Dr. Martin Cooper, the founder and medical director of CMHS has been practicing long term care psychiatry since 1985, when he completed his fellowship in consultation psychiatry at UCONN. A graduate of Yale university and the UCONN school of medicine, he became board certified in geriatric psychiatry in 1995 and formed CMHS in 1997. He has been the medical director of the Geri-psych inpatient hospital at Hebrew Healthcare since its inception in 2005. He has been a mentor to and helped to train many psychiatrists and APRNs. In 2009 he was honored to receive the Clinician of the Year Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.