Our Leadership

Executive team

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

Anita Azarenko

Anita Azarenko

Interim Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement
Interim Director, OSU Extension Service

Executive assistant: Jackie Russell

Lindsey Shirley

Lindsey Shirley

Associate Provost, University Outreach and Engagement
Associate Director, OSU Extension Service

Assistant: Kim Tarrant

Director's office

Strategic administrative service teams provide leadership and support for functions and initiatives of the OSU Extension Service, our programs, and our employees.

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

Local liaisons

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

County Local liaisons
Baker Angela Robb
Benton Carolyn Ashton, Liz McGovern
Clackamas Mike Bondi
Clatsop Patrick Corcoran, Lindsay Davis
Columbia Chip Bubl
Coos Elissa Wells
Crook Nicole Strong (regional director)
Curry Frank Burris, Sheryl McDonald
Deschutes Candi Bothum
Douglas Laura Corder
Gilliam Jordan Maley
Grant Natalie Kinion (regional director)
Harney Shana Withee
Hood River Ann Harris
Jackson Richard Roseberg
Jefferson Carol Tollefson
Josephine Sue Hunt
Klamath Tracy Tracy
Lake Jamie Davis (regional director), Jeannie Anderson
Lane Jillian Drewes
Lincoln Liz Olsen
Linn Michele Webster
Malheur Natalie Kinion (regional director)
Marion Mark Chien
Morrow Julie Baker
Multnomah Maureen Hosty
Polk Alisha Atha
Sherman Nicole Strong (regional director)
Tillamook Troy Downing, Lisa Downing
Umatilla Shevon Hatcher
Union Natalie Kinion (regional director)
Wallowa Deb Warnock
Warm Springs Carole Tollefson
Wasco Lynette Black, Kim McCullough
Washington Vicki Campbell
Wheeler Amy Derby
Yamhill Kelli Watcherson

Your Extension leadership team welcomes your questions.

Please let us know if there is anything about which you are interested, curious, or concerned.

We will address these questions in several ways, as needed and as opportunities arise:

  • Individual responses to those who share questions or comments
  • Quarterly Conversations and other leadership update sessions
  • In the ConnEXTions newsletter
  • With FAQs for specific projects and initiatives
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