TVC Leadership Staff
Rikki Harris is the Chief Executive Officer for Tennessee Voices for Children. Rikki holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Master’s in Christian Education. In her previous role at TVC, Rikki served as the organization’s Director of Development and Marketing since 2011. Prior to her employment at TVC, 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 TVC 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 CFO/COO for Tennessee Voices for Children 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 TVC 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 TVC, 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.
Elizabeth H. Ball is the Clinical Director for Tennessee Voices for Children. She grew up in Morristown, Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville before moving to Texas as part of a national volunteer program working with adolescents. Elizabeth finished her undergraduate degree in Government and graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned her distinction as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. For the majority of her career, Elizabeth has worked with children and families in the mental health and juvenile justice fields. Elizabeth has expertise as a Case manager, Therapist, Juvenile Probation Officer, Director of Children’s Outpatient Clinic, Treatment and Case Management Director, and Quality Assurance Administrator. She also has worked with systems of care communities and programs for 20+ years and in multiple capacities. In 2014, she returned to Tennessee to serve as the Clinical Director and subsequently the Project Director for an Early Childhood Mental Health system of care grant within middle Tennessee. Her background also includes roles in contract management, service standards, program development, clinical supervision, volunteer administration, grants management, and strategic planning. Elizabeth serves on the Board of the Association of Infant Mental Health in Middle Tennessee, and the advisory board of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee.