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  • Monday, September 2, 2024, for Labor Day
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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: 2nd Full
Term end: 12/31/2025

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.

Jamie O'Neill

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 4/24/2027

Jamie O'Neill is a licensed advanced esthetician and is certified on several different types of lasers. Jamie has been offering her highly skilled laser services, skin resurfacing, and body contouring for over 13 years in the Portland Metro area. She is also a board certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner and makeup artist.

Kimberly Canaday

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

​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.

Kimberly Robinson

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/31/2025

Kimberly Robinson is a wife, mother, business owner, student, and advanced aesthetician. She was raised in Vancouver, Washington by a single mother and grew up with strong female role models. Kimberly graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2016. After graduation she opened her own business in 2017, and has successfully run Skin Aesthetics and Laser, with the business growing in size each year.

Kimberly currently sits on the board of Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics as an advisor and is also a nursing student working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduation, she plans to continue her education to obtain a master’s in nursing. She also stays busy raising two beautiful daughters as a single mother.

“I would have to say that I am a strong leader in the aesthetics world. I continue to educate myself and feel I could give a strong backbone of knowledge while serving on the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians”.​

Rachel Anthony

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 5/26/2026

Olivia Gill

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 12/31/2024

​Olivia embarked on her journey in the field of esthetics in 2014, driven by a keen interest in histology, physics, and skin health. As an Oregonian native, she grew up watching her mother, a key role model, own and operate a successful beauty salon. This served as inspiration, guiding Olivia to become a Certified Advanced Esthetician. Even in high school, she attended Health Licensing Office board meetings, contributing to Oregon’s decisions on the new CAE licensing.

After graduating from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2015, Olivia secured Oregon’s first Certified Advanced Aesthetics license. With over 8 years of expertise in laser treatments within dermatology and medical spas, she established her own laser clinic, Beam Aesthetics, in Lake Oswego in 2023. Specializing in promoting skin health, rejuvenation, and anti-aging through cutting-edge laser procedures, Olivia continues to thrive in her successful aesthetic practice.

Kristina Russ

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/31/2027

​Kristina has over 15 years of experience in the day spa, resort spa and medical spa industries. She has opened resort spas, created wellness and holistic itineraries, and developed curricula for beauty schools. She has also launched training programs for advanced esthetic institutes, which included skin tightening and fat melting, expansive wavelengths for photofacials and laser hair removal, as well as treatments targeting acne and rosacea. Kristina holds an esthetics license and owns and operates Sense of Beauty LLC, a spa consulting business in Bend, Oregon. You can find Kristina using her property management license through a local real estate brokerage in her spare time, all while being a stage 4 cancer fighter and survivor!​

Marcy McKey

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/31/2027

Marcy is a former lawyer turned healthcare consultant. She received her J.D. from the University of Oregon, and she has served in many different roles in the healthcare industry as an independent consultant. She recently completed work for The Corvallis Clinic, serving as their Chief Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer. In those roles, she ensured the clinicians were practicing in compliance with all state regulations and patient health information was protected. In these roles, she also worked with numerous state agencies, including the Oregon Board of Nursing and the Oregon Medical Board, and she provided oversight on medical malpractice claims.

In her spare time, she is busy getting her two high school boys through high school and off to college. She enjoys all the outdoor activities the PNW has to offer, including hiking, paddleboarding, kayaking, and skiing.

She is fascinated by the explosion of the aesthetic industry and looks forward to this opportunity to contribute to the industry from her board position.​

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 Healthcare Provider. 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.

Current vacancies and how to apply

For board recruitment questions or the appointment process, contact the Oregon Governor's Office of Executive Appointments at 503-378-6829.