All Kinds of News for February 10, 2021
True North Wilderness program is excited to share an update on the evolution of its leadership team. Courtney Merrill, LMFT takes on a new role as the Co-Executive Director of True North; she will continue working alongside Ty Maves, Co-Founder, and Co-Executive Director. Courtney, True North’s longtime Director of Admissions and Outreach, is excited to focus on executive leadership at True North.
Adding to the team Kelly Webster, BA, becomes the new Director of Admissions. Welcoming Kelly and the new Director of Business Development Mike Sullivan, LMHC, provides an excellent platform for Courtney to broaden the scope of her work. In Courtney’s words, “Expanding leadership allows us to continue to offer the highest level of attentive support and availability to our clients and colleagues while also pursuing key growth and development opportunities.”
Kelly (she/her/hers) brings twenty years of experience in education and leadership from her tenure at The Grove School, a therapeutic boarding and day school in Connecticut. As a certified Special Education Teacher, Residential Administrator, Admissions Director, and Associate Executive Director, she has had the privilege of guiding hundreds of adolescents, young adults, and their families on a path of healing and hope. “I have admired and respected the True North Wilderness Program for years and am humbled to join the team and work with students, families, and referring partners as they start their journey,” says Kelly. Kelly’s incredible depth and breadth of experience in the professional field anchor the genuine compassion and professionalism that she brings to every interaction with families, professional collaborators, and coworkers. It is a joy to be able to introduce her as the first contact for clients and referring professionals.
Courtney Merrill and Ryan Corbey are both continuing to be admissions resources for referring professionals and the families True North serves, as Kelly completes her onboarding with True North Wilderness Therapy. Please contact them directly for admissions and feel free to reach out to Kelly directly to welcome her to the team. Kelly’s contact information is (203) 435-2253 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
About True North Wilderness
True North Wilderness was established in 2005 by Ty Maves, LCSW, and Mod Barefoot, LCSW who still own and operate the program. Located in Waitsfield, Vermont, and licensed by the state's Department of Child and Family Services, True North serves adolescents and young adults and their families with a wide range of mental health, behavioral, and relational issues. True North provides assessment, intervention, and transitional planning during the 10-12 week average stay and operates outdoors year-round, with heated indoor sleeping spaces in the winter.