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, SCADC

Western Nevada Behavioral Health Operations Coordinator
Heather DeAngel - LCSW

HEATHER DEANGELI, LCSW

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

Theresa Green

Marianne McKown

Community Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator

Dorothy Vance

Dorothy Vance

Account Manager
Lovia Vi Larkin

LOVIA “VI” LARKIN

Housing Coordinator
Betti Magney

Betti Magney

Executive Assistant
Abbey Gardner Case Manager

Abbey Gardner

Intake Coordinator

Carla Farnworth- APRN

CARLA FARNWORTH

MSN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP

Vitality Center Elko

Barbara Caskey

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

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.

James Judd JD- Counselor

JAMES JUDD “JD”, M.A LADC

Counselor
Sandy- Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor

Sandy

Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor
Amy Jo- Behavioral Health Technician

Alexandria Alvarado

Behavioral Health Technician

Dori- Behavioral Health Technicians

Dori

Behavioral Health Technician

Jenny- Behavioral Health Technician

Jenny

Behavioral Health Technician
Jenny- Behavioral Health Technician

Sherry Taylor

Behavioral Health Technician

Stacy -Behavioral Health Technician

Stacy

Behavioral Health Technician
Maria Solis- Receptionist

Maria Solis

Receptionist
Brittany McNamara & Misty Koch

Brittany McNamara & Misty Koch

Cooks

Greg Ford - Maintenance

Greg Ford

Maintenance

Vitality Integrated Programs Elko

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Sarah Noteware

Targeted Case Manager, Peer Support Supervisor

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Tasha Levie

Targeted Case Manager

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Tess Fairbanks

CNA

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Linsee Ackerman

Targeted Case Manager

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Stephan McLaughlin

LCSW/ Telemedicine

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Victoria “Tori” Lockett

Peer Support

MELBA MUELLER PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Shelley Tweedy

Peer Support Specialist

Sarah-Noteware-Targeted-Case-Manager

Briana “Bri” Crosby

Office Coordinator

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
Rose Pullen BHT

Rose Pullen

Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor
Vicki Reid

Vicki Reid

Facility Coordinator
Amanda Running Wolf- BHT

Amanda Running Wolf, CNA

Behavioral Health Technician
Leslie Ramos- BHT

Leslie Ramos

Behavioral Health Technician
Serena Dillard- BHT

Serena Dillard

Behavioral Health Technician
Virginia Keppinger

Virginia Keppinger

Behavioral Health Technician

Vitality Integrated Programs Carson City

Donelle Belarde Peer Support Specialist

Donelle Belarde

Office Coordinator
Danielle Schmidt

Thalia Maya LCSW

LCSW, Therapist

Melanie Gatlin

Bailey Gonzales - Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialist
Melanie Gatlin

Caitlyn Beattie Receptionist

Receptionist

Winta-Haile-LCSW

WINTA HAILE, LCSW

Therapist
Danielle Schmidt

Danielle Martin

Targeted Case Manager

Melanie Gatlin

Jodi Miller- Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialist

Danielle Schmidt

Margaret Virgo

Targeted Case Manager

Danielle Schmidt

Elizabeth Hawthorne LCSW

Clinical Supervisor
Melanie Gatlin

Marshall Gledhill- CADC-I

CADC-I
Melanie Gatlin

Melanie Gatlin MA

Medical Assistant

Danielle Schmidt

Baily Griffith LCSW

LCSW, Therapist

Danielle Schmidt

Jana Wellman - MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
Danielle Schmidt

Stephanie Vargas LMSWP

CADC

Vitality Veteran’s Housing

Melanie Gatlin

Len Campanaro – Maintenance/Program Support

Melanie Gatlin

Margie Goforth

Employment Specialist/Program Support

Melanie Gatlin

David Pullen - Cook

Melanie Gatlin

Ruben Carrillo – Food Services Coordinator

Melanie Gatlin

Kat Wilson

 Care Coordinator

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