MEET OUR PRESIDENT
Professor Akindotun Merino is a strategic leader who clearly articulates the remarkable transformation of human experiences through the application of mental health, education and leadership concepts. She is a solutionist who inspires people to restore fractured structures into sustainable legacies. She speaks to audiences across the globe.
She is a keen synthesizer and communicator with the ability to synthesize complex ideas and information to deduce foundational insights that will positively shift you or your organization.
Dr. Merino began her profession in Higher Education in several colleges and Universities in California including San Bernardino Valley College, Ashford University, University of the Rockies and Argosy University. She has served as lecturer, Assistant Prof, Director of Clinical Training, Department Chair, Professor, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Campus President.
She has taught a plethora of course in education, psychology, research and organization leadership. Professor Merino has served as a 'Train the Trainer' facilitator. She is a Program evaluator and curriculum designer. She’s teaches students in Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate programs. She will challenge you to excellence.
Outside of academia, Dr. Merino serves as a Mental Health Commissioner in California. She’s worked in executive management positions in corporate America and oversaw several organizations. She is a Family Psychologist and Coach. Dr. Merino is the President of Jars Group of organizations. She has authored several books. Akindotun and her husband live in California with their children.
"I look forward to teaching a few courses in this program! I'm also excited by the caliber of instructors we have put together! They are champions in the Trauma-Informed field! You will be challenged and changed along the way.