Board of Directors

IPMA is governed by a 12-person Board of Directors. The Board holds a monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month and holds an annual planning meeting. The current chair and members of the Board are listed below.

Name / Office Agency Phone
 Chris Lamb, Chair
(Term expires Nov. 2025)
Washington Technology Solutions (360) 252-9900
Mary Craig, Vice-Chair

(Term expires Nov. 2024)

WA Department of Services for the Blind (360) 705-7601
Susie Olsen, Secretary/Treasurer
(Term expires Nov. 2025)
WA Department of Agriculture (360) 902-2077
Lisa Horne

(Term Expires Nov. 2026)

Dept. of Retirement Systems

(360) 790-3385

Morgan McLemore

(Term Expires Nov. 2026)

Archeology & Historic Preservation (360) 586-3065
Matt Oram
(Term expires Dec. 2023)
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife (360) 902-2200
Mark Quimby
(Term expires Dec. 2024)
Washington Technology Solutions (360) 252-9900
Maribeth Sapinoso
(Term expires Dec. 2024)
WA  Department of Labor and Industries (360) 902-5800
Kristy Schreiner

(Term Expires Nov. 2026)

Department of Ecology (360) 407-6000
Sayee Vaitheesvaran
(Term expires Dec. 2024)
WA State Gambling Commission (360) 486-3480
Scott West

(Term Expires Nov.2025)

Department of Ecology (360) 407-6000
George Williams

(Term Expires Nov. 2025)

Liquor & Cannabis Control Board (360) 664-1600

 


Chris Lamb

Chris Lamb 

IPMA Chair

Board Member (2018 - )
WaTech, Architecture & Innovation Division
Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Computing Program
(360) 485-1947
chris.lamb@watech.wa.gov

Chris is currently the Program Manager for the state’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Program with Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech).  Chris’ career has spanned more than 34 years in IT, including 16 years in CIO/IT Director roles for the Department of Retirement Systems, the Department of Social & Health Services, and the Office of Financial Management. Chris is a graduate of Washington State University as well as a graduate of the University of Washington Executive Management Program. Chris is an IDC © Certified Diversity Executive and holds certifications in Change Management from Prosci© and Project Management from the University of Washington.


Scott West

Scott West

Board Member (2019 - )
Department of Ecology

Chief Information Officer
(360) 515-8593
Scott.West@ecy.wa.gov

Bio coming soon.


Mary Craig

Mary Craig

IPMA Vice- Chair

Board Member (2019 - )

WA Department of Services for the Blind
Chief Information Officer
(360) 725-3830
Mary.Craig@dsb.wa.gov

Mary has more than 20 years’ experience supporting state agencies. She started providing computer and network support to a variety of state agencies in the 90’s. During this time she managed network projects for the Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) where she became interested in hardware/software accessibility. Mary continued to assist DSB with Assistive Technology projects – supporting both staff and client technology configurations and joined the agency in 1999.

Mary believes in continually expanding her technical knowledge and skills. She holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Data Entry, the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification, the Western Washington University Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation Program Emerging Leaders Certification, and the University of Washington’s Project Management Certification.

Mary is a passionate advocate of accessibility for all computer users – helping those with visual, hearing, and physical impairments maintain employment. Mary is extremely excited to provide the IPMA with the “Small Agency” perspective towards Information Technology subjects. One of her favorite quotes: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller.


Mark Quimby

Mark Quimby

Board Member (2021 - )
Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech)
Deputy Director of Technology & Operations
(360) 252-9900

Mark Quimby is the Deputy Director of Technology & Operations for Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) where he leads the strategic development and implementation of integrated voice, video and data communication services. Since 2014, he has held several leadership positions with WaTech including Assistant Director for Network Services, Enterprise Data Network Manager and Disaster Recovery Architect for the agency.

Governor Inslee appointed Mark Quimby to acting State CIO and Director for WaTech in March 2021 when James Weaver, who served as director since 2018, resigned. Mark led the agency through July 2021, driving the agency forward with a focus on continuous improvement.

Prior to his work at WaTech, Quimby worked at Washington State Department of Corrections for 15 years, where he managed the agency’s technology and infrastructure.

Quimby earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and business management from The Evergreen State College and holds four Associates degrees in Database Management, Computer Programming, Network Administration and Information Systems Technology.


