ERIN BARBOSSA, LMSW Founder A former Oprah Show producer, turned therapist, Erin founded Intuissa with conviction for the need for grounding and alignment to maintain a high-functioning lifestyle. Her unique background as a journalist, TV producer, and social worker allows Erin to bring a blend of creativity, evidence-based training, and passion for reform.  With special expertise in Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Erin loves supporting parents in their transition to parenting and addresses how it impacts their leadership and career trajectory. 

ERIN BARBOSSA, LMSW

Founder

A former Oprah Show producer, turned therapist, Erin founded Intuissa with conviction for the need for grounding and alignment to maintain a high-functioning lifestyle. Her unique background as a journalist, TV producer, and social worker allows Erin to bring a blend of creativity, evidence-based training, and passion for reform. 

With special expertise in Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Erin loves supporting parents in their transition to parenting and addresses how it impacts their leadership and career trajectory. 

BRENDA JONES CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER As a seasoned executive and start-up expert, Brenda is the yin to Erin's yang.   She brings 25 years of sales, marketing, financial, and services delivery experience.    She has a passion for working with entrepreneurs to make their good ideas a reality through financial planning, product direction, go-to-market strategies, and initial funding.  Brenda holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.  We are proud of her commitment to making an impact and a track record of service, including economic development and teaching projects in Thailand, Kenya and Colombia.  

BRENDA JONES

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

As a seasoned executive and start-up expert, Brenda is the yin to Erin's yang.   She brings 25 years of sales, marketing, financial, and services delivery experience.   

She has a passion for working with entrepreneurs to make their good ideas a reality through financial planning, product direction, go-to-market strategies, and initial funding.  Brenda holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.  We are proud of her commitment to making an impact and a track record of service, including economic development and teaching projects in Thailand, Kenya and Colombia.  

 
LYDIA ADAMS, LMSW CLINICAL CONSULTANT If starting a start-up is like birthing a business concept, Lydia has been the midwife for the birth of Intuissa.  With over 10 years of clinical expertise as a psychotherapist, Lydia is rooted in a deep respect for the integrity of the therapeutic process.  Lydia has supported the evolution of Intuissa providing countless hours of clinical collaboration.  Lydia holds a BS in Psychology from Northern Michigan University, and a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.  Her passion for self-discovery and inner growth is a model for our team, as she holds space for our developing company culture.    

LYDIA ADAMS, LMSW

CLINICAL CONSULTANT

If starting a start-up is like birthing a business concept, Lydia has been the midwife for the birth of Intuissa. 

With over 10 years of clinical expertise as a psychotherapist, Lydia is rooted in a deep respect for the integrity of the therapeutic process.  Lydia has supported the evolution of Intuissa providing countless hours of clinical collaboration. 

Lydia holds a BS in Psychology from Northern Michigan University, and a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.  Her passion for self-discovery and inner growth is a model for our team, as she holds space for our developing company culture.  

 

PATRICA FERO, LMSW CLINICAL CONSULTANT Patrica has over 30 years of clinical experience and a vast integrated understanding of evidence based intervention.  Her clinical competence and guidance is an essential asset to our team and our mission to expand access to preventative emotional healthcare.  Pat specializes in fierce listening and has authored four books embracing women's empowerment and internal personal growth. 

PATRICA FERO, LMSW

CLINICAL CONSULTANT

Patrica has over 30 years of clinical experience and a vast integrated understanding of evidence based intervention.  Her clinical competence and guidance is an essential asset to our team and our mission to expand access to preventative emotional healthcare. 

Pat specializes in fierce listening and has authored four books embracing women's empowerment and internal personal growth. 

RHONDA BANTSIMBA, LMSW THERAPIST & STRESS SPECIALIST Rhonda balances warmth and compassion with high expectations for her clients.  She brings a fearlessness to her clinical repertoire that results in fast insight, growth and healing.   Rhonda has special training in leadership, as well as deescalation & communication.  She also focuses on relational dynamics which increases her clients' capacity for teaming and interpersonal awareness.  Her expertise in couples work leaves her clients feeling more satisfied in their relationships, both personal and with co-workers.

