Faculty roster

Faculty Roster

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Raven Albertson

MA, MBA

Professor Utah Valley University Program Director Alzheimer’s Association

Jessica Allred

LCSW, PMH-C

Co-Owner & Clinical Director Treat Counseling

Brandon Amacher

Program Director & Professor
Utah Valley University Emerging Tech Policy Lab /
National Security Studies / Criminal Justice
Emily Bennett

LCSW

Integrated Care Coordinator
Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
Laura Bradbury

LCSW

Therapist
University of Utah College of Nursing Caring
Connections Program
Laura.bradbury@nurs.utah.edu

Amy Buehler

LCSW

SUD Outpatient Program Manager
Wasatch Behavioral Health
abuehler@wasatch.org

Krista Byrd

MSPAS, PA-C

Medical Program Coordinator & CCBHC Grant
Program Manager
Project Reality

Darin Carver

LCSW

Assistant Clinical Director
Weber Human Services
darinc@weberhs.org

Mariah Cowell Mercier

PhD

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Utah College of Social Work

Nichole Cunha

LCSW

Crisis Administrator
Utah Department of Health & Human Services
nicholecunha@utah.gov

Amy Daeschel

ASUDC

Director of Client Services
Rasa Legal

Wilbur Dattilo

MD

Clinician
Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders Clinic & ECT /
IMS Services

Cara DiClemente

PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Adjunct Instructor
Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Matthew Draper

PhD

Clinical Director & Psychologist
Paramita Perspectives
professormattdraper@gmail.com

Professor
Utah Valley University

Lisa D. Duckworth

MSML, SPHR

Utah’s Veteran & Military Employer Representative
Utah Veteran & Military Employment Services
lduckworth@utah.gov
Destiny Garcia

Executive Director
Clean Slate Utah
Destiny Garcia

MSML, SPHR

Utah’s Veteran & Military Employer Representative
Utah Veteran & Military Employment Services
lduckworth@utah.gov
Elizabeth Garcia-Leavitt

CSW

Clinician
University of Utah Department of Geriatrics
Michael Gaziano

LCSW

New Program Development Director
Recovery Ways
mgaziano@recoveryways.com

Lindsay Gezinski

LCSW

Associate Professor & Program Director
University of Utah College of Social Work
Dereck Gonzalez

CSW

Primary Therapist
Summit Counseling Solutions
dereck@scsforyouth.com

Ashley Greenwell

PhD, HEC-C

Psychologist / Certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant
Greenwell Psychology & Consulting
Adjunct Faculty
University of Utah
ashley@greenwellpsychology.com

Susan Griffith

JD

Executive Director
Timpanogos Legal Center
Hollie Hancock

CMHC

Clinical Director & Therapist
Odyssey House
Nate Hadley

PhD, MBA Clinical Assistant Professor LCSW

Clinical Director & Therapist
Odyssey House
Madi Harper

CMHC

Executive Director & Founder
Emerge Treatment
madi@emergeutah.com
Kent Hinkson

PhD

Utah Valley University
VA Healthcare
Annika Hunt

LCSW

Director Psychological Health
Utah Air National Guard
Rachael Jasperson

LCSW, PhD, MBA

Zero Suicide Program Manager
University of Utah Health
Audrey A. Jiricko

MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Intermountain Health
Wendy A. Johnson

NP-P

Nurse Practitioner
Intermountain Health
Cheyenne Jones

LCSW

Mental Health Therapist
Tranquility Wellness Center
Nan Klein

PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Utah
Aileen Lara

PhD

Graduate Student
Utah Valley University
Jamison Law

CMHC

Assistant Professor
Utah Valley University
Rachel Leibold

Salt Lake City VA Medical Center
Teresa Lopez

LCSW

Behavioral Health Integration Director
University of Utah Health & Huntsman Mental Health Institute
Teresa.lopez@hsc.utah.edu

Karen Malm

PhD

Executive Director & Practitioner
Summit Community Counseling
Jules Martinez

LCSW, CPSS

Clinical Director
Latino Behavioral Health Services
Mindy Maude

Domestic Violence & Residential Srvs Vice President
YWCA Salt Lake City
Rhiannon McDaniel

Research Analyst
Utah Criminal Justice Center
Ivan Micic

Jason Miller

ACMHC

Associate Director of Admissions
Odyssey House of Utah
John Mike Mireles

Lead Youth Development Specialist
Utah Juvenile Justice Youth Services
Ivana Micic

