Contact the Division of Reclamation

For inquiries about coal mining and land restoration in Indiana these points of contact will take you directly to a specific program area:

Active mining and reclamation, or permit applications under review. These activities are under authority of, and enforced by current State and federal laws enacted under the federal Surface Mining and Control Act of 1977 (SMCRA): (812) 665-2207 or Toll Free when calling inside the State of Indiana 1-800-772-6463.

Historical mining activity, and sites mined but abandoned without complete restoration. These sites typically were affected prior to the adoption of current laws and standards for reclamation. They might include open mine shafts, coal refuse piles, abandoned structures and equipment and additional mine related features or impacts:

Construction operators, private contractors or consultants interested project information may click here for posted current and upcoming projects, standard specifications, and project bid results. If you have questions or wish to provide additional information you may contact construction supervisors here:

The Division of Reclamation has always considered public participation and communication exchange as vital to our mission. Our commitment is a response to any inquiry within three working days.

Jasonville Office
14619 West State Road 48
Jasonville, IN 47438
Phone: (812) 665-2207
Toll free (within Indiana): 800-772-6463
Fax: (812) 665-5041
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Name Title Phone Email
Steve Weinzapfel Director, Division of Reclamation
Vanessa Phillips Administrative Assistant ext 4078
Cyndi Husband Purchasing Administrator ext 4094
Technical Services
Pete Sartoris Assistant Director,
Technical Services/Inspection & Enforcement
ext 4073
Colleen Baughman Permit Coordinator/AVS Coordinator ext 4069
Teri Maddox Secretary ext 4079
Ron Pearson Hydrogeologist ext 4087
Todd Huff Hydrogeologist ext 4085
Jayne Peltier Water Quality Specialist ext 4038
Alan Kern Mining Engineer ext 4062
Tim Wright Archaeologist ext 4092
Kelsey Pearman Wildlife Biologist ext 4089
Inspection and Enforcement
Kevin Geier Field Supervisor ext 4060
Shasta Keller Secretary ext 4047
John Voigt Mine Inspector ext 4065
Brad Loveless Mine Inspector
Clay Dayson Mine Inspector
Jeanne Lorenzo Mine Inspector
Keith Swihart Mine Inspector
Jamie Brown Mine Inspector ext 4058
Support Services
Brock Mayes Assistant Director, Support Services ext 4072
Jerry Heltsley Program Coordinator                       ph: 317.234.8735
Shanda Messmer Secretary/Records ext 4091
Patty Beard Program Assistant ext 4039
Kim Loveless Bond Recorder ext 4082
Todd Sellers Bond Coordinator ext 4081
Chris Carver GIS Specialist ext 4090
Phyllis Hart Blasting Specialist ext 4051
Restoration - Abandoned Mine Lands (AML)
Marvin Ellis Director, Abandoned Mine Lands ext 4034
Gayla Reedy Secretary ext 4011
Mark Stacy Technical Mgmnt Supervisor/Environmental Specialist ext 4016
Peter Burch Water Quality Specialist ext 4010
Jill Flachskam GIS Inventory Specialist ext 4015
Andy Ripley Site Investigator ext 4013
Kim Tibbett Financial Officer ext 4018
Chris Hostetler Chief Engineer/Engineering Supervisor ext 4029
Mark Bredehoft Hydraulic Engineer ext 4027
Shawn Clifford Hydraulic Engineer ext 4028
Willard Eley Field Data Specialist ext 4014
Randy Tabler Survey Project Manager ext 4030
Kit Turpin Project Manager Supervisor ext 4033
Bob Jones Project Manager/Realty Coordinator ext 4035
Nick Lorenzo Project Manager/Emergency Coordinator ext 4012
Jay Akes Project Manager ext 4031
Indianapolis Administrative Office
402 W. Washington Street, RM W291
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Fax: (317) 232-1550
Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m
Name Title Phone Email
Jack McGriffin Assistant Director, Operations (317) 232-1551
Michelle Baker Grants Coordinator (317) 232-1556