TVC Leadership Staff

Rikki Harris

Chief Executive Officer

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 Taylor


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.

Anna Claire Lowder

Clinical Director

Anna Claire Lowder is the Clinical Director for Tennessee Voices for Children. Prior to this role, Anna Claire has held various roles in the agency since 2013 including Program Manager for the Youth Screen and Youth M.O.V.E. programs and Youth and Family Therapist in the Family Connections program. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Belmont University and Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Tennessee. She has a passion for mentoring student and newly graduated therapists to develop their clinical and professional skills. When not at TVC, she is active with the Junior League of Nashville, Nashville Junior Chamber, and the Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga and cooking.

Kathy Rogers

Family Support Services Director

Kathy Rogers is currently the Family Support Services Director . Prior to assuming this role, Kathy was the Director of Programs and has also worked as the Program Manager for SFSN/Family Connection as well as the Mule Town Family Network in Columbia, TN. Before coming to work for TVC in 2008, Kathy held the position of Director of Child Welfare Services for a non-profit agency, where she worked on program development in trauma focused services, adoption, relative care giving and training programs. Kathy has over thirty years experience managing and leading services for children with mental health challenges.  She has worked in both the non-profit and governmental sectors in a variety of leadership roles. Kathy received her formal education at Middle Tennessee State University obtaining a B.S. in Psychology/Business and also Tulane University obtaining a Masters in Social Work. Kathy enjoys gardening, horses, and antiquing.

Emily Carroll

Director of Development and Marketing

Emily Carroll is the Director of Development and Marketing at Tennessee Voices for Children.  Emily earned her B.S. in Social Work at The University of Tennessee and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from North Park University.  Prior to her employment at TVC, Emily served as Director of Development at The Refuge Center for Counseling and in various roles at nonprofits in the Nashville area, Chicago, Illinois, and Anchorage, Alaska.  The act of serving others is in her blood and has been a lifelong driving force.  Emily is a gifted communicator and relationship‐builder, she is in her element when conversing and connecting with people.  She is extremely passionate and is able to transfer that passion to others.  Through the transference of passion, she is able to expand the reach of an organization and its mission.