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About the board

The Nursing Home Administrators Board (NHAB) oversees the practice of nursing home administrators in the State of Oregon.

The NHAB consists of nine members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate:

  • Three nursing home administrator members
  • Three public members
  • One physician member
  • One pharmacist member
  • One registered nurse member

Terms of office are three years with a maximum of two consecutive terms or until a successor is appointed.

Board members

Misty Lohn

Misty Lohn

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 6/30/2018

Misty Lohn has been Director of Nursing at a skilled nursing facility for Prestige Care Inc. since 2009 and has worked in the long-term care field since 1995. She earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a master’s of science degree in nursing and business/health care administration from University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. “I have a passion for providing quality, evidence-based care to individuals in this vulnerable population,” Lohn said. “I believe strong leadership creates change that will allow for better care for this group.”

David Anderson

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/30/2018
Salem, OR

​David Anderson graduated from George Williams College in Downers Grove, IL, in 1974, and obtained a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Southern California in 1982. Anderson worked as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the Los Angeles and Sacramento areas from 1976 to 1981. From 1981 to 2007, he worked for the County of Sacramento, holding positions of Eligibility Specialist; Social Worker in the Children’s Protective Services, Family Reunification, and Adult Services programs; Homeless Program Specialist; Client Advocate in the adult disability program; and Human Services Planner. He retired in 2007 and moved to Salem, where he has volunteered for such organizations as Meals on Wheels and the Humane Society. He also served three years on the Board of Directors of St. Francis Shelter for Women and Children. In addition, Anderson served in the Air Force as a medic from 1960 to 1964.

Lillian Hoag

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/30/2019

​Bio to come

Christine Prather

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/30/2018
Klamath Falls

​Coming soon

Peggy Steele

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/30/2019

​Bio to come

Jennifer Woolley

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 6/30/2017

Jennifer Woolley is a nursing home administrator and operations manager at Aidan Health Services and has more than 15 years experience in the field at both small and large facilities in urban and rural settings. Woolley graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor of science degree in Health Promotion and Education. "Our industry faces many challenges, and I am prepared to work through those challenges," she said. "I am passionate about our industry and am confident I can contribute to the work of the Nursing Home Administrators Board."

The Nursing Home Administrators Board currently has an opening for a Pharmacist. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Nursing Home Administrators Board currently has an opening for a Public Member. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Nursing Home Administrators Board currently has an opening for a Physician (MD or DO). To apply, fill out the Application form.

Board recruitment

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? HLO-regulated boards seek new members as current member terms expire.

Overview of HLO-regulated professions and boards
Current board vacancies and information on how to apply


For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904 or

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or

For board recruitment questions, contact Amanda Schuck at 503-373-1915 or

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