Operations Leadership Team
Anthony Motsinger, Chief Operating Officer
Anthony Motsinger, LCSW, LCADC is an experienced healthcare operations executive and clinician with experience spanning the largest healthcare organizations in the world. Most recently Anthony served as the Vice President of Operations for a multi-state behavioral health provider serving over 17,000 patients. In addition to Anthony’s executive experience, Anthony served over four years as a Behavioral Sciences Officer in the United States Army retiring in 2020 at the rank of Captain. Anthony has a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in HR management, and a doctoral degree in psychology. Anthony is a champion for healthcare access and innovative approaches to behavioral healthcare.
Anthony is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor with a clinical focus in substance use disorder treatment, chronic mental illness and working with the LGBTQ+ population. As Chief Operating Officer Anthony manages the senior leadership team and oversees all aspects of Rivia's operations including finance, administration, human resources, revenue cycle, provider relations, compliance, IT, and marketing.
Sherry Dzurko, Executive Assistant to COO
Sherry Dzurko is a very organized, detail-oriented and proactive individual. She excels working in a fast-paced, highly demanding environment and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the field of executive support.
After graduating from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Sherry established two LLC’s. One focused on providing organization services and the other invested in real estate properties. When not working, Sherry can usually be found at home with her boyfriend and their many pets.
Anissa Burnett, Chief People Officer
Anissa is an experienced business professional holding leadership roles within hospitality and start-up organizations. Anissa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University. Her previous roles include VP of Sales & Marketing, Chief of Staff, as well as CEO of her own company.
Anissa’s career has been focused on managing business relations and special projects at senior management level, overseeing Human Resource initiatives in talent management, training, coaching, and implementing new operational strategies. She is a believer in the empowerment of individuals to achieve their potential.
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Kerri Gaither, Chief Marketing Officer
Kerri is a Marketing professional with experience working with companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Kerri holds a Master’s degree in Communication Arts with a focus in Marketing from the New York Institute of Technology. Her previous roles include Marketing Director, Hospital Administrative Coordinator, Health and Wellness Coach, and Owner/COO of her own Marketing Agency.
Kerri is particularly passionate about the health and wellness industry and loves helping people connect with services that improve their health and happiness. In her free time, Kerri enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband, 4 children and 2 dogs.
Joe Ryan, Sr. Director of Relationship Management
Joe is an experienced higher education administrator holding multiple leadership roles at public and private universities. Most recently, Joe served as Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator, with direct oversight of student disciplinary processes, virtual and in-person campus counseling services, sexual misconduct prevention programming, crisis intervention efforts, and student disability services.
Joe holds a bachelor's in General Studies in Arts and Sciences and a master's degree in Human Services from Eastern Kentucky University. He is passionate about connecting individuals to resources to maximize overall success and well-being in all aspects of life.
Nicole Whallon, Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer
Nicole Whallon, BS, MATS is an experienced operations executive with over a decade of behavioral health operating experience. Most recently Nicole served as the Regional Director of Operations for a multi-state behavioral health agency where she managed operations, clinical, and network expansion. Nicole also has extensive experience in practice management, healthcare compliance, and provider relations.
Nicole is an expert in program development including primary care, integrated care, and innovative tech solutions to meet the ever changing needs of patient populations. Nicole's clinical experiences includes serving families involved in child protective services, severe mental illness, and substance use disorder populations. Nicole is passionate about meeting patients "where they are" and removing obstacles to psychiatric care.