This is a  staff list for Midwest Center for Youth and Families in Kouts, IN

(a.k.a. South Shore Academy)

(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 Midwest Center for Youth and Families.  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 Midwest Center for Youth and Families, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Midwest Center for Youth and Families, 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.


HEAL recommends against placing any child at Midwest Center for Youth and Families.




Additional Information
Brett Miller Intake/Admissions Dir.  
Michael Perry CEO/Managing Director  
Jennifer Levine Nursing  
Terry Chairse Clinical Services Director  
Kim Lahman Business Development  
Roberta Ullery-Coombs (aka Roberta Woods) Education Director  
Karen Joppek South Shore Academy Director  
Jaci Haarsma Human Resources  
Michael Frampton Medical Director/Psychiatrist Frampton is reportedly no longer medical director at this facility.
Gerald Lewis APRN/Nurse  
Charles Motley Psychiatrist  
Brandy Clark Dir. of Bus. Development  
Kevin Zwiers Community Relations  
Alexandra Konefall Community Relations  
Melinda Runyon Intake  
Cindy Bejste Dir. of Clinical Services  
Tareylon Charise Nursing  
Jaci Haarsma (aka Jaci Banks) HR Director  
Jennifer Beatty Director of Nursing  
Jeremy Pape Dir. of Clinical Services  
Christopher Iliff Supervisor  
Katie Williams Supervisor  
Anjelita Cratty  Supervisor  
Kristan Rosario Supervisor  
Katie Learch Intake  
Jennifer Duda Risk Management  
Athena Soliem Therapist  
Karen Davis Therapist  
Hiwot Gizachew Therapist  
Paul Rhodea Therapist  
Valarie Rowe Therapist  
Dontreal Walters Shift Coordinator  
Dan McKinney Shift Coordinator  
Nicole Green Shift Coordinator  
Reggie Walters Shift Coordinator  
M. Patta Medical Director  
John Zwerneman Medical Director  
*(Midwest Center for Youth and Families, 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.)
HEAL has received one parent complaint regarding this program.
Article: Violations and Problems at UHS, Inc. Owned Facilities
HEAL Report-- Provo Canyon School, Another UHS, Inc. Program  (temporarily off-line)
External Link: Keep An Eye On PSI!"(and UHS!)


 Last Updated: July 29th, 2014

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