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Board of Behavioral Science - About Staff & Board

Board Staff

The Iowa Board of Behavioral Science is staffed by a Board Executive and a Secretary in the Bureau of Professional Licensure, Iowa Department of Public Health.

Contact Information:
Iowa Board of Behavioral Science
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone (515) 281-0254
FAX (515) 281-3121

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays

Board Members

The Board is made up of three members licensed to practice marital and family therapy, one of whom shall be employed in graduate teaching, training or research in marital and family therapy and two of whom shall be practicing marital and family therapists; three members licensed to practice mental health counseling, one of whom shall be employed in graduate teaching, training or research in mental health counseling and two of whom shall be practicing mental health counselors; and three members who are not licensed to practice marital and family therapy or mental health counseling and who shall represent the general public.

Board Members:

  • serve three-year terms (unless filling an unexpired term),
  • appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate,
  • serve no more than nine years (three full terms).

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science

  • Wade Leuwerke - 2018 (3)
  • Sherill Whisenand - 2020 (3) Public Member
  • Sarah Thomas, MFT - 2019 (3)
  • Donald Gilbert, MHC - 2020 (2)
  • Jeff Kerber, MFT - 2020 (2)
  • Jill Struyk - 2019 (2) Public Member
  • Erik Oostenink, MHC - 2019 (3)
  • Kevin Allemagne - 2018 (1)
  • Amy Crow Sunleaf, MHC - 2018 (2)

How to Become a Board Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, you just need to fill out the proper forms and submit them.

You can find the information you need through the Governor's Office.

Application to be mailed to the Governor's Office