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ABOUT US

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Salem, OR 97301
Our office is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 503-378-4040​
Toll-free: 800-221-8035​
Fax: ​503-373-7806

ODOE is supporting a hybrid remote/in-office schedule for most staff members, so please reach out if you are trying to connect with a specific team member. You can keep an eye on ODOE’s events calendar for upcoming meetings and information about whether they will be in person, virtual, or both. You can also sign up to receive email updates to hear about opportunities to get involved and updates on the energy topics you care about.


​Energy Incentive Programs
​503-378-4040
​Government Relations
Christy Splitt
​503-510-4473
​Human Resources
Linda Bures
​503-400-0926​

​Media Contact
Jennifer Kalez
​503-480-9239
​Public Records Request
​​Online Portal
 

​​​All Staff Directory

AGENCY OPERATIONS​

Director's Office

  
  
  
Janine BennerDirector503-378-4040
David SkidmoreInternal Auditor503-881-9790 
Stacey HeubergerOffice Operations Analyst503-400-5921
Tony RaekerProgram Coordinator503-400-5426 

Communications

  
  
  
Jennifer KalezCommunications Director / Media Contact503-480-9239
Erica EuenPublic Affairs Specialist503-881-9075
Erica ZeiglerPublic Affairs Specialist503-931-1942

Strategic Engagement

  
  
  
Ruchi SadhirAssociate Director, Strategic Engagement & Development / Tribal Liaison971-209-0996
Michelle Miller HarringtonPolicy Analyst/Public Records Requests503-931-1469
Alice WestonRural Energy Coordinator: Liaison to RARE Network, Central and South-Central Oregon Focus503-378-4040
Christy SplittGovernment Relations Coordinator503-510-4473
Sarah Moehrke Community Navigator503-508-2352

Human Resources

  
  
  
Linda BuresAssociate Director, Human Resources503-400-0926
Jenifer SmithHuman Resource Analyst971-304-6795
Kate SteeleHuman Resource Analyst971-240-7520

​​​PLANNING & INNOVATION DIVISION

  
  
  
Alan ZelenkaAssistant Director, Energy Planning & Innovation541-228-6331

​​Technology & Policy

  
  
  
Jessica ReichersEnergy Technology & Policy Manager971-209-8039
Zach BakerSenior Climate Policy Analyst: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change, Oregon Global Warming Commission, Transformative Integrated Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan Climate Vulnerability Assessment503-510-8133 
Edith BayerEnergy Policy Team Lead503-339-6165
Rob Del MarSenior Policy Analyst: Solar, Community Renewable Energy Program, Geothermal, Central Oregon Regional Solutions503-302-7027
Evan EliasEnergy Analyst: Transportation and Fuels503-510-1462
Michael FreelsSenior Policy Analyst: Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels503-551-6873
Bilal JonesEnergy Research Analyst503-689-0773
Abby ReeserDivision Assistant503-378-4040
Amy SchlusserSenior Energy Policy Analyst: Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Community Renewables, Voluntary Renewable Energy, Small Scale Community Renewables Study503-428-9757 
Jason SiermanSenior Policy Analyst: Electricity, IOUs, Transmission, Storage, Smart Grid, Offshore Wind, Marine Energy, Offshore Wind Study503-930-5005
Wendy SimonsEnergy Policy Analyst: Legislative Coordination, Rules Coordination, Agriculture971-707-0044

​​Energy Efficiency & Conservation

  
  
  
Andy CameronEnergy Efficiency and Conservation Manager971-270-3436
Tom ElliottEnergy Analyst: LECPPP (self-direct), Rural and Agricultural Energy Audits, USDOE SEP, Schools503-428-0726
Roger KainuEnergy Analyst: Residential energy code, appliance standards, home performance503-580-7469
Stephanie KruseFacilities Engineer: Electricity Resource Mix, Rural and Agricultural Energy Audits, Schools503-400-0778
Will MulhernProgram Analyst: SEED, Public Buildings, Schools, Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings503-428-6571 
Tracy RichardsonProgram Analyst: Schools Data503-373-2294
Blake ShelideFacilities Engineer: Appliance Standards, Biomass, Energy Audits, Code503-580-2598
Christie SphoonEnergy Specialist: Schools, SB 1149, Energy Audits for Schools503-689-0500