LCSW

Recovery Program Coordinator
Project Reality
Ivana.micic@projectreality.net

Jennifer Morgan Smith

LMFT, MBA

Co-President
PassageWise
Christine M. Mullen

PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Assistant Clinical
Professor, Neuropsychology Ambulatory Operations Director
University of Utah Department of Physical Medicine & Rehab
Marriam Oliver

PsyD

Peer Resource Navigator Coordinator
The IF Project
marriam@theifproject.org

Amit G. Oren

PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
Yale University
Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice
draoren@gmail.com

Laura Parry

LCSW, PMH-C

Clinical Director & Founder
Roots & Branches Wellness
laura@rootsbrancheswellness.com

Melissa Proctor

CMHC, DE

Adult Inpatient Coordinator & Mental Health Therapist
Weber Human Services
melissap@weberhs.org

Amanda Rapacz

PsyD

Assistant Clinical Director
Utah State Hospital
Ian Robertson

BS

Executive Director
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
John Robbins

PhD

Co-President
PassageWise
Maryna Romanov

PMP, MBA

Breathwork Coach
Sheprenuer.Society
Emily J. Salisbury

PhD

Director
Utah Criminal Justice Center
Emily.salisbury@utah.edu

Salt Lake VA Healthcare

Christian Marie Sarver

PhD

Associate Director
Utah Criminal Justice Center
Research Assistant Professor
University of Utah College of Social Work
Jessica Seawright

CSW

Senior Research Analyst
Utah Criminal Justice Center
Jessica.seawright@uth.edu

Elizabeth A. Shelton

LCSW

Licensed Clinical Therapist
Utah Department of Corrections
Jeff Shumway

BS

Director
Office of Professional Licensure Review
Magenta Silberman

PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Huntsman Mental Health Institute YA CAT Program
Magenta.silberman@utah.edu

Robert D. Simonson

LCSW

Utah Psychological Services
Brock M. Smith

CSW, CASUDC, BSW

Forensic Therapist
Alpha Counseling & Treatment

Michelle Sorweid (Invited)

MD

University of Utah Health
Steven G. Sugden (Invited)

MD, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor
University of Utah Department of Psychiatry,
Huntsman Mental Health Institute, Spence Fox
Eccles, School of Medicine
Summit Community Counseling (Invited)

Katherine P. Supiano

PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C

Professor
University of Utah
Program Director
University of Utah College of Nursing Caring
Connections Program
B. Todd Thatcher

DO, CMRO

Vice President of Medical Services
Valley Behavioral Health
benjamint@valleycares.com

Timberline Knolls

Jerad Todacheenie

LCSW

Clinical Therapist
Jaycie Voorhees

MM, SCMT, MT-BC

Board Certified Music Therapist
Harmony Music Therapy
Sherra’ Watkins

LCMHC-S, LCAS CCS, CRC, BC-TMH

Associate Vice President
University of Utah Student Health & Wellness
swatkins@sa.utah.edu

Hans Watson

DO

Psychiatrist / Psychotherapist
University Elite & Dynamic Psychiatry
frontdesk@dynamicpsychiatryutah.com

Madison Webster

BA

Undergraduate Student & Peer Educator
Utah Valley University
Lisa White

BA

Human Resources Specialist
University of Utah
Bret Whiting

CPSS

Harm Reduction Program Coordinator
Project Reality
Lisa Wilde

PhD

Brent Wood

Retired Special Agent Supervisor
California Department of Justice Bureau of
Investigation
Woodb54@yahoo.com

Jessica Wright

LCSW

Crisis Response Supervisor
Wright Choice Counseling
Brayden Yellmant

MD

Physician
Bateman Horne Center
Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd

PhD

Professor & Vice Chair of Research
University of Utah Health System
Director
VA Health System Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Paige Zuckerman

CMHC

Therapist
Red Willow Counseling & Recovery
paigez@redwillowcounseling.com

Raven Albertson

MA, CHES

Professor
Utah Valley University
Program Director
Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter

Callie Murray

LCSW

Director of the Receiving Center

Director of the Crisis Recovery Unit

Jessica Allred

LCSW, PMH-C

Co-Owner & Clinical Director
Treat Counseling

Brandon Amacher

Program Director & Professor
Utah Valley University
Emerging Technology
brandon.amacher@uvu.edu

Emily Bennett

LCSW

Behavioral Health Program Manager
Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
emily@auch.org

