All Kinds of News for February 10, 2021
Logan, UT – Logan River Academy is excited to announce a change in the leadership structure of the organization. Original founders and owners Larry Carter and Jeff Smith have officially announced their retirement and have begun transitioning into a consultative role as they pass the reins to a new leadership team. Matt Erickson, LCSW, Logan River’s former clinical director will take the position of executive director. Sean Maynard, CMHC, former girl’s program director will now serve as clinical director for all clinical areas of Logan River Academy. Krys Oyler will have expanded duties as residential director in addition to taking on more responsibilities in other operational departments. Lars Latimer and Cheyenne Timbimboo will also have expanded responsibilities in program development and admissions. Josh Barson, LCSW, has accepted the role of clinical manager of our Young Adult Transitions Program. These changes have been in effect since late January. Jeff and Larry will stay on in a part time, consultative capacity for the next few months, to assist with the transition.
Matt Erickson, the incoming executive director has worked at Logan River Academy for nearly 19 years and has served as clinical director for 15 of those. Matt has been instrumental in the development of Logan River Academy’s program for kids on the autism spectrum and has played a major role in helping countless students and families. “We are optimistic and excited for the future of this program,” says Matt, “we have an incredibly experienced team who are dedicated to their jobs and committed to providing the highest level of care for each of the families that we serve.”
Outgoing founders and owners Jeff Smith and Larry Carter offer their sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who has played a role in helping Logan River Academy become the program that it is today. “Although we have struggled to know exactly when and with whom we leave the care of this organization, our decision has been made easier of late as we now have a great team who share our continued passion and concern for Logan River Academy,” says Larry Carter. Jeff and Larry have had very long and successful careers in the mental health industry. The influence of their leadership will be felt for years to come.
About Logan River Academy
Established in 2000, Logan River Academy has nearly 20 years of experience providing high-end therapeutic care for adolescents and young adults. Our goal is to help each student develop the necessary skills to live successful and fulfilling lives. We provide a sophisticated approach tailored to each students’ individual needs. Through the concerted efforts of the family, the treatment team, and an individualized treatment plan, we help our students down the path of developing lifelong healthy habits that will lead to their success and prosperity. For more information call (435) 755-8400 or visit our website at Loganriver.com.