Our Team

We believe all who engage with us become a member of the Meraki community of change makers. Our one of a kind learning experiences and premier resources, and transformative consultation are provided by Institute Leaders, Expert Faculty, and Specialized Trainers.

Leadership Team

Okpara Rice, MSW

CEO

Tanager Place

Jennie Null LMFT, RPT-S

Learning & Development Mgr

Tanager Place

Tonya Hotchkin LMFT, RPT, CTRP-C

VP Clinical Services

Tanager Place

Expert Faculty

Maggie Hartzler LISW, CTRP-C

Director of Clinical Services

Tanager Place

Emma Harding, LMFT

School Based Program Manager

Tanager Place

Joella Gerber LISW, RPT

Outpatient Clinical Manager

Tanager Place

Andrew Beer Ph.D. LMFT, RPT-S

Outpatient Therapy

Ascent Therapy Group

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Ashley Deason, BA

Marion Jacobs, MS

Robin Hoffman, LMSW