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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 - vacant
    • Legislative - Annalisa Bhatia
      Email 503-229-6800
  • Central Services - vacant
 

Division administrators

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

Regional administrators

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