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Crime and Law
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Agency/Department Contact
U.S. Air Force (310) 235-7511
Air Force Office of Public Affairs  
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Ginger Colbrun
(818) 265-2500
U.S. Coast Guard (310) 235-7817
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Anne Sittmann
CBP Public Affairs
(202) 325-24905
Main: (619) 216-4182
Diplomatic Security Service Angela French
Television, Motion Picture and Book Liaison
DSS Headquarters, U.S. Department of State
Office of Public Affairs
(571) 345-2507
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Office of Public Affairs (DC Headquarters)
(202) 324-5348
Department of Homeland Security
ICE/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Secret Service
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
L.A. County Office of Education Public Affairs/Communications
(562) 922-6360
U.S. Navy Public Affairs
(310) 235-7481
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Public Affairs (310) 268-3340
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Foreign Policy and Counter Terrorism Global Outreach
Rainy Young
Director of the Office of Public Affairs

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Expertise Contact
Criminal Defense James Blatt
(310) 385-8066

Dmitry Gorin
Criminal Defense – Federal Robert M. Helfend
(310) 456-3317
Criminal Investigation & Police Procedure Detective Adam Richardson
Cyber Crime & Terrorism Nicholas Wooldridge, Esq.
LV Criminal Defense
(702) 623-6362
FBI Investigations
Homicide Cases
Financial Crimes
Illegal Gambling Rings
Ryan Blanch
(212) 736-3900
Insurance Fraud/White Collar Crime Aaron Spolin
Spolin Law Firm
(310) 424-5816
Law Enforcement
(Fraud Schemes, Undercover Investigations, etc.)
John Auvinen
(707) 453-0178
Medical Law Melissa Neiman, M.D., J.D. Board Certified Neurosurgeon
(832) 289-9610
Personal Injury Inna Demin
Personal Injury/Elder Law Jason Neufeld
(800) 379-8326

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Expertise Contact
African American & Black Issues, Criminal Justice Kristen Marston
Color of Change Hollywood
Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director
Chinese Culture Samuel Chong
(626) 487-8909
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Maria Monte de Rey
California Association of the Deaf (CAD) LA
(818) 356-8215  
Disabilities (Disabled Writers) David Radcliff
Chair, WGAW Disabled Writers Committee
Communications Department
(323) 933-2240
Parents, Families and Friends
of Lesbians and Gays
(202) 467-8180
fax: (202) 467-8194
Social Impact Topics
(immigration, racial justice, prison reform, LGBT/gender equality, disability, climate change, social and health policy)
UCLA Global Media Center for Social Impact in the Fielding School of Public Health
(310) 794-4616
Social Justice Storyline Partners

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Expertise Contact
Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Association
(312) 335-4078
Cancer National Cancer Institute (NCI)
(301) 496-6641
DNA and Genetics Debra Robertson, Ph.D.
(858) 792-8019
Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and General Medical/Health Care Topics Michelle Shuffett, MD
(310) 995-6075
Homebirth Laura Shanley
(303) 521-5848
Lymphoma Peggy Ann Torney
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Director of Communications/Public Relations
(212) 349-2910
(310) 204-7040
Medical Experts, Malpractice, Criminal and Civil Cases Jane R. Leavy
(954) 346-6591
Neuroscience Patrick Chen, Ph.D
(949) 233-8691
Neurosurgery Melissa Neiman, M.D., J.D. Board Certified Neurosurgeon
(832) 289-9610
Organ Donation and Transplantation Tenaya Wallace
Donate Life Hollywood (DLH)
(310) 359-3631
Organ Tissue Donation and Transplantation Elizabeth Flynn
(310) 770-3842
Pediatrics, Primary Care and Minority Populations Health April Khadijah Inniss, MD, MSc
(857) 971-0915
Public Health Topics Hollywood, Health & Society at the
USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
(323) 782-3311

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Expertise Contact
Addiction and Recovery SMART Recovery
Tom Horvath, Ph.D.
(858) 546-1100 x222
Bipolar Disorder (415) 281-3100
Media Education, Parenting, Mental Health Common Sense Media
(310) 689-7535
Psychiatry/Forensic Dr. Blinder
(415) 453-8920
Psychology (Mental Health Disorders, Personality, and Psychologists/Therapists) Allison Otto, PsyD
The Media Watch Committee
Society for Media Psychology and Technology
American Psychological Association
(610) 513-2118

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Expertise Contact
Catholicism Paulist Productions
(310) 454-0688
Judaism (Orthodox Judaism, Hasidic Judaism, Jewish culture or ritual) Allison Josephs
JITC Hollywood Bureau
(201) 613-2070
Mormonism Matt Ball
LDS Church Public Affairs, West Coast
(310) 475-7018
(800) 533-2444
(818) 388-9273
Muslims and Islam Sue Obeidi
Muslim Public Affairs Council's Hollywood Bureau
(323) 258-6722
Muslims and Islam Imran Anwar
(646) 50-IMRAN or (646) 504-6726
Theological Accuracy Paul Viggiano

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Expertise Contact
Animals & Production Amer. Humane Assoc. Film & TV Unit
“No Animals Were Harmed”
(818) 501-0123
Archaeology (310) 206-8934
Computers (505) 913-9050
Corporate Finance (Finance, Securities, Hedge Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital) Frank Hajdu
(917) 287-9035
Croquet (503) 838-5697
Gun Safety/Accurate Portrayals of Gun Violence Noelle Howey
Director Of Cultural Engagement,
Literacy (916) 324-7358
Science and Technology The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences
(844) NEED-SCI
Search & Rescue Alice Stanley
(540) 582-5708
U.S. Navy & State Department Leonard Hennessy
(360) 840-8021
World War I (U.S.) Dan Dayton
U.S. World War I Centennial Commission
(202) 380-0725

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