Dr. Rebecca Thomley serves
as President and Chief Executive Officer for
Orion Associates, Meridian Services, Zenith
Services, Orion Intermediary Services Organization
and Headwaters. . In this position, she is responsible
for setting vision, strategy and overseeing
all aspects of the five organizations. Dr. Thomley
is also a Clinical Psychologist in private practice.
In 2005, Dr. Thomley initiated A River of Hope-
a disaster relief project. A River of Hope volunteers
have made numerous trips to New Orleans’
Ninth Ward to assist with re-building efforts.
Dr. Thomley’s group has included more
than 430 volunteers who have contributed more
than 11,000 hours of service to the hurricane
distraught area. Committed to providing on-going
disaster relief on a local and national level,
Thomley founded Headwaters in 2007. She also
established a free mental health resource center
in the Ninth Ward.
Dr. Thomley’s education and qualifications
include a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double
major in Psychology and Criminal Justice, a
Master of Science degree in Psychology, with
an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling, a
Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management,
and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She
is currently in the process of earning a Master
of Science degree in Psychopharmacology. Dr.
Thomley is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor,
a Licensed Psychologist and a National Trainer
for the American Psychological Association H.O.P.E.
Program. She is also a member of a wide array
of national organizations including: The American
Psychological Association, American Red Cross
Stress Team, American Academy of Experts in
Traumatic Stress, American Society of Clinical
Hypnosis, Minnesota Association for Persons
with Severe Handicaps, Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
Association, Minnesota Psychological Association,
National Academy of Neuropsychology, National
Association of Sports Psychologists, National
Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, and
the National Rehabilitation Association.
Dr. Thomley’s has been a member of the
Red Cross Stress Team since 1982. In addition
to providing mental health support to victims,
families and first responders in response to
fires, floods and other disasters, she serves
on the national rapid response team. She provided
mental health relief for the children’s
hotline related to the Oklahoma City bombing
in 1995 and served in Minnesota's operations
center after the terrorist attack on the World
Trade Center on September 11, 2001. She has
served in leadership roles including co-chairing
the local Stress Team (at the time of the 9/11
tragedy) and chairing the Debriefing Committee.