BOARD INFORMATION

2023-24 BOARD MEMBERS

BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Executive Committee: Dr. Michelle Moore, Committee Chair | Dr. Shannae Harness | Jaime Monic

Finance – Dr. Michelle Moore, Committee Chair | Dr. Shannae Harness | Jaime Monic

Complaints –Dr. Michelle Moore, Committee Chair | Dr. Shannae Harness | Jaime Monic

Continuing Professional Development – Dr. Shannae Harness, Committee Chair | Dr. T. Shavaun Sam | Dr. Matthew Holcomb

Jurisprudence Examination – Dr. Matthew Holcomb, Committee Chair | Dr. Shawanda Woods-Smith

Legislative Oversight –  Dr. Matthew Holcomb Committee Chair | Dr. Shawanda Woods-Smith

Liaison to Professional Organizations and Boards – Dr. Matthew Holcomb, Committee Chair | Dr. Shawanda Woods-Smith

Long Range Planning – Dr. Michelle Moore, Committee Chair | Dr. Shannae Harness

Oral Examination –Dr. Shavaun Sam, Committee Chair | Dr. Michelle Moore

Public and Professional Outreach –  Dr. Shavaun Sam | Dr. Shawanda Woods-Smith

Supervision/Credentials – Dr. T. Shavaun Sam, Co-Chair | Dr. Shawanda Woods-Smith, Co-Chair

2023-24 LSSP COMMITTEE

George Hebert, Ph.D. – July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023 (second term)

Kelley M. Pursell, M.A. – August 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024

Katherine Chenier, PhD. – March 6, 2020 – June 30, 2025 (second term)

Jaime Monic, Executive Director – Ex Officio Member

LSBEP STAFF

Jaime T. Monic
Executive Director and Custodian of Public Records
Email: jaime.monic@la.gov

Courtney P. Newton
Executive Counsel – Prosecuting Attorney
Email: Courtney.Newton@la.gov

Jalynne Brown
Administrative Assistant
Email: admin.lsbep@la.gov

The custodian of records for the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologist is the Executive Director. If you wish to submit a public records request, please do so by:

US MAIL:
Attn: Public Records Request
LA State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
4334 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite #C-150
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE BOARD? Here’s how members are appointed…

  1. BOARD MEMBER: The LSBEP has 6 seats that are appointed by the Governor of Louisiana. Five are held by licensed psychologists and one is held by a consumer member.
    • PSYCHOLOGIST MEMBER: LSBEP facilitates an annual “Call for Nominations” in the month of October (or as needed for any unexpected vacancy).  This campaign is conducted via email sent to all Licensed Psychologists at their email of record with the LSBEP.  An electronic election is conducted by an independent vendor and the results are sent to the Louisiana Psychological Association for presentation to the Governor for appointment.
    • CONSUMER MEMBER OF THE LSBEP:  contact the Governor’s Office directly by visiting this link: http://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/form/home/14 Under LA R.S. 37:2353.A.(3)(b)(i) The consumer member shall be selected from the state at large and shall possess all of the following qualifications:
      1. Is a citizen of the United States and has been a resident of Louisiana for at least one year immediately prior to appointment.
      2. Has attained the age of majority.
      3. Has never been licensed by any of the licensing boards identified in R.S. 36:259(A), nor shall he have a spouse who has ever been licensed by a board identified in R.S. 36:259(A).
      4. Has never been convicted of a felony.
      5. Does not have and has never had a material financial interest in the healthcare profession.
  1.  LSSP COMMITTEE MEMBER:
    1. LSBEP has a standing committee for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP).  Members are appointed by the LSBEP to make recommendations to the LSBEP regarding the licensure and regulation of LSSP’s.  To apply for a seat on the LSSP Committee: The LSBEP facilitates an annual “Call for Nominations”.  This campaign is conducted via email sent to all psychologists at their email of record with the LSBEP.  This Committee seats two Licensed Psychologists who specialize in School Psychology and one Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.
    2. LSBEP often appoints Ad Hoc Committees or workgroups with special qualifications or interests to study and provide recommendations to the board during statutory, regulatory or policy making.

LSBEP EMPLOYMENT AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

Board Approved Evaluator – The LSBEP is currently seeking qualified providers to conduct medical or mental health evaluations on behalf of the Board. To qualify to serve in this capacity, you must be currently licensed and in good standing with your licensing board. If you are interested in serving the Board in this capacity, please submit your current Curriculum Vitae along with your letter of interest outlining the populations you are qualified to serve and any special proficiencies in order to be considered as an Approved Provider for the Board. If you are not licensed with the LSBEP, please also include a copy of your current license.

Oral Examiner – To qualify to serve in this capacity, you must be a former board member who is currently licensed and in good standing under the jurisdiction of the LSBEP. If you are interested in contracting with the Board to assist with Oral Examinations submit your current Curriculum Vitae along with your letter of interest to be considered as an Oral Examiner for the Board. Oral Examinations are typically scheduled on the third Friday of March, June, September, and December. Additional dates may be requested if needed.

Pro Tem Hearing Panel Member – To qualify to serve in this capacity, you must be a Psychologist who is currently licensed and in good standing under the jurisdiction of the LSBEP. If you are interested in serving in this capacity,  submit your current Curriculum Vitae along with your letter of interest. Your name will be added to a list of volunteers that will be submitted to the Governor’s office for consideration of temporary appointment in the event any current appointed members of the LSBEP be recused from a matter that is set for hearing.