New Podcast Episode Explores Strategies for Improving LGBTGEQIAP+ Healthcare Delivery

July 17, 2023

In the latest episode of Disruptors at Work: and 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, are joined by four Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) students, all of whom are accomplished healthcare providers. In the third episode of season 2, Dr. Baldwin and Dr. Ford lead an insightful discussion with the panel of experts on improving healthcare delivery to the LGBTGEQIAP+ community. The panelists explore strategies that healthcare providers can implement to ensure that equitable and effective care to this diverse population is provided, how to advocate for the community, and examine some of the most helpful resources. Tune in to learn how healthcare providers can work together to create a more inclusive and equitable healthcare system for all.

Thank you to our panel of experts:

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

Listen to the episode below.


About the Panelists:


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, taught middle school for 5 years before transitioning paths to enter the mental health field as a behavior analyst after receiving his master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from the University of Cincinnati. He has served as a behavior analyst for the past 4 years, serving 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 and serves as the operations and clinical specialist.

Shelly Espejo, LPC

Shelly Espejo, LPC, DBH Student at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, is currently a mental health clinician at Rutgers University for the last 4 years. Previously worked as a clinical manager at Cayuga Centers, where she assessed for safety for the reunification of migrant children detained and separated from their families on the border of Mexico. She is currently a student at Cummings Graduate Institute as a DBH student in hopes of gaining knowledge and continue being a pillar of change in my Latinx community.

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.