Executive Board

Carroy U. "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.
President
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Cuf earned his PhD in Psychology from Boston College and made history in 2006 as the first African American and first person of color to be President of AHP since its founding. He is a tenured Professor and Past Dean, of the College of Public and Community Service at University of Massachusetts-Boston, and currently serves as the college’s first Human Service Internship Coordinator. Additionally he is a co-founder of two visionary organizations (Interculture, Inc. and Association in Human Understanding), is co-founder of Massachusetts’ historic Commonwealth Diversity Fellows Program, has been a clinical practitioner for over thirty-five years; is a human relations, multicultural, and organizational development consultant and workshop facilitator; is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology; and is a published author of books, articles, and other writings (e.g., A New Perspective on Race and Color; Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective; and Innovative Approaches to Education and Community Service). His newest book, scheduled to be released in July 2014 is entitled Evolving The Human Race Game. In his free time, Cuf enjoys dancing, biking, skating, movies, kayaking, sports (particularly basketball & football), traveling, and other eclectic activities.

 

M. A. Bjarkman
Treasurer
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Board Members

Stan Charnofsky, Ph.D.
Board Member
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Stan is a Professor of Educational Psychology & Counseling at California State University Northridge. He is past President of AHP and has been a board member for 20 years. In addition to his work with AHP, Stan is the author of When Women Leave Men: How Men Feel, How Men Heal; Therapy With Couples: A Humanistic Approach; and The Deceived Society; Stan is also the author of two published novels entitled Enemies and Ruthless. In his free time, Stan enjoys playing tennis, playing scrabble, and attending the theatre regularly.



Leland "Chip" Baggett, M.A.
Board Member
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Leland “Chip” Baggett, M.A. LPC received an M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from the University of West Georgia in 1977. He has been an active member on the Board of AHP since 1991, having served as president (2001-2002) and later as co-president (2009 - 2011). He is also past president of the North Carolina Mental Health Counselors Association. Chip has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for over thirty years in Asheville, North Carolina, where he integrates humanistic, existential, and archetypal elements into a mindfulness based approach to therapy. He has developed a unique approach to couples work which is presented in his book, “Waking Up Together: An Interactive Practice For Couples”. In 1988 he published a book of poetry, “So Where’s The Dawn”, which depicts the journey of emotional healing after the loss of a relationship. He and his partner, Natalie, love to ground their spiritual journey by tending to their home and property in the country just outside of Asheville, tending to its gardens and communing with the land and wildlife.

 

Michael G. Laurent, Ph.D.
Board Member
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Michael G. Laurent, Ph.D. is the Chair for the Department of Marital & Family Therapy at California State University, Dominguez Hills, located in Carson, California. He has had extensive teaching, coordinating and supervision experiences at the University of Southern California, Cal State University Northridge and Phillips Graduate University. He is both licensed as a psychologist and Marital & Family Therapist in California. He started with AHP in 2015. But has been an active participant in APA, AAMFT, CAMFT, California Black Faculty & Staff, the Association of Black Psychologists and the United Red Cross for almost 30 years. His research areas include Gender Issues in Counseling, African American Men's Mental & Physical Health, and the Study to Defeat Against All Models of Physical and Psychological Oppression. He is known for creating empowering support/therapy groups for Black men of different ages and his mentors and big influences in Humanistic Psychology include Leo Buscaglia (The Love/Hug Doctor)and Joe White (The Father of Black Psychology).

 

Bruce Southers, SCPM, M.B.A., B.A. .
Board Member
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Bruce Southers, SCPM, M.B.A., B.A. (Psychology), is a former drug/alcohol counselor now working in the financial services industry. He has experience leading and working with non-profit organizations and now volunteers with Mended Little Hearts and Donate Life. Bruce has had a lifelong interest in Humanistic Psychology and lives in Kentucky with his wife and two children.

 

Support Personnel

Angela Bonilla

Membership Coordinator

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Angela Bonilla graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CSULA and is a member of Psi Chi - The International Honor Society in Psychology. She is currently enrolled in graduate studies and serves as AHP Membership Coordinator. Please contact Angela for any issues related to joining AHP, renewing your membership, or any issues relating to your member benefits.

 

Joshua Cuéllar
Web Developer and Internet Marketer
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Joshua Cuellar graduated honors with a B.S. in IT/Software Engineering from the University of Phoenix where he studied with classmates and professors from IBM, JPL, USC Medical, Orange County Health Department, international consultants, and federal government employees. He is currently completing his M.S. in Cyber and Information Security at Capitol Technology University, one of the first two schools in the U.S. to hold all certifications under NSA's Academic Center of Excellence program. As life would have it, Josh prefers nature and humanism to spying on people and is responsible for any errors encountered on this website.

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