This is a  staff list for Sovereign Journey in Bethelehem, NH

(a.k.a.  CEDU)


(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 Sovereign Journey.  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 Sovereign Journey, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Sovereign Journey, 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 is currently investigating this program.



Additional Information
Karen Fitzhugh Founder Formerly worked as Executive Director at Girls Haven, Inc. in Texas.  Dr. Karen Fitzhugh Aspen Education Group - Senior Vice President, Residential Schools and Programs Dr. Fitzhugh served as Head of School for the King George School in Vermont prior to her move to Aspen Education, a Division of CRC Health.   Fitzhugh is no longer working for King George School and has opened Sovereign Journey in New Hampshire.  Fitzhugh now works for Elevations RTC (formerly Island View RTC) in UT.
Deb Crane-Foote Program Director  
Nicole Mitchell Admissions Dir/Therapist  
Henekis Stoddard Academic Director  
Maureen J. Roianov Therapist  
Kimberly Mlinarik Therapist  
Megan Davis Therapist  
Shay Butts Staff Butts is also National Outreach Coordinator for the CEDU cult.  Source:
Randy McLoud (sp) CEO/Director (Former) McLoud reportedly quit.  Reportedly with Promisekeepers.
Tami McLoud (sp) Staff (Former) McLoud reportedly quit.
Mark Fitzhugh Staff Reportedly investigated by State for allegations of misconduct.
Sarah Davis Clinical Director (Former) Davis reportedly quit.
Nick Swagger Staff  
Michelle Authier Staff  
Cindee Baker Staff  
Mary Murphy-Edwards Health/Wellness Coordinator Murphy-Edwards reportedly resigned in 2013.
Melanie Robers Staff Reportedly dismissed/terminated because she voiced fears regarding client safety at Sovereign Journey.
Sam McLoud Academic Director (Former) McLoud reportedly resigned.
Claudia (last?) Nurse (Former) Reportedly resigned.
Diane Roden Nurse (Former) Reportedly resigned in 2013.
Melissa Hamlet Clinical Director (Former) Reportedly resigned in 2013.
Carrie Williamson Transition Staff (Former) Reportedly stepped down from position and resigned.
Jessica Riendeau Staff (Former) Reportedly dismissed for inappropriate contact with client.
Lana Des Troimanus (sp) Staff (Former) Reportedly resigned.
Jody Perlo Staff (Former) Reportedly terminated.
Grace Levine Res. Counselor  
Tara Morehouse Res. Counselor  
Kendra Parent Asst. Program Director  
Martha Reed Staff (Former) Reportedly resigned.
Erin Fellner Psychiatrist  
*(Sovereign Journey, 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 multiple requests to investigate this program from both families and concerned program staff.
Below are links to external websites providing additional information on Karen Fitzhugh's programs including King George School (now closed) and Sovereign Journey:
External Link-- (Link submitted by dissatisfied advocate/consultant.)
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 Last Updated: December 31st, 2014

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