The Performance and Strategy Team is part of the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget in the King County Executive’s Office.
Contact the Team with your questions about performance management in King County, including the King County Strategic Plan, visual management, tier boards, public performance reporting, employee engagement survey, survey development and analysis.
Performance and Strategy
Van works on county-wide projects like the County’s Goals and Objectives and supports various operational divisions in their Line of Business planning process and facilitates performance management initiatives. He has a natural curiosity about the way things work and he loves learning about the vast scope and tremendous complexity of what King County does. Prior to joining PSB, Van served 22 years as a Naval Officer on submarines and shore staffs around the world. After retiring from Active Duty, he worked as a civilian for the Navy doing strategic planning, project management, and process improvements. In his time off, Van enjoys day hikes, skiing, fishing, and cooking and enjoying great food.
Abigail “Abby” joined King County in June, 2014. She has a wide-ranging portfolio of work at the county that utilizes the skillsets of performance management, project management, facilitation, and the ability to productively navigate ambiguity. At the beginning of her county career Abby served as lead author of The Determinants of Equity Report, published January 2015. This report is a catalog of community-level indicators covering 13 Determinants of Equity and has served has a foundational tool that supports planning, research, and measurement.
She previously worked in community and forensic mental health as a case manager and licensed substance abuse counselor supporting adults with dual diagnosis transitioning from prison into the community. Working in this environment sparked an interested in systems thinking and led her down the path of learning about organizational performance management and process improvement.
Dan Farmer joined the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget in March 2018. His work focuses on design, implementation and analysis of the annual employee engagement survey. In addition, Dan supports internal survey research efforts.
Having been part of over 40 research projects, Dan is well versed in questionnaire design, sampling methodology, data collection methods and data analysis. Prior to joining the county, Dan worked as a research analyst at a local consulting firm where he conducted research for local municipalities, corporations and political candidates.
Priti joined the PSB in 2017. Her work focuses on public performance reporting, strategic alignment of the County’s measurement frameworks, enterprise business intelligence, and performance management initiatives. Prior to joining King County, Priti worked in university and nonprofit settings, using her research and evaluation skills to advance diversity and inclusion programs, institutional transformation initiatives, grant making, workforce training and technical assistance, and system building in early learning and higher education.
Michael is responsible for the overall strategic and performance aspects of the county’s performance management system, including: the county’s strategic plan, public performance reporting and measurement framework, enterprise data collection from employee and community surveys, tiered visual management systems, and Executive performance review conversations. Under his leadership, the County has received numerous performance measurement and reporting awards and recognitions. He also oversees the Criminal Justice, Strategy and Policy group within PSB.
Michael previously worked at the county’s Department of Natural Resources & Parks where he helped lead that department’s first performance management and reporting efforts. Prior to joining the county, Michael worked on a diverse set of major environmental issues such as global biodiversity, nuclear and military site remediation, and Puget Sound cleanup. Michael joined King County in July, 2002.
Steve joined the Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget in May 2013. He works as an analyst supporting agencies in building visual management tools and developing and implementing operational process improvements through Line of Business Planning. Steve believes in the Lean methodology and thinks it can help King County improve performance and make daily work more rewarding for teams throughout the organization. Before joining PSB, he helped the Human Resources Division establish the Veteran internship program and conducted data collection and analysis, creating summary reports for the King County Employee Development Task Force to improve their strategic plan. Prior to joining the county, Steve was in the US Army for six years operating as a Field Artillery and Infantry Platoon Leader in Germany and Iraq.
Vince manages and supports countywide data collection, analysis, and business intelligence efforts within King County. His portfolio includes ongoing technical assistance and consultative services to departments, as well as oversight of major enterprise deliverables such as the annual Employee Engagement survey. Prior to joining King County, Vince led a management consulting firm that helped public-sector clients develop capacity for program evaluation, effective organizational design, and community engagement. Vince champions the entrepreneurial mindset and is passionate about how cool data – and well-designed spreadsheets – can be.
Criminal Justice Strategy & Policy
Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Analyst Elizabeth Haumann leads research, statistical analysis, and program evaluations on Juvenile Justice related topics. Seventy-five percent of her time is dedicated to assisting multi-system stakeholders with their research needs and twenty-five percent is providing Performance, Strategy and Budget with ad hoc evaluation and analysis, mainly in the adult justice arena. Before working for PSB, she spent eleven years providing research and data analysis for the Administrative Office of the Courts of Arizona, the Superior Court of Arizona, and a non-profit suicide prevention center.
Patty Noble-Desy joined the Criminal Justice Strategy and Policy Section of the Performance Strategy and Budget Office in October of 2014. As the Senior Manager for Recidivism Reduction and Reentry, Patty partners with King County and Washington State criminal justice systems with a single focus of informing and forming systems and practices that make a positive difference in the lives of those involved in the criminal justice system, their families and our communities.
Bringing over 30 years of progressive and innovative correctional oriented health and human services, policy and program expertise, Patty’s work has resulted in statewide legislative changes and national recognition for correctional program implementation and evaluation. Patty’s passion has always been in service to those who need help sharing their voice.
Gail Stone is Law and Justice Policy Advisor to the King County Executive in his Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget. She works with county executive branch agencies, the County Council, Superior and District Courts and the separately elected Sheriff and Prosecutor to integrate our independent (but interdependent) approaches to complex policy issues affecting law, justice and public safety. Gail began her legal career in private practice focusing on family law. She went into policy work with the Washington State House of Representatives, where she staffed law, justice and public safety issues and served as leadership counsel. Gail then joined the staff of the Washington State Bar Association, where she served for several years as the WSBA’s Legislative Director and then as Director of Justice & Diversity Initiatives.
Marcus Stubblefield has served as the Program Manager for the Uniting for Youth Initiative. King County’s Uniting for Youth Initiative (originally the Systems Integration Initiative) is a consortium of local, County, and state youth serving agencies. Marcus serves as the primary point person and is responsible for overall management, organization, and advancement of the goals and daily work associated with implementing the Initiative’s Strategic Plan. Prior to working at King County, Marcus was employed for over 15 years as the Program Manager, Counselor and Case Manager for a non-profit serving diverse juvenile justice-, gang-involved youth and young adults in Southwest Seattle.