Rikki Harris is the Chief Executive Officer for TN Voices. Rikki holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Master’s in Christian Education. In her previous role, Rikki served as the organization’s Director of Development and Marketing since 2011. Prior to her employment at TN Voices, she had six years of experience in management as the Director of Children’s Mental Health Services in Fort Worth, Texas. There she served as community leader, advocate, and network partner with other child serving agencies. Rikki also worked as a consultant for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice entities in Texas where she wrote curriculums for staff training and wrote grant applications for funding. She has experience in supervising grant funded programs as well as research.
Upon her move to Nashville, Rikki taught Child and Adolescent Development in the Department of Psychology at Welch College while serving her previous employer and other Texas agencies as a consultant on children’s mental healthcare.
Her background in the field provides a solid foundation to lead TN Voices in today’s fast-changing healthcare environment. When not working, Rikki enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an active member of Alpha Chi Honor Society, CABLE, and Nashville Chamber of Commerce.
Brian was named the Vice President for TN Voices in 2014 after serving as the Interim Executive Director that same year. Prior to filling the Vice President role, Brian was the Assistant Director of Operations, a post he has held since 2006. In that capacity he oversaw Information Technology, personnel and benefits administration. Also part of that role included management of the Finance Department including organizational and program budget development, compliance, and audits. Brian joined TN Voices in 2002 and was promoted to the Information Technology Coordinator in 2003. In that role he introduced new initiatives to advance program training for children’s mental health professionals and directed website development. Prior to joining TN Voices, Brian was the MIS Associate with Beacon Federal, a financial institution based in Syracuse, New York where he was part of the software conversion team and involved with administering cash transaction services, audits/compliance, trainings, and systems support. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Lemoyne College in 1999.
Willie M. Voss II (Will) is the Chief Operations Officer for TN Voices. Will holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University, and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BA in Psychology. He has served in various roles at TN Voices since he joined the organization in 2015, providing program management, and technical assistance to our Healthy Transitions’ collaborators and community stakeholders working to build a young adult movement in Tennessee. Prior to working on the Healthy Transitions Grant, he served TN Voices well as the Youth M.O.V.E Support Specialist with the System of Care Expansion Grant. In this role he has had experience in care coordination, social marketing, and the development and facilitation of youth councils, as well as experience coordinating efforts with Youth M.O.V.E National. In efforts to support the organizations’ strategic plan to expand programming in the East and West TN Regions, Will assists in actively securing funding and contracts to support our commitment of providing families with access to services/support statewide.
Will strives to introduce new initiatives and innovative programming to expand TN Voices wide array of services. His charisma, drive, and passion to lead by example both personally and professionally is a true testament of the importance he sees in continuing to be a voice of hope for families who do not feel heard. A native of West Tennessee, Will enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, and Memphis BBQ.
Mark McFerran has recently joined TN Voices as the Chief Development Officer. Mark has enjoyed a long career in being a mouthpiece for good causes, all non-profits with a mission that he believes in deeply. Brentwood Academy brought him to Nashville 26 years ago with his wife and their two young children, to be their fundraiser for the school, followed by a time at Lipscomb University doing similar fundraising work and expanding the message of the university into the greater community. Prior to TN Voices, he was raising support at AGAPE Nashville.
Mark's vision at TN Voices is to continue to provide a wide range of mental health services, from in-school support for teachers to better identify kids in need, PreK to 12th grade students, after school care and programs to give students the extra help they need, help children and parents identify and get the help they need, care for victims of crime, family counseling, individual therapy, early childhood centers, residential 24/7 care, and more. His goal is to seek to raise support among TN residents, corporations, and small businesses for all aspects of the good work we get to do on behalf of Tennesseans.
TN Voices serves all 95 counties, and Mark believes, "together we will enhance our vision of building hope for all generations, and enhance our mission of being the collaborative leader guiding mental health transformation here in our wonderful, growing state of Tennessee."