New Podcast Episode Addresses Challenges in the LGBTGEQIAP+ Community

September 19, 2023

In the latest episode of Disruptors at Work: an Integrated Care Podcast hosts Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH, Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI), and Dr. Larry Ford, DBH, Member of the CGI Board of Directors, discusses the impact that having LGBTQ+ friendly providers can have on the healthcare of members of the LGBTGEQIAP+ community, how listeners can support the healthcare needs of this community, and how to address inequities and discriminatory practices.

Thank you to our panel of experts:

  • Jeremy Henderson-Teelucksingh, MHR, M.A., LPC/MHSP, NCC/CCMHC
  • Brandy K. Biglow, LMHC, NCC, CCTP, QS, DBH-C
  • Cory Cannady, MEd, BCBA, LBA

Listen to the episode below.

About the Panelists:

Jeremy Henderson-Teelucksingh, MHR, M.A., LPC/MHSP, NCC/CCMHC

Jeremy Henderson-Teelucksingh, DBH Student at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, is a counselor, leadership and management coach, and corporate and community human relations consultant. Jeremy brings passion, innovation, and creativity to his clients to enable them to live fulfilling lives. As a counselor, Jeremy works with adults, couples, and families, focusing on anxiety and anger, trauma, personality disorders, relationships, and issues related to adoption and foster care. Jeremy works with the LGBTGEQIAP+ community and is an “out” counselor with a history of diversity, equality, equity, inclusion, and belonging advocacy.

Before becoming a clinical mental health counselor, Jeremy spent nearly 20 years in the technology industry. Jeremy was frequently the first-ever employee engagement leader guiding the employee, manager, and leadership experiences at companies like Salesforce, eBay, VeriSign, and Aricent (now Capgemini). Currently, in addition to providing mental health services, Jeremy serves as Chief Operating Officer at Centro Health Solutions, a Nashville health tech start up creating a better way to healthcare by putting the patient at the center of their healthcare experiences and wrapping their providers around them.

Brandy K. Biglow, LMHC, NCC, CCTP, QS

Brandy K. Biglow, DBH Student at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, is the CEO and founder of Renovation Integrative Health, LLC. She has a broad range of licenses and certifications including but not limited to being a licensed mental health counselor, a certified clinical trauma professional, and a Doctor of Behavioral Health candidate at the outstanding Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health. She has over 20 years working with children, individuals, and families. She started out as a teacher of students with exceptionalities and moved into the field of counseling seeking to provide support outside the educational realm via social-emotional education, family resources, and more. Today, she continues her work in this arena and has expanded it to include integrative health and certifications as a professional life and group coach. She is also passionate about preventing burnout one person at a time. Using a large dose of humor and current information from research (anecdotal and qualitative), she changes the lives of those she works with in every encounter.

Cory Cannady, MEd, BCBA, LBA

Cory Cannady, DBH Student at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, is from a small town in West TN originally but has lived in Chattanooga for the past 14 years. He taught middle school for 5 years before transitioning paths to enter the mental health field as a behavior analyst after receiving his masters degree in applied behavior analysis from the University of Cincinnati. He has served as a behavior analyst for the past 4 years where he serves children with developmental disabilities with a specialization in autism as the Assistant Clinical Director for Elevate Behavior Services. In this role he oversees a small caseload of patients while also serving as the operations and clinical specialist. He is currently a student at Cumming’s Graduate Institute where he is over halfway through the Doctor of Behavioral Health program. Outside of work and school, Cory lives with his husband and foster son who is about to turn 7. He is an animal lover and has 4 dogs and various other small animals. He likes to read historical fiction and is always learning something new with an interest in playing music.