Katie Bennett

AD

Supervisor, Adult Probation and Parole
UT Dept. of Corrections

Raven Albertson

MA, CHES

Professor
Utah Valley University
Program Director
Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter

Callie Murray

LCSW

Director of the Receiving Center

Director of the Crisis Recovery Unit

Jessica Allred

LCSW, PMH-C

Co-Owner & Clinical Director
Treat Counseling

Brandon Amacher

Program Director & Professor
Utah Valley University
Emerging Technology
brandon.amacher@uvu.edu

Emily Bennett

LCSW

Behavioral Health Program Manager
Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
emily@auch.org

Katie Bennett

AD

Supervisor, Adult Probation and Parole
UT Dept. of Corrections

Lindsay Bowton

LCSW

FACT Team Director
Odyssey House
lbowton@odysseyhouse.org

Laura Bradbury

LCSW

Therapist
University of Utah College of Nursing
Caring Connections Program
Laura.bradbury@nurs.utah.edu

Malisa M. Brooks

PhD

Amy Buehler

LCSW

SUD Outpatient Program Manager
Wasatch Behavioral Health
abuehler@wasatch.org

Krista Byrd

MSPAS, PA-C

Medical Program Coordinator &
CCBHC Grant Program Manager
Project Reality

Darin Carver

LCSW

Assistant Clinical Director
Weber Human Services
darinc@weberhs.org

Ann Coburn

SUDC

Criminal Outreach Coordinator
Odyssey house of Utah

Jonathan Codell

PhD

Complementary & Integrative Health Psychologist
Salt Lake City VA Medical Center

Mariah Cowell Mercier

MSW, PhD Candidate

Graduate Research Assistant
PhD Candidate
University of Utah
Criminal Justice Center
mariah.cowell@utah.edu

Nichole Cunha

LCSW

Crisis Administrator
DHHS, Division of Integrated Health
Office of Substance Use
and Mental Health
nicholecunha@utah.gov

Amy Daeschel

CASUDC

Director of Client Services
Rasa Legal

Ashley Dahl

PsyD, LCPC

Ashley Dahl, PsyD, LCPC
Psychology Postdoctoral Resident
Huntsman Mental Health Institute
areierson56@gmail.com

Frederick (Erick) Danneman

CMHC

Therapist/Counselor
Youth Health Associates

Wilbur R. Dattilo

MD

Clinician
Treatment Resistant
Mood Disorders Clinic
& ECT /
IMS Services

Cara DiClemente

PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Adjunct Instructor
Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Matthew Draper

PhD

Clinical Director & Psychologist
Paramita Perspectives
professormattdraper@gmail.com

Lisa D. Duckworth

MSML, SPHR

Utah’s Veteran & Military
Employer Representative
Utah Veteran & Military
Employment Services
lduckworth@utah.gov

Matt Dumont

MPA

Chief Deputy
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office

Dave Durocher

Executive Director
The Other Side Academy
dave@theothersideacademy.com

Berlin Edwards

MM, MT-BC, SCMT

Music Therapist
Harmony Music Therapy, LLC
Info@HarmonyMusicTherapy.com

Dianna Fuessel-Hermann

BS

Clinical Study Coordinator
Veterans Affairs
dianna.fuesselherrmann@va.gov

Megan Foster

MSW

Research Asst.
University of Utah
megan.foster@utah.edu

Annie Isabel Fukushima

PhD

Associate Dean
Undergraduate Studies & Director
School for Cultural
& Social Transformation
University of Utah

Destiny Garcia

Executive Director
Clean Slate Utah

Liz Garcia-Leavitt

LCSW

Clinician
University of Utah
Department of Geriatrics
elizabeth.garcia-leavitt@hsc.utah.edu

Amber Lietz

BSW

Case Manager, Youth Justice Coalition Coordinator
Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office

Michael L. Gaziano

LCSW

Director New Business Development
Recovery Ways
mgaziano@recoveryways.com

Lindsay Gezinski

PhD

Associate Professor & Program Director
University of Utah
College of Social Work
lindsay.gezinski@utah.edu

Dereck Gonzalez

CSW

Primary Therapist
Summit Counseling Solutions
dereck@scsforyouth.com

Ashley Greenwell

PhD, HEC-C

Psychologist / Certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant
Greenwell Psychology & Consulting
Adjunct Faculty
University of Utah
ashley@greenwellpsychology.com

Susan Griffith

JD

Executive Director
Timpanogos Legal Center

Lena Gustafson

PhD

Leana Gustafason

Nate Hadley

PhD, MSW

Clinical Assistant Professor
Utah State University
Department of Social Work
Nathan.Hadley@USU.EDU

Hollie Hancock

CMHC

Clinical Director & Therapist
Odyssey House

Madi Harper

CMHC

Executive Director & Founder
Emerge Treatment
Madi@EmergeUtah.Com

Jeff Haun

PsyD, ABPP

Forensic Evaluation Director/Supervisory Psychologist
Utah State Hospital
jhaun@utah.gov

Kent D. Hinkson Jr.

