Seen 'n Heard - Nov,
2000 Issue (page 2)
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NEW VILLA SANTA MARIA STAFF
(October 11, 2000) Joseph J. McGuill, CEO of Villa Santa
Maria, Cedar Crest, New Mexico, 505-281-3609, Attachkids@aol.com, a coed program for children
suffering from Attachment Disorder, announced Dr. Berlin will provide ongoing training to the staff and will no longer be monitoring
each child’s medications. Judith Pentz, MD, is joining the staff to “provide psychiatric consultation, medication management, and
psychiatric testing when needed.” Billie Poteet, LISW, is Clinical Director and will function as part of the admissions team. Dr.
Daniel Hughes will provide family therapy beyond the regularly scheduled family therapy. Dr. Scott Blackwell joins the staff to provide
comprehensive psychological assessments, track the child’s progress and provide post treatment diagnostic testing. Joining the staff
as Program Therapists are Ingeborg Vicenti, MA and Lynn Huxtable, LMSW. They also plan to shift to a fully accredited private education
program within a year.
WADDELL OF SAGEWALK VISITS
(September 28, 2000) Mark Waddell, Program Director for Sage Walk, a wilderness program near Bend, Oregon, 800-877-1922,
stopped by Woodbury Reports Inc. on a tour through this area. The last time I had seen Mark was when he was developing On Track in
Texas. He reports Sage Walk has made some significant and positive changes since Chris Kocurek had taken over the program.
NEW EXEC. DIR. AT HUNTER SCHOOL
(October 13, 2000) Jeffrey Pettee, Headmaster of Hunter School, Rumney, NH, 603-786-9427, a boarding school for ADD
children, announced Jane Merrithew has replaced Dr. Alfred Allen as the schools’ Executive Director. Merrithew is the former Clinical
Director of New England Salem Children’s Village.
FUNDRAISING FOR CHOTEAU BOY’S RANCH
(October 15, 2000) The Great
Falls Tribune, Montana, reported Jim & Barbara Arensmeyer, 406-466-2679, are in the final stages of fund-raising to be able
to open the doors of the planned Choteau Ranch for Boys. This Christian based home is intended to prevent at-risk boys from getting
into serious trouble, and to offer positive ways of living for those who have no place else to go.
DIRECTORY OF LOCAL RESOURCES ONLINE
(October 19, 2000) Woodbury Reports Online, added an outline for an extensive
listing of local resources nationwide to its web site. This new section has been added in response to the expressed need from many
parents for resources and support groups locally to help them intervene before a child needs residential placement, during residential
placement, or afterwards. The more resources listed that are added to this The Directory of Local Resources, the more valuable it
will be to all of us. Everyone is encouraged to visit the site and use the “suggest listing” link at the top of the category pages
to enter resources they would like others to know about. The Directory of Local Resources can be found on our web
SCHOOL BUILDING FOR SALE
(October 20, 2000) The Director is retiring and his 3,000 square feet school building, constructed as a private academy
in 1991, along with instructional materials and one acre of land, is for sale. Located in Hanover, PA, one hour from Baltimore and
1.5 hours from Washington D.C., the building is state approved for 50 students K-8. For more information call 717-632-1709, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW CEO & OWNERS FOR PROVO CANYON
(October 26, 2000) Brad Gerrard, Director of Business Development for Provo
Canyon School, Provo, Utah, 800-848-9819, announced Barry Woodward has been selected as the new CEO for this RTC. Most recently
Woodward was with Olympus View Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Debra Osteem, President of the Behavioral Health Division of Universal
Health Services, Inc., which purchased Provo Canyon School on August 18th said, “The addition of Provo Canyon School offers an opportunity
to expand our efforts into academic and therapeutic services for youth.”
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