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Staff

Theodore A. Rice, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, CEAP, Certified QPR instructor

Executive Director

Ted Rice joined the Tennessee Lawyer’s Assistance Program as the Deputy Director in October 2006. Before TLAP, Ted served as a clinical counselor for the Work/Life Connections-EAP at Vanderbilt University from 2004-2006. Ted received a B.A. in Psychology from Marshall University in 1994 and a Master's in Education degree in Human Developmental Counseling in 1997 from Vanderbilt University. Ted Rice is a National Certified, Employee Assistance Professional, a National Board Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider Status designation, in the state of Tennessee.  

Email: ted.rice@tncourts.gov 

Irina Khan, LPC

Clinical Case Manager

Irina Khan joined the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program in October 2018. Irina is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. Prior to joining TLAP, Irina worked at an addiction treatment center for impaired professionals. She has specialized training in process addictions and trauma. She is passionate about the field of psychology and utilizing her knowledge to help individuals grow, transform and heal. Irina uses a collaborative and integrative approach to therapy while providing a safe and judgement free space for individuals.

Email: irina.khan@tncourts.gov

Emily Lacey

Program Manager

Emily Lacey was hired as the full-time Program Coordinator in January 2006.  She is responsible for conference planning, expenses and reimbursements, random urine drug screening, and compliance management of TLAP Monitoring Agreements.  She also manages repayments for the Cain Fund and is on call after hours to answer TLAP crisis calls. She was promoted to Program Manager in 2016. 

Email: emily.lacey@tncourts.gov 

Kim Holliday Williams

Outreach Coordinator

Kim Williams is a Nashville native and studied education and mass communications at Austin Peay State University. She was hired part-time for TLAP in April 2015 and proved she is a great communicator and self-motivated team player,which led her to a full time position in July 2016. She is an experienced professional responsible for cultivating strategic outreach activities. She is a certified mental health first aid provider and a QPR suicide prevention gatekeeper. She also interfaces regularly with the clients and the leadership of the Commissioners of TLAP.

Email: kim.williams@tncourts.gov