This is a staff list for Havenwyck Hospital in Auburn Hills, MI
(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 Havenwyck Hospital. 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 Havenwyck Hospital, you have the right to take action.
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Havenwyck Hospital, please contact email@example.com 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 Havenwyck Hospital.
|David Bell||CEO||HEAL required Bell's middle name to verify whether or not Bell holds any professional licenses in Michigan.|
|MiRhee Chun||CFO||Chun is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Diane Henneman||COO||Henneman is a licensed Social Worker and has been since August, 1989. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Jane Lozen||Director of Nursing||Lozen is a licensed Registered Nurse and has been since June, 1984. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Julie Szyska||Business Development Director||Szyska is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Suzanne Dennis||Risk Management Dir.||Dennis is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Kathleen Snicks||Admissions||Snicks is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Carol Polly||Social Work Director||Polly is a licensed Social Worker and has been since January, 1991. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp|
|Kimberly Champion||Community Relations Dir.||Champion is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Tom Frattarelli||Operations Dir.||Frattarelli is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Cara Covey||Human Resources||Covey is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Amber Davis||Recipient Rights Officer||HEAL requires Davis' middle name in order to verify whether or not Davis holds any professional licenses in MI.|
|Hany Mekhael||Chief of Staff||Mekhael is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 2004 in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Srinivasa Kodali||Medical Dir. (Adult)||Kodali is a licensed medical doctor and has been since May, 1986 in Michigan. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Neelakantam Jolepalem||Medical Dir. (Acute)||Jolepalem is a licensed medical doctor and has been since August, 1980. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|Henry Woodworth||Medical Dir. (Residential)||Woodworth is a licensed medical doctor and has been since September, 1984. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/default.asp?facility=|
|*(Havenwyck Hospital, 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.)|
|External Link: http://www.propublica.org/special/map-problems-at-psi-facilities|
|External Link: http://www.bonkersinstitute.org/medicaidfraud.html|
|External Link: OperationAwareness- Havenwyck Hospital program for youth sexual deviance|
|External Link: http://www.bonkersinstitute.org/EX6MichiganCNSreports2006.pdf|
|Michigan State Reports on Havenwyck Hospital:|
From: "Teri Johnson" <JohnsonT3@michigan.gov>
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 10:30 AM
Subject: Response to your email to the Governor's Office
|External Link: http://www.northernexpress.com/editorial/features.asp?id=3730|
|External Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKQORowBTjk (video)|
|March 2015 "Admitting our son to Havenwyck was a horrible mistake. If we could do things over we would wait for a different facility to have a bed opening. There was no communication. We were not contacted for input on a treatment plan. We were never able to talk with the psychiatrist. After the first day of admission my sons assigned Social Worker went on an FMLA. He was never assigned a new S.W. He was there 11 days. From what we can tell he was supervised and medications were changed, but no real treatment. We felt as if we were visiting a prison when we went to see him. No one smiled, the staff was abrupt, dehumanizing of us, and acted like our questions were a nuisance. The staff demonstrated a total lack of compassion for what our family was going through and treated us as though we had done something wrong. My son is adopted and has experienced extreme, complex traumas. Our son was six, and scared. To be able to talk to him we had to have workers from our community mental health and therapy team call and pressure the staff to enforce the scheduled phone calls he was supposed to get each day. Worst of all, he was released in worst condition than when he entered. It has been a month and he has yet to recover from his stay there. When we followed up with our private doctor he reported that of 20 of his patients that were sent there, 1 had a decent experience. Our community mental health has told us they are considering not allowing our counties children to be admitted there in the future. This facility did not follow through on anything they said and/or are legally required to do, including forwarding my sons treatment plan and medication changes to his doctor and scheduling a follow up appointment as required in discharge planning. As this was our first experience with this type facility, I am hopeful that there are others who do a much better job in helping families and individuals with mental illness." Source: Robin W. https://www.yelp.com/biz/havenwyck-hospital-auburn-hills|
|April 2013 "Processing plant on the adolescent side. From attempted suicide to back at home and cured in just 5 days. A few med changes here and you're fixed. My child is just as much a danger to self today as they were when they went in. They have simply learned not to say the words "i want to hurt myself today". Little to no information is obtainable about any facet of your child's care when they are there. Not sure who there is making off with all the kids books, clothing, and personal effects. Several items brought on intake were never given to child and never returned when being quickly and hastily discharged and was told by other parents in the holding area they experienced the same thing.. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE UNLESS THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE YOUR INSURANCE WILL PAY FOR. " Source: Parent https://www.yelp.com/biz/havenwyck-hospital-auburn-hills [HEAL Note: Even then, it is a bad idea...]|
All segregated congregate care providers, including those on our watch-list, are welcome to contact us to correct any information or provide additional data that may assist with delivering the whole truth to the public. We've found in many cases where this offer has been abused or resulted in revealing additional basis for our concerns. For some examples see: http://www.heal-online.org/tcfl.htm, http://www.heal-online.org/bolthouse.htm and http://www.heal-online.org/abundant2.htm. Now, we are willing to look at the facts and may have questions or require documentation backing up any claims. We do verify licensing, academic backgrounds, and other qualifications when investigating and researching programs on our watch-list to assist consumers seeking additional information on such programs or victims requiring assistance with getting corroborating evidence of their claims. We do that in order to make sure the information we provide is accurate and verified and cite our sources. In the event any information we've posted is in error, we're happy to make a correction. And, for information on how such requests are handled and have been resolved historically, see: http://www.heal-online.org/requests.htm.
