Hana serves as the Viva Center’s Client Care Coordinator. She is the primary ambassador for all employee-client relations.
Her responsibilities include:
- Client Scheduling
- Office Operations
- Marketing & PR Support
Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm
202-265-1000 ext 2
Lilly, our communications coordinator, oversees and executes Viva’s web, marketing, and social media campaigns. Additionally, Lilly supervises our developing online services and our Contributing Writer’s Program. Her work with Viva includes:
- Communications & Marketing
- Operations Support
- Online Program Research & Development
- Social & Online Media
Hours: Weekdays 10:00 am-6:00 pm
202-265-1000 ext 119
The personnel consultant, Katie, manages special projects relating to personnel and processes client billing. Her work with Viva includes:
- Special Projects
202-265-1000 ext 3
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 health and 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 Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) is focused on expanding Viva’s profile and engagement in the community in a way that is consistent with Viva’s mission and vision. This is done in person, through referrals, and via website development. Sara also facilities internal community engagement through coordination of community events and activities.
These tasks include but are not limited to:
- Scheduling external meetings and tours to identify community collaborators and stakeholders
- Developing Viva’s website to help interested parties find it and to ensure that it depicts Viva accurately
- Promoting internal community engagement by organizing seasonal events and regular activities, and incentivizing engagement
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.
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.
Madi Bell is a senior Psychology student at The Catholic University of America. While at CUA, she has dedicated her time to researching the treatment of suicidal ideation and behavior as well as the reduction of self-stigmatization of mental illness in college students. She hopes to one day become a LICSW, and aspires to turn her passion for promoting mental health awareness on college campuses into a career as a therapist working with young adults.