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Small Business Specialists

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
(OSDBU) Specialists in Key USDA Agencies

Madonna Montgomery
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Telephone: (301) 289-9726

Sheryl Welch
Farm Production and Conservation
Telephone: (816) 926-6108
(also services NRCS, FSA and RMA)

Saurabh Vasudeva
Agricultural Research Service
Telephone: (301) 504-4384

Desiree Clayton
Office of Inspector General
Telephone: (202) 720-5931

Milbert Crossland
Rural Development
Telephone: (202) 692-0055

Anthony Hawkins
Food and Nutrition Service

Danielle Knipper
Departmental Administration
Telephone: (970) 295-5362

Ashley Thompson
Forest Service
Telephone: (703) 605-4594

Michael J. Chiodi
Animal and Plant Health
Health Inspection Service
Telephone: (612) 336-3203

Food Commodity Purchases Only

Andrea Lang
Agricultural Marketing Service
Telephone: (202) 720-4237


Linda Steigerwald
Agricultural Marketing Service
(Kansas City)
Telephone: (816) 926-3295
(International grains, oils, etc.)


Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Staff

Contact Email Phone
Director, Vacant   (202) 720-7117
Michelle Warren, Deputy Director (202) 720-7835
Roxanne Lane, Program Analyst (202) 720-6058
Janet Baylor, Program Analyst (202) 720-6259
Dianna Price, Program Analyst (202) 690-3837
LaVerne Walker, Program Analyst (202) 720-9838
Vacant, Office Manager   (202) 720-7117

Mailing Address:

Office of Small and Disadvantaged
Business Utilization
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Telephone: (202) 720-7117
OSDBU Web site: