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Important Contact Information

White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Jim Towey, Director
The White House
Washington, DC 20502
(202) 456-6708 (phone)
(202) 456-7019 (fax)

Agency Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Department of Justice
Patrick Purtill, Director
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 4413
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-2987 (phone)
(202) 616-9627 (fax)

Department of Labor
Brent Orrell, Director
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-6450 (phone)
(202) 693-6146 (fax)

Department of Health and Human Services
Bobby Polito, Director
200 Independence Avenue, SW Suite 118-F
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 358-3595 (phone)
(202) 401-3463 (fax)

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Ryan Streeter, Director
451 7th Street SW, Room 10184
Washington, DC 20410
(202) 708-2404 (phone)
(202) 708-1160 (fax)

Department of Education
John Porter, Director
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW,
Capital Place, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20208-8300
(202) 219-1741 (phone)
(202) 208-1689 (fax)

Department of Agriculture
Juliet McCarthy, Director
14th and Independence Avenue, SW
Office of the Secretary, Room 200-A
Washington, DC 20250
(202) 720-3631 (phone)
(202) 690-2119 (fax)

Agency for International Development (U.S. AID)
Michael Magan, Director
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20523
(202) 712-4080 (phone)
(202) 216-3351 (fax)

Corporation for National and Community Service
David Caprara, Director
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20525
(202) 606-5000 (phone)
(202) 565-2784 (fax)

State Liaisons or Offices for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
In addition to leveling the playing field at the Federal agency level, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives works with States and localities to assist them in engaging grassroots organizations in addressing critical needs in their communities. At least twenty-one States have either an office or a liaison for faith-based and community organizations in the Governor's office, a State agency, or a Governor-appointed foundation. These positions provide information and resources to faith-based and community organizations about partnering with the State government to provide social services. A number of mayor's offices also have an office or liaison for faith-based and community organizations. That information will be available soon.

Governor Bob Riley- Alabama
Terri Hasdorff
Office of the Governor
RSA Union Building, Suite 134
100 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-242-7110
Fax: 334-242-2885

Governor Frank Murkowski- Alaska
Whitney Brewster
Office of the Lt Governor
550 W 7th Avenue, Ste 1700
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-7460
Fax: 907-269-0263

Governor Janet Napolitano- Arizona
Byron Garrett
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-3489"

Governor Mike Huckabee- Arkansas
Chris Pyle
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-8568

Governor Bill Owens- Colorado
Cameron Lynch
Office of the Governor
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303866-6380
Fax: 303-866-6368

Governor John Rowland- Connecticut
Brian Mattiello
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Phone: 860-524-7325

Governor Jeb Bush- Florida
Liza McFadden
Volunteer Florida Foundation
401 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-410-0696

Del Palmer
Director OFBCI for Florida Department of Children and Families
1314 Dixon Boulevard
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-637-7250 x 271

Governor Sonny Perdue- Georgia
Kimberly King
External Affairs Director
Office of the Governor
131 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404-656-1776

Governor Linda Lingle- Hawaii
Sam Aiona
Office of Community Services
830 Punchbowl Street
Room 420
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-8675

Governor Dirk Kempthorne- Idaho
Blossom Johnston
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 208-334-2100

Governor Kathleen Sebelius- Kansas
Jeremy Anderson
Office of the Governor
Capitol 300 SW 10th Avenue
Suite 263 East
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-368-8500

Governor Katharine Babineaux Blanco- Louisiana
Johnny Anderson
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: 225-342-1263

Governor Robert Ehrlich- Maryland
Reverend John Heath
Office of the Lt. Governor
Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-767-4800

Governor Jennifer Granholm- Michigan
Greg Roberts
Director, OFBCI
Office of the Governor
Cadillac Place
3022 West Grand Blvd
Suite 14-150
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-456-0020

Governor James McGreevey- New Jersey
Edward LaPorte
State of New Jersey
Department of State, OFBCI
225 West State Street
PO Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625-0456
Phone: 609-984-6952
Fax: 609-633-7141

Governor Mike Easley- North Carolina
Sonia Barns
Special Assistant for Community Affairs
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Phone: 919-715-3522

Governor Brad Henry- Oklahoma
Bradley Yarbrough
Director, Oklahoma DHS, OFBCI
2400 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-522-0606
Fax: 405-522-4360

Governor Bob Taft- Ohio
Krista Sisterhen
Office of the Governor
77 South High Street 30th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6117
Phone: 614-644-5320

Joel Potts
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
30 East Broad Street, 32nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone; 614-466-6283
Fax: 614-466-2815

Governor Rick Perry (R)- Texas
Susan Weddington
President, OneStar Foundation
Office of the Governor
PO Box 13385
Austin, TX 78711-3385

Governor Mark Warner (D)- Virginia
Jane Brown
Director, Virginia OFBCI
7 North 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-726-7912
Fax: 804-726-7947

Governor David Freudenthal (D)- Wyoming
Andy Aldrich
Director, Wyoming OFBCI
130 Hobbs Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0490
Phone: 307-777-6031

Dr. Susan Newman- Washington, D.C.
Senior Advisor of Religious Affairs
Executive Office of the Mayor
The John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 211
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-727-1750
Fax: 202-727-5931

Pat Henry
Manager, Faith-Based Relations
District of Columbia Mayors Office of Partnerships and Grants Development
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 200S
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 202-727-0946
Fax: 202-727-1652