This is a  staff list for Calvary Academy in Mulberry, FL

(a.k.a. Calvary Academy Ministries)

(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 Calvary Academy.  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 Calvary Academy, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Calvary Academy, 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 Calvary Academy.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Bob Wasser Executive Director Wasser is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP#theBottom  Wasser is not a licensed/certified educator.  Source: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/public.asp
Bonnie Wasser Co-Founder Wasser is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP#theBottom  Wasser is not a licensed/certified educator.  Source: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/public.asp
Roger W. Schultz President Schultz is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP#theBottom Wasser is not a licensed/certified educator.  Source: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/public.asp
Carl Weissheim Principal Weissheim is not a licensed/certified educator in Florida.  Source: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/public.asp
Joel Jaeger Head Boys' Staff Jaeger is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP#theBottom
Rianon Jaeger Secretary HEAL does not perform background licensure checks on office/maitenance/clerical personnel.
Carl Vitense Staff Vitense is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP#theBottom
Chris Vitense Staff Vitense is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional.  Source: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP#theBottom
"Mr. Z" Teacher HEAL requires full names (first and last, sometimes middle too) in order to perform background licensure checks.
"Mr. Matt" Staff HEAL requires full names (first and last, sometimes middle too) in order to perform background licensure checks.
"Mr. Josh" Staff HEAL requires full names (first and last, sometimes middle too) in order to perform background licensure checks.
"Mr. Brian" Staff HEAL requires full names (first and last, sometimes middle too) in order to perform background licensure checks.
Robert Wasser — Walworth County, Wisconsin, US — May 26, 1999 (charges)
Prosecution with case dismissed
Robert and Bonnie Wasser dedicated their lives to helping abused and neglected children in a most dedicated fashion — by adopting and raising 22 of them over the years. But one of their daughters turned on them when Robert disapproved of her dropping out of college. She and her boyfriend first attempted to blackmail Robert for sexually abusing her, then filed a civil suit for damages. Later the police got involved and charges were filed. “While the charges against him were eventually dismissed, he lost his job, his reputation was damaged, and he incurred the expense of a court battle.”2
  • Location: Walworth County, Wisconsin
  • 1 Claimed Innocent: Robert Wasser
  • Accusations: Sexually assault his 19-year-old adopted daughter2
  • Outcome: Case dismissed. Lost his job and had years of legal expenses.2
  • Dates: Incident: December 1, 19971, Charges: May 26, 19991, Trial: 20022
  • Problems: Judicial misconduct. In dismissing the case, judge cited prosecutor's misconduct in providing false information to the court and lying under oath.2
  • Latest information: June 20032
Source:

State of Wisconsin vs. ROBERT R. WASSER

Walworth County Case Number 1999CM000235

Filing Date
Case Type
Case Status

 Ascending Date Order
 Descending Date Order
05-26-1999
Criminal
Closed
Defendant Date of Birth
Address
09-04-1943
1147 S LAKE SHORE DR, FONTANA,  WI  53125
Branch Id
DA Case Number
4
99-0398

Charge(s)
Count No.
Statute
Description
Severity
Disposition
1
940.225
Sexual Assault-4-
Misd. U
Dismissed on Prosecutor's Motion
2
940.225
Sexual Assault-4-
Misd. U
Dismissed on Prosecutor's Motion
 
 
 
Responsible Official
Prosecuting Agency
Prosecuting Attorney
Defense Attorney
Gibbs, Michael
District Attorney
 
Danz, David A

Defendant
Defendant Name
Date of Birth
Sex
Race 1
WASSER, ROBERT R
09-04-1943
Male
Caucasian
Address
Address Updated On
1147 S LAKE SHORE DR, FONTANA,  WI  53125
01-01-2003
JUSTIS ID
Finger Print ID
 
 
 
 
 
 
Defendant Attorney(s)
Attorney Name
Entered
 
Danz, David A
05-26-1999
 

Citations
Citation 99CM00235-01
 
Bond Amount
Deposit Type
Appearance Date and Time
Mandatory
$ 0.00
None
06-10-1999 at 09:00 am
No
Name
Date of Birth
Sex
WASSER, ROBERT R
09-04-1943
Male
Address
Address Updated On
1147 S LAKE SHORE DR, FONTANA,  WI  53125
01-01-2003
Plate Number
State
Expiration
VIN
 
WI
 
 
Issuing Agency
Officer Name
Violation Date
MPH Over
Village of Fontana
 
12-01-1997
 
Plaintiff Agency
Ordinance or Statute
Statute
Charge Description
State of Wisconsin
Statute
940.225
Sexual Assault-4-
Severity
 
 
Misd. U
 
 

