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.

Current Board Members:

  • John Achter, PhD- Associate Dean of Students, University of Wisconsin, Stout
  • Deb Cohen, PhD- Senior Psychologist, Assistant Director, University of Delaware
  • Susan Han, PhD- Assistant Director/Mental Health Promotion, Outreach and Evaluation, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Ellie Olson, PhD- Director of Counseling Services, Simpson College
  • Sam Park, PhD- Psychologist, Director of Research and Information Systems, University of California, San Diego
  • Tyler Pedersen, PhD- Associate Director, Clinical Professor, Brigham Young University
  • Mark Perez-Lopez, PhD- Associate Director/Head of Clinical Services, Georgia Southern University
  • Jacqueline Pistorello, PhD- Psychologist/Research Faculty, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Richard Tyler-Walker, PhD/LPC-S- Assistant Director/Training Director, North Carolina State University

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

Peter Levines, PhD- Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Richmond

Previous Board Members:

NameUniversityService Years
Michelle CooperWestern Carolina University2014-2017
Carolyn Heitzmann RuhfUniversity of Southern California2014-2017
Cindy CookUniversity of Houston, Clear Lake2014-2017
Ryan WeatherfordWest Chester University2014-2017
Curtis WiseleyLindsey Wilson College2013-2016
Nathaniel HopkinsUniversity of Kentucky2013-2016
Brian MistlerRingling College2013-2016
Ariella SofferHunter College2013-2016
Robert TringoneSt. John's University2013-2014
Rob DaviesUniversity of Utah2011-2015
Shelly LearHobart & William Smith Colleges2011-2015
Tim LaneUniversity of North Texas2011-2014
Bong Joo HwangThe Ohio State University2011-2013
Larry MarksUniversity of Central Florida2011-2013
Jan Eaglin-CollinsMichigan State University2010-2013
Victor BarrUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (AUCCCD)2010-2013
Betsy CraccoUniversity of Conneticut2010-2013
Nivla FitzpatrickPepperdine University2010-2013
Nicole RuzekUniversity of Virginia2010-2013
Robin BuhrkeDuke University2006-2011
John DunkleNorthwestern University2006-2011
Megan MustafoffUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne2006-2011
David RardinIllinois State University2006-2011
Greg SnodgrassTexas State University2006-2011
Ian BirkyLehigh University2006-2011
Greg LambethUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne2006-2010
Johanna SoetUniversity of Michigan2006-2009
Robert RandoWright State University (AUCCCD)2006-2009
Maurice WarnerUniversity of Washington2006-2009
Jean CunninghamSouthern Illinois University, Carbondale2006-2009
Sandra VillanuevaLoyola Marymount University, Los Angeles 2006-2008