About

Office of Workforce Investments

Through the Office of Workforce Investments (OWI), HECC is one of several agencies that contribute oversight, resources, and programming to the workforce development system.

The OWI, formerly a part of the HECC Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, is one of several state entities that contribute oversight, resources, and programming to the workforce development system. The HECC is the administrative entity for federally funded workforce and education programs authorized by the U.S. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) serving Oregonians.

For comprehensive information on our work, see:

Our office is led by:
  • Karen Humelbaugh, Director
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Office of Workforce Investments

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 875 Union Street NE #310, Salem, OR 97311
Jeremy AholaProgram Analyst, Oregon Youth Conservation Corp 503-947-2446
jeremy.w.ahola@oregon.gov
John AsherWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2413
john.e.asher@oregon.gov
Jennifer DenningStrategic Programs Analyst503-947-3034
jennifer.l.denning@oregon.gov
Douglas DenningOregon Youth Conservation Corps Director503-947-2420
douglas.denning@state.or.us
Kelly DickinsonStrategic Initiatives Program Analyst and Administrative Rules Coordinator503-947-1733
kelly.d.dickinson@oregon.gov
Wayne FannoWorkforce Education Specialist503-947-2447
wayne.l.fanno@oregon.gov
Theresa FitzgeraldWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2402
theresa.fitzgerald@oregon.gov
Karen HumelbaughWorkforce Director503-947-2404
karen.m.humelbaugh@oregon.gov
Clay MartinOWIB and Workforce Initiatives Analyst 503-934-0910
clay.martin@oregon.gov
Michael McCoyWorkforce Compliance Analyst503-947-2415
Michael.D.McCoy@oregon.gov
Todd NellExecutive Director, OWIB503-947-2406
todd.a.nell@oregon.gov
Rachel SotoWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2438
rachel.soto@oregon.gov
Linda SozziAdministrative Specialist503-947-5949
linda.m.sozzi@oregon.gov
Kurt TackmanWorkforce Investments Manager503-947-2439
kurt.r.tackman@oregon.gov
Debra WelterWorkforce Operations and Policy Analyst 503-947-3032
debra.a.welter@oregon.gov
Kathy WilcoxWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2411
kathy.wilcox@oregon.gov
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* An asterisk indicates a position that is either temporary, limited duration, or a job rotation.