Staff & Board

Nicole Zook, M.A., LCPC, NCMHC
Executive Director Nicole Zook, MA., LPC

Nicole 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 11 years and enjoys working with individuals struggling with depression, play therapy techniques, parent-child relational problems, military families, and veterans’ issues.


Kiri Hamilton, M.S. Ed., LMHC, NCC
Family Therapist

Kiri Hamilton, LCPC, LMHC, NCC

Kiri earned her Master of Science in Education- Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Illinois University.  She dedicates herself to gathering training and experience to support her commitment to serving those in the community. She has worked building relationships with children and their families in an outpatient setting to create positive change. She additionally gained insights from collaborating within school systems to partner with teachers and faculty to support child development. Special trainings include Trauma Focused CBT and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Kiri’s practice has predominantly engaged the age group birth to 12 years, but she continues to broaden her experience with all ages. Her target areas include trauma experience, parent child relationships, play therapy, developmental and sensory processing, and changes in phases of life.


Breann Hirst, LMSW
Family Therapist

Breann Hirst, LMSW

Breann (Bre) earned her Master of Social Work from St. Ambrose University and is a licensed social worker at the master’s level.  Bre’s primary experience and practice setting is providing services within an elementary school-based setting.  Bre forms partnerships with clients, parents, school, and community partners to provide holistic support.  Bre primarily uses a strengths-based, empowerment, and client-centered approach to cultivate a sense of felt safety, connection, and co-regulation for counseling and interdisciplinary consultation.  Bre is best suited to support growth through body regulation, developmental and sensory processing, feeling expression, and emotional intelligence.  Specific trainings include Rational Living Therapy- Level 1, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and play therapy techniques.  Bre is continuously engaged in learning opportunities to provide authentic client-centered services to best support the unique needs of each client.


Rachel Ineichen, M.S. Ed., LMHP
Family Therapist

Rachel Ineichen, M.S. Ed.

Rachel graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Communication. She also earned her Master of Science in Education- Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Illinois University. Prior to becoming a counselor, she worked for three years as a teacher’s assistant in 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.


April Schroeder, M.S. Ed., LPC, NCC
Family Therapist

April Schroeder, M.S. Ed.

April graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She earned her Master of Science in Education- Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Illinois University. April has worked with children, adolescents, and families for the past 5 years. She enjoys working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, and childhood/adolescent disorders. Her areas of special interest are play therapy, trauma informed care, grief and loss therapy, sexual assault counseling, crisis intervention, and group therapy.


Marlena Atkinson-Niemeier, BA
Peer Justice Program Coordinator

Marlena Atkinson-Niemeier, BAMarlena received her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Western Illinois University. She has over 10 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.




Cara Marske
Office Administrator

Bobbie Fox






Board of Directors

Board Chairman: Trevor Fisk
Moline Police Department, Retired

Vice Chair: Juliann Shike
Marketing Executive, Retired

Secretary/Treasurer: Paul Schmitt
Vice President & Trust Officer at Quad City Bank & Trust

William Burrus, Ph.D.
School Principal, Retired

Zoran Grabovac
Global Privacy Lead, Deere & Company

Carl Johnson
Superintendent of Colona School District

Kevin Rafferty
Business Owner

Ron Snyder
Business Executive, Retired

Edna Sowards
Rock Island County Board Representative

Kelly VanVeldHuisen
Attorney, Deere & Company