Coleman named acting deputy forest supervisor

Myah Coleman

The USDA Forest Service announced the appointment of Myah Coleman as the acting Allegheny National Forest Deputy Forest Supervisor. Coleman has served as the Congressional Relations Specialist within the Forest Service’s Eastern Region Office of Public and Government Relations since January 2023.

Before joining the Forest Service, Coleman served as an appropriations liaison for the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a senior legislative affairs specialist for the Transportation Security Administration, a special assistant for the Department of Health and Human Services, and as a legislative advisor for a member of the House of Representatives.

Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Frostburg State University of Maryland and a Master of Public Administration with a focus on public policy from Bowie State University of Maryland.

“I am pleased to have Myah join me in leading the Allegheny National Forest. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to the position that will enhance our ability to serve the public and sustain the forest for present and future generations,” said Acting Forest Supervisor Robert Heiar.

The Allegheny National Forest Deputy Supervisor assists the Forest Supervisor with providing leadership and management oversight for personnel and administrative functions for over 150 Forest Service employees on a 514,000-acre forest.


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