Agency administration

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is a seven-member volunteer citizen commission that provides policy direction for the agency. The commission hires an agency director, who in turn hires executive leaders to guide the agency. The members are as follows:

  • Director - Diana Dupuis
  • Assistant Director, Operations - Mike Sternback
  • Assistant Director, Parks Development - Peter Herzog
  • Assistant Director, Administrative Services 
  • Human Resources Director - Becky Daniels
  • Communications Director - Amanda McCarthy
  • Policy and Government Affairs Director - Owen Rowe
  • Executive Assistant to the Director and Commission - Becki Ellison