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.
Pragati Singh is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives for Tennessee Voices for Children. Pragati has recently returned to Nashville, her hometown, to support the mental health community in our state after many years in D.C. and several prior in St. Louis. In D.C., she served as Director of Operations & Planning, Strategic Business & Planning Group at the American Psychological Association and administrator for Georgetown University Hospital’s Department of Medicine. Her background also includes roles in consulting, grants management, and research coordination at health-related organizations. Since her return to Nashville, Pragati has served interim positions for The Healing Trust, Global Surgical Consortium and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Pragati is known for strategic thinking, advocating cross-collaboration, and relationship building. She is also honored to serve as a board member for the Nashville Adult Literacy Council and Association of Infant Mental Health in Middle Tennessee, and is a member of other professional/community working groups. Pragati received her Bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Grateful for expression in art and vastness of all things astronomy-related, Pragati can also be found supporting the arts community and discovering the stars at Dyer Observatory.