Susie Olsen

Susie Olsen

IPMA Secretary/Treasurer

Board Member (2022-)
Department of Agriculture
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (360) 902-2077
Susie.Olsen@agr.wa.gov

Susie Olsen (formerly Fry) is the Chief Information Officer at the Washington State Department of Agriculture. She has over 25 years of leadership experience in an IT organization; 10 of those years in the public sector with both Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and Washington State Department of Agriculture. Prior to joining the public sector, Susie spent two years with Alaska Airlines and nearly 15 years with the Frank Russell Company. Her experience in both the private and public sectors brings a unique perspective to her current role.  Susie “grew up” in IT through the Service Desk starting out as a junior Help Desk Analyst which has provided a wide breadth of experience and valuable insight especially in her most recent role as CIO. Susie is also a proud alumnus of the IPMA LeaderPath Program (2018 Cohort).

Maribeth Sapinoso

Maribeth Sapinoso

IPMA Board Member (2022 -)
Department of Labor and Industries
Assistant Disrector, Administrative Services Division
Phone: (360)
sapm235@lni.wa.gov

Maribeth Sapinoso was appointed Assistant Director of Labor & Industries' Administrative Services Division in June of 2023. Prior to assuming this role, Maribeth Sapinoso was with the Employment Security Department from 2021-2023 as their Chief Information Officer for their Information Technology Services Division.  Maribeth worked for the Department of Labor & Industries from 2018-2021 as their first Deputy CIO, primarily responsible for their daily operations of their IT division. From 2011-2018, Maribeth worked with the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts as an IT Program Manager implementing a statewide Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) case management system for the Washington State Superior Courts. Maribeth also worked with the Washington State Department of Transportation for approximately 15 years holding various leadership and technical roles in Information Technology and Human Resources.  Maribeth holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).


Sayee Vaitheesvaran

Sayee Vaitheesvaran

IPMA Board Member (2022 -)
Washington State Gambling Commission
CIO and Director of Technology
Phone: (360) 486-3480
Sayee.Vaitheesvaran@wsgc.wa.gov

Sayee Vaitheesvaran brings 27 years of technology and leadership experience in both private and government. He is the CIO and Director of Technology in the Washington State Gambling commission.

Sayee has a Bachelor's and master’s degree in computer science and an MBA from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business. He is also a certified project management professional. (PMP)

Among other past employers, he worked for  Employment Security Department, Department of Transportation (WA State Agencies), and Chempoint.com in Bellevue (Startup Company), Univar, Walmart.

Sayee has played multiple roles as a Programmer, Project Manager, Product manager, Director, Consultant, and now as the CIO.

Matt Oram

Matt Oram

IPMA Board Member (2023 - )
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (360) 485-1036
matthew.oram@dfw.wa.gov

Matthew Oram graduated from Seattle University in 2006 with a degree in Philosophy. Worked 8 years for an international online registration company, starting out as customer support and continually took job growth opportunities and training until becoming a Sr. Operations Engineer running multiple teams, multiple data centers, and a portfolio that processed on average $5M in transactions daily.

Started working for Washington State in 2014 at the Department of Fish and Wildlife and was brought on to replace the aging licensing system.  Through incident management of the 2017 WILD data breach and the successful launch of the licensing system, Matt was promoted to Deputy Chief Information Officer in March 2017.  In July 2017, Matt became the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. For a very short period of time between April and August of 2021, Matt did take a temporary leave from DFW to be the Acting Deputy Director of Technology and Operations at WaTech to help provide executive leadership while the state recruited a new State CIO.


Kristy Schreiner

Kristy Schreiner

Board Member (2023-)
Business Technology Operations and Planning (TOPS)
Section Manager
WA Department of Ecology
Phone: (360) 407-6000
Krsc461@ecy.wa.gov

Kristy currently serves as the Business Technology and Operations Section Manager for Department of Ecology’s Information Technology Services Office (ITSO). In this role, Kristy leads a team that supports ITSO in the following areas: Budget, Procurement, Software/Hardware License Management, Communications, Project and Portfolio Management, Legislative and Policy.

Kristy has worked for the state of Washington since April of 2012, shortly after she and her family moved to Washington. Prior to that, Kristy served in various roles in the private sector, while her husband served in the US Navy.

Kristy holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Delaware Valley University and a Master’s of Business Administration from DeSales University.

Kristy is an alumnus of the IPMA LeaderPath Program (2020 cohort) and holds a certification from Prosci in Change Management and a certification from the Barkley Group in Business Relationship Management.

