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​​​​Modernization team


Modernization Executive Steering Committee

Members include agency executives representing the functional and service areas of the agency, as well as external members as appropriate. They are accountable for providing guidance and direction to the Modernization Sponsors and ensuring that the program achieves the expected outcomes.​

Voting Membership

DAVID GERSTENFELD | Modernization Executive Sponsor, Acting Director, Employment Department

RENEE ROYSTON | Modernization Sponsor, Modernization Director (Committee Chair), Employment Department

LINDSI LEAHY | Business Sponsor, Unemployment Insurance Division Director, Employment Department

KAREN MADDEN HUMELBAUGH | Business Sponsor, Paid Leave Oregon Director, Employment Department

JIM PFARRER | Business Sponsor, Workforce Operations Division Director, Employment Department

​BILL TRUEX | Business Sponsor, Chief Information Officer, Employment Department

LORI GRAHAM | Contributions and Recovery​ Division Director, Employment Department​

JEANNINE BEATRICE | Deputy Director, Employment Department

MIKE SMITH | Chief Financial Officer, Employment Department

BOB UHLENKOTT | Workforce and Economic Research Division Director, Employment Department

RANDY BLACKBURN | Chief of Staff, Department of Human Services

Non-Voting Membership

KRISTIN KAHLER JONES | Human Resources Director, Employment Department

Vacant | Workforce Investments Director, Higher Education Coordinating Commission

BRAD MCKINNEY | Interim Deputy Modernization Director, Employment Department

DAVID FORD | Modernization Program Manager, Employment Department ​​

Support and Oversight

SEAN MCSPADEN | Principal Legislative IT Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

MICHELLE DEISTER | Senior Legislative Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

TAMARA BRICKMAN | Policy and Budget Analyst, Chief Financial Office, Department of Administrative Services

Vacant | Senior IT Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Information Services

CECILY WARREN | Assistant State Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Information Services

MAGGY ESPITIA | Oversight Analyst, Enterprise Information Services

DREW SUTTER | Vice President, Practice Lead of the Program Modernization, CSG Government Solutions

JAYNE MARTIN | Senior Consultant, CSG Government Solutions 

BILL CHOLLMAN | Modernization Fiscal Analyst, Employment Department

ALEX KASNER | Modernization Business Team Manager/Quality and Risk Analyst, Employment Department

LYNN KNEELAND | Modernization Communications Specialist (Scribe), Employment Department​​​ ​