ERIN BARBOSSA, LMSW  Founder  A former  Oprah Show  associate producer, turned therapist, Erin founded Intuissa with conviction for the need to be grounded and in 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 to her work in wellbeing in the workplace.  After leaving the  Oprah Show  in 2011, Erin started her clinical career as an Intake Counselor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.  She then became a Clinical Therapist at The Relationship Center of Michigan where she specialized in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  She also served as an Adoption Specialist at Wolverine Human Services where she facilitated adoptions and permanency planning for children in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Foster Care system.   In her private practice she specializes in Leadership Stress, Anxiety & Depression in high functioning professionals, Transition to Parenting & Maternal Mental Health. Erin holds a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, and is a fully licensed clinician (LMSW).  She holds a dual bachelor's degree in Psychology and Television, Radio & Film Production from The Newhouse School, Syracuse University.

ERIN BARBOSSA, LMSW

Founder

A former Oprah Show associate producer, turned therapist, Erin founded Intuissa with conviction for the need to be grounded and in 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 to her work in wellbeing in the workplace.

After leaving the Oprah Show in 2011, Erin started her clinical career as an Intake Counselor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.  She then became a Clinical Therapist at The Relationship Center of Michigan where she specialized in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  She also served as an Adoption Specialist at Wolverine Human Services where she facilitated adoptions and permanency planning for children in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Foster Care system.   In her private practice she specializes in Leadership Stress, Anxiety & Depression in high functioning professionals, Transition to Parenting & Maternal Mental Health. Erin holds a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, and is a fully licensed clinician (LMSW).  She holds a dual bachelor's degree in Psychology and Television, Radio & Film Production from The Newhouse School, Syracuse University.

 BRENDA JONES  CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER  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 convert their great ideas into reality through financial planning, product direction, go-to-market strategies, and initial funding.  Her professional experience includes serving as a Consulting Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, NSF International's first Chief Information Officer, the Global VP of Professional Services at Arbortext, the inaugural Managing Director of the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center and the VP of Professional Services at MyBuys.  Brenda marries c-suite level wisdom with roll-up-your-sleeves grit, resulting in execution that has accelerated Intuissa’s potential.  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 through service. To this end, she has volunteered as an English teacher in Thailand, enhanced the social impact efforts of an NGO in Colombia, and led a successful economic development initiative in Kenya to benefit a village of subsistence farmers.    

BRENDA JONES

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

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 convert their great ideas into reality through financial planning, product direction, go-to-market strategies, and initial funding.  Her professional experience includes serving as a Consulting Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, NSF International's first Chief Information Officer, the Global VP of Professional Services at Arbortext, the inaugural Managing Director of the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center and the VP of Professional Services at MyBuys.  Brenda marries c-suite level wisdom with roll-up-your-sleeves grit, resulting in execution that has accelerated Intuissa’s potential.

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 through service. To this end, she has volunteered as an English teacher in Thailand, enhanced the social impact efforts of an NGO in Colombia, and led a successful economic development initiative in Kenya to benefit a village of subsistence farmers.

  

 
 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.  

 

 DAVID LUNDIN, MA, LLP, LPC  THERAPIST & STRESS SPECIALIST  As a corporate executive for 26 years and a psychotherapist for 18 years, Dave brings a wealth of relevant experience from both the business and clinical world to the table. The result is a passion for improving the mental health and emotional intelligence of the workforce, creating both improved satisfaction and retention resulting in enhanced productivity and profitability.  After earning a BA and MA from the University of Michigan, Dave developed strategic product plans for GM, integrating many functional areas, presenting to top management, and leading customer behavior research. As a therapist, Dave has worked with all corporate levels to enhance their mental health and overall wellbeing.

DAVID LUNDIN, MA, LLP, LPC

THERAPIST & STRESS SPECIALIST

As a corporate executive for 26 years and a psychotherapist for 18 years, Dave brings a wealth of relevant experience from both the business and clinical world to the table. The result is a passion for improving the mental health and emotional intelligence of the workforce, creating both improved satisfaction and retention resulting in enhanced productivity and profitability.

After earning a BA and MA from the University of Michigan, Dave developed strategic product plans for GM, integrating many functional areas, presenting to top management, and leading customer behavior research. As a therapist, Dave has worked with all corporate levels to enhance their mental health and overall wellbeing.

 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.   Patricia has grown an active psychotherapy practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She has led workshops and retreats for over 20 years based on her books, as well as other topics empowering women. 

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. 

Patricia has grown an active psychotherapy practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She has led workshops and retreats for over 20 years based on her books, as well as other topics empowering women. 

 
 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 healthcare 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 healthcare in the military.

 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.

 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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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!