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​Full Agency Staff Directory​

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Office of the Executive Director

NamePositionContact Info
HECC General Inquiries503-378-5690
info.HECC@state.or.us
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
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
Alix HubertAgency Support Specialist503-947-2437
alix.hubert@state.or.us
Ramona RodamakerInterim Deputy 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
Kaitlyn WigginsCommunications and Financial Aid Policy Specialist503-934-3483
kaitlyn.wiggins@state.or.us
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Office of Academic Policy and Authorization

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
GENERAL INQUIRIES ON PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION 503-947-5716
info.pps@state.or.us​
Tiffany CaldwellPrivate Postsecondary Support Specialist 503-947-5716
tiffany.caldwell@state.or.us
Karyn ChambersEducation Specialist, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5773
karyn.chambers@state.or.us
Veronica DujonDirector503-947-5744
veronica.dujon@state.or.us
Rebecca FullerCompliance Specialist, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5751
rebecca.fuller@state.or.us
Peter GertenrichEducation Specialist, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5719
peter.gertenrich@state.or.us
Tabatha HeaterCompliance Specialist*, Private Postsecondary Education 503-934-3480
tabatha.heater@state.or.us
Arpine MazhinyanHatfield Fellow
arpine.mazhinyan@state.or.us
Anthony MedinaOperations Policy Analyst, Public University Coordination503-947-2442
Anthony.D.Medina@state.or.us
Sean PollackProgram Administrator, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5925
sean.pollack@state.or.us
Kia SorensenAcademic Policy Specialist, Public University Coordination503-947-2448
kia.sorensen@state.or.us
Erin Weeks-EarpAlignment and Articulation Policy Specialist, Public University Coordination503-947-5659
erin.weeks-earp@state.or.us
Kayla WinslowPostsecondary Support Specialist*503-947-5727
kayla.winslow@state.or.us
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Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development

NamePositionContact Info
GENERAL CCWD INQUIRIES 503-947-2401
ccwd.info@state.or.us
GED® TEST INQUIRIES 503-947-5608
oregon.GED@hecc.oregon.gov
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
KC AndrewCTE Education Specialist503-947-5742
kc.andrew@state.or.us
Nick BenderAdult Basic Skills Specialist503-947-2423
nick.bender@state.or.us
Patrick CraneDirector, Community Colleges and Workforce Development503-947-2414
patrick.crane@state.or.us
Brooklyn CruzOffice Secretary and Travel Coordinator 503-947-5701
Brooklyn.cruz@state.or.us
Kasena DaileyProgram Coordinator503-947-5608
kasena.dailey@state.or.us
Helen DunfordAdult Basic Education State Leadership Coordinator503-373-0014
helen.dunford@state.or.us
Luis JuarezCTE Education Specialist503-947-2430
luis.juarez@state.or.us
Eric JuenemannCareer Connected Learning Specialist503-947-2431
eric.juenemann@state.or.us
Donna LewellingDeputy Director, Office of CCWD503-947-2428
donna.j.lewelling@state.or.us
Cat McGrewCCWD Policy Analyst503-934-3485
cat.mcgrew@state.or.us
Brittany MilesTransfer & Articulation Specialist503-934-0830
brittany.miles@state.or.us
Adrienne OchsOregon GED® Administrator503-934-0957
adrienne.ochs@state.or.us
Tamy PerkinsAdult Basic Skills, Administrative Specialist 503-947-2427
tamyra.d.perkins@state.or.us
Shannon ZiglinskiAssistant to CCWD Director 503-373-0003
shannon.ziglinski@state.or.us
Kelly ZinckEducation Team Research Analyst503-947-2409
kelly.zinck@state.or.us
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Office of Operations