RHONDA BANTSIMBA, LMSW

THERAPIST & STRESS SPECIALIST

Rhonda balances warmth and compassion with high expectations for her clients.  She brings a fearlessness to her clinical repertoire that results in fast insight, growth and healing.  

Rhonda has special training in leadership, as well as deescalation & communication.  She also focuses on relational dynamics which increases her clients' capacity for teaming and interpersonal awareness.  Her expertise in couples work leaves her clients feeling more satisfied in their relationships, both personal and with co-workers.

 
CAROLYN FRAKES OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Carolyn is our Operations Coordinator and Erin’s right-hand woman. She brings her talent to the team as Virtual Executive Assistant and Business Consultant, specializing in project management, strategic planning, and marketing.  Carolyn is a passionate Educator and Entrepreneur, and loves sharing wisdom from her vast experiences ranging from owning a book shop to spending 10+ years globe trotting in the travel industry.   She's held many titles including Travel Director, Cruise Director, Manager of Passenger Services, and Director of Operations – Europe. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Missouri – Columbia, MO and a Business Education Teaching Certificate. Carolyn joins us as a proud member of a military family and is particularly passionate about preventative mental health in the military.

CAROLYN FRAKES

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Carolyn is our Operations Coordinator and Erin’s right-hand woman. She brings her talent to the team as Virtual Executive Assistant and Business Consultant, specializing in project management, strategic planning, and marketing. 

Carolyn is a passionate Educator and Entrepreneur, and loves sharing wisdom from her vast experiences ranging from owning a book shop to spending 10+ years globe trotting in the travel industry.   She's held many titles including Travel Director, Cruise Director, Manager of Passenger Services, and Director of Operations – Europe. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Missouri – Columbia, MO and a Business Education Teaching Certificate. Carolyn joins us as a proud member of a military family and is particularly passionate about preventative mental health in the military.

ALYSSA ABBATE DIGITAL DESIGN SPECIALIST Alyssa is the woman behind the website design of Intuissa and a current student at the University of Michigan. She is a Communications major and the Editor in Chief of a campus mental health magazine, Mentality Magazine.   Alyssa has experience on all fronts of making things gorgeous, whether it's the code underneath or the final polish, she brings experience in image.  We thank her for putting a glowing face on our inner shine.  Her passion for design and mental health, as well as a passion for working on what she believes in brought her to Intuissa. 

ALYSSA ABBATE

DIGITAL DESIGN SPECIALIST

Alyssa is the woman behind the website design of Intuissa and a current student at the University of Michigan. She is a Communications major and the Editor in Chief of a campus mental health magazine, Mentality Magazine.  

Alyssa has experience on all fronts of making things gorgeous, whether it's the code underneath or the final polish, she brings experience in image.  We thank her for putting a glowing face on our inner shine. 

Her passion for design and mental health, as well as a passion for working on what she believes in brought her to Intuissa. 

DANIELLE BOILEN  PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST Danielle is our Public Relations and Engagement Specialist, and a current student at the University of Michigan. She is a double major in Communications and Psychology, and therefore understands the importance of introducing preventative mental health into the workplace. Danielle has ample experience working in the Public Relations Field, and brings creativity, passion, and determination to her work. With her expertise in writing, social media platforms, and brand development, Danielle is ecstatic to be part of the Intuissa Team!

DANIELLE BOILEN 

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Danielle is our Public Relations and Engagement Specialist, and a current student at the
University of Michigan. She is a double major in Communications and Psychology, and therefore
understands the importance of introducing preventative mental health into the workplace.

Danielle has ample experience working in the Public Relations Field, and brings creativity,
passion, and determination to her work. With her expertise in writing, social media platforms,
and brand development, Danielle is ecstatic to be part of the Intuissa Team!