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Upcoming HLO Closures Due to State Holidays

​Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, June 19, 2023, for Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023, for Independence Day

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Practitioner information

The following regulated professions are overseen by the Long Term Care Administrators Board. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the links below:

About the board

The Long Term Care Administrators Board (LTC) oversees the practice of Nursing Home Administrators and Residential Care Facility Administrators in the State of Oregon.

The board consists of nine members appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Oregon Senate. All members of the board must be concerned with the care and treatment of the chronically ill or infirm elderly patients and must be residents of the state of Oregon. Of the members of the board:

  • Three must be licensed nursing home administrators
  • Three must be licensed residential care facility administrators
  • One must be a licensed physician
  • Two must be public members

Terms of office are three years with a maximum of two consecutive terms or until a successor is appointed.

Board members

Maggie Hilty

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 9/30/2023

​Maggie Hilty has been in the long term care profession for over five years working as an Administrator in Skilled Nursing facilities as well as campus settings serving both the short stay population as well as memory care residents. In her current role, Maggie is the Director of Leadership Development for Avamere Health Services. She focuses on the Administrator in Training program making sure the future leaders are well equipped to become Administrators, as well as working with any Administrator new to the company to ensure they understand policy and procedures, regulations, and have adequate training.

Born and raised in Oregon, Maggie attended the University of Oregon where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations. Since graduation, she has worked in long term care as an Administrator across the state. From the coast, to southern Oregon and back up to Portland where she now resides.

Maggie is an active member in her community and advocate for those in senior living communities. She is passionate about ensuring quality care for our residents and adequate training for those leading the facilities.

Amy Brown

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 9/30/2023
Lake Oswego

A native to Oregon, Amy attended Oregon State University and University of Delaware where she studied Health Care Administration and Gerontology. Amy’s background includes over 25 years of experience in senior living communities with a focus on Continuing Care Retirement communities and other broad ranging health systems including skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care. During her time in long term care settings, Amy had the opportunity to serve on various associations and boards including; Leading Age Oregon, the American College of Health Care Administrators, the National Association of Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators, and Angels in the Outfield.

Kathryn Kolonic

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 9/30/2023

The desire to provide quality care to vulnerable seniors, and a love for hearing about their lives, is what motivated Dr. Kathryn Kolonic to focus her medical career on caring for the elderly. "It's a medically complex group, which is professionally very fulfilling," she says. "But even more importantly, it's meaningful to me on a personal level."

As Chief Medical Officer for AgeRight Clinical Services, Dr. Kolonic is responsible for working with senior care facilities and health care providers to deliver safe and effective care. Following evidence-based guidelines and avoiding unnecessary rehospitalizations is an area of constant focus, as well as personal passion. "Improving outcomes is always the goal, but bringing evidence-based care to the bedside and helping individual patients to live their best lives is what I enjoy most."

Prior to joining AgeRight, Dr. Kolonic spent seven years in physician practice with AIM Health NW and Providence Health and Services. She holds a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Touro University Nevada, and a Master of Public Health from Portland State University.

A native Oregonian, Dr. Kolonic's family has hailed from the Milwaukie area for more than 100 years. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her husband and kids, and is an avid gardener and quilter. She's also an active supporter of Vital Life Foundation activities and causes.

Jennifer Brodbeck

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

Jennifer is a native Oregonian and a tireless senior advocate. She began her career in healthcare at the early age of fifteen while working in an assisted living facility as a part-time housekeeper. During this time, she quickly realized that the impact to daily lives really changed her and helped shape her desire to make a difference in senior care. When she was of age she became a caregiver, and from there went on to administer medications while continuing to grow her interest in senior care and nursing.

Jennifer moved to Ohio where she attended nursing school and met her husband during this time. She worked in multiple industries while there, experiencing home health and skilled nursing while obtaining her CNA and continued schooling. Being promoted in her home health organization to the Therapy Department Manager she discovered that she had a profound ability in leadership. Combining her love for long term care and leadership, she moved back home to Oregon with her family and sought to become a leader in the long-term care community. She worked as a Social Services director and a Business Office Manager in a skilled nursing community before becoming a Licensed Residential Care Facility Administrator.

Jennifer has a profound passion for long term care and what it means to truly be an advocate for those in this protected class. She takes pride in sacrifice for the service of others.

Jennifer lives in Eagle Point with her husband and three children and enjoys all that our beautiful Southern Oregon has to offer. She loves the outdoors and feels most at home when she is out enjoying them. Jennifer looks forward to being part of this board and is honored to be amongst the other amazing members working towards the goal of a better tomorrow.

Carol Hankins

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

Carol Hankins' entire professional and volunteer career, beginning in 1978, has focused on advocating for the elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and Related Dementias. Early in her career she founded a non-profit organization to enhance community awareness of and response to the needs of elderly shut-ins.

She has worked with seniors and persons with disabilities in the acute care hospital setting, rehabilitation medicine, skilled nursing facilities, memory care communities and as the director of an Adult Day Services Program. She was an active member of the Oregon Alzheimer's Association Advocacy team from 2017-2021. Both of her parents had Alzheimer's Disease and while advocating for them she experienced long-term care from the perspective of a family member.

In her nearly thirty years of experience working or volunteering in long-term care facilities as a social worker, life enrichment director, volunteer chaplain and Certified Ombudsman she has seen firsthand the impact that the long term care administrators have on the residents' sense of physical and emotional wellbeing.​

Samuel Weiss

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

​Having been a Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman in Multnomah County for 18 years, Samuel Weiss has been assigned to eight different long-term care facilities, both assisted living facilities and nursing facilities.

During those assignments he has worked with at least 20 different administrators and thus has had experience with what makes for, or not, an effective person in that position.

Mr. Weiss has long supported the need for having training, qualifications, and licensing for Administrators. He would appreciate the opportunity to support the efforts of the Long Term Care Administrators Board to achieve those goals.

Mr. Weiss has been retired for over 19 years, having worked in project management and information technology. He has a BA from the University of Oregon and a BS in Engineering from the University of Portland. He also attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and served 24 years in the United States Army Reserve, having retired as a Captain. During that time, he served three years being assigned to the Inspector General Corps. Volunteer work includes over eight years on various levels of Parent Advisor Boards with the Portland Public School District, including the School Board Budget Advisory Committee.

Joscelyn Cook

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

Joscelyn Cook has worked in long-term care ever since her first job out of high school as a caregiver in a memory care facility. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration. Joscelyn has been a licensed administrator since 2016, working in skilled nursing facilities and campus settings. She grew up in Michigan and worked in long-term settings in Orlando as well as Las Vegas. Oregon is home to her, where she resides in Lake Oswego.

Joscelyn is passionate about finding new ways to attract and retain health professionals in the long-term care space. She enjoys mentoring and being a preceptor to future licensed administrators.

Dhrasti Patel

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

​Dhrasti is an experienced healthcare professional with a background in acute and long term care. Having grown up in Oregon, she has been working in healthcare since her first job as a certified nursing assistant. Over the course of her career, Dhrasti has gained knowledge and expertise in skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, and independent living. She holds a nursing diploma from Sumner College, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Concordia University, and a Master of Business Administration. Dhrasti has been a licensed Residential Care Facility Administrator since 2020.

Dhrasti is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is dedicated to leveraging her expertise and experience to promote policies and practices that support the health and wellbeing of seniors in her community.​

The Long Term Care Administrators Board currently has an opening for a Nursing Home Administrator. 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.