Financial programs

About us

The Budget and Management (BAM) section is Oregon's central budget office for the Executive Branch of state government. Budget and Management analysts work with the Governor’s Office, Legislative committees, Legislative Fiscal Office staff, and state agencies on fiscal policy, program review, organizational transitions, performance management, and the development and monitoring of agency budgets. 

State agencies work with analysts throughout the budget development process. Together they apply statewide policy to build the Agency Request Budget. Analysts evaluate the Agency Request Budget and make recommendations to the Governor. The Governor develops the Governor’s Budget and analysts present the Governor's Budget to the Legislature and other groups. 

Analysts also work with state agencies throughout the entire budget process by monitoring budget performance, approving or denying allotment of agency funds, analyzing agency program and staffing requests, and making recommendations on agency requests to the Legislative Emergency Board and Interim Joint Ways & Means. 



Policy and budget analysts​ ​ ​ ​

Name, email ​an​d title Program area assignments Phone number
Dustin Ball
Statewide Numbers Coordinator
Policy and Budget Analyst
Public Safety program area lead
​Tamara Brickman             
Policy and Budget Analyst
Human Services program area lead ​503-378-4709
Cathy Connolly  
Policy and Budget Analyst        
Natural Resources program area lead ​503-373-0083
Kate Nass   
Deputy Chief Financial Officer    
Patrick Heath  
Policy and Budget Analyst     
Economic & Community Development program area lead
    Natural Resources
Michelle Lisper
Policy and Budget Analyst
Judicial Branch
     Public Safety
​Linnea Wittekind
Policy and Budget Analyst
​Transportation area lead

Tom MacDonald
Policy and Budget Analyst
Oregon Health Authority
     Health Programs
Lisa Pearson (Interim)
Policy and Budget Analyst
Higher Education ​503-373-7501
Assistant Policy and Budget Analyst
Consumer and Business Services program area lead
     Health-Related Boards and Commissions
George Naughton   

Statewide Chief Financial Officer
Assistant Policy and Budget Analyst
Legislative Branch
     Boards and Commissions
​Lisa Pearson
Policy and Budget Analyst
Education program area lead ​503-373-7501