This is a  staff list for Copper Hills Youth Center in W. Jordan, UT

(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 Copper Hills Youth Center.  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 Copper Hills Youth Center, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Copper Hills Youth Center, 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 donít place your loved one in Copper Hills Youth Center and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Barry Woodward CEO (Former) Formerly with Provo Canyon SchoolWoodward is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Phil Sheridan CEO Sheridan is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Daren Woolstenhulme CFO Woolstenhulme is a certified public accountant in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Beth Dasher Director of Nursing Meghan Elizabeth Dasher (may be a different person) is a licensed registered nurse in Utah and has been since 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Krista Modtland Dir. of Bus. Development Modtland is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Elizabeth Loy Dir. of Education HEAL is inquiring with the Department of Education in Utah to verify whether or not Loy is a licensed educator.
P. Jay Frayser Nurse Preston J Frayser (may be a different person) is a licensed registered nurse in Utah and has been since 2001.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Rhett Cragun Clinical Director (Former) Cragun is a licensed clinical social worker in Utah and has been since 2004.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Dave Anderson/Anderton Risk Mgmt Director/RN David Anderton is a licensed registered nurse with a non-published disciplinary record.  HEAL recommends individuals request the information on Docket #2001-100 from the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Suzanne Wheaton Business Op Director Wheaton is licensed solely as a substance use disorder counselor in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Barbara Pool Human Resources Pool is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Elizabeth Barchanski Education Director HEAL is inquiring with the Department of Education in Utah to verify whether or not Barchanski is a licensed educator.
Brian Savage Therapist Savage is a licensed clinical social worker in Utah and has been since 1996.  He does have complaints and disciplinary action against him by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Linda Carlson Therapist Linda Marie Carlson (may be a different person) is a licensed clinical social worker in Utah and has been since 2004.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Steve Fultz Therapist Fultz is a licensed clinical social worker in Utah and has been since 2002.   Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Robby Lindquist Therapist Robert Owyn Lindquist (may be a different person) is a licensed clinical social worker in Utah and has been since 2010.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
Marette Monson Therapist Monson is a licensed clinical social worker and has been in Utah since 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
Paul Smith Therapist HEAL requires Smith's full name in order to perform a professional licensure check.
Issac Brown Therapist Brown is a licensed clinical social worker and has been in Utah since 2007.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
Amanda Yanni Therapist Yanni is a licensed clinical social worker and has been in Utah since 2011.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html   (This means she worked as an unlicensed/unqualified therapist at this facility during 2010.)
Kathleen Niwa Therapist Niwa is solely licensed as a clinical mental health counselor in Utah and has been licensed since 2010.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html  Earned mental health degree through online/correspondence course. (University of Phoenix)
Dax Peterson Therapist Peterson is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since 2011.  (This means he worked as an unlicensed/unqualified therapist at this facility during 2010.)  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Amanda Freeman Therapist Freeman is solely licensed as a clinical mental health counselor in Utah and has been licensed since April, 2012.  (This means she worked as an unlicensed/unqualified therapist at this facility during 2010 and 2011.)  Earned mental health degree through online/correspondence course. (University of Phoenix)  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Rebekah Shuler (Schuler) Director of Clinical Svcs. Rebekah Schuler is licensed solely as a clinical mental health counselor in Utah and has only been licensed since 2010.  Rebekah Shuler is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Brett Walker Therapist Walker is soley licensed as a clinical mental health counselor in Utah and has only been licensed since December, 2011.  (This means Walker worked as an unlicensed/unqualified therapist at this facility during 2010 and 2011.)  Earned mental health degree through online/correspondence course.  (University of Phoenix)  Source:  https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Brenda Green Program Asst. Green is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Bret Marshall Psychiatrist Marshall is a licensed medical doctor in Utah and has been since 1989.  Source:  https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Jerome Vance Psychiatrist Formerly with Benchmark Behavioral Health, a confirmedly abusive program. Vance is a licensed medical doctor with a controlled substance license in Utah and has been since 1990.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Arva Enciso Dir. of Admissions Enciso is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
John Paul Parraga Clinical Director (Former) Parraga is solely licensed as a clinical mental health counselor in Utah.  Earned counseling degree through online/correspondence course. (University of Phoenix)  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html
Lindsey Forbes Recreational Therapy Forbes has been a licensed therapeutic recreation specialist in Utah since 2008.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/search.html 
(Copper Hills Youth Center, 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.)
HEAL has received the Admissions Packet for Copper Hills Youth Center and will review the packet as soon as possible.
Click Here for Copper Hills Police Call Complaints from 1995 to May, 2014:  Complaints include multiple reports of child abuse and sex offenses.
10 teens arrested in riot at youth treatment center Print Font [+] [-] Leave a comment Ľ By Pat Reavy, Deseret News Published: Monday, Nov. 2 2015 12:30 p.m. MST Updated: 5 hours ago Mon Nov 02 18:52:46 2015 Ten teenagers were arrested at a residential treatment center Sunday and booked into juvenile detention after allegedly causing a riot. SMon Nov 02 19:02:35 2015 WEST JORDAN ó Ten teenagers were arrested at a residential treatment center Sunday and booked into juvenile detention after allegedly causing a riot. The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Copper Hills Youth Center, 5899 W. Rivendell Dr. (8890 South). A handful of teens reportedly started arguing with staff members regarding the rules of the facility. The arguing turned into throwing items at staffers, said West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson. Staffers eventually called 911 saying that several juveniles were out of control. When West Jordan police arrived, they called for backup assistance from Unified police officers so they wouldn't be outnumbered, Monson said. A total of 15 to 20 officers responded. When police arrived, the teens started fighting with the officers as well as the staff members, the sergeant said. The teenagers tried to punch, kick and scratch the officers. One was arrested for trying to grab an officer's Taser, he said. The 10 juveniles who were arrested range in age from 13 to 17, Monson said. They were booked into Salt Lake County Juvenile Detention for investigation on a variety of charges, including rioting, assault on a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer. No one was seriously injured. Copper Hills is a youth residential treatment facility that offers "specialized programming for behavioral misconduct, autism spectrum disorder and sexual misconduct. Chemical dependency and substance abuse treatment services are also available," according to its website. The facility houses boys and girls ages 12 to 17. Email: preavy@deseretnews.com  Source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640478/10-teens-arrested-in-riot-at-youth-treatment-center.html?pg=all
 

 

 Last Updated: November 2nd, 2015

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