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The CAPIC Board of Directors sets CAPIC policy and oversees  its implementation. They are actively involved in leading CAPIC, conducting Quality Assurance reviews, and representing the members of CAPIC.  CAPIC Board members serve for 3-year terms, with elections for the open positions held each Spring, and terms beginning on July 1st, the start of the fiscal year.  Visit the Board Elections page for more info.  The current CAPIC Board members with bios and contact info (email) are listed further below on this page.

Board Members capturing Photos or Video Stories from CAPIC Members/Students:   Please have person(s) sign this CAPIC release form for video and photographs.   Then please turn the completed forms into the CAPIC Office.  Thanks!


Board Officers

CAPIC Board Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) are elected annually by the Board of Directors themselves and provide leadership for the CAPIC Board.  The term for CAPIC Board Officers runs on a calendar year cycle (Jan 1 – Dec 31).

The CAPIC Board Officers for 2019 (Jan 1 to December 31) are:

Chair: Priscille Schwarcz-Besson, Ph.D.
Vice-Chair:  Position Open 
Secretary: Marcos Briano, Ph.D.
Treasurer: Sukie Magraw, Ph.D.


Board Meeting Dates

The CAPIC Board meets quarterly.*  For 2018-2019, the Board meeting dates are:

• June 7th and 8th, 2019:                    NoCA:  @ JFKU – Pleasant Hill, CA
• September 20th and 21st, 2019:     SoCA:  @ TCSPP-LA Los Angeles, CA
• December 6th and 7th, 2019:         NoCA:  @ JFKU – Pleasant Hill, CA*

*  Note:  While we have traditionally alternated holding our board meetings between Northern and Southern California, in order to reduce expenses, unless otherwise announced, all quarterly CAPIC board meetings are now being held at JFKU, where the CAPIC Office is located.

CAPIC program members are generally invited to participate in the open sessions of our board meetings, held during the Friday afternoon session, generally from 4 – 5 pm.  Program members may participate in-person or via teleconference.  NOTE:  If there is no indication of desired Member participation, or if board work is sufficiently demanding, we may not hold an open session.  Please check first with the CAPIC Office to confirm.  More details are generally also provided on the calendar event page for the upcoming board meeting, viewable on the CAPIC home page.

CAPIC Board members also conduct site visits as part of CAPIC’s Quality Assurance program.  Visit the Quality Assurance page for more info.

Contact Us

General questions and concerns should be first directed to the CAPIC office for clarification and resolution, as appropriate.  

Visit the CAPIC Office/Admin page for more info. 

CAPIC Board members (listed below) are also available, as appropriate.  

Click on a Board member’s name for a brief bio.  The year in parentheses indicates when a director’s term on the CAPIC Board expires.


Board of Directors

Doctoral Academic Program Representatives
Margaret Boucher, PsyD (2021)   (NoCA)   <Bio Pending>
California Institute of Integrative Studies, San Francisco

Sukie Magraw, PhD (2021)   (NoCA)   <Bio Pending>
Executive Committee, Treasurer
Quality Assurance Committee, Chair 

John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill

Debra Warner, PsyD  (2021)  (SoCA)  <Bio Pending>
Marketing Committee, Chair
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – LA- Clinical Forensic Psychology, Los Angeles

Elizabeth Schewe, PhD, CYT (2019)  (SoCA)  <Bio Pending>
Pacifica Graduate Institute Clinical Program


Agency Program Representatives
Niyati Roy, PsyD (2021)   (SoCA)  <Bio Pending>
County of Orange Healthcare Agency

Melissa Guariglia, PsyD  (2019)  (NoCA)  <Bio Pending>
Star Vista

NoCA – Open Position

SoCA – Open Position


At-Large Representatives
Marcos Briano, PhD (2021) (SoCA)  <Bio Pending>
Executive Committee, Secretary 
Pasadena City College Counseling Center 

Melodie Schaefer, PsyD (2021)  (SoCA)
Liaison Committee, Chair
Formerly with CSPP/Alliant International University, Los Angeles

Priscille Schwarcz-Besson, PhD (2020)  (NoCA)  <bio pending>
Executive Committee, Board Chair 

NoCA – Open Position


Intern/Student Representatives
Alexandra Weaverling (2019)  (SoCA) <bio pending>
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria

NoCA – Open Position