Advisory Board

The CCMH Advisory Board directs and advises CCMH initiatives based on expertise and knowledge of challenges, trends, and best practices in the field of college student mental health counseling. Board members serve for three years and provide recommendations on current and future projects, organizational and administrative protocols, and collaborate with the CCMH Business Team. The Board engages in activities that increase the awareness of CCMH’s mission.

Board Member Activities

Advisory Board members provide expert opinion regarding best practices, trends, and challenges within the field of college student mental health to CCMH Staff and Business Team. Members engage in decision making and research to inform CCMH initiatives, data standardization, and reports. Members serve on the board on a voluntary basis and commit to 3 years of service.

Current Board Members

  • Cindy Bruns, Ph.D. - Director of Counseling, Central Washington University (AUCCCD Representative)
  • Jay Choi, Ph.D. – Interim Director, Counseling Services, Fashion Institute of Technology 
  • Brittany Cooper, Ph.D. – Director, Counseling, Health and Wellness, Northeastern University, Oakland
  • David Erekson, Ph.D.—Associate Clinical Professor, Assistant Director of Research & Technology, Counseling and Psychological Services, Brigham Young University, Provo
  • Dan Elreda, Ph.D.—Training Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Virginia
  • Lisa Youngling Howard, MD—Director of Psychiatry, Associate Director of Counseling Services, Smith College
  • Justin Gibson, Ph.D.—Clinical Director, Student Health and Counseling Services, University of California, San Francisco
  • Christopher Leonard, Psy.D.—Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, Wichita State University
  • Alesha Harris, Ph.D.—Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Eileen Kennedy, LCSW-R—Student Services Psychological Counselor and Field Instructor, City University of New York (CUNY), Hunter College
  • Monique Marsh-Bell, Psy.D. – Director, Counseling Services, Southern Methodist University
  • Riley McGrath, Ph.D.—Director, Counseling Services, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Joshua Turchan, Ph.D. - Assistant Director of Training and Research, Counseling and Psychological Services, Michigan State University

Previous Board Members

NameUniversityService Years
Rebbecca Lockwood University of Central Florida 2021-2024
Mike Pietrus University of Chicago 2020-2024
Evan J. Waldheter MIT 2023-2024
Kim Gorman Western Carolina University (AUCCCD) 2020-2023
Ralph Piper Morgan State University 2021-2023
Bethany Rallis Virginia Tech 2021-2023
Erin Vlach Columbus College of Art & Design 2021-2022
Stacey Cahn Rowan University 2019-2022
Niki Keating Colgate University 2019-2022
Marian Reiff University of Pennsylvania 2019-2022
Geneva Reynaga-Abiko George Mason University 2018-2021
Alisia Caban University of Oregon 2018-2021
Susan Han Johns Hopkins University 2017-2020
Peter Leviness University of Richmond (AUCCCD) 2017-2020
Jacqueline Pistorello University of Nevada, Reno 2017-2020
Deb Cohen University of Delaware 2016-2019
Sam Park University of California, San Diego 2016-2019
Tyler Pedersen Brigham Young University 2016-2019
Mark Perez-Lopez University of North Carolina, Wilmington 2016-2019
Ellie Olson Simpson College 2015-2018
John Achter University of Wisconsin, Stout 2015-2018
Richard Tyler-Walker North Carolina State University 2015-2018
Michelle Cooper Western Carolina University 2014-2017
Carolyn Heitzmann Ruhf University of Southern California 2014-2017
Cindy Cook University of Houston, Clear Lake 2014-2017
Ryan Weatherford West Chester University 2014-2017
David Reetz Rochester Institute of Technology (AUCCCD) 2014-2017
Curtis Wiseley Lindsey Wilson College 2013-2016
Nathaniel Hopkins University of Kentucky 2013-2016
Brian Mistler Ringling College 2013-2016
Ariella Soffer Hunter College 2013-2016
Robert Tringone St. John's University 2013-2014
Rob Davies University of Utah 2011-2015
Shelly Lear Hobart & William Smith Colleges 2011-2015
Tim Lane University of North Texas 2011-2014
Bong Joo Hwang The Ohio State University 2011-2013
Larry Marks University of Central Florida 2011-2013
Jan Eaglin-Collins Michigan State University 2010-2013
Victor Barr University of Tennessee, Knoxville (AUCCCD) 2010-2013
Betsy Cracco University of Conneticut 2010-2013
Nivla Fitzpatrick Pepperdine University 2010-2013
Nicole Ruzek University of Virginia 2010-2013
Robin Buhrke Duke University 2006-2011
John Dunkle Northwestern University 2006-2011
Megan Mustafoff University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne 2006-2011
David Rardin Illinois State University 2006-2011
Greg Snodgrass Texas State University 2006-2011
Ian Birky Lehigh University 2006-2011
Greg Lambeth University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne 2006-2010
Johanna Soet University of Michigan 2006-2009
Robert Rando Wright State University (AUCCCD) 2006-2009
Maurice Warner University of Washington 2006-2009
Jean Cunningham Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 2006-2009
Sandra Villanueva Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles 2006-2008