This is a  staff list for Arivaca Boys Ranch in Arivaca, AZ

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Arivaca Boys Ranch.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Arivaca Boys Ranch, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Arivaca Boys Ranch, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.This will help!†  Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults. 

 

 

Please donít place your loved one in Arivaca Boys Ranch and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Ron Searle Managing Partner Owner at The Diamond Consortium.  Also formerly with LDS Church Education (Mormon).  Searle is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
D. Hyrum Wright Clinical Director Graduate of BYU (Brigham Young University--birthplace of abusive outdoor programs.)  Formerly with the Tempe Institute (LDS).  There is a David H. Wright that is a licensed professional counselor ONLY and has been since 2001 in AZ.  It is unclear whether or not this is the same individual.  And, it is disconcerting that someone with such a limited license would be placed in the position of Clinical Director, even if it is the same individual.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Glenn Banks Jr. Therapist Formerly with the Anasazi Foundation.  Also formerly with the Air National Guard.  There is a Glenn L. Banks (no suffix) that is a licensed independent substance abuse counselor ONLY and has been since 2003 in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Mike & Margaret Stroud Directors Educated at BYU.  Mike and Margaret Stroud are NOT licensed mental health professionals in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Boyd Anderson Facilities Facilities/maintenance workers are not expected to have mental health licenses, therefore, HEAL did not perform a license verification search on Anderson.
Luke Hallows Interim Director/Administrator Luke Hallows is formerly with WWASPS, specifically the Casa by the Sea program which is/was confirmedly abusive and closed as a result.  Hallows also reportedly worked for WWASPS' High Impact program in Mexico.  Hallows is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Phil Winch Mentor Graduate of BYU.  Formerly worked at an unnamed "ranch" and unnamed wilderness program.  Winch is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Ted Snow Cattle Program Mgr. Snow is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Allison Kellis Wrangler Kellis is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Don Conover Wrangler Conover is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Dallin Whipple Wrangler Whipple is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Carter Poulsen CFO Accountants are not typically expected to have mental health licenses, therefore, HEAL did not perform a license verification search on Poulsen.
Norm King Partner King is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
John Poulsen Partner Poulsen is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Clif Pinckard Partner Pinckard is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Jennifer Weiss Equine Director Weiss is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/DaEngine.asp
Justin Gibson Academic Director Arizona does not regulate nor provide any oversight of private schools.  This permits for rampant fraud and abuse.  For more information, see: https://www2.ed.gov/admins/comm/choice/regprivschl/regprivschl.pdf (page 20)  And, "Under Arizona law (ARS 15-161), private schools are free to operate as they see fit without the supervision of state or local education authorities."  Source:  http://www.azed.gov/private-schools/  Many private schools do not offer accredited academic services and credits "earned" and these programs do not transfer to legitimate schools and colleges in most instances.
Buirge S. Jones Therapist Jones is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/DaEngine.asp
Robert Stahl Therapist Stahl is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/DaEngine.asp
Cecilia Graham Therapist Graham is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Arizona and has been since 2008.  Her license number is: LCSW-12572.  Source:  http://www.azbbhe.us/ProDetail.asp?ProfID=42942   You can file complaints against this professional here: http://www.azbbhe.us/pdfs/Complaint%20Form%20Revised%2015-1212%20PDF%20Fillable.pdf Or, click on "Complaint" link here: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/20
Jessica Lathen Adminstrative Director HEAL does not perform background or licensing checks on office, maintenance, cleaning, and/or food preparation staff unless they have unsupervised contact with minors in the program.
Jon Sharp Ranch Chef HEAL does not perform background or licensing checks on office, maintenance, cleaning, and/or food preparation staff unless they have unsupervised contact with minors in the program.
RD Ayers Field Projects Director HEAL requires RD Ayers full name, including first and middle, in order to determine whether Ayers holds any professional licenses in Arizona.
Tom Farrington Maintenance HEAL does not perform background or licensing checks on office, maintenance, cleaning, and/or food preparation staff unless they have unsupervised contact with minors in the program.
Amy Hamilton Equine Teacher Arizona does not regulate nor provide any oversight of private schools.  This permits for rampant fraud and abuse.  For more information, see: https://www2.ed.gov/admins/comm/choice/regprivschl/regprivschl.pdf (page 20)  And, "Under Arizona law (ARS 15-161), private schools are free to operate as they see fit without the supervision of state or local education authorities."  Source:  http://www.azed.gov/private-schools/  Many private schools do not offer accredited academic services and credits "earned" and these programs do not transfer to legitimate schools and colleges in most instances.
Austyn Henretta Supervisor Henretta is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/DaEngine.asp
Josh Munn Wrangler Munn is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/DaEngine.asp
Sam Lammi Wrangler Lammi is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/DaEngine.asp
CJ Wrangler HEAL requires CJ's full name, including first and middle, in order to determine whether CJ holds any professional licenses in Arizona.
     

 *(Arivaca Boys Ranch, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.) 

HEAL UPDATE:  June 21st, 2017

Today we added new staff names to the staff list and ran licensing searches on new staff.  As you can see above, there is definitely false advertising happening here.  Two of the new therapists are not even licensed mental health professionals.  HEAL has received over 10 complaints about this program.  This program has nearly replaced all its staff since we last updated in 2012.  High staff turn over, lack of proper licensing, and lack of oversight make this program one to avoid.

 

 

 Last Updated: June 21st, 2017

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