​​ENERGY INCENTIVES PROGRAM

  
  
  
Michael WilliamsAssistant Director for Central Services503-559-1914
Pandian KrishnaswamyEnergy Incentives Manager503-508-1244
Douglas BaerWildfire Recovery Incentives Program Analyst503-378-4040
Sarah BagdriwiczHeat Pump Incentives Program Analyst503-428-9705
Kayla BarbozaHeat Pump Incentives Program Analyst503-805-8162 
James CogleIncentive Programs Operations Policy Analyst503-510-9726 
Clay DeckertCommunity Renewable Energy Grant Program Analyst503-931-2119
Patrick DePriestIncentive Programs Operations Policy Analyst503-428-9716 
Jennifer HaynesWildfire Recovery Incentives Program Analyst503-510-7206 
Jason KnouseCommunity Renewable Energy Grant Program Analyst503-806-6641 
Andrew JohnsonSenior Incentives Analyst503-378-4040
Kaydi MiltonSolar Rebate Assistant503-385-5916
Patricia PhillipsIncentive Programs Administrative Specialist 503-510-8627
Dale VaringSolar Rebate Assistant503-580-1398

​​SMALL-SCALE ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM

  
  
  
Vincent BishopAccountant503-508-5596

​ENERGY FACILITY SITING DIVISION

  
  
  
Todd CornettAssistant Director, Energy Siting503-428-2962
Walter AdamsOperations and Policy Analyst: Energy Facility Siting 971-273-9778
Christopher ClarkRulemaking Coordinator503-871-7254
Sarah EstersonSenior Policy Advisor971-239-7087
Sisily FlemingSiting Fiscal Analyst503-559-7081
Nancy HatchAdministrative Specialist503-428-7905
Thomas JackmanRulemaking Coordinator503-551-7603
Duane KilsdonkSiting Compliance Officer503-983-6484
Chase McVeigh-WalkerSenior Siting Analyst971-600-5323
Kathleen SloanSenior Siting Analyst971-701-4913
Kellen TardaewetherSenior Siting Analyst503-586-6551

​​​​NUCLEAR SAFETY & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DIVISION

  
  
  
Maxwell WoodsAssistant Director, Nuclear Safety & Emergency Preparedness503-551-8209
Matthew Hendrickson Radioactive Waste Remediation Specialist503-806-7476 
Deanna HenryEmergency Preparedness Manager503-932-4428
Sara LovtangHanford Ecologist971-718-2030
Mark ReeseRadiological Emergency Planning Coordinator503-884-3895
Tom SiciliaHanford Hydrogeologist503-508-8333

CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION​

  
  
  
Michael WilliamsAssistant Director for Central Services503-559-1914
Emily SalmeriFiscal Analyst - Federal Grants Officer 971-209-6718 
Jennifer SennerFiscal Analyst - Federal Grants Officer503-339-5289

​​Information Services

  
  
  
Colin LancasterCIO/IT Manager503-400-2542
Dan Meloy Web Developer503-339-6846
Jim GoresData Analyst503-510-4891
Jeremy BarnesBusiness Analyst503-378-4040
Nick RayApplication Administrator503-378-4040
Jesse McIntoshDynamics 365 / Power Platform Developer503-378-4040
Michael GalanteHelp Desk Analyst971-273-3301
Nick WadgeSenior Software Engineer503-510-7115
Jamshid Sediqi Systems Administrator503-580-7905

​​​​Finance & Operations

  
  
  
Danae HammittFinance & Operations Manager971-240-2918
Maggie CarrascoAccountant503-400-5194
Karolina FallertPayroll/Accounts Payable503-508-9276
Michael GradyAccounting Technician503-378-4040
Mary KnightBudget Analyst503-510-6044
Wendy LorimorAR & Cash Receipts Coordinator503-428-6412
Jessica MillerProcurement and Contract Officer971-239-2590
Michael PepplerAccountant503-508-3706
Monty SchindlerBudget Analyst503-378-4040
Bethany WachtlerSenior Contracts Officer503-508-8190
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