Our team is a connected and committed group of leaders who are better and stronger when we are united in our work of creating joy and healing generations. We share our best practices, pushing each other to be the best we can be.

Our Executive Directors

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Thomas Ahern

Thomas A. Ahern, MA is Chief Marketing Officer for Embark Behavioral Health. He has been working in behavioral health marketing leadership roles for over thirty years. Thomas obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Boston University, a Master’s Degree in Education, Sixth Year Professional Diploma in School Psychology and an Educational Leadership Certificate all from the University of Connecticut. Thomas, began his career as a School Psychologist and has been a dedicated advocate for improvements in the treatment and understanding of mental health issues for decades. He is the founder of several partial hospital programs, a youth service bureau, and innovator of multiple public-private behavioral health collaborations designed to improve the continuum of care for adolescents. An enthusiastic presenter/teacher, he has provided training at the local, state and national levels. An adoptee in reunion, Mr. Ahern serves as the President of the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh), and as an advisor to Classes4Classes. A competitive tri-athlete he resides in Arizona with his wife Belinda and their therapy dog Nando.
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Thomas Ahern

Thomas A. Ahern, MA is Chief Marketing Officer for Embark...

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Jessica Breton, MA, MFT

Jessica Breton is the Executive Director at the Optimum Performance Institute and has been with OPI since 2009, holding the positions of licensed therapist and Clinical Program Director. Jessica’s background and expertise are well suited to serve the young adults at OPI. She holds a BA in psychology from University of California at Santa Barbara and has a Masters degree from Phillips Graduate Institute in Marriage and Family Therapy.

She received Training in Mentalization-based Treatment Approach in Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder through UCLA Semel Institute. She also has training in Treating Multiple Severe Disorders with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Michael Hollander, Ph.D., from Harvard/McLean Hospital. Additionally, Jessica has participated in Social Skills and Violence Prevention Training from the California Family Counseling Center.

She has served as a Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Family Counseling Center has worked in several Los Angeles Unified School District elementary, middle and High Schools and has maintained a small private practice.

Ms. Breton is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as Evolving Women. At her heart, She is a passionate clinician. Jessica strongly believes that the relationships we build with clients and staff members helps to create an environment conducive to growth, healing, and change.
When not at work, Jessica loves spending time with her husband and 2 small boys.

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Jessica Breton, MA, MFT

Jessica Breton is the Executive Director at the Optimum Performance...

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Dr. William Bunn, D.O

Dr. Bunn earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University in English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric. Prior to Medical School he was a full-time English instructor at BYU and was honored as a Meyhew Teaching Award Finalist. Dr. Bunn has written publications in the area of doctor-patient communications and medical education. His most recently published article discusses how to help medical students develop more empathy for the mentally ill. Dr. Bunn attended medical school at Des Moines University with clinical training at Ohio University. His psychiatry training was completed at the University of Utah, where he received outstanding Junior and Senior Resident Awards and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently provides psychiatric care for a number of organizations including the BYU Student Health Center, UVRMC, Universal Health Systems, and Innerchange. In addition to this, he is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Dr. Bunn takes a conservative approach to medication management.

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Dr. William Bunn, D.O

Dr. Bunn earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young...

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Dr. Norma V.L. Clarke

Norma is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in acute care, residential and outpatient settings. Norma spent five years prior to joining Fulshear serving as the medical director for the Adolescent Treatment Program at the Menninger Clinic. She takes a highly relational approach to working with Fulshear students, stating she has “learned the value of careful history taking and slow and careful medication management for all diagnostic categories.”

Norma has expertise in diagnosing and treating bipolar disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. She believes that medications do not represent the end point in a treatment plan; Norma believes correcting dysfunctional habits of thinking and erroneous beliefs, and teaching stress management techniques are critical complements to psychopharmacology.

Norma takes a personal interest in every Fulshear student and says, “I love-and I mean it-watching the dramatic changes as the girls at Fulshear improve!”

In addition to her busy schedule as a psychiatrist, Norma finds time for hiking, nature, reading, cooking, and baking bread.

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Dr. Norma V.L. Clarke

Norma is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive experience working with...

