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​​​​​​​New Salem Address - effective June 1, 2020

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.

The address for the HECC Portland satellite office is unchanged. The HECC office remains​ physically closed to the public at this time.​

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. However, the agency is continuing our work and services, and staff are available to the public by phone and email.

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. AvilaTalent, Innovation, & Equity Administrator503-508-2497
osvaldo.avila@hecc.oregon.gov
Ben CannonExecutive Director, HECC503-947-5948
ben.cannon@hecc.oregon.gov
Patricia CunoHuman Resources Analyst503-934-0956
patty.cuno@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa EllsworthFacilities Manager503-302-3529
lisa.ellsworth@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
Karen HowardCommission Administrator, and Assistant to Executive Director503-947-2379
karen.lynne.howard@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 RodamakerDeputy Executive Director503-947-2436
ramona.r.rodamaker@hecc.oregon.gov
Christina SteeleHuman Resources Support Specialist503-934-3482
christina.steele@hecc.oregon.gov
Kyle ThomasDirector of Legislative and Policy Affairs503-947-2678
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
Tiffany CaldwellPrivate Postsecondary Support Specialist 503-947-5716
tiffany.caldwell@hecc.oregon.gov
Karyn ChambersEducation Specialist, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5773
karyn.chambers@hecc.oregon.gov
Veronica DujonDirector503-947-5744
veronica.dujon@hecc.oregon.gov
Rebecca FullerCompliance Specialist, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5751
rebecca.fuller@hecc.oregon.gov
Peter GertenrichEducation Specialist, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5719
peter.gertenrich@hecc.oregon.gov
Tabatha HeaterCompliance Specialist*, Private Postsecondary Education 503-934-3480
tabatha.heater@hecc.oregon.gov
Anthony MedinaOperations Policy Analyst, Public University Coordination503-947-2442
Anthony.D.Medina@hecc.oregon.gov
Sean PollackProgram Administrator, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5925
sean.pollack@hecc.oregon.gov
Kia SorensenAcademic Policy Specialist, Public University Coordination503-947-2448
kia.sorensen@hecc.oregon.gov
Erin Weeks-EarpAlignment and Articulation Policy Specialist, Public University Coordination503-947-5659
erin.weeks-earp@hecc.oregon.gov
Barbara ZealDegree Authorization Specialist503-947-5727
barbara.zeal@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
Patrick CraneDirector, Community Colleges and Workforce Development503-947-2414
patrick.crane@hecc.oregon.gov
Brooklyn CruzOffice Secretary and Travel Coordinator 503-947-5701
Brooklyn.cruz@hecc.oregon.gov
Kasena DaileyProgram Coordinator503-947-5608
kasena.dailey@hecc.oregon.gov
Helen DunfordAdult Basic Education State Leadership Coordinator503-373-0014
helen.dunford@hecc.oregon.gov
Luis JuarezCTE Education Specialist503-947-2430
luis.juarez@hecc.oregon.gov
Eric JuenemannCareer Connected Learning Specialist503-947-2431
