Dr. Rebecca Thomley is president and CEO of Orion Associates, Meridian Services, Zenith Services, Orion Intermediary Services Organization and Headwaters. She is responsible for setting vision, strategy and overseeing all aspects of the five organizations. Dr. Thomley is also a clinical psychologist in private practice. In 2005, she initiated A River of Hope, a disaster relief project. A River of Hope volunteers have made numerous trips to New Orleans’ Ninth Ward to assist with re-building efforts. Dr. Thomley’s group has included more than 430 volunteers who have contributed more than 11,000 hours of service to the hurricane distraught area. She has also established a free mental health resource center in the Ninth Ward.
Dr. Thomley holds a BA with a double major in psychology and criminal justice, an MS psychology, with an emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, an MA in organizational management, and a PhD in clinical psychology. She is certified in rehabilitation counseling and is a licensed psychologist and a national trainer for the American Psychological Association's HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program. Dr. Thomley is a member a number of national organizations including: The American Psychological Association, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Minnesota Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, Minnesota Licensed Psychologist Association, Minnesota Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, National Association of Sports Psychologists, National Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, and the National Rehabilitation Association.
She has been a member of the Red Cross Stress Team since 1982. In addition to providing mental health support to victims, families and first responders in response to fires, floods and other disasters, she serves on the national rapid response team. She provided local mental health relief after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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