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DCBS Mailing address, hours of operation, and contact information

Hours of Operation
350 Winter Street NE
PO Box 14480
Salem, OR 97309-0405
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM dcbs.info@state.or.us
General information and assistance:
Phone: 503-378-4100
Fax: 503-378-6444

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Media contacts

Jake Sunderland, Public information officer
jake.w.sunderland@oregon.gov; 503-947-7897

  • Insurance and financial regulation

Melanie Mesaros, Public information officer
Melanie.l.mesaros@oregon.gov; 503-947-7873

  • Oregon OSHA and workplace safety
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Organizational charts

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Director's Office

Director's Office website
Patrick Allen, Director
503-947-7872; Fax: 503-378-6444; Email: dcbs.director@state.or.us
  • Department policy, budget, and planning
  • Insurance Commissioner

Jean Straight, Deputy Director
503-947-7872; Fax: 503-378-6444; Email: dcbs.director@state.or.us
  • Department policy, budget, and planning
    Theresa Van Winkle, Senior Policy Advisor
    503-947-7867; Fax: 503-378-6444; Email: theresa.a.vanwinkle@state.or.us
    • Legislation and policy analysis
    • Management/Labor Advisory Committee Administrator
    Rose Wooton, Internal Auditor
    503-947-7869; Fax: 503-378-6444; Email: rose.n.wooton@state.or.us
    • Department processes examinations and systems testing
    Lisa Morawski, Senior policy advisor
    503-947-7873; Fax: 503-378-6444; Email: lisa.m.morawski@state.or.us
    • Communications services 
    Jake Sunderland, Public information officer 

    503-947-7897; Fax: 503-378-6444; Email: jake.w.sunderland@oregon.gov
    • Public information and media relations​
    Employee Services
    Brian Light, Administrator
    503-378-3200; Fax: 503-378-5969; Email: brian.light@state.or.us
    • Personnel, affirmative action, recruitment, risk management, safety and health, and training
    Multicultural Communications Program

    Ruth Kemmy, Manager
    503-947-7513; Toll-free: 1-800-843-8086; Fax: 503-378-6444
    Email: ruth.m.kemmy@state.or.us
    • Communications between limited-English-speaking individuals
      and DCBS
    Ombudsman for Injured Workers

    Jennifer Flood, Ombudsman for Injured Workers
    503-378-3351; Fax: 503-373-7639; Email: OIW
    • Independent advocate for injured workers
    Small Business Ombudsman

    Dave Waki, Ombudsman for Small Business
    503-378-4209; Fax: 503-373-7639; Email: SBO
    • Independent workers' compensation advocate for small business
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    Building Codes Division

    Building Codes Division website
    Mark Long, Administrator
    503-378-4133; Fax: 503-378-2322; Email: BCD
    • Building safety and construction standards
    • Building inspections
    • Licensing and certification of contractors and inspectors
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    Central Services Division

    Central Services Division

    Nancy Boysen, Administrator
    503-947-7077; Fax: 503-947-7085; Email: nancy.j.boysen@state.or.us

    IT/Research Section

    Sandy Wheeler, Chief Information Officer
    503-947-7323; Fax: 503-378-3134;
    Email: sandy.c.wheeler@state.or.us
    • IT/Research and analysis, and computer support

    Fiscal Section

    Carolina Marquette, Financial Services Manager
    503-947-7381; Fax: 503-378-3134; Email: carolina.v.marquette@state.or.us
    • Accounting, budgeting, collections, facilities, mail, payroll, and purchasing
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    Finance and Corporate Securities

    Division of Finance and Corporate Securities website
    David Tatman, Administrator
    503-378-4140; Fax: 503-947-7862; Email: dcbs.dfcsmail@state.or.us
    • Regulation of state-chartered financial institutions
    • Securities regulation and fraud investigation
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    Insurance Division

    Insurance Division website
    Laura Cali, Commissioner
    503-947-7980; Fax: 503-378-4351; Email: Insurance
    • Insurance regulation and consumer complaints
    • Insurance company solvency
    • Insurance agent licensing
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    Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA)

    Oregon OSHA website 
    Michael Wood, Administrator
    503-378-3272; Fax: 503-947-7461; Email: OR-OSHA
    • Workplace safety and health
    • Oregon Safe Employment Act
    • Training and prevention
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    Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program

    Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) website
    Lisa Emerson, Manager
    800-722-4134; Fax: 503-947-7092; Email: SHIBA
    • SHIBA is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist with information, and serve as advocates for people with Medicare.
    • SHIBA volunteers help people with Medicare understand their rights and options in health insurance, so that they can make informed choices.
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    Workers' Compensation Board

    Workers' Compensation Board website
    Holly Somers, Board Chair
    503-378-3308; Fax: 503-373-1684; Email: WCB
    • Workers' compensation hearings
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    Workers' Compensation Division

    Workers' Compensation Division website
    John Shilts, Administrator
    503-947-7500; Fax: 503-945-7514; Email: WCD
    • Workers' compensation claims and benefits regulation
    • Injured worker programs
    • Employer coverage
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