Vikki Mader has over 15 years of experience in the health care industry and has spent the last 5 years in community mental health. Vikki served as the Program Director for the Certified Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) initiative and the Health Information Management Director at Horizons. As the program director she managed the SAMHSA CCBHC grant, overseeing clinical, operational, and financial implementation of the CCBHC model of care. She helped guide Horizons to successfully becoming certified by the State of Kansas as a CCBHC, one of the first mental health centers in the state. Prior to coming to Horizons, Vikki was the Health Information Management and Quality Director at Pratt Regional Medical Center. While at Pratt Regional Medical Center, she was responsible for overseeing health information, quality, medical staff services, risk management, infection control, utilization review, and the patient access departments. Vikki recognizes that one constant in the healthcare industry today is continual change. She strives to create positive change that is aware of, and sensitive to, the impact change has on consumers, staff and the organization.
Vikki has lived in Nickerson, Kansas for 20 years. She has been married for 33 years and has four children who graduated from Nickerson High School. Prior to moving to Nickerson, she lived in Ulysses, Kansas.
“As CEO of Horizons I am honored to lead an organization that cares for those within our community who have a mental illness or those who are struggling with their mental health. I am looking forward to utilizing my leadership skills to help Horizons continue to grow and be innovative, supporting our mission of enhancing the quality of life through integrated care.”
MeKinzie attended Washburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting. MeKinzie is the Director of our Patient Accounts and Financial Management department.
Kerry received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wichita State University and is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. Kerry has also achieved level one certification in Theraplay.
Kerry primarily works with children who experience ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression or trauma. She utilized Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Theraplay in her work to help children reach their goals.
Kerry provides services at our Pratt location.
Nicole received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. Nicole has been with Horizons since September 2013 and has always loved the mission of walking along individuals at their greatest time of struggle.
Nicole started as an Outpatient Therapist in the Same Day Access department and since then has been the Director of Same Day Access and is currently the CCBHC Program Coordinator.
In her work, Nicole has seen the courage it takes to seek support and hopes the work she continues to do will encourage people to know there is strength in asking for help. She loves the quote from Brene Brown that says, “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”
Lacey attended Washburn University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Lacey is the Director of our Community Based Services (providing services to children and youth. She provides Community services (including Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment, Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Psychosocial Groups and Case Management) to children and youth ages 3-18.
“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” -Chuck Palahniuk
Tyler attended Barclay College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Tyler started his career at Horizons in the Same Day Access department as a case manager, and is now the Director of the Community Support Services (CSS) department. CSS provides outpatient rehabilitation services to the adult population. CSS has a diverse staff group that provides everything from Case Management services, to Peer Support services, to Employment support, to Housing Support.
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Kari is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and is the director of our Health Information Management department. She has an Associates degree in Health Information Management from Hutchinson Community College.
Jennifer is the Director of Outpatient Services at Horizons. Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, and her Masters degree from Pittsburgh State University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed master Level Psychologist, and Licensed Behavior Analyst. She has special certification as an Autism Specialist and Intensive Individual Support.
Jennifer provides services at our Hutchinson location.
Ashley is the Director of the Same Day Access services at Horizons Mental Health Center. Ashley graduated from Emporia State University in Emporia KS, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor is Sociology. During her time at Emporia State University, she was a member of the Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology. During her clinical internship, she provided services to the Severe and Persistent Mentally Ill population.
After graduating, Ashley practiced therapy in southern Colorado through a community mental health center. At that time, she worked as a generalist, providing services to all age ranges and diagnoses. Ashley also provided support and services in crisis, intake, psycho-education group and triage. During this time, she received training in Solution Focused Therapy and trained with The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Philadelphia, PA. Ashley then furthered her experience by completing a course with the University of Massachusetts in Integration after which, she helped start a successful integration program with the local hospital system.
Ashley is a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist in the state of Kansas. Ashley previously worked on the Horizons’ Outpatient Therapy team, but now is working in the Same Day Access Department. Currently she provides intake and crisis services to Reno, Barber, Pratt, Kingman and Harper counties. Ashley also specializes in psychological testing, specifically ADHD, IQ, Mood and Anxiety testing.
Beth earned her Bachelors degree in Social Work from Kansas State University and her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor. She spent the first 25 years of her career at Horizons as Department Head of Community Support Services, working with adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, she now provides Behavioral Health Consultations at the Hutchinson Clinic. In addition, Beth also teaches Mental Health First Aid (Teen, Youth and Adult versions), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer – suicide prevention).