OSBN CNA/CMA Advisory Group
Committee Information
The CNA/CMA Advisory Group provides a venue for the review of issues related to nursing assistant and medication aide authorized duties and education. A summary of findings may be presented by Board staff to the Oregon State Board of Nursing.  Specific purposes of the CNA/CMA Advisory Group include but are not limited to review and analysis of:
  • Authorized duties and training program curriculum requirements.
  • Trends on pass rates of program graduates on state certification examination.
  • Issues associated with adequacy of nursing faculty related to educational qualifications and experience.
  • Issues associated with adequacy of clinical placements for enrolled students and/or planned enrollment numbers of students.
Committee Forms, Policies, and Minutes
Nursing Practice Committee Policy and Form
Committee Materials

Current Members
Regular Members
  1. Debra Anderson, Clackamas Community College, NA Training Program Director/Primary Instructor
  2. Telena Bence, Samaritan Health Services: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, CNA 2 Training Program Director/Primary Instructor
  3. Joanne Birney, Department of Human Services: Office of Licensing & Regulatory Oversight 
  4. Julie Bucher, Caregiver Training Institute, NA, CNA 2, & MA Training Program Director/Primary Instructor
  5. Diane Greenwood, Blue Mountain Hospital District & National College of Technical Instruction, NA & CNA 2 Primary Instructor
  6. Joanna Gutierrez, CNA 2, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
  7. Marjean Kempel, Blue Mountain Community College, NA Training Program Director
  8. Erin Cornell, Rose Villa Senior Living, Director of Health Services
  9. Luke Middlebrooks, CNA 1, West Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center
  10. Stephanie Roth, CNA 2, Oregon Health Sciences University: Cardio/Vascular Unit
  11. Amy Stokes, Salem Health: Salem Hospital, CNA 2 Primary Instructor
  12. Carl Tabor, Avamere Health Services, Vice President of Clinical Services: Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, & Washington
  13. Desiree Torassa, Asante Health System, CNA Staff Development Specialist: Rogue Regional Medical Center, Three Rivers Medical Center, & Ashland Community Hospital
  14. Mary Ann Vaughan, EMT Associates, NA Primary Instructor & CNA 2 Training Program Director/Primary Instructor
  15. Cynthia Yackle, Pinnacle Healthcare, NA Primary Instructor & MA Training Program Clinical Teaching Associate
OSBN Members
  1. Debra Buck, RN, MSN, OSBN NA/MA Training Policy Analyst
  2. John Goodine, OSBN Board Staff
  3. William Youngren, CNA 2, OSBN Board Member