Our Staff

David Bertrand

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Executive Director

David began his career with the Department of Social Services Division Of Youth Services and in 1998 became a certified Youth Specialist after completing 191 hours of classroom training for the Missouri Child Care Certification.  He passed his State Merit exam test and has over 21 years' experience in the field of youth and adult residential treatment.  David has advanced training in program development, group dynamics, group treatment, group counseling, basic counseling, DSM-5, trauma, gang counseling, person centered care and after care planning.  David has an associates, bachelors, and masters degree that is in education and curriculum development. 

Patsy Gilbo

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Clinical Director

Licensed Professional Counselor, Guidelines for Documentation Certificate, Competed Course of Cultural Issues in Mental Health Treatment, Certified in Diagnostic Trends: DSM-5, the Strengths Perspective, & ICD-10, Missori institute of Mental Health Credit,

Missouri Credentialing Board Credit, and National Board for Certified Counselors Credit.

Sarah Knapp

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PLPC Therapist 

Masters in Clinical Counseling, MS, Bachelors in Elementary Education with a focus in Early Childhood, BA, Certified in Mild/ Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education, Certified  Substance Abuse Counselor, RASACII, Certified Child Forensics Interviewer, Member of the SFC Youth Task Force, Created and implemented many support groups, such as S.H.A.R.K.S. and the Washington County Literacy Drive, Written and received several grants for continued substance abused education, youth literacy and parental  involvement.


Lana Blackwell

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Billing Specialist 

CPC, ICD-10 Certified, Notary, Ethical Leadership Certificate, Health Data Analytics Certificate

Tara Davis

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Program Director/Case Manager Supervisor

Bachelors of Science, Major in Psychology with Minor in Sociology and Education, CPR Certified, CPI Certified, Missouri Substitute Teacher Certified  

Victoria Baker

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 Document Control Specialist

AA Graduate with an Emphasis in Social Work, working towards her Bachelors in Social Work, CPI Certified

Cliff Talley

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Equine Specialist 

Remington Talley

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Administrative Assistant/ IT Specialist 

Savanna Talley

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Human Resources

Melissa Hager

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Transportation Coordinator

Josh Botbyl

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Lead Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor

Michael Brown

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Bunkhouse Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor


Sheyenne Duncan

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Billing  Specialist


Brighton Talley

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Training Director

Casey Twomey

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Chief Financial Officer