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Posted August 26, 2004 

Aspen Education Group
Names Barbara Noblet
Executive Director of Utah-Based
Youth Care & Pine Ridge Programs

Lisa Freeman

(CERRITOS, CA – August 26, 2004) — Aspen Education Group (AEG), the nation’s leader in providing educational opportunities that improve the quality of life for under-achieving youths and their families, has named Barbara Noblet as executive director of Youth Care, Inc. and its companion program Pine Ridge Academy, both based near Salt Lake City, UT.

Noblet has been in the healthcare services industry for more than 15 years, having directed the operations of behavioral health and long-term acute-care hospitals in California during the past 12 years. Through her leadership and expertise, Noblet has earned an outstanding reputation for achieving industry accreditation goals and enhancing the financial performance of organizations she has managed.

“Barbara’s long-time commitment to our industry and her many accomplishments are well known,” said Elliot Sainer, chief executive officer of Aspen Education Group. “She has a proven track record in program improvement and operational development. We’re very pleased to have her bring that expertise to the Aspen family of programs.”

Noblet has been active in behavioral health- and youth-focused community outreach programs throughout her career having served on the boards of Cities in Schools, Long Beach, CA, and the Community Advisory Board of San Diego County Mental Health. She was also a board member for the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

Noblet earned an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of California at Los Angeles and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Youth Care, Inc. is a highly personalized, therapeutic residential treatment program for adolescents between the ages of 11 to 18 who are experiencing mental health or chemical dependency issues. Enrollment is limited to two therapeutic residences of 14 students each. The students live in a nurturing environment designed to model a home and family-like setting. Through intensive therapeutic, psychiatric and behavioral treatment, the program helps residents and their families learn new, more successful ways to cope with difficult challenges and behaviors.

Pine Ridge Academy is a residential treatment program for adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral or academic difficulties. The program enrolls only a small number of students and provides a home-like, highly individualized therapeutic education environment. Residents participate in goal-oriented therapy, success-oriented academics and recreational activities.

Both Youth Care and Pine Ridge are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and are preferred providers for many insurance companies.

AEG offers a diverse range of educational programs, settings and solutions that improve the quality of life for under-achieving children, teenagers, young adults and their families. Recognizing that every individual is challenged by different needs, Aspen matches youths’ needs with the right learning environment. Through Aspen’s 28 residential and outdoor programs in 11 states, parents can choose from a variety of therapeutic and academic environments. Students in Aspen’s schools and programs benefit from the experience and depth of understanding that comes from helping tens of thousands of youths over the past two decades.

In both 2002 and 2003, AEG was named among the top 100 education companies by Eduventures, a leading independent research firm dedicated to learning markets. For more information on Aspen Education visit or call 888-972-7736

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