Indian Policy

What We Do

Our Vision is:

Safe, healthy individuals, families and communities

Our Mission is:

The Department of Social and Health Services will improve the safety and health of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership and establishing and participating in partnerships.

Our Values are:

  • Excellence in Service
  • Respect
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Diversity
  • Accountability

The Office of Indian Policy's role is to assist the collective needs of Tribal Governments and Recognized American Indian Organizations to assure quality and comprehensive program service delivery from the Department of Social and Health Services to all American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington state.

Contact Us:

Office of Indian Policy
1115 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98504

Fax: 360.902.7855

Tim Collins,Senior Director
Phone: 360.902.7816
Cell: 425.327.5614
Email: tim.collins@dshs.wa.gov

Amy Shull, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 360.902.7706
Cell: 360.764.3377
Email: amy.shull@dshs.wa.gov

Leah Muasau, Tribal Contracts Coordinator
Phone: 360.902.7819
Cell: 360.280.7676
Email: muasall@dshs.wa.gov

Contract Consolidation email: indianpolicy@dshs.wa.gov

 

REGION 1

Janet Gone, MSW,;Regional Manager
4 East 3rd Avenue
PO Box 671
Toppenish, Washington 98948

Phone: 509.865.7529
Cell: 509.406.3679
Fax: 509.865.7652
Email: janet.gone@dshs.wa.gov

TRIBES & RAIOs: Colville, Kalispel, Spokane, Yakama, American Indian Community Center, and NATIVE Project

COUNTIES: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima

 

REGION 2

Aimee Gone, MSW, Regional Manager
Mailstop N31-17
840 North Broadway, Suite 560
Everett, Washington 98201

Phone: 425.339.3806
Cell: 360.584.3265
Email: aimee.gone@dshs.wa.gov

TRIBES & RAIOs:Lummi, Nooksack, Samish, Tulalip, Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish, Swinomish, Upper Skagit, Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, Seattle Indian Health Board, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and Chief Seattle Club

COUNTIES: Island, San Juan, King, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom

 

REGION 3 North

Brenda Francis-Thomas, Regional Manager
Mailstop B5-01
201 West First Street, Suite 1
Port Angeles, Washington 98363

Phone: 360.912.8033
Cell: 360.584.3338
Fax: 360.417.5661
Email: brenda.francis-thomas@dshs.wa.gov

TRIBES: Hoh, Jamestown S’Klallam, Lower Elwha Klallam, Makah, Quileute, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Suquamish

COUNTIES: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap

 

REGION 3 South

Heather Hoyle
Office: 360.725.4880
Cell: 360.480.9052
Email: heather.hoyle@dshs.wa.gov

TRIBES & RAIOs: Chehalis, Cowlitz, Nisqually, Puyallup, Quinault, Skokomish, Shoalwater Bay, Squaxin Island, South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency, Small Tribes of Western Washington

COUNTIES: Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum