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The Health Licensing Office will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, rather than 9 a.m.
The following regulated professions are overseen by the Sexual Offense Treatment Board. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the links below:
The Sexual Offense Treatment Board (SOTB) oversees the practices of clinical, secondary, associate, and intern sexual offense therapists in the State of Oregon.
The SOTB consists of seven members appointed by the governor. Of the members appointed to the board:
The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the governor. Vacancies shall be filled by the governor by appointment for the unexpired term. A member shall hold the position until the appointment and qualification of a successor. Members are eligible for reappointment.
If a member serves two consecutive full terms, a period of at least four years must elapse before the individual is again eligible for appointment to serve on the board.
Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/26/2027
Devin received his undergraduate degree from Whitworth University and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Sex Offender Therapist. Since 2007, Devin has worked with adolescents and their families, spending over a decade in the community mental health and residential treatment worlds as a therapist and clinical supervisor. In 2016, Devin co-founded Higher Ground Counseling, which specializes in working with systems-involved adolescents with illegal and problematic sexual behaviors as well as with survivors of abuse and trauma. Devin is especially interested in helping families who have been impacted by abuse heal and become stronger, and much of Higher Ground's focus has been on working with the entire family in sibling abuse cases and in clarification/family reunification. Devin currently sits on the MDT board and the HUBB (Healthy Understanding of Behaviors and Boundaries) team of Yamhill County.
Term: 1st Full
Term end: 8/31/2027
Shannon (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF). She has been working with and advocating alongside survivors of violence and trauma since 2005. Her early career experiences in non-profits as a direct service advocate, crisis program coordinator, and shelter manager cemented an understanding that we cannot prevent violence and abuse or create systems that provide healing and justice without survivor voices and expertise at the center of our work.
In addition to non-profit experience, Shannon spent nearly 12 years in county and state government, specializing in sexual and domestic violence education, public policy, and program development. During her time in the public sector, Shannon built bridges across service systems by developing programs and partnerships at the intersections of sexual and domestic violence with disability, aging, veterans' needs, substance use treatment centers, immigrant and refugee supports, and other service systems.
Shannon holds a B.A. in Human Communication and a M.S. in Human Services/Counseling Studies. She also has advanced education in trauma-informed services, project management, and addictions counseling but considers herself a curious and eager lifelong learner.
Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 4/18/2024
S. Kelly Crane, LCSW, is in private practice at the Sage House Counseling Center in Eugene. Kelly was elected to the OASOTN board in 2015, is a sitting member of the Lane County Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), is certified by the SOTB as a Clinical Sex Offender Therapist, and is a clinical member of ATSA and OATSA. Kelly is also an International Trauma Specialist, is certified through PSU as a Specialized Adoption and Foster Care Therapist, and is a member of the NASW. Kelly provides outpatient treatment for youth who have been adjudicated for sexual offenses as well as youth age 8-11 with sexual behavior problems. In addition to running treatment groups for adjudicated youth, she runs an education and support group for the parents/caregivers of adjudicated youth and a 10-week education class for Non-Offending Parents/Partners of sexual offenders. Kelly also provides training several times a year for Kids’ First and CASA on the impact and treatment of children who have been sexually abused. Prior to opening the Sage House in 2011, which incorporates nature into the healing environment, Kelly worked at Looking Glass with juvenile offenders and at the Lane County Adult Offender program.
Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/5/2021
Captain Malcolm McDonald began his career with Clackamas County Community Corrections Residential Services in 1997 as a Community Corrections Officer. He was promoted to Parole and Probation Officer in 2000, to Community Corrections Supervisor in 2004, to Community Corrections Manager in 2016 and Community Corrections Deputy Director in 2017. He was named Captain of Community Corrections in January of 2019.
During his career, Captain McDonald has represented Community Corrections in numerous local community groups, statewide networks and been the face of the agency for several media outlets. As a Community Corrections Supervisor, he helped lead a local and statewide effort to increase the collections of restitution owed to crime victims. Captain McDonald represents the Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors (OACCD) as a liaison to the Sex Offender Supervision Network (SOSN), working on legislative concepts and providing testimony on laws and legislation.
He holds his Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Middle Management and Executive Certifications in Parole and Probation from DPSST. Captain McDonald is a graduate of the Clackamas County Leadership Academy. He graduated with a Bachelors of Criminal Justices from Seattle University in 1997.
Term: 1st Full
Term end: 7/31/2027
Robbie Johnson English is the Director of the Hood River County Juvenile Department and is representing the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors’ Association (OJDDA), which consists of all 36 county juvenile departments. Prior to becoming the director in 2019, Robbie was a juvenile counselor, carrying a specialized caseload of youth with sexually offending behaviors for 20 years. She is passionate about the importance of working collaboratively with treatment providers, system partners, and families to ensure the health and safety of the youth she serves and the community. In an effort to also support the needs of victims in her community, Robbie serves on the board of SafeSpace Children’s Advocacy Center. Robbie holds two Bachelor of Science degrees: one in Sociology from Southern Oregon University in 1997 and one in Social Science with an emphasis in Criminology in 1994 from Southern Oregon State College.
Term: 1st Full
Term end: 7/26/2026
John Thomas, LCSW, is a native Oregonian and has spent much of his life in Eastern Oregon; currently living in Pendleton. He holds a BA in Church Ministry from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, and a MSW from Walla Walla University.
John has more than 25 years experience working in community mental health and state agencies helping individuals, families, juveniles, and children cope with everyday stressors, problematic sexual thoughts and urges, behavioral disturbances, incarceration, foster care, and residential psychiatric care.
John serves as a board member of OATSA, is a clinical member of ATSA, and is currently in private practice.
Term: 1st Full
Term end: 8/26/2027
Dr. Elmore moved to Salem in 2015 after graduating from Alliant International University with his Doctorate in Clinical-Forensic Psychology. Prior to moving to Salem, he had been in training in San Francisco and, before that, in Santa Ana, California.
Dr. Elmore also holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. He has extensive experience working with people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, including anxiety, depression, anger issues, sexual abuse, and violent and criminal behavior. Additionally, Dr. Elmore has experience working in community mental health, helping individuals, couples, and families cope with everyday stresses.
Dr. Elmore is a board member and president, of the Oregon Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and a board member of the Oregon Sexual Assault Treatment Taskforce, Offender Management Committee.
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.
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