Alison Arnold

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Alison Arnold Ed.D. Directs the Interdisciplinary Center for Community Health & Wellness at Central Michigan University, a five-college collaboration with community partners to provide programs, research, professional education and projects focused on health priorities. By creating awareness within communities, mobilizing health care professionals and educators, and giving them tools to productively and timely intervene, we can ensure that children, families and adults receive life-changing assistance. 


Dr. Arnold’s experience cuts across education, business, and philanthropy. With over 20 years in education administration, she has led community engagement initiatives, grants, and partnerships to support learning for P-12 and higher education institutions. She serves on the board for the Utopia Foundation which is dedicated to help create a world where communities thrive and every child goes to bed feeling nourished, loved, happy and hopeful about tomorrow. 


Dr. Arnold is a Master Trainer for the Michigan ACEs Initiative, Building Self-Healing Communities, providing training for teachers, allied health and medical professions, community health workers, parents, and others who support children and individuals experiencing trauma and adversity in their lives.