About

OUR STANDARDS & VALUES

“CARE IS THE CURE”

C ompassion for individuals and families struggling with the effects of mental illness
A ccountability in our commitment to excellence
R espect for one’s self, one’s family and one’s community
E thical and fair treatment for all
I ndividuality, accepting our differences and working to make them strong
S ervices, serving others and our communities
T reatment through therapy and appropriate medication
H ealing the mind, body, and spirit
E nduring, making it through the hard times so we can love life
C ompetent and caring staff
U nderstanding that you are not alone
R esponsibility for our lives, our health and our happiness
E xcellence in the service and care

 

Meet the Red Hawk Team "Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."

Sonny Faaootoa

Executive Director

Sonny began his career working with at-risk teens in 1996 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Utah Valley University. Sonny has worked in the field of helping struggling teens and their families for 25 years, adding valuable knowledge to the Red Hawk program. He has worked closely with youth in custody as a juvenile probation officer and as the program director/administrator for multiple state & private treatment programs. Sonny is excellent in cultivating relationships with these young people. Sonny believes whole heartedly that “a change of heart through compassion and love, is way powerful to change behavior”. He is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children and their families. Sonny has an excellent working knowledge and creative ideas that are crucial to running a mental health treatment facility for teens. His professional abilities and love for the youth adds strength to the Red Hawk Behavioral Health program.

Sonny Faaootoa

Executive Director

Glen Horlacher, LMFT

Clinical Director

Glen Horlacher has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 23 years and is licensed in the state of Arizona and Nevada. His very first jobs were working with adolescents in the Nevada Mental Health Early Childhood and Adolescent departments. His love for helping people led him to start a private practice working with couples and their children. Glen has worked in private practice for over 20 years working with families and their children. He has spent much of his time specializing in anger, domestic abuse, victim issues and substance abuse related issues. Glen’s extensive experience with families and youth makes him a great part of the Red Hawk Behavioral Health team. In his personal life, Glen has been married to his wife Kellee Anne for 30 years. Together they have raised 4 sons who are now out in the world discovering their own lives.

Glen Horlacher, LMFT

Clinical Director

Valerie Faaootoa, LMSW

Admission Therapist

Valerie completed her Master’s degree at the University of Utah in Social Work and her Bachelor’s Degree at Brigham Young University in Sociology. She has worked with adolescents in numerous settings for 14 years. She loves to work therapeutically with teens and help them develop self-worth and promote growth. Valerie’s favorite time with youth is spent in the outdoors doing recreational therapy and seeking adventures. In her free time, Valerie is an avid gardener, enjoys spending time with her three children and volunteers as a volleyball coach for youth club teams.

Valerie Faaootoa, LMSW

Admission Therapist

Melanie Stewart

Program Director & EGALA-Equine Specialist

Melanie loves horses and horseback riding! Melanie possesses the knowledge to be able to teach others to understand these incredible animals. Melanie grew up in Las Vegas NV riding horses daily and spending lots of time team roping and riding for the past 18 years. Her passion is truly helping struggling teens learn about horses in a therapeutic environment. Melanie has an EGALA certification to better assist in helping youth. Melanie enjoys spending time outdoors with the youth she works with, and going to the NFR in Las  Vegas.

Melanie Stewart

Program Director & EGALA-Equine Specialist

Victoria Howland

Office Manager

Victoria has a love for working with youth! She has worked since she was 15 years old and has always been involved in helping professions. She has worked with youth of all ages and backgrounds and is passionate about kindness and treating people with respect. Victoria was raised by a single mother who instilled high values and a love for learning. Her specialties are in helping youth with educational challenges, conflict resolution and communication.

Victoria Howland

Office Manager

Jim Melville

Academic Principal

Jim has an extensive educational background for 39 years. He was a principal for 27 of those years. He earned a Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Utah, He is particularly motivated in helping youth in alternative educational settings access educational needs specific to their situations. Jim is an excellent addition to the Red Hawk Team!

Jim Melville

Academic Principal

Brenda Siolo

Physician's assistant & Registered nurse

Brenda has been working in the medical field for 38 years. She coordinates all medications and medical psychiatric care for the girls at Red Hawk Behavioral Health. She graduated from Southern Utah University. She enjoys keeping up with her 4 grown beautiful children, and traveling the world when she can.

Brenda Siolo

Physician's assistant & Registered nurse

Adon Pearson,PA-C

Physician's Assistant-Medication Management

Adon Pearson was born in  Boulder, Colorado, and raised in Tuzon AZ. His been in practice for over 10 years as a Physicians Assistant. He enjoys spending time with his family, out door activities, and traveling. Adon graduated with a Master of Health professions Education from Midwestern University College of Health Sciences in Glendale AZ. Adon has a great understanding of what these young people goes through, and plays a big role in balancing proper medication for Red Hawk Behavioral Health residents.

Adon Pearson,PA-C

Physician's Assistant-Medication Management

LeAnn Atkin

Register Nurse-Medication Management

LeAnn is a mother of two girls, now 34 and 35. Two grandsons 11 and 12 years old. She’s married to her husband Larry, and love spending time with her family. She was a volunteer firefighter and EMT-I  for 18 years. LeAnn have worked as a CNA, LPN and RN for the past 18 years and enjoy all aspects of nursing and working with young people. She has extensive knowledge of managing proper medication and health physical checks for Red Hawk Behavioral Health residents. LeAnn is loving, friendly, and enjoy what she do.

LeAnn Atkin

Register Nurse-Medication Management
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