Advisory Board

“When I hear deputies say the mental health provider is a ‘godsend,’ or they came in and were able to extend the capabilities of the response, that means something to me.”

- Gallatin County (MT) Sheriff Dan Springer

The CIT ASSIST National Advisory Board is comprised of CIT Subject Matter Experts and practitioners from across the nation. The Board will guide and inform several aspects of this National Training Program to be included in the program eGuide.

Advisory Board Members

Major Sam Cochran

Retired Major and Founder of the Memphis CIT Model

Amy Watson, PhD

Professor at The University of Illinois at Chicago

Carole Ballard


Habsi Kaba

CIT Miami-Dade and Police Mental Health Collaboration