Staff Directory

Main reception telephone: 360-753-7800

DreamAhead contact center: 844-529-5845
GET contact center: 800-955-2318

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Executive Director, Michael Meotti

360-753-7812

Deputy Executive Director, Rachelle Sharpe

360-753-7872

Deputy Director, Don Bennett

360-753-7831

Operations Manager, Crystal Hall

360-753-7852

Administrative Assistant, Hannah Deck

360-753-7810

Director of External Affairs, Marc Webster

360-753-7862

COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Communications, Aaron Wyatt

360-753-7636

Senior Communications Consultant, Katie Youngers Tallman

360-753-7859

Policy Communications Manager, Emily Persky

360-753-7817

Communications Program Manager, Kelly Hall

360-753-7835

COLLEGE ACCESS & SUPPORT

Director of College Access & Support, Weiya Liang

360-753-7884

Administrative Assistant, Amy Buck

360-753-7865

Associate Director of College Access & Support, Sarah Weiss
12th Year Campaign, FAFSA Completion Initiative, College Bound Scholarship

360-753-7630

Assistant Director for Outreach, Christina Winstead
12th Year Campaign, FAFSA Completion Initiative

360-753-7856

Program Associate, Yokiko Hayashi-Saguil
College Bound communication and outreach

360-753-7829

Program Associate, Sam Washington
12th Year Campaign, FAFSA Completion Initiative

360-753-7816

Program Data Manager, Ross Boylan
FAFSA/College Bound portal and data

360-753-7785

Program Specialist, Mallory Byrd
College Bound application processing

360-753-7792

Program Specialist, Rashel Wise
College Bound student and family contact support

360-753-7786

Associate Director of College Access & Support, Marcie Sample
GEAR UP program oversight, lead liaison for school partnerships

360-753-7788

Assistant Director, Beth Kelly
GEAR UP professional development, resource development, partner contract management, communications

360-753-7826

Program Associate, Annie Pocklington
GEAR UP, College Bound, and foster youth student support services

360-753-7837

Program Manager, Buffy Hatcher
GEAR UP/CAS fiscal management

360-753-7789

Program Specialist, Kelly Keeney
GEAR UP event logistics, WSAC portal assistance

360-753-7838

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Director of Consumer Protection, Sam Loftin

360-753-7866

Student Loan Advocate, Stephanie Sampedro

360-753-7781

Program Associate, Kelly Olson

360-753-7625

Program Associate, Tivoli Sharp

360-753-7869

Associate Director for State Approving Agency, Laura Bach

360-753-7821

Program Associate, Deborah O’Neill

360-753-7868

Program Associate, Derek Richert

360-753-7867

POLICY & PLANNING

Director of Policy & Planning, Heather Hudson

360-753-7833

Associate Director, Gail Wootan

360-753-7890

Assistant Director, Gray Sterling

360-753-7633

Assistant Director, Ami Magisos

360-753-7823

Assistant Director, Amelia Moore

360-753-7870

Assistant Director of Operations, Ellen Matheny

360-753-7824

Program Associate, Savanna Kresse

360-753-7791

RESEARCH

Director of Research, Isaac Kwakye

360-753-7864

Associate Director, Mark Lundgren

509-607-4521

Associate Director, Daryl Monear

360-481-6324

Assistant Director, Rashea Hamilton

360-753-7811

Assistant Director, Emma Kibort-Crocker

360-753-7634

Data Analyst, Sarah Pasion

360-753-7820

STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Director of Student Financial Assistance, Becky Thompson

360-753-7840

Administrative Specialist, Colleen Scovill

360-753-7850

Program Associate, Marlena Rae Robbins
Financial Aid Budget & Finance

360-753-7861

Customer Interface Manager, Victor Fernandez
Student Financial Assistance Products

finaid@wsac.wa.gov

Senior Associate Director of Student Financial Assistance, Carla Idohl-Corwin
SFA Operations, Need-Based Programs

360-753-7847

Assistant Director, Gabriele Matull Worst
Need-Based Programs, WCG, CBS

360-753-7841

Assistant Director, Dawn Cypriano-McAferty
Passport to Careers

360-753-7846

Program Associate, Jeff Southard
Apprenticeships

360-753-7624

Program Coordinator, Calvin Romaker
Passport to Careers

360-753-7793

or 360-490-8760

Associate Director for Implementation and Initiatives, David Davis
Student Financial Assistance Programs

