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  • Meet the Team

    Our team of experts is built on decades of experience, empathy, and professionalism.

Rebecca Ames

Rebecca Ames, LICSW

Senior Clinical Manager

Rebecca has been with MindWise’s parent company, Riverside Community Care, since 2008, working with... click to read bio.
Larry Berkowitz

Larry Berkowitz, Ed.D.

Director of Trauma Center

Larry Berkowitz, Ed.D. is Co-Founder and Director of Riverside Trauma Center. He has provided... click to read bio.
Becky Blackler

Becky Blackler

Director of Growth

Becky Blackler is a Senior Growth Executive with over 20 years of experience in... click to read bio.
Michael Bonadio Jr

Michael Bonadio Jr, LMFT

Behavioral Health Consultant

Michael Bonadio Jr, LMFT works as a Behavioral Health Consultant, leading Behavioral Health trainings... click to read bio.
Zenalyía Buchanan

Zenalyía Buchanan

Training and Events Specialist

Zenalyía serves as the Training and Events Specialist for MindWise Innovations; collaborating with the... click to read bio.
Briana Callahan

Briana Callahan

Behavioral Health Consultant

Briana is a licensed mental health counselor who has worked in various clinical and... click to read bio.
Julia Bruss Campion

Julia Campion, LICSW, Ed.M.

Senior Manager of Trauma Informed Care

Julia Campion is a clinical social worker with 10 years of experience in direct... click to read bio.
Breelynn Chipka

Breelynn Chipka

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Breelynn Chipka is a marketing communications specialist with more than 10 years of experience... click to read bio.
Lisa Desai

Lisa K. Desai, Psy.D.

Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Dr. Desai has over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience across delivery systems... click to read bio.
Meghan Diamon

Meghan Diamon, LCSW

Program Director, Suicide Education

Meghan is a social worker with over 15 years of direct service and program... click to read bio.

Jennifer Erickson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Jennifer is the Director of Marketing and Communications for MindWise Innovations. With over 15... click to read bio.
Jordan Fox-Kemper

Jordan Fox-Kemper, LICSW

Senior Manager of Trauma Response

Jordan Fox-Kemper (she/her) is a clinical social worker and MindWise's Senior Manager of Trauma... click to read bio.
Nicole Gagne

Nicole Gagne

Behavioral Health Consultant

Nicole Gagne is an experienced clinician and administrator with more than 30 years of... click to read bio.
Liz Georgakopoulos, MDiv

Liz Georgakopoulos, MDiv

Senior Trauma Center Responder

Liz has spent 17 years working as a program director for a Positive Youth... click to read bio.
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Nick Hanzel-Snider, MPA

Marketing Manager

Nick writes extensively for MindWise and is deeply involved in telling the story of... click to read bio.

Michelle Hart

Manager of Growth, Education and State/Local Solutions

As our Manager of Growth, Michelle guides educational institutions and government organizations on their... click to read bio.
Jenny Huynh

Jenny Huynh, LMHC

Operations Manager

Since 2004, Jenny has been providing individual and family therapy services in various outreach... click to read bio.
Meritt Kelsey

Meritt Kelsey, LICSW

Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives

Meritt is a clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in direct... click to read bio.

Bryan Kohl

Executive Director

Bryan is our Executive Director, leading MindWise Innovations. After more than 20 years with... click to read bio.
Erin Lerch

Erin Lerch

Senior Customer Success Specialist – Business Systems and Analytics

Erin maintains MindWise’s database and coordinates tech improvements in both existing and new platforms.... click to read bio.

Lisa Maccario

Behavioral Health Consultant

Lisa Maccario, M Ed in Mental Health has more than 25 years’ experience in... click to read bio.
Jen Matoney

Jen Matoney

Behavioral Health Consultant

Jen Matoney has a mental health and suicide prevention training background and has led... click to read bio.
Jim McCauley

James McCauley, LICSW

Assistant Program Director

Jim is the co-founder and Associate Director of MindWise's Trauma Center. He has been... click to read bio.
Marjie McDaniel

Marjie McDaniel

Vice President

Marjie oversees our day-to-day operations, ensuring that we continue to provide the highest quality... click to read bio.
Kara Neymeyr

Kara Neymeyr, MPA

Director of Portfolio Management

Kara is responsible for developing and standardizing project and change management tools, processes, and best... click to read bio.

Alexandra Pradas

Behavioral Health Consultant

Alexandra Pradas, LICSW has more than ten years of experience working with youth, adults,... click to read bio.
Waheeda Saif

Waheeda Saif, LMHC

Program Coordinator

Waheeda has worked with adolescents and adults for over 10 years, providing therapy to... click to read bio.
Nicole Scherr

Nicole Scherr

Senior Marketing Communications Specialist

With a background in both IT and marketing, Nicole supports the Marketing team by... click to read bio.
Sue Schmitz, LMHC, ATR

Sue Schmitz, LMHC, ATR

Behavioral Health Consultant

Sue is a licensed mental health counselor and registered art therapist with over 10... click to read bio.

Tamiya Suell

Administrative Assistant

Tamiya serves as the Administrative Assistant for MindWise’s Trauma Center. As a graduate of Pine... click to read bio.
David Veira, M.Ed.

David Veira, M.Ed.

Higher Education Solutions Specialist

David first joined MindWise Innovations as the screening program manager in 2018 after a... click to read bio.

Elizabeth Whitney, MSW, LICSW

Behavioral Health Consultant

Elizabeth Whitney, MSW, LICSW has over 30 years of experience in direct practice, supervision,... click to read bio.

Meet our Advisory Council

This group of experts brings a broad range of experience to MindWise’s mission of reaching more with best-in-class, evidence-based programs that shape the future of behavioral healthcare.