This is a  staff list for Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, VA

(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 Poplar Springs Hospital.  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 Poplar Springs Hospital, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Poplar Springs Hospital, 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 is currently investigating Poplar Springs Hospital.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Thresa Simon Medical Director Simon is a licensed psychiatrist in VA and has been since 1999.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi  
C. R. Amara Psychiatrist Amara is a licensed psychiatrist in VA and has been since 1993.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi  
James Woolridge Psychiatrist Woolridge is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Salman Siddiqui Psychiatrist Siddiqui is a licensed psychiatrist in VA and has been since 2000.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Rehan Saleem Medical Doctor Saleem is a licensed psychiatrist in VA and has been since 2004.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Walid Fawaz Medical Doctor Fawaz is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
William Sauve Clinical Director Sauve is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Richard Clark CEO There is a Richard F. Clark that is not currently actively licensed in VA, but, was licensed as a forensic pathologist.  This Richard Clark may be a different person.  Here's the brief report:
License Number 0101013574
Occupation Medicine & Surgery
Specialization Pathology (Self Proclaimed)
Pathology: Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology (Board Certified)
Pathology: Forensic (Self Proclaimed)
Name RICHARD F CLARK
Address of Record Hampton, VA 23661
Initial License 06/14/1958
Expire Date 01/31/2014
License Status Current Inactive
Additional Public Information* No

Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi

Christine Hall Dir. of Clinical Services Hall is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since 1999 in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Ramona Strickland Dir. of Risk Management Ramona E. Strickland (may be a different person) is licensed as a registered nurse only and has held the license only since October, 2010 in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Kara Gaylord Marketing/Bus. Dev. Gaylord is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Pam Ward Staff Development There are too many Pamela Wards in VA to determine whether or not "Pam Ward" of Poplar Springs is licensed.  However, the only active license for any Pamela Ward is as a registered nurse.  HEAL requires Pam's middle initial to verify her credentials.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Quian Buford Intake Director Buford is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
John Warburton Program Director Warburton is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Christi DeFrancesco Program Director DeFrancesco is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Erika Reisweber Program Director (RTC) Reisweber is a licensed professional counselor since 2009 and a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2008 in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Shawn Freeman Program Director (RTC) Freeman is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Shireen Garvin Program Director Garvin is a licensed professional counselor since 2003 and a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2004 in VA.   Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Kirstin Whitely Dir. of Active Therapy Whitely is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Angel Piper Dir. of Patient Access Piper is not a licensed doctor, mental health professional, counselor, therapist, nor social worker in VA.  Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
Dorothea Dowl Education Coordinator Dowl is licensed as a postgraduate professional in VA.  Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do
Janet Branch Education Coordinator Branch is licensed as a postgraduate professional in VA.  Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do
Kelsey Struder Art Teacher Struder is a licensed collegiate professional in VA.  Source: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/tinfo/searchteacher.do
*(Poplar Springs Hospital, 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 is in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials for Poplar Springs Hospital.  In the meantime, we have reviewed the Boulder Creek Academy Application.  Boulder Creek Academy is also owned and operated by UHS.
Article: Violations and Problems at UHS, Inc. Owned Facilities
Poplar Springs Investigation on Youtube: https://youtu.be/37psfjsqiBA

 

 Last Updated: June 3rd, 2015

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