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Nicole Fuglsang

Nicole is one of the founding members of Calo. She has worked for over 25 years with adolescents and their families as a youth leader, therapist and Admissions Director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary. Her graduate focus was in child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy, and course work allowed her to complete all academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. Nicole’s clinical experience includes work in community and crisis counseling centers, national youth service and ministry organizations, long-term residential treatment programs, and short-term behavioral health care facilities. In these environments she has provided a broad range of mental health and general support services including individual, group, and family psychotherapy, clinical assessments, treatment planning, case management, and referral services. Her areas of clinical expertise include facilitation of adolescent behavioral interventions, treatment of mood and motivational difficulties, eating disorder treatment and prevention, and family crisis management. Nicole is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. As a trained and experienced clinician, she provides a depth of expertise to families and referral sources. As one of original founders of Calo, she has been with the program since the beginning, serving in many capacities, including admission and business development. Currently, she serves as the program CEO.Nicole and her husband Matt, live in Osage Beach, Missouri with their three children, Jacob, Abigail and Matalyn.

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Nicole Fuglsang

Nicole is one of the founding members of Calo. She...

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Nikki Garza, LCSW

Nikki is the Executive Director of Fulshear Treatment to Transition, a transition program near Houston, Texas, for young adults. Nikki received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah; she then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. Throughout the past 12 years, Nikki’s professional responsibilities have included providing treatment for adults facing mental illness at the Utah State Hospital, running an intensive out-patient program at a drug and alcohol treatment center for adults, and supervising both clinicians and residential staff in several residential facilities. Since 2006, Nikki has served as the clinical director for a large residential treatment center for adolescent girls. Additionally she has maintained a private practice for many years.

Nikki is a gifted clinician who is passionate about helping others. She has received training in a variety of mental health techniques including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), healing attachment, working with eating disorders, and family system approaches.

Nikki is best known for living a life of commitment and compassion. Her energy is contagious, and her enthusiasm has helped to motivate both the clients she serves and the staff she supervises. She is inspired by helping the clients she is working with achieve lasting change.

In her spare time, Nikki enjoys reading and riding her bike. She loves spending time with her family and vacationing anywhere there is a beach.

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Nikki Garza, LCSW

Nikki is the Executive Director of Fulshear Treatment to Transition,...

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Rob Gent

Rob is one of the founding members and owners of Calo. He obtained his BA from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Rob Gent has lead the Calo organization in clinical development and growth of numerous programs and is the lead developer of the proprietary CASA Developmental Trauma Treatment Model which is pervasive throughout Calo’s programs. Through his dedication to the advancement of clinical practice in treating Developmental Trauma and Attachment issues, he has become a nationally recognized expert in the field. Rob continues share his work through speaking engagements at nationally known conferences and Developmental Trauma/Attachment trainings. His specialization in clinical development is enhanced by his therapeutic expertise and has yielded such accomplishments as development of; CASA Competency Training, Embark- Family Intensive Program, Calo Preteens, Canine Attachment Therapy-Transferable Attachment Program, Continuum of Care – Aftercare for Residential, and other specialized programs. Rob remains passionate about neurological, psychological, and physiological development and continues to focus on the advancement of research and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. He resides in Lake Ozark MO with his wife and two boys.

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Rob Gent

Rob is one of the founding members and owners of...

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Harry Gill

Position: Medical Director
Email: [email protected]
Credentials: MD, PhD

Dr. Gill is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Prior to his appointment with Suburban Hospital, Dr. Gill has served as the Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services, of Providence Hospital in Washington, DC. He is presently also Clinical Assistant Professor at George Washington University Department of Psychiatry as well as St. Elizabeth’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

Originally from Croatia, Dr. Gill came to the United States to pursue study and research of the brain function. After obtaining his double-major Doctorate degree in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience from Iowa State University focusing on brain mapping of visual imagery process, Dr. Gill served as Chief Medical Officer with the State of Iowa Department of Human Services Medicaid Agency. He has worked closely with (then) Health Care Financing Administration (presently Center for Medicare Services) on the development of quality of care measures for Medicaid and Medicare Managed Care. His continued interest in quality of care as well as providing optimal care to patients needing psychiatric care led to founding of the AXIS Healthcare Group that attracted a team of experts sharing the same mission.

