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Air Force
Air Force Office of Public Affairs
Community Public Outreach
Philip Strub
Director, Entertainment Media
10880 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1240
Los Angeles CA 90024-4113

Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs Engagement Division
1690 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330
703.695.9664 or 703.695.0640

Air Traffic Control Headquarters
U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration
Air Traffic Control
Office of Public Affairs
800 Independence Avenue, SW Room 908
Washington, DC 20591

Air Traffic Control
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
Air Traffic Control
Office of Public Affairs
1 Aviation Plaza, Room 542
Jamaica, NY 11434-4809

Eastern Region:
Public Affairs Contacts: Arlene Salac or Jim Peters
Phone: 718.553.3015

U.S. Army Public Affairs
Media Relations Division
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
1500 Army Pentagon, Room 1E475
Washington, DC 20310-1500

Media contacts:
News Media 703.695.2000
Media Queries:
703.697.7550 or 703.693.4987 Army operations, intelligence, and logistics
703.697.7592 or 703.697.5344 Army weapons, environment, and technology
703.693.5084 or 703.693.5662 Army personnel and human resources
703.692.1543 Army Leadership Planning Support and Photography

Board of Education New York City
Office of Communications & Media Relations
52 Chambers Street, Room 314
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212.374.5141
Fax: 212.374.5584

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Janice L. Kemp
Public Affairs Specialist
99 New York Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20226
(202) 648-7953, Direct

Joseph G. Green
Supervisory Special Agent
Public Information Office/Team Lead

Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard
District 1 South Public Affairs Det. New York
1 South Street, Battery Park Bldg. Rm. 206
New York, NY 10004

Drug Enforcement Administration
DEA Office of Training
P.O. Box 1475
Quantico, Virginia 22124-1475
Media Contact: DEA Headquarters Public Affairs
Nancy Dean (confirm)
Public Information Officer: 703.632.5226

Department of Defense
Office of Public Affairs (Army Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps) Philip Strub
Director, Entertainment Media
10880 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1240
Los Angeles, CA 90024-4113

Department of Defense
Department of Defense Acronyms and Dictionary of Military Terms
A listing of frequently used DoD acronyms.
A ready, searchable reference to joint military acronyms and abbreviations is available online. The DOD Dictionary of Military Terms is a fully searchable site on the web at
To access both go to

FBI Headquarters
Betsy Glick
Office of Public Affairs
Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit

Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA Headquarters
500 C St., SW Washington, DC 20472
FEMA Office of External Affairs, 202.646.4600
FEMA Newsdesk, 202.646.3272

FEMA Region II  Regional
26 Federal Plaza, Suite 1337
New York, NY 10278-0002
External Affairs Information Desk: 212.680.8516
Email contact:

Fire Department -NYC
James Long
Public Affairs Director – Press Office

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of Multimedia

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Brandon A. Montgomery
ICE Entertainment & Multimedia Office of Public Affairs Washington, DC

Marine Corps
Director of Public Affairs Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps PAC, Room 4A532
3000 Marine Corps, Pentagon
Washington, DC 20380-1775
703.614.1492 or 703.614-4309

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
Julie Menin, Commissioner
Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1697 Broadway, 6th floor
New York, NY
212.489.6710 main
212.307.6237 fax
Send an email: Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment is comprised of two divisions: the Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting, and NYC Media. The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting serves as a one-stop shop for the entertainment industry and promotes New York City as a thriving center of creativity, issuing permits for productions filming on public property, and facilitating production throughout the five boroughs. NYC Media is the City’s official broadcast network and media production group, with programming that informs, educates, and entertains New Yorkers about the City’s diverse people, neighborhoods, services, attractions, and activities.

Medical  Examiner’s  Office
NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Director of Public Affairs
212.447.2030, Ext. 5

Department of the Navy
Office of Information (film support)

Office of Emergency Management, NYC
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Press office: 718.422.4888

Police Department
NYPD Midtown North Precinct
Officer Joe Dunne
Community Outreach Officer/Patrol Officer
212.767.8400, select ‘0’
Availability: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:00am to 3:30pm.

Deputy Commissioner, Public Information
One Police Plaza Room 1320
New York, NY 10038
Attn: DCPI

NYPD Public Information
For Inquiries on various subjects including bias crimes and gambling by email only to

Public Advocate – NYC
New York City Public Advocate
1 Centre Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Veterans Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20420
Media Relations


Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association Screenwriter Initiative
Mary-Ann Neri

The American Board of Anesthesiology
Maria Moffa Graham, MS, JD Director, Credentialing Services

American Medical Association
Media Inquiries
Link to email questions:

American Society of Anesthesiologists
ASA Communications Office

Isaura Nuñez
Communications Coordinator

National Cancer Institute
NCI Office of Communications and Education
Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
Media Inquires: 404.639.3286
General:  800.232.4636

Mobil CPR Training Unit

Juvenile Diabetes
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Michael Cook
Media Relations
26 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

American Diabetes Association Stephanie A. Dunbar, MPH, RD Director, Nutrition and Clinical Affairs
1701 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA  22311
703.549.1500, ext. 1692
Fax:  703.549.1715

