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Volunteer Identification Consultants


This is a free service offered by NAMA. Listed below are telephone numbers of persons who have volunteered to assist in the identification of mushrooms in poisoning cases. Please contact them only when poisoning is involved or suspected. Contact through a local poison center is recommended.
You may also contact the NAMA Toxicology Committee, c/o Dr. Michael W. Beug, beugm@evergreen.edu or optional contact, Marilyn Shaw, MariHShaw@aol.com, 303-377-1278.

Please send the Poison Case Registry a report by email or postal mail.
For non-emergency identification, contact a nearby mushroom club, nature center, museum or the botany department in a local college or university.

Note: phone numbers are either home, office or cell; for email addresses, substitute @ for space [at] space.


To find an identifier in your area, click on the abbreviation of your state or province below:

By State: AK AR CA CO CT DC FL HI ID IL IO KS ME MI MN
MO MT NH NJ NY NC OH OR PA SC TN TX UT VA VT WA WV


By Province: British Columbia | Quebec | Newfoundland


ALASKA

Anchorage

Diane Plenninger
907-278-6000 (h)
plen [at] gci.net

Christine Maack
907-278-4265 (c)
cmaack [at] gci.net

Eagle River

Blanche/James Tinius
907-694-1634 (h)
tinius [at] mtaonline.net
btinius [at] mtaonline.net

Fairbanks

Gary A. Laursen
907-474-6295 (w)
galaursen [at] alaska.edu

Girdwood

Kate Mohatt
907-754-2348 (w), 907-783-0146 (h), 907-230-6916 (c)
kmohatt [at] fs.fed.us

ARKANSAS

Jay Justice
501-837-5303 (c)
justice [at] aristotle.net

BRITISH COLUMBIA (CA)

Fraser Valley

Sharmin Gamiet
604-856-7572 (h)
sgamiet [at] shaw.ca

Kamloops

Gary Williams
250-376-3540 (h), 250-318-2951 (c)
mycos [at] shaw.ca

North Vancouver

Anne Leathem
604-988-9390 (h), 604-682-2344 (w)
anne [at] leathem.ca

Vancouver

Paul Kroeger
604-322-0074 (h)
kroeger.paul [at] gmail.com

CALIFORNIA

Aptos

Philip Carpenter
831-684-2074 (h)
philandmac [at] sbcglobal.net

Berkeley

Else Vellinga
510-525-1623 (h)
macrolepiota [at] comcast.net

Corte Madera

Robert West
415-924-4856 (h)

Daly City

Frederick Stevens
650-994-1374 (h)
fstev [at] sonic.net

Georgetown/El Dorado County/Sacramento Area

Michael Sampson
530-957-7112
mwsampson [at] sbcglobal.net

Mountain View

Douglas Smith
650-799-3146
douglas.smith.mvca [at] gmail.com

Oakland

Debbie Viess
510-430-9353 (h)
amanitarita [at] sbcglobal.net

Palo Alto

Joseph Mandell
650-493-3798 (h)
joman [at] sonic.net

San Francisco

Dennis Desjardin
415-338-2439 (w)
ded [at] sfsu.edu

San Leandro

Michael Wood
510-357-7696 (h)
mgwood [at] mykoweb.com

Santa Barbara County

Bob Cummings
805-969-3685 (h), 805-680-4752 (c)
cummings [at] sbcc.edu

Santa Rosa

Chris Kjeldsen
707-544-3091 (h), 707-664-2320 (w)
chris.kjeldsen [at] sonoma.edu
kjeldsen [at] sonic.net

Sebastopol

Darvin DeShazer
707-829-0596 (h)
muscaria [at] pacbell.net

Santa Cruz

Henry Young
831-426-1315 (h)
eitchpy [at] sbcglobal.net


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COLORADO

Aurora

Ed Lubow
303-680-7724
edlubow [at] gmail.com

Boulder

Vera Evenson
303-443-8968 (h), 720-865-3651 (w)
theevensons [at] earthlink.net or evensonv [at] botanicgardens.org

