Dr. Carmen Poston-Farmer Travis is the Programs Director. A self-care enthusiast transformed by her experience in CMBM training programs, she incorporated the CMBM model into the Montgomery College Student Health and Wellness Center for Success, established to support students’ physical and mental wellness. Dr. Carmen is certified in Mind-Body Medicine, and in her freetime facilitates Mind-Body Skills Groups and self-care workshops.
Dr. Carmen has over 29 years of experience in education and vocational administration, including K-12, vocational rehabilitation, and higher education. She dedicated nearly 20 years to Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at Montgomery College. She is highly experienced in program development, program implementation, and program management, along with strategic planning and budget and fiscal management. Dr. Carmen also founded Breathe.Live.Overcome.Win. LLC (B.L.O.W.) to share mind-body education, techniques, and tools with the global community. She also partners with faith-based organizations to reimagine health, wellness, and spiritual growth. Dr. Carmen is also an adjunct professor, and enjoys teaching and facilitating learning.
Dr. Carmen earned her Ed.D. from Drexel University in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in International and Global Education. She earned her dual Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University, and her BS in Business Administration from Alcorn State University. She has published and presented domestically and internationally, reaching global audiences, and recognized for award-winning dissertation research, Addressing Food Insecurity at a Community College with a Food Campaign: An Instrumental Case Study. Dr. Carmen serves on the Secretariat of the Society for Gender Professionals, Board of Directors for Montgomery County, MD Food Council, and Board of Director for the Pine Grove Association in Madison County, MS. Additionally, she served as one of the Society of Women Sociologist delegates for the 64th, 65th, and 66th sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations.