About

Office of the Executive Director 

The Office of the Executive Director carries out the central executive role of the agency and serves as a resource for the Commission and HECC offices. Our work includes: legislative and policy development and leadership; coordination of efforts on the Commission's Strategic Plan; communications, including website management, media relations, and newsletters; commission administration; administrative rules; human resources; convening state and national stakeholders and partners; and equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

The office is led by:

Office of the Executive Director

NamePositionContact Info
HECC General Inquiries503-378-5690
info.HECC@state.or.us
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Osvaldo F. AvilaTalent, Innovation, & Equity Administrator503-508-2497
osvaldo.avila@state.or.us
Ben CannonExecutive Director, HECC503-947-5948
ben.cannon@state.or.us
Patricia CunoHuman Resources Analyst503-934-0956
patty.cuno@state.or.us
Lisa EllsworthOffice Manager503-378-5690
lisa.ellsworth@state.or.us
Endi HartiganCommunications Director503-378-6769
endi.hartigan@state.or.us
Susie HosieHuman Resources Director503-934-0955
susie.j.hosie@state.or.us
Karen HowardCommission Administrator, and Assistant to Executive Director503-947-2379
karen.lynne.howard@state.or.us
Rudyane Rivera-Lindstrom Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion503-934-3477
rudyane.rivera-lindstrom@state.or.us
Terry Robbins Chief Audit Executive503-947-5980
terry.robbins@state.or.us
Ramona RodamakerDeputy Executive Director503-947-2436
ramona.r.rodamaker@state.or.us
Christina SteeleHuman Resources Support Specialist503-934-3482
christina.steele@state.or.us
Kyle ThomasDirector of Legislative and Policy Affairs503-947-2678
kyle.thomas@state.or.us
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