Information about the Board, it’s composition and current members.
Mission of the Board
The primary mission of the Board is to protect the public by ensuring that the public has a means of protecting itself from the practice of marriage and family therapy by unprofessional, unauthorized, and unqualified individuals, and to protect the public from unprofessional, improper, unauthorized and unqualified use of certain titles by persons who practice marriage and family therapy.
The Board consists of seven (7) members. Four (4) are licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) and three (3) who represent the public at large. The Governor appoints all Board members for three-year terms. Board appointees must be from different NC Congressional Districts. Under NCGS 93B-10, Expiration of Term of Appointment of Board Member, a board member serving on an occupational and professional licensing board whose term of appointment has expired shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed and qualified. Board appointees must pass background checks and an evaluation for conflicts of interest by the NC Ethics Commission. Periodic training on ethics regulations is required as is financial disclosures. Board members act and speak as a collective.
Dr. Jon Winek, LMFT
Term: 9/24/2020 – 9/30/2023
Heather Stehberger, LMFT
Term: 6/12/2018 – 9/30/2026
Sandra (Sandy) Perry, LMFT
New Bern, NC
Term: 2/19/2021 – 9/30/2026
Victoria (Kelly) McKinnon
Term: 4/26/2018 – 9/30/2025
Mary Jane Richardson
Term: 5/23/2023 – 9/30/2026
The Board utilizes committees comprised of Board members to structure and manage the Board’s work.
- Technology/Public Relations
Board Administrative Services
The Board is supported by staff in conjunction with legal counsel.
Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate Director (email@example.com)
Ruby Bullard, Esq.
The Board meets for regular meetings at least four (4) times a year, generally quarterly with additional meetings if necessary. Though some Board business, such as meetings to discuss investigative or complaint information or individual license applications, is confidential under law, Board meetings are otherwise open to the public and media. Refer to the Calendar for more information. Committees may meet monthly or on an ad-hoc basis. Although a lot of preparation is required for each regular meeting, serving on the Board is an enriching and rewarding experience. It is a unique opportunity to serve the profession and learn more about its regulation.
If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please visit the Office of the Governor’s website to learn more about board membership and to apply. Because the application and selection process can take some time, be sure to apply as soon as possible if you are interested.