Colorado Springs

Athalie Barzee
719-634-4715 (h)

Frieda Davis
719-630-7140 (h)
geoh.davis [at] gmail.com

Dennis Craig
719-596-5676 (h), 719-337-1898 (c)
dennycraig [at] aol.com

Dan/Caren Lacy
719-636-2470 (h)

Denver

Linnea Gillman
303-935-2390 (h)
linnea101 [at] gmail.com

Marilyn Shaw
303-377-1278 (h)
MariHShaw [at] aol.com

Gunnison

James Worrall
970-642-4424 (h), 970-642-1166 (w)
jworrall [at] fs.fed.us

CONNECTICUT

Haddam

Bill Yule
203-824-3784 (h)
byule [at] ctrivermuseum.org, boletebill [at] yahoo.com

Trumbull

Terry Stoleson
203-268-3023 (h)
fungaloony [at] charter.net

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (WASHINGTON, DC)

DC Metropolitan Area

Jon Ellifritz
301-422-7517 ((h)
ellijon [at] earthlink.net

Martin Livezey
202-842-6195 (w), 301-897-4996 (h)
malivezey [at] gmail.com

FLORIDA

Gainesville

Matthew E. Smith
352-273-2837 (w)
Trufflesmith [at] ufl.edu

HAWAII

Hilo

Don Hemmes
808-935-6214 (h), 808-974-7383 (w)
hemmes [at] hawaii.edu

IDAHO

Boise

Robert Chehey
208-343-8018 (h)
cheheyr [at] gmail.com 

Genille Steiner
208-345-2515 (h)
gsteiner [at] sitestar.net

ILLINOIS

Chicago

Greg Mueller
312-493-1421 (h), 312-665-7840 (w)
gmueller [at] chicagobotanic.org

IOWA

Ames

Rosanne Healy
515-231-2562 (c)
healy089 [at] umn.edu

Grinnell

Kathryn Jacobson
641-269-4359
jacobsok [at] grinnell.edu

Iowa City

Dean Abel
319-354-3510 (h), 319-335-1396 (w)
dean-abel [at] uiowa.edu

Pella

Donald Huffman
515-628-1573 (h), 515-628-5203 (w)
huffmand [at] central.edu

KANSAS

Lawrence

Sherry Kay
785-842-1245 (h)
sherry.kay [at] gmail.com

Pomona

George M. Sayers
785-418-6359 (c)
mycolog [at] gmail.com

MAINE

Bowdoin

Michaeline Mulvey
207-737-8695 (h)
mjpmm955i [at] gwi.net

Cushing

Bill Bakaitis
(during summer)
845-677-3185 (h)
bakaitis [at] vh.net

Falmouth

Lawrence Leonard
207-781-2426 (h)
lleonar1 [at] maine.rr.com

Rockland

Greg Marley
207-596-0558 (h), 207-319-4556 (w)
innrneuf [at] midcoast.com or mushroom [at] midcoast.com

MARYLAND

Baltimore/Columbia

William Needham
410-884-9127
Needham82 [at] aol.com

Glenn Dale

Mitch Fournet
301-766-6788 (h)
planet4net [at] gmail.com

Hyattsville

Jon Ellifritz
301-422-7517 ((h)
ellijon [at] earthlink.net

Kensington

Martin Livezey
202-842-6195 (w), 301-897-4996 (h)
malivezey [at] gmail.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Falmouth

Nathan Wilson
508-563-5012 (h), 818-919-5947 (c)
nathan [at] collectivesource.com

Leeds

Dianna Smith
413-727-3369 (h)
dianna.smith [at] comcast.net


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MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor

