Our Leadership

Executive team

Our executive leadership team is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of the Division of University Outreach & Engagement and its component programs and initiatives, including the OSU Extension Service.

  Name Title About
Scott Read A. Scott Reed Vice Provost, University Outreach and Engagement
Director, OSU Extension Service
Dr. A. Scott Reed leads and directs the OSU Extension Service and the Division of University Outreach and Engagement. Scott serves on various university and national administrative councils and committees.
Lindsey Shirley Associate Provost, University Outreach and Engagement
Associate Director, OSU Extension Service
Dr. Lindsey Shirley leads the planning for organizational training and development and helps define Extension's strategic plan.
Jeff Sherman Jeff Sherman Assistant Director, OSU Extension Service, Strategic Innovation
OSU Open Campus Program Leader
Jeff leads the Open Campus program to increase educational access and degree completion, in partnership with Community Colleges and School Districts. Jeff also leads the strategic innovations of the Extension Service.
Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer Alexander

Extension & Experiment Station Communications
Jennifer Alexander leads the Extension and Experiment Station Communications team.
Ana Lu Fonseca Ana Lu Fonseca Assistant Director, OSU Extension Service
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Ana Lu provides organizational leadership for enhancing a collaborative, just, and inclusive community in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement.
Kris Elliot Kris Elliott Assistant Director, OSU Extension Service
Outdoor School
Kris provides leadership for the Outdoor School Program.
Wiley Thompson Wiley Thompson

Regional Director

Wiley is regional director for the Coastal region. He is serving a rotating term as regional director representative on the executive team through June 30, 2019.
Jim Johnson Jim Johnson Program Leader
Jim is Program Leader for the OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources program area and Senior Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement in the College of Forestry. He is serving a rotating term as program leader representative on the executive team through June 30, 2019.

Outreach & Engagement/Extension administration staff

Our central administration team provides assistance, support, and coordination for our executive leadership, regional operations, HR and business operations, and other central functions and activities. 

Program leaders

Our program leaders provide strategic leadership and administrative oversight of our educational programming and activities around seven major focus areas.

Regional directors

OSU Extension is transitioning to six administrative regions. Our regional directors provide leadership, vision, and administrative oversight for regional initiatives and programs. Regional directors’ responsibilities include helping to identify regional and local issues and needs; promoting internal and external partnerships and collaboration; ensuring visibility of and access to the full complement of OSU and OSU Extension resources for residents; supervising program faculty; managing budgets; and promoting principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Regional Director Regions Counties/Areas
Natalie Kinion Eastern Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa
Dana Martin Central Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Warm Springs, Wasco, Wheeler
Willie Riggs Southern Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake
Richard Riggs Western Benton, Linn, Lane, Marion, Polk, Yamhill
Angela Sandino Metro Multnomah, Washington
Clackamas: Mike Bondi will continue to assist with the transition of leadership in the region.
Wiley Thompson Coastal Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Lincoln, Tillamook

County leaders

Our county leaders focus on county and local needs and relationships, working closely with regional directors and others.

County County Leaders
Baker Bob Parker
Benton Carolyn Ashton
Clackamas Mike Bondi
Clatsop  Patrick Corcoran
Columbia Chip Bubl
Coos Elissa Wells
Crook Vacant
Curry Frank Burris
Deschutes Candi Bothum
Douglas Steve Renquist
Gilliam Jordan Maley
Grant Vacant
Harney Shana Withee
Hood River Vacant
Jackson  Richard Roseberg
Jefferson Carol Tollefson
Josephine Sue Hunt
Klamath Tracy Tracy
Lake Jamie Davis 
Lane Vacant
Lincoln  Vacant
Linn  Michele Webster
Malheur Vacant
Marion Alisha Atha
Morrow Julie Baker
Multnomah Vacant
Polk Alisha Atha
Sherman Vacant
Tillamook County Troy Downing
Umatilla Claire Sponseller
Union Robin Maille
Wallowa Deb Warnock
Warm Springs  Carole Tollefson / Dana Martin
Wasco  Lynette Black
Washington Vicki Campbell
Wheeler  Amy Derby
Yamhill Mike Knutz / Kelli Watcherson