Citation 99CM00235-02
 
Bond Amount
Deposit Type
Appearance Date and Time
Mandatory
$ 0.00
None
06-10-1999 at 09:00 am
No
Name
Date of Birth
Sex
WASSER, ROBERT R
09-04-1943
Male
Address
Address Updated On
1147 S LAKE SHORE DR, FONTANA,  WI  53125
01-01-2003
Plate Number
State
Expiration
VIN
 
WI
 
 
Issuing Agency
Officer Name
Violation Date
MPH Over
Village of Fontana
 
12-01-1997
 
Plaintiff Agency
Ordinance or Statute
Statute
Charge Description
State of Wisconsin
Statute
940.225
Sexual Assault-4-
Severity
 
 
Misd. U
 

State of Wisconsin vs. ROBERT R. WASSER

Walworth County Case Number 1999CM000235

Filing Date
Case Type
Case Status

 Ascending Date Order
 Descending Date Order
05-26-1999
Criminal
Closed
Defendant Date of Birth
Address
09-04-1943
1147 S LAKE SHORE DR, FONTANA,  WI  53125
Branch Id
DA Case Number
4
99-0398

Charge(s)
Count No.
Statute
Description
Severity
Disposition
1
940.225
Sexual Assault-4-
Misd. U
Dismissed on Prosecutor's Motion
2
940.225
Sexual Assault-4-
Misd. U
Dismissed on Prosecutor's Motion
 
 
 
Responsible Official
Prosecuting Agency
Prosecuting Attorney
Defense Attorney
Gibbs, Michael
District Attorney
 
Danz, David A

Defendant
Defendant Name
Date of Birth
Sex
Race 1
WASSER, ROBERT R
09-04-1943
Male
Caucasian
Address
Address Updated On
1147 S LAKE SHORE DR, FONTANA,  WI  53125
01-01-2003
JUSTIS ID
Finger Print ID
 
 
 
 
 
 
Defendant Attorney(s)
Attorney Name
Entered
 
Danz, David A
05-26-1999
 

Citations
Citation 99CM00235-01
 
Bond Amount
Deposit Type
Appearance Date and Time
Mandatory
$ 0.00
None
06-10-1999 at 09:00 am
No
Name
Date of Birth
Sex
WASSER, ROBERT R
09-04-1943
Male
Address
Address Updated On
1147 S LAKE SHORE DR, FONTANA,  WI  53125
01-01-2003
Plate Number
State
Expiration
VIN
 
WI
 
 
Issuing Agency
Officer Name
Violation Date
MPH Over
Village of Fontana
 
12-01-1997
 
Plaintiff Agency
Ordinance or Statute
Statute
Charge Description
State of Wisconsin
Statute
940.225
Sexual Assault-4-
Severity
 
 
Misd. U
 
 

Citation 99CM00235-02
 
Bond Amount
Deposit Type
Appearance Date and Time
Mandatory
$ 0.00
None
06-10-1999 at 09:00 am
No
Name
Date of Birth
Sex
WASSER, ROBERT R
09-04-1943
Male
Address
Address Updated On
1147 S LAKE SHORE DR, FONTANA,  WI  53125
01-01-2003
Plate Number
State
Expiration
VIN
 
WI
 
 
Issuing Agency
Officer Name
Violation Date
MPH Over
Village of Fontana
 
12-01-1997
 
Plaintiff Agency
Ordinance or Statute
Statute
Charge Description
State of Wisconsin
Statute
940.225
Sexual Assault-4-
Severity
 
 
Misd. U
http://wcca.wicourts.gov/caseDetails.do;jsessionid=477EAAB97D6EDDDF5BF576100187FFCB.render1?caseNo=1999CM000235&countyNo=64&cacheId=121C910C4B88A95F84B51DAC1D96416C&recordCount=1&off

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THE TRUTH:

All segregated congregate care providers, including those on our watch-list, are welcome to contact us to correct any information or provide additional data that may assist with delivering the whole truth to the public.  We've found in many cases where this offer has been abused or resulted in revealing additional basis for our concerns. For some examples see: http://www.heal-online.org/tcfl.htm http://www.heal-online.org/bolthouse.htm and http://www.heal-online.org/abundant2.htm.  Now, we are willing to look at the facts and may have questions or require documentation backing up any claims.  We do verify licensing, academic backgrounds, and other qualifications when investigating and researching programs on our watch-list to assist consumers seeking additional information on such programs or victims requiring assistance with getting corroborating evidence of their claims.  We do that in order to make sure the information we provide is accurate and verified and cite our sources.  In the event any information we've posted is in error, we're happy to make a correction.  And, for information on how such requests are handled and have been resolved historically, see: http://www.heal-online.org/requests.htm

