Board Member Information
Business and Professions Code sections 2920 through 2923 state that the Board shall consist of nine members, four of whom shall be public members and five shall be licensed members. Each member of the Board holds office for a term of four years. They serve until the appointment and qualification of a successor or until one year has elapsed since the expiration of the term for which he or she was appointed, whichever occurs first. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms.
The Governor appoints two public members and five licensed members. The Senate Rules Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly each appoint a public member.
The Governor is required to use his judgment in appointing licensed psychologists who represent the varied professional interests of psychologists in California.
Each member must be a resident of California. The public members must not be licentiates of the Board or of any board under Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code or of any board referred to in the Chiropractic Act or the Osteopathic Act.
Current Board Members:
|Name||Appointing Authority||Appointment Type||Appointment Date||Reappointment Date||Expiration Date|
|Lea Tate, PsyD (President)||Governor||Licensed Member||12/07/18||06/01/22|
|Seyron Foo (Vice-President)||Governor||Public Member||05/17/17||06/11/20||06/01/24|
|Sheryll Casuga, PsyD, CMPC||Governor||Licensed Member||08/18/17||10/02/19||06/01/23|
|Marisela Cervantes, EdD, MPA||Speaker||Public Member||04/29/19||06/01/22||06/01/26|
|Mary Harb Sheets, PhD||Governor||Licensed Member||12/07/18||06/19/20||06/01/24|
|Julie Nystrom||Senate||Public Member||09/21/20||06/01/24|
|Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD||Governor||Licensed Member||09/25/13||06/02/16
|Ana Rescate||Governor||Public Member||10/20/20||06/01/22|
|Shacunda Rodgers, PhD||Governor||Licensed Member||11/27/19||06/01/23|
Board of Psychology Committee Assignments 2021
|Licensure Committee||Mary Harb Sheets, PhD||Julie Nystrom
Lea Tate, PsyD
|Outreach and Communications Committee||Lea Tate, PsyD||Shacunda Rodgers, PhD
|Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee||Marisela Cervantes, EdD, MPA||Sheryll Casuga, PsyD, CMPC,
Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD
|Ad hoc Committees|
|Budget Ad Hoc Committee||Shacunda Rodgers, PhD||Julie Nystrom|
|EPPP Part 2 Committee||Sheryll Casuga, PsyD, CMPC||Seyron Foo
Mary Harb Sheets, PhD
|Emergency Preparedness Committee||Marisela Cervantes, EdD, MPA||Shacunda Rodgers, PhD|
|Enforcement Committee||Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD||Seyron Foo|
|Sunset Review Committee||Seyron Foo||Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD|
|Telepsychology Committee||Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD||Julie Nystrom
Lea Tate PsyD