Meet The Team

Ester Quilici

ESTER QUILICI, LADC, NCAC II, SAP, CPA

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operations Officer

DOROTHY J DEXTER, MBA, CPA, CGMA

DOROTHY J. DEXTER, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

DR. Christopher Highley

DR. MICHAEL THOMPSON, M.D.

Medical Director
Judith First- Program Manager Western Region

JUDITH RICKETTS-STOOKEY, LADC, LADC-S

Western Nevada Behavioral Health Operations Coordinator

Heather DeAngel - LCSW

HEATHER DEANGELI, LCSW

Program Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor

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Heather DeAngeli is a native Nevadan who prides herself on serving her community. She obtained both her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work with Distinction from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has twelve years of experience in mental health working in various residential, outpatient, and forensic settings. Her therapeutic style incorporates building an authentic relationship with her clients in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. Heather is a trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (DBT) and will be an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist as of early January 2020. Heather has experience in working with populations experiencing chronic suicidality, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and intense emotion dysregulation. Outside of the office Heather enjoys traveling, reading, taking pictures, and spending time with friends, family, and dogs.
Heather H Care Coordinator

HEATHER HARZKE, CADC

Eastern Nevada Behavioral Health         Operations Coordinator

Dorothy Vance

Dorothy Vance

Account Manager

Lovia Vi Larkin

LOVIA “VI” LARKIN

Housing Coordinator
Betti Magney

Betti Magney

Executive Assistant
Betti Magney

Marianne McKown

Outreach and Partnership Development Specialist

Donelle Belarde Peer Support Specialist

Donelle Belarde

Operations Compliance Specialist

Theresa Green

Dennis Humphrey

CCBHC Compliance Specialist

Abbey Gardner Case Manager

Misty Stewart

Intake Coordinator

Theresa Green

Sharon Thomas

Carla Farnworth- APRN

CARLA FARNWORTH

MSN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP

Carla Farnworth- APRN

Dr. David A Birnbaum, M.D.

Primary Care

Vitality Center Elko

Barbara Caskey

BARBARA CASKEY, M.A. LADC, LADC-S

Counselor

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Barbara Caskey, M.A. LADC, LADC-GS

I have been with Vitality Unlimited for over 11 years. I was born in Nebraska, where I graduated from the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program in 1988 from the University of Nebraska. I lived in Austin, Texas, and worked for the State and Travis County developing sentencing alternative programs, including various drug and alcohol treatment programs. I was the director of a Foster Family Treatment program in Pasadena, California; was a mental health intern in South Lake Tahoe; and am now living and loving it in Elko, Nevada. Throughout my career, I have predominately worked in non-profit social service programs. Today I work at Vitality Unlimited as an Outpatient and Residential Counselor.

Barbara Caskey

Jared Smith, CADC-I

Counselor Intern

Sandy- Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor

Sandy Krajewski

Behavioral Health Technician III Supervisor

Jenny- Behavioral Health Technician

Jenny Montgomery

Behavioral Health Technician II

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Nouvelle Deveney

Targeted Case Manager

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

April Chavez

Receptionist

Jenny- Behavioral Health Technician

Sherry Taylor

Behavioral Health Technician I

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Stacy Hatch

Behavioral Health Technician II

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Anabel Salas

Behavioral Health Technician II

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Isabel Lopez

Behavioral Health Technician I

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Skyla Garrison

Behavioral Health Technician I

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Ashlynn Williams

Behavioral Health Technician I

Greg Ford - Maintenance

Gina Faccenetti

Behavioral Health Technician I

Maria Solis- Receptionist

Josephine Juvera

Behavioral Health Technician I

Brittany McNamara & Misty Koch

PrudenciaLee Knight

Behavioral Health Technician I

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Denyell Delapaz

Behavioral Health Technician I

Greg Ford - Maintenance

Amanda Wilson

Behavioral Health Technician I

Maria Solis- Receptionist

Yoanna Gonzalez-Orozco

Behavioral Health Technician I

Maria Solis- Receptionist

Mariana Gonzalez-Cortes

Behavioral Health Technician I

Brittany McNamara & Misty Koch

Shylo Brannon

Behavioral Health Technician I

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Misty Koch

Cook Supervisor

Brittany McNamara & Misty Koch

Kenneth Schneider

Cook II

Brittany McNamara & Misty Koch

Juan Leon

Cook II

Greg Ford - Maintenance

Greg Ford

Maintenance

Vitality Integrated Programs Elko

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Briana “Bri” Crosby

Office Coordinator

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Stephan McLaughlin, LCSW

Therapist

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Tracy Corwin, CADC

Counselor

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Heather Hood, CADC-I, CPC-I

Therapist Intern, Counselor Intern

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Tasha Levie, CADC-I

Counselor-Intern, Targeted Case Manager

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Linsee Ackerman

Targeted Case Manager

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Marlene Marion

Targeted Case Manager

MELBA MUELLER PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Shelley Tweedy