HEAL does not support segregated congregate care for many reasons which include that many such facilities are abusive, exploitative, fraudulent, and lack effective oversight often as a result of fraudulent misrepresentation coupled with the ignorance of those seeking to enroll loved ones in such facilities, programs, schools, or centers without a valid court order and involuntarily.  In the United States such involuntary placements done without a court order are apparently illegal as they either violate the Americans with Disabilities Act community integration requirement or due process rights of those involuntarily placed.  Now, in regards to parents, in the United States parents have the right to waive their own rights, but, not the rights of their minor children.  See http://www.heal-online.org/legalarguments.htm for more information.  Now, most facilities on our watch list include waivers, indemnity clauses, and sworn statements parents must sign assuring the program that the parents have the right to make the placement involuntarily and without due process in a segregated congregate care environment, however, California and federal prosecutors as well as settled law appears to suggest that is not the case.  In fact, in the David Taylor case found at http://www.heal-online.org/provocases.htm, Taylor sued Provo Canyon School and his mother as co-defendants.  His mother was found liable for 75% of the damages awarded to Taylor as a result of multiple complaints including false imprisonment, while the program was found only 25% liable because the mother owed a duty of due diligence to investigate anyone to which she would entrust care of her child and she failed to do so. 

Now, HEAL opposes segregated congregate care and we find most placements are happening illegally in the USA which if the youth understood their rights would result in unfortunate outcomes for the parents, particularly when they don't exercise good judgment and support the fraud and abuse rather than their own children when they need remedy and justice.  And, HEAL supports all victims of fraud and abuse in seeking remedies at law for any crimes or torts committed against them.  And, that's true whether or not the program or victims are in the USA. 

HEAL has a 5 point argument against segregated congregate care we'd like you to consider:

a.  Segregated care is unconstitutional and a civil rights violation.  It is only permissible if a person is unable to survive independent of an institutional environment.  For more on this, watch the HEAL Report at  https://youtu.be/C4NzhZc4P0A.  Or, see:   http://www.ada.gov/olmstead/  which includes in part:    "United States v. Florida – 1:12-cv-60460 – (S.D. Fla.) – On April 7, 2016, the United States filed an Opposition to the State of Florida’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment.  In the Motion, the State had asked the Court to rule, on a variety of grounds, that the United States could not recover damages for unnecessarily institutionalized children to whom the State had been deliberately indifferent."

b.  Institutionalization is always dehumanizing and coercive.  Institutionalization always harms the institutionalized and deprives them of protected civil rights.  Dr. David Straker, Psychiatry Professor at Columbia University's School of Medicine (Ivy League) explains this in detail at http://changingminds.org/disciplines/sociology/articles/institutionalization.htm.  "Many institutions, from prisons to monasteries to asylums, deliberately want to control and manage their inmates such that they conform and do not cause problems. Even in less harsh environments, many of the institutionalization methods may be found, albeit in more moderated form (although the psychological effect can be equally devastating)."  (See website linked in this paragraph for more info.)

c.  Institutionalization is not in the best interest of children.  Institutions are not ever better for a child than living with a loving family.  Source:   http://www.unicef.org/cambodia/12681_23295.html       

d.  Reform schools, residential treatment programs, and other segregated congregate care settings have been shown to be ineffective and harmful.  Best source on this currently is:     https://www.acgov.org/probation/documents/EndoftheReformSchoolbyVinny.doc

e. Boarding Schools, even the "good ones", result in a form of social death, isolation, and cause both anxiety and depression.  Therefore, it is clearly not in the best interest of the youth subjected to those environments.  Sources: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/08/boarding-school-syndrome-joy-schaverien-review and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/11662001/The-truth-about-boarding-school-syndrome.html

Beyond the above arguments against segregated congregate care, we have reports from the NIH, Surgeon General, Yale University Studies, and much more showing the methodologies of behavior modification are damaging, harmful, and ineffective.  You can request these documents via e-mail.  In addition, for such programs offering academic services or claiming to offer diplomas, certifications, or the like, it is important to check to see if it is a diploma mill with no accredited academic services.  Please see article: "Avoiding Scams: What You Need To Know"  for important information on how to avoid education/training scams.

If you'd like to see what HEAL suggests rather than segregated congregate care (i.e. committing a crime or tort against your child if done against their will without a court order), please see articles: "Fix Your Family, Help Your Teen" and "How Would You Handle My Out of Control Teen?".

If you have a complaint against any facility, please file a complaint with the appropriate law enforcement agency or your home state's attorney general.  For reporting resources see: http://www.heal-online.org/report.htm.  (Reporting guide is for USA only at this time.)
 

 

 Last Updated: November 1st, 2019

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