360-753-7854

Associate Director for Compliance, Marla Skelley
Student Financial Assistance Programs

360-753-7851

Program Administrator, Jeffrey Powell
State Work Study, Institutional Agreements to Participate

360-753-7621

Program Associate, Ann Voyles
Unit Record (unitrecord@wsac.wa.gov), American Indian Endowed Scholarship (aies@wsac.wa.gov),  Washington Scholars (wascholars@wsac.wa.gov), WAVE (wave@wsac.wa.gov)

360-753-7843

Program Manager, Debbie Jackson
State Work Study

360-753-7848

Receivables Coordinator, Neesha Griffiths
Student Financial Assistance Programs

360-753-7632

Associate Director for Workforce Programs, Melisa Ziegler
Workforce Programs

360-753-7784

Program Manager, Jaclyn Cook
WA Health Corps Loan Repayment

1-888-535-0747 opt 5
or 360-545-2956

Program Manager, Nicole Witty 
Educator Workforce Programs, Aerospace Loan, Child Care Grants, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

360-753-7845

Program Coordinator, Kristen Jenkins
Workforce Programs, WA Health Corps Loan Repayment

1-888-535-0747 opt 5 

 

WA529 - GUARANTEED EDUCATION TUITION (GET) PROGRAM & DREAMAHEAD COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN

Director of College Savings Plans, Luke Minor

360-753-7628

Administrative Assistant, Christina Crawford

360-753-7629

Associate Director for Marketing & Communications, Rodger O'Connor

360-753-7871

Community Relations Manager, Jackie Ferrado

360-753-7875

Marketing & Communications Specialist, Dan Payne

360-753-7828

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Jennifer Dyck

360-753-7839

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Vince Meyer

360-753-7815

Community Relations Coordinator, Liz Rosback

360-753-7622

Associate Director for GET Operations, Betsy Hagen

360-753-7860

Financial Accountant, Jane Olsen

360-753-7873

Finance Manager, Matthew Freeby

360-753-7827

Senior Finance Coordinator, Heather Berges

360-753-7849

Finance Coordinator, MyLinh Nguyen

360-753-7878

Contact Center Manager, Diana Hurley

360-753-7813

Lead Contact Center Specialist, Kari Clark

360-753-7799

Contact Center Specialist, Wendell Jopson

360-753-7783

Contact Center Specialist, Janthie Scott

360-753-7877

Contact Center Specialist, Brittany Wilson

360-753-7874

Records Manager, Melissa Huster

360-753-7896

Senior Records Coordinator, Kim Stephens

360-753-7844

Data Records Analyst, Danica Mitchell

360-753-7893

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Director of Financial and Business Services, Brian Richardson

360-753-7790

Budget Manager, Judy Neumann

360-753-7887

Assistant Budget Manager, Katie Guthrie

360-753-7880

Accounting Manager, Pam Haggard

360-753-7882

Assistant Accounting Manager, Dana Mueller

360-753-7879

Fiscal Analyst 2, Cindy Merlino

360-753-7883

Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Annabelle Lee

360-753-7886

Fiscal Specialist I, Patricia Moore

360-753-7885

Director of Human Resources, Karen Moton-Tate

360-753-7802

Human Resources Consultant, Alisha Rollins

360-753-7857

Chief Information Officer, David Mitchell

360-753-7892

Desktop Support Analyst, Gordon Pabst

360-753-7800

Senior Data Analyst, Kara Larson

360-753-7627

Distinguished Software Engineer, Dave Richard

360-753-7800

Distinguished Software Engineer, Jacob Struble

360-753-7800

Principal Software Developer, Phil Manijak

360-753-7800

Senior Data Engineer, Joshua Haymond

360-753-7800

Senior Software Developer, Daniel West

360-753-7800

Software Developer, Wry Holker

360-753-7800

Software Developer, Gus Penley

360-753-7800

Solutions Architect (GET), Shakib Kamal

360-753-7800

Distinguished Software Engineer (GET), Rob Ranger

360-753-7800

Distinguished Engineer (GET), John Wright

360-753-7800

Software Developer (GET), Christopher Watanabe

360-753-7800

Software Quality Assurance Coordinator and Business Analyst (GET), Kim Porter

360-753-7889

Distinguished Data Engineer (GET), Mallorie Rich

360-753-7800