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​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; convening of state and national partners; external communications; commission administration and administrative rules; diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership and coordination; human resources;  internal auditing; and administration of Future Ready Oregon.​​​

The office is led by:

Office of the Executive Director

NamePositionContact Info
HECC General Inquiries503-378-5690
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Heather AndersonWorkforce Ready Program Analyst 971-375-3081
Rebecca Arce Inclusion and Equity Specialist503-509-2383
Osvaldo F. AvilaInclusion and Equity Specialist503-508-2497
Ben CannonExecutive Director, HECC971-273-9222
Jenny ChadwickHuman Resources Analyst971-372-1275
Eleni CollinsAdministrative Specialist, Future Ready Oregon503-871-6028
Patricia CunoHuman Resources Analyst503-934-0956
Laura Eidam Communications Specialist 458-205-1181
Lisa EllsworthFacilities Manager503-302-3529
Ronan FitzSimons-BreyOffice Specialist, Future Ready Oregon458-239-3609
Lisa GrishamAssistant to the Deputy Director 971-301-1708
Endi HartiganCommunications Director971-701-4032
Susie HosieHuman Resources Director503-510-9291
Jennifer PurcellDirector, Future Ready Oregon971-372-1879
Rudyane Rivera-Lindstrom Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion503-689-4309
Terry Robbins Chief Audit Executive503-689-7230
Ramona RodamakerHECC Deputy Executive Director971-301-1708
Sarah Shinn Workforce Ready Program Analyst 971-375-6024
Stephanie SolomonWorkforce Ready Program Analyst 971-345-1134
Guthrie Stafford Assistant to the Executive Director, Commission Administrator, Rules Coordinator971-273-9222
Christina SteeleHuman Resources Analyst503-934-3482
Kyle ThomasDirector of Legislative and Policy Affairs503-480-9596
Kerry ThomasProject Manager, Future Ready Oregon503-991-9859

​​​​​​​​​* An asterisk indicates a position that is either temporary, limited duration, or a job rotation.​​