Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is owned and operated by (Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) as a separately authorized and separately accredited postsecondary institution. MUIH’s governance structure and leadership includes the MUIH Institutional Board of Trustees, Officers, University Leadership Council, and other committees. 

Board of Trustees

The MUIH Institutional Board of Trustees at MUIH serves as the highest level governing body. It ensures the university serves the public interest and fulfills its mission and goals, holds fiduciary responsibility for the university, and appoints the President. 

Sr. Patricia McLaughlin, M.A. 

Herb Hansen, M.B.A. 

Cathryn Curia, C.P.C.U. 

Heather Klink, J.D. 

Anthony O’Brien, J.D. 

Ruthann Russo, Ph.D., DAc, J.D., MPH 


The officers are appointed by the MUIH Institutional Board of Trustees and serve as the executive leaders of the university. 

Sean Delaney, Treasurer 

Greg FitzGerald, Ph.D., Secretary 

Gregory Ochoa, Ed.D., Interim Provost and Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs 

Christina Sax, Ph.D., Interim President 

University Leadership Council

The University Leadership Council unites the leaders of departments or functional areas across the university from administrative and academic areas. This group is available to provide input or serve as a sounding board, as appropriate, for policies and actions 

Arjun Banjade, Ph.D., Director of Institutional Research  

Scott Briell, M.A., Vice President, Enrollment Management & Student Services  

Rob Brooks, M.A., Director of Career Services  

Suzanne Carmack, Ph.D., Department Chair, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda  

Meaghan Davidson, Ed.D., Associate Vice President of Student Life  

Sean Delaney, Vice President for Finance & Administration  

Deneb Falabella, D.O.M., Associate Provost of Assessment and Accreditation  

Greg FitzGerald, Ph.D., Chief of Staff, Vice President for Planning and External Affairs  

Caroll Galvin, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Advancement & University Communications  

Carissa Hernandez, M.L.I.S., Director of the Library  

Sharon Jennings‐Rojas, D.O.M., Department Chair, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine  

Michelle McNear, Ph.D., Director of the Natural Care Center  

Marybeth Missenda, M.S., Program Director, Integrative Health Studies  

Duston Morris, Ph.D., Department Chair, Health and Wellness Coaching  

Gregory Ochoa, Ed.D., Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs  

Caressa Olivo, M.A., Director of Academic Advising and Registrar Services  

Damali Olukayode-Health, M.S., Director of Career Center  

Elizabeth Owens, M.S., Director of Experiential Programs and Program Director of Applied Integrative Health and Health Management  

Susanna Price, Registrar   

Sara Rudman, M.S., Faculty Senate Chair 

Christina Sax, Ph.D., Interim President  

Peter Scanlan, M.B.A., Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management  

James Snow, D.C.N., Department Chair, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine  

Rebecca Teaff, Director of Marketing  

Doug Wannall, M.I.T.M., Director of Information Technology  

Mimi West, Ph.D., Director of Academic Success and Accessibility  

Claudia Joy Wingo, M.P.H., Department Chair, Health Promotion 

Other Committees

The university has established other committees or groups to provide input to the policies and actions of the university or address specific areas.  These groups include Academic Affairs Deans Council; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee; Faculty Senate; Institutional Assessment Committee; Institutional Review Board; Provost’s Council; Staff Delegation; Student Delegation; University Curriculum Committee.

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