The SPARC Leadership Team

Teri Herrmann, MA

Teri Herrmann, MA

CEO

therrmann@thesparcnetwork.net

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..

Amy Proffitt

Amy Proffitt

CFO

amy@thesparcnetwork.net

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

Matt Hill, L2 FCT Trainer

Director of Training

mhill@thesparcnetwork.net

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.

Preston Cole, LCSW

Preston Cole, LCSW

In-Home Therapy Supervisor

pcole@thesparcnetwork.net

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and graduate from UNC Wilmington with a Masters of Social Work. I also have an academic background in Psychology and Child and Family Development. For the past 11 years I have been working with children and their families in their homes and communities. Most of my experience comes from working in enhanced services with children at risk of being placed out of the home. Through this experience I have gained a personal appreciation for working to prevent children and adolescents from hospitalization and placements in long-term residential treatment facilities. I have a passion for joining and collaborating with families to empower them in resolving conflict, developing solutions and building the family life they seek to achieve.  I am certified in trauma-informed therapy and use a Strengths-Based and Solution Focused approach to working with families. I also have over 4 years of experience in supervising and overseeing the delivery of intensive community-based services. I joined SPARC after returning back to my hometown area. I was drawn to SPARC because I believe in the agency values and I believe they are the foundation for good care.

Jeremy Proffitt

Jeremy Proffitt

Information Technology Director

jeremy@thesparcnetwork.net

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.

Sherrae Lachhu

Sherrae Lachhu

Enhanced Crisis Response Program Supervisor

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a nearly two-decade career in Human Services. I came to SPARC in 2015 due to shared values and desire to help individuals and families in the community who are in crisis and seeking help. I have over 17 years of professional experience in the Mental Health/Behavioral Health industry with various types of people of all ages and have sincerely enjoyed my work. Four of those years have been spent in a supervisory capacity where I have experienced an increase of job responsibilities and a chance to hone my leadership skills

LaTisha Pearson

LaTisha Pearson

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.

 
I truly believe that people deserve to be heard and empowered to initiate the change that they would like to see in their lives. In my work I operate in knowing that I am NOT the expert. The individuals that I serve are the experts over their lives, and should always have the first say in how they would like to move forward. I remain passionate, eager to learn and I continue to look forward to navigating through the many avenues that make up this wonderful profession.
Dan Zorn, MPA

Dan Zorn, MPA

President & Founder

dan@thesparcnetwork.net

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.