Dr. Gill also completed training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis where he also chaired and taught in the Neuroscience and Psychotherapy course. In his private practice Dr. Gill provides psychiatric and therapeutic services. His interest in education of both professionals and lay audiences led to developing the educational branch of the AXIS Healthcare Group. He continues to promote psychotherapeutic intervention as essential component of treatment both through his clinical work as well as his ongoing teaching.

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Harry Gill

Medical Director

Dr. Gill is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services,...

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Corey Hickman

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Corey earned his undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation from Brigham Young University and is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. After several years of working as a recreation therapist and serving in leadership roles in residential treatment settings, Corey completed a master’s degree in human resources from Utah State University. His desire to study both recreation and organizational leadership came from a deep belief that, in order to help students achieve positive growth, the organizational culture must provide them with an enjoyable, healthy environment conducive to change. Early in 2015, Corey accepted the position of executive director at Chrysalis School in Eureka, Montana.

True to his profession as a recreational therapist, Corey lives to recreate! Corey’s hobbies include distance running, golf, camping, snowboarding and wakeboarding and visiting America’s national parks. He is passionate about college football. He and his wife, Jessica, have three energetic young children, and they love living in an area that has so much in the way of outdoor recreation.

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Corey Hickman

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Corey...

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Drew Hornbeck

Drew Hornbeck, CEO/President/Co-founder of NVW was born and raised in Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Drew launched a 20-year career in adventure and wilderness therapy. Drew has worked in a variety of academic and therapeutic settings across the U.S. In addition to overseeing all aspects of NVW, Drew currently serves as the Membership Committee Chair for the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council (OBH), as well serves on the Oregon Outdoor Youth Program (OYP) Advisory Council. Drew has spoken at national conferences on topics ranging from wilderness risk management to mental health. Drew champions the strong culture at NVW, with a focus on empathy, leadership, and best in class services and practices. Drew is proud to collaborate with such an amazing team of professionals at NVW and considers it a privilege to serve children and families. When not at work, Drew enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters.

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Drew Hornbeck

Drew Hornbeck, CEO/President/Co-founder of NVW was born and raised in...

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Landon Kirk

Landon has devoted most of the past 20+ years serving children, teens, young adults, and their families. Landon began working in residential treatment in 2005. Unsatisfied by the lack of specialized treatment for adopted students, Landon began co-creating Calo in 2006. On January 1, 2007, Landon began full-time efforts to open Calo as the co-founder, Clinical Director, and Chief Operations Officer (COO). Over the years Landon has been part of the company growth including expansions of Calo Preteens, New Vision Wilderness, and Calo Young Adults. He has held positions of Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Calo Lake of the Ozarks. Currently, Landon is helping all Embark programs fulfill the company’s Core Purpose of Creating Joy and Healing Generations by serving as the Chief People Officer (CPO). This position allows Landon to focus his energy around the “people” side of the business such assisting program leaders and hiring managers to improve employee processes and systems such as hiring, promoting onboarding, engagement, culture, development, communication, training, and much more! Landon is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and enjoys many sports and outdoor recreation including football, tennis, basketball, golf, camping, hiking, working out, and fly-fishing. Top on his list of interests is spending time with his beautiful wife, Jill, and their three children (Tanner, Kambrie, and Bryelle). The Kirk’s reside in Gilbert, Arizona.

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Landon Kirk

Landon has devoted most of the past 20+ years serving...

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Leah Madamba, MS, NCC, LPC

During Leah’s career, she has worked as a wilderness field instructor, wilderness therapist, program director, and clinical leader and innovator for several nationally recognized programs. Most recently, she has been leading the national efforts of the Potomac Programs In-Home team (formerly known as Vive Family Support Program). Drew Hornbeck and Steve Sawyer, co-founders of NVW, are thrilled to have Leah join their team. Drew Hornbeck, CEO of NVW, said, “With the development of this position, we are doubling down on supporting our families and team.” Leah’s role will include oversight of the Wisconsin and Oregon programs and the development of new locations.

“My heart has always been in the wilderness. Returning to Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare with such a talented group who is mission-driven is a dream come true,” said Leah. “I look forward to supporting Andrew Scott and Kaci Sapinski in their roles as Executive Directors.”

