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 Debt Collection Advisory Committee will be held Monday, November 6, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
- Program Update
- Public Comment
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 (https://dfpi.ca.gov/debt-collection-advisory-committee/).
Dial: USA 636 651 3128 US Toll
USA 877 411 9748 US Toll-free
Conference code: 765144
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 – Equabli Inc.
- 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 – Severson & Werson
- Sean Welch – P & B Capital Group, LLC