Lilly, our communications coordinator, oversees and executes Viva’s web, marketing, and social media campaigns. Additionally, Lilly supervises our developing online resource center, The Resilient Brain Project, and our Contributing Writer’s Program. Her work with Viva includes:
- Communications & Marketing
- Resilient Brain Project Research & Development
- Social & Online Media
- Internal Event Planning
Hours: Weekdays 10:00 am-6:00 pm
202-265-1000 ext 119
Alina McClerklin, LICSW
As our Director of Operations, Alina oversees the organizational health and efficiency of the Viva Center.
Her responsibilities include:
- Supervising and guiding the Operations Team in their diverse projects
- Creating and following through on long-term organizational goals
202-265-1000 ext 117
Julie Lopez, PhD, LICSW
Dr Julie Lopez is the owner and founder of the Viva Center. Viva’s mission, vision and core values are the pillars of how she builds and evolves the Viva community.
Her primary responsibilities include:
- Leading the strategic development of the Viva Center
- Guiding the leadership team as they manage Viva
- Teaching the Trauma Informed Clinical Practice Certificate Program
- Continuously supporting and improving the Viva Center’s organizational wellness
202-265-1000 ext 101
Georgiana Mora, LICSW
The Clinical Program Director (CPD) is dedicated to providing oversight, strategic support, and managerial supervision of the Viva Center’s clinical program. As CPD, Georgiana focuses on on envisioning, developing, and improving the Viva Center’s associate system by creating opportunities to learn through connection, work smartly and efficiently, and practice clinically with the entire human system in mind.
Her tasks include but are not limited to:
- Providing general support and oversight for clinical associates
- Offering clinical supervision with pre-licensed clinicians
- Developing and improving associate systems
- Ensuring that Viva’s core values continue to be at the center of the associates’ program
202-265-1000 ext 103
Sara Staggs, LICSW, MPH
The Quality Performance Manager is responsible for assessing Viva’s current systems, developing and implementing data tracking systems, and utilizing data to work smart
Sara’s tasks include but are not limited to:
- Assessing systems in light of Viva’s growth
- Identifying data that Viva has collected and utilizing it to improve client experiences
- Assessing data management systems
Sara also meets Viva’s photography needs and leads the EMDR supervision group.
202-265-1000 ext 102
Kristin Dart, LICSW
The Clinical Program Coordinator (CPC) is dedicated to supporting the clinical associates, director, and overall program at the Viva Center. Kristin acts as the first contact person for the Viva Center associates and is responsible for managing the associates’ day-to-day operations.
These tasks include but are not limited to:
- Acting as the initial contact person for Viva Center associates in providing general support with consultations, terminations, HIPAA, CVC, and billing
- Recruiting and screening potential associates and facilitating the orientation of new associates
- Supporting client care with clinical issues related to client calls/screens for complex issues
202-265-1000 ext 120
Noor Dabbas is a senior at George Washington University who double-majors in Psychology and English Literature. She comes from Amman, Jordan, home of the world’s angriest drivers and best falafel joints. Her passion is writing, and she hopes to one day pursue an MFA in Screenwriting and bring more visibility to mental health issues on TV.
Reaganne Hansford is a Texas native studying Psychology at George Mason University. She has been published via National Geographic and Advanced Energy Economy. Her passions lie in asking the right questions, sharing those answers to help people better understand their world, and finding the best hiking trail in Northern Virginia.
Cordilia James is a sophomore at American University studying Journalism and Creative Writing. She is the Style Editor for the university’s student newspaper “The Eagle,” often reporting on local events and culture. When she’s not catching up on the news or journaling, you can find her exploring D.C., streaming comedy series, and daydreaming of Waffle House.
Erin Ross, MS OTR/L is an occupational therapist and an aspiring science writer in DC. She believes in evidence-based practice, clear communication in healthcare, and diligent inclusion of the Oxford comma.
Ashley Whimpey hails from the mountains of Utah. A graduate of George Mason University with Honors in Communication and a double minor in psychology and consciousness studies, she loves knowledge. More importantly, her dog’s name is Kona, she drinks an incredible amount of coffee, and she’s a yogini.