Board of Directors

Dr. Larry Ford, DBH

Board of Directors Member

lford@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Dr. Janet L. Cummings, Psy.D.


jcummings@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Dr. Dorothy Cummings, MSW, D.H.L.


info@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Brett Sabatini


info@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Mary Denny



Administrative Staff

Dr. Cara English, DBH

Chief Executive Officer & Interim Director of the MHL Program

cenglish@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Lori Christianson

Sr. Director of the Electronic Campus

lchristianson@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Melissa McGurgan

Sr. Director of Marketing

melissa@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Amanda Harrison

Chief Operating Officer

aharrison@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Cece Maez

Director of Admissions

cece@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Denice Lange

Sr. Operations Coordinator

dlange@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Dr. Alicia Iniguez Ed.D.

Director of Continuing Education

ainiguez@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Dr. Jason Blair, Ed.D.

Sr. Coordinator of the Electronic Campus & Faculty Associate

jblair@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH

Director of the DBH Program

ubaldwin@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Vicki Hayes

Registrar and Enrollment Coordinator

vhayes@cgi.edu VIEW BIO

Karrie Miller

Admission Coordinator

kmiller@cgi.edu VIEW BIO


default image

The totally online DBH program offered by Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies is focused on the professional I have grown into: a synergistic disrupter for the healthcare industry, who is passionate about Wholistic Healthcare (e.g., health, behavioral health, and Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health), rendered skillfully through interprofessional teams. The program pillars of medical literacy, integrated behavioral health interventions, and entrepreneurship resonate loudly with me. The healthcare industry will continue to change, with doctoral level professionals needed to play a major role in any successful transformation. My goal is to further advance my knowledge-base, professional standing, and industry commitment to be part of these transformational efforts. In this way I can heed the Quadruple Aim: assuring quality-driven patient-centric care is rendered at the right time, through the right population-based treatment processes, at the right cost, and by empowered professionals embracing the work and committed to their charge.

Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP DBH Candidate, Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies March 11, 2020