Office of 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

(360) 902-7706

Fax:   360-902-7855

Tim Collins, Senior Director

Ph:  360-902-7816

Cell: 425-327-5614

E-mail: tim.collins@dshs.wa.gov

Doug North, MBA, Program Administrator

Ph:  360-902-7819

Cell: 360-280-7676

E-mail: doug.north@dshs.wa.gov

Leah Muasau, Administrative Assistant

Ph: 360.902.7706

E-mail: muasall@dshs.wa.gov

REGION 1 North

Daryl Toulou, Regional Manager

Mailstop B32-21

1313 N. Atlantic, Suite 2000

Spokane, Washington 99201

Ph:  509-363-3499

Cell: 360-584-4836

Fax: 509-363-4602

E-mail: daryl.toulou@dshs.wa.gov

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

E-mail: Janet.Gone@dshs.wa.gov

TRIBE:  Yakama

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

REGION 2

Aimee Gone, MSW, Regional Manager

Mailstop N31-17

840 North Broadway, Suite 560

Everett, Washington 98201

Ph:  425-339-3806

Cell: 360-584-3265

E-mail: 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 B5-2

201 West First Street, Suite 2

Port Angeles, Washington 98363

Ph:  360-565-2203

Cell: 360-584-3338

Fax: 360-417-5661

E-mail: francBD@dshs.wa.gov

TRIBES:  Hoh River, 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

E-mail: Larry.Lamebull@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

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