This is a  staff list for the Three Springs "Family" of Programs/Services

(New Beginnings, New Directions for Boys, Three Springs of Courtland, North Carolina Boys, Auldern Academy)

(aka Sequel Youth and Family Services)

(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 Three Springs.  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 Three Springs, you have the right to take action.

 

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

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Margaret George Administrator North Carolina Location--Three Springs of North Carolina (a.k.a. North Carolina Boys)
Doug Lynch Program Director Lynch has been with Three Springs since 1995.
Nikia Bland Admissions Bland has been with Three Springs since 1999.
Ann Scott Education Scott has been with Three Springs since 1994.
Sharon Elsenbeck Support Services Director Elsenbeck has been with Three Springs since 1991.
Cindy Jacobs Family Services Director Jacobs has been with Three Springs since 2002.
Joseph Dzienis Staff Development Director Dzienis has been with Three Springs since 1995.
Simone Griffith Nurse Griffith has been with Three Springs since 1994.
Jane Samuel Head of School North Carolina Location--Auldern Academy--Came to Auldern in 2006.  Samuel was the first Admissions Director at the confirmedly abusive Mt. Bachelor Academy and later was on the founding staff of the Northstar Center. She then helped to establish a second campus for New Leaf Academy.

HEAL received the following message and forwarded it to Child Protective Services and the Attorney General of North Carolina on December 23rd, 2009:

"Hello.  My name is [name removed to protect victim] and I am currently a student at Auldern Academy. I have been attending since July 1, 2009 and am currently having difficulty with myself due to the program. I get 2 20 minute phone calls, which can be rudely interupted when need be. I have to apply for the privilege of e-mail, iPod, and when the time comes for my phone, I have to apply for that privilege as well. The thing that is most disturbing here is not my lack of conversational devices but rather this: all of my mail gets read and screened by my therapist as well as more than 3/4 of the population of the girls attending auldern. I am afraid to be myself and show who I really am, because they will turn me into something that I am not. I have tried to have my father reinstate me in any other place but here, and by the time that you read this, I probably won't be allowed to receive your response. The fact that I am writing you now could get me in trouble in a thing called "focus reflection" where you spend a designated number of days reflecting on what you did and talking to limited people in the community. The academics are great, but I can't sit around and watch my life rot away. I would much rather be in the middle of the ghetto of chicago starving to death than at this god forsaken shit hole.  Please help me. [signature removed to protect the victim]"

Bill (William) Grant Asst. Head of School Bill began his career as a Biology and Chemistry instructor at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA where he also worked as Admissions Counselor and Director of Student Activities. Bill has also worked for Darlington School (Rome, GA), Mercersburg Academy (Mercersburg, PA), Storm King School (Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY) and Brandon Hall School (Atlanta, GA).  Before joining the staff of Auldern Academy Bill oversaw day-to-day operations at Squaw Valley Academy in Lake Tahoe, CA.
Ann Scott Staff  
Lynn Blanton Nurse Blanton has been with Auldern since 2005.
Simone Griffith Staff  
Vito Guarnaccia Consultant/Clinical Director  
Crystal Cox Director of Support Services Cox has been with Three Springs since 2001.
Sarah Belcher Director of Student Life Belcher has been with Three Springs since 2008.  She also worked for The Whitaker School.
Chris Will Lead Teacher  
Jim Philips Teacher  
Ed King Teacher  
Dakota Cronin Teacher  
Lee R. Leal Teacher Mr. Leal has previously taught at the Cary Academy and the Saint Andrew's School.
Ryan Gilmore Teacher Prior to joining Auldern, he was a Lab Research Analyst at Duke University. He has done professional lab research for several other companies in the Research Triangle Park area.
Andrew Johnson Teacher  
Natalie Sisson Lead Clinician She has previously worked with adolescents as an Advisor for Carlbrook School, was a therapist at Peace Place and a counselor at Chestnut Health Systems in Virginia.
Julius Jessup Clinician He came to Auldern Academy from Carlbrook School where he was an Advisor. He has previously worked as a Clinical Intern at the Center on Interventions for Children and Families in Cleveland, OH.
Amy Berent Clinician She was the Clinical Director and Field Therapist at Blackwater Outdoor Experiences.
Kristi Wood Clinician She came to Auldern from the Three Spring Paint Rock Valley program.
Darci Hall Clinician Formerly worked at The New Dominion School (another Three Springs program, closed.)
Aaron Seymour Staff (former) Aaron Seymour worked for Three Springs of Paint Rock Valley from 2002-2004.  Seymour also worked at Eckerd.    Seymour no longer works for this industry.  Seymour no longer works for this program.  Three Springs of Paint Rock Valley is reportedly closed/closing.  (Source:

http://www.strugglingteens.com/artman/publish/ThreeSpringsBN_110426.shtml)

Sharon Laney Administrator  
Kathy DeMellier Admissions  
Sarah Raynor Therapist  
Pete Wallingsford Therapist  
Judy Pike Special Ed.  
Haley Pepper Program Director  
Cris Boutwell Staff Worker Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Susan Weeks Staff Worker Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Keith Southern Administrator (former) Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings from June, 1996 to July, 1998.  According to LinkedIn profile. (September 1st, 2010).  Currently works for Sparkman Middle School in Toney, AL as the school counselor.
Brian McBride Staff Worker Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Brad Watson Staff Supervisor Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Sarah Morris Counselor Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Kimberly Cotton Staff Worker Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Amanda Lassiter Staff Worker Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Rolf McGee Teacher Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Stephanie Weller Staff Worker Reportedly* worked at Three Springs--New Beginnings in 1997 and 1998.
Shawn Ludwig Staff  Reportedly worked at the New Dominion School.
*HEAL received an e-mail from a survivor on August 29th, 2010 reporting this/these staff members.
Three Springs Survivor and Family Statements Available to the Public: www.heal-online.org/threespgs.htm
Some of the Three Springs Programs Have Closed:  www.beyondbusiness.net/youarenext.htm 
Three Springs does not provide to the public a copy of it's program details or enrollment information.  Most of the programs operated by Three Springs, with the exception of Auldern Academy and Paint Rock Valley, accept state-funded placements only (juvenile court order or foster care alternative). 

 (Three Springs, 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: January 4th, 2013

 

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