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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

360-485-1074

Director of Equity, Organizational Culture & Human Resources, Karen Moton-Tate

360-485-1138

Human Resources Consultant, Alisha Rollins

360-485-1139

Director of Operations & Administration, Crystal Hall

360-485-1203

WSAC Records Manager, Melissa Huster

360-485-1194

Assistant Director of Operations, Ellen Matheny

360-485-1216

Administrative Assistant, Amy Buck

360-485-1070

Administrative Assistant, Lindsay Cunningham

360-485-1143

COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Communications, Katie Youngers Tallman

360-252-9997

Communications Program Manager, Jamison Murphy

360-485-1149

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Director of Consumer Protection, Sam Loftin

360-485-1078

Student Loan Advocate, Stephanie Sampedro

360-485-1079

Program Associate, Hannah Deck

360-485-1199

Program Associate, Jessica Manfredi

360-485-1220

Program Associate, Brianna Manikhoth

360-485-1072

Program Associate, Tivoli Sharp

360-485-1080

Associate Director for State Approving Agency, Laura Bach

360-485-1207

Program Associate, Deborah O’Neill

360-485-1209

Program Associate, Derek Richert

360-485-1208

POLICY & PLANNING

Director of Policy & Planning, Heather Hudson

360-485-1211

Associate Director, Ami Magisos

360-485-1213

Associate Director, Inez Olive

360-485-1147

Assistant Director, Abby Chien

360-485-1217

Assistant Director, Abbey Roth

360-485-1330

Policy Associate, Hannah Lodwick

360-485-1054

Policy Associate (Legislative Liaison), Rathi Sudhakara

360-485-1212

RESEARCH & STUDENT SUCCESS

Senior Director of Research & Student Success, Isaac Kwakye

360-485-1204

Associate Director of Research & Program Evaluation, KC Deane

360-485-1135

Associate Director of Research, Emma Lacalli

360-485-1206

Associate Director of Data Quality & Visualization, Kara Larson

360-485-1005

Associate Director of Research, Mark Lundgren

509-607-4521

Associate Director of Research, Daryl Monear

360-481-6324

Assistant Director of Research, Daniel Oliver

360-485-1325

Research Data Analyst, Rebecca Byrne

360-485-1136

Director of College Access Initiatives, Sarah Weiss

360-485-1003

Associate Director, Christina Winstead
12th Year Campaign, FAFSA & WASFA completion events and support

360-485-1133

Assistant Director, Sam Washington
OtterBot, 12th Year Campaign

360-485-1089

Program Associate, Eric Pedersen
OtterBot

360-485-1071

Program Associate, Kathie Pham
College Bound partner outreach, training, and communication 

360-485-1328

Program Associate, Yaslin Torres-Peña
12th Year Campaign (Eastern WA)

360-485-1073

Program Data Analyst, Sean Moran
FAFSA/College Bound Scholarship portals, data, and reporting

360-485-1297

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

360-753-7786

Program Coordinator, Pablo Rodriguez
College Access Initiatives

360-485-1329

Director of GEAR UP, Marcie Mills
GEAR UP program leadership, oversight, planning, and evaluation

360-485-1065

Associate Director, Daniel Ashe
Lead liaison for GEAR UP school partnerships, program implementation

360-485-1299

Assistant Director, Beth Kelly
GEAR UP professional development, resource development, communications

360-485-1068

Assistant Director, Annie Pocklington
GEAR UP, College Bound, and foster youth student support services

360-485-1064

Budget Analyst, Buffy Hatcher
GEAR UP/CAI fiscal management

360-485-1067

Program Manager, Kelly Keeney
GEAR UP event logistics, WSAC portal assistance, data collection and reporting compliance

360-485-1200

STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Director of Student Financial Assistance, Becky Thompson

360-485-1301

Administrative Specialist, Colleen Scovill

360-485-1304

Program Associate, Marlena Rae Robbins
Financial aid budget & finance

360-485-1318

Program Manager, Lyle Irimata
WAVE & National Guard Grant

360-753-7850

Customer Interface Manager, Victor Fernandez
Student Financial Assistance products

