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Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners Enforcement Actions - Denials

Disciplinary actions are taken by regulatory authorities (boards, committees, programs) in response to a violation of the law or rules. Different kinds of actions may be taken depending on the severity of the offense, the history of previous violations, efforts made to correct the violation, the harm to the victim(s), the likelihood of a repeat violation, and other matters related to each particular case. These actions are taken to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Texas.

Final Disciplinary Actions - License Denial, Surrender, Revocation
These actions will be permanently posted on this website. Further information, including a copy of the final order, is available upon written request from our office.
Final Disciplinary Actions - All Other, including Probated Suspension, Reprimand, and Administrative Penalty
These actions will be posted on this website for a total of seven (7) years from the date all the terms of the Order have been met, in accordance with our records retention schedule. The regulated individual may now be currently licensed, in good standing, and practicing without any restrictions.

Name City of Residence Alleged Violation* Disciplinary Action Date of Action
Abrego, Sarah Waco, Texas   Denial 2/27/1998
Chalmers, Lonnie Charles Dallas, Texas   Denial 6/9/2003
Clark, Ben Lee San Antonio, TX 22 TAC §781.407 (d); §781.602 (a)(7), (8) Related to surrender of a license and disciplinary action taken by another licensing jurisdiction. Denial 6/6/2014
Federman, Dany G. Houston, Texas 22 TAC 781.602, 781.316 and 781.412
Related to failure to cooperate in the investigation of a complaint and failure to keep accurate records
Denial 12/6/2008
Felix, Vanessa E. Houston, TX 22 TAC 781.415-Related to criminal history



Hagger, Rendell Houston, Texas 22 TAC §781.305(b); §781.307(a)(2)(3)(4) Denial 9/20/2004
King, Charles Edward Houston, Texas   Denial 9/13/1996
Kyke, Kristi Gilmer, Texas   Denial 12/4/1999
Lane, Kimberly Anne Waco, Texas   Denial 6/14/1996 

Note: Upon completion of probation reapplied and now licensed as LSW

McCoenico, James Franklin Houston, Texas   Denial 9/13/1996
Merrill, Sabra M. Denison, Texas TAC 781.412, 781.603, 781.401 and 7881-404
Related to practicing without a license, failure to respond to the board and failing to set and maintain professional boundaries.
Denial 12/6/2008
Neal, Steve Michael Alice, Texas   Denial 9/12/97
Pipes, Virgil Shannon Houston, Texas   Denial 12/14/96
Sanchez, Eugene San Antonio, TX


22 TAC 781.606 
Failure to meet licensure requirements.



Shirley, James O. Stafford, Texas   Denial 12/14/96


Last updated January 26, 2015