This is a  staff list for Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorder Program in Petersboro, UT

(a.k.a. .)

(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 the Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorder Program.  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 Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorder Program, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorder Program, 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 don’t place your loved one in Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorder Program and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Benita Quakenbush-Roberts Founder/Owner Quakenbush is a licensed Psychologist in Utah and has been since 1999.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Gary L. Roberts Founder/COO Benita's husband.  Roberts holds no professional licenses in Utah.  He is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mary E. Doty Program Consultant Doty is not a licensed Psychologist in Utah.  Doty was formerly licensed but has not been licensed since 2010 in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Michael P. Twohig Program Consultant Twohig is a licensed Psychologist in Utah and has been since 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Brian Matthew Jensen Psychiatrist
Internship: Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, 2005 – 2006

Fellowship: Our Children's House at Baylor, Baylor University, Dallas, Texas, 2006 – 2007

Jensen has been with Avalon since 2008.  Jensen no longer appears to be working at this facility.  Jensen is a licensed Psychologist and has been since 2007.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

Charles Bentley Clinician Charles George Bentley (may be a different person) is a licensed Psychologist in Utah, but, has only been licensed since March, 2012.  (Meaning he was not a licensed psychologist in 2010 when he began working as a clinician at Avalon.) Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html  
Donald Hebert Therapist Hebert formerly worked at another unnamed residential "treatment" program.*  Hebert is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah and has been since 1989.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kathryn Laurel Clements Therapist Clements formerly worked Sunnyside Therapeutic Day School, Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, 2000-2001.  Clements is not a licensed mental health professional in Utah.  Clements was formerly licensed in Utah as a Social Worker (not a therapist).  Clements has not held a license in Utah since September, 2010.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Tera L. Lensegrav-Benson Therapist Lensegrav-Benson is a licensed Psychologist in Utah and has been since 2007.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Martin Toohill Therapist Toohill no longer appears to be working at this facility.  Toohill is a licensed Psychologist in Utah and has been since 2005.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Dr. W. Dean Belnap Psychiatrist Vice-Chairman of the Board with the Family Leader Network.   Belnap is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 1948.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Chad Speth Primary Care Provider Speth no longer appears to be working at this facility.  Speth is a licensed APRN and has been since 2005.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Stacey L. Brown Nurse Brown is a licensed Registered Nurse and has been since 2006.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lesle K. Dickey Nurse Dickey no longer appears to be working at this facility.  Dickey is a Licensed Practical Nurse and has been since 2006 in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Alyssa Anderson Dietician Anderson no longer appears to be working at this facility.  Anderson is a Certified Dietician in UT and has been since 2005.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Anne Stephens Dietician Stephens is a Certified Dietician in UT and has been since 2008.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kayley Valcarce Food Services Valcarce no longer appears to be working at this facility.  HEAL chose not to check for professional licensure on Kayley Valcarce as Food Service Providers are typically not required to hold specialized licenses.
Ali Wormgoor Food Services HEAL chose not to check for professional licensure on Ali Wormgoor as Food Service Providers are typically not required to hold specialized licenses.
Doriann Pye-Petersen Direct Care The Children’s Center, Pocatello, Idaho 2005-2007.  Petersen came to Avalon in 2007.  Pye-Petersen is a licensed Assoc. Mental Health Counselor in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Faye Frazer Direct Care Frazer is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
Jill Lowe Education Lowe no longer appears to be working at this facility.  HEAL performed professional licensure verification subsequent to Lowe's departure from Avalon and we have chosen not to perform it as a result.
Carrie Schmidt Admissions Schmidt has been with the program in 2003.  Schmidt is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
Katie Atha Admissions Atha has been with the program since 2004.  Atha is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
Hollie Archibald Therapist Archibald joined Avalon in February, 2010.  Archibald is a licensed Psychologist and has been since 2010.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Sherrily Brown Nurse Brown is a licensed APRN and has been in Utah since 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Rachel Rood Dietician Rood is a Certified Dietician and has been since 2000.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mel Eppich Physical Activity Eppich is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Brooke Anderson Education HEAL has contacted the Utah Office of Education and is waiting on verification of Anderson's teaching credentials.
Laurel Jensen Programming Jensen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lorene Hernandez Finance Department HEAL has chosen not to do a licensure verification on Hernandez because accounting does not necessary require any professional licenses.
Sara Boghosian Psychologist Boghosian is a licensed Psychologist and has been since October, 2012.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Tyler Christiansen Psychologist Christiansen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lisa Fraleigh D.O. Fraleigh is a licensed Osteopathic Doctor and has been since 2011.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Megan Rasmussen Education HEAL has contacted the Utah Office of Education and is waiting on verification of Rasmussen's teaching credentials.
     

 *(Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorder Program, 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.)

 

 Last Updated: June 9th, 2013

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