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Meet Ayanna Colman

Ayanna Colman, J.D. serves as Senior Performance Adviser with the Governor's Results Washington Office facilitating and organizing discussions on policy and budget matters affecting all Washingtonians. Their goal is to better serve customers -the citizens of Washington State - by improving state services and operations (through continuous improvement). Results Washington works with agency leaders, their executive teams, members of the Governor's cabinet as well as the private sector and other local governments.

Colman is a licensed attorney in the State of Washington, with a passion for helping her community, whether it is in the capacity of practicing law or serving in other positions. She is committed to making her community better through both her work and overall civic engagement.

Prior to her current role, Ayanna served as a Lean Fellow with Results Washington, assisting in initiatives that further the Governor's performance goals of better education, economy, environment, healthy and safe communities, and efficient, effective and accountable government. She also assisted in preparing and planning the 6th Annual Lean Transformation Conference in Tacoma, WA in October 2017 and hosted the 7th Annual Lean Transformation Conference in November 2018.

Her state service has also included serving as a Claims Officer and Policy and Litigation Manager for the Department of Social and Health Services, and Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tacoma’s Prosecutor’s Office.