This is a  staff list for Cottonwood De Tucson in Tucson, AZ

(aka Cottonwood Sweetwater Program, Cottonwood Tucson)

(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 Cottonwood De Tucson.  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 Cottonwood De Tucson, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Cottonwood De Tucson, 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 currently investigating Cottonwood De Tucson.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Ron Welch President/CEO Welch has been at Cottonwood since 1992.  Welch is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Steve Welch Exec. VP/Gen. Counsel Welch has been at Cottonwood since 2004.  Welch is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Brian Welch Administrator Welch has been at Cottonwood since 2005.  Welch is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Lauren Dubs CFO Dubs has been at Cottonwood since 1999.  HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Sue Olson VP of Marketing Olson has been at Cottonwood since 1992.  HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Elisabeth "Betty" Cox HR Director Cox has been at Cottonwood since 2008.  Cox is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Frances Moore Psychiatrist Member of ASAM.  Moore has been at Cottonwood since 1994.  Frances L. Moore (may be a different person) is a licensed medical doctor in AZ and has been since 1987.  Source: http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx
Matthew Lally Psychiatrist Lally has been at Cottonwood since 2007. 
Matthew C. Lally MD

4110 W Sweetwater Dr
Tucson AZ 85745-9348
Phone: (520) 743-0411
License Number: 31926
License Status: Expired
Licensed Date: 08/06/2003
License Renewed: 07/15/2010
Due to Renew By: 07/16/2012
If not Renewed, License  Expires: 11/16/2012
Source: http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx
Gail Schultz Physician Diplomat of ASAM.  Schultz has been at Cottonwood since 2001.  Schultz is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Tab W. Hoyt Nurse Practitioner Hoyt has been at Cottonwood since 1991.  Hoyt is a licensed nurse in AZ and has been since 1985.  Source: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification
Jason Lashbrook Pharmacy Director Lashbrook has been at Cottonwood since 2005.  Lashbrook is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Lisa MacDonald Dietitian MacDonald has been at Cottonwood since 2007.  HEAL requires MacDonald's full legal name (including middle name) in order to verify whether MacDonald holds any professional licenses in AZ.
Deb Tobias Lifestyle Coach Tobias has been at Cottonwood since 2008.  Tobias is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Valerie Leviton Director of Nursing Leviton has been at Cottonwood since 1999.  Leviton is a licensed nurse in AZ and has been since 1998.  Source: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification
Lisa Logan Nurse Manager--Adult Logan has been at Cottonwood since 1997.  HEAL requires Logan's full legal name (including middle name) in order to verify whether Logan holds any professional licenses in AZ.
Kim Sines VP of Clinical Services Sines has been at Cottonwood since 1994.  There is a Gregory K. Sines (may be a different person) that is a licensed independent substance abuse counselor in AZ.  Gregory K. Sines has been licensed since 2004.  Source:  http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3   At the time Sines initially was licensed, the minimum educational requirement for a certified counseling license in Arizona was a high school diploma or GED.  Source: http://www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/fbci_counselor_standards.pdf
Kathleen Parrish Clinical Director MA and MFC "earned" at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.  Parrish has been at Cottonwood since 2002.  Parrish is licensed solely as a Licensed Professional Counselor in AZ and has been since 2004.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3  Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary is not an accredited degree program.  Source: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx  At the time Parrish initially was licensed, the minimum educational requirement for a certified counseling license in Arizona was a high school diploma or GED.  Source: http://www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/fbci_counselor_standards.pdf
Jeffrey C. Friedman Therapist Friedman has been at Cottonwood since 2002.  Jeffrey Friedman   Address: Cottonwood de Tucson 4110 W. Sweetwater Dr Tucson  AZ  85745 Phone: (520) 743-2118 License(s): License Type License No Status Issued Expires Certified Substance Abuse Counselor SA-10376 Closed - Converted 8/1/2002 6/30/2004 Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor LISAC-10376 Revoked 7/1/2004 7/31/2014  Pending Complaints: None  Discipline: Complaint#: 2014-0007 View Board Order   Licensee acknowledged in writing that he received his Agency’s (“Agency”) Employee Code of Ethics, which indicated staff may not fraternize with any patient seeking treatment, presently in treatment, or a former patient for at least 1 year after a patient’s discharge. Licensee had interactions with a client (“Client 1”) while she was in treatment at Agency from 7/17/12-08/20/12 that were not documented because he was not an assigned member of her treatment team. Agency’s Clinical Director reported that Licensee was required to document any type of service he provided to an Agency client. Following her discharge from Agency, Client 1 became a client in Agency’s UK aftercare program, (“UK Program”), which is affiliated with Agency. While Client 1 was in the UK Program, Licensee exchanged 32 emails with her from 08/22/12 – 08/03/13 using his Agency computer. A review of those emails reflected there was no therapeutic basis for these communications, and Licensee used language that was overtly sexual/romantic. Licensee kept Client 1 informed with