OASCR Leadership and Organization

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) provides overall leadership, coordination, and direction for USDA's civil rights programs, including matters related to program delivery, compliance and equal employment opportunity. Meet the leadership staff that is at the forefront of these activities…

Leadership

TED GUTMAN

Theodore Gutman

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Theodore (Ted) H. Gutman is a civil rights advocate and professional with more than 24 years’ experience in the public and private sectors.   As the National Civil Rights Director for USDA’s Forest Service, Ted led a visionary program inspiring everyone to belong,   More...

Lorena Orozco McElwain

Lorena Orozco McElwain

Chief of Staff, USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Ms. Lorena McElwain serves as Chief of Staff in the USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.  In this capacity, Ms. McElwain provides leadership and oversight, More...

Winona Lake Scott

Winona Lake Scott

Associate Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Winona Lake Scott began her tenure as Associate Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in December 28, 2013. More...