Leah lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband and two children. When she is not working, you can find her reading a book, in a hot yoga class, or spending time outside with her family.

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Leah Madamba, MS, NCC, LPC

During Leah’s career, she has worked as a wilderness field...

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Dr. Janet Martin, M.D., PH.D

Janet Martin, M.D., Ph.D. is a Board Certified (ABPN) psychiatrist with over 10 years of private-practice experience, committed to helping patients using psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. She completed her residency training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2006, where she was Chief Resident of the Consultation & Liason service. She received her M.D. from UC Irvine, where she also completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience research, studying neuropathology in dementia. She completed her undergraduate education at UCLA, where she majored in Psycho biology, graduating magna cum laude.

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Dr. Janet Martin, M.D., PH.D

Janet Martin, M.D., Ph.D. is a Board Certified (ABPN) psychiatrist...

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Dr. Jennifer S Moravec M.D., F.A.A.C.A.P.

Dr. Jennifer S Moravec is board-certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She treats mental health problems, behavioral problems and emotional problems with a family-centered, evidence-based treatment approach. She utilizes a holistic, integrative medicine model to evaluate, diagnose and treat children of all ages, adolescents and adults. She provides individual therapy, family therapy, psycho-education, neurofeedback, and medication management. Her treatment and research interests are Mindfulness-based psychotherapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Meditation.

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Dr. Jennifer S Moravec M.D., F.A.A.C.A.P.

Dr. Jennifer S Moravec is board-certified in general psychiatry and...

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Dr. Jyotsna Nair

Dr. Nair, completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at AMU in India in June 1983. She came to the United States and completed her Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at Ohio State University. She followed that educational phase with an externship in Psychiatry at the MU’s Mental Health Center. She then continued with a 5 year combined residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Nair has been Board Certified in General Psychiatry for 20 years and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for the last 15 years. Doc is a member of many psychiatric associations and stays current on all modalities in her field to help children needing psychiatric help. She left a position as Medical Director for Burrell’s Psychiatric program to join us. She has desired to specialize in a subset of the struggling preteen and teen population, healing the effects of childhood trauma using a relationship paradigm. What better place to do this than Calo? She is where she wants to be…at Calo… advising our psychiatric services while ensuring we utilize the very best practices for our kids and families.

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Dr. Jyotsna Nair

Dr. Nair, completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of...

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Dr. Cantril Nielsen

“I love to work at Sunrise because it is interesting, challenging and an enjoyable experience to work with young people who have significant psychopathology and who are striving to make improvements in their lives.”

Dr. Nielsen has practiced psychiatry for almost 40 years. He is from Pocatello, Idaho and is married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren. He received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and his M.D. from George Washington University. He did his child, adolescent and adult psychiatric training at the University of Utah Medical Center. He is board certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

“It is always a learning experience.”

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Dr. Cantril Nielsen

“I love to work at Sunrise because it is interesting,...

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Chris Perkins

Chris is the Division President for the Long-Term Residential Division.  Prior to Calo, Chris was the CEO of an acute hospital in Texas. Possessing 25 years of experience in behavioral health, Chris is passionate about the clinical specialization offered by Calo.

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Chris Perkins

Chris is the Division President for the Long-Term Residential Division.  Prior...

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Dr. Anita Red, MD

Dr. Red is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who sub-specializes in children and adolescents. Her specialized training allows a big picture view of development over a lifespan. She believes that a person is a “whole person,” and practices medicine with this in mind. She has a thoughtful approach and uses evidence-based medicine to compassionately help others.

She has been recognized for excellence in leadership, clinical care, and dedication to service. She is currently the President-Elect of the Southern California Psychiatric Society, a professional organization representing over 1,000 psychiatrists in Southern California.

Also in the SCPS, Dr. Red has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Regional Councilor, Early Career Representative, and Resident/ Fellow Member Representative.

Dr. Red completed an Adult Psychiatry Residency at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Red received her MD degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. Her undergraduate degree was in biology and chemistry at Howard Payne University in Texas.

Dr. Red is also a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Dr. Anita Red, MD

Dr. Red is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who sub-specializes in...

