This is a  staff list for Carlbrook School in Halifax, VA

(a.k.a.  CEDU, Records below account for staff before March, 2005 and after December, 2005 (new ownership))

(THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED.)

(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 Carlbrook School.  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 Carlbrook School, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Carlbrook School, 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.

 

 

Please don’t place your loved one in Carlbrook School and rescue them if they are there now. 

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Glenn F. Bender Dean of Academics (Former) Formerly worked at confirmedly abusive Academy at Swift River (an Aspen Education Group program) and Blue Ridge School in VA.  Also formerly with The Cascade School in California and Rocky Mountain Academy.  Both Cascade and Rocky Mountain were CEDU programs.  Bender has reportedly retired.  Source: http://www.chron.com/default/article/Dr-Glenn-Bender-Announces-Retirement-from-3785155.php  Bender is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Timothy Brace Headmaster Brace is formerly with the CEDU cult and worked for Carlbrook prior to it having "new ownership".  Studied at the US Naval Academy.  Brace is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Andrew Coe Dean of Students Studied at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY is where the first MK-ULTRA experiments were done on prisoners.)  Coe is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Kelly Dunbar Admissions Dunbar is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Jonathan Gurney Transition Services Gurney is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)   Gurney is a licensed clinical social worker in VA and has been since 2003.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
John C. Henson Administration Henson is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Henson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Justin J. Merritt Co-Founder (CEDU) and Dean of Faculty Merritt studied at Oxford and Harvard School of Law.  This program opened as a CEDU facility in 2001 and these people have been a part of the program and the cult since that time.  Merritt is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Merritt is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
R. Grant Price Co-Founder (CEDU) and Executive Director Price is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Price is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Gillan Smith (male) Advisor Smith formerly worked for Turnabout Treatment Center and Outback Therapeutic Expeditions.  Smith is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Smith is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Gail W. Fultz Asst. Dean of Admin. Fultz is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Fultz is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Susan Woody Healthcare Director There are two Susan Woody's (different middle names) that hold educator licenses in VA.  HEAL requires Woody's middle name and/or license number to complete verification process.  The two Susan Woody's with educator licenses middle initials are C and D.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) This is mentioned because there is only one Susan J. Woody that holds any healthcare licensure in VA.  Susan J. Woody may be a different person than the Healthcare Director for Carlbrook.  Susan J. Woody has been a licensed Registered Nurse in VA since 1992.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Tim Owens Information Technology Owens is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Melissa Peacock Asst. Dean of Academics Formerly a translator for AXA Corporation.  Peacock is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Malissa Takacs Elliker's Asst (see below) Takacs is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Takacs is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Meredith Elliker Counselor Elliker no longer appears to be working for this program.  Elliker is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Elliker is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Erica Derr Librarian Derr is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Derr is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Craig Bartholomew Instructor Bartholomew is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Bartholomew is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Jean Bartholomew Instructor Bartholomew is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Bartholomew is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Brian Bishop Instructor Bishop no longer appears to be working for this program.  There is a Brian Gray Bishop (may be a different person) that is a licensed Postgraduate Professional License-holder.  Brian Gray Bishop is licensed to teach History, Math (to 8th grade), and Social Sciences in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do )
Richard Boykin Instructor Boykin is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Boykin is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Armando Cooper Instructor Cooper is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Cooper is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Stephen Davidson Instructor Davidson reportedly no longer works for this program.  Davidson is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Davidson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Kevin Elliker Instructor Elliker no longer appears to be working for this program.  Kevin Spencer Elliker (may be a different person) is a licensed educator in Virginia and is licensed to teach History and Social Sciences. ( Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do )
Melissa Elmes Instructor Melissa Ann Elmes (may be a different person) is a licensed educator in VA and is licensed to teach Pre-K thru 12th Grade French and English.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do )
Nelly Jones Instructor Studied at the University of Southern Florida.  Jones is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Jones is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Matthew Lawton Instructor Matthew Keith Lawton (may be a different person) is a licensed educator in VA and is licened to teach French and English as a Second Language (ESL) for Pre-K-12th Grade.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do )
Tamara Liaschenko Instructor Liaschenko is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Liaschenko is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Chris Peterson Instructor There are four different "Chris Petersons" that hold educator licenses in VA.  Two are female and two are male.  HEAL requires Peterson's full name (i.e. Christine S. Peterson or Christopher W. Peterson) in order to complete licensure verification.
