This is a  staff list for White River Academy in Delta, UT

(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 White River Academy.  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 White River Academy, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by White River Academy, 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 White River Academy.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Justin Nielson School Administrator Formerly worked for Sunhawk Academy (Aspen Education Group).  Has also worked for Red Rock Academy and Cross Creek Programs (WWASPS).  White River Academy was originally operated out of Puerto Rico and moved to Utah where it is now. Nielson is not a licensed educator in UT.  Source: e-mail from UT Department of Education.   Nielson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kris Cary Academic Director Cary is a licensed educator and is licensed specifically to teach Physical Education (PE) and K-12 Special Education.  Source:-email from UT Department of education.
Cydney Cary Registrar Cary is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Gary Andersen Therapist Andersen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Laurel Jones Teacher HEAL requires Jones' full name in order to verify licensure.   
Aubrie Jones Teacher Jones is not a licensed educator in UT.  Source: e-mail from UT Department of Education.
Kevin Black Facilities Mgr. Black is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ike Blount Support Staff Blount is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Natalie Stefanoff Admissions Director Stefanoff is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lillis Gentry Support Staff Gentry is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kauna Manhard Shift Manager Manhard is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Barbara Habel Parent Liaison Habel is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
David Coles Group Leader
Name: DAVID COLES
City, State, Zip: OGDEN, UT 844053951
Profession: HEALTH FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR
License Type: HEALTH FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR
License Number: 380937-1501
Obtained By: UNKNOWN
License Status: ACTIVE
Original Issue Date: 12/03/1999
Expiration Date: 05/31/2013
Disciplinary Action: Yes
Docket Number: 2000-77

There is only one David Coles that holds any professional licenses in UT and that is the above listed individual.  The source of that information is https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html.  And, the David Coles listed above may be a different person than Coles of WRA.  But, if so, WRA's Coles holds no professional licenses.  If they are the same person, you can review the disciplinary action on file for Mr. Coles at www.heal-online.org/wracoles2001.pdf.  

Ashley VanDeVanter Asst. Dir./Teacher VanDeVanter is a licensed level 1 Special Education educator in UT.  Source: e-mail from UT Department of Education.
Jonathan Barney Teacher Barney is not a licensed educator in UT.  Source: e-mail from UT Department of Education.
Natalee Oppenheimer Office Manager HEAL chose not to do a background check on Oppenheimer as Office/Clerical staff generally are not expected to hold any professional licenses.
Tracy Benson Kitchen/Cook HEAL chose not to do a background check on Benson as kitchen staff generally are not expected to hold any professional licenses.
Gary Porter Shift Manager Porter is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jon Lister Shift Manager Lister is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Loren Pence Staff Pence is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Isaac Doodo Staff Doodo is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jesse Haslam Staff Haslam is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jodi Thompson Staff Thompson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kirt Alldredge Staff Alldredge is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Sandy Kinsman Staff Kinsman is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Skyler Porter Staff Porter is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
TJ Riding Staff Riding is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Neil Farnsworth Staff Farnsworth is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Michael Bryant Staff Bryant is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
*(White River 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.)
HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment information for this program.  It is a serious concern that this program has past associations with fraudulent and/or abusive programs such as WWASPS and Aspen Education Group programs.

 

 Last Updated: August 27th, 2012

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