regard to his planned European vacation and sent regular updates providing Client 1 with the name and phone number of his London hotel, and invited her to dinner upon his arrival. Licensee also visited Norway on his vacation and Client 1 stayed at the same friend’s (“Friend”) house as Licensee. Following her discharge from Agency on 04/05/13, another Agency client (“Client 2”) received treatment at the UK Program. Licensee was never an assigned member of Client 2’s treatment team. Information obtained from Licensee’s work computer reflects that, from 04/15/13 – 08/03/13, Licensee and Client 2 exchanged 18 emails. A review of those emails reflects that there was no therapeutic basis for these communications. Licensee used language that was flirtatious and invited Client 2 to engage in personal activities with Licensee. Licensee also visited Client 2 at her psychiatric treatment facility. When confronted with copies of his email communications with Client 2, Licensee indicated that it was difficult to defend his actions. Licensee’s failure to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with Client 2 appears particularly problematic where Client 2’s clinical records reflect that she was particularly vulnerable given the number of serious behavioral health problems she was experiencing. During investigation, Licensee originally maintained that he did not provide Client 1 with his itinerary for his trip, but emails recovered from his computer showed that he had. His misrepresentations during the investigation appeared to be deliberate. Board Review 2/06/14; Board Action 2/10/14 Executed Consent Agreement and Order: Licensee's LISAC license shall be surrendered. The surrender shall be considered a revocation of his license.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Peter Biava Therapist Biava has been at Cottonwood since 1998.  Biava is a licensed professional counselor in AZ.  He has been licensed since 2004.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3   At the time Biava initially was licensed, the minimum educational requirement for a certified counseling license in Arizona was a high school diploma or GED.  Source: http://www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/fbci_counselor_standards.pdf.  These licenses were converted and grandfathered in after the changes in professional licensing guidelines.
Tanya Lauer Therapist Lauer has been at Cottonwood since 2008.  Lauer is a licensed professional counselor in AZ and has been since 2008.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Sarah Lind Adolescent Therapist Also lectures at the University of Phoenix.  Lind has been at Cottonwood since 2006.  Lind is a licensed professional counselor in Arizona and has been since 2009.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.  This means she was not a licensed therapist and is not a licensed therapist in AZ in 2006 and was practicing without any license from 2006-2009.
Melissa "Moe" Young Adolescent Therapist Young has been at Cottonwood since 2006.  Young is a licensed professional counselor and has only been licensed since January, 2014.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.  This means she had been practicing without a license from 2006-2014.
Maggie Morton Trauma Therapist Morton has been at Cottonwood since 1999.  Morton is a licensed clinical social worker, not a licensed trauma expert, counselor, nor therapist in AZ.  Morton has been a licensed social worker since 1995 in Arizona.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Laura Brinckerhoff Equine Asst. Mental Health "Recovering addict" since 1998.  Brinckerhoff has been at Cottonwood since 2003.  Brinckerhoff is a licensed professional counselor and independent substance abuse counselor in AZ and has been since 2004.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Charles Gillispie Program Specialist Gillispie has been at Cottonwood since 1993.  Gillispie is a licensed indepependent substance abuse counselor in AZ and has been since 2001.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3  At the time Gillispie initially was licensed, the minimum educational requirement for a certified counseling license in Arizona was a high school diploma or GED.  Source: http://www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/fbci_counselor_standards.pdf.  These licenses were converted and grandfathered in after the changes in professional licensing guidelines.
Mark Levine Therapist Levine has been at Cottonwood since 2000.  Levine is a licensed BSW (social worker) and has been in AZ since 1992.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.  Levine is NOT a licensed therapist. 
Richard "Butch" Patterson Director of Recreation Therapy Patterson has been at Cottonwood since 1995.  HEAL requires Patterson's full legal name (including middle name) in order to verify whether Patterson holds any professional licenses in AZ.
Emily Mattimoe Recreational Therapist Mattimoe has been at Cottonwood since 2008.  Mattimoe is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Peter Loiselle EMDR Therapist Loiselle has been at Cottonwood since 2001.  Loiselle is a licensed independent substance abuse counselor and licensed social worker only.  Loiselle is not a licensed therapist in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Anne Roe EMDR Therapist Roe has been at Cottonwood since 2006.  Roe appears to have died in 2013 and no longer works for this facility.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Sally Hicks Alumni Coordinator Hicks has been at Cottonwood since 1999.  Sally Sue Hicks, may be a different person.  There are no other licensed mental health nor medical professional "Sally Hicks" in AZ.

SALLY SUE HICKS


CNA999952462 

CERTIFIED NURSING ASST 

Original License Date: 4/8/1999 
Due For Renewal: 3/31/2002 
Lawful Presence: Unverified 
License Status: 1/27/2003 - APPLICATION WITHDRAWN,
4/1/2002 - LAPSED/EXPIRED 
Fingerprints: YES 
Fingerprints Date: 2/10/1999 

