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HECC Address

Our physical and mailing address is:​

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

The HECC moved to this location in June, 2020. This location includes all offices of the HECC which were previously located in the three separate locations in Salem and Eugene. ​

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​
Rebecca Arce Inclusion and Equity Specialist503-509-2383
rebecca.arce@hecc.oregon.gov
Osvaldo F. AvilaInclusion and Equity Specialist503-508-2497
osvaldo.avila@hecc.oregon.gov
Ben CannonExecutive Director, HECC971-273-9222
ben.cannon@hecc.oregon.gov
Elizabeth CastroHuman Resources Assistant503-949-3080
elizabeth.castro-gonzalez@hecc.oregon.gov
Jenny ChadwickHuman Resources Analyst971-372-1275
jennifer.chadwick@hecc.oregon.gov
Eleni CollinsAdministrative Specialist503-871-6028
Eleni.collins@hecc.oregon.gov
Patricia CunoHuman Resources Analyst503-934-0956
patty.cuno@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa EllsworthFacilities Manager503-302-3529
lisa.ellsworth@hecc.oregon.gov
Ronan FitzSimons-BreyOffice Specialist 458-239-3609
ronan.fitzsimons-brey@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa GrishamAssistant to the Deputy Director 971-301-1708
lisa.grisham@hecc.oregon.gov
Endi HartiganCommunications Director971-701-4032
endi.hartigan@hecc.oregon.gov
Susie HosieHuman Resources Director503-934-0955
susie.j.hosie@hecc.oregon.gov
Jennifer PurcellDirecor, Future Ready Oregon971-372-1879
jennifer.purcell@hecc.oregon.gov
Rudyane Rivera-Lindstrom Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion503-689-4309
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
Guthrie Stafford Assistant to the Executive Director, Commission Administrator, Rules Coordinator971-273-9222
Guthrie.Stafford@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
Kerry ThomasProject Manager(503) 378-2761
kerry.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 Specialist, Student Complaints503-881-2738
matthew.altman@hecc.oregon.gov
Daniel Gustav AndersonUniversity Academic Policy Specialist503-871-0392
daniel.anderson@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 FullerOperations & Policy Analyst, 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
Michael RallsEducation Program Specialist503-979-6001
michael.ralls@hecc.oregon.gov
Elizabeth RogersCompliance Specialist503-507-8726
elizabeth.rogers@hecc.oregon.gov
Kia SorensenInterim Deputy Director, Private Postsecondary Education503-949-3744
kia.sorensen@hecc.oregon.gov
Debora van Eckhardt Executive Support Specialist458-209-0240
debora.vaneckhardt@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 Specialist503-979-5670
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
Brooklyn Cruz-Decker Office Specialist458-209-4643
brooklyn.cruz-decker@hecc.oregon.gov
Kasena DaileyProgram Coordinator503-947-5608
kasena.dailey@hecc.oregon.gov
Jane Denison-FurnessPost-Secondary Transfer Specialist503-302-3345
jane.denison-furness@hecc.oregon.gov
Tamy Freeman (Perkins) Program Administrator503-979-5760
tamyra.freeman@hecc.oregon.gov
Ashley GarriganABE State Leadership Coordinator 503-979-5453
ashley.garrigan@hecc.oregon.gov
Shalee HodgsonPolicy Advisor971-372-0889
shalee.hodgson@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
Kyle D. ThomasCareer Pathways Analyst971-332-0642
kyle.duane.thomas@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​
Jennifer Beck Fiscal Analyst III503-689-2445
jennifer.beck@hecc.oregon.gov
James BennettIT Systems Analyst971-304-4919
james.bennett@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa ChandlerPayroll Analyst 503-947-5932
lisa.chandler@hecc.oregon.gov
Taran Covell Accounting Technician971-372-1778
taran.covell@hecc.oregon.gov
Karen DeHutProcurement and Contract Specialist971-209-8826
karen.e.dehut@hecc.oregon.gov
Derek DizneyProcurement Manager503-979-5912
