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 - May 2017


  • Delester Mae Bridges, LMFT 26006
  • Kristen Marie Leahy, LPCC 427
  • Donna Lynn Morrish, LMFT 23510
  • Cindy R. Sprauve, LMFT 35543
  • Rachel Danielle Thomas, LPCC 661


  • Scott Sanford Johnson, IMF 76863


  • Jamie Luciana Juarez, 44290


  • Stephen Edward Schaefer, LCSW 10551


  • James Christopher Baca, ASW 33804


  • Ross Bentulan, IMF 81918
  • Carol Lynne Eyster, LMFT 22654
  • Rocio Ibet Hernandez, IMF 70870
  • Kathryn Suzanne Vannauker, LMFT 44622
  • Richard Gene Walsh, LMFT 18120


  • Chevelle Marie Bourdon, ASW Applicant
  • Christine M. Maitland-Koeh, ASW 35350
  • Julie Anne Montoya, IMF 80605
  • Edgar Josue Rivera, ASW 66278
  • Thomas Jacob Rocha, ASW 65743
  • Barbara Lynne Shafer, LMFT 33217
  • Sharon Mary Storton, LMFT 40583
  • Sandra J. Welbourn, LMFT 39746

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.