Christine Feheley
Managing Director of Communications

Disabilities Network of NYC
c/o Fund for the City of New York
Lawrence Carter-Long
Executive Director
121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
212.925.6675 ext. 293

Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785
Kimberli Meadows
Senior Director
Media and Public Outreach

Genetic Counseling
National Society of Genetic Counselors
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Global Media Center for Social Impact
GMI works to unleash the transformative potential of storytelling by supporting writers in their efforts to create the most captivating and realistic stories possible on issues of social value. We provide the entertainment industry with free, on-demand access to leading experts and cutting-edge resources on topics such as health, immigration, racial justice, America’s prison crisis, the environment, LGBT/gender equality, learning and attention issues, youth sexuality, reproductive health and rights and more. From script reviews and writers’ room consultations to off-site visits and special events, GMI facilitates experiences for industry professionals that inspire them to create stories that entertain, engage, and empower viewers to make change on issues that matter to them.

Hollywood, Health & Society
USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
Mission is to provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information for health storylines.
Kate Langrall Folb
Senior Project Manager
8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650|
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 323.782.3321

Hollywood Health and Society
Global Climate Change Initiative
Roberta Cruger
Program Specialist
Norman Lear Center
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Twitter: @HollwdHealth
Facebook: HollywoodHealth

Lighthouse International
(Blindness and Low Vision)
111 E. 59th St
New York NY 10022-1202
Director of Communications
Leslie Gottlieb

National Athletic Trainers’ Association
PR Manager
Ellen Satlof
214.637.6282 ext. 159

Mayo Clinic
Medical Information
Public Affairs Manager
Karl Oestreich

Public Affairs
Lynn C. Closway

Websites by category: Diseases and Conditions
Medical Research and Physician Education Programs
Treatment Approaches

Organ Donors
United Network for Organ Sharing
Marcia Manning
Director of Community Affairs
Post Office Box 248
Richmond, VA 23218
News Bureau 804.782.4730

Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Kristina Goel
Manager, Public and Media Relations

Planned Parenthood
Office of Arts and Entertainment Engagement
Caren Spruch

Wheels of Progress
 …Turning Lives Around
George Gallego
Founder & CEO
1325 Fifth Ave. Suite 4B New York, NY 10029
Mission: to create affordable, accessible, supportive housing and transformative environments for people with physical disabilities.


Chakrasambara Buddhist Center
322 Eighth Ave, Suite 502
New York, NY 10001

American Baptist Association=
4605 N. State Line Avenue
Texarkana, TX 75503

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Baptist World Center Headquarters
1700 Baptist World Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: 615.228.6292
Toll Free: 866.531.3054

Southern Baptist Convention
Link to email inquiry

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Media Relations
Office of Communications
212.371.1011 Ext. 2990

United Church of Christ
National Office
700 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115
The Rev. J. Bennett Guess
Director of Communication
Phone: 216.736.2173
Fax: 216.736.2223

Media Contact (USA)
Allison Doty 617.283.1644

Media Contact (International)
Tony Lobl

Committee on Publication Manager of the Committee Phil Davis

Episcopal Church Center
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212.716.6136, 6137; 800.334.7626, ext. 6136, ext. 6137
Reference Links
Research & Statistics

National Association of Evangelicals
PO Box 23269
Washington, DC 20026
Phone: 202.789.1011

United Methodist Communications
Office of Public Information
810 12th Avenue S. Nashville, TN 37203
Media contact:
Ben Rhodes

ByFaith Magazine
The Web Magazine of the
Presbyterian Church in America Richard Doster



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Public Affairs
Ahmad Corbitt

Pentecostal Tabernacle International
18415 NW 7th Ave. Miami, FL 33169

Arsha Bodha Center
84 Cortelyous Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
Beit Devora
101 Greenwood Ave. Suite 430
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Communications Associate
Victoria Cangelosi
215.885.5601 ext. 28

Orthodox Union
11 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Director of Communications and Marketing
David Olivestone

Stephen Steiner
Director of Public Relations

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
820 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017-4504
Telephone: 212.533.7800

Union for Reform Judaism
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6778

Marketing and Outreach Specialist
Rabbi Victor Appell

Baha’i National Center
1233 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Media Contacts
Glen Fullmer or Ellen Price

Media Inquiries (National and International Affairs)
For questions on persecution of Baha’is in Iran or other Muslim countries,
Baha’i involvement at the U.N., in promotion of human rights, advancement of women, sustainable development, religious freedom and other public policy issues.

Ariel Olson Surowidjojo

Collections & Stories of American Muslims
Amir Muhammad
2524 Elvans Road, SE Washington, DC 20020

MOST Resource
Production Department
USC School of Cinematic Arts,
Steven Spielberg Building
Los Angeles, CA 90089

As Muslim themes and characters appear more often in television and film, writers and producers face a complex challenge: presenting multidimensional characters and stories that transcend stereotypes. MOST offers a resource service — fast facts, polls, research, experts—about Islam and the Muslim world.

