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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, Ed.D.

Director of Trauma Center

Larry is the co-founder and director of our trauma center, which has responded to... click to read bio.

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.
Julia Bruss Campion

Julia Bruss Campion, LCSW, Ed.M.

Senior Manager of Trauma Informed Care

Julia is a clinical social worker with 10 years of experience in direct service... click to read bio.
Angelique Conto

Angelique Conto, LMHC

Senior Trauma Responder

Angelique Conto, LMHC is a Senior Trauma Responder for MindWise. For over a decade,... click to read bio.

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, LCSW

Program Director, Suicide Education

Meghan is a social worker with more than 15 years of experience in direct... click to read bio.

Jennifer Erickson

Director of Marketing & Communications

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

Jordan Fox-Kemper, LICSW

Behavioral Health Consultant

Jordan Fox-Kemper (she/her) is a clinical social worker and Behavioral Health Consultant. Her areas... click to read bio.

Sarah Gaer, MA

Suicide Prevention Specialist

Sarah Gaer began working in human services in 1998 and has experience in substance... click to read bio.

Norm Gorin, MBA

Vice President of Development

An experienced executive in the corporate sector, Norm now focuses on making vital connections... 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

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, LMHC

Operations Manager

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

Kara Kaufman, LCSW

Behavioral Health Consultant

Kara works with MindWise as a Behavioral Health Consultant, offering educational experiences to organizations... click to read bio.

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.

Kristen Kohlmeyer, LICSW

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

Erin Lerch

Salesforce Administrator

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

Vice President

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

Director of Project 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, LMHC

Program Coordinator

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

Nicole Scherr

Marketing Communications Specialist

With a background in both IT and marketing, Nicole supports the Marketing team by... click to read bio.
Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon

Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon

Suicide Prevention Specialist

Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon is the suicide prevention specialist at the Riverside Trauma Center. Stephanie’s... click to read bio.
Lia Simonds

Lia Simonds, LCSW, MEd, RYT

Behavioral Health Consultant

Lia is a licensed clinical social worker with a background in community mental health, yoga... click to read bio.
Neema St. Louis

Neema St Louis

SOS Signs of Suicide Program Coordinator

Neema manages the coordination of program activities and provides administrative support to SOS Signs... 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.

Client Success Manager

David maintains existing client relationships and supports school districts, universities, community organizations and workplaces... 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.