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.
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.
Shelby Brown is the Chief Financial Officer for TN Voices. Shelby holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management both from Trevecca Nazarene University. She joined the organization in 2022 and is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. Prior to being employed with TN Voices, she had several years of both non-profit and for-profit financial and human resources experience. Most notably in her prior role as Director of Finance and Administration at AncoraTN (End Slavery Tennessee), she helped lead the acquisition, renovation, and opening of their Survivor Restoration Campus for victims of human trafficking. She strives to thoroughly and effectively manage TN Voices’ resources and find new and innovative ways to continue growth and allow for progressive service expansion. Outside of work, Shelby enjoys spending time with her family, running, cheering for the Dodgers and USC, and traveling.
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.
Monica Schmidt received her education at the University of Mississippi with a degree in Chemical Engineering. From there she received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2003 from Reformed Theological Seminary out of Jackson, MS. She’s worked for years in Mississippi in a Community Mental Health Agency, working with children and families within the juvenile justice system. In 2006, she met her now husband, and moved to TN. She worked at a local Mental Health Agency in Nashville for 15 years as Director of Intake and Therapy Services, developing and growing services to work with children, youth, and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. While working with that organization, she expanded therapy services to schools statewide and developed and integrated care program that embedded behavioral health services within physical health practices. In 2014, she was awarded the Susan B Hammonds-White Award for mental health counselors in TN to acknowledge pioneering efforts in the field of Mental Health Counseling. In 2022, Monica joined TN Voices as the Vice President of Programs and Outpatient Services with TN Voices.
Monica and her husband have been married since 2009 and have a 13-year-old daughter, who plays travel soccer and loves all animals. They’ve lived in Hendersonville, TN for the past 16 years and are members of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. Monica enjoys traveling, especially to Disney, reading, watching college football and spending time with family and friends.