eric.juenemann@hecc.oregon.gov
Donna LewellingDeputy Director, Office of CCWD503-947-2428
donna.j.lewelling@hecc.oregon.gov
Cat McGrewCCWD Policy Analyst503-934-3485
cat.mcgrew@hecc.oregon.gov
Brittany MilesTransfer & Articulation Specialist503-934-0830
brittany.miles@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​
Lori AllenSystem Analyst503-947-2425
lori.allen@hecc.oregon.gov
James BennettInformation Systems Specialist 503-947-1654
james.bennett@hecc.oregon.gov
Oleksandr Bilobrovchuk Network Analyst / Security Officer 503-508-1746
oleksandr.v.bilobrovchuk@hecc.oregon.gov
Brandon BlairSystems Analyst503-947-2407
brandon.blair@hecc.oregon.gov
Terry BouieSupport/Network Analyst503-947-2410
terry.bouie@hecc.oregon.gov
Carrie CalkinsAccounting Technician 2503-947-2422
carrie.calkins@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 and Contract Specialist503-947-2405
derek.dizney@hecc.oregon.gov
Marron Easly-HolmesProgram Fiscal Analyst503-378-5159
marron.a.easly-holmes@hecc.oregon.gov
Brandon FoxSystem Analyst541-687-7301
brandon.j.fox@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa GrishamExecutive Assistant503-947-2457
lisa.grisham@hecc.oregon.gov
Donna K. Haole-ValenzuelaFiscal Services Manager503-947-2424
donna.k.haole-valenzuela@hecc.oregon.gov
Jordi HumphreysSystem Analyst541-687-7303
jordi.humphreys@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa Kelly-HarrimanProcurement and Contract Specialist503-947-5677
lisa.m.kelly-harriman@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 MeyersNetwork Analyst541-357-9304
aaron.m.meyers@hecc.oregon.gov
Monique MurphyProgram Accountant503-947-5935
Monique.Murphy@hecc.oregon.gov
Anthony NelsonProject Manager 503-934-3481
anthony.nelson@hecc.oregon.gov
Theresa PietzoldProject Manager503-689-2571
theresa.pietzold@hecc.oregon.gov
Ashlee RadfordProgram Accountant503-378-2764
ashlee.radford@hecc.oregon.gov
Tom RielDesignated Procurement Officer (DPO)/Contracting Manager503-947-2250
tom.e.riel@hecc.oregon.gov
Duane RitchieProgram Accountant503-947-2419
duane.l.ritchie@hecc.oregon.gov
Ramona RodamakerDirector of Operations503-947-2436
ramona.r.rodamaker@hecc.oregon.gov
James RorickIT Support Specialist503-947-2443
james.rorick@hecc.oregon.gov
Derek SimmonsLead Accountant503-947-5789
derek.r.simmons@hecc.oregon.gov
Kari StocksQuality Assurance Analyst503-947-5623
kari.stocks@hecc.oregon.gov
Robel TadesseInformation Technology Director503-551-2783
robel.tadesse@hecc.oregon.gov
Angela TottonPayroll Analyst503-947-2449
angela.totton@hecc.oregon.gov
Jessica ZacharyAccountant 3503-947-1288
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 Analyst503-947-5985
david.jarvis@hecc.oregon.gov
Bruce JohnsonPostsecondary Capital Analyst503-947-0004
bruce.johnson@hecc.oregon.gov
Jim PinkardDirector, Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital503-947-5984
jim.pinkard@hecc.oregon.gov
Terry RogersPostsecondary Capital Analyst503-947-2440
terry.rogers@hecc.oregon.gov
Kayla WinslowFinance Analyst 503-934-3478
kayla.winslow@hecc.oregon.gov
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Office of Research and Data