HEAL does not support segregated congregate care for many reasons which include that many such facilities are abusive, exploitative, fraudulent, and lack effective oversight often as a result of fraudulent misrepresentation coupled with the ignorance of those seeking to enroll loved ones in such facilities, programs, schools, or centers without a valid court order and involuntarily. In the United States such involuntary placements done without a court order are apparently illegal as they either violate the Americans with Disabilities Act community integration requirement or due process rights of those involuntarily placed. Now, in regards to parents, in the United States parents have the right to waive their own rights, but, not the rights of their minor children. See http://www.heal-online.org/legalarguments.htm for more information. Now, most facilities on our watch list include waivers, indemnity clauses, and sworn statements parents must sign assuring the program that the parents have the right to make the placement involuntarily and without due process in a segregated congregate care environment, however, California and federal prosecutors as well as settled law appears to suggest that is not the case. In fact, in the David Taylor case found at http://www.heal-online.org/provocases.htm, Taylor sued Provo Canyon School and his mother as co-defendants. His mother was found liable for 75% of the damages awarded to Taylor as a result of multiple complaints including false imprisonment, while the program was found only 25% liable because the mother owed a duty of due diligence to investigate anyone to which she would entrust care of her child and she failed to do so.
Now, HEAL opposes segregated congregate care and we find most placements are happening illegally in the USA which if the youth understood their rights would result in unfortunate outcomes for the parents, particularly when they don't exercise good judgment and support the fraud and abuse rather than their own children when they need remedy and justice. And, HEAL supports all victims of fraud and abuse in seeking remedies at law for any crimes or torts committed against them. And, that's true whether or not the program or victims are in the USA.
HEAL has a 5 point argument against segregated congregate care we'd like you to consider:
a. Segregated care is unconstitutional and a civil rights violation. It is only permissible if a person is unable to survive independent of an institutional environment. For more on this, watch the HEAL Report at https://youtu.be/C4NzhZc4P0A. Or, see: http://www.ada.gov/olmstead/ which includes in part: "United States v. Florida – 1:12-cv-60460 – (S.D. Fla.) – On April 7, 2016, the United States filed an Opposition to the State of Florida’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. In the Motion, the State had asked the Court to rule, on a variety of grounds, that the United States could not recover damages for unnecessarily institutionalized children to whom the State had been deliberately indifferent."
b. Institutionalization is always dehumanizing and coercive. Institutionalization always harms the institutionalized and deprives them of protected civil rights. Dr. David Straker, Psychiatry Professor at Columbia University's School of Medicine (Ivy League) explains this in detail at http://changingminds.org/disciplines/sociology/articles/institutionalization.htm. "Many institutions, from prisons to monasteries to asylums, deliberately want to control and manage their inmates such that they conform and do not cause problems. Even in less harsh environments, many of the institutionalization methods may be found, albeit in more moderated form (although the psychological effect can be equally devastating)." (See website linked in this paragraph for more info.)
c. Institutionalization is not in the best interest of children. Institutions are not ever better for a child than living with a loving family. Source: http://www.unicef.org/cambodia/12681_23295.html
d. Reform schools, residential treatment programs, and other segregated congregate care settings have been shown to be ineffective and harmful. Best source on this currently is: https://www.acgov.org/probation/documents/EndoftheReformSchoolbyVinny.doc
e. Boarding Schools, even the "good ones", result in a form of social death, isolation, and cause both anxiety and depression. Therefore, it is clearly not in the best interest of the youth subjected to those environments. Sources: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/08/boarding-school-syndrome-joy-schaverien-review and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/11662001/The-truth-about-boarding-school-syndrome.html
Beyond the above arguments against segregated congregate care, we have reports from the NIH, Surgeon General, Yale University Studies, and much more showing the methodologies of behavior modification are damaging, harmful, and ineffective. You can request these documents via e-mail. In addition, for such programs offering academic services or claiming to offer diplomas, certifications, or the like, it is important to check to see if it is a diploma mill with no accredited academic services. Please see article: "Avoiding Scams: What You Need To Know" for important information on how to avoid education/training scams.
If you'd like to see what HEAL suggests rather than segregated congregate care (i.e. committing a crime or tort against your child if done against their will without a court order), please see articles: "Fix Your Family, Help Your Teen" and "Emancipation Guide".
If you have a complaint against any facility, please file a complaint with the appropriate law enforcement agency or your home state's attorney general. For reporting resources see: http://www.heal-online.org/report.htm. (Reporting guide is for USA only at this time.)
REPORTING GUIDE FOR VICTIMS, SURVIVORS, AND WHISTLEBLOWERS:
In Michigan, the criminal statutes of limitation are 6 years on misdemeanors, 10 years on most felonies, 25 years on most human trafficking, and no statute of limitations on felonies including some human trafficking, first degree criminal sexual conduct and murder. For civil suits in Michigan, the statute of limitations is 3 years. Here are your options:
1. Report crimes such as assault, battery (including involuntary
drugging), labor trafficking, and kidnapping/false imprisonment to law
enforcement in Michigan. You can call the Auburn Hills Police at
248-370-9444 to inquire about filing an official complaint which may provide
the probable cause needed to get a warrant for investigation and/or
6. You may also wish to provide a guest sermon. Guest sermons are posted at https://www.cope.church/sermons.htm , under Progress Reports/Guest Sermons at https://www.heal-online.org where appropriate, and on program info pages when applicable. So, one provided by you on Havenwyck would also be placed at http://www.heal-online.org/havenwyck.htm . Guest sermons should be written into the body of an e-mail and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Your first and last name will be disclosed. If you have questions about this option, please contact email@example.com. Please see https://www.cope.church/givetoday.pdf to get an idea what your sermon may be worth.
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Last Updated: June 2nd, 2021