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Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC)

Contact List

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Name Title/Responsibilities Telephone Number
Mr. Marcus Akins
  • Technical Advisor
  • Special Projects
  • Admin Section Supervisor
(202) 372-1355
Mr. Keith Core
  • Marine Inspector Training Program Manager
  • MISLE Program Coordinator/Op Control Manager
  • Feeder Port Coordinator
  • Civilian Apprentice Marine Inspector (CAMI) Program Manager
  • ShipRider Program Coordinator
  • OSMS OAP-11 Coordinator
  • Information Systems (Data) Collection
(202) 372-1243
Ms. Saprina Shomari
  • Budget Officer / Office Admin Manager
  • Contracting Officer Representative
(202) 372-1212
Mr. Roy Starkey
  • Office Automation Assistant
  • Supply Officer
  • FOIA Representative
(202) 372-1224
Vacant

Administrative Assistant

(202) 372-0000
Name Title/Responsibilities Telephone Number
CDR Stefanie Hodgdon Chief, Domestic Compliance Division
  • Appeals
  • Policy Letter Tracking
  • Workload Assignment & Prioritization
  • Marine Casualty Recommendation Tracking
  • Liaison to AutoPoCo
(202) 372-1219
LCDR Michael Metz Deputy, Domestic Compliance Division
  • Flag State Detention Review
  • Super Yachts
  • 3rd Party Course Management
  • Autonomous Vessels/AutoPoCo
  • Alternative Fuels
(202) 372-1236
Offshore Team
  • Liaison to D8 OCS OCMI
  • MODUs, FOF, and other installations
  • OSV Policy Oversight
  • Wind Energy
  • Oil Spill Recovery Vessels (OSRVs)
  • NOSAC POC
  • Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Liaison
  • Citizenship Determinations on Outer Continental Shelf/OSCLA and dive issues (Mr. Kent)

LCDR Brown-(202) 372-1220

LCDR Carter- (202) 372-1135

Mr. Kent-(202) 372-2292

Towing Vessel and Barge Team
  • Dry Dock Extentions
  • Underwater Examinations in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILDS) Domestic Vessels
  • UPV Program
  • Research Vessel
  • Merchant Marine Industry Training (MMIT) Program Manager (LT Reid)
  • National Towing Vessel Program Manager (Mrs. Hnatow)
  • Liaison to AWO & TSAC (Mrs.Hnatow)
  • TOPOCO (Mrs.Hnatow)

LT Reid-(202)372-1387

Mrs.Hnatow-(202) 372-1216

Passenger Vessel Safety Team
  • FCC Issues
  • SPV Risk-Based Program
  • Liaison to PVA & WISA
  • NACO POC
  • Pontoon Vessels
  • Casino Vessels
  • Attraction Vessels/PMC
  • T-Boat Plan Review Policy
  • High Speed Craft
  • Passenger carrying submersibles
  • Sail Rigging
  • Parasailing
  • Wood/ Fiberglass Vessels

LCDR Reed-(202) 372-1272

LCDR Jonathan Duffett- (202) 372-1221

 
Name Title/Responsibilities Telephone Number
Mr. Ken Hettler Chief, Port State Control Division

  • PSC Detention Validation Oversight

  • PSC Appeal Determinations

  • CVC-2 Policy Guidance Development

  • Training and Qualification Oversight

  • U.S. Delegate to Nine PSC MOUs

  • QUALSHIP 21 & E-Zero Oversight

  • Vessel Banning Verification
(202) 372-1240
Mr. Chris Gagnon Flag State and Class Society Liaison

  • PSC Annual Report

  • Canadian Liaison - Transport Canada

  • EQUASIS

  • ILO 147 Issues

  • IMO Issues

  • International Outreach Coordinator

  • III Subcommittee U.S. Delegation Member

  • U.S. Delegate to Nine PSC MOUs

  • PSC Appeals Tracker

  • PSC Detention Review Board Member

  • CG-CVC's coordinator/liaison for all regional MOU's

  • CVC-2 Cyber policy lead
(202) 372-1231
LCDR Theodora Guadren Port State Control Program Manager & Foreign Vessel Security Program Manager

  • PSC Detention Review Board Member 

  • CVC-2 Policy Guidance Development

  • PSC Appeals Program Manager

  • PSC Appeals Tracker

  • Vessel Banning/Denial of entry

  • MOTR Annex I Back up

  • PSC Data Management and Analysis
(202) 372-1218
LCDR Brent Mellen Port State Control Training Program Manager
 
  • PSC Targeting Policy Development & Guidance

  • PSC Appeals

  • Course Manager for PSC, FPVE. GCI and TVI

  • Program Oversight of Training Curriculum, TTP and PQS

  • Program rep for MST Rating Training Advisory Committee(RTAC)

