Occupational Therapy Licensing Board

 
 
Members of the OT Licensing Board
   
 
Linda Harthun Smith, OTR/L, Chair
 
Sybil Hedrick Park, OTR/L, CHT, CSCS, Vice Chair
 
Erion Moore II, Public Member, B.A
 
Ernest "Clyde" Jenkins II, Public Member, MBA

Kari Hill, COTA/L, OT Assistant Member


About the Board Members:
   
Linda Harthun Smith, OTR/L, Board Chair, was appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate and is serving her 2nd term. Linda Harthun Smith has a BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been practicing OT since 1975. She has worked in a small community hospital in central WI, and started the school therapy program for the public school system in that same town. Following training in NDT, Linda worked for a non-profit neurodevelopment center in Seattle. Her husband’s work brought the family to Portland in 1987 where she worked in private practice clinic, and in a non-profit neurodevelopment center.
 
In her current work setting, she serves veterans as both inpatients and outpatients with basic hand diagnoses, geriatrics, palliative/hospice care, and those with skilled rehabilitation needs. She greatly appreciates mentoring professional OT students and has done so as a Fieldwork supervisor since the 1980’s. Linda’s varied work experience across the age span and in many practice settings provides a broad understanding of the field. Linda feels there are many challenges that face the OT professional and that the OTLB is crucial to regulating and preserving ethical delivery of OT services and in turn protecting the consumer. Linda states it is her time to contribute to the profession as a whole by volunteering, and is honored to join these impressive Board members and the Director.
 
Linda is married with two grown sons who are finishing their university educations’ at Oregon schools. She and her husband love to entertain, garden, travel, read and cook. They also train for and walk 1/2 marathons. Yoga and Pilates keep her moving after those long walks and photography is a new passion.
 
Linda Smith's term is from 6/15/2015 to 6/14/2019.
   
Sybil Hedrick Park, OTR/L, CHT, CSCS, Vice Chair,  has served the Occupational Therapy profession for over 20 years. During this time she has cultivated a very impressive resume. Most recently she completed her tenure as OTAO president and in doing so gained knowledge of the state legislative process.
 
Sybil is educated as both an Occupational Therapist and certified Hand Therapist and currently provides both these services in the capacity of the Lead Therapist to the Providence Sports Care Center. Among her clients are the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns, professional soccer teams. She also provides advanced evaluation and treatment for the general population and swim stroke analysis evaluation.
 
When she’s not treating patients, she’s educating future OT’s. Sybil has served as an adjunct professor for Pacific University Clinical Doctorate Program since 2011.  Sybil is eager to advance her understanding of how our State runs and takes great interest in protecting the public.
 
Sybil Hedrick Park's term is from 10/15/2017 - 10/14/2021.
 
Erion Moore II, Public Member, received his B.A. in Criminology from Southern Oregon University, and his A.A. in Ethnic Studies from Foothill Community College in California.  Erion worked with juvenile and adult offenders on cognitive skills following his graduation from college. He worked temporarily as a case manager and was involved with group meetings that decide to make changes to policies of work conduct. He has a personal interest in Occupational Therapy, having experience with many types of therapists in different settings including home, to inpatient, as well as outpatient. Erion volunteers with Pacific University, School of OT, as a patient, helping future Occupational Therapists learn necessary skills. The Board is fortunate to have him as a member.

Erion Moore's term is from 4/21/2016 to 4/20/2020
 

Ernest "Clyde" Jenkins II, Public Member.  With an undergraduate degree from OSU and a Masters degree from Stanford School of Business, Clyde has enjoyed a successful career at the executive management level in the high technology telecommunications industry.  Upon leaving the telecommunications industry Mr. Jenkins acquired two local restaurants and had a successful career as a restaurateur.  He has since sold the restaurants and is now semi-retired. Mr. Jenkins has volunteered his time to the Oregon Zoo, Central Catholic High School fund raising, adult GED tutoring, United Way fund raising, Oregon Food Bank and the Big Brother programs among others.  

Clyde Jenkins term is from 4/1/2017 to 3/31/2021.

 
Kari Hill, COTA/L, OT Assistant Member,   Kari has been practicing as a school therapist for nearly 20 years.  Most recently she has expanded her therapy skills to include working in sub-acute settings (such as skilled nursing homes) and as an adjunct lab instructor for the Linn Benton OTA program.   In 2012, she received the Michelle Smith Sullivan “Exemplary Therapist Assistant” of the year award for Oregon school therapy assistants, nominated by her co-workers and presented with the award at TIES.  Kari’s experience and broad background will make her an excellent member of the OTLB.  

Kari Hill's term is from 7/1/17-6/30/21.

 

 
​​​​​