Regulatory Ombud Subcommittee


Use IssueNet: Get Liaison Help to contact your Regulatory Ombud for assistance with specific immigration cases at USCIS Service Centers.

Before submitting your request through IssueNet:

  1. Look for answers in the NAFSA Adviser's Manual
  2. Follow the steps in Immigration Resources for International Student and Scholar Advisers
  3. NAFSA members may contact leaders through the online membership directory

2019 Regbuds

Region I (AK, ID, OR, WA)
Joshua Davis (Student Issues)
Portland State University

David Brandt (Scholar Issues)
Portland State University

Region II (AZ, CO, KS, MT, NE, NM, UT, WY)
Stacey Coulthard (Student Issues)
The University of Arizona
Courtney Luque Jacobson (Scholar Issues)
Northern Arizona University

Region III (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Claudia Sotomayor Hart (Student Issues)
Southern Methodist University

Maral Khaghani (Scholar Issues)
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Region IV (IA, MN, MO, ND, SD)
Sara Johnson (Student Issues)
North Dakota State University

Becky Zama (Scholar Issues)
Iowa State University

Region V (IL, MI, WI)
John Prescott (Student Issues)
University of Michigan

Bob White (Scholar Issues)
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, LTD

Region VI (IN, KY, OH)
Darrin Eaton (Student Issues)
Indiana University-Bloomington

Marcus Hammack (Scholar Issues)
Purdue University

Region VII (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Bryony Higgins (Student Issues)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Drew Webster (Scholar Issues)
Georgia State University

Region VIII (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
Michelle Massey (Student Issues)
University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Gina Dreyer (Scholar Issues)
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Region X (NJ, NY)
Claire Rehbock (Student Issues)
Columbia University

Colleen Weiss (Scholar Issues)
Columbia University

Region XI (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Shannon Gerber (Student Issues)
University of Massachusetts-Boston

Amanda Doran (Scholar Issues)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Region XII (CA, HI, NV)
Nusha Shishegar (Student Issues)
Keck Graduate Institute

Matthew Loehrer (Scholar Issues)
University of California-San Francisco
Subcommittee Chair
Regina George
University of South Alabama