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. In case of a suspected mushroom poisoning immediately contact your doctor or local poison center. NAMA identification consults are available to help with mushroom identification if a mushroom poisoning is suspected.

You may also contact the NAMA Toxicology Committee, c/o Dr. Michael W. Beug, by email or optional contact, Marilyn Shaw, by email, 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

Davis

Mike Davis
530-752-0303 (w)
rmdavis [at] ucdavis.edu

David Rizzo
530-754-9255 (w)
dmrizzo [at] ucdavis.edu

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

Marquette

James Addison, MD
906-250-8833 (c), 906-225-2563 (w)
james.addison [at] mghs.org

Mt. Pleasant

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

Petoskey

Marilyn Smith
231-622-4833(h), 231-838-6985(cell)
marilynsmith42 [at] gmail.com

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

Roosevelt

Rod Tulloss
609-448-5096 (h)
ret [at] eticomm.net


NEW YORK

Cortland, Ithaca, Syracuse area

Timothy J. Baroni
607-753-2725 (w), 607-835-6476 (h)
tim.baroni [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
augg [at] sympatico.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
michelcorbeil [at] gmail.com

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

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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