Staff Contact Information

Mailing Address:    1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Physical Location:  512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27604, Archdale Building - 9th floor

401 Buffer & Permitting Branch Contacts List

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Name, Title Phone               Primary Responsibilities
Stephanie Goss
(919) 707-9013 Manage 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch
Sheri Montalvo
Administrative Assistant
(919) 707-3635 Database entry & maintenance of all DWR projects, process all application fees, serve as administrative liaison for general public & internal DENR staff contacts
Sue Homewood
Senior Branch Coordinator
(919) 707-3679 Serve as a senior technical & training coordinator for 401 Certification, Riparian Buffer Protection, & Mitigation programs; develop training, guidance, & program processes; assist local governments implementing delegated or designated buffer protection programs; serve as staff liaison & technical support specialist for Regional Offices & general public
Samantha Wooten
Branch Coordinator
(919) 707-3631 Coordinate 401 Water Quality Certification Program & Riparian Buffer Program;  review 401 applications, review buffer major variance applications & present to the EMC; serve as staff liaison with Regional Offices & general public
Chonticha McDaniel
401 Stormwater Engineer
(919) 707-3634 Technical review of stormwater management plans submitted with 401, Buffer & Isolated Wetland Permit applications; Technical review of applications for 401s associated with hydropower projects
Maria Polizzi
Stream/Wetland Mitigation Coordinator
(919) 707-9083 Coordinate Stream & Wetland Mitigation Program
Katie Merritt
Nutrient Offset & Buffer Banking Coordinator
(919) 707-3637 Coordinate Nutrient Offset & Riparian Buffer Mitigation Banking Program
Blake Hartshorn
Mitigation Specialist
(919) 707-3684 Review nutrient offset and riparian buffer mitigation projects, perform stream call determinations, assist with reviews for DMS stream and wetland mitigation projects
Shelton Sullivan
Senior Compliance Assistance Specialist
(919) 707-3636 Provide technical support to DWR regional offices, local governments, federal & state government agencies, the general public, & other stakeholders on 401 & Buffer regulations including compliance & enforcement activities
Jennie Emmons
Compliance & Technical Assistance Specialist
(919) 707-3633 Provide technical support; compliance & enforcement activities; mitigation sales documentation compliance; manage branch website, maps, & databases; coordinate Stream ID (SWITC) Courses
Andrew Friedman-Herring
Compliance & Technical Assistance Specialist
(919)-707-3644 Assist with nutrient offset and riparian buffer mitigation projects, stream call determinations, assist with reviews for DMS stream and wetland mitigation projects
Catherine Otero
Compliance & Technical Assistance Specialist
(919)-707-9141 Review 401 certification applications, review buffer authorizations, and serve as a staff liaison with Regional Offices & the general public