This is a  staff list for Falcon Ridge Ranch in Virgin, 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 Falcon Ridge Ranch.  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 Falcon Ridge Ranch, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Falcon Ridge Ranch, 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 recommends you do not send any child to a facility in Utah.)

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Carolle Bell Clinical Director The confirmedly abusive Red Rock Canyon School is sister to this facility.

Name: CAROLLE ALLISON BELL
City, State, Zip, Country: SAINT GEORGE, UT 84771, UNITED STATES
Profession: SOCIAL WORK
License Type: LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
License Number: 113034-3501
Obtained By: UNKNOWN
License Status: ACTIVE
Original Issue Date: 02/15/1990
Expiration Date: 09/30/2016
Agency and Disciplinary Action*: NONE
Docket Number: N/A
Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

To file complaints regarding Carolle Bell, please visit: http://www.commerce.utah.gov/contact.html and contact the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.  Current (October, 2015) Director:  Mark Steinagel  Current (October, 2015) Director's E-mail Address: Mark Steinagel (msteinagel@utah.gov).
Nora Wiseman Therapist Specialty: Neurosurgery (lobotomies).  Wiseman no longer appears to work for this facility.  Wiseman has never been a licensed therapist in UT.  Wiseman was formerly a licensed social worker from 2009-2010 in UT, but, has not been licensed in UT since then.  (checked October 7th, 2015)  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Steve Barrick Therapist Degree from the fraudulent University of Phoenix.  Formerly worked at Kolob Canyon Residential Treatment Center in W. Jordan, UT and Liahona Academy
Name: STEPHEN C BARRICK
City, State, Zip, Country: NEW HARMONY, UT 84757, UNITED STATES
Profession: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH
License Type: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
License Number: 5166531-6004
Obtained By: APPLICATION
License Status: ACTIVE
Original Issue Date: 08/30/2005
Expiration Date: 09/30/2016
Agency and Disciplinary Action*: NONE
Docket Number: N/A

Education:

School Name Major Graduation Date Degree
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX EDUCATION 1999-09-26 MASTER OF SCIENCE

Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 

To file complaints regarding Stephen Barrick, please visit: http://www.commerce.utah.gov/contact.html and contact the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.  Current (October, 2015) Director:  Mark Steinagel  Current (October, 2015) Director's E-mail Address: Mark Steinagel (msteinagel@utah.gov).
Michael C. Armstrong Residential Director Armstrong is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ken Kreider Teacher Kreider is registered with the Utah Education Network.  Utah Education Network is a partner of the Utah State Office of Education.  HEAL has not determined as of yet whether being registered with UEN means being licensed by the State of Utah.  We are investigating...  It shows that Kreider is a teacher for Cinnamon Hills (an abusive facility in UT) and not Falcon Ridge Ranch on the UEN registry. 
Deborah Adams-Cochran Office Manager Formerly worked at Home of the Good Shepard in Las Vegas, NV.  HEAL does not perform professional licensing checks on office, clerical, maintenance, and food service staff unless they have direct contact with and authority over children in the program.
Karen Slack Case Manager Slack is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Shane R. Swensen Teacher Swensen is registered with the Utah Education Network.  Utah Education Network is a partner of the Utah State Office of Education.  HEAL has not determined as of yet whether being registered with UEN means being licensed by the State of Utah.  We are investigating... 
Mariah Pogue Admissions Formerly worked in juvenile corrections.  Pogue is not a registered educator in UT.  Source: http://www.uen.org/educator/executeSearch.action
Salesi Misinale Fakahua (aka Nale Fakahua) Positive Peer Culture Coordinator Fakahua is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html   Admits that this program uses confrontation "therapy" (a.k.a. positive peer culture).  This is psychologically damaging.  (Salesi Misinale Fakahua is also known as Nale Fakahua and formerly worked for Cinnamon Hills Youth Crisis Center in Utah.)  Positive Peer Culture/Confrontational Therapy is ineffective and harmful.  Nale Fakahua reportedly no longer works for this facility and now works for Ashcreek Ranch Academy. 

