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Janis Salisbury, LTC, EA, Chair - Gladstone, Oregon

Terms in Office: 07/01/08 - 06/30/11 & 07/01/11 - 06/30/14 
Subcommittees: Administration (Chair) and Examination & Education​

E-mail  Janis 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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Joe Lovato, LTC, EA, Vice-Chair - Scio, Oregon

Terms in Office: 06/01/12 - 02/28/13 & 03/01/13 - 02/28/16 
Subcommittees: Administration and Business Practices

E-mail Joe Lovato - jclovato@netzero.net​

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.​​
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Susan Gallagher-Smith, LTC, EA - Eugene, Oregon

Terms in Office: 04/01/14 - 03/31/17 

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

Bio coming soon
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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 
Subcommittees: Complaint
 and Business Practices ​

E-mail Michael Addington - notaxman@qwestoffice.net

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 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.

Addington 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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Dorothy Hudson, LTC, EA - Klamath Falls, Oregon

Terms in Office: 02/15/08 - 04/09/09 & 04/10/09 - 04/09/12 & 04/10/12 - 04/09/15
Subcommittees: Business Practices (Chair) and Complaint 

E-mail Dorothy Hudson - dorothy@dorothyhudson.com​​

Dorothy 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. 

Dorothy and her husband, Michael, were high school sweethearts. They have raised 4 children, and now have 7 grandchildren. She is actively involved with the youth group at her church and spends many weekends at dances and activities. Her hobbies have been "whatever her children were doing" and they now include "whatever her grandchildren are doing," spending many hours on bleachers at a ballgame, race track, or being towed on an inner tube behind a speed boat! She is looking forward to serving on the Tax Board and the knowledge that she will gain there​.
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Kinsey Miller, Public Member - Salem, Oregon

Terms in Office: 06/05/13 - 05/31/16 

E-mail Kinsey Miller - miller5201@comcast.net

Kinsey Miller is the new Public Member to the Board. She is a psychotherapist currently in private practice in downtown Salem. Kinsey has many years of working with children and adults in a variety of settings including family issues, trauma, couples and family matters. Additionally she also has special interest and practice in geriatrics.

Born in Scotland, Kinsey was schooled in business, then came to this country and became an American
citizen where her work necessitated a move to Oregon. She was the owner of a court reporting firm for many years. Kinsey's background has included interests in the court and general legal field, medical work in a neurosurgeon's office, and as an administrator for a large psychology practice. Returning to school as a non-traditional student, she trained as a mediator and obtained her Bachelor of Family Studies and Master of Counseling Psychology degrees.
Kinsey and her husband raised three daughters. Kinsey is looking forward to working with Board members and bringing her knowledge, opinions, and skills to assist as a team member.
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Nutan Arora, LTC, EA - Beaverton, Oregon

Terms in Office: 04/01/13 - 02/28/16
Subcommittees: Exam & Education

E-mail Nutan Arora - ​nutanarora@hotmail.com​ 
Nutan Arora has been a resident of Beaverton, Oregon for 13 years. Working as a tax practitioner for seventeen 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 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.
Nutan has been married for 31 years and has two sons. Nutan is an avid traveler, and over the course of her marriage has visited many countries with her husband. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and reading.​​
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