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Kaci Sapinski

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Kaci worked in health care for 15 years in Emergency Medicine and Cardiology. As her two sons entered High School, she began looking for a deeper connection to the service industry. Honored to be part of the development of a new University of Wisconsin collaborative program, Kaci continued her education in Community Health and Wellness. With her extensive knowledge of the medical environment and passion for the outdoors, wilderness therapy became the perfect fit. Finding New Vision Wilderness has allowed her to bring her outdoor adventures to work right here in the north woods.

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Kaci Sapinski

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Kaci...

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Steve Sawyer, LCSW CSAC

Steve Sawyer is a licensed psychotherapist filled with passion and knowledge surrounding the intervention and change process. His experience comes from over a decade of intervention with tough-to-reach client populations in therapy settings ranging from residential, community-based, outpatient and wilderness therapy. Steve currently serves on the board of The National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping (NATWC).

Steve is trained in several unique therapeutic models including somatic trigger release, multiple levels of brainspotting, traumatic memory reprocessing, and HeartMath. Through his experience he has authored two books, co-founded Wisconsins only wilderness therapy program, New Vision Wilderness, and works as a core therapeutic training development staff with the Institute of HeartMath. He was an author in the innovative and comprehensive HeartMath Interventions Establishing a New Baseline for Sustained Behavioral Change therapist training Module that revolutionizes modern therapy interventions through an emotional physiology approach.

Steves largest project has been the development of NVWs Trauma Informed Care model in the wilderness setting that has challenged the entire wilderness therapy industry on making healthier interventions with their clients. Steve’s trainings are recognized nationwide for cutting-edge therapeutic techniques and inspiration.

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Steve Sawyer, LCSW CSAC

Steve Sawyer is a licensed psychotherapist filled with passion and...

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Andrew Scott

Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to New Vision as the Program and Business Specialist. His background in both the outdoors and the business world make him a great fit for this position. Andrew received his BA in Marketing with a Certificate in International Business at The University of Milwaukee before working as a Direct Sales Manager for a large corporation. After that he earned his MA in International Business at The University of Warsaw while completing an internship for the U.S. State Department. Andrew has been exploring the wilderness for years through canoeing, fishing, hunting, and hiking. He is currently a licensed charter captain and fishing guide and has a passion for teaching his skills.

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Andrew Scott

Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to New...

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Dr. Kirk Simon, MD

Dr. Simon is a triple board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He completed his undergraduate degree at Creighton University, then continued his education at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Utah. Dr. Simon has presented on topics including eating disorders, somatization disorders, and difficult diagnoses in patients and families. In 2003, he was honored as a nominee for the physician of the year at Primary Children’s Hospital . In 2005 and 2012, he was awarded teacher of the year by the triple board and child psychiatry residents. He approaches students in a holistic, strength-based manner to foster greater resilience. Although he used to enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and photography, his time has now been replaced with raising two boys.

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Dr. Kirk Simon, MD

Dr. Simon is a triple board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent...

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Brad Simpson, DSW, LCSW

“I love working at Sunrise because of the relational work environment and the way in which the needs of individuals are met. Sunrise provides girls the opportunity to safely learn from their mistakes and find lasting change.”

Brad received his Doctoral Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University, Idaho. He has worked with families, couples, and adolescents in acute inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient and residential settings. He is Intensively Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and served as the regional representative for the Mountain West Region of SMART Recovery for 3 years. He has taught courses at the university level in Marriage and Family. Brad loves running, hiking, mountain biking, lifting weights, long boarding, and spending time with his family. He’s also a big fan of spectator sports of all kinds.

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to chose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. Frankl

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Brad Simpson, DSW, LCSW

“I love working at Sunrise because of the relational work...

