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HECC has a New Address

As of June 1, 2020, HECC has a new address.  The new physical and mailing address is:​

Higher Education Coordinating Commission
3225 25th Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302​

The new location includes all offices of the HECC which were previously located in the three separate locations: Salem Public Service Building, the Salem Employment Department building, and for the Eugene location on Valley Drive.​  ​

Agency Directory​

Office of the Executive Director

NamePositionContact Info
HECC General Inquiries503-378-5690
info.HECC@hecc.oregon.gov
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Osvaldo F. AvilaOperations and Policy Analyst 503-508-2497
osvaldo.avila@hecc.oregon.gov
Ben CannonExecutive Director, HECC503-947-2379
ben.cannon@hecc.oregon.gov
Elizabeth Castro-Gonzalez Human Resources Assistant503-949-3080
elizabeth.castro-gonzalez@hecc.oregon.gov
Patricia CunoHuman Resources Analyst503-934-0956
patty.cuno@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa EllsworthFacilities Manager503-302-3529
lisa.ellsworth@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa GrishamAssistant to the Deputy Director 971-301-1708
lisa.grisham@hecc.oregon.gov
Endi HartiganCommunications Director503-378-6769
endi.hartigan@hecc.oregon.gov
Susie HosieHuman Resources Director503-934-0955
susie.j.hosie@hecc.oregon.gov
Rudyane Rivera-Lindstrom Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion503-934-3477
rudyane.rivera-lindstrom@hecc.oregon.gov
Terry Robbins Chief Audit Executive503-947-5980
terry.robbins@hecc.oregon.gov
Ramona RodamakerHECC Deputy Executive Director971-301-1708
ramona.r.rodamaker@hecc.oregon.gov
Christina SteeleHuman Resources Analyst503-934-3482
christina.steele@hecc.oregon.gov
Kyle ThomasDirector of Legislative and Policy Affairs503-480-9596
kyle.thomas@hecc.oregon.gov
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Office of Academic Policy and Authorization

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
GENERAL INQUIRIES ON PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION 503-947-5716
info.pps@hecc.oregon.gov
Matthew AltmanCompliance Specialist503-881-2738
matthew.altman@hecc.oregon.gov
Tiffany CaldwellPrivate Postsecondary Support Specialist 503-947-5716
tiffany.caldwell@hecc.oregon.gov
Karyn ChambersEducation Specialist, Private Career Schools503-947-5773
karyn.chambers@hecc.oregon.gov
Veronica DujonDirector, Office Academic Policy and Authorization503-947-5744
veronica.dujon@hecc.oregon.gov
Rebecca FullerCompliance Specialist, Office of Degree Authorization503-947-5751
rebecca.fuller@hecc.oregon.gov
Peter GertenrichEducation Specialist, Private Career Schools503-947-5719
peter.gertenrich@hecc.oregon.gov
Anthony MedinaOperations Policy Analyst, Public University Coordination503-949-4084
Anthony.D.Medina@hecc.oregon.gov
Monika PetersonCompliance Specialist503-507-8728
monika.peterson@hecc.oregon.gov
Kia SorensenInterim Deputy Director, Private Postsecondary Education503-949-3744
kia.sorensen@hecc.oregon.gov
Erin Weeks-EarpAlignment and Articulation Policy Specialist, Public University Coordination503-949-4133
erin.weeks-earp@hecc.oregon.gov
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Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development

