Are you experiencing distress or concerned about an MUIH student? We can help. Please visit Student Support and Advocacy/CARE team.


Balancing life and school can be difficult. The Office of Student Support was created to help you navigate a wide variety of life’s challenges. We help students create plans to confront difficulties while providing support and resources to keep you safe and successful. 

The CARE team is a function of the Office of Student Support and was established to support students, faculty, and staff experiencing difficulties. If you’re facing challenges or know someone who is, we encourage you to submit at CARE report to connect with our friendly and compassionate team. Together we can help you get through difficult times and get back on track.


The mission of the MUIH CARE Team is to promote safety and well-being through a collaborative, coordinated, proactive, and multidisciplinary approach. The CARE Team identifies students, faculty, or staff whose behavioral patterns have raised concern about their well-being; centralizes communication to gain a more complete understanding of the person and situation; and develops a collaborative outreach plan with campus and community resources to address and mitigate identified risks.


Getting Help

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Who’s On The CARE Team

Membership is based on the position, not the individual. The Team may also consult with other professionals as needed such as a faculty member who has a concern about a student and/or a manager who has information concerning an employee.

As needed based on the situation: Faculty representative, Academic Advisor, Title IX Coordinator, Chief Diversity Officer, Disability Services and Accessibility, Howard County Police.

Michelle Coleman

Dean of Student Affairs (chair)

With more than 20 years of leadership experience within student affairs, Michelle Coleman has dedicated her professional career to developing the whole student and enhancing the student experience through purposeful growth-oriented dialogue, student-centric collaboration, and servant leadership.

As the Dean of Students and Director of Student Affairs at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), Michelle has led a significant expansion and enhancement of student support services. Her greatest professional joy comes from providing direct student outreach, support, and advocacy, and she is dedicated to creating a safe space for all students, including students of color, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities, and military-affiliated students. Prior to her current role, Michelle served as the Director of Student Support and Advocacy at MUIH, the Associate Director of Community Engagement at George Mason University, Assistant Director of Residence Life and adjunct faculty at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and Resident Director at the University of Washington Seattle.


  • Masters in Education – Community Counseling, Kent State University
  • Bachelors in General Studies – Pre-Medicine, Psychology, and Sociology, Kent State University

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Kim Davis

Associate Director Human Enrichment

As the Associate Director of Human Enrichment at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), Kim handles recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, benefits and wellness for staff and ranked faculty.

In 2016, she created and is chair of MUIH’s Wellness Committee. Additionally, she is a Teaching Assistant in the Health Promotion program and a Certified Health and Education Specialist (CHES). Outside of MUIH, her passion continues in health and wellness teaching group fitness classes through various organizations.


  • Masters in Health Promotion – Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • M.B.A. in Human Resource Management – Trident University International
  • Bachelors in Business Administration – University of Maryland Global Campus (previously UMUC)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Rae Makonnen

Director of Counseling and Wellness

Army veteran Raejon (Rae) Makonnen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a foundation in the rehabilitation disciplines and more than 20 years of experience as a versatile leader, change agent, and compassionate clinician skilled in facilitating the wholistic therapeutic process for client centered recovery.

As the Director of Counseling and Wellness for MUIH, Rae is responsible for the provision of services in the form of assessments and screenings, short-term counseling, special interest groups/workshops, crisis intervention, and linkage to university departments, local, state, and federal agencies.


  • Doctor of Behavioral Health; Freed-Hardeman University-In Progress
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling; University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology; University of Maryland Eastern Shore


  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; Maryland -LC7426
  • Civil Rights Investigator (Certification)
  • Tele-behavioral Health (Certification)
  • Warrior Centric Health (Certified)
  • Serving Our Veterans Behavioral Health (Certificate)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Schedule Student Support & CARE Team Appointments

Schedule a phone or video conference appointment with the Director for Student Success and Accessibility.

Contact Form

For general inquiries, please email us and the Dean of Student Affairs or a member of the CARE team will respond within two business days. Please note that we do not provide crisis services – in case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. For resources available 24/7, please check our ULifeline site.

An MUIH education is not just for living, but for life.