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Staffed Office Coverage

Direction of FAS's Overseas Offices is divided between five teams. A team consists of multiple FAS Office of Foreign Service Operations (OFSO) Area Directors and their assistants. Each Area Director is assigned to a particular region. Listed are the names of the Directors, their assistants and their contact information by team and region.


Bill Verzani
North Asia Senior Director

Phone: 202-631-3267 • Fax: 202-690-3606
E-mail: bill.verzani@usda.gov

Melinda Meador
Africa & Middle East Senior Director

Phone: • Fax: 202-690-3606
E-mail: melinda.meador@usda.gov

Anita Katial
Europe Region Senior Director

Phone: 202-279-2388 • Fax: 202-690-3606
E-mail: anita.katial@usda.gov

Michael Ward
Western Hemisphere Senior Director

Phone: 202-720-2002 • Fax: 202-690-3606
E-mail: michael.ward2@usda.gov

Elizabeth Autry
South Asia Senior Director

Phone: 202-720-7457 • Fax: 202-690-3606
E-mail: elizabeth.autry@usda.gov