Travis Quay Instructor Quay is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Quay is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Scott Ramey Instructor Ramey is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Ramey is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Leslie Robinson Instructor There is a Leslie Robinson (may be a different person) that is a licensed educator in VA and who is licensed to teach Family and Consumer Science.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Sara S. Spissu Instructor Spissu no longer appears to be working for this program.  Spissu is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Spissu is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Mathew Stafford Instructor Stafford is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Stafford is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Kristen Tenzek Instructor Tenzek no longer appears to be working for this program.  Tenzek is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Tenzek is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Greta Lutman Advisor Formerly worked for Stone Mountain School (confirmedly abusive Aspen Education Group program) and SUWS of the CarolinasLutman is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Lutman is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Gregory Braund Assistant Dean of Advising Braund is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Braund is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Brynn Bodi Advisor Studied at Univ of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Bodi reportedly no longer works for this program.  Bodi was formerly licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in VA.  License expired in June, 2013.  Bodi is not currently licensed as a mental health professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi)  Bodi is not a licensed educator in VA.   (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Angela Caine Advisor Therapist for LifeSpring Mental Health Services (cult) in Southern Indiana.  LifeSpring is associated with the Landmark Forum cult.  Caine reportedly no longer works for this program.  Angela M. Caine (may be a different person) was formerly licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in VA.  License expired in 2011.  Caine is not currently licensed as a mental health profewssional in VA.   (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi)  Caine is not a licensed educator in VA.   (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Solange Cole Advisor Cole reportedly no longer works for this program.  Cole is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Cole is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Trevor Grimes Advisor Trevor C. Grimes (may be a different person) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since June, 2011.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi)
Fridrik Gudmundsson Advisor Former therapist with the LDS (Mormon) church in Salt Lake City, UT.  Gudmundsson also worked for Aspiro Adventure wilderness program.  Gudmundsson no longer appears to be working for this program.  Gudmundsson is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Gudmundsson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Cara Henry Advisor Formerly worked at Linden Hill School (a residential program in New York).  There are three Cara Henrys holding medical/mental health licensure in VA.  HEAL requires Henry's middle name or license number in order to complete verification.  Henry is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Jennifer Kreil Advisor Formerly worked at Macht Village Programs in Wisconsin.  Kreil also worked on the NSO Youth Initiative Project in Detroit, MI.  Jennifer A Kreil (may be a different person) is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since March, 2012.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi)
Brandy Litwin Advisor Formerly worked at Harbor Creek School in Michigan.  Brandy R. Litwin (may be a different person) is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since May, 2012.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Daniel Perry Advisor Perry reportedly no longer works for this program.  Perry is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Perry is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Mindi Perry Advisor Formerly worked at Alcona Health Center in Michigan.  Perry no longer appears to be working for this program.  Mindi M. Perry (may be a different person) is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since October, 2009.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
John Price Advisor/Transition Counselor John T. Price (may be a different person) is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since June, 2012.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi Price is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Rebecca Simmerman Advisor Simmerman is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Simmerman is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Brian Tubbs Advisor Brian C. Tubbs (may be a different person) is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since October, 2012.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Kimberly Van Lanen Advisor She worked as a Counselor at Pressley Ridge School in Pennsylvania and a Field Therapist at Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions in Oregon and Blackwater Outdoor Experiences in Virginia. Van Lanen is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Van Lanen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Jeffrey M. Georgi Director of Recovery Studied at Duke University.  Georgi is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Georgi is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Rebecca Georgi Clinician Georgi is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)  Georgi is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Floyd Wiseman Psychiatrist Formerly with Durham Regional Hospital and Duke University.  Wiseman is a licensed medical doctor (and self-proclaimed psychiatrist) in VA and has been since October, 1986.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Alison Streeter Alumni Svcs. Streeter is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Streeter is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Anna Gerard Transition Svcs. Most recently she worked at the St. Vincent Home for Children in St. Louis.  Anna M. Gerard (may be a different person) is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since August, 2009.  Source: (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi Gerard is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Stefanie Sheldon Counselor Sheldon has been with Carlbrook since 2004 (CEDU years).  Sheldon is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Sheldon is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Jared Tonks Transition Counselor Graduate of BYU (Utah Tonks is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Tonks is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Denise Prendergast Student Life Denise M. Prendergast (may be a different person) is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since March, 2012.  Source: (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi Prendergast is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Kalyn Sherwood Student Life Formerly with Meridian School.  Sherwood is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in VA and has been since July, 2011.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi Sherwood is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do)
Nathan Webber Supervisor Webber is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Webber is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Jenny Buckland Floor Coordinator Buckland is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Buckland is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Virginia Heckert Floor Coordinator Heckert is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Heckert is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Catherine Gillie Floor Coordinator Gillie is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Gillie is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Chris Jones Floor Coordinator HEAL requires Jones' full name (i.e. Christina, Christopher, and middle initial) or license number in order to verify whether Jones holds any educational licenses in VA.  Jones is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Robin Jones Floor Coordinator Jones no longer appears to be working at this program.  There are multiple Robin Jones' with educator licensure.  HEAL requires Jones' full name (including middle name) and/or license number in order to verify whether Jones holds any educational licenses in VA.   (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do There are multiple Robin Jones' with medical/mental health licensure.  HEAL requires Jones' full name (including middle name) and/or license number in order to verify whether Jones holds any professional licenses in VA..  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Jamie Klein Floor Coordinator Klein no longer appears to be working at this program.  Klein is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Klein is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Candice McCauley Floor Coordinator McCauley is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) McCauley is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Leigh St. John Floor Coordinator St. John no longer appears to be working at this program.    St. John is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) St. John is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Dean Visco Floor Coordinator  Visco is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Visco is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Deena Sasser Floor Coordinator Sasser is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Sasser is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
