This is a  staff list for Innercept in Coeur d'Alene, ID

(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 Innercept.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Innercept, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Innercept, please contact 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 Innercept and rescue them if they are there now.




Additional Information
Jami Sturges CFO/Nutritionist  
George Ullrich Psychiatrist  
Chris Laviola Psychologist  
Lynn Wierdsma Clinical Director/Therapist  
Jesus Quintero Transitional Programming  
Amy Tarbutton Academic Director  
Sarah Stevens Intensive Programming  
Amy Leavitt Groundskeeper  
Carolina Sa Admissions/Groundskeeping  
John F. Drozd Psychologist  
Michael Botnick Group Therapy  
Nancy Powers Psychologist  
Josh Martin Adolescent Program Manager Reportedly denied water to the dehydrated.
Kirt Ramsrud Adolescent Program Manager (Former) Reportedly fired.
Gary Stanton Psychologist Reportedly no longer works for this program.
Barb Younger RN  
Bryan Rawls RN (Former) Reportedly fired.
Sherri Richardson Director of Education  
Tom Weadick Teacher Reportedly no longer works for this program.
Diana Kelsey Therapist Reprotedly accused former clients of devil worship.
Amy Jenkins Therapist  
Elizabeth Britain Staff Reportedly no longer works for this program and high turnover suggested since she only stayed for 4-5 months.
Tamara Selent LPN  
Andrea Zazuetta Administrator  
Lexi Bartimioli Administrator  
Chelsea Fritze Administrator  
Zach Smeltzer Mentor  
Brenna Kegley Administrator  
Matt Weiser Stabilization Room Staff  
Jason Underdahl Staff Reportedly works closely with Josh Martin and also denied water to the dehydrated.
Sharene Heisler Therapist  
Tina (Last?) Staff Reportedly fired.
Julie Thibault Therapist  
Lindsay (Lartz) Johnson Therapist  
Chrissy Summering Therapist  
Diana Kelsey Therapist  

The above staff list is a work in progress and we hope to update it soon.  It is really your responsibility to find out what is going on though.  We do our best and if it is on our watch-list, there is a valid reason for it.  We've received two complaints from former clients expressing neglect, being held incommunicado, and other issues at this program.  We've also been sent multiple news reports and other sources of complaint.  An involuntary placement without a court order is a civil rights violation and actionable at law regardless of any other abuses that may occur once a youth is enrolled.  Parents and programs can be sued jointly.  See: for some additional information.
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*(Innercept, 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: April 1st, 2020

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