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Meet the East Hub Staff!

Deb Haman was born and raised in North Dakota, but has lived in Twin Falls, Idaho for the past 26 years. She has been a Social Worker with the Department of Health and Welfare the entire 26 years, where she has work in Adult Mental Health, the Infant Toddler Program and Crisis Prevention and Court Services. Most of her Social Work career has been spent working in Child Protect, first as a case manager, then adoption and permanency and finally as supervisor of the Adoption and Licensing unit.
Deb earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Minot State University and recently obtained her Graduate Certification in Gerontology with a concentration on Health and Exercise. Deb is also a certified personal trainer and finds exercise to be her biggest stress reliever. Deb is married and loves to travel with her husband.
Craig Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Prevention Specialist and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).  He has worked in the human services field for over 15 years. His experience has given him wonderful opportunities in direct services at the clinical level, program administration, research, teaching academically and training. As a prevention specialist, he values the need to find macro level answers to the behavioral issues we face as a society. As a social worker, he recognizes the importance of taking an individualistic look at how those issues affect each of us. Craig was introduced to Motivational Interviewing early on in his career has had the opportunity to utilize MI in clinical settings as well as in his various supervisory positions. Craig graduated from the University of Utah and moved to Idaho Falls with his wife and children in 2014.
Brett Lewis, LCSW graduated from Boise State University (Boise) Masters of Social Work in 2001. He was employed at Portneuf Valley Hospital and Rehabilitation as Program Director from May 2001 to August 2001 when he transitioned to Idaho Youth Ranch Family Services until August 2004 as Family Counseling Specialist.  In August 2004 Brett came to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in the Children’s Mental Health program where he was predominantly responsible for forensic cases for most of these years.  In July of 2014 Brett was hired on as clinician in the CPCS program and currently oversees Region 6 CPCS Services. Brett has an uncle with Down’s Syndrome that lives with his parents’ CFH in Pocatello.  Sadly, his sister just passed away (February 26, 2017) from the effects of a developmental disability that causes degeneration in functioning and numerous other symptoms.  “I have always had a significant appreciation and compassion for the children and adults with developmental disabilities.”
Hanna Morzenti is originally from northern Wisconsin receiving a Bachelors in Criminal Justice in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin and a MA in Criminal Justice from Washington State in 2008.  Hanna worked in the Greater Green Bay, WI area managing ICF/ID’s and Res Hab facilities from 2008 until moving to Idaho in 2010.  Hanna received her Masters in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID in 2014 and has worked on the DD CPCS team since 2011.  Hanna has always had a passion for forensic social work and is planning to pursue her Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Utah in August, 2017.   Hanna has published two articles related to drug usage and pornography and hopes to continue publishing and conducting research during her Ph.D., focusing on prison/jail re-entry programs for underrepresented criminal populations including developmental disabilities, mental health, and veterans.  Hanna is a passionate believer in self-care and making time for yourself, she enjoys spending time with her children (ages 9 and7) as well as staying active playing softball and soccer.  Her life motto can be incorporated by one of her favorite quotes "The world is changed by your example, not your opinion." -Paulo Coelgo
Anne Preston is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing Social Work for 25 years.  She earned her Bachelors of Social Work at Idaho State University in 1993 and her Masters of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1996.  While at UNLV Anne wrote a Scholarly Paper which was published in the University Library, titled:  A Structural Family Therapy Approach:  Adolescents Suffering from Anorexia:  A Theory of Change.  Anne is a native of Pocatello but currently lives in Blackfoot with her husband and two daughter’s ages 6 and 9.  She is on the Board of Directors for the Blackfoot Charter and Community Learning Center where her children attend school.  She loves racket sports and was on the Idaho State University racquetball team.  After she moved to Blackfoot in 1998 she took up tennis and now participates in Blackfoot’s Invitational Tournament each year and has taken 1st place twice and second place once in the last three years.

Meet the East Hub Committee!

Brian Beesley, MD
Dr. Brian Beesley was born in Rexburg, Idaho and raised on a farm just outside of town. Ask him about the many frigid spud harvests he spent working as a boy, and he will tell you he is happy to now be working indoors.  Back in the day, Dr. Beesley was a proud Madison High School bobcat, and graduated from Ricks College. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from Utah State University in 2005, and a Master of Public Health from Idaho State University in 2007 while working at the Madison Hospital pharmacy.  Shortly after graduating from Idaho State University, Dr. Beesley attended the University of Utah School of Medicine to become a family physician. He completed his training at the Saint Mark’s Family Medicine Residency in Salt Lake City in 2014.  What Dr. Beesley loves most about practicing medicine is establishing long term relationships with those he treats. While it’s vitally important to him to address all clinical concerns a patient may have, it is of equal importance that he spend time getting to know those patients personally he says.  Dr. Beesley loves spending time with family and friends and is grateful to be surrounded by all the natural beauty that Southeast Idaho offers. He and his wife, Meredith, are the proud parents of two incredible children Lauren and Owen, and are excited to be back in Rexburg, Idaho as they continue to raise their young family.
Eunice Gardner, PhD.
Dr. Gardner began the path that eventually led to clinical psychology working as the director of a nonprofit organization in her native state of Louisiana. Working with the indigent population peaked interest and awareness of the broad reaching effects of mental illness.
Dr. Gardner completed her undergraduate training in Psychology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. While there, she was actively engaged in a variety of research ranging from ADHD to Alzheimer’s disease. She continued research related to neurocognitive issues during her graduate training at Idaho State University where she earned her MS and then PhD in Clinical Psychology.
She completed her internship at the Central Texas VA in Waco, Texas. Postdoctoral training was completed at the Edith Nourse Rogers VA in Bedford, Massachusetts. Both internship and postdoctoral training focused on adult therapy and evaluations and issues of aging.
Particular areas of interest include neurocognitive changes that occur with aging and end-of-life issues. Dr. Gardner’s practice focuses primarily on work with adults, both therapy and evaluations. Her theoretical orientation is an integrative approach that draws heavily from Third Wave Psychotherapy, including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as well as traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Dr. Gardner returned to Pocatello to practice due to her love of nature and the slow-paced, hometown feel of Pocatello. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and engaging in a variety of hands-on activities including slow food, crafting, and DIY projects. She also enjoys being outdoors whenever possible, hiking, biking, and just enjoying nature.
Qualifications:
Education: PhD in Clinical Psychology, Idaho State University
Clinical Post-Doctoral Training: Edith Nourse Rogers VA, Bedford, MA
Clinical Internship Training: Central Texas VA, Waco, TX

