• Esther P. Kia'aina
    Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
  • Nikolao Pula
    Director, Office of Insular Affairs
  • Basil Ottley 
    Director of Policy
  • Tom Bussanich
    Director of Budget
  • Charlene Leizear
    Director of Technical Assistance
  • Wendy Fink
    Counsel to the Assistant Secretary

Office of Insular Affairs – Headquarters
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Main Telephone Lines: (202) 208-4736/6971/4707

Policy Team

  • Tanya Harris JoshuaDeputy Policy Director Communications, FAS
  • Krystina BorjaAmerican Samoa, Guam
  • Karen Koltes Coral Reef
  • Joseph McDermottFAS
  • Stephen SanderLegislative & Congressional
  • Francisco Taitano Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Rebecca Zepeda U.S. Virgin Islands

Budget Team

  • 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

Technical Assistance Team

  • Mary Baltimore - Program Analyst/Grants Manager
  • Jennifer Feng - MAP Grants Manager
  • Hailey McCoy - Program Assistant
  • Merriam Porter - Program Analyst/Grants Manager

Honolulu Field Office Team

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

OIA Honolulu Office
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 2104
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone (808) 525-5088

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
  • Marshall Islands - Fred Nysta - (692) 247-4011