HDC Staff

Mailing address for all HDC staff: PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504-0600

Senior and Coordinating Staff

Jamila Thomas 360-786-7757 Chief of Staff
Cathy Maynard 360-786-7905 Speaker’s Attorney
Melinda McCrady 360-786-7385 Policy Director
Jim Richards 360-786-7206 Communications Director
Orlando Cano 360-786-7352 Senior Advisor to Speaker of the House
Amy Ruble 360-786-7222 Legislative Operations Manager
Rachel Smith 360-786-7181 Resource Coordinator


Policy Staff

Orlando Cano 360-786-7352 Senior Advisor to Speaker of the House Business and Financial Services;
Community Development Housing and Tribal Affairs
K.D. Chapman-See 360-786-7184 Policy Analyst Agriculture and Natural Resources; Finance
Debbie Driver 360-786-7201 Policy Analyst Transportation; Technology and Economic Development
Rashi Gupta 360-786-7214 Policy Analyst Health Care and Wellness; Public Safety;
Appropriations subcommittee on Health & Human Services
Debra Gurtler 360-786-7216 Research Analyst Capital Budget; Government Operations and Elections
Mary Kenfield 360-786-1672 Policy Coordinator Education; Appropriations subcommittee on Education
Quinn Majeski 360-786-7225 Policy Analyst Local Government
Yona Makowski 360-786-7219 Senior Fiscal Coordinator Appropriations
Suchi Sharma 360-786-7631 Policy Counsel Government Accountability and Oversight;
Labor and Workforce Development
Alec Osenbach 360-786-7237 Policy Analyst Environment; Judiciary; Appropriations subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology
Chris Thompson 360-786-7282 Policy Analyst Higher Education; Early Learning and Human Services


Communications Staff

Andy McVicar 360-786-7215 Deputy Communications Director Appropriations, K-12 Education
Guy Bergstrom 360-786-7811 Message Coordinator Capital Budget, Finance
Dan Frizzell 360-786-7208 Broadcast Coordinator
Community Development, Housing, Tribal Affairs
Quinn Majeski 360-786-7225 Communications Specialist Transportation
Jamie Nixon 360-786-7202 Communications Specialist Higher Education, Environment
Max Patashnik 360-786-7218 Communications Specialist Early Learning, Human Services, Judiciary, Public Safety
Lilia Nieto 360-786-7375 Sr. Communications Specialist Agriculture, Natural Resources, Labor, Workforce Development