This is a  staff list for Burning Tree Ranch in Kaufman, TX

(aka Burning Tree Recovery Ranch)

(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 Burning Tree 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 Burning Tree Ranch, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Burning Tree 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.

 

HEAL is currently investigating Burning Tree Ranch.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
David Elliott Founder/Managing Partner Elliott is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Curt Maddon CEO Formerly with Gatehouse AcademyMaddon is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Sonya Kimbrell CFO HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Bethany Lutz Admissions Director Lutz is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Laura Richardson Marketing HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Michael Smith Multi-Media Marketing HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Dirk Lemasters Business Development HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Sarah Petelik Admissions Specialist Petelik is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Beth Stainton Admissions Specialist Stainton is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Michelle Wooldridge Financial Assistant HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Heidi Voet Smith Clinical Director Smith is licensed solely as a licensed professional counselor and has been licensed since 2005 in TX.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Shea Barakatt Asst. Clinical Director Barakatt is a licensed LMSW and Chemical Dependency Counselor in TX and has been since 2010.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Dennis Dalton Psychiatrist Dalton is not a licensed psychiatrist nor mental health professional in TX.  Sources: http://reg.tmb.state.tx.us/OnLineVerif/Phys_SearchVerif.asp and https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Shelley Long Operations Mgr. HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Joshua New Counselor Joshua M. New (may be a different person) is a licensed LMSW and Chemical Dependency Counselor in TX.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do 
Lori Crow Counselor Crow is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in TX.  (license renewal/expires October 2013).  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do
Carey Ferren Counselor Ferren is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in TX.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do
Jennifer Boofer Neuro-Feedback Tech. Boofer is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Rachel Grayson Operations Asst. HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Lara Polito Client Care Asst. Polito is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Shelia Sirls Client Care Asst. Sirls is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Jade Perry Admin. Asst. HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
David Houke Clinical Director David W. Houke is a licensed LSMW and Chemical Dependency Counselor in TX.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do?anchor=e372d0e.0
Frank Floca Psychiatrist

PHYSICIAN

NAME:  FRANK STEWART  FLOCA    MD DATE: 08/20/2013
 

THE INFORMATION IN THIS BOX HAS BEEN VERIFIED
BY THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
 
Date of Birth: 1950
License Number: E6078 Full Medical License
Issuance Date: 08/29/1976
Expiration Date of Physicianís Registration Permit: 11/30/2014
 
Registration Status: ACTIVE Registration Date: 01/01/1978
Disciplinary Status: SEE PREVIOUS ORDER Disciplinary Date: 06/17/2011
Licensure Status: NONE Licensure Date: NONE
 
 
Medical School of Graduation:
At the time of licensure, TMB verified the physicianís graduation from medical school as follows: 
UNIV OF TEXAS MED BRANCH, GALVESTON 

Medical School Graduation Year: 1976
 
 
TMB Filings, Actions and License Restrictions
The Texas Medical Board has the following board actions against this physician. (This may include any formal complaints filed by TMB, as well as petitions and/or responses related to licensure contested matters, at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.)
 
View the documents containing action taken by the Board against this individual.

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Action Date:  06/17/2011
Description:  STATUS CLEARED 06/17/2011
 
Action Date:  06/03/2011
Description:  ON JUNE 3, THE BOARD ENTERED AN ORDER IMPOSING ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY REGARDING FRANK STEWART FLOCA, M.D., REQUIRING HIM TO PAY A FINE OF $500 WITHIN 60 DAYS FOR FAILURE TO NOTIFY THE BOARD OF AN ADDRESS CHANGE.
 
 
Investigations by TMB of Medical Malpractice
Section 164.201 of the Act requires that: the board review information relating to a physician against whom three or more malpractice claims have been reported within a five year period. Based on these reviews, the following investigations were conducted with the listed resolutions.
 
NONE
 
 
Status History
Status history contains entries for any updates to the individualís registration, licensure or disciplinary status types (beginning with 1/1/78, when the boardís records were first automated). Entries are in reverse chronological order; new entries of each type supersede the previous entry of that same type. These records do not display status type. Should you have any questions, please contact our Customer Information Center at 512-305-7030 or verifcic@tmb.state.tx.us
 
Status Code:  CL Effective Date:  06/17/2011
Description:  SEE PREVIOUS ORDER
 
Status Code:  RB Effective Date:  06/03/2011
Description:  UNDER BOARD ORDER
 
Status Code:  AC Effective Date:  01/01/1978
Description:  ACTIVE
 

Source: http://reg.tmb.state.tx.us/OnLineVerif/Phys_SearchVerif.asp
Alissa Hendrickson Operations Mgr. HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Gary Dinkelman Clinical Mgr. Dinkelman is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in TX.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do
Lesley Crowley Counselor There is a Leslie F. Crowley (may be a different person) that is a licensed chemical dependency counselor in TX.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do
Lisa Pace Neuro-Feedback Tech Pace is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Kay Brady Counselor Brady is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do  (Special Note: Kay M. Brady (may be a different person) is registered as a licensed chemical dependency counselor intern.  An intern is not qualified to provide unsupervised treatment and support.)
Paula Harrell Client Care Asst. There is a Paula C. Harrell (may be a different person) that is a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in TX.  Harrell is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Suzanne Johnson Admin. Asst. HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office/accounting, maintenance, nor food preparation staff as such does not typically require special licensure.
Jan Ford Mustin Psycho-Therapist Contracted Service Provider: Peak Performance Institute  Mustin is a licensed LMFT, LCDC, and Professional Counselor in TX.  Source:  https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Angie Knight-Buja Family Program Facilitator There is an Angela E. Knight (may be a different person) that is a licensed professional counselor in TX.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Dawn S. Wilson Transitional Svcs. Dir. "Aftercare"  Wilson is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
Matt Brown Staff Formerly worked for Gatehouse Academy.  There are too many Matt Browns in TX to verify without additional information about Matt.  HEAL requires Matt's full legal name and/or license/certification number in order to complete background verification.
Ann Balowski Admissions Formerly worked for Gatehouse AcademyBalowski is not a licensed mental health nor social work professional.  Source: https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/searchByNameTXRAS.do
*(Burning Tree 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.)
External Link:  http://www.thefix.com/content/burning-tree-rehab-abuse-tough-love8787

 

 Last Updated: November 5th, 2014

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