After more than 20 years of working with the naturopathic profession, Anne Walsh has just retired from her role as Executive Director of the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine.
Anne’s longevity with the licensing board provided stability and consistency at a time that the profession has seen unprecedented growth and change. She was known for her tremendous attention to detail and deep knowledge of the complexity of the regulatory process. Her long tenure also made her a go-to person for a historical perspective on the naturopathic profession not just in Oregon, but nationally.
Join OANP in thanking Anne for her years of dedicated service to naturopathic medicine. We wish her health, rest and relaxation in her retirement!
Joining OBNM is Mary-Beth Baptista who joined the Board on February 13, had time to train with Anne, and has now taken the helm.
Mary-Beth is an alumni of Syracuse University and earned her J.D in 2001 from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. She is a career public servant dedicated to protecting and promoting public health and safety. She served as a Multnomah County District Attorney for over eight years, primarily working in the domestic violence unit serving vulnerable victims and survivors from underserved communities. She then spent five years as the Director of the Portland City Auditor’s Independent Police Review Division, the division of city government responsible for the oversight of the discipline system of the Portland Police Bureau. Most recently, as an independent consultant, she conducted a comprehensive review of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s administrative and enforcement policies and rewrote the Commission’s policy manuals in those areas. Baptista also serves on the community-based Clackamas County Leadership for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council and is a volunteer facilitator for Resolutions Northwest.
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