Our executive leadership team provides strategic leadership and oversight of the Division of Extension and Engagement and its component programs and initiatives, including the OSU Extension Service.
Associate Vice Provost, Division of Extension and Engagement
Executive Assistant: Kim Tarrant
Strategic administrative service teams provide leadership and support for functions and initiatives of the OSU Extension Service, our programs, and our employees.
- Anita Azarenko: Special Assistant to the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement
- Jennifer Alexander: Communications and marketing
- Ana Lu Fonseca: Diversity, equity and inclusion
- Tiffany Gillis: Fiscal operations
- Lucas Turpin: Information technology
- Marcia Dickson: Administrative HR Services
Our program leaders provide strategic leadership and administrative oversight of our educational programming, content and activities around seven major focus areas.
- Cathy Haas: 4-H Youth Development
- Sam Angima: Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Allison Myers: Family and Community Health (interim)
- Holly Ober: Forestry and Natural Resources
- Jeff Sherman: OSU Open Campus
- Kris Elliott: Outdoor School
- Dave Hansen: Sea Grant
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.
|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||North Willamette||Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington|
|Jamie Davis||Southern||Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake|
|Richard Riggs||Western||Benton, Linn, Lane, Marion, Polk, Yamhill|
Our local liaisons focus on county and local needs and relationships, working closely with regional directors and others.
|Benton||Carolyn Ashton, Liz McGovern|
|Coos||Elissa Wells, Shawna Horner|
|Crook||Nicole Strong (regional director)|
|Curry||Frank Burris, Sheryl McDonald|
|Grant||Natalie Kinion (regional director)|
|Hood River||Ann Harris|
|Jefferson||Nicole Strong (regional director)|
|Lane||Jillian Drewes, Denise Ashley|
|Malheur||Natalie Kinion (regional director)|
|Warm Springs||Tracy Wilson|