This is a  staff list for Campagna Academy, in Schereville, IN

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

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Campagna 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.

 

At this time, Campagna Academy, is under preliminary investigation.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Bruce Hillman CEO Hillman is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx  Hillman is not a licensed educator in Indiana.  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Scott Stevens CFO HEAL does not perform qualification checks on clerical, finance, maintenance, nor food service professionals as such generally are not expected nor required to hold any special licenses.
Sofia Mendez-Bork HR & IT HEAL does not perform qualification checks on clerical, finance, maintenance, nor food service professionals as such generally are not expected nor required to hold any special licenses.
Scott Sefton Public Relations HEAL does not perform qualification checks on clerical, finance, maintenance, nor food service professionals as such generally are not expected nor required to hold any special licenses.
Dan Banaszak Logistics Banaszak is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx  Banaszak is not a licensed educator in Indiana.  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Michele Dvorak Principal Michele Dvorak Sr. (may be a different person) was formerly licensed as an educator in Indiana, but, that license expired in 1989.  Dvorak is not a licensed educator in Indiana (2013).  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Jackie Davis Program Director Jackie Davis (may be a different person) was formerly licensed solely as a substitute teacher in Indiana, but, that license expired in 2000.  Davis is not a licensed educator in Indiana (2013).  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx   Davis is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx
Jennifer Gill Clinical Director Gill is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx  Gill is not a licensed educator in Indiana.  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Delores Sanders Behavioral Director Sanders is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx  Sanders is not a licensed educator in Indiana.  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Ed Stenger IT Director HEAL does not perform qualification checks on clerical, finance, maintenance, nor food service professionals as such generally are not expected nor required to hold any special licenses.
Dawn Greene Education Director There is a Dawn Y. Greene (may be a different person) that is a licensed educator in Indiana with appropriate qualifications (doctorate, valid school administrator license, etc.).  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Kathleen Hartman-McCarthy Clinical Director Hartman-McCarthy is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx  Hartman-McCarthy is not a licensed educator in Indiana.  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Elena Dwyre CEO Dwyre is a licensed social worker in Indiana and has been since April, 2010.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx
David Cowser CFO HEAL does not perform qualification checks on clerical, finance, maintenance, nor food service professionals as such generally are not expected nor required to hold any special licenses.
Steve Butera Dir of Performance Outcomes Steven Joseph Butera (may be a different person) is a licensed mental health counselor and clinical addiction counselor  in IN and has been since 2001 (2012 for addiction counseling license).  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx
Sharon Courtryer Clinical Director Courtryer is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx  Courtryer is not a licensed educator in Indiana.  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Carol Ramsey Director of Nursing Carol Sue Ramsey is a licensed registered nurse in IN and has been since 1978.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx
Izolda Snarskis Development Director Snarskis is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx  Snarskis is not a licensed educator in Indiana.  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Kynesha Swain Admin. Director Swain is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Indiana.  Source: https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx  Swain is not a licensed educator in Indiana.  Source: http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx
Beth Szamatowicz Public Relations HEAL does not perform qualification checks on clerical, finance, maintenance, nor food service professionals as such generally are not expected nor required to hold any special licenses.
Other Other For Board of Directors--See below
(Campagna Academy., 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.)
This program does not keep it's enrollment materials online and does not describe in detail the Oasis "lock-down" program.  HEAL is investigating.

2011 Board of Directors

 

Bruce D. Hillman - Chief Executive Officer

 

Linda Anderson

Kerry Connor

David Cowser

Katherine Davis

Denise Dillard

Rosanna Fowler

Paul Freeland

Matthew Glaros

Father Patrick Kalich

Thomas Kirsch

Nicholas Lagina

Daniel Lowery

Kathryn Malone

Thomas McDermott, Sr.

Jennifer Monberg

Thomas O'Donnell

L. Thomas Ruiz

Karl Stanley

Judy Terek

Gene Wease

Jeanne Wease

James Wieser

Edward Williams

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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