DCA Welcomes New Director

Kimberly Kirchmeyer has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).

Kimberly Kirchmeyer is sworn in

As her family looks on, Kimberly Kirchmeyer is sworn in as Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs by Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Secretary Alexis Podesta.

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!

Kimberly Kirchmeyer standing with the DCA leadership team.

Kimberly Kirchmeyer (center), Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, with the Department’s leadership team: (from left) David Chriss, Karen Nelson, Chris Shultz, Grace Arupo Rodriguez, Kirchmeyer, Veronica Harms, Jason Piccione, Dennis Cuevas-Romero, and Tracy Montez.

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