NamePositionContact Info
GENERAL CCWD INQUIRIES 503-947-2401
ccwd.info@hecc.oregon.gov
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE Salem, Oregon 97302​
GED® TEST INQUIRIES 503-947-5608
oregon.GED@hecc.oregon.gov
KC AndrewCTE Education Specialist503-947-5742
kc.andrew@hecc.oregon.gov
Nick BenderAdult Basic Skills Specialist503-947-2423
nick.bender@hecc.oregon.gov
Rachel ChagnonOffice Specialist 971-375-2784
rachel.chagnon@hecc.oregon.gov
Kasena DaileyProgram Coordinator503-947-5608
kasena.dailey@hecc.oregon.gov
Ashley GarriganABE State Leadership Coordinator 503-979-5453
ashley.garrigan@hecc.oregon.gov
Luis JuarezCTE Education Specialist503-947-2430
luis.juarez@hecc.oregon.gov
Eric JuenemannCareer Connected Learning Specialist503-979-5336
eric.juenemann@hecc.oregon.gov
Donna LewellingDirector, Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development503-947-2428
donna.j.lewelling@hecc.oregon.gov
Jennifer MarkeyExecutive Support Specialist 503-979-5162
jennifer.markey@hecc.oregon.gov
Brittany MilesTransfer & Articulation Specialist503-934-0830
brittany.miles@hecc.oregon.gov
Celia NúñezDeputy Director, Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development503-979-5745
celia.nunez@HECC.oregon.gov
Adrienne OchsOregon GED® Administrator503-934-0957
adrienne.ochs@hecc.oregon.gov
Tamy PerkinsAdult Basic Skills, Administrative Specialist 503-947-2427
tamyra.d.perkins@hecc.oregon.gov
Kelly ZinckEducation Team Research Analyst503-947-2409
kelly.zinck@hecc.oregon.gov
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Office of Operations

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Katie Bannikov Chief Financial Officer503-400-2046
katie.bannikov@hecc.oregon.gov
James BennettIT Systems Analyst503-947-1654
james.bennett@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa ChandlerAccounting Technician503-947-5932
lisa.chandler@hecc.oregon.gov
Karen DeHutProcurement and Contract Specialist503-947-5986
karen.e.dehut@hecc.oregon.gov
Derek DizneyProcurement Manager503-979-5912
derek.dizney@hecc.oregon.gov
Marron Easly-HolmesProgram Fiscal Analyst503-378-5159
marron.a.easly-holmes@hecc.oregon.gov
Carrie FisherAccounting Technician 2503-947-2422
carrie.fisher@hecc.oregon.gov
Brandon FoxIT Systems Analyst541-687-7301
brandon.j.fox@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa GrishamExecutive Assistant to Operations Director, and Ops Office971-301-1708
lisa.grisham@hecc.oregon.gov
Jordi HumphreysIT Systems Analyst541-687-7303
jordi.humphreys@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa Kelly-HarrimanProcurement and Contract Specialist503-947-5677
lisa.m.kelly-harriman@hecc.oregon.gov
April KinneySenior Accountant971-208-2656
april.m.kinney@hecc.oregon.gov
Elizabeth MarshallAccountant 3503-947-2434
elizabeth.marshall@hecc.oregon.gov
Mona McMullen Lead Budget Analyst503-947-5933
Mona.McMullen@hecc.oregon.gov
Aaron MeyersIT Network Analyst541-357-9304
aaron.m.meyers@hecc.oregon.gov
Monique MurphyRevenue Accountant503-947-5935
Monique.Murphy@hecc.oregon.gov
Tom RielDirector of Operations503-947-2250
tom.e.riel@hecc.oregon.gov
James RorickCyber Security and Cloud Administrator503-947-2443
james.rorick@hecc.oregon.gov
Kari StocksIT Systems Analyst503-947-5623
kari.stocks@hecc.oregon.gov
Robel TadesseChief Information Officer503-551-2783
robel.tadesse@hecc.oregon.gov
Angela TottonPayroll Analyst503-947-2449
angela.totton@hecc.oregon.gov
Jamiel WhiteIT Support Specialist503-979-7094
Jamiel.white@hecc.oregon.gov
Jessica ZacharyInterim Lead Account971-947-1288
jessica.zachary@hecc.oregon.gov
Shannon ZiglinskiProcurement and Contracts Assistant503-947-2403
shannon.ziglinski@hecc.oregon.gov
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Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
David JarvisPostsecondary Fiscal Analyst503-979-6010
david.jarvis@hecc.oregon.gov
Bruce JohnsonPostsecondary Capital Analyst503-979-6003
bruce.johnson@hecc.oregon.gov
Jim PinkardDirector, Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital503-559-9075
jim.pinkard@hecc.oregon.gov
Terry RogersPostsecondary Capital Analyst503-979-6012
terry.rogers@hecc.oregon.gov
Kayla WinslowFinance Analyst 503-979-6011
kayla.winslow@hecc.oregon.gov
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Office of Research and Data