Theodore Gardner, PhD

Dr. Gardner earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Oregon, where he specialized in the development of attention, self-regulation of emotion and behavior, and the treatment of behavior problems in children and adolescents. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has provided direct clinical services, as well as consultation services for implementation of evidence-based programs for the treatment and management of youth antisocial behaviors. Dr. Gardner has held tenure-track and adjunct faculty positions with both public and private universities and has developed and conducted continuing education training in brief psychological assessment and intervention for medical residents. Dr. Gardner's research in developmental and clinical psychology has been published in professional psychological journals and presented at regional, national, and international conferences in the United States, Australia and Europe.  Dr. Gardner's current practice emphasizes forensic assessment services as well as developmental and clinical assessment services.

Deric V. Ravsten, D.O.

Diplomat in Psychiatry, ABPN Dr. Ravsten is a native of Southeast Idaho, graduated from Idaho State University, attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa before completion of his Psychiatry residency at the University of Utah. He is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with a broad range of practice experience including work in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings.  His professional passion stems from the challenge of helping patients to feel better and to do more in their lives.  Special interests include:  Geropsychiatry, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Schizophrenia and co-occurring Substance Use disorders.

Richard Swenson, PhD
Dr. Swenson has 35 plus years as a licensed psychologist in Montana and Idaho. He taught at the University of Montana, worked as a researcher and practitioner in the field of Developmental Disabilities and mental illness, and was a member of the licensing Board for psychologists for 6 years. Dr. Swenson is active in the American Psychology Association, Montana Psychology Association, and the Association for State and Provincial Psychology Boards. He has served as the President of the Rocky Mountain Association for Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Swenson has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and presentations, and is a faculty affiliate with the Idaho State University psychology department. He has a special interest in developmental disabilities, behavioral psychology, trauma, PTSD, and severe and persistent mental illnesses. He enjoys the outdoors and can be found spending his time hiking and fishing, and enjoying time with family and friends.

Fun Facts by East Hub Region:

· Evil Knievel attempted to Jump the Twin Valley Canyon on Sept 8, 1974, and failed due to his parachute prematurely deploying.

· The world's first alpine skiing chairlift was (and still is) located in Sun Valley. Thirty-nine living Olympians call Sun Valley home. The name "Sun Valley" was thought up by a New York PR agent, Steve Hannigan, who thought the name appropriate for a place that receives 250 days of sunshine a year.

· Shoshone Falls (212 feet), near Twin Falls, Idaho, drops 52 feet further than Niagara Falls.

· Nearly 70 percent of all the commercial trout sold in the United States is found in the Hagerman Valley near Twin Falls.

· The original town of American Falls is now under the American Falls Reservoir. They moved the entire city when they built the dam in the mid-1920s. Some say you can still see buildings at the bottom of the lake when the water levels are low enough.

· In Pocatello, it is illegal for a person to be seen in public without a smile on their face.  This law is still on the books.

· Blackfoot has a potato museum offering “free taters to outta staters”.

· They highest point in Idaho is Mt Borah at 12,667 feet in elevation, near Challis. In 1983, the peak rose one foot in the Borah Peak earthquake.

· The Upper Snake River Valley is home to the largest bald eagle and elk populations in the state.

· Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter and guide during their exploration of the Western United States, was born near present-day Salmon, Idaho.

· The longest main street in America, 33 miles in length, can be found in Island Park.

· The television was invented in Rigby Idaho by Philo Taylor Farnsworth.

· Arco was the first city in the United States lit by Atomic Energy: July, 1955.

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Craig Anderson
208-528-4056
Craig.Anderson@dhw.idaho.gov
Amanda Barras
208-665-8858
Amanda.Barras@dhw.idaho.gov
Amanda DeYoung
208-334-0903
Amanda.DeYoung@dhw.idaho.gov

Hub Supervisor Contact Information

East Hub
North Hub
West Hub
Craig Anderson
208-528-4056
Craig.Anderson@dhw.idaho.gov
Amanda Barras
208-665-8858
Amanda.Barras@dhw.idaho.gov
Amanda DeYoung
208-334-0903
Amanda.DeYoung@dhw.idaho.gov
East Hub
North Hub
West Hub
Craig Anderson
208-528-4056
Craig.Anderson@dhw.idaho.gov
Amanda Barras
208-665-8858
Amanda.Barras@dhw.idaho.gov
Amanda DeYoung
208-334-0903
Amanda.DeYoung@dhw.idaho.gov