We are pleased to announce the hiring of our Agency Administrator, Jennifer Brodbeck, who is a newly Governor appointed chair member to the long-term care Administrators board for the state of Oregon.
Jennifer is a native Oregonian who grew up right here in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, she has been working in healthcare specializing in geriatrics for more than 22 years and she is a tireless senior advocate. Jennifer took official oath of office in June of 2022, for the term of July 1st – June 30th, 2025 and plans to resubmit for continued board presence after her term.
The Long-Term Care Administrators Board (LTC) oversees the practice and regulations of Nursing Home & Residential Care Facility Administrators in the State of Oregon. The board consists of nine members appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation and floor vote by the Oregon state 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.
Jennifer’s biography on OHA’s website
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.