Behavorial Health Executive Council, Texas*
9 Members - Term: 2 Years; Appointed by the Governor, the Presiding Officer serves a 6-year term. Appointed by the member boards, the other Council Members serve 2-year terms.
1801 Congress AveSte. 7.300Austin, TX 78701
||Represents / Term Ends
||Gloria Canseco, M.A.
||Brian Brumley, LMSW-IPR
||SW Board, 02-01-2023|
||Mark E. Cartwright, Ph.D.
||Psy Board, 02-01-2023|
||Jeanene Smith, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
||MFT Board, 02-01-2022|
||Christopher S. Taylor, Ph.D., LPC-S
||LPC Board, 02-01-2022|
||Psy Board, 02-01-2022|
||George Francis, IV, MBA
||MFT Board, 02-01-2023|
||LPC Board, 02-01-2023|
||SW Board, 02-01-2024|
*House Bill 1501, which was signed into law by Governor Abbott on 6/10/2019, created the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC). BHEC includes four member boards: the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (Psy Board), the Texas State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT Board), the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (LPC Board), and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (SW Board).
* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2029.