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Drew AllenData and Research Analyst503-979-7775
drew.allen@hecc.oregon.gov
Matt Bagwell Senior Research Analyst 503-507-3498
matt.bagwell@hecc.oregon.gov
Bonnie BaloghExecutive Support Specialist971-283-4714
bonnie.balogh@hecc.oregon.gov
Shannon BrumbaughData and Research Analyst503-931-9513
shannon.brumbaugh@hecc.oregon.gov
Amy CoxDirector, Office of Research and Data503-569-2249
amy.cox@hecc.oregon.gov
Leeta DasSolutions Architect503-979-6085
leeta.das@hecc.oregon.gov
Shanda HaluapoSenior Policy Analyst503-979-6472
shanda.haluapo@hecc.oregon.gov
Jesse HelligsoSenior Research and Data Analyst503-979-5138
jesse.helligso@hecc.oregon.gov
Brittany KenisonBusiness Analyst 503-509-5460
brittany.kenison@hecc.oregon.gov
Olga LevadnayaSenior Research and Data Analyst 503 979-7379
olga.levadnaya@hecc.oregon.gov
Vern MayfieldPolicy and Research Analyst503-979-7725
vern.mayfield@hecc.oregon.gov
Jason MesserSystem Architect503-979-6083
jason.messer@hecc.oregon.gov
Betsy SimpkinsResearch Communications Specialist 503-979-6040
betsy.simpkins@hecc.oregon.gov
Shiyan TaoInstitutional Research Analyst503-979-7646
shiyan.tao@hecc.oregon.gov
Ben TateDirector, Oregon Longitudinal Data Collaborative971-273-3837
ben.tate@hecc.oregon.gov
Daniel UrbanSenior Research and Data Analyst 503-509-7545
daniel.urban@hecc.oregon.gov
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Office of Student Access and Completion

NamePositionContact Info
GENERAL OSAC INQUIRIES General inquiries541-687-7400
osac@hecc.oregon.gov
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Melissa AdamsScholarship Portfolio Coordinator458-209-6027
melissa.adams@hecc.oregon.gov
Andy AmickASPIRE Access Specialist503-979-6082
andy.amick@hecc.oregon.gov
Juan Báez-ArévaloDirector, Office of Student Access and Completion971-273-8813
juan.baez-arevalo@hecc.oregon.gov
Ben BrumundResearch Analyst503-931-8580
ben.brumund@hecc.oregon.gov
Catherine ConklinASPIRE & Outreach Technical Specialist541.687-7455
catherine.conklin@hecc.oregon.gov
Cheryl ConnollyScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7422
cheryl.a.connolly@hecc.oregon.gov
Peggy CookseyScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7443
peggy.d.cooksey@hecc.oregon.gov
Shannon Donivan JohnsInterim Director, Office of Student Access and Completion541-517-1085
shannon.donivan-johns@hecc.oregon.gov
Lori EllisASPIRE Administrator541-687-7471
lorianne.m.ellis@hecc.oregon.gov
Rochelle FarrisASPIRE Access Specialist458-209-6362
rochelle.farris@hecc.oregon.gov
Kyra KingState Grants Administrator 541-687-7352
kyra.king@hecc.oregon.gov
Horalia ("Lala") RangelOregon Teacher Scholars Program Coordinator503-881-6059
horalia.rangel@hecc.oregon.gov
Erin RauDeputy Director, Office of Student Access and Completion503-509-4001
erin.rau@hecc.oregon.gov
Walter Recinos-Perez Scholarship Processing Coordinator541-687-7409
walter.recinos@hecc.oregon.gov
Kurt ReeserASPIRE Access Specialist503-318-3011
kurt.reeser@hecc.oregon.gov
Anne ShearerState Grants Administrator503-947-2411
anne.shearer@hecc.oregon.gov
Michelle SlayState Grants Administrator503-947-2402
michelle.slay@hecc.oregon.gov
Robert SmallSenior Policy Advisor503-689-2976
bob.small@hecc.oregon.gov
Stacey Stonesifer ASPIRE Access Specialist 541-515-4513
stacey.stonesifer@hecc.oregon.gov
Kristin VreelandScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7456
kristin.vreeland@hecc.oregon.gov
Holly WillefordOperations & Policy Analyst541-687-7466
holly.j.willeford@hecc.oregon.gov
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Office of Workforce Investments

