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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 - September 2017


  • Barbara Jo Bloom, LCSW 18338
  • Victoria Lynn Bustillos, LCSW 69203
  • Mary Gibbs Delaney, LCSW 15729
  • Rodrigo Ney Franco, LCSW 71548
  • Jaron Haynes, LMFT 88574
  • Brian Joseph Inglesby, LEP 2245
  • Briana Lynn Malone, ASW 65799
  • Courtney Lynne Miller, ASW 34087
  • Cathleen Nagel, LCSW 20623
  • Susan Ann Nance, LMFT 28621
  • Annette Marie Naughten-Dessel, LEP 1738
  • Virginia H. Patterson, LMFT 42486
  • James H. Pearce, LMFT 28644
  • Ronald Alfonso Ramos, LCSW 9207
  • Horacio Renteria, LMFT 87788
  • Elizabeth Schenk, LCSW 11429
  • Jeania Schilling, LCSW 20616
  • Yasaman S. Shirazi, LMFT 50686


  • Sabry E. Ramirez, IMF 89648
  • Lonna Sue Sanders, LCSW 25097
  • Tiffany Curtis Yates, LMFT 41944


  • Paul Dwayne Knaus, ASW 34751


  • Susan Mae Workman, LMFT 96879


  • Stephen Edward Schaefer, LCSW 10551


  • Melissa Catherine Merrill, IMF 88054
  • Richard King Sinkiewicz III, LMFT 48353
  • Kristin Elizabeth Young, IMF 75674
  • Roland Zapata, ASW 66472


  • Mary Lassiter Brecheen, LMFT 38446
  • Irene T. De Alba, ASW 79632
  • Susan Dritsas, LMFT 31811
  • Richard Frank Duarte, IMF 88216
  • Larissa Ashlen Files, IMF 77836
  • Jerry Dwight Gambrell, PCCI 2746
  • Esteban Elias Gonzalez, LMFT 102014
  • Brenda Rees, LCSW 9548

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.