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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, September 2, 2024, for Labor Day
  • Monday, November 11, 2024, for Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29, 2024, for the Thanksgiving holiday​

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Practitioner information

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

About the board

The Oregon Board of Licensed Dietitians oversees the practice of dietitians, who integrate and apply principles derived from the sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, food, management, physiology and behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain people's health through a number of approaches.

The Board of Licensed Dietitians consists of seven members appointed by the governor:

  • Two are members of the general public
  • One is a physician trained in clinical nutrition
  • Four are licensed dietitians who have been engaged in dietetic practice for a least five years

The term of office is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the governor. If a person serves two consecutive terms, a period of at least four years must elapse before the person is again eligible for appointment.

Board members

Yulia Brockdorf

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 4/20/2025

​Yulia Brockdorf, RD, LD, CDCES, CST, MA, NCC, LPC, BC-ADM, BC-TMH, LMHC, FAIHM, LN serves as an expert within the fields of nutrition, counseling, and integrative wellness. Her use of psychotherapy paired with integrative functional nutrition addresses the treatment of mental health disorders and nutrition in innovative ways.

Yulia graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Dietetics as well as Food and Nutrition. Later she earned a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University and completed an Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

As a result of her expertise in diabetes management, behavioral and mental health dietetics, and Attachment-Focused EMDR for the treatment of trauma, Yulia belongs to numerous professional affiliations. You can review a comprehensive list of Yulia's service and competencies on her website,​.

Jessie Pavlinac

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/29/2026
Oregon City

Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RDN-AP CSR, LD, FNKF, FAND received her BS in Zoology from Oregon State University and her MS in Nutrition Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison and a MS in Healthcare Management from Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). She retired as Manager of Clinical Nutrition at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in 2020 where she practiced for 41 years in the areas of renal and transplant nutrition and clinical nutrition management. Jessie is currently an adjunct instructor at OHSU and Rutgers, and an associate instructor at Clackamas Community College. Jessie is a former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and still serves on several committees.

Jessie has received several honors including the recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medallion Award, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation the Oregon Dietetic Association Award of Merit, the National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition Recognized Renal Dietitian, the American Dietetic Association Council on Education, Outstanding Dietetics Educator, and 2010 Winter Olympic Torchbearer.

Jessie is a native Oregonian who grew up in Roseburg and still has family ties to that community. Jessie and her husband Randy operated his family berry farm in Oregon City for 20 years.

Russ Cagle

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 5/31/2025

 Dr. Russ Cagle is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Exercise Science at Willamette University in Salem, where he served as department chair from 1994-2008, and as professor since 1985. Dr. Cagle also served as Willamette's Athletic Trainer (ATC) from 1985-2006, and as Head for thirteen years (1985-1997). He was Assistant Professor and AT Curriculum Director at the University of Montana for three years prior to Willamette University. Dr. Cagle worked at the University of Oregon as Head Football ATC (1977-81) and at San Diego State University as Graduate Clinical Director (1970-1977). At each institution he served two roles: athletic trainer and educator.
Among his numerous professional developments and accomplishments, Dr. Cagle was elected twice by his peers to the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer and served as BOC Director from 1997-2004, and four years as President. He was inducted into the inaugural Oregon Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame and presented the National Athletic Trainers Association's Most Distinguished Award. He was also awarded several teaching accolades during his academic career. Dr. Cagle received his education from the University of Montana, San Diego State, and Oregon State University. Dr. Cagle served on Oregon's Board of Athletic Trainers for seven years (2010-2017), four as Chair.
"I am interested in professional standards of practice, licensing issues and health care regulation. The Health Licensing Office and the Board of Licensed Dietitians are both very respected entities and I am honored by this appointment as a Public Member," says Dr. Cagle.

Danika Ofelt

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 3/28/2027


Graham McPartland

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 4/9/2028
Central Point

Graham McPartland is a licensed optometrist in Oregon and Hawaii, with training completed at Tripler Army Medical Center and the VA Pacific Islands Hospital in Honolulu. In his clinical practice, Dr. McPartland focuses on corneal disease, diabetic eye care, and ocular trauma. Apart from his career, he revels in outdoor activities, emphasizes physical fitness, values time with his four children, and is committed to community engagement.

Dr. Kimberly Queen

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 4/30/2028
Lake Oswego

Dr. Kimberly Queen, DC, DACBN, MS, CNS, LD, CN, is a Doctor of Chiropractic (University of Western States, OR) and Diplomate with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. She received her Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (CT) and her Certified Nutrition Specialist credential (CNS) from the American Nutrition Association. She is a Licensed Dietitian (OR) and Certified Nutritionist (WA).

She practiced clinical nutrition for 23 years before transitioning to full-time teaching. She is currently an Associate Professor teaching multiple courses in the BScN/MScN Nutrition Programs at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR, and Clinical Nutrition Curriculum Director in the School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. Her professional duties include developing the clinical nutrition curriculum, authoring the Standards of Clinical Performance and Postgraduate Clinical Internship Guidelines, and supervising CNS candidates. She was recently appointed to the Accreditation Council for Nutrition Professional Education (ACNPE) task force to develop accreditation guidelines for the Supervised Clinical Nutrition Practice Experience.

Dr. Queen, by nature, is a bridge builder, endeavoring to promote mutual understanding and cohesiveness among individuals and groups with contrasting points of view. At NUNM, she actively participates in multiple committees, including the Clinical Standards Committee. She is valued for her consistent focus on maintaining inclusivity and positive communication among administration, faculty, the student body, and staff. Her peers elected her as Chair of the Faculty Senate, where she worked with faculty and the Chief Academic Officer to coordinate academic activities and write institutional policies.

Dr. Queen approaches all of her personal and professional activities with a spirit of charity, expressed through cultural humility and driven by concerns for health equity and social justice.

The Board of Licensed Dietitians currently has an opening for a Physician (MD or DO). 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.