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GOIA Staff and State Agency-Tribal Liaisons

Governor's Office of Indian Affairs (GOIA)

Craig A. Bill - Executive Director
Mystique Hurtado - Assistant Director of Administration and Communications
JT Austin - Assistant Director of Policy & Planning
Gordon James, Special Projects & Training Manager

State Agency-Tribal Liaisons

Department of Agriculture

Department of Archaeology and Historical Preservation

Allyson Brooks, State Historic Preservation Officer

Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Tleena Ives, Director of Tribal Relations
Robert "Bob" Smith - ICW Program Manager
Brandy Otto, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Project Manager
Cassie Anderson, Office of Tribal Relations Operations Manager
Wendy Thomas - Tribal Early Learning Liaison
Brian Frisina, Tribal Program Consultant, Partnership, & Collaboration

Department of Commerce

Michelle Gladstone-Wade, Tribal Liaison
Al Andy, Deputy Tribal Liaison
Brady Kent, Tribal Energy Specialist
Stephanie Bostwick, Tribal Energy Specialist

Department of Corrections

Colleen F. Cawston, Director of Tribal Relations
Harj Aulakh, Management Analyst 4

Department of Ecology

Tyson Oreiro, Executive Advisor for Tribal Affairs

Department of Enterprise Services

Ashlee Delaney, Director of Legislative Affairs and Tribal Liaison

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Department of Health

Candice Wilson, Tribal Policy Director

Department of Labor and Industries

Department of Licensing

Department of Natural Resources

Patrick Depoe, Director of Tribal Relations
Jayana Marshall, Deputy Director of Tribal Relations

Department of Revenue

Daniel Knudsen, Tribal Relations Manager

Department of Transportation

Megan Cotton - HQ Government Relations
Lorraine Basch, Federal Tribal Legislative Liaison
Megan Nicodemus - Planning North Central and Eastern Region
Phillip Narte - Ferries Division

Department of Veterans Affairs

DSHS - Office of Indian Policy

Tim Collins - Senior Director
Leah Muasau - Tribal Contracts Coordinator
Janet Gone - Region 1
Aimee Gone - Region 2
Brenda Francis Thomas - Region 3 North
Heather Hoyle - Region 3 South

DSHS/ALTSA - Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

DSHS/DDA - Developmental Disabilities Administration

DSHS/DVR - Vocational Rehabilitation

Christelle Arnett, Tribal Relations Administrator

DSHS/ESA - Economic Services Administration

Brady Rossnagle, OAS Statewide Tribal Administrator
Mary Anderson, CSD HQ Tribal Administrator
Chris Franks, DCS HQ Senior Tribal Relations Manager
Sandi Cheek, DCS HQ Tribal Administrator

DSHS/FSA - Financial Services Administration

DSHS/ODHH - Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DSHS/RA - Rehabilitation Administration

Employment Security Department

Caitlyn Jekel, Government Relations Director

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC)

Sonia Bumpus, Executive Director

Evergreen State College

Lyn Dennis, Tribal Liaison

Health Care Authority

Aren Sparck, Office of Tribal Affairs Administrator
Christine Winn, Office of Tribal Affairs Deputy Administrator
Lena Nachand, Tribal Liaison
Lucille Mendoza, Tribal Behavioral Health Administrator

Liquor and Cannabis Board

Marla Conwell, Tribal & Government Liaison

Military Department

James Baumgart, Intergovernmental Affairs and Policy Director

Military Department - Emergency Management Division

Dean Johnny - Disaster Reservist
Erik Riske, Tribal Liaison

Office of Financial Management

K.D. Chapman-See, Legislative Liaison

Office of Minority and Womens Business Enterprises

Sarah Erdmann, Deputy Director
Kimber Starr, Governor's Subcabinet on Business Diversity Manager

Office of the Attorney General

Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Henry Strom, Executive Director, OSPI Office of Native Education
Willard Bill, Jr., Assistant Director, OSPI Office of Native Education (ONE)
Kayla Guyett, Tribal Language Liaison
Maxine Alex, Tribal Consultation Program Supervisor
Mona Halcomb, Native Student Success Program Supervisor
Rebecca Purser, Native Educator Cultivation Program Supervisor
Shandy Abrahamson, Career Connected Learning Tribal Engagement Specialist
Kari Tally, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director

Office of the Washington State Auditor

Scott Nelson, Director of Legislative & Policy Affairs

Puget Sound Partnership

Recreation and Conservation Office

Megan Duffy, Director

Results Washington (Office of the Governor)

Secretary of State

Jeanne Williams, Public and Tribal Library Consultant, Library Development

State Board of Health

Ashley Bell, Equity and Engagement Manager

State Board of Health - Health Disparities Council

LinhPhung Huynh, Health Disparities Council Manager

State Conservation Commission

State Gambling Commission

State Parks and Recreation Commission

Jenna Bowman, Tribal Affairs Director
Owen Rowe, Policy & Governmental Affairs Director

Traffic Safety Commission

Utilities and Transportation Commission

David W. Danner, UTC Commission Chair & Tribal Liaison

Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Washington State Arts Commission

Cheryl Wilcox, Tribal Cultural Affairs Director

Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

Glenda Breiler, Director of Tribal Government Affairs

Washington State Historical Society

Pam James, Tribal Liaison

Washington State Office of Equity

iisaaksiichaa ross braine, Tribal Relations Liaison

Washington State Patrol

Washington Technology Solutions

Tavares Terry, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

Washington's Lottery

Cassi Villegas, Deputy Director