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About the Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA)

What We Do

EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) plays a crucial role in advancing the United States' international environmental priorities. Working with the experts from EPA's other program and regional offices, other government agencies, and other nations and international organizations, OITA identifies international environmental issues and helps implement technical and policy options to address them.

OITA is comprised of a multi-disciplinary staff who respect and reflect the diversity of the global community.

OITA’s mission is to protect human health and environment while advancing U.S. national interests through international environmental collaboration. 

OITA also includes the American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO), which leads and coordinates the Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs.

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Organization

Assistant Administrator - Vacant

Jane Nishida, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator

Michael Stahl, Deputy Assistant Administrator

The Office of International and Tribal Affairs includes:

Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs (ORBA)

What We Do

The Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs (ORBA) provides policy and programmatic expertise for matters of environmental and geopolitical importance to the U.S. in other countries, with a special emphasis on priority countries and regions. ORBA serves as the Agency’s primary point of contact with government officials and environmental experts in priority countries and regions. The Office develops Agency-wide strategies for priority countries and regions and maintains relationships with multilateral experts and international environmental financial institutions in order to advance work in these areas.

Programs and projects managed by the Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs

Mail code: 2650R | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

ORBA Organization

Neilima Senjalia, Acting Director

Lisa Almodovar, Acting Deputy Director

The Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs includes:

  • Latin America/Caribbean Program
    Cam Hill-Macon, Senior Advisor
  • Asia/Pacific Program
    Mark Kasman, Senior Advisor
  • Eurasia, Africa and Middle East Program
    Katherine Buckley, Acting Senior Advisor

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Office of Global Affairs and Policy (OGAP)

What We Do

The Office of Global Affairs and Policy (OGAP) provides policy and programmatic expertise for environmental and human health issues that are multinational in scope. OGAP provides institutional knowledge concerning relevant international organizations, serves as EPA’s primary point of contact with these entities, and develops EPA (and, as appropriate, United States government) positions vis-à-vis these organizations. OGAP identifies broad emerging international environmental issues and, in concert with internal and external partners, develops initiatives to address these issues. In addition, OGAP engages on the domestic environmental aspects of international instruments, such as trade, finance, and investment agreements.

Programs and projects managed by the Office of Global Affairs and Policy

Mail code: 2660R | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

OGAP Organization

Walker Smith, Director

Martin Dieu, Deputy Director

The Office of Global Affairs and Policy includes:

  • International Organizations Program
    Hodayah Finman, Senior Advisor
  • Trade and Economics Program
    Joe Ferrante, Senior Advisor
  • Climate and Energy Program
    Anthony D. Socci, Ph.D., Senior Advisor

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Office of Management and International Services (OMIS)

What We Do

The Office of Management and International Services (OMIS) is responsible for providing the full range of necessary management and administrative functions that support the Agency’s international programs and coordinates cross-cutting administrative support services. OMIS manages OITA’s resources to ensure effective use and development of staff, high productivity, cost-efficient operations, and support of the Agency’s environmental goals. OMIS provides expertise in strategic planning, budget formulation and execution, human resources, contracts and grants, and ethics for OITA. OMIS also coordinates the International Visitors Program for EPA.

Programs and projects managed by the Office of Management and International Services

Mail code: 2680R | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

OMIS Organization

Katrina D. Cherry, Director

Dennis H. Cunningham, Deputy Director

The Office of Management and International Services includes:

  • Budget and Resources Management Program
  • Administrative Management Program
  • International Services Program

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American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO)

What We Do

The American Indian Environmental Office leads EPA's efforts to protect  human health and the environment of federally recognized Tribes by supporting implementation of federal environmental laws consistent with the federal trust responsibility, the government-to-government relationship, and EPA's 1984 Indian Policy.

Programs and projects managed by AIEO

Mail code: 2690M | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

AIEO Organization

JoAnn K. Chase, Director

Karin Koslow, Deputy Director

The American Indian Environmental Office includes:

  • Outreach and Partnerships Program
    Andrew Baca, Senior Advisor
  • Grants and Technical Assistance Program
    Luke Jones, Senior Advisor

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