The Board


The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, and the community. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Two members are licensed clinical social workers, two members are licensed marriage and family therapists, two members are licensed mental health counselors and three members are laypersons. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced.

Members of the Board

Lisa Bolhouse
LCSW
Vice-Chair
Tallahassee, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/18
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Ms. Jamie Buller
LCSW

Jacksonville, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/16
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Dr. William Day
PhD, LMHC

Tampa, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/13
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Vacant


Term Ends:

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Ms. Susan Gillespy
LMFT
Chair
Atlantic Beach, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/16
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Dr. Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel
PhD, LMFT, LMHC, NCC

West Palm Beach, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/18
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Ms. Helen Douglas
RDH
Consumer
Pensacola, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/14
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Ms. Mary Macomber, Esq.
Consumer
Coral Springs, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/11
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Fabio A. Andrade
Consumer
Weston, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/16
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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. All board members serve four-year terms. Despite the expiration of their term, board members can continue to serve until they have been replaced. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Staff

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Jennifer Wenhold
Executive Director
Administrative officer for the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, oversees licensing. Responsibilities also include implementation of new legislation, budget, setting up Board meetings, training of new Board members.
Robin McKenzie
Program Operations Administrator for MHC
Responsibilities: Attends board meetings, prepares agendas and minutes, processes final orders; supervises board staff that process registered intern and licensure applications for mental health counselors and reviews mental health counselor intern and licensure applications.
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Michael Dean
Regulatory Supervisor
Responsibilities: Supervises board staff that process registered intern and licensure applications for clinical social work and marriage and family therapy and reviews clinical social work and marriage and family therapy intern and licensure applications. Processes clinical social work Exam/Endorsement/Provisional/Limited Licensure and Registered Intern Applications; along with Update Supervisor Information with last name beginning with A – J.
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Christie Anderson
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Processes Exam/Endorsement/Provisional/Limited Licensure and Registered Intern Applications for all marriage and family therapy applicants.
Processes update supervisor information for MFT professions.
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Latosha Wilson
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Processes clinical social work Exam/Endorsement/Provisional/Limited Licensure and Registered Intern Applications; along with Update Supervisor Information with last name beginning with K-M.Processes exam approvals* for CSW/MFT and score processing for CSW/MFT/MHC. Processes continuing education provider applications and audits. Process license renewals. Processes qualified supervisor applicants for CSWMFT/MHC. Subject matter expert for CSW/MFT/MHC licensure and registered intern questions.*Exam approval is no longer required for MHC exam applicants.
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Sandy Bristol
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Processes clinical social work Exam/Endorsement/Provisional/Limited Licensure and Registered Intern Applications; along with Update Supervisor Information with last name beginning with N - Z.
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Tim Boyd
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Processes mental health counseling Exam/Endorsement/Provisional/Limited Licensure and Registered Intern Applications; along with Update Supervisor Information with last name beginning with A – F.
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George Johnson
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Processes mental health counseling Exam/Endorsement/Provisional/Limited Licensure and Registered Intern Applications; along with Update Supervisor Information with last name beginning with G – M.
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Ashleigh Irving
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Processes mental health counseling Exam/Endorsement/Provisional/Limited Licensure and Registered Intern Applications; along with Update Supervisor Information with last name beginning with N-Z.
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Legal Counsel

Deborah Loucks
Assistant Attorney General

(850) 414-3300