PhD

Faculty & Post Doctoral Psychology Research Fellow
Utah Valley University
Department of Veteran Affairs
SC MIRECC

Annika K. Hunt

LCSW

Integrated Primary
Prevention Officer
Utah National Guard

Rachael Jasperson

LCSW, PhD

Zero Suicide Program Manager
University of Utah Health
Rachael.Jasperson@Utah.Edu

Cacilia Jensen

CSW

Four Corners Community Behavioral Health
Crisis Receiving Center Program Director

Audrey A. Jiricko

MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Intermountain Health

Mike Johns

Wendy A. Johnson

PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
APP Director Behavioral Health
Intermountain Health
Wendy.Johnson.NP@Gmail.Com

Ashley C. T. Jones

PhD

Psychology Resident
Forensic Postdoctoral Fellow
Utah State Hospital
AshleyJones@Utah.Gov

Cheyenne Jones

LCSW

Mental Health Therapist
Tranquility Wellness Center

Joseph Kamerath

MD

Senior Medical Director, Rehabilitation Services
Cell: 385-371-4027
joseph.kamerath@imail.org

Nanci Klein

PhD

Director of Professional Affairs
Utah Psychological Association
drnanklein@gmail.com

Finian Keleher

PhD Student

University of Utah
Neuroscience PhD Program

Sebastian Kreitschitz

MD, FAPA

Adult Psychiatrist
SLC VA Medical Center

Timberline Knolls

Aileen Lara

Graduate Student
Utah Valley University

Jamison Law

CMHC

Assistant Professor
Utah Valley University

Rachel Leibold

LCSW

Suicide Prevention Outreach
Education Specialist
Dept. of Veteran Affairs
VA Salt Lake City
Health Care System
RachLeibold@Gmail.Com

Claudia Loayza

MCMP

Planning Policy & Engagement Coordinator
Utah Div. of Multicultural Affairs

Teresa Lopez

LCSW

Behavioral Health Integration Director
University of Utah Health
Huntsman Mental Health Institute
Teresa.lopez@hsc.utah.edu

Karen Malm

PhD

Executive Director & Practitioner
Summit Community Counseling

Jules Martinez

LCSW, CPSS

Clinical Director
Latino Behavioral Health Services

Mindy Maude

Domestic Violence & Residential Srvs Vice President
YWCA Salt Lake City

Rhiannon McDaniel

CSW

Research Analyst, Program Evaluator
Utah Criminal Justice Center
College of Social Work
University of Utah

Maria Meintanis

MEd, LCPC, C-DBT

Director of Outpatient Services
Timberline Knolls

Eric Hutchings, MIAGE

Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy
Utah Department of Corrections

Ivana Micic

LCSW

Recovery Program Coordinator
Project Reality
Ivana.Micic@Projectreality.Net

Jason Miller

ACMHC

Associate Director of Admissions
Odyssey House of Utah

John Mike Mireles

Lead Youth Development Specialist
Utah Juvenile Justice Youth Services

Jennifer Morgan Smith

LMFT, MBA

Co-President
PassageWise

Christian Moore

Christine Mullen

PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Clinical Professor
Neuropsychology
Ambulatory Operations
Director – University of Utah
Department Of Physical Medicine
& Rehab

Thomas Mullin

PhD

Clinical Psychologist, PTSD Clinic
Salt Lake VA Medical Center
thomas.mullin2@va.gov

Marriam Oliver

Peer Resource Navigator Coordinator
The IF Project
marriam@theifproject.org

Amit G. Oren

PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
Yale University
Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice
draoren@gmail.com

Laura Parry

LCSW, PMH-C

Clinical Director & Founder
Roots & Branches Wellness
laura@rootsbrancheswellness.com

