This is a  staff list for Teen Challenge of Oklahoma (Locations: Tulsa, Jay, Cache, and Disney)  

(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 Teen Challenge.  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 Teen Challenge, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Teen Challenge, 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.

 

Please donít place your loved one in Teen Challenge and rescue them if they are there now. 

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Wayne Gray Executive Director ALL OKLAHOMA PROGRAMS!  --Tulsa Location--Oklahoma Teen Challenge (Gray was formerly employed with the following Teen Challenge locations: North Little Rock-AR, Hot Springs-AR, and Memphis-TN.)  *
Shawn T. Blankenship Director Jay Location--Brush Creek Youth Ranch for Boys  The enrollment contract for this program and detailed program description are not made available to the public.  This program only provides a 4-page "questionnaire-type" application online. 
Shanon Blankenship Shawn's wife/Co-Director  
Scott Hay Lead Direct Care He "graduated" from New England Teen Challenge in January 2005 .
Tina Bergwitz Assistant Cult/program parent.  No legitimate training or "expertise".
Joel Meade Direct Care Staff  
Rick Balmer Staff "Graduate" of Hot Springs, Arkansas Teen Challenge.
Kelly Thomas (male) Staff "Graduate" of Sonrise Ranch--Teen Challenge.
Rich Walker Staff "Graduate" of the Rocky Mountain Teen Challenge in Denver, CO.
Kaleb Kilhoffer Staff "Graduate" of Sonrise Ranch--Teen Challenge.
Doug Nies Executive Director Cache Location--Sonrise Ranch for Men  There was no additional staff info available at time of listing.*  The enrollment materials for this location are not made available to the public.
Carrie Collins Director Disney Location--New LifeHouse Girls Program--Collins has her degree from the Assemblies of God and also formerly worked for New Hope Teen Challenge in Utah.  The enrollment contract for this program and detailed program description are not made available to the public.  This program only provides a 4-page "questionnaire-type" application online. 
Pam Rowe Asst. Director  
Melanie Clark Director of Education  
Christina Florence Direct Care Staff Also worked for Teen Mania Ministries.
Joan Littlefield Direct Care Staff  
Judy Bell Direct Care Staff Wife to Rev. James Bell.  With Jay First Assembly of God Church.
Kari Leach Monitor  
Heidi Anders Direct Care Staff Heidi attends the Assembly of God Church in Disney.
Joseph Rowe Maintenance He attends Disney Assembly of God Church in Disney.
Karen Coon Director Sapulpa Location--Freedom House for Women--Qualifications--"recovering addict".--There is no additional information on staff at this location.*  HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials for this program.
Teen Challenge Information--See www.heal-online.org/StraightandTeenChallenge.htm
HEAL Review-- Teen Challenge Ranch in Morrow, AR Contract & Enrollment Materials  HEAL is in the process of reviewing the available enrollment materials for the above program(s).  In the meantime, we invite you to read the review of the Teen Challenge Ranch of Morrow, AR contract linked in this segment as the contracts are likely very similar and the program ought to be avoided.

 *Teen Challenge, 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.

 

 Last Updated: October 18th, 2010

 

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