Office of Communications and Government Affairs

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, government relations, web services and the Victim/Witness Notification Program.

After hours media team duty schedule


Media Relations         
Victim/Witness Notification
Adolfo Capestany
Senior Director, 
Facilities, Finance and Analytics Administration
(360) 878-1240
Norah West
Assistant Director,
Economic Services Administration
(360) 489-5587
Lisa Pemberton
Developmental Disabilities Administration
(360) 890-2055
Jessica Nelson
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