Staff Directory

Director's Office

Sophorn Cheang, Director503-910-6932
Sage Geiselman, Assistant to the Director503-910-6932
Nick Batz, Policy & Government Affairs Manager971-930-2399
Bryant Campbell, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager503-307-2517

Arts & Culture Division

Brian Rogers, Executive Director971-209-5385
Kat Bell, Grants & Office Coordinator503-986-0082;
971-304-5044 cell
Carrie Kikel, Communications Manager503-480-5360

Arts Commission

Eleanor Sandys, Percent for Art Collections Registrar and Research Specialist971-707-3004
Liora Sponko, Community Arts Coordinator971-345-1641

Cultural Trust

Raissa Fleming, Administrative Assistant503-986-0088;
971-345-1646 cell
Aili Schreiner, Oregon Cultural Trust Manager503-428-0963

Economic Development Division

Chris Cummings, Assistant Director503-991-9722
Suzy Miller, Executive Assistant971-201-6261
Robert Ault, Enterprise Innovation & Change Manager503-551-0917
Dyna Hermann, Administrative Assistant503-910-1870
Erika Kirk, Administrative Assistant503-910-1675
Isabella Ollestad, Administrative Assistant971-707-8159

Business & Community Development

Regional Development

See a map of regional service areas

Melisa Drugge, Regional Development Manager503-508-3147

Regional Development Officers
Ryan DeGrofft, Regional Development Officer
Serving Gilliam • Morrow • Umatilla • Wheeler counties

Arthur Chaput, Regional Development Officer
Serving Marion • Polk • Yamhill counties

Michael Held, Regional Development Manager
Serving Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson counties

Allison Field, Regional Development Officer
Serving Grant • Harney • Malheur counties

Michael Held, Regional Development Officer
Serving Hood River • Wasco • Sherman counties

Larry Holzgang, Regional Development Officer
Serving Klamath • Lake counties

Brian McDowell, Regional Development Officer
Serving Baker • Union • Wallowa counties

Shannon McGivney, Regional Development Officer

Melissa Murphy, Regional Development Officer
Serving Benton • Lane • Lincoln • Linn counties

Melanie Olson, Regional Development Officer
Serving Clatsop • Columbia • Tillamook counties

Colin Sears, Regional Development Officer
Serving Clackamas • Multnomah • Washington counties

Sean Stevens, Regional Development Officer
Serving Coos • Curry • Douglas counties

Marta Tarantsey, Regional Development Officer
Serving Jackson • Josephine counties

Regional Project Managers
Shanna Bailey, Regional Project Manager
Serving Baker • Grant • Gilliam • Harney • Malheur • Morrow • Umatilla • Union • Wallowa • Wheeler counties

Tawni Bean, Regional Project Manager
Serving Coos • Curry • Douglas • Jackson • Josephine • Klamath • Lake counties

Michelle Bilberry, Regional Project Manager
Serving Benton • Lane • Lincoln • Linn • Marion • Polk • Yamhill counties

Becky Bryant, Regional Project Manager
Serving Clackamas • Clatsop • Columbia • Multnomah • Tillamook • Washington counties

Shelby Gonzales, Regional Project Manager
Serving Housing and CDBG Projects Statewide

Matthew Mattia, Regional Project Manager
Serving Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson • Hood River • Sherman • Wasco counties

Jeremy McVeety, Regional Project Manager
Serving CDBG Projects Statewide

Ted Werth, Regional Project Manager
Serving Ports Projects Statewide

Global Strategies & Recruitment

Amanda Welker, Global Strategies & Recruitment Manager
Outdoor Gear and Apparel; Secondary Wood Products; Logistics/Distribution; and Consumer Goods
Jessica Sedacy, Administrative Assistant971-718-6604
Alexa Byers, Global Trade Specialist
Advanced Manufacturing; Transportation; Defense Equipment; Information Technologies; Electronics/Instrument; Applied Materials; and Food Processing
Sunun Setboonsarng, Global Trade Specialist
Environmental Technologies; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy; Green Building; and Bioscience
Jill Miles, Senior Business Recruitment Officer
All Industries; Site Selectors
Scott Salazar, Business Recruitment Officer971-375-7511

Programs & Incentives

Ed Tabor, Programs & Incentives Manager503-949-3523

Program Services

Becky Baxter, SPWF Program & Policy Coordinator503-931-4403
Kaitlin Boyce, CDBG Administrative Assistant503-910-8433
Michael DeHart, Broadband Program Coordinator503-910-8067
Daniel Holbrook, Broadband Manager503-877-7006
Karen Homolac, Brownfields Specialist971-239-9951
Stephanie Prybyl, Ports Manager503-949-1710
Alina Putintsev, Operations Coordinator503-480-6172
Fumi Schaadt, CDBG Program & Policy Coordinator971-239-9020
Rena Schoen, CDBG Program & Policy Coordinator503-949-6294
Jon Unger, SDWRLF; Water; W/W Program & Policy Coordinator503-507-7107
Gloria Zacharias, Seismic Program & Policy Coordinator503-508-7460


Arthur Fish, Business Incentives Coordinator971-707-8097


Carrie Baxandall, COBID Program Manager971-301-1271
Jason Bricker, Compliance Specialist503-798-5017
Daniel Jackson, Small Business Certification Specialist971-707-0716
Jesse Juarez, Small Business Certification Specialist503-507-0498
Elizabeth Lopez, Small Business Certification Specialist503-508-2628
Carol Parker, Small Business Certification Specialist503-983-0596
Jeanne Stoller, Small Business Certification Assistant971-718-7131