Lisa Horne

Lisa Horne

Board Member (2023-)
Information Technology Services, Portfolio and Planning Manager
WA Department Retirement Systems
Phone: (360) 790-3385
Lisa.Horne@drs.wa.gov

Lisa currently serves as the Information Technology Services, Portfolio and Planning Manager for the Department of Retirement Systems Information Services Division (ISD). In this role, Lisa leads the Information Technology Services (ITS) Team that supports the infrastructure, network, telecommunications, service desk, database administration, access control, batch processing, software/hardware license management, along with IT policy, portfolio management, procurement, compliance, and audit.

Lisa has worked for the state of Washington since October 2009. Prior to that, Lisa served in the private sector in various IT roles.

Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Washington State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Saint Martin’s University.

Lisa is an alumnus of the IPMA LeaderPath Program (2020 cohort), has her Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and ITIL 4 Certifications.


George Williams

George Williams

Board Member (2023-)
Chief Information Officer
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Phone: (360) 688-0970
george.williams@lcb.wa.gov

George Williams is the CIO at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). He has 28+ years of IT leadership experience; 25+ with the US Army and 8+ within state service. He worked for the Dept of Natural Resources for 5 years in IT operations management and then moved to the WSLCB for the last 3+ performing both IT operations management and now CIO roles. The span of his career in the military, civilian, and state work environments lends him a unique breadth of experience. He strives to continually learn and prioritizes coaching and mentorship with his teams. George is an alumnus of the IPMA LeaderPath program (2018 Cohort).

Matthew Modarelli headshot

Matthew Modarelli

Board Member (2017 - )
Washington State Department of Transportation
Chief Information Officer
(360) 705-7601
modarm@wsdot.wa.gov

Matt Modarelli is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Director of the Information Technology Division for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The mission of the women and men of WSDOT’s information technology enterprise is to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective technology solutions that enable transportation options to improve communities and economic vitality for people and businesses. As CIO, Matt oversees and directs innovative and reliable telecommunications and cloud-based IT initiatives for nearly 7,000 employees operating and maintaining over 3,200 bridge structures, the largest ferry system in the nation, and multimodal transportation systems that provide more than 220 million passenger trips a year.

Prior to joining the WSDOT team, Matt was the CIO of the Washington Military Department and also served as the nation’s first state-level Cyber Security Manager for Emergency Management. He led enterprise technology initiatives for Emergency Management, the Washington Army and Air National Guard, the Washington Youth Academy, numerous headquarters support units, and training and maintenance facilities throughout the state. He also served as the state’s policy leader and strategist for preparing government and industry partners for significant cyber incidents impacting communities and critical infrastructure and he oversaw quality assurance for the state’s 911 systems. Prior to that, Matt served with the U.S. Air Force as an information systems officer and security leader (retired).

Matt is a member of the Governing Body for Seattle-Area CIOs, the board of directors for Washington State's Information Professionals Management Association, and serves on multiple regional IT executive committees, boards, and working groups. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and holds Master’s Degrees in Operational Art and Design and Management Information Systems (MIS), is a Certified Information Systems Analyst, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Board Committees

The members of the Board committees are presented below.

Board and Volunteer Recruitment

Matthew Oram (Chair), Maribeth Sapinoso (Vice-Chair), Morgan McLemore (Communications), and George Williams.

Executive Seminar

Mary Craig (Chair), Sayee Vaitheesvaran (Vice-Chair), Matthew Oram (Communications), Maribeth Sapinoso, Mark Quimby, and Chris Lamb.

Forum

Mark Quimby (Chair), Kristy Schreiner (Vice-Chair), Scott West (Communications), Lisa Horne, Morgan McLemore, and Matthew Oram.

LeaderPath for IT Managers

Chris Lamb (Chair), Lisa Horne (Vice-Chair), Maribeth Sapinoso (Communications), Susie Olsen, and Kristy Schreiner.

Professional Development

Susie Olsen (Chair), Mary Craig (Vice-Chair), Kristy Schreiner (Communications), Sayee Vaitheesvaran, George Williams, Scott West, and Lisa Horne.

CIO Outreach

George Williams (Chair), Scott West (Vice-Chair), Sayee Vaitheesvaran (Communications), Mark Quimby, and Morgan McLemore.

Board Staff

Chief Operating Officer: Gary "Mace" Maciejewski (Officers, Forum, Executive Seminar, LeaderPath)

Chief Financial Officer: Barry Diseth (Board Officers and Directors)

Professional Development Event Coordinator: Gary Duffield (Officers, Professional Development, LeaderPath)