Office of Insular Affairs Main Telephone Line: (202) 208-4736

Policy Division

The Policy Division serves several functions as identified below:
  • Serves as OIA's liaison to the Congress, the four territorial and three freely associated state governments, other Federal agencies, the media and the public.
  • Oversees (a) the Compact of Free Association trust funds for the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia and (b) annual budgets for two Marshall Islands atoll governments (Bikini and Rongelap).
  • Advances the rehabilitation of four Marshall Islands atolls (Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap and Utrik) and the resettlement of the peoples of the four atolls.
  • Maintains a field office in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands .

Staff

  • Krystina Borja - American Samoa, Guam
  • Tanya Harris Joshua - Communications, Palau, Micronesia
  • Karen Koltes - Coral Reef
  • Joseph McDermott - Marshall Islands
  • Stephen Sander - Legislative & Congressional
  • Francisco Taitano - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Rebecca Zepeda - U.S. Virgin Islands

Office of Insular Affairs - Policy Division

U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6816
FAX: (202) 219-1989

Budget Division

Division budgets and accounts for OIA office expenditures and island grants. This division also maintains management for specially appropriated grant programs. 
  • Keith Augenbaugh - CIP and Compact Impact for Guam and the CNMI
  • Mark BrownCompact Impact, CIP, Water and Wastewater grants in American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Energy, Empowering Insular Areas
  • Jonathan DunnBudget
  • Sylvia HoltonAdministrative Officer
  • Wali OsmanEconomist
  • Annette StewartGrant Obligations and Payments, Budget
  • Marina TinitaliAudits and Accountability
  • Field Offices in Hawaii, FSM, and Palau report to Budget Division Director

Budget Division Office

Office of Insular Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6971
FAX: (202) 208-7585

Technical Assistance Division

The Division of Technical Assistance provides discretionary technical assistance funding to the insular governments, institutions and private firms which fall under OIA jurisdiction.
  • Mary Baltimore - Program Analyst/Grants Manager
  • Jennifer Feng - MAP Grants Manager
  • Hailey McCoy - Program Assistant
  • Merriam Porter - Program Analyst/Grants Manager

Technical Assistance Division Office

Office of Insular Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-4707
FAX: (202) 208-7585

OIA's Honolulu Field Office

This office manages Compact II requirements for finance, performance standards and sector grants for the Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of the Marshall Islands.

  • Stephen Savage Field Office Manager - Infrastructure, Compact Grants
  • Ryan Edgar - Education Sector Grants Manager/SEG
  • Lisa Dammar - Health Sector Grants Manager

Office of Insular Affairs – Honolulu Office

733 Bishop Street, Suite 2530
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone (808) 525-5088
Fax (808) 525-5399

OIA Field Representatives

  • American Samoa - Lydia Faleafine-Nomura - (684) 633-2800
  • Federated States of Micronesia - Cheryl Burkindine - (691)320-2187
  • Northern Mariana Islands - Harry Blanco - (202) 731-4098