NEW OWNERS AT NEW HAVEN
Jeppson-Wilson, Marketing & Admissions
February 27, 2006
Dustin Tibbitts, Executive Director of New Haven for Girls in
Provo, UT, announced the sale of the program. As you probably
know, New Haven lost one of its key founders, Mark McGregor, last
year to cancer. Mark was the President, CEO, and Chairman of the
Board, since the inception of New Haven, Inc. He loved his work
and wanted to see its mission go forward to help more young women
and their families. As a result of Mark's departure and the changes
that ensued with his absence, we are announcing a change in the
ownership structure of New Haven.
Val Christensen, who has also been functioning as Board Member
and consultant for New Haven for some time now, is purchasing
a portion of New Haven with some of his partners, but Kathy McGregor,
Mark's wife and also a founder of New Haven, will retain a portion
of her ownership in the company. This transaction will allow her
to continue her passion and work with the legacy that she and
Mark started many years ago, while also allowing her the flexibility
she needs to spend more time raising her and Mark's children.
She will no longer be the CEO and President of the company, but
will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as she has done
since the formation of the company.
Having been involved with the healthcare industry for decades,
Val will bring his expertise to the role of CEO in conjunction
with the transaction. I will remain the Executive Director of
New Haven, responsible for its operations as I have been for the
last five years.
In addition, the transaction will enable key senior members of
our Administrative Team to have an ownership interest. This group
will include Clinical Director, John Stewart, Education Director,
Laurie Laird, Human Resources Director, Kacy Kilpatrick, and me.
Of course, most of you already know us well; but we consider this
a gracious opportunity to be a more permanent part of what we
are all working so hard for and love so much.
New Haven is reenergized with these changes and we feel that
we have achieved an ideal partnership that combines our extensive
clinical expertise with additional financial and professional
resources. For example, we will soon break ground on the foundation
of a new house for our Spanish Fork campus that will open in the
fall of 2006. This new facility will allow us to provide our services
to an additional 16 students and their families.
Even though this restructuring will not change the way New Haven
operates, we wanted to make you aware of it out of respect for
the relationship we have with many of you. We realize that the
success we have enjoyed this past decade is largely due to your
support. After reading this letter, you may have questions that
pertain to your specific concerns. We invite you to contact us
to visit further.
Founded in 1995, New Haven's mission is to provide the most clinically
sophisticated therapeutic haven and school for girls possible,
centered around awakening values and facilitating change in young
women and their families. It is a great opportunity to be part
of a company that is committed to this mission in every aspect
of its business.
Thank you for your contribution in helping to make New Haven
successful. We look forward to our continued relationship in the
|Dustin Tibbitts, MFTI
Executive Director, Partner
|Kathy McGregor, MPA
Board Member, Founding Partner
Laurie Laird, M.Ed.
Education Director, Partner
|John Stewart, LCSW
Clinical Director, Partner
Kacy Kilpatrick, HRIS
Human Resources Director, Partner