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Posted: Jul 9, 2007 15:45

JULY 2007

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EMPOWERING AND LAUNCHING YOUNG ADULTS WORKSHOP
(May 9, 2007) Randy Russell, Owner/ Founder of SouLore, Inc., Sagle, ID, 509-671-1598, announced his three day workshops designed for parents of students in schools and programs in the Inland Northwest. The next workshop will run August 3 - 5.

GROSSI AND BOYER VISIT WOODBURY REPORTS
(May 22, 2007) Educational Consultant Susan Grossi, Irvine, CA, 888-246-0039, www.susangrossi.com, stopped by Woodbury Reports along with Diana Boyer, Community Liaison for Ascent, Naples, ID, 925-947-1883, for a visit while in North Idaho.

NEW ASSOCIATION FORMED
(May 25, 2007) Jeff Johnson, Founder of OnPoint Consultants, LLC, Loa, UT, 435-425-3625, announced the formation of the Association of Mediation and Transport Services (AMATS), whose purpose will be to establish best practices and standards as guidelines for the transport industry.

NEW ADMISSIONS OFFICER AT TELOS
(May 25, 2007) Latricia Nell, Human Resources Manager for Telos Residential Treatment Center, Orem, UT, 801-426-8800 x 129, announced the new Admissions Officer at Telos Residential Treatment Center is Kristin Williams.

FRANCIS ANNOUNCES CRUISE
(May 27, 2007) Dore Francis, Child Advocate and Educational Consultant, Bend Oregon, 541-312-4422, announced she is considering a cruise from Seattle to Alaska, while conducting the parent seminar May 18-25, 2008.

WILDERNESS TREATMENT CENTER RE-ACCREDITED
(May 29, 2007) Ben Dorrington, LAC, Director of Referral Relations for Wilderness Treatment Center, Marion, MT, 406-854-2832, announced the re-accreditation of Wilderness Treatment Center with The Association for Experiential Education.

GATEHOUSE RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT
(May 30, 2007) Glenna Conway, Media Contact for Gatehouse Academy, Wickenburg, AZ, 928-231-5004, announced the residents of Gatehouse Academy recently visited Vulture Peak Middle School in Wickenburg to address drug and alcohol addiction with parents, teachers and other school professionals.

SELBY-LONGNECKER HARPER HONORED
(May 31, 2007) Shelley Skaggs, Marketing and PR for Benchmark Young Adult School, Redlands, CA, 714-963-4148, announced Jayne Selby-Longnecker Harper was honored at the Fifth Annual "Celebration of Women in Business", with an award presented by The Orange County Association of Health Underwriters (OCAHU).

NEDELKOFF NEW COO AT ECKERD
(May 31, 2007) Tom Denham, Director of Communications at Eckerd Youth Alternatives Inc., Clearwater, FL, 727-461-1236 x 332, announced Richard Nedelkoff has been named Chief Operating Officer of Eckerd.

NEW CLINICAL DIRECTOR AT DISCOVERY ACADEMY
(June 1, 2007) Brent R. Hall, LMFT, Discovery Academy, Provo, UT, 801-374-2121, announced Matt Hendry is the new Clinical Director at Discovery Academy.

TRANSITION BRIDGE ACCEPTS STUDENTS FROM WILDERNESS
(June 1, 2007) John Grago, Admissions Director, Alldredge Academy, Davis, WV, 888-468-1828, announced its Academic Transition Bridge program will accept students from other wilderness and outdoor programs.

SANTIAM CROSSING ADDS STAFF
(June 1, 2007) Julia Andrick, Marketing Director of Santiam Crossing School, Scio, OR, 800-390-3983, announced the addition of several new staff members at Santiam Crossing; Maria Austin, MFT as Campus Therapist, Dan Cohnstaedt, MS and Fred Maxwell, MA as Teachers and Jon Larson as Adventure Education Coordinator.

