This is a  staff list for Break Through, Inc. in Mead, WA

(a/k/a Breakthrough, Inc.  This program reportedly has locations in Mead and Spokane, WA)

(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 Break Through, Inc..  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 Break Through, Inc., you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Break Through, Inc., 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.

 

At this time, Break Through, Inc., is under preliminary investigation.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Christopher Patterson Founder Patterson is not a licensed mental health professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Melissa Clowser Director Clowser is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Nathan Cooper Program Manager Cooper is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Alissa Mellick Staff Formerly worked for Airway Heights Correctional Facility.  Mellick is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Kurtis League Asst. Director League is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx   It does appear that League registered for a nursing assistant license, but, he is not licensed.
Fay Cadwallader Staff/MSW Claims to have worked in "mental health field" for 20 years.  Cadwallader is licensed by the State of WA as an Independent Clinical Social Worker and is certified to provide treatment to sex offenders.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Amy Dickerson Program Manager Dickerson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx   It does appear that League registered for a nursing assistant license, but, he is not licensed.
Tyler Ellifritz Program Manager Ellifritz has registered for a nursing assistant license as of June, 2012.  However, Ellifritz currently holds no mental health nor medical professional licenses.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Chris Allbee Program Manager Albey is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in WA.  HEAL received word that Allbee's name was not as appears on the Breakthrough website.  We have changed it to the correct spelling.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
(Break Through, Inc., 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 has been corresponding with a representative of Breakthrough, Inc. regarding our concerns since October 2nd, 2012.  So far, Breakthrough, Inc. has refused to clear up any concerns regarding their facility.  They have refused to provide us any information that would allay our concerns and instead have resorted to intimidation tactics. 

HEAL has provided Breakthrough, Inc. an opportunity to clear up any existing concerns, including a review of program materials and offer to tour the facility. 

HEAL received the incident log involving Breakthrough, Inc. operating at 1124 W Riverside Ave.  The list includes 30 incidents at that location.  The range of incidents begin in February, 2005 and the last reported incident we received from the Spokane Police Department was reported in October, 2012.  The incidents did not specify the offenses reported which is why we have chosen not to post it here.  If you'd like a copy of the incident report log we received from the Spokane Police Department, please e-mail us at info@heal-online.org

 

 Last Updated: May 13th, 2014

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