This is a  staff list for Boys and Girls Republic in Detroit/Farmington, MI

(a.k.a. Lutheran Child and Family Services of Michigan, New Directions RTC)

(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 Boys and Girls Republic.  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 Boys and Girls Republic, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Boys and Girls Republic, 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.

 

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Will Pope Intake Coordinator There is a William G. Pope that is a licensed Optometrist in MI and a Willie M. Pope that is a licensed Registered Nurse in MI.  It is unclear if either of these are the same as this Will Pope.  HEAL requires Pope's license number or full name in order to complete professional credential verification.
Robert G. Miles President/CEO Miles is no longer working for this program.  Miles is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Ronald J. Salvner CFO Salvner no longer appears to be working for this program.  HEAL chose not to do a professional licensure verification on Salvner as CFOs do not typically interact with clients.
Michel Barth CFO Barth no longer appears to be working for this program.  HEAL chose not to do a professional licensure verification on Barth as CFOs do not typically interact with clients.
Linda Snelling Human Resources Snelling is no longer working in this position, but, currently sits on the Board of Directors of the program.  Snelling is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Marie Tolen Director of Knowledge Marie Louise Tolen (may be a different person) is a licensed Social Worker in MI and has been since 1992.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Eric R. Musum Dir. of Info. Tech. Musum is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Ray Scott Ambassador There is a Raymond Scott licensed as a Registered Nurse in MI.  This may be a different person.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Barbara A. MacKenzie Regional Director MacKenzie is a licensed Social Worker and has been since 2006.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Jill M. Haiser Marketing Haiser is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Noreen Haggerty Resource Director Haggerty no longer appears to be working for this program.  Haggerty is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Marc Melton Development Melton no longer appears to be working for this program.  Melton is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Scott Liggett Development There was only one Scott Liggett licensed as a Veterinarian only in MI.  This may be a different person.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Roger L. Pickering Regional Director Pickering is a licensed Social Worker and has been in MI since 1990.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Steven J. Zwart Regional Director Zwart is a licensed Social Worker and has been in MI since 1990.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
David Gehm President/CEO There is a David Mark Gehm (may be a different person) licensed solely as a Nursing Home Administrator and Pharmacist.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Amy Storms CFO HEAL chose not to do a professional licensure verification on Storms as CFOs do not typically interact with clients.
Sonia Noorman Division Director Noorman is a licensed Social Worker and has been since 1996 in MI.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp
Jason Sroufe Division Director Sroufe is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp

Board of Directors

 
Paul F. Nyquist Chair  
Roger C. Johr Vice-Chair Co-Owner Circle R Ranch, LLC
Donald A. Meier Secretary  
Ritch R. Cushway Treasurer  
Thomas A. Doerflinger Asst. Treasurer Senior VP, Bank of America
John H. Davis Member  
Thomas V. Fockler Member  
Michael R. Jessamy Member Director, Chrysler Corporation, LLC
Thomas A. Kissling Member  
David P.E. Maier Member  
William T. McCarthy Member  
James E. Miller Member Retired CEO of Mazda Motor Corportation
Thomas F. Neusiis Member  
G. Joseph Pasman Member Eagle Strategies Corporation.
Mattew A. Resch Member  
Tony N. Stamas Member  
Linda A. Snelling Member  
Gerald A. Westgate Member  
Alicia J. Winget Member General Manager of Wyndgate Country Club.
1997 Lawsuit-- Jonasson v. Lutheran Child and Family Services  (cause--sexual harassment)
2006 Lawsuit-- Children's Rights Issues in Michigan

 *(Boys and Girls Republic, 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 12th, 2013

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