David Smith Floor Coordinator HEAL requires Smith's middle name and/or license numbers in order to verify whether or not Smith holds any professional licenses in VA. 
Matthew Lovell Former Dean of Advising Lovell was also Program Director for Cascade School and the now closed Mount Bachelor Academy that considered and/or utilized the "therapeutic" technique of forcing teen girls to perform lap dances Lovell is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Lovell is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )  [Special Note:  Lovell appears to have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist from 2008-2009 in VA.  Lovell is no longer licensed in VA (verified January 21st, 2014).]
Natalie Sisson Former Advisor Currently works for Three Springs, an abusive program.  Sisson is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Sisson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Julius Jessop Former Advisor Currently works for Three Springs, an abusive program.  Jessop is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Jessop is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Christopher Soto Dean of Academics Soto is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Soto is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Tim Simmerman Information/Tech Svcs. Simmerman is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Simmerman is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Barbara Carnavale Music Teacher Carnavale is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Carnavale is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Jonathan Cochran PE Teacher Cochran is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Cochran is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Lisa Ellis English Teacher There is a Lisa Marie Ellis (may be a different person) who is licensed solely to teach Elementary education (pre-K thru 6th) in VA.   (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.doHEAL requires Ellis' full name (including middle name) and/or license number in order to verify whether Ellis holds any professional licenses in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Tammy Ferguson Biology Teacher Ferguson is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Ferguson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Katherine Izzo Math Teacher Izzo is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Izzo is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Michele Londono French & Latin Teacher Londono is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Londono is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Robert Testa Science Teacher Testa is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Testa is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Keshav Baggan Advisor Baggan is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Baggan is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Jim Dunn Advisor HEAL requires Dunn's full name in order to verify whether Dunn holds any professional licenses.  Dunn may contact HEAL with full name (including middle name) and/or license number so we can complete the verification process.
Lesli Hughes Advisor Hughes is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Hughes is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Brian Kaspar Advisor Kaspar is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Kaspar is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Nicole Nardozzi Advisor Nardozzi is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.doNicole M. Nardozzi (may be a different person) is a licensed Social Worker in VA and has been since 2012.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Mary Nedela Advisor Nedela is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Nedela is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Cayla Townes Advisor Townes is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Townes is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Sarah Wilson Advisor HEAL requires Wilson's full name (including middle) and/or license number in order to complete licensure verification.
Michael Pearson Student Life Advisor Pearson is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Pearson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Les Dailey Dir. of Disciplinary Action Dailey is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Dailey is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Hannah Walker Floor Coordinator Walker is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Walker is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Tammy Chaney Floor Coordinator Chaney is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Chaney is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Brad Bass Dance Instructor Bass is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Bass is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Richard Borius Physics Instructor Borius is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Borius is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Kerry Parsons Foreign Language Instructor Parsons is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Parsons is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Karima Anderson Advisor Anderson is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Anderson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Joe Stanis Advisor Stanis is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Stanis is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Brittany Neal EEC Neal is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Neal is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Nia Brown Activities Brown is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Brown is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Devin Hall Floor Coordinator Hall is not a licensed educator in VA.  (Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do) Hall is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in VA.  (Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi )
Kristin Reese Floor Coordinator HEAL requires Kristin's full name (including middle name)  in order to verify whether or not Reese holds any professional licenses in Virginia.
Amy McCormick Staff  
Jen MacArthur Staff  
NO OTHER NAMES NO OTHER TITLES There is no additional information on staff at this location at this time.*
*(Carlbrook School, 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.)
CEDU Background-- Includes Lawsuit(s) Against CEDU & More
Christopher Robb--Survivor of Carlbrook, Petition Signature Stating Carlbrook is a behavior modification program.
External Link--http://www.fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8792&sid=2331b93519d245edc9961389f7dfcdee&start=330
Claims accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Virginia Council of Private Education.  The problem with SACS (and AdvancED which now appears to accredit on behalf of SACS) is that it relies primarily on self-reporting and self-regulating.  This does not support the notion that children are safe from harm or that their care is monitored by any independent agency in charge of licensing.  The Virginia Council of Private Education relies on the accreditation of SACS (aka AdvancED) to establish basis for Virginia-based accreditation.  There is no legitimate oversight offered by these pay-for-review "accrediting" agencies. 

