Enforcement Actions

California Business and Professions code §4990.16 states “Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the board in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions. Whenever the protection of the public is inconsistent with other interests sought to be promoted, the protection of the public shall be paramount.”

To promote public protection and consumer education, the Board’s enforcement actions are public record, and the most recent list is published on this page. Additionally, consumers may find it helpful to review the information for obtaining copies of Enforcement Actions, Documents or Publications or Consumer Complaint Information.


To promote public protection and consumer education, the Board’s enforcement actions are public record. Consumers may view pending and prior enforcement actions by looking up a licensee or registrant on the Board’s license verification page.

Enforcement Actions - August 2016


  • Maria Ana Brown. LMFT 50470
  • Linsey L. Caruso, ASW 33045
  • Eric F. Evenhuis, LMFT 13882
  • Julie Dianna Figueroa, IMF 76737
  • John A, Giehl, LEP 2510
  • Jamie Luciana Juarez, LMFT 44290
  • Mary Frances Kemp, LMFT 42667
  • Kelly Marie Leon, LMFT 53047
  • Melva Eugenia Nickleberry, IMF 73922
  • Katherine Gwynne Pine, LMFT 49909
  • Edgar Josue Rivera, ASW 66278
  • Thomas Jacob Rocha, ASW 65743
  • Mark Ronald Sabo, IMF 83627
  • Barbara Lynne Shafer, LMFT 33217
  • Theodore Geoffrey Sneed, LEP 1369
  • Tamara Deanne Tierney, IMF 64678
  • Lonnie Omer Woodley, LEP 2441  



  • Tracey Ruth Howeth, LCSW 18807



  • Robert Anthony Ponce, ASW 60924



  • Bethany Denice Garbo, ASW 31429
  • Linda Diane Regan, LCSW 28383
  • Rachel C. Spencer, LMFT 45518
  • Jeremy Brooks Wittman, IMF 66456

Glossary of Terms related to Enforcement Actions

Citation: An Administrative action, usually including a fine, for violations of the statutes and regulations enforced by the Board.

Accusation: A written statement of charges which shall set forth in ordinary and concise language the acts or omissions with which the respondent is charged, to the end that the respondent will be able to prepare his defense.

Revocation, or revoked: The license or registration is revoked as a result of enforcement action rendered by the Board. No practice is permitted.

Suspension: The licensee or registrant is prohibited from practicing for a specific period of time.

Stayed: The revocation or suspension is postponed, and the licensee or registrant is put on probation.

Probation: The licensee or registrant may continue to practice under specific terms and conditions.

Voluntary Surrender / Surrender of License: The licensee or registrant turns in the license or registration while charges are still pending. The right to practice is ended.

Public Reprimand: The licensee or registrant is issued a letter of reprimand resulting from an enforcement action or pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 495.

Effective Decision Date: The date the enforcement action goes into operation.

Writ of Mandate: The licensee or registrant has appealed the Board's Decision to the Superior Court.

Stay: The Board or Court has ordered the Board's Decision to not be enforced pending further action.