This is a  staff list for In Balance Ranch in Tucson, AZ

(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 In Balance 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 In Balance Ranch, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by In Balance 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 is currently investigating In Balance Ranch.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Patrick J. Barrasso Executive Director Barrasso is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since 2004.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Elizabeth (Betsy) Barrasso Admissions Director Barrasso is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Shannon Dexter Clinical Director Dexter is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Lynda Hendricks Academic Director The AZ Department of Education wrote that they were unable to verify Hendricks as a licensed educator in AZ.  They stated that they would need a list of all names by which Hendricks may be licensed.
Tiffany Gallego Therapist Gallego is a licensed master social worker in AZ and has been since 2008.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Anthony P. Barrasso Expeditions Director Barrasso is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Shannon Petrovich Clinical Director Petrovich is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed independent substance abuse counselor in AZ and has been since 2008.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Ugo Uche Primary Therapist Ugochukwu Uche is a licensed professional counselor in AZ and has been since 2008.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Thad Ryan Primary Therapist Ryan is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source:  http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Garry Nix Primary Therapist Nix is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Sarah Loseman Primary Therapist Loseman is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Melissa Johnson Primary Therapist Johnson is a licensed professional counselor in AZ and has been since 2007.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Melinda Roark Primary Therapist Roark is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Larry Catten Teacher Catten is not a licensed/certified educator in AZ.  Source: e-mail from AZ Department of Education.
Christie Santiago Teacher Santiago is not a licensed/certified educator in AZ.  Source: e-mail from AZ Department of Education.  In addition, Santiago was convicted of crime in AZ.  Details:
Case Information
Case Number: J-0205-CR-20081051  
Title: ST OF AZ VS SANTIAGO CHRISTIE Category: Criminal
Court: Sierra Vista Justice Filing Date: 07/03/2008
Judge: HONORABLE TIMOTHY B DICKERSON Disposition Date: 12/22/2009

 
CHRISTIE HOPE SANTIAGO    DEFENDANT  -  D 1 Date of Birth: 04/1979
Citation Count Description Disp. Date Disposition
S00072364 1 ASSAULT-TOUCHED TO INJURE 12/22/2009 SET ASIDE PURSUANT TO 13-907
S00072364 2 DISORDERLY CONDUCT-DISTURBANCE 12/22/2009 SET ASIDE PURSUANT TO 13-907

Santiago holds no degrees and never graduated college.  Santiago attended, but, did not graduate from Western Governors University.  See Report: www.heal-online.org/inbalsantiago.jpg.

Source: http://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/caselookup.aspx  Santiago also, reportedly, claimed in 2010 that she never completed her degree at Western Governor's University.  (Source: Confidential e-mail report received on April 2nd, 2012)

Wendy Morgando Teacher Morgando is a provisionally licensed/certified educator in AZ and has been since July 31st, 2011.  Source: e-mail from AZ Department of Education.
Steve Nath Milieu Manager Nath is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Chris Gallego Milieu Manager Gallego is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
*(In Balance 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.)
This program is licensed solely as an out-patient clinic in Arizona and therefore should not be permitted to run a residential program.  It is not properly licensed for services claimed. 
Name: IN BALANCE COUNSELING, INC
Address: 6107 EAST GRANT ROAD
TUCSON, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 722-9631
Fax: (520) 722-9676
Facility ID: BH3002
Licensee: IN BALANCE COUNSELING, INC
License: BH-3002
Provider Type: OUTPATIENT CLINIC

 and

Name: IN BALANCE COUNSELING
Address: 3331 NORTH IN BALANCE RANCH ROAD
HUACHUCA CITY, AZ 85616
Phone: (520) 722-9631
Fax: (520) 722-9676
Facility ID: BH3111
Licensee: IN BALANCE COUNSELING, INC
License: BH-3111
Provider Type: OUTPATIENT CLINIC

 

Source: http://hsapps.azdhs.gov/ls/sod/Provider.aspx?type=BH

In Balance has received multiple citations for failure to comply with Arizona licensing standards in the last two years.  For more information, see the following: Citation 1, Citation 2, Citation 3, Citation 4, Citation 5, Citation 6, Citation 7, Citation 8, Citation 9, Citation 10, Citation 11, and Citation 12

 

 Last Updated: December 11th, 2012

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