​​The BACGroup

Dr. Benjamin is a health equity strategist and well known as a skilled strategic convener and facilitator. He is a population health practitioner with over 17 years of public health experience. Dr. Benjamin is aAETC-National Multicultural Center certified cultural competency trainer. Since 2015, he has been distinguished by the American Psychological Association as a Health Equity Ambassador.  As a health equity strategist, Dr. Benjamin identifies as a community health worker and he is a member of  the Health Disparities, Education, Awareness Research & Training (HDEART) Health Equity Scholars & Alumni Network. Lastly, Dr. Benjamin is a national advisory board member of CDC's funded HealthLink, an alumnus of Loyola University (New Orleans) and is a Doctor of Health Science graduate of Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Health Sciences.

Ked Dixon, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Work, Gender Issues, Ethics and Trauma  Expert

  Consultant, The BACH Group

Next BACH Workshops Register Today!

     Jenni Dickherber, MPH, MSW
  Program Evaluation, Strategic Planner &

Public Health Practitioner

  Consultant, The BACH Group

Founders and Principals

The BACH Group, LLC is a social, population, and community capacity support practice dedicated to providing consultative and capacity building services that support improvements in behavioral, community, and population health. BACH is driven by a desire to reduce and support an elimination of disease burden, while increasing self efficacy, wellness, and the well-being of vulnerable people and populations.  

BACH's mission is to improve behavioral and population health efforts, by fostering awareness and/or skill development through interventions, best practices, or policies at the individual or community level.​​​

About Us

Of and From the Community!

Population Health Lead

     Valerie Spencer, MSW
  Community Engagement  &

Health Disparities Expert

  Consultant, The BACH Group

The BACH Group believes there are many factors affecting health in communities. Many of these factors are tied to  a population's environment and their community resources. 

The BACH Group also believes that systematic and institutionalize racism, history, employment, livelihood, and educational attainment are additional  factors that must be examined and dealt with to more effectively change a population's health, within a community.  

     Dr. Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC
  Mental & 
Behavioral Health Practitioner 

  Consultant, The BACH Group

Trauma Lead

Michael  Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - psychotherapist, and is faculty at Southern University at New Orleans Millie M. Charles School of Social Work.  He has been a social services and public health practitioner for 20 years - providing services in a variety of capacities including substance abuse counseling, youth programs, behavioral and community interventions, infectious disease prevention/care,  workshop/facilitation development, community mobilization and grant writing.

Mr. Robinson is a sought-after motivational speaker, life-coach and highly skilled facilitator/trainer.​​ He is also the CEO and primary psychotherapist atBACH Therapeutic Counseling Services and is the Vice-President of the New Orleans Association of Black Social Workers.

     Dr. Tridai Taylor, Ph.D.

   Adult Learning Expert

  Consultant, The BACH Group

    Dr. Chavez Phelps, Ph.D.
  Licensed Psychologist;

School Crisis/Trauma - PREPaRE & Motivational Interviewing Expert

Consultant, The BACH Group

Michael Louis Robinson,
​co-Founder & Principal 



Community Health
Behavioral Health

"Empowering People & Community to Improve Lives - Wellness and Well-being"

  Getty Israel, MPH
  Public Health Practitioner; 

  author of When Poor Was Healthy​ & 

  Lifestyle Medicine Expert

  Consultant, The BACH Group

Dr. Earl Nupsius Benjamin,
​co-Founder & Principal



     Anthony Fox, MS, LGPC

     (Ph.D. candidate)
    Public & Mental 
Health Practitioner 

      Consultant, The BACH Group

Contact Us


   Dr. Eric Griggs, M.D.

Community Medicine Expert

  Consultant, The BACH Group

Gender Minority Lead

The BACH Group believes that biological, psychological, and environmental factors can make people vulnerable to potential mental and/or behavioral health problems.

The BACH Group further believes relationships, community, and society must be collectively taken into consideration when addressing the factors influencing people and communities' behavioral health.