Communications Team Bios and Photos

​​​​​​The Office of Communications, which also includes two designers, provides communications support for the department, as well as for eight divisions.

DHW Office of Communications
Niki Forbing-Orr

Public Information Manager 

Niki Forbing-Orr is the public information manager in the Office of Communications. Before she joined the department in July 2012, Niki worked as an editor at various newspapers in Ohio, Michigan, and Idaho for 18 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and is a certified public manager for the State of Idaho.

Greg Stahl

Public Information Officer

Greg Stahl is a public information officer in the Office of Communications. He’s worked as a print journalist, freelance copywriter, and NGO communications director, and has been with Health and Welfare since September 2020. A Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Stahl has studied water law, public land law, and natural resources law. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Western State University in Colorado.