Innovation & Small Business Growth

Kate Sinner, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager971-291-2155
Jordana Barclay, Innovation Strategist971-718-7459
Mark Brady, Innovation Strategist503-689-5638
Ricardo Lopez, Capital Strategist503-480-6301
Brian Plinski, Entrepreneurship Strategist971-719-6854
David Sell, Administrative Specialist971-707-8115
Jeff Stell, Small Business Officer503-910-3034

Operations & Finance Division

Brenda Bateman, Assistant Director971-701-0213
Brooks Peacock, Chief Audit Executive503-949-0771
Kim Sheaffer, Fiscal Assistant971-600-7659

Business & Public Finance

John Saris, Finance Manager503-383-8612
Pamela Brunell, Administrative Assistant503-986-0172;
503-877-0877 cell
Jerry Barnick, Business Finance Officer
Serving Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson • Hood River • Sherman • Wasco counties

Laura Engstrom, Business Finance Officer
Serving Coos • Curry • Douglas • Jackson • Josephine • Klamath • Lake counties

Neal Fitzgerald, Business Finance Officer
Serving Clatsop • Clackamas • Columbia • Multnomah • Tillamook • Washington counties

Terry Hegle, Business Finance Officer
Serving Benton • Clatsop • Lane • Lincoln • Linn • Marion • Polk • Tillamook • Yamhill counties

Eric Nerdin, Business Finance Officer
Serving Baker • Gilliam • Grant • Harney • Hood River • Malheur • Morrow • Umatilla • Union • Wallowa • Wasco • Wheeler counties

David Parker, Business Finance Officer
Serving Benton • Clackamas • Clatsop • Columbia • Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson • Klamath • Lake • Lane • Lincoln • Linn • Marion • Multnomah • Polk • Tillamook • Washington • Yamhill counties

Tom Schnell, Business Finance Officer
Serving Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson • Hood River • Sherman • Wasco counties

Blair Sundell-Bahrd, Business Finance Officer
Serving Coos • Curry • Douglas • Jackson • Josephine • Klamath • Lake counties

Paul Zollner, Business Finance Officer
Serving Baker • Gilliam • Grant • Harney • Hood River • Malheur • Morrow • Umatilla • Union • Wallowa • Wasco • Wheeler counties

Janna Graham, Public Finance Officer503-930-0868
Rich Rodriguez, Public Finance Officer971-283-6859

Employee Services

Dana Northrup, Employee Services Manager503-602-0626
Jim Cunningham, Facilities Coordinator971-304-5796
Brenda Fleming, Salem Receptionist503-986-0123;
971-600-5252 cell
Sarah Flores, Human Resources Analyst458-221-0205
Kim Hayes, Payroll Technician971-375-7637
Olivia Huynh, Human Resources Analyst971-375-3458
Katherine Ryberg, Human Resources Analyst503-983-0178
Lies Wattimena, Human Resources Analyst971-375-3545

Fiscal & Budget

Renee Frazier, Chief Financial Officer503-385-6839
David Barnett, Financial Accountant971-600-6140
Monica Brown, Senior Budget Analyst503-602-0440
Kyle Johnson, Travel Accountant971-600-6358
Christina McMichael, Accounting Manager971-600-6647
Dick Moreland, Fiscal Analyst971-600-6978
Tuyet-mai Nguyen, Financial Accountant971-600-6983
Patty Parsons, Federal Grants Accountant971-382-2342
Andrew Stahl, Senior Budget Analyst971-707-0171
Bei Zhang, Financial Accountant971-600-4511

Information Technology

Cara Kaser, Chief Information Officer971-718-6674
Rebecca Craven, Data Architect & Sr Business Analyst971-382-2336
Bryant Kauwe, Network Administrator971-375-2741
Steve Heathcock, Systems Analyst971-600-5092
Colin Lancaster, Sr. Software Engineer503-856-6868
Jessica Rogel, Network Specialist503-779-8071
Carmen Spuhler, Business Analyst971-720-0657
Nick Wadge, Sr. Application Developer503-586-9046

Policy • Rules • Contracts

Josh Hardage, Policy Manager & Tribal Liaison503-586-8928
Tabatha Hoge, Procurement & Contract Specialist971-382-2721
Bonnie Kline, Procurement & Contract Assistant971-707-8153
Christian Nasset, Procurement & Contract Specialist971-382-2343
Travis Poindexter, Procurement & Contract Specialist503-910-7573
Mindee Sublette, Legislative Coordinator971-600-7974
Devon Thorson, Procurement & Contract Specialist971-600-4484
Jon Walton, Contracts Specialist971-600-4902

Communications & Research

Nathan Buehler, Communications & Resesarch Manager503-689-3559
Jacob Wirt, Portland Receptionist503-602-0249

Marketing & Communications

Jessica Holmes, Public Affairs Coordinator503-910-8861
Amber Nabors, Public Relations Coordinator971-375-7945
Mary Norton, Marketing Coordinator971-718-7615

Economic Strategies & Research

Jill Cuyler, Economic Development Research Analyst971-804-0151
Donna Greene, Strategic Initiatives Project Manager971-301-1217
Michael Meyers, Economist503-539-2915