In addition, Carlbrook School is not a licensed mental health nor medical facility in Virginia.  (Source: https://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/LPSS/LPSS.aspx)  HEAL volunteers have contacted authorities in VA regarding this oversight.  It is a serious concern that Carlbrook operates and advertises as a "treatment" and "therapeutic" program when it is not licensed to operate mental health nor medical centers. Carlbrook School is not a licensed behavioral health provider.  But, it claims to provide just that.
Carlbrook School Permanently Closes; Gives Students and Staff Short Notice By Valerie Bragg Friday, December 11th 2015   WSET 7shares 58 shares   Halifax County, Va. — A boarding school in Halifax County is closing its doors for good. Carlbrook School is sending all of its students and staff packing right before the Christmas holiday, on just a few days' notice. Right now, administration is refusing to release any information about the closing to the public. When ABC 13 went there Friday, we were told to leave. Several employees and students of the school took to Facebook to express their frustrations. According to several posts, parents, students and staff were all told Wednesday that the school will close on Sunday. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools told ABC 13 they have been informed the school plans to close, but have received nothing in writing yet. Halifax County Public Schools also confirms it will keep the students' school records until they are able to transfer to another school. According to Carlbrook's website, it states it's a private, therapeutic boarding school with 80 students and 45 staff members. Multiple employees tell ABC 13 the school had more than 50 employees. Carlbrook reportedly opened in 2002. Most, if not all, of the students who attended this school are from out of state. Administration will not confirm any information, stating they'll send out a press release this weekend.   Source: http://wset.com/news/local/carlbrook-school-permanently-closes-gives-students-and-staff-short-notice
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.)
 

 

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