Uinta Academy Shares 5 New Leadership Changes
Uinta Academy is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls ages12-17 and a young adult program for clients ages 18-21 with a clinically intense, sophisticated treatment program that utilizes a warm, nurturing, family-style living environment. Uinta Academy shares the following five key promotions and leadership changes:
- Executive Director – Adaleen Krambule, MA, CMHC, NCC (Adie) has been at Uinta Academy since 2006. She became Clinical Director in 2011, then Associate Executive Director in 2018. Adie obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Human Development from Utah State University. She received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, California. She has worked directly with adolescents and their families since 2002. She believes that utilizing an approach that fosters connection and growth will maximize the potential of both clients and co-workers. Adie feels that a relational and vulnerable approach is needed to effect change. This combination allows her to be an incredible leader.
- Clinical Director- Bridget Rhoten, LCSW, has been at Uinta Academy since 2004. For ten years, she worked as a direct care staff and home manager. Bridget earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Consumer, and Human Development with a minor in Sociology at Utah State University in 2004. She also earned her masters degree in Social Work at Utah State University in 2014. Bridget’s training focused on empowering clients through the use of a strengths-based approach with an emphasis in cognitive, behavioral, and existential individual, group, and family therapies. Bridget’s clinical training and expertise in working with individuals and family with complex trauma and attachment as well as her expertise in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy make her an invaluable asset to Uinta.
- Academic Director- Susan Young, MS, joined Uinta Academy in 2007 as an English and social studies teacher. Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in English & History Education from Utah State University in 2006. Then in 2012, Susan graduated – also from Utah State – with a Master of Science in American Studies. Her thesis focused on bringing the multi-genre American Studies format into the high school classroom. In 2017, Susan earned a masters degree in Mild-Moderate K-12 Special Education. She has been working as Uinta’s special educator director since 2017. In addition to her role in the classroom, Susan has worked with Uinta Academy’s natural horsemanship program.
- Program Director- Ariane Magana, BS, has been at Uinta Academy since 2014. She worked as a direct care staff and home manager prior to becoming the program director. Ariane was born and raised in Cache Valley. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a focus on addiction from the University of Phoenix. This made her the very first person in her family to graduate from college. She has always enjoyed helping youth, and, in high school, she tutored ESL students and provided translation services to students’ parents. Ariane’s hands-on and direct approach with clients and staff makes the advancement to program director feel like a natural next step.
- Admission and Outreach Director- Lanae Kimber, CMHC, joined Uinta Academy in March. Lanae received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication and later went on to obtain her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Lanae has worked in residential treatment centers for over 10 years in a variety of roles including primary therapist, program director, program development and implementation, admissions, transition coach, and aftercare specialist. Lanae’s clinical training and background with adolescents and families made her an excellent fit for this position.
About Uinta Academy
Uinta Academy is a girl’s residential treatment center located in Cache Valley Utah. We specialize in the comprehensive treatment of trauma, attachment, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, social learning disorders, ADHD, and school-related difficulties. We work with young women from 12-18 in our adolescent homes and 18-21 in our young adult program. Uinta offers intensive clinical treatment in the form of individual, family, and group therapy. This in combination with the research-based therapeutic milieu, accredited academic program, equine-assisted psychotherapy, a robust integrated cultural arts program, recreational therapy, and a healthy lifestyles element round out the program at Uinta.