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Alex Stavros

As the son of missionaries, Alex grew up in Peru working, playing and living alongside the troubled youth and desolate orphans of Lima’s slums. Alex’s childhood shaped his professional and personal aspirations. Prior to joining InnerChange Programs, Alex lived in California and was the Managing Partner of an investment fund, which he founded, focused on acquiring and leading mission-driven businesses. Prior to Lia Capital, Alex lived in Boston and was the Associate Director of Firm-Wide Operations – working directly for the President and COO – of Cambridge Associates, the world’s largest global investment advisory firm to not for profit organizations. Alex also has experience in public service having worked at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a U.S. government agency that mobilizes private capital to help solve critical, global social and poverty challenges. And he worked on the Capitol Hill in Washington DC for a Minnesota Congressman. Alex has also earned a Certificate of Public Management from Stanford University. And, while at Stanford, was a Rising Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a world-renowned public policy think tank. Alex loves the ocean and is a certified open water diver. He has served as a Board Fellow at one of the most enchanting Aquariums in the world, California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium. Alex spends his free time reading up on foreign affairs and international politics. Alex graduated with Honors from American University with both an Economic Theory and International Relations degree and he earned an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Alex is on the Board of Peruvian Partners, a nonprofit established to connect North Americans in a real and significant way with Peruvian families that live in abject poverty. Alex lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is happily married to his wife, Maria-Paz, who has the most important job in the world, raising their two beautiful children.

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Alex Stavros

As the son of missionaries, Alex grew up in Peru...

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John Stewart, LCSW

After earning his BA from Utah State University, John went on to Brigham Young University to earn his Masters of Social Work. He is an approved supervisor for interning social workers. John has been practicing in the mental health field for twenty-five years, specializing in addictions, attachment, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, experiential work, and therapist training. John developed an effective trauma model for families who suffer from PTSD. He served as the clinical director at our New Haven program for ten years, and was most recently its executive director for the past five years.

Before New Haven, John developed and managed intensive outpatient and general outpatient programs for drug and alcohol services. He worked for ten years at a private, non-profit drug and alcohol agency as a therapist, clinical director, and an executive director where he was engaged in doing therapy, training interns and professionals, and developing programs. In addition, he developed and directed Crisis Line services prior to involvement in the mental health field.

John has been involved in community-based youth organizations for the past thirty years. John had the privilege of serving on the Board of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). He is fortunate to be married to a wonderful woman, with whom he has three sons, a great daughter-in-law, and the cutest grandsons ever born. John loves to travel and be in the outdoors, camp with his kids, and is a geography wizard. He is a fantastic cook.

Of special note, John received NATSAP’s 2015 Lifetime Leadership Award at its national conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.

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John Stewart, LCSW

After earning his BA from Utah State University, John went...

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Heidi Strand

Heidi has worked for more than 20 years as a professional in organized camping. She has created successful program and business models for traditional and special needs camps in the Midwest, providing opportunities for individuals and groups to learn and grow through their experiences in the outdoors. Heidi earned her BA in the Applied Behavioral Sciences from National Louis University. Heidi is an active member of the American Camp Association and has served on local Boards of Directors in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and serves on the steering committee for the Mid States Camping Conference. When she’s not in her office in the forest, Heidi enjoys traveling, cooking for friends, giggling with her nephew and nieces, and planning community parades.

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Heidi Strand

Heidi has worked for more than 20 years as a...

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Jeana Thomsen, LCSW

Jeana’s career with InnerChange began at one of our partner programs, New Haven, in 2006 where she worked for several years as both a therapist and clinical director.  She took some “time off” to have three children in the span of four years and start an outpatient clinic.  She “came home” to InnerChange in 2016.

Jeana is passionate about ensuring that the families we work with get the best quality care in the world and that the changes they make are lifelong.  She loves working closely with the clinical, residential, academic, nursing and adventure directors at our partner programs.

Jeana earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Utah State University and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Brigham Young University.  Her ideal day would start with a run and end on a beach or in the mountains with her awesome husband and three perfect children.

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Jeana Thomsen, LCSW

Jeana’s career with InnerChange began at one of our partner...

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Dustin Tibbitts

Credentials: LMFT

After assisting with the merger of Innerchange and Calo Programs throughout the last year, Dustin Tibbitts, LMFT, the former CEO of Innerchange with 25 years’ experience, will lead this esteemed team as the CEO of Potomac Programs. Dustin is based at Embark’s headquarters in Arizona.

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Dustin Tibbitts

After assisting with the merger of Innerchange and Calo Programs...

