Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists Board - Members

 

Board Membership

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists ("TSBEMFT" or "board") is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor. Four members must be selected from the general public. Five members must be eligible for licensure under the Act, at least one of whom must be a professional educator in marriage and family therapy. These professional members must have engaged in the practice or education of marriage and family therapy for at least five years, or have 5,000 hours of clinical experience in the practice of marriage and family therapy.  Members of the board hold office for staggered six-year terms and may continue to serve until replaced by the Governor.  The Governor may reappoint members for additional terms of service.  In the event of a vacancy, the Governor shall appoint a replacement who meets the qualifications of the vacated office to fill the unexpired part of the term.

Board Members


Chair: Jennifer Smothermon, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Professional Member 

Abilene, Texas 
Expires February 1, 2019
BHEC Incubation Task Force Representative
BHEC professional member delegate, expires 2022

Kenneth Bateman, EdD, LMFT-S, LPC-S 
Professional Member 

Garland, Texas 
Expires February 1, 2021 
BHEC alternate professional member delegate, expires 2022

George F. Francis IV, MBA 
Public Member 
Georgetown, Texas 
Expires February 1, 2023 
BHEC public member delegate, expires 2021

Evelyn Husband Thompson
Public Member 
Houston, Texas 
Expires February 1, 2021

Lisa V. Merchant, PhD, LMFT
Professional Educator Member

Clyde, Texas
Expires February 1, 2023
BHEC Incubation Task Force Alternate Representative

Michael Miller, JD 
Public Member
Belton, Texas 
Expires February 1, 2019 

Keith Rosenbaum, PhD, LMFT 
Professional Member
 
Joshua, Texas 
Expires February 1, 2019 

Anthony C. Scoma, DMin
Public Member 

Austin, Texas 
Expires February 1, 2021
BHEC public member alternate delegate, expires 2021

Richmond E. Stoglin, MPA, DMin, LMFT 
Professional Member

Arlington, Texas 
Expires February 1, 2023


Last updated July 17, 2019