This is a  staff list for Cocoon House in Everett, WA

(a.k.a. )

(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 Cocoon House.  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 Cocoon House, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Cocoon House, 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 investigating.

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Lee Trevithick Executive Director Trevithick no longer appears to be working for this program.
Jane Ruidl Admin. Mgr. Ruidl no longer appears to be working for this program.
Lyle E. Ryan Vice President Ryan is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Kay Duskin Vice Chairperson Duskin is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Holly Sloan Buchanan Community Representative Buchanan is a licensed registered nurse in WA and has been since 1983.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/
John Middleton Board Member Middleton is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Paul Newman Board Member Newman no longer appears to be working for this program.
Jim Scharf Board Member Scharf no longer appears to be working for this program.
Heidi Scott Board Member Scott no longer appears to be working for this program.
Salena Scotti Board Member Scotti no longer appears to be working for this program.
Brent Shemet Board Member Shemet is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Marcia Smothers Board Member Smothers is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
J. Scott Suchan Board Member Suchan is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Kara Van Slyck Board Member Van Slyck no longer appears to be working for this program.
Paula Bradlee Board Member Bradlee no longer appears to be working for this program.
Chris Fortune Board Member Fortune no longer appears to be working for this program.
Sunshine Vanover Board Member Vanover is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Larry D. Warner Board Member Warner is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Thomas Adams Advisor Adams no longer appears to be working for this program.
Randy McDonald Advisor McDonald no longer appears to be working for this program.
Marty Arellano Director of Youth Operations Arellano no longer appears to be working for this program.
Nancy Fairbanks Director of Prevention Fairbanks no longer appears to be working for this program.
James E. Thompson Director of PR Thompson no longer appears to be working for this program.
Janice Warren Director of Finance Warren no longer appears to be working for this program.
Cassie Franklin CEO Franklin is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Joseph Alonzo Director of Programs Alonzo is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Jen Chwalibog Director of PR Chwalibog is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Max Sanchez Director of Finance Sanchez is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Ruth Adams HR Manager Adams is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Mandy Scott Board Member/Secretary Mandy Scott (If full name is Amanda, HEAL should be notified of full name for complete verification check) is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Karin Jones Board Member Jones is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Christi King Board Member King is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Tanya Burgess Board Member Burgess is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Scott Thomas Board Member HEAL requires Thomas' full name (including middle name) and/or license number in order to complete license verification check.
Tom Johnson Board Member Tom Johnson (If full name is Thomas, HEAL should be notified of full name (including middle) for complete verification check) is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Melissa Hammerle Board Member Hammerle is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Michael Sayko Advisor Sayko is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Kate Mossman Advisor Mossman is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Devon Olson Advisor Olson is not a licensed mental health nor healthcare professional in WA.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Pam Newman Advisor Pamela J Newman (may be a different person) is a licensed marriage and family therapist in WA and has been since 2001.  Source: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/SearchCriteria.aspx
Gail Larson Advisor HEAL requires Larson's full name (including middle name) and/or license number in order to complete license verification check.
Sarah Mackay Advisor HEAL requires Mackay's full name (including middle name) and/or license number in order to complete license verification check.
HEAL received an e-mail in 2009 suggesting we investigate Cocoon House.  This suggestion came from a former employee of the long-term residential program offered by Cocoon House.  Preliminary concerns include that this program is sponsored and/or partnered with United Way and Wal-Mart.  Wal-Mart sponsors abusive programs such as Eagle Ranch Academy through their partnerships in Utah United Way refers to confirmedly abusive Provo Canyon School
One concern is that this program appears to have a fairly high turnover rate for program staff/direct care personnel.  This is a serious red flag.

 *( Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

 Last Updated: June 11th, 2014

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