All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is grateful to experience continued growth and with this growth and evolution, they recently brought on two amazing people to their admissions team: Jon Young and Dana Williams. They are both new Associate Directors of Admissions. This Admissions team is going to prioritize and deliver the highest quality customer service and take incredible care of families through the intake process.
For the last twelve years, Jon Young has worked with young adults in a transitional living setting in Winchester, VA. He has worked various roles in therapeutic programming including direct care and admissions and marketing. Jon truly enjoys getting to know prospective families, listening to their stories, and guiding them through a process of discovery that allows them to make the very best decision about the next step in their treatment journey. Jon shares, “After many years working with educational consultants, wilderness therapists, and students coming out of the field, and seeing just how incredibly positive and transformative that experience is, I can’t begin to describe my excitement at having the opportunity to help families connect with one of the very best therapeutic wilderness options available.”
Dana Williams has worked in the Family Choice Behavioral Healthcare Industry for the last ten years, beginning her career in a wilderness therapy program doing admissions and most recently working with an educational consulting firm where she managed intakes and provided parent coordinator and support. Dana states, “I have great respect and empathy for the courage it takes to reach out and ask for help, and then the leap of faith parents take when they make the decision to enroll their child into a therapeutic program. It's such a privilege to be able to provide parents with support while they are going through such a challenging time.”
Danielle Hava, Blue Ridge’s Director of Business Development will manage and oversee the Admissions Department and will continue leading the team in cultivating referral relations and business development. Dave Brannan, who has worked at Blue Ridge for over six years, will continue in his role as Admissions Counselor.
Dan McDougal, Executive Director/Founder, said, “Although Blue Ridge as a program has been operating for over fifteen years, this last year and a half we had the unique opportunity to put into motion a renewed unified vision and mission and continue serving families and set them up on their path to healing. The revitalized energy and success helped to bring together some of the most respected and talented individuals in the field. The team at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness loves this work. We're a collaborative team who continues to develop varying aspects of our program so we can exceed our standards and provide the best treatment and service. We prioritize providing the highest level of customer service to our families and educational consultants and are constantly striving to do the absolute best work in supporting and healing families, and that starts on the front end with admissions.”