CCMH 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 the Executive Director 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.

We are currently accepting applications for the Advisory Board.
Application Deadline: May 3rd 5pm EST.
Please submit your application here:

Current Board Members:

  • John Achter, PhD- Director of Counseling and EAP, University of Wisconsin, Stout
  • Cindy Cook, PhD- Associate Director for Counseling Services, Training Director, University of Houston, Clear Lake
  • Michelle Cooper, PhD-Associate Director for Counseling and Psychological Services, Western Carolina University
  • Carolyn Heitzmann Ruhf, PhD- Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Services, University of Southern California
  • Ellie Olson, PhD- Director of Counseling Services, Simpson College
  • Richard Tyler-Walker, PhD/LPC-S- Assistant Director/Training Director, North Carolina State University
  • Ryan Weatherford, PhD- Professor and Staff Psychologist, West Chester University
  • Sam Park, PhD- Psychologist, Director of Research and Information Systems, University of California, San Diego
  • Mark Perez-Lopez, PhD- Associate Director/Head of Clinical Services, Georgia Southern University
  • Deb Cohen, PhD- Senior Psychologist, Assistant Director, University of Delaware
  • Tyler Pedersen, PhD- Associate Director, Clinical Professor, Brigham Young University

Representative from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)

Peter Levines, PhD- Director, University of Richmond

Previous Board Members:

NameUniversityService Years
Ariella SofferHunter College2013-2016
Brian MistlerRingling College2013-2016
Curtis WiseleyLindsey Wilson College2013-2016
Nathaniel HopkinsUniversity of Kentucky2013-2016
Robert TringoneSt. John's University2013-2014
Shelly LearHobart & William Smith Colleges2011-2015
Rob DaviesUniversity of Utah2011-2015
Tim LaneUniversity of North Texas2011-2014
Bong Joo HwangThe Ohio State University2011-2013
Larry MarksUniversity of Central Florida2011-2013
Victor BarrUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (AUCCCD)2010-2013
Nivla FitzpatrickPepperdine University2010-2013
Jan Eaglin-CollinsMichigan State University2010-2013
Nicole RuzekUniversity of Virginia2010-2013
Betsy CraccoUniversity of Conneticut2010-2013
Greg SnodgrassTexas State University2006-2011
Megan MustafoffUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne2006-2011
David RardinIllinois State University2006-2011
John DunkleNorthwestern University2006-2011
Robin BuhrkeDuke University2006-2011
Ian BirkyLehigh University2006-2011
Greg LambethUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne2006-2010
Jean CunninghamSouthern Illinois University, Carbondale2006-2009
Maurice WarnerUniversity of Washington2006-2009
Robert RandoWright State University (AUCCCD)2006-2009
Johanna SoetUniversity of Michigan2006-2009
Sandra VillanuevaLoyola Marymount University, Los Angeles 2006-2008