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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council serves as the state’s workforce diversity, equity and inclusion advisory and coordinating group. Working collaboratively with others, the council leads, supports and promotes strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across state government focusing on the state’s internal workforce to serve Washington State.

Current focus

  • Provide ongoing feedback and recommendations on proposed new and current DEI related functions.

  • Continue DEI Annual Summit to provide key strategic leadership and capacity building role to actively engage the employees of the state.

  • Create structure, i.e. Bylaws etc. for DEI council.

  • Provide feedback on updates on all DEI Executive Order’s.




Alexandra Manuel

Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)

Betsy Vandrush-Borgacz

Department of Natural Resources

Christy Hoff

Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities

Denise Ross

Puget Sound Partnership

Elizabeth Gordon

Employment Security Department

Erica Hernandez-Scott

Professional Educator Standards Board

Evette Jasper

Department of Children Youth and Families

Gerri Davis

Department of Financial Institutions

Ha Nguyen

State Board Community and Technical Colleges

Jennifer Graf


Joanna Falcatan

Department of Revenue

Juan Alaniz

Healthcare Authority

Juwariyah Sou

Office of Public Instruction

Dr. Karen Johnson

Department of Corrections

Kendrick Stewart

Department of Enterprise Services

Kim Siebs

Washington State Attorney Generals Office

Lenora Sneva

Office of Financial Management

Marika Barto

Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

Marissa VanHoozer

Department of Enterprise Services

Mark Adreon

Department Services for the Blind

Mele Letuli-Savea

Military Department

Michaela Doelman

Employment Security Department

Misty Reese

Washington State Historical Society

Parfait Bassale`

South Puget Sound Community College

Puri Amandeep

Washington State Patrol

Rafeaah Sok

Washington State Department of Transportation

Rashelle Davis

Governor’s Office

Rocky Dimico

Department of Labor and Industries

Rubi Reaume

Department of Retirement Systems

Shirley Bayon

Washington State Gambling Commission

Steven Loduha


Theresa Powell

Washington State Department of Social and Health 

Tony Griego

Department of Licensing

Wanda Tsosie

Military Department



Support Staff


Tammy Pitre

Office of Financial Management

Walt Jones

Office of Financial Management

Elizabeth Gordon

GCDE Executive Director

Cindy Guertin-Anderson

Department of Enterprise Services

Wendy Endress

Department of Enterprise Services



Executive Sponsor


Franklin Plaistowe

Office of Financial Management


Last updated
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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