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The Florida Board of Psychology 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 seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five members are licensed psychologists and two members are laypersons.  Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced.

  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Consumer Members
  • Board Staff

Licensed Psychologists


Luis E. Orta, Ph.D., Chair

Dean Aufderheide, Ph.D., Vice-Chair

Harry J. Reiff, Psy.D.

Jonathan D. Miller, Psy.D.

Andrew S. Rubin, Ph.D.

Consumer Members


Mary Denise O’Brien

Vacant

Board Staff


Allen Hall - Executive Director - responsible for legislative and budget issues.

Anna King - Program Operations Administrator - Answers all specific questions regarding laws and rules, and is available when other staff members are out of the office and is supervisor over the Psychology staff. Telephone: (850) 245-4373.

Annie Patterson - Regulatory Specialist II responsible for Continuing Education Application processing and Continuing Education Committee agendas; A-L Psychology applications; A-L Provisional psychology applications; A-L Limited License applications; A-L Reactivations; A-L Exemption applications; and A-L File Closure & Application Extension Information; Telephone: (850) 245-4373 ext. 3480.

Michelle Branch - Regulatory Specialist II responsible for General Business meeting agendas; M-Z Psychology applications; M-Z Provisional psychology applications; M-Z Limited License applications; M-Z Reactivations; M-Z Exemption applications; M-Z File Closure & Application Extension Information; Administrative Petitions and public feedback response. Telephone: (850) 245-4373 ext. 3482.

Pauline Walker - Staff Assistant - responsible for meeting notices, travel arrangements, and travel reimbursements. Telephone: (850) 245-4373 ext. 3469.

Since this Board serves as a "quasi-judicial" entity on licensure issues, contact with the members may cause the members to be recused from administrative proceedings. Staff will direct inquiries, when appropriate to the full Board for review. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced. Members are selected by the Governors Office.

All correspondence and inquiries should be directed to the:

Board of Psychology
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C05
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255

Organizational Structure
of the Board
The Department of Health's 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. Unless filling a vacancy, members of the Board generally serve two four-year terms. Despite the expiration of a term, Board members can continue to serve until they have been either replaced or reappointed or serve the maximum of ten years as governed by s. 457.103, F.S. To learn more about becoming a member of the Board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.