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
Lori AllenSystem Analyst503-947-2425
lori.allen@state.or.us
James BennettInformation Systems Specialist 503-947-1654
james.bennett@state.or.us
Oleksandr Bilobrovchuk Network Analyst / Security Officer 503-508-1746
oleksandr.v.bilobrovchuk@state.or.us
Brandon BlairSystems Analyst503-947-2407
brandon.blair@state.or.us
Terry BouieSupport/Network Analyst503-947-2410
terry.bouie@state.or.us
Lisa ChandlerAccounting Technician503-947-5932
lisa.chandler@state.or.us
Angela CreaseyLead Accountant503-947-2434
angela.c.creasey@state.or.us
Karen DeHutProcurement and Contract Specialist503-947-5986
karen.e.dehut@state.or.us
Theresa DeWeesAccounting Technician/Payroll541-687-7478
theresa.d.dewees@state.or.us
Derek DizneyProcurement and Contract Specialist503-947-2405
derek.dizney@state.or.us
Marron Easly-HolmesProgram Fiscal Analyst503-378-5159
marron.a.easly-holmes@state.or.us
Brandon FoxSystem Analyst541-687-7301
brandon.j.fox@state.or.us
Donna K. Haole-ValenzuelaFiscal Services Manager503-947-2424
donna.k.haole-valenzuela@state.or.us
Jordi HumphreysSystem Analyst541-687-7303
jordi.humphreys@state.or.us
Lisa Kelly-HarrimanProcurement and Contract Specialist503-947-5677
lisa.m.kelly-harriman@state.or.us
Mona McMullen Lead Budget Analyst503-947-5933
Mona.McMullen@state.or.us
Aaron MeyersNetwork Analyst541-357-9304
aaron.m.meyers@state.or.us
Maja MunsonProgram Fiscal Analyst503-947-5945
maja.munson@state.or.us
Monique MurphyJunior Accountant503-947-5935
Monique.Murphy@state.or.us
Anthony NelsonProject Manager 503-934-3481
anthony.nelson@state.or.us
Theresa PietzoldProject Manager503-689-2571
theresa.pietzold@state.or.us
Tom RielDesignated Procurement Officer (DPO)/Contracting Manager503-947-2250
tom.e.riel@state.or.us
Duane RitchieSenior Accountant503-947-2419
duane.l.ritchie@state.or.us
Ramona RodamakerDirector of Operations503-947-2436
ramona.r.rodamaker@state.or.us
James RorickIT Support Specialist503-947-2443
james.rorick@state.or.us
Derek SimmonsSenior Accountant503-947-5789
derek.r.simmons@state.or.us
Kari StocksQuality Assurance Analyst503-947-5623
kari.stocks@state.or.us
Robel TadesseInformation Technology Director503-947-2458
robel.tadesse@state.or.us
Jessica ZacharyAccountant503-947-1288
jessica.zachary@state.or.us
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Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
Gabriel DoughertyFiscal Analyst503-934-3478
gabriel.dougherty@state.or.us
David JarvisPostsecondary Fiscal Analyst503-947-5985
david.jarvis@state.or.us
Bruce JohnsonPostsecondary Capital Analyst503-947-0004
bruce.johnson@state.or.us
Jim PinkardDirector, Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital503-947-5984
jim.pinkard@state.or.us
Terry RogersPostsecondary Capital Analyst*503-947-2440
terry.rogers@state.or.us
Kayla WinslowPostsecondary Support Specialist503-947-5727
kayla.winslow@state.or.us
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Office of Research and Data

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
Janet Avila-MedinaHatfield Fellow*
janet.avila-medina@state.or.us
Angela BluhmOperations and Policy Coordinator503-378-2761
angela.bluhm@state.or.us
Amy CoxDirector of Research and Data503-947-2454
amy.cox@state.or.us
Leeta DasSolutions Architect503-947-0606
leeta.das@state.or.us
Alix HubertAgency Support Specialist503-947-2437
alix.hubert@state.or.us
Claire KemmererAdministrative Specialist503-947-2456
claire.kemmerer@state.or.us
Olga LevadnayaResearch Analyst503-947-3406
olga.levadnaya@state.or.us
Elizabeth MartinezDeputy Director503-947-5999
elizabeth.martinez@state.or.us
Vern MayfieldPolicy and Research Analyst503-947-3407
vern.mayfield@state.or.us
Jason MesserSystem Architect503-378-5159
jason.messer@state.or.us
Ken MesserSolutions Architect503-373-0206
ken.messer@state.or.us
Paul SchroederResearch Analyst503-947-2432
paul.schroeder@state.or.us
Betsy SimpkinsResearch Communications Specialist 503-947-5676
betsy.simpkins@state.or.us
Shiyan TaoInstitutional Research Analyst503-947-3408
shiyan.tao@state.or.us
Ben TateDirector, Oregon Longitudinal Data Collaborative503-378-2764
ben.tate@state.or.us
Melinda WeinmannBusiness Analyst503-947-5987
melinda.d.weinmann@state.or.us
Scott YamamotoResearch Analyst503-947-5666
scott.yamamoto@state.or.us
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Office of Student Access and Completion