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Jeremy AholaProgram Analyst503-689-6662
jeremy.w.ahola@hecc.oregon.gov
Carie Bauer Director, Oregon Volunteers 971-273-9144
carie.e.bauer@hecc.oregon.gov
Hillary Blackstone Youth Program Specialist503-507-6916
hillary.blackstone@hecc.oregon.gov
Matthew CollinsOffice Specialist 503-507-8671
matthew.collins@hecc.oregon.gov
Eleni CollinsOffice Specialist
Eleni.COLLINS@hecc.oregon.gov
Jennifer DenningStrategic Initiatives Programs Analyst503-779-8818
jennifer.l.denning@hecc.oregon.gov
Douglas DenningOregon Youth Corps Program Administrator503-559-6003
douglas.denning@hecc.oregon.gov
Wayne FannoWorkforce Education Specialist503-586-9385
wayne.l.fanno@hecc.oregon.gov
Theresa FitzgeraldWorkforce Program Analyst971-345-1138
theresa.fitzgerald@hecc.oregon.gov
Josh Hall*Labor Liason541-990-3518
Josh@oraflcio.org
Sydney KingExecutive Administrator503-480-6962
sydney.g.king@hecc.oregon.gov
Clay MartinWTDB Initiatives Analyst 503-779-5450
clay.martin@hecc.oregon.gov
Brittany MelzerStategic Alignment Coordinator971-375-2761
brittany.e.melzer@hecc.oregon.gov
Todd NellWTDB Director503-508-8916
todd.a.nell@hecc.oregon.gov
Alma Plasencia Outreach and Training Coordinator503-507-6307
alma.plasencia@hecc.oregon.gov
Madeline SeghersStrategic Programs Analyst
madeline.seghers@hecc.oregon.gov
Stephanie SolomonStrategic Programs Analyst971-345-1134
stephanie.b.solomon@hecc.oregon.gov
Rachel SotoWorkforce Program Analyst503-779-5510
rachel.soto@hecc.oregon.gov
Linda SozziAdministrative Specialist971-345-1133
linda.m.sozzi@hecc.oregon.gov
Julia SteinbergerInterim Director, Office of Workforce Investments971-345-1136
julia.steinberger@hecc.oregon.gov
Kurt TackmanDeputy Director, Office of Workforce Investments971-345-1139
kurt.r.tackman@hecc.oregon.gov
David TaylorApprenticeship Programs Analyst
david.r.taylor@hecc.oregon.gov
Kerry ThomasFuture Ready Oregon Project Manager(503) 378-2761
kerry.thomas@hecc.oregon.gov
Debra WelterWorkforce Operations and Policy Analyst 971-345-1135
debra.a.welter@hecc.oregon.gov
Kathy WilcoxEducation and Workforce System Analyst971-345-1132
kathy.wilcox@hecc.oregon.gov
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 *Asterisk means a temporary, job rotation, or limited duration position. 
 


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Key Contacts

General Inquiries​

Info.HECC@hecc.oregon.gov or 503-378-5690  

General Inquires Related to Priva​te Postsecondary Institutions:
503-947-5716

General Inquiries Related to Grants and Scholarships administered by OSAC:
541-687-7400
osac@hecc.oregon.gov​

​Media Inquiries
​Endi Hartigan, Communications Director, endi.hartigan@hecc.oregon.gov​,
503-378-6769 (office), 971-701-4032 (cell)

​Public Records Requests

Commission-related Inquiries
Lisa Grisham, Higher Education Coordinating Commission Interim Administrator, lisa.grisham@hecc.oregon.gov​​, 503-947-2379

​Student Complaints

Learn about the student complaint process here.​​

 

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