Source: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification 
Kristen Przewlocki Adolescent Therapist Przewlocki has been at Cottonwood since 2010.  Przewlocki is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Sofia Meistrell Therapist Meistrell has been at Cottonwood since 2010.  Meistrell is NOT a licensed therapist.  Meistrell is solely licensed as a clinical social worker and has been since 2009.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Dan Stone Therapist Stone has been at Cottonwood since 1995.  Stone is NOT a licensed therapist.  Stone is solely licensed as an independent substance abuse counselor and clinical social worker in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Amy Hawthorne Therapist Hawthorne has been at Cottonwood since 2010.  Hawthorne is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been since 2008 in AZ.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Karen Wood Therapist Wood has been at Cottonwood since 2010.  Wood is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Ed Rusnak Clinical--Family Program Rusnak has been at Cottonwood since 1999.  Rusnak is licensed solely as an independent substance abuse counselor in AZ and has only been licensed since 2006.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Edith Turcotte Family Program Therapist Turcotte has been at Cottonwood since 2002.  Turcotte is NOT a licensed therapist.  Turcotte is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since 2004.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Bill Otto Marketing Otto has been at Cottonwood since 2004.  HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Musomi McDowell Marketing McDowell has been at Cottonwood since 2000.  HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Clint Welch Marketing Welch has been at Cottonwood since 2003.  HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Gina Ewing Marketing Representative Ewing has been at Cottonwood since 2010.  HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Eileen Jacobson Compliance Director Jacobson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Larry Onate Medical Director Larry G. Onate (may be a different person) is a licensed medical doctor in AZ and has been since 1991.  Source: http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx
Carol Feingold Psy Nurse Practioner Carol E. Feingold (may be a different person) is a licensed registered nurse in AZ and has been since 1971.  Source: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification
Kelly Linebaugh Nurse Linebaugh is a licensed nurse and has been in AZ since June, 2010.  Source: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification
Jennifer Moon Neuropsychologist Jennifer H. Moon (may be a different person) is a licensed psychologist in AZ and has been since 2003.  Source: https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search
Kristen Doe Therapist Doe is licensed solely as a licensed associate counselor.  Doe is NOT a licensed therapist in AZ.  Doe has solely been licensed as a licensed associate counselor since August, 2013.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Lauren Golombek Therapist Golombek is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Diana Zumas Therapist Zumas is licensed solely as an associate counselor.  Zumas is NOT a licensed therapist in AZ.  Zumas has only been licensed since September, 2012.  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Maria Broz Sweetwater Unit Broz is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Kathy Pomeroy Personal Trainer HEAL was unable to find any licensing requirements for professional personal trainers in AZ.  If you know personal trainers are required to be licensed in AZ and can provide us with the name of the proper licensing agency, please e-mail us at info@heal-online.org with the information.  Thank you.
Patrick Williamson Program Specialist Williamson appears to be a licensed independent substance abuse counselor and licensed professional counselor in AZ.  He has been since 2005 (prior to new licensing requirements).  Source: http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3
Katie Gleason Therapist HEAL requires Katie's full legal name including (full first and middle name) in order to verify whether or not Gleason holds any professional licenses in AZ.
Thomas Schaefer Therapist Schaefer is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Rokelle Lerner Clinical Director--Retreat Lerner is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Jana Zeff Martin Coordinator--Retreat Zeff Martin is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Andrew McIntyre Marketing HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Judy Smith Marketing HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Tim O'Donnell Marketing HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Christie Fultz Marketing HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Dawn La Carte Marketing HEAL does not perform professional licensure checks on office, accounting, food services, nor janitorial staff.
Virginia Graham UK Staff Graham is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in AZ.  Sources: https://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification, https://psychboard.az.gov/license/directory-search, http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx, and http://www.azbbhe.us/node/3.
Gail Shultz Urologist/MD
Gail N. Shultz MD
Cottnwood de Tucson
4110 W Sweetwater Dr
Tucson AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 743-0411
License Number: 6192
License Status: Active
Licensed Date: 04/10/1971
License Renewed: 08/29/2012
Due to Renew By: 09/11/2014
If not Renewed, License  Expires: 01/11/2015

Education and Training
 
Medical School:


Graduation Date:
TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED
New Orleans, Louisiana

05/28/1962

 
Internship: 07/01/1962 - 06/30/1963
CHARITY HOSPITAL
NEW ORLEANS , LA

 
Residency: 07/01/1966 - 06/30/1971 (Urology)
CHARITY HOSPITAL
NEW ORLEANS , LA

 
Area of Interest Urology
 
The Board does not verify current specialties. For more information please see the American Board of Medical Specialties website at http://www.abms.org to determine if the physician has earned a specialty certification from this private agency.




Board Actions
06/20/1983 Probation - Probation 5yrs - Substance Abuse (Drug/Alcohol monitoring). 9/16/83 - License suspended.
09/16/1983 Suspension - Probation with Suspension - Substance Abuse. 10/21/83 - Suspension lifted, Probation still in effect.
10/21/1983 Probation - Probation - Substance abuse (Drug/Alcohol monitoring). 9/14/85 - Probation terminated.

Source: http://www.azmd.gov/GLSPages/DoctorSearch.aspx
     
     
*(Cottonwood De Tucson, 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 received an inquiry regarding this program from a parent in July of 2010.  We have received no complaints or reports in regards to this program.  Our primary red flag at this point is that it is a "proud member" of NATSAP which includes numerous fraudulent and abusive programs in its membership.  We are investigating.
 

 

 Last Updated: December 3rd, 2014

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