  • Program rep for CGIS Environmental Crimes training

  • Foreign Vessel Course Waivers

  • Environmental Crimes

  • PSC Detention Review Board Member
(202) 372-1181
LCDR Lucas Elder Port State Control Program Manager

  • CVC-2 Policy Guidance Development

  • PSC Appeals

  • QUALSHIP 21 / E-Zero Program Manager

  • Large Fleet Program Manager

  • PSC Detention Review Board Member

  • MOTR Annex I lead

  • Ballast Water policy/interagency lead
(202) 372-1232
LT Matthew Zanella Port State Control Program Manager
 
  • CVC-2 Policy Guidance Development

  • PSC Appeals

  • Ballast Water Management back up

  • MARPOL/Environmental Compliance back up Management

  • PSC Detention Review Board Member

  • Vessel Cybersecurity

  • Course manager for PSC, FPVE, GCI and TVI, back up

  • Foreign vessel course waivers, back up

  • Program oversight of training curriculum, TTP and PQS, back up

  • Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) OCS, Offshore PSC Inspectors
(202) 372-2268
Mr. Ken Hettler Technical Advisor, General Engineer

  • PSC Detention Review Board Lead

  • Foreign Passenger Vessel/Cruise Ships Policy Lead

  • Policy Guidance and Regulatory Development

  • Technical Issues

  • Ballast Water Management

  • VGP/VIDA

  • MARPOL

  • Alternate U.S. Delegate to Nine PSC MOUs

  • MARPOL policy issue lead
(202) 372-1240
Mr. Russell Amacher Environmental Compliance Manager
 
  • MARPOL Annexes

  • Ballast Water compliance policy

  • VGP/VIDA compliance policy

  • Dual Fuels and Air emission policy

  • PSC Detention Review Board Member

  • EPA Liaison
(202) 372-1442
Ms. Makeda Talley Qualship 21 Administrator (202) 372-1587
Ms. Margaret Workman Workflow Management (202) 372-1238
Mr. William Detty Webmaster & Database developer (202) 372-1228
Name Title Telephone Number
Mr. Joseph Myers Chief (202) 372-1247
Mr. Angel Calderon Staff (202) 202-1247
Mr. Jonathan Wendland Staff (202) 372-1245

 

 
Name Title/Responsibilities Telephone Number
CDR Michael Hjerstedt Chief, Flag State Control Division

  • Attend DOC audits
  • Maintain policy and guidance for ROs
  • Conduct Vertical Contract Audits (VCAs)
  • Review and respond to Taskers through the task management system
  • Respond to internal data/information requests
(202) 372-1215
Mr. John Hannon Director, Military Sealift Vessel Inspection Policy and Program Manager

  • IMO outreach/ position papers
  • IACS Advisory Committee
  • MOAs, MOUs, and MOCs
  • Public Vessels – Evaluate appeals/maintain records
  • American Bureau of Shipping Liaison
  • Bureau Veritas Liaison
(202) 372-1222
LCDR Brian Hall Administration Team Lead
  • Approved Equipment Failures
  • CID Notes
  • SMC/DOC
  • Appeals
  • Flag State Control Inbox Reviewer
(202) 372-1362
Mr. David McCusker
  • ACP
  • Emerging Issues
  • IQARB Technical Committee
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Single Supplement
  • LR & IRS Liaison
(202) 372-1017
Mr. Darren Drury
  • US Registry
  • MSP & MSP Select
  • EEXI/CII
  • UWILD Enrollments
  • Certificate Questions
  • BV & RINA Liaison
(202) 795-6790
LCDR Chris Mercurio
  • UWILD NVIC Updates
  • Drydock & Loadline Extensions
  • SOLAS Exemptions
  • Flag State Annual Report
  • Class Authorizations & Agreements
  • ABS Liaison
(202) 372-2096
LCDR Amy Gayman
  • TSMS Manager
  • SIP/TBSIP Manager
  • RO Summit
  • Manning
  • DNV Liaison
(202) 372-1251
LT Jason Ortiz
  • CVC MMS Coordinator
  • GSIS Coordinator
  • MLC Letters
  • PR-17's
  • US Flag PSC Detentions
  • Class NK & ABS Liaison
(202) 372-1182
LCDR Bryana Nicholas Third Party Oversight Team Lead
  • Domestic Travel Approver
  • Flag State Control Inbox Reviewer
(202) 372-1393
Mr. Gary Strebe
  • MSO Activity Oversight
  • Fleet Risk Assessment
  • Flag State Control Annual Report
  • IMO
  • KPIs Data
(202) 372-1182
Mr. John Quandt
  • Audits
  • Audit Schedules
(202) 372-1128
LCDR Jennifer Sheehy
  • Audits
  • Quality Cases
  • Vertical Contract Audits
(202) 372-1363
CDR Rebecca Walthour Liaison to Military Sealift Command (757) 341-5434