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The State Board of Licensed Social Workers was created in 1979 by the Legislature, and is authorized by ORS 675.510-675.510.600.


Address Hours of Operation Contact
3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 240
Salem, OR   97302-6310
The Board Office is located in the
Morrow Crane building in Southeast Salem, Oregon
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: 503-378-5735
Toll Free: 866-355-7050
Fax: 1-888-252-1046
Mission Statement
The mission of the Board is to protect the citizens of Oregon through the licensing and regulation of social workers.
Annual Performance Measures

The Board of Licensed Social Workers (Board) is statutorily responsible to protect the citizens of Oregon through the regulation of social workers. This is accomplished by setting policy, establishing standards of practice and ethical conduct, establishing standards for certification and licensure, including renewals thereof, and monitoring continuing education requirements and disciplined licensees to safeguard the public. The Board is comprised of seven members, appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the Senate. Four members are licensed clinical social workers and the other three are public members. The Board licenses and regulates approximately 4,300 social workers. The Boards licensure program covers two clinical licenses (CSWA and LCSW), and (as of January 1, 2011) two new non-clinical license types (LMSW and RBSW). The Boards compliance program expanded on January 1, 2011 to cover cases alleging the unlicensed practice of clinical social work, and education and enforcement related to the new title protection for the term social worker (use of that title requires a social work degree and licensure from the Board). The Boards licensure and compliance programs are administered by a staff of six. The Boards 2011-2013 biennial budget is $1,244,968, and is supported almost exclusively through fees paid by licensees (100% Other Funds Budget).

Affirmative Action Plan for the Board 2011-2013
Affirmative Action Plan Appendix A
Affirmative Action Plan Appendix B


Meet the Board Members


Phone Number
Term of Office

Kathy Outland, LCSW
Board Chair
2695 12th Place SE 
Salem, OR 97302


(503) 363-8075

1st Term

Ebony Sloan Clarke, LCSW
Vice Chair
Multnomah County
421 SW Oak St.
Portland, OR 97204
Donna Henderson, LCSW
Private Practice
PO Box 434
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 838-6144



5/1/13 - 6/30/2015
1st term


3/1/12-6/30/15  1st Term

Carol Copley Zancanella, LCSW
Private Practice
PO Box 550
Bend, OR 97709
(541) 410-4374

7/1/10-6/30/14 2nd Term



Brenda Dennis, Public Member 


1st Term







Board Office
Randy Harnisch, Executive Director
3218 Pringle Rd SE Suite #240
Salem, OR 97302-6310       
(503) 373-1163 
Mindy Tucker, Compliance Specialist   
3218 Pringle Rd SE Suite #240
Salem, OR 97302-6310 
  Troy Clinton, Investigator
3218 Pringle Rd SE Suite #240
         Salem, Or 97302-6310         
 (503) 378-2042 
  Kimberly Sommer, Interim Licensing Manager 
3218 Pringle Rd SE Suite #240
Salem, OR 97302-6310
(503) 373-1161 
 Wende Thatcher, Interim License Specialist
3218 Pringle Rd SE Suite #240
Salem, Or  97302-6310
Tina E Topliss, License Assistant
3218 Pringle Rd SE Suite #240
Salem, Or  97302-6310


(503) 373-1159
Toll Free: 866-355-7050
Toll Free: 866-355-7050