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Bonnie BaloghExecutive Support Specialist971-283-4714
bonnie.balogh@hecc.oregon.gov
Amy CoxDirector of Research and Data503-947-2454
amy.cox@hecc.oregon.gov
Leeta DasSolutions Architect503-947-0606
leeta.das@hecc.oregon.gov
Rahevin LeClercResearch Analyst503-934-3476
rahevin.potter-clark@hecc.oregon.gov
Olga LevadnayaResearch Analyst503-947-3406
olga.levadnaya@hecc.oregon.gov
Elizabeth MartinezPolicy and Research Analyst503-947-5999
elizabeth.martinez@hecc.oregon.gov
Vern MayfieldPolicy and Research Analyst503-947-3407
vern.mayfield@hecc.oregon.gov
Jason MesserSystem Architect503-378-5159
jason.messer@hecc.oregon.gov
Betsy SimpkinsResearch Communications Specialist 503-947-5676
betsy.simpkins@hecc.oregon.gov
Shiyan TaoInstitutional Research Analyst503-947-3408
shiyan.tao@hecc.oregon.gov
Ben TateDirector, Oregon Longitudinal Data Collaborative503-378-2764
ben.tate@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 Processing Coordinator541-687-7409
melissa.adams@hecc.oregon.gov
Juan Baez-ArevaloDirector, OSAC541-687-7307
juan.baez-arevalo@hecc.oregon.gov
Lisa BrookshierASPIRE Access Specialist503-318-3011
lisa.g.brookshier@hecc.oregon.gov
Ben BrumundASPIRE Access Specialist503-931-8580
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
Carol CornacchiaFront Desk Reception541-687-7323
carol.cornacchia@hecc.oregon.gov
Shannon Donivan-JohnsDeputy Director, OSAC541-687-7451
shannon.donivan-johns@hecc.oregon.gov
Lori EllisASPIRE Administrator541-687-7471
lorianne.m.ellis@hecc.oregon.gov
Gavin HoldgreiweTraining and Development Specialist541-687-7379
gavin.holdgreiwe@hecc.oregon.gov
Kyra KingState Grants Administrator 541-687-7352
kyra.king@hecc.oregon.gov
Erin PischkeResearch Analyst541-687-7433
erin.pischke@hecc.oregon.gov
Vickie PotoskiScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7387
vickie.l.potoski@hecc.oregon.gov
Horalia ("Lala") RangelOregon Teacher Scholars Program Coordinator503-881-6059
horalia.rangel@hecc.oregon.gov
Robert SmallSenior Policy Advisor503-934-3479
bob.small@hecc.oregon.gov
Stacey Stonesifer ASPIRE Access Specialist 541-515-4513
stacey.stonesifer@hecc.oregon.gov
Kerry ThomasAspire Access Specialist (503) 378-2761
kerry.thomas@hecc.oregon.gov
Lacie TolleScholarship Program Administrator541-687-7394
lacie.a.tolle@hecc.oregon.gov
Kristin VreelandState Grants Administrator541-687-7456
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 Analyst, Oregon Youth Corp 503-689-6662
jeremy.w.ahola@hecc.oregon.gov
John AsherWorkforce Program Analyst503-947-2413
john.e.asher@hecc.oregon.gov
Carie Bauer Director, Oregon Volunteers 971-273-9144
carie.e.bauer@hecc.oregon.gov
Jennifer DenningStrategic Programs Analyst503-947-3034
jennifer.l.denning@hecc.oregon.gov
Douglas DenningOregon Youth Corps 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
Amy HollandNational Service Program Officer971-345-1137
amy.holland@hecc.oregon.gov
Karen HumelbaughDirector, Workforce Investments503-551-9322
karen.humelbaugh@hecc.oregon.gov
Sydney KingOffice Specialist503-480-6962
sydney.g.king@hecc.oregon.gov
Clay MartinWTDB and Workforce Initiatives Analyst 503-779-5450
clay.martin@hecc.oregon.gov
Brittany MelzerSupport Specialist503-934-3526
brittany.e.melzer@hecc.oregon.gov
Todd NellExecutive Director, WTDB503-508-8916
todd.a.nell@hecc.oregon.gov
Stephanie SolomonProgram Support Specialist, Board Administrator 971-345-1134
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 SteinbergerSTEM Council Director971-345-1136
julia.s.steinberger@hecc.oregon.gov
Kurt TackmanDeputy Director, Workforce Investments971-345-1139
kurt.r.tackman@hecc.oregon.gov
Debra WelterWorkforce Operations and Policy Analyst 971-345-1135
debra.a.welter@hecc.oregon.gov
Kathy WilcoxWorkforce Program 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@state.or.us or 503-378-5690. 

HECC Addresses:

HECC Salem - new physical and mailing address
Higher Education Coordinating Commission
3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​

HECC Portland​ (satellite drop-in office), physical address. Please note HECC mail is not received at this address:
​Higher Education Coordinating Commission​
University Technology Services Building, Portland State University, 2121 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201, Suite 505 

​Public Records Requests

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.​​

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