Pacific Southwest Press Contacts

EPA's Pacific Southwest, Region 9 Serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands and 148 Tribal Nations

EPA's experts are available for interviews to discuss important environmental issues in your community. Press Officers in EPA's Pacific Southwest Region facilitate media requests for reporters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Pacific Southwest tribes and territories. If you're a member of the media interested in scheduling an interview with an EPA expert, email or call one of the staff listed below.

Kelly Zito (
Public Affairs Director
Office Phone: (415) 947-4306
Bill Keener (
Assistant Public Affairs Director
Office Phone: (415) 972-3940

Pacific Southwest Press Officers

Northern California

Michele Huitric (
Office Phone: (415) 972-3165
Cell Phone: (415) 916-8663

Central California

Soledad Calvino ( (En español)
Office Phone: (415) 972-3512
Cell Phone: (415) 697-6289

Southern California

Nahal Mogharabi (
Office Phone: (213) 244-1815
Cell Phone: (213) 514-4361

Pacific Southwest Office of Public Affairs

Office of Public Affairs
U.S. EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 947-8702
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Nevada and Arizona

Margot Perez-Sullivan (
Office Phone: (415) 947-4149
Cell Phone: (415) 412-1115

Hawaii and the Pacific Islands

Dean Higuchi (
Office Phone: (808) 541-2711
Cell Phone: (808) 216-9787