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Executive Staff

Nigel Long, M.B.A.

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Nigel currently serves as Vice President of Enrollment Management providing leadership and oversight for the enrollment management department, which includes the management of the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid. 

Nigel joins MUIH as an experienced leader with a wealth of experience of over 10 years in various areas of enrollment management and student affairs at both public and private institutions. In previous roles Nigel has created, implemented, and managed integrated recruiting and admission strategies and evaluated the effectiveness and efficiency of Enrollment Services Functions, Testing and Assessment, New Student Experience/Mentor Programs and Call Center operations. He has been successful with increasing student retention by implementing initiatives that support student persistence and graduation completion and as a leader within student affairs, Nigel has created, implemented and supported programs designed to celebrate and promote diversity and inclusion as well as student safety and success.


Tita Gray, Ed.D., M.B.A., CC

Associate Vice President of Student and Alumni Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer



Lesly Elvard, M.S.

Director, Information Technology



James Snow, M.A., RH(AHG)

Dean, Academic Affairs

James Snow is the Dean of Academic Affairs at Maryland University of Integrative Health. He has more than 25 years of experience merging modern scientific perspectives with traditional explanatory models of healing. Read more

Kathy Warner

Kathy Warner, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Department Chair, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine

Kathy Warner brings to her position a rich background in higher education leadership, research, and administration as well as comprehensive experience in online learning, program design, curriculum delivery and teaching. Her academic and research areas of focus have been in the sciences. Read more


Diane Finlayson, M.A., C-IAYT, ERYT-500

Department Chair, Yoga Therapy

Diane Finlayson brings to her position deep institutional history in the field of yoga therapy as well as experience in curriculum development, program design, and teaching. Her master’s thesis was on the practice of Ayurveda in America. Prior to joining MUIH, Finlayson was the owner of yama studio (Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation Arts) where she trained over 400 yoga therapists, therapeutic yoga teachers, ayurvedic wellness coaches, and meditation facilitators between 2000 and 2015.  Read more


Rebecca Pille, Ph.D., M.S., CHWC, CWP

Department Chair, Health and Wellness Coaching

Dr. Pille is the Department Chair for MUIH's Health and Wellness Coaching (HWC) programs. She advocates for the health and wellness coaching field and directs all activities related to MUIH’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program and Master of Arts degree in HWC. Dr. Pille is also faculty for the HWC and the Health Promotion Master of Science degree. Read more


Claudia Joy Wingo, M.P.H., PGDipTropMed, B.S.N., RN, DMH, MNHAA, CN 

Department Chair, Health Promotion

Claudia Joy Wingo is Department Chair, Health Promotion, practicing Clinical Herbalist, RN, Certified Naturalist and Public Health Educator. She completed a Master in Public Health in 2012 at James Cook University, Australia and was a senior lecturer in Advanced Herbalism and Nutrition at Australasian College for Natural Therapies in Sydney. She is currently Head of Education on the Executive Board of the National Herbalist Association of Australia. Read more


Melissa Cahill, SHRM-CP, PHR

Director, Human Enrichment

Melissa is the Director of Human Enrichment at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has more than 19 years of experience working in human resources. She brings experience in Human Resources in Higher Education related to recruiting and orienting new employees, serving on the Diversity Committee to implement recruitment strategies and training, leading employees benefits, developing and implementing employee wellness initiatives, and providing consultations for employee relations.

Melissa holds a M.S. in Human Resource Management from University of Maryland, University College and a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Towson University. She has earned the credentials of SHRM-CP from the Society for Human Resource Management and PHR from Human Resources Certification Institute.


Michelle McNear, Ph.D.

Director, Natural Care Center 

Dr. Michelle McNear has over 20 years’ experience in the field of public health and wellness. She holds a MS in Exercise Physiology along with a MS in Public Health and a PhD in Public Health. Dr. McNear is currently the Clinic Director at the Natural Care Center, where she manages clinical operations, marketing, and securing grant funding for future patients. Her career has focused on health care administration, clinical research, strategic planning and quality improvement initiatives. Many of her responsibilities have included design and delivery of community-based health education programs. In addition to her role as clinical director, she is currently adjunct faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health.