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Physical Offices Temporarily Closed - effective March 25, 2020

In order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Higher Education Coordinating Commission has closed its offices to the general public and staff will be following the social distancing measures outlined in Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-12, Stay Home, Save Lives.  However, the agency is continuing our work and services, and staff are available to the public by phone and email. Please be advised that it may take longer than usual to receive a response.

Agency Directory​


*Asterisk means a temporary, job rotation, or limited duration position.

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
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
Barbara ZealDegree Authorization Specialist503-947-5727
barbara.zeal@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
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
GED® TEST INQUIRIES 503-947-5608
oregon.GED@hecc.oregon.gov
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
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 Technician541-687-7478
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 MurphyProgram 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 RitchieProgram 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 SimmonsProgram 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
Angela TottonPayroll Analyst503-947-2449
angela.totton@state.or.us
Jessica ZacharyAccountant 3503-947-1288
jessica.zachary@state.or.us
Shannon ZiglinskiProcurement and Contracts Assistant503-947-2403
shannon.ziglinski@state.or.us
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Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
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 Analyst503-947-2440
terry.rogers@state.or.us
Kayla WinslowFinance Analyst 503-934-3478
kayla.winslow@state.or.us
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Office of Research and Data

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
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
Olga LevadnayaResearch Analyst503-947-3406
olga.levadnaya@state.or.us
Elizabeth MartinezPolicy and Research Analyst503-947-5999
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
Rahevin Potter-Clark Research Analyst503-934-3476
rahevin.potter-clark@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
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
Shannon Donivan-JohnsDeputy Director, OSAC541-687-7451
shannon.donivan-johns@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
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
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
Kerry ThomasAspire Access Specialist (503) 378-2761
kerry.thomas@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 WillefordOperations & Policy Analyst541-687-7466
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 Investments503-551-9322
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
Brittany MelzerSupport Specialist503-934-3526
brittany.e.melzer@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
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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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