This is a  staff list for Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau in Cleveland/Shaker Heights, OH

(a.k.a. Monarch Boarding Academy or Monarch School)

(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 Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau.  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 Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau, 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 Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Irwin M. Feldman Trustee Feldman is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in OH.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Sherrie Tilton Staff (former) Charged with three counts of sexual battery against a minor at Bellefaire Tilton is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in OH.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Debbie Cowan Associate Exec. Director Cowan is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in OH.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Kate Uhelein Cottage 10 Unit Spvsr. Reported by dissatisfied parent.  Uhelein is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in OH.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Jessica Platt Cottage 10 Unit Spvsr. Reported by dissatisfied parent.  Platt is a licensed Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor in OH and has been since 2012.  (Licensed as counseling trainee in 2006).  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Sarah Ford Cottage 10 Unit Spvsr. Reported by dissatisfied parent.  Ford is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in OH.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Karl Brass Director Reported by dissatisfied parent.  Brass is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in OH.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Jennifer O'Keefe Monarch Supervisor Reported by dissatisfied parent.  O'Keefe is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in OH and has been since 2012.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Allison Tasker Case Manager Reported by dissatisfied parent.  Tasker is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in OH and has been since 2008.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Amanda Young Intake Reported by dissatisfied parent.  Amanda M. Young (may be a different person) is a licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor in OH and has been since 2008.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Ivy Boyle Psychiatrist Reported by dissatisfied parent.  Boyle is a licensed medical doctor in OH and has been since 1970.  Source: https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
OTHER OTHER This program is affiliated and/or "accredited" by:

Council on Accreditation (COA)

Joint Commission (a.k.a. JCAHO)

HEAL has received reports from families regarding physical and psychological abuse occurring at this program.  These reports have been submitted by e-mail and verified with the individual(s) submitting the reports.  As the families have requested anonymity and confidentiality, we cannot disclose more at this time.  We recommend that families avoid placing children at Bellefaire given the history of sexual abuse and the other complaints we have received on this program.
SEXUAL ASSAULT, FAIRMOUNT BOULEVARD: A Cleveland man, 24, a staff member at Bellefaire JCB, 22001 Fairmount, is a suspect in the sexual assault of a girl, 17, who is a student there. Police are not sure where the assault took place. A Bellefaire administrator no tified an investigator from the Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services department, and the investigator then called police.  Source: http://blog.cleveland.com/sunpress/2009/08/teens_are_suspected_in_three_c.html
Increase in serious incidents at youth facility has University Heights officials concerned   Posted 4:22 pm, May 17, 2018, by Peggy Gallek Facebook24 Twitter Google Pinterest LinkedIn Email Increase In Serious Incidents At Youth Facility Has University Heights Officials Concerned UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - The Fox 8 I-Team obtained exclusive video that shows police called to a wild scene inside a facility for troubled teens earlier this month. Just one of many calls police have responded to at Bellefaire JCB in the past few months. “We are very concerned,” said Mike Astrab, University Heights Prosecutor. On May 5, an employee at Bellefaire JCB called 911 saying some of the juvenile clients were attacking staff. “They are trying to steal keys, it's just the clients they are rioting.,” the employee told the 911 dispatcher. “ We had somebody AWOL too, we just had someone break out. “ Body camera video shows University Heights officers responding to the facility. According to reports, some Bellefaire employees were assaulted and three juvenile clients left after allegedly taking keys and badges from staff. All three were later located. This past weekend an employee called police saying a male client was choking a female client, and she was having difficulty breathing. The I-Team found that since January, University Heights police filed 26 incident reports, that is more than doubles the incident reports the department dealt with at Bellefaire during the same time period last year. “We noticed a spike,” Astrab said. “ As a result we opened up a dialogue with Bellefaire to try and figure out what we can do to fix this problem. Those kids there, and there are a lot of them, are residents of University Heights, It is my duty and the police department’s duty to protect those kids.” Bellefaire officials released this statement. “Bellefaire works with youth who often come to us from very difficult backgrounds, many dealing with trauma and mental illness. We work hard to provide a safe, nurturing environment for the clients in our care. Our staff undergo extensive and ongoing training to ensure the best therapeutic outcome for these youth. We continue to evaluate our procedures to identify areas of improvement while ensuring the best therapeutic environment for the children in our care. In fact, as we too are concerned about the increased need to serve more and more difficult children, we are building a new facility that will be constructed and staffed in a manner that should lessen the need for assistance from local law enforcement.” “We want to bring the number of serious incident reports down as soon as possible,” Astrab said.  Source: http://fox8.com/2018/05/17/increase-in-serious-incidents-at-youth-facility-has-university-heights-officials-concerned/

 *(Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau, 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: May 17th, 2018

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