This is a  staff list for The Meadows in Wickenburg, 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 The Meadows.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at The Meadows, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by The Meadows, 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.


At this time, The Meadows, is under preliminary investigation.




Additional Information
James Dredge CEO Former COO of Aspen Education Group.
Pia Mellody Sr. Clinical Advisor  
John Bradshaw Counselor  
Maureen Canning Clinical Consultant  
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD Clinical Consultant  
Peter A. Levine Clinical Consultant  
Jerry Boriskin Clinician  
Shelley Uram Psychiatrist  
*(The Meadows, 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.)
The Meadows is operated by the former COO of Aspen Education Group.  Thomas J. Croke, Educational Consultant, has denounced Aspen Education Group for putting profits over the safety and care of children in Aspen programs.
HEAL has reviewed multiple Aspen Education Group contracts that appear to be illusory, unconscionable, void/voidable, and arguably illegal.  HEAL does not currently have access to the enrollment materials for this program.  Since the information available is limited, we recommend you compare any contract with the reviews of Aspen Education Group contracts available on our website such as the reviews for Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, Aspen Achievement Academy, Aspen Ranch, Aspen Institute of Behavioral Assessment, and New Leaf Academy.  It is our suggestion that families avoid doing business with Aspen Education Group, former leadership at Aspen Education Group, and/or their individual programs.


 Last Updated: August 30th, 2011

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