Marti Cochran
734-971-2552 (h)
kwcee [at] umich.edu

Dexter

Phil Tedeschi
734-426-6182 (h), 734-355-0359 (c)
philt [at] umich.edu

Linden

Larry Hildreth
810-629-8402 (h)
lar8180 [at] aol.com

Mt. Pleasant

Sister Marie Kopin
989-772-9453 (h), 989-621-7940 (c)
mkopin [at] winntel.net

Rochester

Sandy Sheine
248-672-5301 (h)
ssheine [at] aol.com

Sawyer

John W. Rippon
269-426-4674 (h)
jwilrippon [at] aol.com

MINNESOTA

Afton

Anna Gerenday
651-436-1909 (h), 612-625-7008 (w)
geren002 [at] umn.edu

Bloomington

Adele Mehta
952-884-7362 (h), 952-541-1019 (w)
a.mehta [at] seniorcommunity.org

St. Paul

Rosanne Healy
515-231-2562 (c)
healy089 [at] umn.edu

Ron Spinosa
651-224-5274 (h)
ronspin [at] juno.com

MISSOURI

Glencoe

Kenneth Gilberg
314-629-4686 (h), 314-822-7627 (w)
info [at] herbariasoap.com

St. Louis

Don Dill
314-647-3307 (h,w)
drwjdill [at] yahoo.com

MONTANA

Bozeman

Cathy Cripps
406-586-4307 (h), 406-994-5226 (w)
ccripps [at] montana.edu

Missoula

Larry Evans
406-543-6630 (h)
fungus [at] fungaljungle.org

NEBRASKA

Lincoln

Heather Hallen-Adams
hhallen-adams2 [at] unl.edu

NEWFOUNDLAND (CA)

Corner Brook

Andrus Voitk
709-639-8341 (h)
foray [at] nlmushrooms.ca

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Center Sandwich

Rick Van de Poll
603-284-6851 (h), 603-677-2473 (c)
rickvdp [at] gmail.com

Lincoln

Rosalind Lowen
603-745-3604 (h)
roz.lowen [at] gmail.com
r.lowen [at] att.net

NEW JERSEY

Millington

Dorothy Smullen
908-647-5740 (h)
dsbs [at] bellatlantic.net

NEW YORK

Cortland, Ithaca, Syracuse area

Timothy J. Baroni
607-753-2725 (w), 607-835-6476 (h)
baronit [at] cortland.edu

Kathie Hodge
607-255-5356 (w), 607-330-0323 (h)
kh11 [at] cornell.edu

New York

Gary Lincoff
212-662-2651 (h)
garylincoff [at] earthlink.net

Pleasant Valley

Bill Bakaitis
(Summer in Cushing, Maine)
845-677-3185 (h)
bakaitis [at] vh.net

Rochester

William Hollenbaugh
716-266-4987 (h), 716-422-4403 (w)
w58hollenbaugh [at] frontiernet.net

Syracuse

David Fischer
315-876-0355 (c)
mycology [at] aol.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Northwestern Region

S. Coleman McCleneghan
828-963-4116 (h), 828-964-2612 (c)
mccleneghanc [at] hotmail.com

Canton

Theresa Oursler
828-506-4584 (c), 828-250-5249 (w)
toursler [at] gmail.com
theresa.oursler [at] buncombecounty.org (w)

Chapel Hill

William Burk
919-942-6387 (h), 919-962-3783 (w)
billburk [at] email.unc.edu

Harrisburg

James Marcinko
704-786-7985 (h)

Mount Holly

Allein C. Stanley
704-827-1939 (h), 704-689-2260 (c)
allstanley [at] earthlink.net

