Modernization

​​​​​​Our stakeholder board includes customers and service delivery partners - by working together we can first imagine and then deliver improved services to our shared customers and to one another.

Service Delivery Partners

Service delivery partners represent state agencies or divisions that share essential processes to the operation of the UI Program (such as tax filing, tax collection, business registration, benefit payment, technology hosting, or printing and distribution).  

The members representing these partners are:

  • BLAKE JOHNSONCentral Services Division Administrator, Department of Consumer and Business Services        
  • KAREN L. COLEMANProject Executive, Department of Justice - Division of Child Support
  • KATIE LOLLEYBusiness Division Administrator, Department of Revenue
  • DAN HAUNSelf Sufficiency Director, Department of Human Services        
  • MICHAEL KAPLANDeputy State Treasurer, State Treasurer's Office        
  • ELOISA MILLER |  Corporation Division Director, ​Secretary of State's Office   ​

Customers​

Customers represent either non-state organizations served by​ the UI program including businesses, workers, and job-seekers,; and state agencies that do not share processes, but either serve or are served by the UI program, including data sharing. 

Our board members representing these organizations are:​​
  • ANDREA PALUSO | Executive Director, Family Forward Action and Family Forward Oregon
  • COURTNEY CROWEStaff Attorney, Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon        
  • JAMES WEANT | Manager Government Relations, Equifax Inc.        
  • KURTIS BARKERSelf Sufficiency Program Director, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians        
  • PALOMA SPARKSVice President, Administration/General Council, Oregon Business & Industry 
  • TOM CROWLEYDirector Government Affairs, ADP

​​Employment Department

      • LINDSI LEAHY | Unemployment Insurance Division Director, Oregon Employment Department
      • KAREN MADDEN HUMMELBAUGH Paid Family and Medical Leave Director, Oregon Employment Department​
      • RENEE ROYSTON | Modernization Director, Oregon Employment Department​​

Read UI Modernization Stakeholder Board Charter​. 

Click below to learn more about the board members. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Service Delivery Partners

BLAKE JOHNSON | Central Services Division Administrator, Department of Consumer and Business Services

Blake Johnson was born and raised in rural Iowa. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Petroleum Engineering and got is MBA from University of California, Davis. Prior to working in state government, he spent 11 years of management experience in the oil and gas industry. His 18 years state government experience include California Department of Finance, Oregon Department of Administrative Services Chief Financial Office, Cover Oregon, Oregon Department of Energy, and currently Department of Consumer and Business Services Central Services Division administrator.​
       

KAREN L. COLEMAN | Project Executive, Department Of Justice - Division of Child Support

Karen Coleman is currently the Business & Technical Services Chief for the Oregon Department of Justice Division of Child Support. Karen has been with the Department of Justice since 1995, serves on the Child Support Program's Executive team, and most recently led the Oregon Child Support Program’s System Replacement project. Prior to coming to DOJ Karen spent nearly nine years working in labor relations for  Teamsters Labor Union. Karen was born and raised in Oregon, enjoys the outdoors, and is an avid hunter. ​


KATIE LOLLEY | Business Division Administrator, Department of Revenue

Bio pending.

Vacant | Department of Human Services

Bio pending.        


MICHAEL KAPLAN | Deputy State Treasurer, State Treasurer's Office

Bio pending.


ELOISA MILLER | Secretary of State's Office

Eloisa is the Corporation Division Director for the Oregon Secretary of State. Her portfolio includes overseeing the Business Information Center, Office of Small Business Assistance, Uniform Commercial Code, Notary, and Business Registry. She joined the Secretary of State’s office in 2021 with 16 years of state service, of which four years included serving as Governor Brown’s Economic and Business Equity Manager where she advised on and implemented statewide contracting policies and practices to expand access and opportunities for Oregon small businesses. She served on the Governor’s Racial Justice Council, as co-chair of the council’s Economic Opportunity Committee, and Governor’s Minority Contractors Taskforce. Her professional background includes policy making, leading statewide initiatives, local and rural community engagement, economic development, advocacy for Oregon businesses, and is a seasoned diversity, equity and inclusion professional. Eloisa is committed to supporting the success of all Oregonians and is passionate about ensuring business owners have equitable access to critical resources to start, sustain, and thrive. ​

Customers

ANDREA PALUSO | Executive Director, Family Forward Action and Family Forward Oregon

Bio pending. 


