Commission Roster

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The members of the Commission are appointed because of their knowledge and expertise in matters related to substance use prevention and treatment. Commissioners are not appointed to represent (i.e., be agents for, speak for, conduct business on behalf of) particular stakeholders, advocacy groups, lobbyists, professional or trade organizations. Commissioners are appointed because each one is both a stakeholder and a subject matter expert. Many, though not all, of them can be characterized as belonging to one of these ten categories:
- District Attorney - Police Chief
- County Sheriff
- Alcohol or other drug research scientist or epidemiologist
- County Commissioner - Criminal defense attorney
- Member of a Native American Tribe
- Person who works in health insurance, CCO, or hospital
- Person who provides alcohol or other drug  prevention or treatment services
- Person who is in recovery or family member of person who is in recovery

We value the participation of a diverse group of Commissioners. There are no Commission seats reserved for people in these ten categories.  Every Commissioner is a person who has subject matter knowledge gained from life experience or professional training and who is impacted in their professional or personal life by state policies and practices related to substance use and prevention.

We welcome Commissioner candidates who have a variety of backgrounds and ideas. Whatever their occupational role, Commissioners are expected to use their subject matter expertise to evaluate policy and practice and recommend changes to the Governor and to Executive Branch departments of state government.

The Commission is planned to vary in size from 15 to 19 total members, with 12 to 16 of them voting members, appointed by the Governor. The remaining three Commissioners—the State Senator, the State Representative, and the District Court Judge—are appointed by their respective branches of government and are not voting members of the Commission. Because the Governor's appointments to the Commission must be confirmed by the Senate, the size of the Commission may become smaller than planned between Legislative Sessions.

Presently there are 15 Commissioners, 12 of whom are voting members. Seven voting members constitute a quorum of the Commission.

Commissioners (listed alphabetically, by last name)
​Anthony Biglan, PhD ​Dr. Biglan is a research psychologist at the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene. He is known nationally as an expert on prevention.
Judge Eric Bloch
(Non-Voting)
Judge Bloch is a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court (Portland, and eastern suburbs). Among his judicial duties, he presides over a Drug Court and is an ardent advocate for such "treatment courts." He serves as Chair of the Commission.
Lane Borg, JD
Mr. Borg is the Executive Director of Metropolitan Public Defenders in Portland, Oregon. He is an accomplished criminal defense attorney and a leader in the community and legal profession.
Jillian (Kelly) Brake Ms. Brake is an addictions treatment provider for Volunteers of America in east Portland and an advocate for people in recovery.
Heather Crow-Martinez, LPC ​Ms. Crow-Martinez is a treatment provider and Program Director for Best Care Treatment Services in central Oregon (Madras, Redmond). Ms. Crow-Martinez is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
Nate Gaoiran Mr. Gaoiran is the Director of Josephine County Community Corrections, in southern Oregon adjacent to California (Grants Pass, Cave Junction).
Sheriff Pat Garrett
Mr. Garrett is the Sheriff of Washington County, an urban-rural county adjacent to the west side of Portland (Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard).
​Dwight Holton, JD Mr. Holton is the Executive Director of Lines for Life, a suicide and substance use crisis hotline in Portland, and the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Medications.
Rep. Janeen Sollman
(Non-Voting)
Rep. Sollman is the State Representative for Oregon House District 30, covering East Hillsboro, West Beaverton, Orenco, Helvetia and North Plains. She serves on the Education Committee and the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.
Dennis McCarty, PhD Dr. McCarty is a research psychologist at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He is known nationally as an expert on addictions and treatment.
Donald F. Mazziotti, JD Mr. Mazziotti is a former CIO for Oregon state government and is currently a homeless advocate and director of a non-profit oreganization for people who are experiencing homelessness.
Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (Non-Voting) Sen. Monnes Anderson is the State Senator for District 25 (Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, Troutdale). She is a retired public health nurse with particular interest in improving Oregon's system of healthcare.
Eric Nisley, JD Mr. Nisley is the District Attorney of Wasco County, in north central Oregon (The Dalles, Maupin, Antelope).
​Willie Shaffer, CADC I Mr. Shaffer works for Central City Concern as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor in the Suboxone Program in East Portland.  Mr. Shaffer also advocates for individuals seeking recovery and changing their lives.
Cindy Weinhold, RN, BSN
Ms. Weinhold, of Eugene, is active on the Board of Serenity Lane, a treatment program, and Lines for Life, a substance use and suicide crisis hotline.
There are openings avaiable for new Commissioners, right now.If you would like to serve the citizens of Oregon as a member of this Commission, please email: daniel.ward@state.or.us
 

 

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