OHIO

Athens

Martha Bishop
740-593-4552 (w), 740-541-0091 (c)
bishopm [at] ohio.edu

Cincinnati

Richard R. Doyle
513-541-1581 (h)
rdoyle55 [at] gmail.com

East Palestine

Walt Sturgeon
330-426-9833 (h), 330-261-0090
Email: mycowalt [at] comcast.net


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OREGON

Beaverton

Jolie Jordan
503-469-0601 (h)
heronwoods [at] yahoo.com

Bend

Linda Gilpin
541-389-1160 (h), 541-280-9686 (c)
linronad [at] bendbroadband.com

Corvallis

Nancy Weber
541-753-9626 (h)
weberja [at] aol.com

Depoe Bay

Harry Caylor
541-765-4326 (h)
clearh20 [at] jnrcom.com

Gladstone

Judy Roger
503-657-7358 (h)
971-275-4235 (c)
jaroger [at] comcast.net

Hubbard

Bill Burt
503-982-1503
kotbooks [at] greencloaks.com

Jacksonville

Bob Burch
541-973-3575 (h)
dwburch [at] charter.net

Lincoln City

Freda Holloran
541-996-3103 (h)
lpholloran [at] live.com

Port Orford

Steve and Mary Taylor
541-332-0166 (h), 541-425-0213 (c - after 8 pm)
stevenrtaylor.portorford [at] gmail.com
or: MadAboutMushrooms [at] gmail.com

Portland

Richard Bishop
503-255-8074 (h)
dlbishop [at] pcez.com

Lorelei Norvell
503-297-3296 (h,w)
llnorvell [at] pnw-ms.com

Talent

John Teem
541-533-5511 (h), 541-621-6137 (c)
john [at] continuumfarm.com

Yoncalla

Sherry Redd
541-849-2586 (h)
sherry.redd [at] wmni.net

Wallowa

Paula Brooks
541-886-4002 (h), 541-426-5551 (w), 541-398-0874 (c)
paula_j_brooks [at] yahoo.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Greensburg

John Plischke III
(724) 832-0271 (h)
fungi01 [at] aol.com

QUEBEC (CA)

Alma

Michelle Bouchard
418-662-4037
micbou46 [at] cgocable.ca

Claire Turcotte
418-662-2687 (cellulaire) au 418-662-4418
turcotteclaire [at] hotmail.com

Estrie

Guylaine Auger (Sherbrooke)
819-346-6856
auger.guylaine [at] videotron.ca

Montréal et région

Raymond Archambault (Montréal, Jardin botanique)
514-252-7915 au 514-872-7239
raymond.archambault [at] gmail.com et
raymond_archambault [at] ville.montreal.qc.ca

Denise Boudreau (Montréal)
514-543-1729 au 514-223-6977
deboud [at] videotron.ca

Jean Després (Laval)
450-666-7633
jean.despres [at] videotron.ca

Renée Lebeuf (Montréal)
514-683-1132
renee.myco [at] videotron.ca

Raymond McNeil (Châteauguay)
450-691-5784
Raymond.McNeil [at] videotron.ca

Peterjürgen Neumann (Saint-Bruno)
450-653-7925
peterjurgen.neumann [at] umontreal.ca

Outaouais

Michel Corbeil
819-423-5637
michel_corbeil1 [at] sympatico.ca

Yolande Dalpé (Ottawa et Gatineau)
613-759-1381 au 819-684-7289
DALPEY [at] agr.gc.ca

Scott Redhead (Ottawa et Gatineau)
613-759-1384 au 613-614-5234

Québec et région

Marc Bois
418-831-6994
marc.bois [at] cegep-ste-foy.qc.ca

André Jean
418-243-2567
andre_jean [at] globetrotter.net

Roland Labbé
418-667-9285
r.labbe1 [at] videotron.ca

Rimouski

Pauline Dubé
418-722-4708
pauline_dube [at] uqar.qc.ca

Gaétan Lefebvre
418-775-8151
glefebvre [at] globetrotter.net

Sept-Îles

Gilles St-Amand
418-968-2306
cmsite [at] cgocable.ca


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SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston

Timothy Geho
843-795-3331 (h)
tgeho [at] bellsouth.net

Greenville

Tradd Cotter
864-855-2469 (h), 864-633-6624 (c)
traddcotter [at] mushroommountain.com


