MVJRC Administrative, Treatment and Supervisory Staff

Brent Knackstedt, B.A., M.Ed Director
Josh Bedink, B.A. Operations Manager
Emma Curth, B.A. Intake Officer
Ron Hightower, M.S. Program Manager
Matt Reineke, B.S. Program Supervisor
Shatira Freeman, B.S. Program Supervisor
Tyler James Program Supervisor
Denise Percival, PHR, SHRM-CP Business Manager
Emily Emery, B.A Administrative Assistant
Albert Cowen, M.Ed/LSW Mental Health Therapist
Amy Ward, M.S./P.C. Mental Health Therapist
Shannon Davis-Kaufman, M.S., LPCC Mental Health Therapist
Rob Martin, RN Nurse
Sue Stouder, B.S./M.S. Literacy Specialist
Brent Creager, B.A./M.Ed Teacher
Phil Noble, B.A./B.S./M.Ed PE Teacher
Josh Severt Teacher

Direct Care Staff

MVJRC direct-care staff have bachelor’s degrees in fields such as psychology, education, sociology, social work and business. All staff are certified in non-violent crisis intervention techniques by the Crisis Prevention Institute.


MVJRC contracts with professionals who provide oversight and consultation for mental health and medical health care services for the facility.
Kathryn Benton, LPCCS Mental Health Care Authority
Dr. David Romano, MD Medical Health Care Authority
Dr. William Clark, MD Child Psychiatrist 
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