2023  Interim Board Members

Board Members of the Forensic Division of the SVPA:


Dr. Ankhesenamun Ball is a licensed clinical psychologist and aspiring board-certified clinical neuropsychologist.  She is the founder/ director of Being, A Psychological Corporation, a boutique mental health clinic specializing in psychotherapy, neuro/psychological assessment, and co-parenting. Her work has supported many individuals and families to attain health and mental wellness through psychological treatment via therapy and testing.  She has also served as president and past president of the Northern California Neuropsychological Forum.

Dr. Ball is an alum of Alliant International’s CSPP, San Francisco where she obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Child, Family, and Forensic concerns.   Dr. Ball is excited about this chapter of her career which allows her to re-connect with the forensic work she has always been passionate about.  As the Interim Forensic Division President she hopes to bring more opportunities to connect, learn, and grow our field together.  


Dr. Karla Marchbanks Onofre is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Clinical Forensic Psychologist. She specializes in conducting forensic immigration psychological evaluations, psychodiagnostic and competency evaluations, and violence risk assessments. She conducts comprehensive evaluations for Hardship Waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) evaluations, U-Visa, T-Visa, and asylum evaluations. Dr. Marchbanks Onofre is currently employed at California’s Department of State Hospitals and possesses expertise working with patients who have been found Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST), patients who are found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI), and Offenders with Mental Disorders (MDO).

Member At Large

Dr. Sharon Howard is a clinical and forensic psychologist in the Sacramento region. She specializes in forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, mental health diversion, juvenile transfer hearings, and immigration cases. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Kansas but considers California home.


Dr. Sirintip Rhee is a clinical and forensic psychologist who works in State Service and private practice.  She earned her PsyD from the Wright Institute in 2015.  She has been practicing as a licensed psychologist since 2017. She specializes in forensic psychological assessments and has completed more than 800 forensic evaluations. She is currently employed by the California Department of State Hospitals-Coalinga. 


Media Chair

Dr. Cunningham has extensive experience treating and assessing both juveniles and adults in a variety of forensic, outpatient, and private practice settings.  She has experience conducting comprehensive assessments utilizing objective personality, academic, intellectual, projective personality, malingering, competency, and risk measures for the purpose diagnostic clarification and to provide the courts with appropriate placement recommendations, sentencing decisions, and treatment targets.  Throughout her career, she has regularly collaborated with an interdisciplinary network of professionals including probation staff, mental health providers, attorneys, judges, and education staff in order to develop suitable assessment recommendations that inform case disposition, placement, and treatment interventions. 

She has provided testimony in both expert witness and fact witness roles for adults and juveniles. In her current position at the Department of State Hospitals-Napa (DSH-Napa), Dr. Cunningham currently works in a post-trial capacity with patients committed pursuant to PC 1026 Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity where she is a unit psychologist at the state’s only Intensive Substance Recovery Unit (ISRU) dedicated to treating and assessing PC 1026 patients with dual diagnoses.  Dr. Cunningham also serves as the lead trainer for a research-informed trauma de-escalation training program that provides education and intervention techniques utilizing a trauma-informed care approach.

Membership Chair

Dr. Marsha was born and raised in Illinois to immigrant parents. While she was curious about interpersonal dynamics she observed early on, her environment was mainly focused on acculturation. This curiosity carried through her adulthood. At age 24, Dr. Marsha took on a leadership role and continued to grow in the business world filling management positions in process design, operations, training & development, sales, and quality assurance. Her positions were rewarding, however the dynamics of the people around her continued to capture her focus.  

After almost 10 years in banking and finance she made a career change to clinical psychology to reflect the altruistic values she was raised with, ultimately combining psychology with her business background. Having an interest in the business world, Dr. Marsha connects with professionals who are exhausted by stress and supports her clients in understanding themselves, breaking down limiting beliefs, and realizing their complete potential.

Dr. Marsha's clinical training is in child and family systems with a specialty in trauma, ADHD, and autism. She believes that our strengths are our gifts and are meant to be shared. It is her personal mission to help others, and promote personal and professional growth. In this pursuit, Dr. Marsha has a private practice, is a mental health consultant for businesses, and an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Psychology.


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