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Alexander Blount, EdD



Alexander Blount, EdD is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Major Area of Study in Behavioral Health Integration and Population Health at Antioch University New England. He is also Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he founded the Center for Integrated Primary Care. Of his over 40-year career, he spent about half at UMass Medical School where he trained Family Medicine residents and many behavioral health clinicians in the skills and attitudes required for integrated primary care. He is a member of the National Integration Academy Council ( His books include Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration, published by W. W. Norton.

Tonya Cook, PharmD




Dr. Tonya Cook is the pharmacy faculty member of the St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency program in Grand Junction, CO. She completed her decorate of pharmacy at the University of New Mexico in 2005 and then completed a residency in Ambulatory Care at the Asheville VA in North Caroline. Dr. Cook’s areas of interest include collaborative care, teaching, mental health, and pain management. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading and traveling.


Lesley Manson, PsyD






Dr. Lesley Manson, Psy.D. has spent over a decade providing direct service. Her dedication to behavioral health and integrated care models led her to directing behavioral health programs, providing continuing education to healthcare providers, and developing workshops and trainings for behavioral health and primary care providers to be successful and integral members of healthcare teams. Her specialty is within the area of building fiscally sustainable integrated health care with identifiable return on investment and cost savings. She has advanced experience in continuous quality improvement, behavior change, and standardization and outcome measurement for behavioral health programs integrated into primary care. Dr. Manson has spearheaded multidisciplinary teams for primary care process improvement and population specific quality improvement and standardization, which has led to improved healthcare outcomes, enhanced quality assurance, increased compliance and patient engagement, and reduced healthcare costs. She was an integral member of teams for the development of electronic medical health records with integrated shared behavioral health focusing on standardization, best practices, and evidence based techniques. Her history as a health care executive has led her to voluminous national presentations on integration with both clinical and management focus and providing consultation and training for primary care and medical/behavioral organizations in developing and auditing for integrated care quality and fiscal sustainability. She develops train-the-trainer and additional educational programming for numerous contracted agencies such as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and various federal and independent medical associations and organizations. Historically, she has been an active member of her local and national professional primary care and behavioral health organizations, serving on numerous boards, receiving recognitions, and was former president of the North Coast Association of Mental Health Professionals in CA and has co-chaired the PCBH and Pediatric special interest groups for the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. She was honored with certificate training from Johnson and Johnson UCLA Health Care Executive Program. She is also a master trainer for the Institute for Health Care Communication and conducts workshops in the area of clinician-patient interaction, team based care, and communication to meet healthcare’s triple/quadruple aim. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair of Integrated Initiatives at Arizona State University Doctor of Behavioral Health Program. Further she provides consultation related to building and training for fiscally sustainable Integrated Care Behavioral Health programs. She has numerous publications on integration and is a co-author of "Integrating Behavioral Health into the Medical Home.”


Jeffrey Ring, PhD



Jeffrey Ring, Ph.D. is a bilingual Spanish-speaking health psychologist and Principal at Health Management Associates with a focus on fostering seamless integrated health care. For nineteen years, he served as Director of Behavioral Sciences and Cultural Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, and he holds a Clinical Professorship in Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. His work has focused on culturally responsive and respectful care and he is the first author of the book Curriculum for Culturally Responsive Care: The Step-by-Step Guide for Cultural Competency Training. As a healthcare consultant, Dr. Ring works with clients to optimize the delivery of outstanding integrated services to patients. He currently serves as a practice coach for integrating medical practitioners into behavioral health clinics and behavioral health/nurse care manager/care coordinator teams into primary care clinics serving vulnerable, underserved and complex patients. He works with teams with an eye to enlightened leadership and team functioning, optimal workflows, data documentation and treat-to-target approaches to coordinated care, cost savings as well as attention to both the patient and practitioner experience of care.







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CFHA is a member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making integrated behavioral and physical health the standard of care nationally. CFHA achieves this by organizing the integrated care community, providing expert technical assistance and producing educational content.