Members of the OT Licensing Board:
Erion Moore II, B.A. Public Member, Chair
Kari Hill, COTA/L, OT Assistant Member, Vice Chair
Max Perkins, OT/L, OT Member
Whitney Hooker, OTR/L, CLT, OT Member
Ellen Stauder, PhD. Public Member
About the Board Members:
Erion Moore II, Public Member, Chair, received his B.A. in Criminology from Southern Oregon University, and his A.A. in Ethnic Studies from Foothill Community College in California. Erion worked with juvenile and adult offenders on cognitive skills following his graduation from college. He worked temporarily as a case manager and was involved with group meetings that decide to make changes to policies of work conduct. He has a personal interest in Occupational Therapy, having experience with many types of therapists in different settings including home, to inpatient, as well as outpatient. Erion volunteers with Pacific University, School of OT, as a patient, helping future Occupational Therapists learn necessary skills. The Board is fortunate to have him as a member.
Erion Moore's term is from 4/21/2020 to 4/20/2024 (2nd term)
Kari Hill, COTA/L, OT Assistant Member, Vice Chair. Kari has been practicing as a school therapist for nearly 20 years. Most recently she has expanded her therapy skills to include working in sub-acute settings (such as skilled nursing homes) and as an adjunct lab instructor for the Linn Benton OTA program. In 2012, she received the Michelle Smith Sullivan “Exemplary Therapist Assistant” of the year award for Oregon school therapy assistants, nominated by her co-workers and presented with the award at TIES. Kari’s experience and broad background will make her an excellent member of the OTLB.
Kari Hill's term is from 7/1/2021-6/30/2025 (2nd term)
Max Perkins, OT/L, OT Member, has served the Occupational Therapy profession for over 35 years in every practice setting except pediatrics and home health. He enjoys teaching and has taught students as an adjunct professor at Pacific since 2017. In addition, he has developed and teaches nationally, a CE course on Cognitive/Memory Changes through the Aging Process. Max enjoys travel, volunteering, wood working and has spent the last three years living in Bend, OR. Max’s extensive clinical/management background will serve the board extremely well.
Max Perkins’ term is from 6/15/2023 – 6/14/2027 (2nd term)
Whitney Hooker, OTR/L, CLT, OT Member, has served the occupational therapy profession since 2012. She spent the first four years of her career in skilled nursing facilities and expanded her expertise in neurocognitive disorders. She held leadership roles in Hood River, and Eugene as Director of Rehab. More recently, she has worked in home health in an expansive five county territory in OR and WA which strengthened her passion for the unique needs of rural healthcare. During this time she became a certified lymphedema therapist. Currently, Whitney is dividing her time between outpatient therapy and acute care/inpatient rehabilitation in The Dalles. Whitney's extensive background especially in rural settings will be a tremendous asset to the Board.
Whitney Hooker’s term is from 11/15/21 – 11/14/25 (1st term)
Ellen Stauder, PhD., Public Member, received her BM in Music History from the Eastman School of Music, a MA in English from the College of St. Rose and a PhD in the History of Culture from the Univerity of Chicago. Ms. Stauder taught English and Humanities at Reed College for 30 years and also served as Dean of the Faculty. Having served as Dean of the Faculty at Reed College and on major faculty governance committees, including those that concern the hiring and evaluation, she is very experienced in the importance of having good policies and procedures for the sake of the health of the institution and its members, including in the case of OTLB, members of the public. The Board is thrilled to have Ellen on the team.
Ellen Stauder's term is from 4/26/2023 - 3/31/2025. (unexpired 4 year)