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Profiles of African Americans at EPA

At EPA, we protect human health and the environment every day.  EPA's diverse workforce, which includes a wide range of specialists -- scientists, lawyers, economists, accountants, emergency responders, managers, inspectors, and communicators -- brings a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face.  We hope that these profiles will serve as an inspiration to others who are interested in protecting our planet.

Profiles of African Americans at EPA

Kevin J. Bailey, Deputy Director
Office of Civil Rights
Washington, DC

I oversee our affirmative employment efforts, and also our office's budget and personnel. Read more about Kevin J. Bailey.

Kevin Bailey

Beverly Banister, Director
Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division
Atlanta, GA (EPA Region 4)

I lead EPA professionals in delivering clean air and safe chemical programs to the eight southeastern states in our region. Read more about Beverly Banister.

Beverly Banister

Kent Benjamin, Acting Director
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Washington, DC

I serve as the acting director of OLEM’s Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis at EPA headquarters. Read more about Kent Benjamin.

Kent Benjamin

Denise Benjamin-Sirmons, Director
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Office of Administration
Washington, DC

I serve as the senior executive responsible for directing the agency’s small business programs. Read more about Denise Benjamin-Sirmons.

Denise Sirmons

Carlos Evans, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel
Office of Regional Counsel
EPA Region 6
Dallas, Texas

I am a Clean Air Act enforcement attorney. Read more about Carlos Evans.

Carlos Evans

Sharon Hilliard, Human Resources Specialist
Office of Administration and Resources Management
Washington, DC

I manage the Human Resources system changes and related contracts at EPA. Read more about Sharon Hilliard.

Sharon Hilliard

Lance McCluney, Acting Director
Office of Administrative and Executive Services
Office of the Administrator
Washington, DC

I oversee the budget, human resources and information management systems functions for the Office of the Administrator. Read more about Lance McCluney.

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Jonathan Newton, Attorney Advisor
Office of the Administrator
Washington, DC

I coordinate requests under the Freedom of Information Act, which guarantees Americans access to government information. Read more about Jonathan Newton.

Jonathan Newton

LaTonya Sanders, Public Affairs Specialist
Region 7 Office of Public Affairs
Lenexa, KS

I work on communications, message development, speech writing, product development, media relations, congressional affairs, event planning, outreach and education. Read more about LaTonya Sanders.

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Nigel Simon, Director
Office of Program Management
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Washington, DC

I work on long-term strategic planning on cross-cutting issues and information management in the Office of Land and Emergency Management. Read more about Nigel Simon.

Nigel Simon

Vicki Simons, Director
Office of Civil Rights
Washington, DC

I am the director of the Office of Civil Rights that enforces federal civil rights laws and provides policy guidance and technical assistance to EPA program offices. Read more about Vicki Simons.

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Tracy White, Program Analyst
Office of the Administrator
Washington, DC

I work in the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Read more about Tracy White.

Tracy White

Helena Wooden-Aguilar, Deputy Associate Administrator
Office of Policy
Washington, DC

I am the Deputy Associate Administrator (DAA) in the Office of Policy (OP). As the DAA I support the Agency’s mission by conducting sound regulatory, scientific, and economic analyses and by creating business and community partnerships to achieve greater and more cost-effective public health and environmental protection. Read more about Helena Wooden-Aguilar.

Helena Wooden-Aguilar

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