Kendell Passey

LCSW

Mental Health Therapist
Bear River Mental Health Services

Nubia Pena

LCSW

Director
Senior Advisor of Equity & Opportunity
Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Governor Spencer J. Cox

Melissa Proctor

CMHC, DE

Adult Inpatient Coordinator & Mental Health Therapist
Weber Human Services
melissap@weberhs.org

Amanda Rapacz

PsyD

Assistant Clinical Director
Utah State Hospital

John Robbins

PhD

Co-President
PassageWise

E. Robby Russo

Police Chief
Cottonwood Heights

Ian Robertson

BS

Executive Director
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah

Marina Romanov

PMP, MBA

Breathwork Coach, Project Manager
Sheprenuer.Society
MarynaRomanov@Gmail.Com

Jennifer Romesser

PsyD

Clinical Psychologist
SLC VA Polytrauma Team

Tom Ross

Executive Director
Utah Commission on Criminal
and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ)
tomross@utah.gov

Emily J. Salisbury

PhD

Director
Utah Criminal Justice Center
Emily.salisbury@utah.edu

Christian Marie Sarver

PhD

Associate Director
Utah Criminal Justice Center
Research Assistant Professor
University of Utah
College of Social Work

Jessica Seawright

CSW

Senior Research Analyst
Utah Criminal Justice Center
Jessica.seawright@uth.edu

Elizabeth A. Shelton

LCSW

Licensed Clinical Therapist
Utah Department of Corrections

Jeff Shumway

BS

Director
Office of Professional Licensure Review

Magenta Silberman

PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Huntsman Mental Health Institute
YA CAT Program
Magenta.silberman@utah.edu

Robert D. Simonson

LCSW

Utah Psychological Services

Brock M. Smith

CSW, CASUDC BSW

Forensic Therapist
Alpha Counseling & Treatment

Michelle Sorweid (Invited)

MD

University of Utah Health

Allison Stratman

MT-BC, SCMT

Neurologic Music Therapist
Harmony Music Therapy, LLC

Jennifer Strohecker

Sr. Director Integrated Healthcare
UT Health & Human Services

Steven G. Sugden

MD, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor
U of U Dept. of Psychiatry
Huntsman Mental Health Institute
Spencer Fox Eccles
School of Medicine

Katherine P. Supiano

PhD, LCSW, F-GSA, FT, APHSW-C

Professor
University of Utah
Program Director
U of U College of Nursing
Caring Connections Program

B. Todd Thatcher

DO, CMRO

Vice President of Medical Services
Valley Behavioral Health
benjamint@valleycares.com

Lauren Thurgood

BA

Research Study Coordinator
Western Institute for Veterans Research

Jerad Todacheenie

LCSW

Clinical Therapist
NAT-SU Warrior Rising Outpatient

Jaycie Voorhees

MM, SCMT, MT-BC

Director
Board Certified Music Therapist
Harmony Music Therapy
Info@HarmonyMusicTherapy.Com

Sherra’ Watkins

LCMHC-S, LCAS CCS, CRC, BC-TMH

Associate Vice President
University of Utah
Student Health & Wellness
swatkins@sa.utah.edu

Hans Watson

DO

Psychiatrist / Psychotherapist
University Elite & Dynamic Psychiatry
frontdesk@dynamicpsychiatryutah.com

Madison Webster

BA

Undergraduate Student & Peer Educator
Utah Valley University

Lisa White

BA

Human Resources Specialist
University of Utah

Bret Whiting

CPSS

Harm Reduction Program Coordinator / CPSS
Project Reality

Lisa Wilde

PhD

Brent Wood

Retired Special Agent Supervisor
California Dept. of Justice
Bureau of Investigation
Woodb54@yahoo.com

Brayden Yellman

MD

Physician
Bateman Horne Center

Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd

PhD

Professor & Vice Chair of Research
U of U Health System
Director
VA Health System
Rocky Mountain MIRECC

Taylor Zadonowicz

PhD

Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Utah State Hospital

Ricky Zazueta

Chef/CPT Chef/CPT

Renaissance Ranch

Paige Zuckerman

CMHC

Therapist
Red Willow Counseling & Recovery
paigez@redwillowcounseling.com

Raven Albertson

MA, CHES

Professor
Utah Valley University
Program Director
Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter

Callie Murray

LCSW

Director of the Receiving Center

Director of the Crisis Recovery Unit

Jessica Allred

LCSW, PMH-C

Co-Owner & Clinical Director
Treat Counseling