360-753-7623

Program Coordinator, Isabel Hernandez
WAVE, National Guard Grant, Educator Workforce Programs

360-753-7794

Senior Associate Director of Need Based Programs & Operations, Carla Idohl-Corwin
SFA operations, need-based programs

360-485-1302

Assistant Director, Gabriele Matull Worst
Need-based programs, Washington College Grant, College Bound Scholarship

360-522-2645

Assistant Director, Dawn Cypriano-McAferty
Passport to Careers

360-753-7846

Program Manager, Remy Plate
Washington College Grant for Apprenticeship

360-485-1315

Program Manager, Nicole Witty
Educator Workforce Program, Aerospace Loan, Child Care Grants, CAMP

360-753-7845

Program Coordinator, Nicole Fry
Passport to Careers

360-753-7793

Program Coordinator, Leslie Gonzalez
Washington College Grant

360-753-7858

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

360-485-1310

Associate Director for Compliance, Marla Skelley
Student Financial Assistance programs

360-485-1320

Assistant Director, Debbie Jackson
State Work Study

360-485-1305

Program Associate, Ann Voyles
Unit Record, American Indian Endowed Scholarship, Washington Scholars, WAVE

360-485-1311

Program Manager, Sarah Alkurdi
Workforce programs

360-753-7637

Program Manager, Calvin Romaker
State Work Study

360-485-1298

Receivables Coordinator, Neesha Griffiths
Student Financial Assistance programs

360-753-7632

Program Coordinator, Luis Zepeda-Chavez
Washington Health Corps

360-753-7792

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

Director of College Savings Plans, Luke Minor

360-485-1185

Administrative Assistant, Christina Crawford

360-485-1186

Data Analyst, Danica Mitchell

360-485-1196

Associate Director for Program Administration, Lynda Ridgeway

360-485-1145

Associate Director for GET Operations, Diana Hurley

360-485-1141

Finance Manager, Matthew Freeby

360-485-1193

Senior Finance Coordinator, Heather Berges

360-485-1191

Finance Coordinator, MyLinh Nguyen

360-485-1192

Contact Center Manager, Kari Clark

360-753-7799

Senior Contact Center Specialist, Wendell Jopson

360-753-7783

Contact Center Specialist, Derrick Rountree

360-753-7813

Contact Center Specialist, Janthie Scott

360-753-7825

Contact Center Specialist, Brittany Wilson

360-753-7874

Contact Center Specialist, Alicia Woodsum

360-753-7842

GET Records Manager, Kim Stephens

360-485-1195

GET Records Coordinator, Yesenia Gonzalez-Medina

360-485-1215

Associate Director for Marketing & Communications, Rodger O'Connor

360-485-1190

Community Relations Manager, Jackie Ferrado

360-485-1198

Marketing & Communications Specialist, Dan Payne

360-485-1189

Community Relations Associate, Liz Rosback

360-753-7622

Marketing & Community Relations Specialist, Vince Meyer

360-485-1187

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Jennifer Dyck

360-485-1188

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Director of Financial and Business Services, Brian Richardson

360-485-1124

Budget Manager, Katie Guthrie

360-485-1127

Financial Manager, Pam Haggard

360-485-1129

Budget & Accounting Analyst, Samantha Rosmar

360-485-1148

Fiscal Analyst 2, Cindy Merlino

360-485-1131

Fiscal Specialist I, Patricia Lucca

360-485-1130

Chief Information Officer, David Mitchell

360-485-1002

System Administrator, Gordon Pabst

360-753-7800

Distinguished Software Engineer, Dave Richard

360-753-7800

Distinguished Software Engineer, Jacob Struble

360-753-7800

Distinguished Software Engineer, Daniel West

360-753-7800

Principal Software Developer, Phil Manijak

360-753-7800

Senior Software Developer, Gus Penley

360-753-7800

Senior Software Developer, Naomi Nesbit-Weiner

360-753-7800

Senior Software Developer, Anthony Keen

360-753-7800

Software Developer, Thomas Hadley

360-753-7800

Data Engineer, Lev Dzhepko

360-753-7800

Data Engineer, Paul Helling

360-753-7800

Deputy CIO & 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 Torres

360-753-7800