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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:

  • Friday, November 11, 2022, for Veterans' Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2022, for Thanksgiving

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Practitioner information

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:

About the board

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.

Board members

Malcolm McDonald

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/5/2021
Oregon City


​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.

Joe Ferguson

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 7/31/2023
Central Point


Joe Ferguson has worked in the juvenile justice field for 30 years. He has been the Deputy Director of Juvenile Services for Jackson County Community Justice since 2007, and has worked in juvenile probation, residential treatment, and detention throughout his career. He represents the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors' Association (OJDDA), which consists of all 36 county juvenile departments. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University) in 1988.

S. Kelly Crane

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 4/18/2020
Eugene


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.

Dr. William Davis

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 8/26/2023
Salem


​William Davis, Psy.D., received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Willamette University in 1973. He went on to earn a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology at Chapman University in 1976. He returned to Oregon after that program and began a practice as a counselor in Salem, Oregon in 1976. He began a program in Clinical Psychology at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in 1985, which is the same year he began training in the treatment of sexual offenders. By 1990 he had earned a Master of Arts and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. During his time in the graduate program, he worked as an intern for Western Psychological Services in Portland, Oregon. After graduating, he worked as a resident under Randall Green, Ph.D. in Salem, Oregon.

Dr. Davis was licensed to practice as a psychologist in Oregon in 1998, after working in a licensed mental health clinic for eight years. Dr. Davis has taught as an adjunct and teaching fellow on the undergraduate and graduate level at Corban University and at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and George Fox University, primarily counseling classes.

Besides carrying on a general practice as a psychologist, Dr. Davis has been responsible for a treatment program for adult male sexual offenders up until about four years ago (2015). He had also seen adolescent male sexual offenders in treatment in smaller numbers during that time. Dr. Davis began doing psychosexual evaluations in 1989 and this constitutes the majority of his practice at the present time.

Dr. Davis previously served on the Sex Offender Treatment Board for the first eight years of its existence and served as elected chairman of that board for each of those eight years. He has also served on the board of the Oregon Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders for approximately sixteen years and has been president of that organization twice in that time.

Dr. Davis is married and has three adult children.

Kari Hempel, PHD, LPC

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 7/26/2026


Kari received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in March 2012, and she is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Sex Offense Therapist in the state of Oregon. She has worked with adults who commit sexual offenses since 2008 and co-owned her own sex offense specific treatment program, Effective Foundations, since 2014. She is passionate about helping individuals who have offended reestablish healthy, fulfilling, safe lives through providing compassionate treatment services that motivate increased accountability for, and understanding of, offense behavior. She is also invested in doing her part to work towards systemic change that benefits this field, and to that end has been an OATSA board member since September 2013, served as the Secretary of that board for several years, and most recently has served as its President (term November 2020-2022). She has also participated in legislative endeavors related to sexual offending and been a member of the Offender Management Committee of the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force since 2019. She views her participation on the Sex Offense Treatment Board as another way to be involved at the systemic level of this field.

Jeremy Howell

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/26/2024
Coos Bay


Jeremy Howell is the co-founder and owner of the Coastal Center, LLC, an outpatient mental health clinic serving the southern Oregon Coast for the past 40 years. As Clinical Director he provides supervision and direction for other licensed clinicians working at the clinic. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Cultural Anthropology, and later with a MSSW in Social Work. He has been a member of ATSA since it was founded, as well as OATSA and OASOTN. He has held two board positions with OASOTN and served on committees with OYA, designing treatment and case management protocols.  

Jeremy supports a collaborative working relationship with his clinical and support staff and other committees he has participated on. He has years of experience in putting together programs that have addressed domestic violence, adults and adolescents who have committed sexual offenses, and for victims of both physical and sexual violence. By managing the Coastal Center he has brought a valuable resource to the community and worked in support of the State Courts and Corrections and other County agencies to provide effective mental health services. He has organized his agency to be flexible and able to meet the needs of clients and the community in a timely manner.

The Sex Offender Treatment Board currently has an opening for a Victim's Advocacy. 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 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.