Kimberly Kirchmeyer has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).
Since 2013, Ms. Kirchmeyer has served as executive director of the Medical Board of California (MBC), where she was deputy director from 2011 to 2013.
During her time at MBC, Ms. Kirchmeyer oversaw the successful deployment of the first-in-the-nation Medical Board iPhone app, which alerts consumers when a doctor’s name, address, practice status, license expiration, or survey data changes, and when administrative actions and enforcement documents are added to a doctor’s profile. The information includes notification when a doctor is suspended, revoked, or placed on probation.
This isn’t Ms. Kirchmeyer’s first post with DCA. She was deputy director of board and bureau services at DCA from 2009 to 2011.
Ms. Kirchmeyer is a member of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities, Federation of State Medical Boards Committees, Administrators in Medicine, and the United States Medical Licensing Examination State Board Advisory Panel.
On behalf of all DCA employees, congratulations to Ms. Kirchmeyer on her appointment!