Staff Contact Information

Washington, DC - Albany, GA - Columbus, GA

Washington, DC Office Staff:

Tracey Thornton, Chief of Staff

Julian Johnson, Office Manager/Scheduler
Issues: Animal Welfare, Endangered Species, NASA, Wilderness, Wildlife

Jonathan Halpern, Legislative Director
Issues: Blue Dog Coalition, Civil Rights, Congress Administration, Crime, Drugs, Foreign Affairs, Health, Immigration, Judiciary, Medicare, Medicaid, No Child Left Behind, Parks, Voting Record, Voting Rights, Women’s Issues, Banking, Financial Services, Budget, Campaign Finance, Commerce, Consumer Protection, Economic Development, Energy, Housing, Insurance, IRS Reform, Social Security, Taxation, Telecommunications, Welfare Reform

Michael Reed, Deputy Chief of Staff/Appropriations
Issues: Appropriations, Agriculture, Congressional Black Caucus, Forestry, FDA, Food Stamps

Max Gigle, Communications Director

Adilene Rosales, Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant 
Issues: Immigration, Housing, USAID

Vernita Stevens, Military Fellow
Issues: Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Transportation, Veterans

Dr. Nathaniel Tablante, AAAS Fellow

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Albany Office Staff:

Kenneth Cutts, District Director
Counties: Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty, Lee, Macon, Peach, Sumter

Sharon Richter, Constituent Services Director                                                                                                                    Issues: VA, FEMA/GEMA, Post Office, Medicare/Medicaid, Insurance, Worker's Compensation, Unemployment, Federal Housing, OPM, Marine Base, NPRC, DFAS, DOE, DOL, and Federal Prison, Veterans Affairs, Military Issues

Toni Pickel, Office Manager/Constituent Services                                                                                                                          Issues: Social Security, USCIS (INS), IRS, Medicare/Medicaid, DFCS, Driver's License Issues, Passport, State Tax, State Department, Birth Certificate, NPRC, OPM, and DOL

Kelli Hand, Staff Assistant/District Scheduler

Michael Bryant, Field Representative
Counties: Baker, Grady, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell

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Columbus Office Staff:

Harry Crawford, Office Manager/Constituent Services                                                                                                                    Issues: Works on all casework inquires that come into the Columbus office except INS casework inquires.

Peggy Sagul, Staff Assistant/Constituent Services
Issues: Works on all casework inquiries that come into the Columbus office except INS casework inquiries.

Elaine Gillispie, Field Representative
Counties: Chattahoochee, Crawford, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Schley, Stewart, Talbot, Taylor

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Macon Office Staff:

Vanessa Mills, Staff Assistant/Constituent Services                                                                                                                      Issues: Works on all casework inquires that come into the Macon office except INS cases.

Michelle Sands, Field Representative
Counties: Bibb, Peach