NamePositionContact Info
GENERAL OSAC INQUIRIES General inquiries541-687-7400
osac@hecc.oregon.gov
ADDRESS 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401
Melissa AdamsScholarship Processing Coordinator541-687-7409
melissa.adams@state.or.us
Juan Baez-ArevaloDirector, OSAC541-687-7307
juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us
Lisa BrookshierASPIRE Access Specialist503-318-3011
lisa.g.brookshier@state.or.us
Ben BrumundASPIRE Access Specialist503-931-8580
ben.brumund@state.or.us
Catherine ConklinASPIRE & Outreach Technical Specialist541.687-7455
catherine.conklin@state.or.us
Cheryl ConnollyScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7422
cheryl.a.connolly@state.or.us
Peggy CookseyScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7443
peggy.d.cooksey@state.or.us
Carol CornacchiaFront Desk Reception541-687-7323
carol.cornacchia@state.or.us
Susan DegenState Grants and Government Affairs Manager541-687-7451
susan.r.degen@state.or.us
Lori EllisASPIRE Administrator541-687-7471
lorianne.m.ellis@state.or.us
Gavin HoldgreiweTraining and Development Specialist541-687-7379
gavin.holdgreiwe@state.or.us
Lindsey HolkExecutive Assistant541-687-7488
lindsey.holk@state.or.us
Amy HollandState Grants Administrator541-687-7335
amy.holland@state.or.us
Kyra KingPublic Grants Administrative Support Specialist 541-687-7352
kyra.king@state.or.us
Randee NicolayASPIRE Access Specialist541-603-6739
randee.nicolay@state.or.us
Erin PischkeResearch Analyst541-687-7433
erin.pischke@state.or.us
Vickie PotoskiScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7387
vickie.l.potoski@state.or.us
Horalia ("Lala") RangelOregon Teacher Scholars Program Coordinator503-881-6059
horalia.rangel@state.or.us
Robert SmallSenior Policy Advisor503-934-3479
bob.small@state.or.us
Stacey Stonesifer ASPIRE Access Specialist 541-515-4513
stacey.stonesifer@state.or.us
Lacie TolleScholarship Program Administrator541-687-7394
lacie.a.tolle@state.or.us
Kristin VreelandState Grants Administrator541-687-7456
kristin.vreeland@state.or.us
Holly WillefordScholarship and Access Programs Manager 541-687-7466
holly.j.willeford@state.or.us
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Office of Workforce Investments

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 875 Union Street NE #310, Salem, OR 97311
Jeremy AholaProgram Analyst, Oregon Youth Conservation Corp 503-947-2446
jeremy.w.ahola@oregon.gov
John AsherWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2413
john.e.asher@oregon.gov
Carie Bauer Director, Oregon Volunteers 503-947-2452
carie.e.bauer@oregon.gov
Jennifer DenningStrategic Programs Analyst503-947-3034
jennifer.l.denning@oregon.gov
Douglas DenningOregon Youth Conservation Corps Director503-947-2420
douglas.denning@state.or.us
Wayne FannoWorkforce Education Specialist503-947-2447
wayne.l.fanno@oregon.gov
Theresa FitzgeraldWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2402
theresa.fitzgerald@oregon.gov
Karen HumelbaughDirector, Workforce Investments503-947-2404
karen.m.humelbaugh@oregon.gov
Sydney KingOffice Specialist503-934-3475
sydney.g.king@oregon.gov
Clay MartinWTDB and Workforce Initiatives Analyst 503-934-0910
clay.martin@oregon.gov
Todd NellExecutive Director, WTDB503-947-2406
todd.a.nell@oregon.gov
Stephanie SolomonProgram Support Specialist, Board Administrator 503-947-2416
stephanie.b.solomon@oregon.gov
Rachel SotoWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2438
rachel.soto@oregon.gov
Linda SozziAdministrative Specialist503-947-5949
linda.m.sozzi@oregon.gov
Julia SteinbergerSTEM Council Director503-947-2433
julia.steinberger@state.or.us
Kurt TackmanDeputy Director, Workforce Investments503-947-2439
kurt.r.tackman@oregon.gov
Debra WelterWorkforce Operations and Policy Analyst 503-947-3032
debra.a.welter@oregon.gov
Kathy WilcoxWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2411
kathy.wilcox@oregon.gov
Barbara ZealProgram Analyst503-947-8517
barbara.r.zeal@oregon.gov
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Key Contacts

General Inquiries​

Info.HECC@state.or.us or 503-378-5690. 

​Public Records Requests

Learn about the process and find the form for public records requests here.​

Media Inquiries
Endi Hartigan, Communications Director, endi.hartigan@state.or.us, 
503-378-6769 (office), 971-701-4032 (cell)
​Commission-Related Inquiries

Karen Lynne Howard, Higher Education Coordinating Commission Administrator, karen.lynne.howard@state.or.us, 503-947-2379

​Student Complaints

​ Learn about the student complaint process here.​​
​HECC Salem, Public Service Building
255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310

Office of the Executive Director: Info.HECC@state.or.us 

Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development: (CCWD), ccwd.info@state.or.us, 503-947-2401

Office of Academic Policy and Authorization: For private postsecondary inquiries, contact, Info.PPS@state.or.us, 503-947-5716

Office of Operations: lisa.ellsworth@state.or.us, 503-378-5690​

Office of Research & Data: alix.hubert@state.or.us, 503-947-2437​

Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital: ​​kayla.winslow@state.or.us, 503-947-5727​

​HECC Salem, Employment Building
875 Union Street NE, Salem, OR 97311

Office of Workforce Investments: linda.m.sozzi@oregon.gov 503-947-5949 ​

​HECC Eugene

1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401

Office of Student Access and Completion

541-687-7400, osac@hecc.oregon.gov

​HECC Portland​
University Technology Services Building, Portland State University, 2121 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201, Suite 505 (satellite drop-in office and conference room)​


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