Cynthia leads the clinical operations for our community mental health center family with pride and joy. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a background providing emergency crisis services as well as counseling for individuals, couples and families. She is passionate about suicide prevention and ensuring that clients with severe and persistent mental illness receive appropriate connections with providers to meet their needs. As an author and researcher, one of her prior works is referenced in the widely used Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal for suicide prevention. Cynthia holds a Masters and PhD in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a MBA in Health Administration from University of Colorado-Denver, and is trained in Dare to Lead ™.