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Mona Treadway

Mona has a doctorate in Leadership and Change through Antioch University where  her research focused specifically on young adults in treatment. She is also a graduate of Portland State University with a Master’s in Social Work and a graduate of Prescott College with a B.A. in Human Development and Wilderness Leadership. She has worked with a variety of populations, including women survivors of breast cancer and Native Alaskan teenagers dealing with substance abuse issues. Mona has led therapeutic wilderness trips taught college-level outdoor courses and wilderness skills such as rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, glacier travel, and backpacking. Her graduate internships included working at hospice, a drug and alcohol outpatient program and as a counselor at Oregon Institute of Technology. While at OIT she received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Suicide Assessment and Prevention.

Mona loves working with people and is a natural-born therapist with a gift for helping young adults “let go” and accept their situation so they can begin building meaningful lives. Mona has a clear understanding of family dynamics and an ability to help families move from crisis into stability. She particularly loves program development and creates an environment where staff and students alike engage in the process of growth and change.

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Mona Treadway

Mona has a doctorate in Leadership and Change through Antioch...

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Our Medical Contributors

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Dr. William Bunn, D.O

Dr. Bunn earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University in English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric. Prior to Medical School he was a full-time English instructor at BYU and was honored as a Meyhew Teaching Award Finalist. Dr. Bunn has written publications in the area of doctor-patient communications and medical education. His most recently published article discusses how to help medical students develop more empathy for the mentally ill. Dr. Bunn attended medical school at Des Moines University with clinical training at Ohio University. His psychiatry training was completed at the University of Utah, where he received outstanding Junior and Senior Resident Awards and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently provides psychiatric care for a number of organizations including the BYU Student Health Center, UVRMC, Universal Health Systems, and Innerchange. In addition to this, he is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Dr. Bunn takes a conservative approach to medication management.

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Dr. William Bunn, D.O

Dr. Bunn earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young...

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Dr. Norma V.L. Clarke

Norma is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in acute care, residential and outpatient settings. Norma spent five years prior to joining Fulshear serving as the medical director for the Adolescent Treatment Program at the Menninger Clinic. She takes a highly relational approach to working with Fulshear students, stating she has “learned the value of careful history taking and slow and careful medication management for all diagnostic categories.”

Norma has expertise in diagnosing and treating bipolar disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. She believes that medications do not represent the end point in a treatment plan; Norma believes correcting dysfunctional habits of thinking and erroneous beliefs, and teaching stress management techniques are critical complements to psychopharmacology.

Norma takes a personal interest in every Fulshear student and says, “I love-and I mean it-watching the dramatic changes as the girls at Fulshear improve!”

In addition to her busy schedule as a psychiatrist, Norma finds time for hiking, nature, reading, cooking, and baking bread.

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Dr. Norma V.L. Clarke

Norma is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive experience working with...

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Harry Gill

Position: Medical Director
Email: [email protected]
Credentials: MD, PhD

Dr. Gill is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Prior to his appointment with Suburban Hospital, Dr. Gill has served as the Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services, of Providence Hospital in Washington, DC. He is presently also Clinical Assistant Professor at George Washington University Department of Psychiatry as well as St. Elizabeth’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

Originally from Croatia, Dr. Gill came to the United States to pursue study and research of the brain function. After obtaining his double-major Doctorate degree in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience from Iowa State University focusing on brain mapping of visual imagery process, Dr. Gill served as Chief Medical Officer with the State of Iowa Department of Human Services Medicaid Agency. He has worked closely with (then) Health Care Financing Administration (presently Center for Medicare Services) on the development of quality of care measures for Medicaid and Medicare Managed Care. His continued interest in quality of care as well as providing optimal care to patients needing psychiatric care led to founding of the AXIS Healthcare Group that attracted a team of experts sharing the same mission.

Dr. Gill also completed training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis where he also chaired and taught in the Neuroscience and Psychotherapy course. In his private practice Dr. Gill provides psychiatric and therapeutic services. His interest in education of both professionals and lay audiences led to developing the educational branch of the AXIS Healthcare Group. He continues to promote psychotherapeutic intervention as essential component of treatment both through his clinical work as well as his ongoing teaching.

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Harry Gill

Medical Director

Dr. Gill is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services,...

