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Nutan Arora LTC, EA - Beaverton Oregon                                               Board Chair

Terms in Office: April 1, 2013 - February 28, 2016
Subcommittee: Chair, Education


E-mail Nutan Arora - NutanArora@hotmail.com

Nutan Arora has been a resident of Beaverton, Oregon for more than 13 years.  Working as a tax practitioner since 2000.  Nutan has managed a tax office, taught basic and advanced tax classes, and participated on the Item Writing Committee for the State of Oregon.  She is a Licensed Tax Consultant, Enrolled Agent for the IRS, and a member of the Advisory Council for H&R Block.

Nutan has been married for more than 30 years and has two sons, a medical doctor and a teacher through 'Teach for America', who was very active in student government and on the selction committee for the new president of the University of Oregon.

Nutan is on the Board of Kalakendra, a non-profit organization that coordinates Indican classical music and dance concerts in Portland.  She is also an active volunteer for Elders in Action and Financial Beginnings.

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Susan Gallagher-Smith  LTC, EA - Eugene Oregon                                    Vice Chair

Terms in Office: April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2017
Subcommittee: Compliance


E-mail Susan Gallagher-Smith - susan@gallaghertax.com

Susan Gallagher-Smith is a small business owner and native Eugenian who enjoys spending time with four generations of family living in the Willamette Valley.  She is both an Enrolled Agent and Licensed Tax Consultant.  She has been working in the field for longer than she'd like to admit.

Susan brings a passion for competent, clear, honest, and ethical information with taxpayers to her work within the Board.  She is a strong advocate for continuing education, realistic and efficient best practices, and consumer protection within the field of personal income tax preparation both state wide and nationally.

Susan is a proud member of the following organizations: National Association of Enrolled Agents, Oregon Association of Tax Consultants, Oregon Society of Tax Consultants, Inc., and Oregon Society of Enrolled Agents.


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Janis Salisbury LTC, EA, - Gladstone, Oregon

Terms in Office: July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2011; July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014; July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Subcommittee: Previous Chair
; IRS and Senate Coordination

E-mail Jan Salisbury - quilt2@teleport.com

After graduating from Washington State University, Jan taught in public schools for ten years. A change in career took her to the IRS for six years. Opportunities arose allowing her to follow another passion and to open a business. She became licensed as both a Licensed Tax Consultant and an Enrolled Agent. Her firm has focused on tax preparation and bookkeeping in the Oregon City area. Within a short time she was back to teaching, using her educational training, providing CPE classes and, for several years, a Basic Income Tax Preparation class at Clackamas Community College. During this same time she co-authored and later singularly authored a textbook used by several schools throughout the state. You can still find her teaching, even though she recently sold her tax preparation business.

Jan's husband retired as a middle school history teacher and is now enjoying a second career as a National Park Ranger for Fort Vancouver. Her two sons and families live in the Portland metro area where she is able to thoroughly enjoy her four grandchildren.

During the years Jan has been involved, not only with professional groups, but also with numerous leadership and charitable organizations like Jayceettes, Oregon City Library Board, Oregon Trail Pageant, church committees, and the Board of Tax Practitioners.

Jan is looking forward to the opportunity of pulling all these experiences and skills together to best serve the tax practitioner profession.

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JoAnne Vetter LTC, EA - Halsey, Oregon                 

Term in Office: June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2018

Subcommittee:

E-mail JoAnne Vetter - JoAnneVetter.tax@gmail.com

JoAnne Vetter has been a resident of Oregon since 1996; moving from California after retiring with 30 years of service with Pacific Bell.

JoAnne started in the tax business in California working part-time during tax season to supplement her income.  In 2005 she opened her own tax office in Albany.  JoAnne received her Consultant's license in 2006.

JoAnne earned a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1996.  JoAnne is a member of Oregon Association of Tax Consultants, Oregon Society of Tax Consultants, and National Association of Tax Consultants.  JoAnne has taught an online Basic tax class for several years.

JoAnne is quite active in the community, currently serving on the Board of CASA of Linn County, and was an active Board member of the Albany Boys and Girls club for over 10 years.  She was also a member of Altrusa of Albany serving as their president twice.

JoAnne has been married to a Native Oregonian for over 18 years and has a grown daughter who works with her in the tax business.  She also has 'the most perfect grandson', Christopher, who keeps her busy when she is not at the tax office.  Her husband, Chuck, was the manager of the Albany Sears store tool department for 30 years and after retiring from Sears in 2000, he went to work for Jerry's Home Improvement in Eugene as the manager of their tool department.



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Michael Addington, LTC, EA, NTPI Fellow - Bend, Oregon

Terms in Office: 03/31/05 - 03/30/08 & 04/01/13 - 02/28/16
Subcommittee: Experience Requirement for Li
censees

E-mail Michael Addington - notaxman@qwestoffice.net

Michael Addington moved to Central Oregon in 1984 from Orange County, California. He graduated with an AA degree in business administration from COCC in 1989. He was licensed as a preparer in 1989, and became an Oregon tax consultant in 1991, and then in 1997 added the Enrolled Agent license. In 2012 he graduated from a three-year program for representation and became an NTPI Fellow, National Tax Practice Institute. Addington was appointed to serve as a Board member with the OBTP in 2005 and served for two years, and was appointed again in 2013. He also served as a director or officer on the Oregon Society of Enrolled Agents Board for 12 years beginning in 1997. President of OrSEA, a member of OSTC, OATC, and currently a member of both NAEA and NATP round out Michael’s service to the tax community.

In 1991 Michael established his business, Excellence In Taxes, Inc. He specializes in personal and small business taxes, and also provides bookkeeping and payroll services, preparing more than 500 tax returns annually. He is a consultant to small businesses, and has been a member of the Bend Chamber of Commerce for more than 15 years.

Michael is a published poet, designed and built the house he lives in, and is a founding member, along with his ex-wife, of Healing Reins Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center for the Handicapped. He is a former member of Kiwanis and a recipient of the prestigious Hixson Award.

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Vacant - Tax Consultant

Terms in Office: TBD
Subcommittee: TBD
E-mail :

Applicant must be actively practicing tax consultant for at least five years.
Please call Howard Moyes, Executive Director at 503-378-4733 if you are interested in applying for this position.



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Public Member - vacant


Terms in Office: TBD
Subcommittee: TBD
E-mail :

The public member applicant must be an Oregon citizen.
Public members are people who may not have regular, ongoing experience in the tax field but have a general interest in the Board's work. 

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the tax profession and contribute a perspective that is fresh and unique.

If you enjoyed serving on a Board or Commission in the past, consider seeking appointment to our Board!  Your experience is invaluable

Please call Howard Moyes, Executive Director at 503-378-4733 if you are interested in applying for this position.
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