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

Devon Westhill, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Devon Westhill

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

In March 2020, President Donald J. Trump appointed Devon Westhill to be Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). More...

USDA Press Release on the appointment of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Devon Westhill

TED GUTMAN

Theodore Gutman

Acting Chief of Staff

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...

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...