Faculty

Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH

Founder and Director, Mental health Outreach for MotherS MOMS) Partnership;
Co-Director, Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program;
Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry;
Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology
New Haven, Connecticut

Brian R. Sims, MD

Senior Director, Medical and Behavioral Health,
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors;
Senior Consultant, National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC)
Alexandria, Virginia

Justin Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM

Chief, Quality of Life and Palliative Care, Department of Oncology;
Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee

Eraina Schauss, PhD, LPC-MHSP, ACS, NCC

Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling;
Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Masters Degree Program
University of Memphis

Cindy Borgers, DNP, NNP, MSN

Chair of Assessment and Evaluation;
Associate Professor, Division of Nursing
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Tennessee

Abby Bennett Johnston, MA

Instructor of Sociology
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Tennessee

Carla Renee Parker, PhD, MSN

Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Tennessee

Benjamin Roberts, MFA, R.T. (R)(T)(CT)

Instructor of Medical Radiography
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Tennessee

Carol L. Warren, PhD, MBA, LCSW, RN-BC

Dean of Allied Health
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Tennessee

Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND

Associate Dean and Professor, School of Public Health
University of Memphis

H. Gail Beeman, MD

President, Tennessee State Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics;
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center;
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital

Debra Bartelli, DrPH, MPH

Research Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology,
Biostatistics and Environmental Health,
School of Public Health
University of Memphis

William (Bill) Gibbons, JD

Executive Director, Public Safety Institute, University of Memphis;
Former Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security;
former District Attorney General, 30th Judicial District of Tennessee

Melrose Blackett, MD

Baptist Medical Group -Memphis Women's Consultants, (ObGyn)
Germantown, Tennessee

Judy Bookman MA, LCSW

Behavioral Health Consultant; Former Assistant Director,
CONCERN Employee Assistance Program (Concern/EAP)
Memphis, Tennessee

Janet Dang Geiger, MD

Baptist Medical Group-River City Pediatrics
Memphis, Tennessee

Jeannine Hogg, MD

Cordova Pediatrics, PLLC
Cordova, Tennessee

Danielle King, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant, Cherokee Health Systems
Memphis, Tennessee

Rev. Charles Caswell

Author, 3V Leader; Senior Pastor,
Union Grove Baptist Church
Memphis, Tennessee

Marlon Foster, M.Div.

Executive Director,
Knowledge Quest
Memphis, Tennessee

David Jordan, MSSW

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Agape Child and Family Services
Memphis, Tennessee

Paige Marcantel, LCSW

Director, Universal Parenting Place
Baptist Women’s Hospital and Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee

Mark Ottinger, MS

Executive Director, Memphis Family Connection Center
Memphis, Tennessee

Mary Rolando, MS

Health Advocacy Director
Tennessee Department of Children's Services

Cynthia Saatkamp

Principal, Hemline Creative Marketing