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Seeking Certified Advanced Estheticians to Serve as Subject Matter Experts

​​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is seeking certified advanced estheticians to serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) for complaint investigations. A SME is an independent contractor who assists in investigations of and cases against uncertified individuals performing advanced nonablative esthetics and advanced estheticians. SMEs may be called upon to assist the HLO in various ways, such as: examining complaints to determine whether certain services or use of devices are in the scope of practice of advanced nonablative esthetic services, working with a HLO investigator when investigating certification holders, providing opinions about community standards, and competently testifying during hearings.​

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Practitioner information

The following regulated profession is overseen by the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the link below:

About the board

On July 20, 2015, Gov. Kate Brown signed House Bill 2642. This bill created a Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians (Board) within the Health Licensing Office (HLO) to oversee the safe practice of advanced nonablative esthetics and to ensure that individuals who are practicing advanced nonablative esthetics are qualified to perform services on the public. Licensing in advanced esthetics began July 1, 2016.

The law requires that the Governor's Office appoint all nine members of the new board. HLO will work with the Governor's Office to obtain interest forms for board membership. Membership is made up of the following:

  • Five estheticians certified through the Board of Cosmetology with at least three years' experience practicing advanced nonablative esthetic procedures. (Once certification of advanced estheticians is in effect and when deemed appropriate by the Governor's Office, five certified advanced estheticians will be appointed.)
  • Two physicians or physician assistants licensed under ORS 677 or nurse practitioners licensed under ORS 678.375 to 678.390.
  • Two public members who are residents of Oregon
  • In addition, the section manager of the Radiation Protection Services section of the Oregon Health Authority, or the manager's designee, will serve as a nonvoting ex officio member.

Board members

Christy Knapp

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/31/2021


Christy has been a salon owner and actively working in the industry since 1990. She purchased her first laser in 2008, and has a passion for non-invasive esthetics. She received her certification through the Laser Training Institute and has extensively increased her knowledge through private training with many of the industries leading medical professionals. Christy currently owns and operates Tres Chic, a full service salon and spa in Lake Oswego.
 
Rebecca Covey

Rebecca Covey

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 12/31/2024
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​Bio to come

Mark Davis

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/31/2022
Canby


Mark Davis is a highly trained Esthetic Technician who has been working in skin care since 2001. His start in the skin care profession originally began when he started working at M. D. Face&Body with Dr. Wheeler Hubbell and his wife Marilyn in Bakersfield, CA.

After four years of working closely with the Hubbells and as the office was expanding, they promoted Mark to office manager and personal assistant. He worked there for two more years and then moved to the Portland area where he enrolled in the prestigious Euro Institute of Skin Care. He graduated in 2009, and then opened MovuEsthetics on his birthday, December 5, 2009.

In 2016, Mark registered for class at the Academy of Advanced Aesthetics to acquire his certification in: Skin and Photo Rejuvenation, Dyschromia Reduction, Laser Hair Removal, Cellulite Reduction and Body Conturing, as well as Non-Ablative Tattoo Removal. He completed his training by the following year and became licensed in Advanced Esthetics on September 25, 2017.

Kimberly Canaday

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/30/2025
Sisters


​Kimberly is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner graduating with honors in 2009 from the University of California San Francisco with a Masters of Science degree. She has been a bachelor-prepared registered nurse since 2000. Prior to aesthetics, she had more than 12 years of experience in cardiology and 5 years in medical weight loss. She is certified in administering neuro-modulators, fillers, platelet-rich plasma, lasers, and other skin and body rejuvenation treatments. Kimberly has been practicing Medical Esthetics full-time for over 5 years.

In her spare time you will find her enjoying family, friends, and a good work out followed by good food and wine. Kimberly has a love for animals, especially her yellow lab. She is passionate about health promotion, wellness and prevention. Her goal is to help clients maintain and restore their natural beauty and confidence.

David Howe (Advisory Member)

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 1/1/0001


David Howe, the Program Director of the Radiation Protection Services (RPS) section of the Oregon Health Authority, or his designee, serves as a non-voting ex officio member.”

The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians currently has an opening for a Practitioner. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians currently has an opening for a Practitioner. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians currently has an opening for a Healthcare Provider. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians currently has an opening for a Public Member. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians currently has an opening for a Public Member. To apply, fill out the Application form.

Board recruitment

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? HLO-regulated boards seek new members as current board member terms expire.

Overview of HLO-regulated professions and boards
Current board vacancies and information on how to apply

Questions?

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or sarah.e.bye@dhsoha.state.or.us.

For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Samie Patnode at 503-373-1917 or samie.patnode@dhsoha.state.or.us.

For board recruitment questions, contact Paige Sims at 503-373-1915 or paige.s.sims@dhsoha.state.or.us

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