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Dr. Janet Martin, M.D., PH.D

Janet Martin, M.D., Ph.D. is a Board Certified (ABPN) psychiatrist with over 10 years of private-practice experience, committed to helping patients using psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. She completed her residency training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2006, where she was Chief Resident of the Consultation & Liason service. She received her M.D. from UC Irvine, where she also completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience research, studying neuropathology in dementia. She completed her undergraduate education at UCLA, where she majored in Psycho biology, graduating magna cum laude.

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Dr. Janet Martin, M.D., PH.D

Janet Martin, M.D., Ph.D. is a Board Certified (ABPN) psychiatrist...

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Dr. Jennifer S Moravec M.D., F.A.A.C.A.P.

Dr. Jennifer S Moravec is board-certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She treats mental health problems, behavioral problems and emotional problems with a family-centered, evidence-based treatment approach. She utilizes a holistic, integrative medicine model to evaluate, diagnose and treat children of all ages, adolescents and adults. She provides individual therapy, family therapy, psycho-education, neurofeedback, and medication management. Her treatment and research interests are Mindfulness-based psychotherapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Meditation.

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Dr. Jennifer S Moravec M.D., F.A.A.C.A.P.

Dr. Jennifer S Moravec is board-certified in general psychiatry and...

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Dr. Jyotsna Nair

Dr. Nair, completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at AMU in India in June 1983. She came to the United States and completed her Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at Ohio State University. She followed that educational phase with an externship in Psychiatry at the MU’s Mental Health Center. She then continued with a 5 year combined residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Nair has been Board Certified in General Psychiatry for 20 years and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for the last 15 years. Doc is a member of many psychiatric associations and stays current on all modalities in her field to help children needing psychiatric help. She left a position as Medical Director for Burrell’s Psychiatric program to join us. She has desired to specialize in a subset of the struggling preteen and teen population, healing the effects of childhood trauma using a relationship paradigm. What better place to do this than Calo? She is where she wants to be…at Calo… advising our psychiatric services while ensuring we utilize the very best practices for our kids and families.

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Dr. Jyotsna Nair

Dr. Nair, completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of...

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Dr. Cantril Nielsen

“I love to work at Sunrise because it is interesting, challenging and an enjoyable experience to work with young people who have significant psychopathology and who are striving to make improvements in their lives.”

Dr. Nielsen has practiced psychiatry for almost 40 years. He is from Pocatello, Idaho and is married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren. He received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and his M.D. from George Washington University. He did his child, adolescent and adult psychiatric training at the University of Utah Medical Center. He is board certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

“It is always a learning experience.”

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Dr. Cantril Nielsen

“I love to work at Sunrise because it is interesting,...

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Dr. Anita Red, MD

Dr. Red is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who sub-specializes in children and adolescents. Her specialized training allows a big picture view of development over a lifespan. She believes that a person is a “whole person,” and practices medicine with this in mind. She has a thoughtful approach and uses evidence-based medicine to compassionately help others.

She has been recognized for excellence in leadership, clinical care, and dedication to service. She is currently the President-Elect of the Southern California Psychiatric Society, a professional organization representing over 1,000 psychiatrists in Southern California.

Also in the SCPS, Dr. Red has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Regional Councilor, Early Career Representative, and Resident/ Fellow Member Representative.

Dr. Red completed an Adult Psychiatry Residency at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Red received her MD degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. Her undergraduate degree was in biology and chemistry at Howard Payne University in Texas.

Dr. Red is also a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Dr. Anita Red, MD

Dr. Red is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who sub-specializes in...

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Dr. Kirk Simon, MD

Dr. Simon is a triple board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He completed his undergraduate degree at Creighton University, then continued his education at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Utah. Dr. Simon has presented on topics including eating disorders, somatization disorders, and difficult diagnoses in patients and families. In 2003, he was honored as a nominee for the physician of the year at Primary Children’s Hospital . In 2005 and 2012, he was awarded teacher of the year by the triple board and child psychiatry residents. He approaches students in a holistic, strength-based manner to foster greater resilience. Although he used to enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and photography, his time has now been replaced with raising two boys.

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Dr. Kirk Simon, MD

Dr. Simon is a triple board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent...