229-5323
  • Laboratory - Lori Pillsbory 
    Email, 503-312-1525

Regional administrators

  • Eastern Region - Shannon Davis
    Email, 503-229-5378
  • Northwest Region - Nina Deconcini
    Email, 503-229-6271
  • Western Region - Keith Andersen
    Email, 541-687-7355

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