derek.dizney@hecc.oregon.gov
Nick Dollar Fiscal Analyst 971-372-1993
nicholas.dollar@kecc.oregon.gov
Lisa EllsworthFacilities Manager503-302-3529
lisa.ellsworth@hecc.oregon.gov
Juliet FernandezAccounting Technician971-372-1813
juliet.fernandez@hecc.oregon.gov
Carrie FisherProgram Accountant971-375-7664
carrie.fisher@hecc.oregon.gov
Brandon FoxIT Systems Analyst541-687-7301
brandon.j.fox@hecc.oregon.gov
David GrafFiscal Analyst 971-375-7669
david.graf@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa GrishamExecutive Assistant to Operations Director, and Ops Office971-301-1708
lisa.grisham@hecc.oregon.gov
April HergertFront Desk Administrator503-378-5690
april.hergert@hecc.oregon.gov
Jordi HumphreysIT Systems Analyst541-687-7303
jordi.humphreys@hecc.oregon.gov
Brandon JohnsonProgram Accountant971-375-7666
brandon.johnson@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa Kelly-HarrimanProcurement and Contract Specialist503-979-5839
lisa.m.kelly-harriman@hecc.oregon.gov
Jon KingFiscal Analyst II503-509-7617
jon.king@hecc.oregon.gov
April KinneyFederal Accountant II971-208-2656
april.kinney@hecc.oregon.gov
Elizabeth MarshallCapital Construction Accountant971-375-7659
elizabeth.marshall@hecc.oregon.gov
Aaron MeyersIT Network Analyst503-979-5761
aaron.m.meyers@hecc.oregon.gov
Monique MurphyRevenue Accountant971-375-7667
Monique.Murphy@hecc.oregon.gov
Tom RielDirector of Operations971-707-1631
tom.e.riel@hecc.oregon.gov
James RorickCyber Security and Cloud Administrator503-94 7-2443
james.rorick@hecc.oregon.gov
Katie RuppAccounting Technician971-372-1822
katie.rupp@hecc.oregon.gov
Kari StocksIT Systems Analyst971-281-4902
kari.stocks@hecc.oregon.gov
Robel TadesseChief Information Officer503-551-2783
robel.tadesse@hecc.oregon.gov
Angela TottonGrant Accountant503-949-3501
angela.totton@hecc.oregon.gov
Jamiel WhiteIT Support Specialist503-979-7094
Jamiel.white@hecc.oregon.gov
Regan WyckoffBusiness Analyst503-979-6821
regan.wyckoff@hecc.oregon.gov
Jessica ZacharyAccounting & Payroll Lead971-375-7663
jessica.zachary@hecc.oregon.gov
Shannon ZiglinskiProcurement and Contracts Assistant503-979-5850
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 & Data Analyst503-507-3498
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
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
Lori EllisASPIRE Administrator541-687-7471
lorianne.m.ellis@hecc.oregon.gov
Rochelle FarrisASPIRE Access Specialist458-209-6362
rochelle.farris@hecc.oregon.gov
April HergertOffice Specialist503-378-5690
april.hergert@hecc.oregon.gov
Kyra KingState Grants Administrator 541-687-7352
kyra.king@hecc.oregon.gov
Olivia PerezAdministrative Specialist458-209-4782
olivia.perez@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
Anel Trujillo Venegas State Grants Coordinator503-510-9451
anel.venegas-trujillo@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
Stacey Cochran Oregon Youth Works Initiatives Analyst503-979-3823
stacey.cochran@hecc.oregon.gov
Matthew CollinsOregon Youth Works Program Coordinator503-507-8671
matthew.collins@hecc.oregon.gov
Brooklyn Cruz-Decker Office Specialist 458-209-4643
brooklyn.cruz-decker@hecc.oregon.gov
Jennifer DenningStrategic Initiatives Programs Analyst503-779-8818
jennifer.l.denning@hecc.oregon.gov
Douglas DenningYouth Workforce Director503-559-6003
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
Nicole StappDeputy Director for Systems Alignment503-507-4178
nicole.stapp@hecc.oregon.gov
Julia SteinbergerDirector, 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
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​,
​971-701-4032 (cell)

​Public Records Requests

Commission-related Inquiries
Guthrie Stafford, Assistant to the Executive Director, Commission Administrator, and Administrative Rules Coordinator, 

Student Complaints

Learn about the stud​ent complaint process here.​​

 

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