Meet Evelyn Perez

Evelyn Perez

Evelyn Perez was named Assistant Secretary for Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) in May 2013. Evelyn had previously served as Regional Administrator for the Developmental Disabilities Administration in DSHS Region 1 based in Spokane for more than five years.

Evelyn has worked in the field of developmental disabilities since 1984 and for the Division of Developmental Disabilities since 1986. As Regional Administrator for Region 1, Evelyn has proven herself a capable manager of all our effort on the state’s “Eastside,” including two institutions and more than 1,000 employees.

Over her career before becoming Regional Administrator, Evelyn served as field services administrator, developmental disabilities administrator, social worker, resource manager, case resource manager and adult training counselor.

Evelyn has a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Black Hill University in Spearfish, South Dakota.