Staff & Board

Marlena Atkinson-Niemeier, BA
Peer Justice Program Coordinator

Marlena Atkinson-Niemeier, BAMarlena is a graduate of Western Illinois University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 5 years of experience working with at-risk children and adolescents. Her areas of special interest include working with children and their families to develop a positive path for their future.


Lori Luna, M.S. Ed., LPC
Executive Director

Lori Luna, M.S. Ed., LPC

Lori obtained her Master of Science in Education- Community Counseling at Western Illinois University. She has worked with families in the community for 15 years providing counseling services. She enjoys working with individuals struggling with adjustment and mood disorders, anxiety and depression . She works with parents on discipline techniques and parent education. Lori also provides couples and family counseling. She conducts groups in the schools for children struggling with behavioral and academic difficulties.


Ronald Martinez, MA, LCPC
Family Therapist

Ronald Martinez, MA, LCPC

Ron received his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has 14 years of post master’s experience in professional counseling. Ron’s areas of expertise include counseling from a Christian perspective, anger issues, sex addiction, couple and family counseling, adolescent issues, parenting issues, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders.


Rachel Ineichen, M.S.Ed
Family Therapist

Rachel Ineichen, M.S. Ed.

Rachel attended Western Illinois University and received her Bachelor’s degree in 2016, majoring in Psychology and Communication, and minoring in sociology. She continued on to receive her Masters of Science in Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree. Prior to becoming a counselor she worked for three years as a teacher’s assistant in a daycare and summer camp for children ages 15-months to 12-years. Her areas of special interest include working with children and their families, adolescent issues, behavioral and adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, play therapy techniques, and group counseling.


Nicole Zook, MA., LPC
Family Therapist

Nicole Zook, MA., LPC

Nicole Zook received her B.A. in Psychology from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN in 2006. Upon graduation she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, leaving as a sergeant in 2010 after deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan where she earned multiple personal awards. After receiving an honorable discharge, she returned to Northeastern Illinois University and received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014. She is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Illinois Counseling Association. Nicole has worked with children, adolescents, and families for 5 years and enjoys working with individuals struggling with depression, play therapy techniques, parent-child relational problems, military families and veterans' issues.


April Schroeder, M.S. Ed.
Family Therapist

April Schroeder, M.S. Ed.

April Graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She later went to Western Illinois University to receive her Master of Science in Education- Clinical Mental Health Counseling. April has worked with children, adolescents, and families in the past 3 years. She enjoys working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, and childhood/adolescent disorders. Her areas of special interests are play therapy, trauma informed care, grief and loss therapy, sexual assault counseling, crisis intervention, and group therapy.


Bobbie Fox
Office Administrator

Bobbie Fox

37 Years with YSB





Our Board of Directors

Board Chairman: Captain Trevor Fisk

Moline Police Department

Vice Chair: Juliann Shike

Retired Marketing Executive

Richard Brunk

Rock Island County Board Representative

William Buress, Ph.D.

Retired Principa

Mike Meersman

Retired Judge

Kevin Rafferty

Community Representative

Paul Schmitt


Terry Taylor

Rock Island School District

Kelly VanVeldHuisen

John Deere Attorney

Rick Thomas

Retired High School Dean

Marji Boeye

Community Representative

Val Yazbec

Chief Business Development Officer