Board of Directors

Dr. Larry Ford, DBH

Board of Directors Member & Faculty Associate

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Dr. Janet L. Cummings, Psy.D.


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


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Brett Sabatini


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Mary Denny



Administrative Staff

Dr. Cara English, DBH

Chief Executive Officer

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Lori Christianson

Director of Electronic Campus

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Melissa McGurgan

Director of Marketing

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Amanda Harrison

Chief Operating Officer

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Cece Maez

Admissions Coordinator

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Dr. Fanike-Kiara Olugbala Young, DBH, LCSW

Director of the DBH Program

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Denice Lange

Controller and Office Manager

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Dr. Alicia Iniguez Ed.D.

Director of Continuing Education and Partnerships

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Dr. Jason Blair, Ed.D.

Instructional Designer & Writing Coach

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Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH

Assistant Director of Academic Programs

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Vicki Hayes

Registrar and Enrollment Coordinator

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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