Unity Productions Foundation (UPF)
P.O. Box 650458
Potomac Falls, VA 20165-0458
Fax 703.738.7044
The mission of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) is to create peace through the media. A nonprofit organization founded in 1999, UPF produces documentary films for both television, broadcast, online viewing, and theatrical release, and implements long-term educational campaigns aimed at increasing understanding between people of different faiths and cultures, especially between Muslims and other faiths.

Church of Scientology International
6331 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6329
Public Relations Director
Ms. Karin Pouw
VP for Cultural Affairs
Edward Parkin

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Janet Hayes
Public Relations Director\

John Hurley
Director of Communications
jhurley @

Christian Media

Religious Tolerance

Religious Facts


Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
1560 Broadway, Suite 709
New York, NY 10036

Disability Advocate
Christine Bruno

Disability Associate / Programming Associate
David Harrell

Twitter: @InclusionArts

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts is the nation’s leading advocate for full diversity as a key to the vitality and dynamism of American theatre, film, and television. We promote authentic dialogue about race, culture, and disability that embraces the complexity of underlying social and historical issues and advocate for full inclusion of artists of color and performers with disabilities at all levels of production in theatre, film, television, and related media. Our work also extends to audiences, particularly those belonging to underserved and historically excluded communities. Principal programs include the Advocacy, Consulting and Information Program; the Disability/Accessibility Initiative, and the National Diversity Forum.  Through these activities, Inclusion in the Arts has become the primary catalyst for and facilitator of increased diversity and inclusion on a national level.

Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA
160 Haines Hall
Box 951545
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1545

The Bunche Center was established as an Organized Research Unit (ORU), with the mission to develop and strengthen African American Studies through five primary organizational branches: research, academic programs, library and media center, special projects, and publications.

The Bunche Center was established in 1972 to promote the development of ethnic studies at UCLA by providing a structure for coordination of the four ethnic studies centers on campus (Bunche Center, Chicano Studies Research Center, Asian American Studies Center, and American Indian Studies Center). Through each center, the IAC awards annual pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships and faculty and student research grants.

Ghetto Film School
Educates, develops and celebrates the next generation of great American storytellers.
In Partnership With Untitled-1

Global Media Center for Social Impact
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
621 Charles E. Young Drive South
2214 LSB
Los Angeles, CA 90095

GMI works to unleash the transformative potential of storytelling by supporting writers in their efforts to create the most captivating and realistic stories possible on issues of social value. We provide the entertainment industry with free, on-demand access to leading experts and cutting-edge resources on topics such as health, immigration, racial justice, America’s prison crisis, the environment, LGBT/gender equality, learning and attention issues, youth sexuality, reproductive health and rights and more. From script reviews and writers’ room consultations to off-site visits and special events, GMI facilitates experiences for industry professionals that inspire them to create stories that entertain, engage, and empower viewers to make change on issues that matter to them.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Issues
St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church
100 N. Oxford St.
St. Paul, MN 55104-6540
Pastor Anita Hill and Pastor Keith Olstad
Phone: 651.224.3371
Web site:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Commission for Multicultural Ministries
8765 W. Higgins Rd. Chicago, IL 60631-4185
Shenandoah Gale

Director for Anti-Racism Commitment
Phone: 773.380.28362
800.638.3522 x 2862

Women in the Arts & Media, Inc. (WAM) Shellen Lubin, Co-President
Leslie Shreve, Co-President
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2932
New York, NY 10010


American Museum of Natural History
Department of Communications Associate Director of Media Relations
Sallie Y. Slate
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

City Hall Library
Supervising Librarian Christine Bruzzese,
31 Chambers Street, Room 112
New York, NY 10007
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, Friday: 10 AM to 12 PM
call 311 or 212.63.9675 (outside of New York)

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040

Press Inquiries

El Museo del Barrio
Communications Officer Inés Aslan

The Jewish Museum
Anne Scher
Director of Communications
1109 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10128

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
97 Orchid Street
New York, NY
Press: 212.431.0233 Ext. 235

Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
Press Inquiries

The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
The New York Public Library
Press Inquiries

New York Public Library
The Digital Library
to unique and rare materials from the
New York Public Library

Library for the Performing Arts
New York Public Library
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-7498

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum
Betsy Ennis
Director, Media and Public Relations
345 Hudson Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10014-4502

The Morgan Library & Museum
Communications and Marketing department

Museum for African Art
3601 43rd Ave, Fl 3
Long Island City

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Collections & Research Center:
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Department of Communications

Museum of the Moving Image
Carl Goodman
Executive Director
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368-2950
Media Relations
718.699.0005 ext. 323 or ext. 342.

The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Public Affairs & Programs
Carrie Oman

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Press Office


Emilie Lorditch
Inside Science Television News and Media Services American Institute of Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3843 phone: 301.209.3029
Fax: 301.209.0846

Nature Conservancy
Scott Anderson
Associate Director, Media Relations


American Civil Liberties Union
Briana Ryan
Media Relations Liaison
125 Broad St.,
New York, NY 10004