TN Voices Leadership Staff

Rikki Harris

Rikki Harris

Chief Executive Officer

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 Taylor

Brian Taylor

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Brian was named the CFO/COO for TN Voices in 2014 after serving as the Interim Executive Director that same year. Prior to filling the CFO/COO 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.


Sean McPherson, SPE-HSP

Chief Clinical Officer

Sean McPherson,  has joined TN Voices as the Chief Clinical Officer. He has 18 years of experience in the behavioral health field serving as a Case Manager, Therapist, Diagnostician and Administrator having worked in residential youth care, community mental health and prison mental health. Sean specializes in work with the severe and persistent mentally ill, program development, crisis management and innovative treatment approaches. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from David Lipscomb University, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Trevecca University and is currently licensed as Senior Psychological Examiner.



Willie M. Voss

Director of Contracts

Willie M. Voss II (Will) is the Director of Contracts 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.

Michelle Thomas

Chief Development Officer

Michelle has recently joined TN Voices as the Chief Development Officer.  She has almost ten years of development experience in the health related field and independent school sector in the Middle Tennessee area.  In this role she will help support the organization’s strategic plan by increasing funding and engaging new donors. Michelle received her B.S in Mass Communications from Middle Tennessee State University.

Michelle states that being a foster Mom definitely gives her a birds-eye perspective on the level of care needed in the state for mental health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her biological daughter and her foster children, traveling, and being an active member of her community. She currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, a position that is appointed by the Mayor of Murfreesboro