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Ryan Perry, Director of Regional Planning & Transportation

385.468.4862 | email Ryan
Office: Suite S2-100 (South Building)

Blake Thomas, Director of Regional Economic Development

385.468.4887 | email Blake
Office: Suite S2-100 (South Building)

Valerie Walton, Director of Special Projects - Housing and Homelessness

385.468.7144 | email Valerie
Office: Suite S2-100 (South Building)

Michael Gallegos, Director of Housing & Community Development

385.468.4901 | email Mike
Office: Suite S2-100 (South Building)

Regional Economic Development

Offices: Suite S2-100 (South Building)
Blake Thomas Director of Regional Economic Development 385.468.4887
email Blake
Ruedigar Matthes Regional Economic Development Research Coordinator  385.468.4868 email Rudi
Jennifer Tarazon Business Outreach Manager  385.468.4869  email Jennifer

Regional Planning & Transportation

Office: Suite S2-100 (South Building)
Ryan Perry Director of Regional Planning & Transportation 385.468.4862 email Ryan
Helen Peters Transportation Program Manager  385.468.4860
email Helen
Jake Young Planning Program Manager 385.468.4859  email Jake
Jared Stewart Transportation Planner / GIS Analyst  385.468.4872  email Jared
Vanessa Nelson Contracts Specialist  385.468.4854  email Vanessa

Housing & Community Development

Offices: Suite S2-100 and S2-810 (South Building)  
Valerie Walton  Director of Special Projects - Housing & Homelessness  385.468.7144  email Valerie
Michael Gallegos Director of Housing & Community Development 385.468.4901 email Mike G.
Erika S. Fihaki Office Coordinator  385.468.4900 email Erika
Kerry Steadman Community Services Manager  385.468.4902 email Kerry
Nancy Kessel Contract and Compliance Analyst 385.468.4904 email Nancy
Karen Wiley Community Development Manager 385.468.4870 email Karen W.
Karen Kuipers Program Development Coordinator 385.468.4863 email Karen K.
Amanda Cordova Contract Specialist 385.468.4891 email Amanda
DeShayla Tran Human Services Navigator (Technologist) 385.232.5453 email DeShayla
Kennon Cooper Human Services Navigator (Technologist) 385.266.0740 email Kennon
Adam Fordham AmeriCorps VISTA / System Navigator Project 385.277.1105 email Adam
Tyler Durfee

AmeriCorps VISTA / System Navigator Project

385.321.8618 email Tyler
Randy Jepperson Housing Program Manager 385.468.4886 email Randy
Jennifer Jimenez Management Analyst 385.468.4871 email Jennifer
Mark Smith Lead Safe Housing Rehabilitation Program Manager 385.468.4888 email Mark
John Russell Senior Housing Rehabilitation Program Manager 385.468.4884 email John
Gordon Cline Housing Rehabilitation Project Manager 385.468.4885  email Gordon 
Bryan Clayton Housing Rehabilitation Project Manager 385.468.4884  email Bryan 
Sara Hernandez Housing Intake Coordinator  385.468.4890  email Sara 
Susan Fox Lead Safe Health Educator 385.468.4889 email Susan
Carol Dyksman Lead Safe Housing Program Assistant 385.468.4892 email Carol 
Ayda Posso Lead Safe Outreach Coordinator 385.315.0049
email Ayda
Jamie West Lead Safe Assistant Outreach Assistant 385.232.4785
email Jamie

Administrative & Fiscal

Offices: Suite S2-955 (South Building) 
Robert Trujillo Administrative & Fiscal Manager 385.468.4897 email Robert
Thomas Steffey Assistant Fiscal Manager 385.468.4903 email Tom
Kristen Beardall Accountant 385.468.4898 email Kristen 
Robert Whitehead Accountant 385.468.4895 email Bob
Susan Sullivan Fiscal Coordinator 385.468.4864 email Susan
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services or alternate formats) for individuals with disabilities may be provided upon receipt of a request with five working days’ notice. To expedite accommodation requests and coordination, call 385-468-4900 or 385-468-4893.

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