Peer Support Specialist

MELBA MUELLER PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Amanda Casas

Peer Support Specialist

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Melissa Kington

RN

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Tess Fairbanks

CNA

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Alianna Reiss

Receptionist

Vitality Carson City

Charles Stookey - M.A.

Charles Stookey, MA LADC

Counselor

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Charlie Stookey received his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology at University of Nevada Reno in 1991. He was licensed in 1989 by the state of Nevada. He has taught both undergraduates and graduate courses in addiction at UNR. He has practiced in Hospital settings, residential treatment settings, and Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient. He has counseled in Prison and in Reservations.
Jim Dyer CADAC1

JAMES DYER, CADC

Counselor

Jim Dyer CADAC1

Geavon Taylor, CADC-I

Counselor Intern

Rose Pullen BHT

Rose Pullen

Behavioral Health Technician III Supervisor

Vicki Reid

Vicki Reid

Facility Coordinator

Leslie Ramos- BHT

Amanda Hayes

Behavioral Health Technician II

Leslie Ramos- BHT

Leslie (Michele) Ramos

Behavioral Health Technician

Serena Dillard- BHT

Serena Dillard

Behavioral Health Technician
Virginia Keppinger

Virginia Keppinger

Behavioral Health Technician
Virginia Keppinger

Amber Dimmitt

Behavioral Health Technician

Virginia Keppinger

Keli Dimmitt

Behavioral Health Technician

Virginia Keppinger

Meaghan Dobson

Behavioral Health Technician

Virginia Keppinger

Christian Lynch

Behavioral Health Technician

Vitality Integrated Programs Carson City

Amanda Running Wolf- BHT

Amanda Running Wolf, CNA

Office Coordinator

Winta-Haile-LCSW

WINTA HAILE, LCSW

Senior Therapist

Danielle Schmidt

Elizabeth Hawthorne, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Danielle Schmidt

Bailey Griffin, LCSW

Therapist

Danielle Schmidt

Thalia Maya, LCSW

Therapist

Danielle Schmidt

Danielle Martin

Targeted Case Manager Supervisor

Melanie Gatlin

Marshall Gledhill, CADC-I

Counselor Intern

Danielle Schmidt

Jana Wellman - MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Danielle Schmidt

Stephanie Vargas, LMSWP

Counselor

Melanie Gatlin

Bailey Gonzales, CADC-I

Counselor Intern

Melanie Gatlin

Jodi Miller

Peer Support Specialist

Melanie Gatlin

Rebecca O'Donnell

Peer Support Specialist

Danielle Schmidt

Margaret Virgo

Targeted Case Manager

Danielle Schmidt

Donna Ice, MA

Targeted Case Manager

Danielle Schmidt

Tashina Salas-Treadway

Targeted Case Manager

Melanie Gatlin

Melanie Gatlin, MA

Medical Assistant

Danielle Schmidt

Michelle Roach

Receptionist

Vitality Integrated Programs Reno

Danielle Schmidt

Shelly Kuzma

Office Coordinator

Amanda Running Wolf- BHT

Jacqueline Cervantez, CSW-I

Clinical Social Work Intern

Winta-Haile-LCSW

Patricia Wilson-Everett, CPC-I

Counselor Intern

Danielle Schmidt

Marlana Jones

Medical Assistant

Danielle Schmidt

Veronica Villanueva

Targeted Case Manager

Danielle Schmidt

JoAnna Warthan

Peer Suppport Specialist

Melanie Gatlin

Stormy Dunn

Receptionist

Vitality Veteran’s Housing

Melanie Gatlin

Margie Goforth

Employment Specialist/Program Support

Melanie Gatlin

Ruben Carrillo

Food Services Coordinator

Melanie Gatlin

David Pullen - Cook

Melanie Gatlin

Len Campanaro

Maintenance / Program Support

Founder

Dorothy North Founder

Dorothy North

Founder of Vitality Unlimited

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In Memoriam
June 22, 1943 – January 23, 2015
Friend – Leader – Visionary