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TENNESSEE

Eastern Region

S. Coleman McCleneghan
828-963-4116 (h), 828-964-2612 (c)
mccleneghanc [at] hotmail.com

Knoxville

Brandon Matheny
865-974-8896 (w), 865-244-5355 (c)
pmatheny [at] utk.edu

TEXAS

El Paso

Karen Austin
505-824-3533 (h), 915-565-9938 (w)
kaustin [at] whc.net

Houston

Susan H. / Van Metzler
713-645-5755 (h)
suemetzler [at] aol.com

Lake Jackson

Warren Pruess
979-285-4960 (h)
wwp_838 [at] hotmail.com

Lubbock

Kenneth H. Neldner, MD
806-743-2463 (w)

Nacogdoches

Heinz and Julie Gaylord
936-564-1453(h)
hgaylord [at] sfasu.edu

Josephine Taylor
409-468-2268 (h)
jtaylor [at] sfasu.edu

Newton

David and Patricia Lewis
409-423-3776 (h)
dandplewis [at] gmail.com

UTAH

Salt Lake City

Mark Cannon
801-277-7039 (h)
stephrobcan [at] yahoo.com

Don Johnston
801-942-0637 (h)
dwjohnston [at] q.com

Ardean W. Watts
801-581-1931 (h)
ardeanwa [at] xmission.com

VERMONT

Burlington

Terrence P. Delaney
802-338-1030 (h), 802-656-0416 (w)
terrence.delaney [at] uvm.edu

Robert Resnik
802-862-3998 (h), 802-865-7222 (w)
rresnik [at] vpr.net

VIRGINIA

Clifton

Bruce Boyer
703-863-9633 (h)
bruceaboyer [at] cox.net

Southwestern Region

S. Coleman McCleneghan
828-963-4116 (h), 828-964-2612 (c)
mccleneghanc [at] hotmail.com

WASHINGTON

Bellingham

Buck McAdoo
360-671-9531 (h), 360-650-9412 (w)
lobovago [at] hotmail.com

Fred M. Rhoades
360-733-9149 (h), 360-319-5226 (c)
fmrhoades [at] comcast.net

Chehalis

Eugene Butler
360-748-9658 (h)
juneb2 [at] earthlink.net

Cle Elum

Denis Benjamin, MD
817-614-8654 (h)
drbenjamin2003 [at] yahoo.com

Husum

Dr. Michael Beug
509-493-2237 (h)
beugm [at] evergreen.edu

Longview

Dan Finn
360-578-2849 (h), 360-430-5940 (c)
dan.finn [at] cdid1.org

Port Angeles

Richard Sieger
360-452-7284 or 360-808-0599 (h)
sieger [at] att.net

Pullman

Lori Carris
509-339-0015 (c)
carris [at] cahe.ad.wsu.edu

Seattle

Joseph Ammirati
206-440-1775 (h)
206-543-1986 or 206-543-1942 (w)
cort [at] u.washington.edu

Michelle Seidl
206-604-4186 (c)
seidl [at] comcast.net

Snohomish

Igor Malcevski
360-668-9046 (h)
igor [at] premier1.net

Spokane

Lynda Foreman
509-466-3105
schroomerlyn [at] msn.com

Stevenson

John R. Davis
509-427-5871 (h), 503-231-6179 (w)
davisj [at] gorge.net

Vancouver (WA)

Janet Lindgren
360-573-6918 (h)
jlindg [at] pacifier.com

Vashon Island

Lee Harrison-Smith
360-840-3781 (h)
redmushroom [at] gmail.com

WEST VIRGINIA

Belington

Donna Mitchell
304-637-0245 (w)
Donna.M.Mitchell [at] wv.gov

Bill Roody
304-637-0245 (w)
William.C.Roody [at] wv.gov

Charleston

Nancy Ward
304-610-4040, 304-343-1617
naward57 [at] gmail.com

Elkins

Shelly Conrad
304-636-7074
geezerex [at] aol.com

Lewisburg

Glenn Freeman
304-646-2659 (h)
susanglenn1 [at] hotmail.com


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