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

Ph: 360-902-7706

Fax:   360-902-7855

Tim Collins, Senior Director

Ph:  360-902-7816

Cell: 425-327-5614


Doug North, MBA, Program Administrator

Ph:  206-568-5740

Cell: 360-280-7676


Leah Muasau, Tribal Contracts Coordinator

Ph: 360.902.7819


Phil Ambrose III, Regional Manager

Ph: 509.225.6538


REGION 1 North

Mailstop B32-21

1313 N. Atlantic, Suite 2000

Spokane, Washington 99201

Ph:  509-363-3499

Fax: 509-363-4602

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

COUNTIES: Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman

REGION 1 South

Janet Gone, MSW, Regional Manager

4 East 3rd Avenue, POB 671

Toppenish, Washington 98948

Ph:  509-865-7529

Cell:  509-406-3679

Fax: 509-865-7652


TRIBE:  Yakama

COUNTIES: Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Klickitat, Walla Walla, Yakima


Aimee Gone, MSW, Regional Manager

Mailstop N31-17

840 North Broadway, Suite 560

Everett, Washington 98201

Ph:  425-339-3806

Cell: 360-584-3265


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

Ph:  360-565-2203

Cell: 360-584-3338

Fax: 360-417-5661


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

COUNTIES: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap

REGION 3 South

Larry Lamebull, B.Sc, Regional Manager

Mailstop 45450

PO Box 45450

Olympia, Washington  98501

Ph:  360-725-4880

Cell: 360-480-9052

Fax: 360-725-4830


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