Office of Communications

What We Do

The Office of Communications is responsible for all internal and external communications for the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. This includes media relations, visual communications and the Victim/Witness Notification Program.

After hours media team duty schedule

Media Relations         
Victim/Witness Notification
Adolfo Capestany
Senior Director, Office of Communications
Facilities, Finance and Analytics Administration
(360) 878-1240
Norah West
Assistant Director, Office of Communications
Economic Services Administration
(360) 489-5587
Lisa Pemberton
Developmental Disabilities Administration
(360) 890-2055
Chris Wright
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
(360) 628-1043
Tyler Hemstreet
Behavioral Health Administration
(564) 201-0027
Lisa Pemberton
Program Administrator
(360) 890-2055
Internal Communications
Dean Pertner
Internal Communications Manager
(564) 201-0033