The SPARC Leadership Team
Teri Herrmann, MA
Vice President of Operations
I have been working in the NC Mental Health system since 2003 when I started with The Institute for Family Centered Services. I have experience being a direct practitioner of the Evidenced Based Practice Family Centered Treatment®. I also have over 8 years supervising and overseeing the service delivery of FCT. I am an experienced leader in Behavioral Health Programing including clinical oversight, quality management, fiscal oversight, and managing day to day operations. I also have experience with National Accreditation processes and participating in integrated care workgroups across the state. I am passionate about keeping children at home with their families and out of residential placements. I believe in the power of team and The SPARC Network culture is an environment in which the power of team is valued..
My passion for helping people has come by way of performing administrative and financial tasks for an amazing agency that supports the amazing staff working with adults, children, and families to keep these kids and adults out of institutional care, and providing skills to parents and family members so that they can stay together. I’m passionate about the mission and vision of The SPARC Network, and strive to support it with all the skills that I possess. I have over 15 years’ experience in the medical and mental health arena with both billing and administrative tasks. I enjoy these tasks, as well as all the financial aspects of building and growing innovative programs, and supporting the communities that we serve.
Matt Hill, L2 FCT Trainer
Director of Training
I have been in the field for over 15 years and have done everything from developmental preschool teacher to cooperate development for new start states but the family preservation piece has been my bread and butter and most rewarding. When I was younger I found my family in the middle of a full blown crisis and realized that I helped with it and cooled down the situation pretty well. I also did several mission trips with homeless children who were supposedly tough to work with but found I could really connect with them. These experiences made me realize my passions. I have over 10 years experience providing and training new clinicians in Family Centered Treatment. I was drawn to The SPARC Network as I have a long history with the Central Program Director and was very excited to build a program from the ground floor up. The opportunity for growth and my own development is very exciting.
Keisha Martin, MS, LPCA
Keisha Martin comes to the SPARC Network with a Master of Science degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling. She sought out employment with the SPARC Network due to the values that the company holds both externally with the families served, as well as internally among their employees. As this is a change in career from sales and operations in Corporate America, Keisha also holds leadership and business skills that are transferrable to assist in the continued development and progress of SPARC as a trailblazer in the mental health field.
In 1994, at the age of 14 I decided to very sneakily list the four wheeler my father had gotten me for sale in the newspaper, sold it and bought my first computer, the Apple IIe. Once I was ungrounded, I began deconstructing and rebuilding it over and over. That brief curiosity in 1994 has now turned into a full blown career. I’m curious, and I enjoy work that challenges me to learn something new and stretch in a different direction. I do my best to stay on top of changes in the state of the art so that I can meet challenges with tools well suited to the job at hand.
I am a life long learner. My educational journeys have always been a lateral step to expand myself wider in the technology field. Graduating with a degree from The New York Institute of Photography, I then stepped over into a Digital Media degree to couple my IT experience with web & graphic design, as well as digital video. Finally I entered into a Fine Arts degree to round off my design knowledge. The SPARC Network has allowed me to take my wide range of knowledge and apply it in many different areas as IT Manager.
Transition Management Services Supervisor
A graduate of Wake Forest University with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, I have provided direct care, supervised multiple service lines, in addition to being responsible for implementing new agency programs.
Dan Zorn, MPA
Thirty plus years of programming and administrative experience building quality services has led me to this newest venture called The SPARC Network. I have worked within the public/private arenas, as well with profits/non-profits throughout central Virginia and western North Carolina. My team and I have developed contracts with Departments of Social Services, Juvenile Justice, Schools, Public Health, and Managed Care Entities. If the service is designed to serve consumers in their communities, AND save the system money, then we have an interest in building that service.
I have enjoyed learning from some amazing people who believe in social entrepreneurship. If we build programs and services that keep people out of expensive institutional care, and if we recruit, support, and place quality professionals, then we have done something special.
If we do this in a sustainable financial environment, then we have developed a lasting social service.