This is a  staff list for Coral Reef Academy in Las Vegas, NV (and Samoa)

(aka My Choice in Samoa (for young adults))

(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 My Choice/Coral Reef 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 My Choice/Coral Reef Academy, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by My Choice/Coral Reef 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.

 

 

Please donít place your loved one in My Choice/Coral Reef Academy and rescue them if they are there now. 

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Karen Nelson Clinical Director Program's actual location is Samoa.  Business operations in Las Vegas.  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response. 
Sally Grevel-Lameko Director of Education Reportedly been with program since 2005.  Grevel-Lameko is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Julie Elliott Therapist Formerly worked for Aspen Education Group's Lone Star Expeditions.  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Sagato Vaoliko Teacher Vaoliko is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Vanya Taule'alo Teacher Taule'alo is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Filia Sua Nurse Sua is not a licensed nurse in Nevada.  Source: http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/nvbonverification/SingleVerification.aspx   Filia Sua is not a licensed nurse in American Samoa.  Source: https://www.nursys.com/LQC/LQCSearch.aspx
Motoi Motoi Physical Education Motoi is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Breda Tipi-Faitua Alalatoa Director of Operations Faitua is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Robin Howard Admissions HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Lu Vaughn Clinical Director Vaughn has also worked for Boy's Clubs of America, Second Nature Wilderness (confirmedly abusive)..  Vaughn no longer appears to be working at this facility.  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Jeff Stewart Therapist Also works for My Choice (current as of July 25th, 2009).  Stewart has worked for a variety of unnamed facilities.*  Stewart no longer appears to be working at this facility.  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Andy Ferguson Therapist Ferguson originates from Provo, UT.  Ferguson has worked for a number of unnamed facilities in Utah.  Ferguson no longer appears to be working at this facility.  HEAL has contacted the appropriate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Bryan Marks Admissions Marks also works for My Choice (current as of July 25th, 2009).  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Julia Marks Parent Liaison Marks decides when and if a parent can see or speak with their child.  Marks also was educated at Brigham Young Univ. and has worked for unnamed facilities in Utah.  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Nicholas Lawrenson Experiential Coordinator Lawrenson was also educated at Brigham Young (the "birth-place" of abusive "treatment" models).  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.  Lawrenson is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Allison Hughes Director of Education Hughes also works for My Choice (current as of July 25th, 2009).  Hughes no longer appears to be working at this facility.  Hughes is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Craig Hughes Director of Residential Services Hughes also worked for Second Nature Wilderness (confirmedly abusive).  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Harry Carter Residential Manager Has been with Coral Reef since 1998.  HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Frank Ulburg Residential Manager Residential Manager for My Choice and Coordinator for both My Choice and Coral Reef Academy.
Maria Bernard-Isaia Teacher Bernard-Isaia no longer appears to be working at this facility.  Bernard-Isaia is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Camilla Stevenson-Tulua Teacher Educated at Brigham Young Univ.  Also works for My Choice.  Stevenson-Tulua no longer appears to be working at this facility.  Stevenson-Tulua is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Rodney Rice Founder/Owner HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
David Smyth Founder/Owner HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Tasha Johnson Program Therapist HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Tara Souch Program Therapist HEAL has contacted the approrpiate licensing agencies and is awaiting response.
Moana Jonas Head Program Teacher Jonas is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Lisa Morales  Von Colln Marketing HEAL chose not to do a licensure verification on Morale Von Colln because marketing typically does not require special licensure.
Faumui Harry Carter Culture Coordinator Carter is not a licensed educator in NV.  Source: http://nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/mainteachersearch.aspx
Michael Geffeney Clinical Director Geffeney had his license suspended and was arrested and charged with felony trafficking in California.  See documents.
Mrs. Breda (no first name?) Managing Director  
Dr. Moeimanono Fouvaa Teacher at Samoa location  
NO NAMES NO TITLES There is no further information regarding staff at this time.*
*(My Choice/Coral Reef 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.)
HEAL initially contacted the appropriate licensing agencies referenced above in July of 2014.  We have resubmitted our request to the appropriate licensing agencies.  We hope to update regarding additional staff background information shortly.  It is important to take note that the only nurse/medical professional listed is not licensed in Nevada nor in American Samoa.

 

 Last Updated: October 12th, 2016

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