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Iowa 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
FAX (515) 281-3121

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 - 2015 (2) Vice Chairperson
  • Sherill Whisenand - 2014 (1) Public Member
  • Sarah Thomas, MFT - 2016 (2)
  • Vickie Miene, MHC - 2014 (1)
  • Daniel Harkness, MFT - 2014 (2)
  • Jill Struyk - 2016 (1) Public Member
  • Erik Oostenink, MHC - 2016 (2) Chairperson
  • David Kaptain, MFT - 2015 (2)
  • Amy Crow Sunleaf, MHC - 2015 (2)