This is a  staff list for Maple Lake Academy in Payson, 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 Maple Lake Academy.  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 Maple Lake Academy, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Maple Lake Academy, 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 no one enroll any loved one in Maple Lake Academy.

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Patti Hollenbeck-Dial Admissions Hollenbeck-Dial has held no professional licenses since 2005.  Hollenbeck-Dial is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Nichol Holwege Program Director Holwege is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Karen Nicki Psychologist Formerly worked for Outback Therapeutic Expeditions in Lehi, UT.  Nicki is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Denise Larouche Therapist Larouche is solely licensed as a clinical mental health counselor in Utah (not a therapist) and only since 2010.  And, she earned her degree through the University of Phoenix.  Source:  https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html  

"The Justice Department announced today that the University of Phoenix has agreed to pay the United States $67.5 million to resolve allegations that its student recruitment policies violated the False Claims Act.  This case began as a whistleblower action filed in the Eastern District of California under the False Claims Act, which permits private citizens to bring lawsuits for fraud on behalf of the United States and to share in any recovery. Whistleblowers Mary Hendow and Julie Behn, two former University of Phoenix employees, alleged that the university accepted federal student financial aid while in violation of statutory and regulatory provisions prohibiting post-secondary schools from paying admissions counselors certain forms of incentive-based compensation tied to the number of students recruited. Though the United States did not intervene in this action, the Government provided support and assistance to the whistleblowers at many stages of the case, including filing friend-of-the-court briefs when the case was on appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The two whistleblowers will receive $19 million from the settlement."

The University of Phoenix does not have the specialized accreditation necessary for degrees in psychology.  (Source: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx)   It is accredited for teaching and nursing degrees.

Logan Valentine Therapist Valentine is not a licensed therapist.  Valentine is a licensed clinical social worker in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Wendy LeFevre Educational Director LeFevre is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html  HEAL has contacted the Utah Office of Educator Licensing to inquire whether or not LeFevre is a licensed educator in Utah.  We are awaiting their response.
Deanne Shields Special Ed Coordinator Formerly worked for confirmedly abusive Provo Canyon School Shields is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html  HEAL has contacted the Utah Office of Educator Licensing to inquire whether or not Shields is a licensed educator in Utah.  We are awaiting their response.
Michelle "Shelley" Broadbent Nurse There is a Michele Broadbent, may be a different person, that is a licensed registered nurse in Utah and has been since 2000.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Karie Swenson Recreation Director Formerly worked for New Haven RTC in Utah.  Swenson is a licensed recreational therapist in Utah and has been since 1982.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jason Anderson Psychiatrist Anderson is NOT A LICENSED mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Anna Tidwell Equine Therapist Tidwell is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Holly Orgill Residential Director Orgill is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Elizabeth "Beth" Palethorpe Bookkeeping HEAL chose not to do a staff qualification check on Palethorpe because office work usually does not require special licensure.
Suzanne Vasquez Kitchen/Chef HEAL chose not to do a staff qualification check on Vasquez because kitchen work usually does not require special licensure. 
(Maple Lake Academy, 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.)
Survivor Report:  Anne Lerner (2008-2009)

 

 Last Updated: November 26th, 2012

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