The program is monitored by the Long-Term Care Advisory Committee and are appointed by the Governor, legislative leadership, and senior organizations (per ORS 441.137).  

Their role per ORS 441.142 is to:

1.  Monitor the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

2.  Advise the Governor and the Legislative Assembly on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

3.  Nominate, after interviews and according to prescribed criteria,
three persons to fill the office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

The Long-Term Care Advisory Committee Members and their statewide representations are: 

Bill Bard, Chair, Portland:  Greater Portland Area
Governor's Appointee, Senior Organization Recommendation
Appointed:  July 1, 2010         Term Expires June 30, 2014

Claudia Kyle, Vice Chair, Salem:  Willamette Valley
Speaker of the House Appointment
Appointed:  December 27, 2010      Term Expires:  June 30, 2013

Teena Ainslie, Portland:  Greater Portland Area  
House Minority Leader Appointment
Appointed:  July 1, 2006          Term Expires:  June 30, 2014

Glenn Berk, Ashland:  Southern Oregon
Governor's Appointee
Appointed:  December 7, 2012         Term Expires:  December 6, 2016
 Dan Dunham, Corvallis:  Central Willamette Valley
Governor's Appointee
Appointed:  October 1, 2010          Term Expires:  June 30, 2014
Michele Edwards, Eastern Oregon
Senate Majority Leader Appointment
Appointed:  October 13, 2011      Term Expires:  June 30, 2015

Peter Fuchs, Bend:  Central Oregon
Senate Minority Leader Appointment
Appointed:  July 28, 2010          Term Expires:  June 30, 2014  

You can view the bios of the Advisory Committee here.

 Contact with the Committee can be made by mail or email to:  

 The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
3855 Wolverine NE, Suite 6, Salem, OR  97305
or by email to:  Long-Term Care Advisory Committee