SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Debt Collection Advisory Committee is a seven-member board that provides critical feedback to the Department as it stands up its debt collection licensing program. The committee advises Commissioner Clothilde V. Hewlett on matters related to the debt collection industry.

Committee members are appointed by Commissioner Clothilde Hewlett for a two-year term according to Financial Code Section 100025 of the Debt Collection Licensing Act (DCLA). The committee members represent a diverse cross-section of stakeholders and includes the following members:

  • 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

The next meeting of the committee will take place in Sacramento at:

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

and virtually via Zoom on February 15, 2024, at 10:30 AM.  This meeting will be open to the public.

Meeting Agenda:


  1. Program Update
  2. Regulations
  3. Roundtable
  4. 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 (

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

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