The American College of Mental Health Education (ACMHE) Board of Visitors includes members who believe strongly in the vibrant role that ACMHE plays in continuing education and exam preparation. The vision of the Board is to promote regular, timely, and relevant dialogue and action for institutional advancement.
JAMES E. ALFORD, JR., PH.D.
James E. Alford, Jr., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the Higher Education Administration Program in Leadership Studies at William Paterson University. He has done extensive research on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, closely examining the historical trends and movements that have led to their overall development. Dr. Alford's scholarly publications include works on leadership, student activism, and alumni involvement at historically Black institutions. As a graduate of a Historically Black University, he has dedicated himself to bringing about awareness and understanding of these institutions and the significant role they have undertaken and are still undertaking in preparing African Americans for success.
As the Director of the Higher Education Administration Program, Dr. Alford is committed to preparing and training highly competent professionals in the field of educational leadership. Serving as the Program’s first Director, he has chosen to use his platform to build much needed bridges between faculty, staff, and students as a way to create a culturally sensitive community that values educational excellence while simultaneously bringing attention to the ongoing plight of those who have been historically and systematically oppressed. Prior to joining the faculty at William Paterson, Dr. Alford served 14 years as a higher education administrator.
Dr. Alford received his B.A. in Business Administration from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration from the University of New Orleans, an M.Phil. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in History and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
WILLIAM E. HUMPHRIES, III, M.D., M.P.H.
William E. Humphries, III, MD, MPH, is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of neurovascular diseases that affect the brain and spine. Dr. Humphries is a Georgia native and attended high school as well as college in the Atlanta area. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College with academic and music scholarships and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to obtain his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. During his medical school matriculation he also obtained an MPH in Epidemiology from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Humphries completed his neurosurgical residency training in the Texas Medical Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Afterwards, he completed a combined fellowship in cerebrovascular/endovascular neurosurgery at the Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.
The American College of Mental Health Education (ACMHE) Board's academic members have significant academic and professional experience in curriculum development and research in Social Work, Counseling, and Psychology as well as social work exam preparation.
CHRISTOPHER BAZEMORE, PSY.D., L.C.P.C.
Christopher Bazemore, Psy.D. , LCPC is a continuing education advisor for counseling and psychology courses for the American College of Mental Health Education and a psychotherapist in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in providing therapy to patients who have been in abusive situations. His treatment of patients centers on healing, recovery, and attaining stability. His work includes addressing homelessness and treating substance use disorders in South and West Baltimore. Dr. Bazemore also has published a book, “Authentic Change for a Happy Life," which addresses the significance of taking one's own authority to becoming definite and holding to your thoughts of truth. Dr. Bazemore’s affiliations include the Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the American Counseling Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
ROOSEVELT COHENS, ED.D., L.I.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C.
Roosevelt Cohens, Ed.D., L.I.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C. has over 25 years of leadership and clinical experience as a clinical social worker with specialization in anger management, restorative justice, substance use counseling, and cognitive behavior therapy. His academic experience and interest includes, but is not limited to, ex-offender re-entry; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and administration within community-based organizations, universities, colleges and schools. He is a proud alumnus of Howard University, where he received a Master of Social Work. Dr. Cohens also holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Human Development. He is a Certified Anger Management Counselor with train-the-trainer experience in Balanced and Restorative Justice.
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