Names Barbara Noblet
Executive Director of Utah-Based
Youth Care & Pine Ridge
(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
Board of San Diego County Mental Health. She was also
a board member for the California Association of Hospitals and Health
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
Through intensive therapeutic, psychiatric and behavioral
treatment, the program helps residents and their families learn new,
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
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 www.aspeneducation.com or