This is a  staff list for NorthKey in Covington, KY (a.k.a. Children's Psychiatric Hospital (CPH) of Northern Kentucky)

(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 NorthKey.  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 NorthKey, you have the right to take action.


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




Additional Information
Owen Nichols CEO/President  
Tanya Kaup VP of Outpatient Services  
Charles Kapp VP Intensive Services Kapp has been with NorthKey since it was known as Children's Psychiatric Hospital (CPH).  One survivor, T., states: "The only name on that list that sounds familiar is Charles Kapp. He was a psychiatrist there when I was there. He acted like he was a real nice guy, but he seemed way out of touch with the reality of what was going on there."
Gary Goetz VP Operations  
Art Jones Financial Services Director  
Shawn Carroll HR Director  
Nan Genther Director of Quality Improvement There is no other information on current staff at this facility at this time.*
Joseph Willett Staff at CPH Willett was with CPH in 1990.
Maria Pinho Staff at CPH Pinho was with CPH in 1990.  A CPH survivor, T., said this: "One of the psychiatrists there at the time was Maria Pinho (who I believe was from Portugal). She told my parents about CPH before I went in, and
conspired with the school system to place me there. She was thoroughly incompetent. Every session consisted of her saying "You sound like a very unhappy young man" and not really doing anything."
Leah McGowan (Elam) Staff/Nurse at CPH McGowan/Elam was with CPH in 1990.  A CPH survivor, T., said this: "A nurse named Leah Elam. (I think her name is now Leah McGowan.) She threatened to pull my weekend privileges if I tried pressuring my parents into trying to remove me from CPH. She also threatened to withhold meals if I couldn't eat an item at dinner."
Dwayne Evans (sp) Staff at CPH Evans was with CPH in 1990.  A CPH survivor, T., said this: "Another staffer was Dewayne Evans. (I'm not sure of the spelling.) He attacked me once after accusing me of painting on a table with ink."
Dan Hovland Staff at CPH Hovland was with CPH in 1990.  A CPH survivor, T., said this: "Another was Dan Hovland, who was an all-around mean character."
Scott (no last name) Staff at CPH Scott (last name?) was with CPH in 1990.
Kathy O'Rourke Staff/Social Worker O'Rourke was with CPH in 1990.  A CPH survivor, T., said this: "There was a social worker type of person named Kathy O'Rourke, who was argumentative and lied to my parents." 
OTHER OTHER A CPH survivor, T., said this: "One of the major practices at CPH was to use a restraint device called a "boat", and to show it on a monitor screen to make an example of the person."
*(NorthKey, 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 facility is "accredited" by the Joint Commission.  The Joint Commission has been in repeat trouble and is in danger of losing their license to accredit due to failure to protect patient's rights and enforce patient safety standards.
For the Ombudsman Complaints Regarding This Facility, Click Here.


 Last Updated: April 6th, 2015

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