HARDY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STONE MOUNTAIN
(June 4, 2007) Kristen Hayes, Communications Manager for Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5531, has announced Susan Hardy, MEd, has accepted the position of Executive Director for Stone Mountain School in Black Mountain, NC, 888-631-5994.

CASSON ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR AT SAGEWALK
(June 4, 2007) Kristen Hayes, Communications Manager, Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5531, announced Sarah Casson has been promoted to Director of Admissions at Sagewalk, the Wilderness School, Redmond, OR, 800-877-1922.

CROSSROADS ACADEMY ACCEPTING STUDENTS
(June 4, 2007) Samuel K. Dahlin, Owner and Clinical Director of Crossroads Academy, Ogden, UT, 801-369-0238, announced the Academy is now open and accepting new students.

AIMHOUSE EXPANDS WOMEN'S PROGRAM
(June 8, 2007) Dan Conroy, Founder of AIM House, Boulder, CO, 303-554-0011, announced the opening of Merge House, with a capacity for five additional young women. Merge House provides a less structured environment for women who have succeeded at AIM House for at least six months.

FRANKLIN JOINS TIMBER RIDGE
(June 11, 2007) Virginia Short, Admissions Director for Timber Ridge Preparatory School for Girls, Clark Fork, ID, 425-398-6483, announced Christopher Franklin, MS, has joined the Timber Ridge staff. Christopher has experience working in both community mental health and private practice settings for at-risk youth.

MONTANA ACADEMY CELEBRATES 10
(June 11, 2007) Rosemary McKinnon, MSW, Admissions Director for Montana Academy, Marion, MT, 406-858-2339, announced Montana Academy recently passed their 10th Anniversary as a therapeutic boarding school.

CHEROKEE CREEK SAYS GOOD-BYE
(June 12, 2007) Beth Black, President/ Owner of Cherokee Creek Boys School, Westminster, SC, 407-312-3098, announced Kathy Whitmire, Executive Director, is leaving the school. Beth and Ron Black will bring together all resources needed for a seamless transition and are launching an intensive effort to recruit a new Executive Director. If anyone has suggestions or referrals for this position, please contact Saul Rudman, Consultant to CCBS or Betsy Deane, Admissions and Consultant Relations Director.

WEDIKO TRANSITION PROJECT
(June 12, 2007) Patrick Ryan; LICSW, MBA, Associate Director for the New Hampshire Summer Program at Wediko, Boston, MA, 617- 292-9200, announced the completion of the first year of a three-year investigation of behavior change in response to short-term residential treatment in the Wediko New Hampshire Summer Program.


NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT COOPERRIIS
(June 13, 2007) Marlena Warren, Admissions Coordinator for CooperRiis, Mill Spring, NC, 828-894-7140, announced Bob Sawers accepted the position of Executive Director at CooperRiis effective September 1, 2007.

CALO MOVES TO PERMANENT FACILITY
(June 13, 2007) Nicole Fuglsang, MA, NCC, LPC, Admissions Director for Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks (CALO), Lake of the Ozarks, MO, 877-879-2256, announced the program has moved into its permanent facility on the shores of Lake Ozark.

HOBBINS CHANGES FOCUS
(June 14, 2007) Mark Hobbins, Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer for Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5519, announced he is leaving full time employment at Aspen Education to pursue his passion of helping families through FamilyIQ.

BART STARR HONORED BY ANASAZI
(June 14, 2007) Meredith Sullivan, Regional Community Relations Director for Anasazi Foundation, Mesa, AZ, 480-892-6701, announced NFL Legend, Bart Starr will receive Anasazi's 2007 Turn for Peace Award at an award presentation and dinner November 8,2007, at the new Phoenix Convention Center.

THEISEN PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR</font>
(June 14, 2007) Kristen Hayes, Communications Manager for Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5531, announced Robert Theisen, PhD, was promoted to Executive Director of Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, Saranac Lake, NY, 877-252-0869. Theisen previously served as the program's clinical director responsible for managing students' clinical care, maximizing parent involvement and developing positive relationships with staff, referring professionals and the community.

OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCED
(June 14, 2007) Anne LaRiviere, Director of Admissions for Optimum Performance Institute (OPI), Woodland Hills, CA, 888-558-0617, announced she participated in the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in San Diego. Joining her from OPI were Executive Director, Robert Fischer, MD, and Director of Counseling Services Jeff Kestenbaum, LCSW.

OAKLEY SCHOOL GRADUATES 37
(June 15, 2007) Carrie Thompson, Admissions at Oakley School, Oakley, UT, 435-783-5001 x 103, announced 37 seniors graduated on June 8th, with 95% of them accepted to four-year universities next fall.

OPI ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR
(June 15, 2007) Anne LaRiviere, Director of Admissions for Optimum Performance Institute (OPI), Woodland Hills, CA, 888-558-0617, announced Katie Mikolyski is the new Program Director of OPI. Mikolyski has worked at OPI as Administrative assistant, Director of Milieu Supervision and Staff Development.

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS
(June 19, 2007) Robert Taylor, Director of Outdoor Recreation, at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 864-656-2353, announced a call for presentation proposals for the Second National Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium (OOPS). The agenda will include discussion on best practices, learning about other programs and networking with outdoor orientation leaders. This symposium is for professionals in the field (both novice and expert level) and/ or students. Deadline for proposals is July 31, 2007. Symposium will be held October 31, 2007.

CONNER CREATES PROGRAM FOR CHINESE
(June 19, 2007) Michael Conner, PsyD, advocate for Educational Consulting and Youth Intervention Programs, 503 227-2027 ext 16, agreed to design and co-direct a comprehensive youth intervention for Taiwanese children in the Republic of China. The program, Healing Journey, will include an integrated therapeutic boarding school, ropes course, adventure program, wilderness therapy and vocational training program.

STAFF CHANGES AT ST. PAUL'S ACADEMY
(June 20, 2007) Donna Wittwer, Director of Admissions for St. Paul's Preparatory Academy, Phoenix, AZ, 602-956-9090, announced several staff changes at the school including: Dan Utrera as Director of Counseling, Cindy Spencer joining the counseling staff, and Jim Graves returning to the counseling department. Additions to the staff will be Jeannie Fairbanks, Juan Zazueta and Jessica Hale.

SWIFT RIVER ONLINE EVENT
(June 21, 2007) Paul Ravenscraft, Director of Admissions and Marketing for Academy at Swift River, Cunnington, MA, 800-255-1770, announced an online event hosted by the Swift River leadership team and students, to provide a program overview, updates and a question and answer session with faculty and students.














NEW ADDITIONS TO FAMILY FOUNDATION
(June 21, 2007) Emmanuel Argiros, President of Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced three recent additions to the staff: Marcia Ertola, MSEd, has joined the counseling department with a background in alcohol and drug abuse counseling and special education counseling for emotionally disturbed and learning disabled students. Richard Reeve, responsible for increasing the school's scholarship fund, has both educational and non-profit fundraising experience, and grant writing experience. In addition, Iris Maclean, a new admissions counselor, brings a business background to the job plus several years' experience working with young people in recovery.

BETTON HOUSE RESIDENTS ACHIEVE 4.0.
(June 21, 2007) Michael A. and Roxanne Losicco, Directors-in-residence, Betton House, Scranton, PA, 877-723-8866, announced that two residents achieved a 4.0 average for the spring semester at Lackawanna College. Both young men have successfully balanced college, part-time jobs, 12-Step meetings and a social life for the past six months, and are now ready to move onto the college campus to complete their education. In addition, they announced Virginia Schneider, BSW, MSW has joined the counseling staff. Ginny has been a counselor with the Archdiocese of New York for the past six years.





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