The program is monitored by the Residential Facilities Advisory Committee and are appointed by the Governor, legislative leadership, and senior organizations (per ORS 441.137).  

Their role per ORS 441.142 is to:

1.  Monitor the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

2.  Advise the Governor and the Legislative Assembly on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

3.  Nominate, after interviews and according to prescribed criteria,
three persons to fill the office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

The Residential Facilities Advisory Committee Members and their statewide representations are: 

Bill Bard, Chair, Portland:  Greater Portland Area
Governor's Appointee, Senior Organization Recommendation
Appointed:  July 1, 2010         Term Expires June 30, 2018

Claudia Kyle, Vice Chair, Salem:  Willamette Valley
Speaker of the House Appointment
Appointed:  December 27, 2010      Term Expires:  June 30, 2017 

Glenn Berk, Ashland:  Southern Oregon
Governor's Appointee
Appointed:  December 7, 2012         Term Expires:  December 6, 2016
 Dan Dunham, Corvallis:  Central Willamette Valley
Governor's Appointee
Appointed:  October 1, 2010          Term Expires:  June 30, 2018
Michele Edwards, Baker: Eastern Oregon
Senate Majority Leader Appointment
Appointed:  October 13, 2011      Term Expires:  June 30, 2015

Peter Fuchs, Bend:  Central Oregon
Senate Minority Leader Appointment
Appointed:  July 28, 2010          Term Expires:  June 30, 2018

Meghan Wells Moyer, Portland:  Greater Portland Area
​Governor's Appointee
Appointed July 1, 2014         Term Expires:  June 30, 2018  
​Elizabeth Welch, Milwaukie: Greater Portland Area
Governor's Appointee
Appointed:  July 1, 2014          Term Expires:  June 30, 2018

You can view the bios of the Advisory Committee here.

 Contact with the Committee can be made by mail or email to:  

 The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
3855 Wolverine NE, Suite 6, Salem, OR  97305