Greg Dickerson founded Human Supports of Idaho in 1996. Since that time, he has led the company through several efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the services the company provides. As an example, Human Supports of Idaho became the first private mental health agency in Idaho to earn a full 3 year accreditation award by CARF. The company has maintained full accreditation status since that initial award.
Greg earned his Bachelors of Social Work degree from Idaho State University, his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwest Nazarene University. Throughout his career, Greg has served on several advisory boards and participated in leadership forums designed to improve services for people with mental illnesses.
In addition, he has served as the chairman of the Region 4 Mental Health Board since 2010.
Greg is convinced that people with severe mental illness can and do recover from its effects and live full and meaningful lives.
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2007 and his Master of Social Work degree in 2009 at the University of Wyoming.
He returned to Idaho in 2010 and began providing psychotherapy services to adults and children with mental illness and serious emotional disturbances.
Brian came to Human Supports of Idaho in 2012 to manage the Idaho-HOPE project, a SAMHSA grant demonstrating the use of Peer Supports in a multi-disciplinary team serving uninsured adults experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Brian transitioned to managing the Mental Health Clinic in October 2015 and then assumed responsibility for the Caldwell Clinic and Community Based Programs in 2016.
Brian transitioned back to the Boise office in 2018. Brian became a registered supervisor with the State of Idaho in 2020.
When Brian is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and running, hiking, and mountain biking in the Boise Foothills and Idaho mountains.
Brian volunteers on the board of the West End Neighborhood Association where he advocates for his community and individuals experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
Alita has been with Human Supports of Idaho since 1997.
As the Administrative Services Manager, she oversees the entire Clerical Support team, billing, handles HR, bookkeeping, and other office management duties.
She has a background in customer service and bookkeeping.
Alita enjoys working with managers and staff to keep operations running smoothly and successfully.
She is proud to work for an organization that betters the lives of others and includes people from all different walks of life.
Michael serves as our Substance Use Disorder treatment director at Human Supports of Idaho.
He received his Bachelor of Social Work and his Masters of Social Work degrees from Boise State University. He also minored in Addiction studies while at BSU.
Michael specializes in Co-occurring and Substance Use Disorder treatment.
He has experience in providing treatment services in Medication Assisted Treatment, Outpatient, and Inpatient treatment settings.
He is trained as a clinical supervisor for SUD treatment providers. Michael is a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast who spends as much time as possible in the wind.
Tara received a Bachelor of Science in Marriage and Family Studies from BYU-Idaho and a Masters of Social Work from University of Nevada Reno.
Tara has a person centered perspective and specializes in grief work.
She has experience serving individuals and families in marginalized communities and relationship building with community partners.
Tara enjoys reading, quilting, spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Sam received his bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Idaho and Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University.
His specialties include crisis intervention and crisis management. Prior to working for HSI, Sam was a Designated Examiner and Clinician for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Sam is a current member of the Region 3 Children’s Mental Health Board.
He enjoys spending time with his children, the outdoors, and is an avid sports enthusiast.
Amber specializes in an eclectic blend of EMDR therapy, Play Therapy, ABA, and CBT among other modalities. With over 20 years of work in the mental health field she has served a wide array of individuals and needs including; Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Conduct Disorders. Amber’s favorite part of her job is the fulfillment she gets through supporting people in growth and healing while being able to maintain her creative and playful nature. When Amber is not working she can usually be found engaging in building creative art projects or spending time outdoors with her children and trusty Labrador. She enjoys collaborating with her children to engage in projects and volunteerism to support our local families in need and environmental stewardship. Amber’s self-care activities typically include learning about things that spark her curiosity, finding the best music for the moment and humor
Amber works in our Community Base Services, is the Marketing Director for HSI, and mommy to Blue and Jozie May (Therapy Dogs).
Amber received her marketing experience when she was the Event Coordinator and Marketing Director for the Karcher Mall in Nampa. Amber was in charge of the social media, website, promotions, and her favorite part, designing and setting up the Santa and Easter Bunny sets. Amber has always had a great understanding of psychology and would like to get her masters in psychology in the near future. Until then Amber is a Peer, Family, and Youth Support.
Amber’s education is based on lived experience with her own mental illness and her sons, and finding her/his way to recovery.
Amber’s favorite part of Peer Support is working with her peers and seeing them achieve their goals.
Her favorite part of Marketing is working on Social Media and Networking with people.
When Amber is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and dogs.
Amber also volunteers at her church helping teach Quincenera classes. Amber’s favorite self-care is binge watching “The Office”