Meet and Contact the Board Members
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Terms in Office: 06/01/12 - 02/28/13 & 03/01/13 - 02/28/16
Subcommittee: Board Chair; Communications
Joe Lovato became a Licensed Tax Preparer in 2002, a Licensed Tax Consultant in 2006, and an Enrolled Agent in 2008. He originally thought this would be a nice way to meet people and fill up some of his free time since he had just left full time employment as a Deputy Sheriff.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, and his Masters of Arts Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Joe retired from the U.S. Army in 1992 and is primarily a stay-at-home-dad for their nine year old son. The family is very active in scouting, and Joe is also a line officer in their local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter. Joe has two grown daughters who live in the Springfield-Eugene area with their families.
Originally from Colorado, Joe, his wife and son now call Scio, Oregon home.
Terms in Office: 04/01/13 - 02/28/16
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Subcommittee: EducationE-mail Nutan Arora -
Nutan Arora has been a resident of
Beaverton, Oregon for 13 years. Working as a tax practitioner for sixteen years,
she 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 31
years and has two sons, a medical doctor and a teacher for ‘Teach for America,’
who was very active in student government and was on the selection committee
for the new president of the University of Oregon.
Nutan is on the Board of
Kalakendra, a non-profit organization that coordinates Indian classical music
and dance concerts in Portland. She is also an active volunteer for Elders in
Action and Financial Beginnings.
Terms in Office: 07/01/08 - 06/30/11; 07/01/11 - 06/30/14; 07/01/14 - 06/30/15
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Subcommittee: Past Chair; IRS and Senate Coordination
E-mail Jan Salisbury - email@example.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
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
Jan is looking forward to the opportunity of
pulling all these experiences and skills together to best serve the tax
Term in Office 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2017
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E-mail Susan Gallagher-Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to being the owner of Gallagher Financial
Services, I am both an Enrolled Agent and a Licensed Tax Consultant. I’m also a member of several professional
organizations including the National Association of Enrolled Agents, Oregon
Association of Tax Consultants, Oregon Society of Tax Consultants, Inc., and
Oregon Society of Enrolled Agents.
I enjoy working on all types of personal income tax
returns and specialize in preparing returns for out of state clients and for
those who are required to file in multiple states. I have a special focus on assisting taxpayers
who are in unique situations such as needing to file multiple years of tax
returns, those who need to amend prior filed tax returns, and establishing
installment agreements. I eagerly bring
my passion for tax code and my strong desire to see my clients succeed when I
represent them before the Internal Revenue Service or state tax
I am a proud mother of a beautiful little boy. A native Eugenian, I enjoy spending time with
my son and the four generations of my family living in the area. My hobbies include volunteering through my
church, knitting, painting, and sewing.
Terms in Office: 03/31/05 - 03/30/08 & 04/01/13 - 02/28/16
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Subcommittee: Experience Requirement for LicenseesE-mail Michael Addington - email@example.com
on 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 Addington 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.
gton 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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Terms in Office: 02/15/08 - 04/09/09; 04/10/09 - 04/09/12 & 04/10/12 - 04/09/15
E-mail Dorothy Hudson - firstname.lastname@example.org
received her preparer's license in 1981 thinking it
would be a good part time job while raising her family. It never quite worked
out that way, she has been busy ever since! She received her LTC license two
years later and in 1985 she was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as
one of the "top twenty" on the enrolled agent exam. She has been
operating an independent tax and accounting firm since 1991, and began teaching
both basic and advanced classes in 1986. She is known around the state as an
interesting and informative speaker.