Name: SALESI MISINALE FAKAHUA
City, State, Zip, Country: SAINT GEORGE, UT 847905537, UNITED STATES
Profession: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
License Type: LICENSED SUDC
License Number: 5507852-6006
Obtained By: APPLICATION
License Status: DENIED
Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Athena Gent Staff Formerly worked as a corrections officer.  Gent is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Melanie Habibian Executive Director Habibian is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Amanda Nielson Therapist Nielson is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Stan Sullivan Therapist
Name: C STAN SULLIVAN
City, State, Zip, Country: ST GEORGE, UT 84771, UNITED STATES
Profession: SOCIAL WORK
License Type: LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
License Number: 130803-3501
Obtained By: UNKNOWN
License Status: ACTIVE
Original Issue Date: 09/04/1985
Expiration Date: 09/30/2016
Agency and Disciplinary Action*: Yes     View Actions
Docket Number: 2014-116, 2014-116
Disciplinary Action File: Click Here  (Inappropriate "relationship")

Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
To file complaints regarding Stan Sullivan, please visit: http://www.commerce.utah.gov/contact.html and contact the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.  Current (October, 2015) Director:  Mark Steinagel  Current (October, 2015) Director's E-mail Address: Mark Steinagel (msteinagel@utah.gov).
Lorneta Ferguson Therapist
Name: LORNETA FERGUSON
City, State, Zip, Country: HURRICANE, UT 84737, UNITED STATES
Profession: SOCIAL WORK
License Type: LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
License Number: 5655807-3501
Obtained By: APPLICATION
License Status: ACTIVE
Original Issue Date: 06/21/2006
Expiration Date: 09/30/2016
Agency and Disciplinary Action*: NONE
Docket Number: N/A

Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
To file complaints regarding Lorneta Ferguson, please visit: http://www.commerce.utah.gov/contact.html and contact the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.  Current (October, 2015) Director:  Mark Steinagel  Current (October, 2015) Director's E-mail Address: Mark Steinagel (msteinagel@utah.gov).
Ariel Ruesch Nurse
Name: ARIEL GAYE RUESCH
City, State, Zip, Country: HURRICANE, UT 84737, UNITED STATES
Profession: NURSE
License Type: REGISTERED NURSE
  UNDER INTERSTATE COMPACT
License Number: 314061-3102
Obtained By: APPLICATION
License Status: ACTIVE
Original Issue Date: 11/21/1995
Expiration Date: 01/31/2017
Agency and Disciplinary Action*: NONE
Docket Number: N/A

Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
To file complaints regarding Ariel Ruesch, please visit: http://www.commerce.utah.gov/contact.html and contact the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.  Current (October, 2015) Director:  Mark Steinagel  Current (October, 2015) Director's E-mail Address: Mark Steinagel (msteinagel@utah.gov).
Robyn Christiansen Equine Team Christiansen is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html   Christiansen is not a registered educator in UT.  Source: http://www.uen.org/educator/executeSearch.action
Nicole Barnson Equine Team Barnson is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html   Barnson is not a registered educator in UT.  Source: http://www.uen.org/educator/executeSearch.action
Jenkin White Equine Team White is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html   White is not a registered educator in UT.  Source: http://www.uen.org/educator/executeSearch.action
Joette Hayden Principal Hayden is registered as a "principal's assistant" with the Utah Education Network.  (This may not mean they are licensed, we are checking.) Source: http://my.uen.org/myuen/209947
Megan Anderson Teacher Anderson is registered with the Utah Education Network.  (This may not mean they are licensed, we are checking.) Source: http://my.uen.org/myuen/203889
Suka Faiga Teacher Faiga is registered with the Utah Education Network.  (This may not mean they are licensed, we are checking.)  Source: http://my.uen.org/myuen/209282
Evelyn Isham Teacher Isham is not a registered educator in UT.  Source: http://www.uen.org/educator/executeSearch.action
Dave Lydon Teacher Lydon is registered with the Utah Education Network.  (This may not mean they are licensed, we are checking.)  Source: http://my.uen.org/myuen/254073
Gary Dean Teacher Dean is not a registered educator in UT.  Source: http://www.uen.org/educator/executeSearch.action
Steve Force Teacher Force is registered with the Utah Education Network.  Utah Education Network is a partner of the Utah State Office of Education.  HEAL has not determined as of yet whether being registered with UEN means being licensed by the State of Utah.  We are investigating...  It shows that Force is a teacher for Cinnamon Hills (an abusive facility in UT) and not Falcon Ridge Ranch on the UEN registry.  Source: http://my.uen.org/myuen/278704
Jamie Haynes Residential Director Haynes is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Summer Downard Res. Shift Leader Downard is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Amy Dazet Res. Shift Leader Dazet is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lisa Vanwater Academic Registrar Vanwater is not a registered educator in UT.  Source: http://www.uen.org/educator/executeSearch.action
Tony Mangerino Res. Shift Leader Mangerino is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in UT. Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Wynette Heusser Cook HEAL does not perform professional licensing checks on office, clerical, maintenance, and food service staff unless they have direct contact with and authority over children in the program.

 *(Falcon Ridge Ranch, 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.)

 Last Updated: October 7th, 2015

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