This is a  staff list for Viaquest Behavioral Health in Ephrata, PA

(This program is closed.)

(a.k.a. SummitQuest Academy, York Homes (still open), Seven Mountains 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 ViaQuest Behavioral Health.  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 ViaQuest Behavioral Health, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by ViaQuest Behavioral Health, 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. 


This program is closed.  (Confirmed closed for SummitQuest Academy and Seven Mountains Academy.  Uncertain regarding York Homes.)




Additional Information
Tamara Calderwood Director Ephrata Location--SummitQuest Academy/Viaquest Behavioral Health--Tamara Calderwood has been with ViaQuest Behavioral Health of Ohio since its inception in 1999.  Tamara has worked in [unnamed] residential-based programs for over 15 years.  SummitQuest Academy is closed.
Rafael Dieppa Director Rafael Dieppa e-mailed us: "I would like to clarify what my role was at SummitQuest. First, I was not an employee of SummitQuest before 2008 and I was never the Regional Director. I was hired after the incident with the aforementioned young man.  I was brought in to try to help fix the program.   Soon after it was closed and I was laid off.  I would greatly appreciate it, If you can please remove my name or clearly add the date I was hired (Mid 2008) and explain that I had nothing to do with the incident."
William E.Harris Jr. Director  
Jennifer Irey Site Supervisor  
Jennifer Sleeper Director  
Caroline Colbert Administrator Caroline is the administrator for three programs: Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) which serves children and adolescents in a therapeutic setting in conjunction with an on-site school;  a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) for adolescent females between the ages of 13 to 18; and an Alternative Education Program for the residents at the RTF. *
Shirl Nafziger-Lyne Administrator York Location--York Homes--Shirl is the administrator of York Homes Program  (This program appears to remain open.
NO Names No Titles Lewiston Location--Seven Mountains Academy  This program is closed.
*(The SummitQuest Academy, 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 SummitQuest Academy (a.k.a. Viaquest Behavioral Health)in Allentown, PA is confirmedly abusive.  Johnny Aletriz, 16, was beaten to death by staff in 2006.  To read more on his story visit:  Please don't send your child to SummitQuest or any program that abuses and kills children.  If you were abused at SummitQuest Academy, please contact us and we will post your statement here as a warning to others. 
Facility For Troubled Teens In Ephrata To Close--February 19th, 2009--EPHRATA, Pa. -- Summit Quest, a facility for troubled teens in Ephrata, is in the process of closing.  They still have a small group of teens to place in alternative treatment before they can shut their doors.  For complete story, click here.


 Last Updated: January 11th, 2017

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