Staff & Board of Directors

Beacon Mental Health Staff

A diverse group of more than 100 experienced employees and a unique provider network of 100 additional experts, the Beacon Mental Health team provides a wide range of services throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties. The Executive Team coordinates this impressive pool of talent.

Our Leadership Team

Tom Petrizzo - CEO

Tom Petrizzo
Chief Executive Officer

Talina Nelson

Talina Nelson
Chief Clinical Officer

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Steve Bevans
Chief Financial Officer

Dan Ryan - Director of Development

Dan Ryan
Director of Development

Carolyn Worth - Human Resources Manager

Carolyn Worth
Human Resources Director

Christie Holm - Director of Quality and Compliance

Christie Holm
Chief Quality and Compliance Officer

Lauren Quint

Lauren Quint
Director of Adult Community Services

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Grant Piepergerdes
Medical Director

Elizabeth Stanford

Elizabeth Stanford, LPC
Director of Youth Services and Prevention

Caitlyn Violett

Caitlyn Violett
Director of Crisis and Access Services

Dana Fifer

Dana Fifer, MSN, RN,
Director of Nursing and Healthcare Home

Board of Directors

Beacon Mental Health is governed by a volunteer Board of 15 community members from diverse backgrounds and experiences in our three-county service area. Each Board member is eligible to serve two three-year terms.
Amy Heithoff-Dominguez
(Platte County)

Aryn Peters
(Clay County)

Bruce Cramer
(Clay County)

Chad Hansen
(Platte County)

Joe James
(Clay County)

Janelle Porter
(Clay County)

Kristen Guillaume
(Clay County)
At Large Member

Luther Young
(Clay County)

Markus Smith
(Clay County)

Maria Theoharidis
(Platte County)
(Past Chair)

Michele Plumb
(Platte County)

Nickie Smith
(Platte County)
At Large Member

Silvia J. Torres
(Clay County)

Troy Rust
(Ray County)
(Vice Chair)

Beacon Mental Health Foundation Board

The Beacon Mental Health Foundation exists to support Beacon Mental Health’s work, and is governed by a volunteer Board.
Ramona Farris

Derek Kautio
Vice President

Jeanne Pyland

Rickey Pierce
Past President

Ward Brown

Erica Davis, CMP

Jennifer Ingraham

Rosemary Salerno

Valerie McCaw

Samantha Benjamin-House

The whole staff here has been excellent. I couldn’t ask for a better team of people. Great job crew!