COURTNEY CROWE | Staff Attorney, Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Bio pending.        


JAMES WEANT | Manager Government Relations, Equifax Inc. 

Bio pending.​       


KURTIS BARKER | Self Sufficiency Program Director, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Barker is the Director of the 477 Self-Sufficiency Program for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. He's held several positions within the Program in his fourteen years of experience. He currently administers welfare assistance, employment / training (WIOA), youth services, early childhood home visiting and vocational rehabilitation services. Barker is currently attending Eastern Oregon University and is seeking his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Leadership, Organization and Management. 

In his years with the Siletz Tribe, Barker has had the opportunity to participate in several workgroups and committees. Under his leadership, the 477-Self Sufficiency Program was recognized nationally as an outstanding grantee for excellence in performance (2015). 

Barker was born in Corvallis, Oregon but spent most of his life growing up in Siletz, Oregon. He's a member of the Siletz Tribe and has spent the majority of his adult life serving the membership. Barker was instrumental in the development of the Siletz Tribal Marriage and Dissolution Ordinances. This created marriage equality for the Siletz membership. Barker is constantly seeking ways to improve programs and services that benefit all Native Americans in our area.


PALOMA SPARKS | Vice President, Administration/General Council, Oregon Business & Industry

Paloma Sparks is Vice President and General Counsel at Oregon Business and Industry (OBI) where she advocates on behalf of OBI’s 1,600 member businesses. Paloma has nearly 20 years of experience working in Oregon government and politics ranging from legislative staff to state agency leadership to her current role leading government affairs for the state’s largest business association. She is an attorney with a wide breadth of knowledge and expertise in employment and labor issues. Her focus is to make sure that the voice of business, from very small to large is heard and that their unique perspectives are taken into account as new programs and policies are developed.

Paloma is a native Oregonian and attended the University of Oregon where she earned a BA in Political Science and a Juris Doctor. ​


TOM CROWLEY | Director Government Affairs, ADP

Tom has served as a Director of Government Affairs for ADP since January 2015 where he is responsible for relationship management for ADP with state unemployment insurance (UI) tax agencies. He also serves as the current Chairman, Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation and Workers' Compensation (UWC), as well as the Chairman of the UWC.

Prior to joining ADP, he served for nearly nine years as the UI Tax Chief for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington DC, where he provided national leadership for the Office of Unemployment Insurance to fulfill Federal oversight responsibilities for the state UI tax programs.

Prior to Federal service he served for 30 years in various leadership positions for the State of Maryland in the area of UI tax administration.

He is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore, MD with a degree in accounting and currently resides in Apollo Beach, Florida.

Employment Department

KAREN MADDEN HUMELBAUGH | Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Director, Oregon Employment Department

Bio pending.        


LINDSI LEAHY| UI Division Director, Oregon Employment Department

Bio pending.        

RENEE ROYSTON | Modernization Director, Oregon Employment Department​

​Renee is a member of the Oregon Employment Department Renee is a member of the Oregon Employment Department executive leadership team and is currently leading the agency's Modernization Program as the Modernization Director. She has been a State of Oregon employee for over 27 years, leading state programs, initiatives and projects including the Department of Revenue's Core System Replacement (CSR) project and Oregon Employment Department's Modernization Program. She invests herself into developing emerging leaders and seeing others succeed. Renee loves the outdoors. Outside of work you'll find her with her family enjoying Oregon's beautiful wilderness, lakes, and hiking trails.​

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