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Upcoming HLO closures due to state holidays

​​Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, May 28, 2018, for Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for Independence Day
  • Monday, September 3, 2018, for Labor Day


Practitioner information

The following regulated profession is overseen by the Nursing Home Administrators Board. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the link below:

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

Peggy Steele

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

Peggy Steele joined Vineyard Heights Assisted Living and Retirement Cottages in May 2017. She began her career in senior care in 1975, as a Medical Assistant and Physical Therapy Office Manager for Mt. View Hospital and Long-term Care Center where she worked closely with seniors and people with disabilities to establish a person-centered environment that promotes resident total wellness. Peggy also served as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Executive Director for an Assisted Living Community, Memory care center, Skilled Nursing care center and Independent Living Retirement Community in the Central Oregon area.

Peggy earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Regis University, and a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from Concordia University. Recently she has also earned a Gerontology degree from Portland Community College.

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.

Christine Prather

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

Bio to come

Lillian Hoag

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

​Bio to come

Brady McNulty

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/30/2020

Dr. Brady McNulty earned a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College in 2011, and graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas A&M University in 2014. From 2002 to 2008, he served in the Navy’s nuclear power program, operating nuclear reactors safely and efficiently while complying with complex nuclear regulatory practices. He is currently a staff pharmacist with Bi-Mart Pharmacy in Roseburg. During pharmacy school and post-graduate training, Dr. McNulty worked with hospitals and long term care facilities to improve medication reconciliation practices for patients being admitted and discharged. Upon graduation, Dr. McNulty moved immediately to Roseburg, where he has put down roots and established relationships with many patients in the community pharmacy setting, providing services such as immunizations and medication therapy management. He is an active member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Eugene and the Freemasons in Roseburg.

Deborah Patterson

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/30/2020

Rev. Dr. Deborah Patterson is currently an ordained clergy serving a congregation near Canby. She is the former Executive Director of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center (now called the Westberg Institute), as well as Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, and a founding Vice President of the Deaconess Foundation, a children's health foundation in St. Louis. She was also a board member and later senior executive of Deaconess Health System in that same city.  Deborah holds a Master's in Healthcare Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, an M.Div. and D.Min. from Eden Seminary, and two degrees in music. She is the parent of two adult children, and married to Stephen Patterson, a professor at Willamette University.

The Nursing Home Administrators Board currently has an opening for a Nursing Home Administrator. 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 Paige Sims at 503-373-1915 or

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