ICSEW Welcomes New Members

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By Rachel Friederich, ICSEW Communications Chair

August 6, 2020

Interagency Committee of State Employed Women Welcomes New Agency Representatives

OLYMPIA—The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, ICSEW, virtually welcomed 24 new state agency representatives and alternate representatives at its annual Celebration Meeting July 21, 2020. The event was held on Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live.

The ICSEW is made up of governor-appointed representatives from various state agencies and higher education institutions. Representatives perform work related to the committee’s mission of bettering the lives of state employees by advising the governor and agencies on policies that affect state employed women.

Representatives who are appointed serve a two-year term. As per the committee’s bylaws, state agencies are allowed to have one representative for every 2,000 employees. Agencies are also permitted to

The Transition Celebration and Meeting, which is open to the public, serves as a way for new and perspective committee members and guests to learn about the work the committee does and to celebrate the committee’s major accomplishments over the previous fiscal year.

The newly-appointed representatives are as follows:

  • Brooke Bane, Professional Licensing Manager, Department of Licensing
  • Chrishen Heaton, CSU Administrator, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Corey Morss, Environmental Engineer, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Danielle Rannow, DVR Assistant Administrator, Department of Licensing
  • Deirdre Bissonette, Fish Hatchery Specialist, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Julia McNamara, Administrative Assistant, Recreation and Conservation Office
  • Karen Landis, Public Disclosure Manager, Department of Licensing
  • Kathryn Pittelkau, PACE Policy Program Manager, Department of Social and Health Services
  • Keri O’Connell, Tribal Liaison, Department of Revenue
  • Lydia White, Executive Assistant, Employment Security Department
  • Megan Zarzycki, Property Acquisition Specialist, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Melissa Thomas, Administrative Assistant, Department of Licensing
  • Melissa Crumb, Program Specialist, Department of Labor and Industries
  • Melissa Harris, Human Resource Consultant, Department of Enterprise Services
  • Meranda Bilbrey, Investigator, Utilities and Transportation Commission
  • Nicole Nisbet, Continuous Improvement Program Manager, Department of Licensing
  • Rachelle Bohler, Program Specialist, Department of Labor and Industries
  • Ronda Rios, Customer Service Specialist, Department of Licensing
  • Sandi Ruedy, Judical Assistant, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
  • Sherrie Thissell, Information Technology Business Analyst, Department of Licensing
  • Tien-Shui Tsou, Marine Fish Management Scientist, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Tracie Cluke, Customer Service Specialist, Department of Licensing
  • Valerie Robinson, Information Technology and Planning Senior Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Whitney Montemarano, Exam Administrator, Department of Licensing

Any state employee or employee of a higher education institution may serve as a representative, regardless of gender. Anyone interested in serving as an ICSEW representative for their agency must submit a letter of interest, current resume and a letter from their agency’s director or sponsor to icsew@ofm.wa.gov. More information about becoming an ICSEW representative can be found at https://icsew.wa.gov/represent/.

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ICSEW Welcomes New Agency Representatives at Transition Celebration

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Newly-appointed ICSEW representatives and those who are completing their terms of service stand outside the Legislative Building during the 2019 Transition Celebration. Photo by Tanyah Williams

OLYMPIA—The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, ICSEW, welcomed 31 new  agency representatives and alternate representatives at its Transition Celebration and Meeting July 16, 2019.  The committee’s annual Transition Celebration and Meeting takes place at the Legislative Building on the state’s Capitol Campus in Olympia. More than 60 people attended this year’s event.

The ICSEW is made up of governor-appointed representatives from various state agencies and higher education institutions. Representatives perform work related to the committee’s mission of bettering the lives of state employees by advising the governor and agencies on policies that affect state employed women.

Representatives who are appointed serve a two-year term. As per the committee’s bylaws, state agencies are allowed to have one representative for every 2,000 employees.

The Transition Celebration and Meeting, which is open to the public, serves as a way for new and perspective committee members and guests to learn about the work the committee does and to celebrate the committee’s major accomplishments over the previous fiscal year.

The newly-appointed representatives are as follows:

  • Beth Archer, Washington State Investment Board
  • Lashonda Cole, Office of the Governor
  • Cyndi Comfort, Department of Natural Resources
  • Carol Cox, Department of Licensing
  • Laurel Haas, Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Anne Hansen, Department of Enterprise Services
  • Robyn Hofstad, Department of Social and Health Services
  • Julie Hyde, Department of Health
  • Carly Kujath, Office of Financial Management
  • Benita Matheson, Department of Agriculture
  • Jennifer Miller, Washington Military Department
  • Danica Mitchell, Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Jaclyn Molloy, Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Kelly Olson, Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Mykaila Ostrom, Office of the Attorney General
  • Lenee Otto, Washington Lottery
  • Joyce Reynolds, Office of Insurance Commissioner
  • Crystal Schlanbusch, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
  • Jennifer Sievert, Department of Health
  • Allison Spector, Department of Transportation
  • Marie Splaine, Department of Commerce
  • Cristina Steward, Utilities and Transportation Commission
  • Cheryl Strange, Department of Social and Health Services
  • Amanda Strebeck, Department of Transportation
  • Tysha Tolefree, WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Megan Villa, Department of Transportation
  • Millie White, Department of Natural Resources
  • Jenny Wood, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Dawn Woolery, Department of Financial Institutions
  • Gail Wootan, Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Jenny Word, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Kelly Ziesemer, Employment Security Department

How to become a Representative:

Any state employee or employee of a higher education institution may serve as a representative, regardless of gender. Anyone interested in serving as an ICSEW representative for their agency must submit a letter of interest, current resume and a letter from their agency’s director or sponsor to icsew@ofm.wa.gov.

For more information on how to become a representative for your agency, visit https://icsew.wa.gov/involved/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICSEW Announces New Member Appointments

Welcome

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, ICSEW, is pleased to announce two new committee appointments. The Office of Financial Management has appointed Ayanna Colman as its agency representative for the ICSEW. The agency has also appointed Carly Kujath as an alternate representative.

Colman is a senior performance advisor and Kujath is a capital budget assistant.

“I am confident that Ayanna and Carly will be great assets to ICSEW in its efforts to better the lives of state-employed women,” said OFM Director David Schumacher.

As per the committee’s bylaws, state agencies are allowed to have one representative for every 2,000 employees.