Debt Collection Advisory Committee

On April 29, 2021, the Department announced the creation of its inaugural debt collection advisory committee, a seven-member board that will provide critical feedback to the Department as it stands up its debt collection licensing program. The diverse group includes a consumer advocate and representatives from the debt collection, debt-buying, third-party collection, and collection law industries. The committee will advise the Commissioner on matters related to the debt collection business, including proposed fee schedules and other requirements.

Upcoming Meeting Information

The next meeting of the committee will take place on May 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM.

Meeting Agenda


  1. Program Update
  2. Regulations
  3. Roundtable
  4. Public Comment

You can attend either through Zoom or in person:

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
2101 Arena Blvd.
Redwood Conference Room B
Sacramento, CA 95834

Zoom Webinar Information

To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android please click the link below:

If you wish not to register, you can use the audio dial-in option. Dial-in audio information is below and will also be made available on the DFPI Debt Collector Advisory page (

Dial: USA 636 651 3128 US Toll
USA 877 411 9748 US Toll-free
Conference code: 765144

Upon conclusion the recorded video will be published on the DFPI’s You Tube channel ( as well as the DFPI Debt Collection Advisory Committee’s public page (

If you have any questions or need to request reasonable disability-related modifications or accommodations, please contact Sunday Ippolito at

Past Meetings

Committee Members

The committee members were appointed by Commissioner Clothilde Hewlett for a two-year term according to Financial Code Section 100025 as of 5/1/2023.

As can be seen by the list below, this diverse group includes representatives from the debt collection, debt-buying, third-party collection, and collection law industries:

  • Angela Reed-Becker – Denali Capital
  • Cindy Yaklin – States Recovery Systems Inc.
  • Desiree Nguyen Orth – East Bay Community Law Center
  • Kali Miller – PTNSVC Mexico (Oportun, Inc.)
  • Robert Tavelli – Tavelli Co., Inc.
  • Scott Hyman – Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Sean Welch – P & B Capital Group, LLC

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Last updated: Apr 19, 2024 @ 1:28 pm