UNHS Behavioral Health Therapists & Staff

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Rick Hendy

Rick Hendy, LCSW

Director of the UNHS Behavioral Health Department
Behavioral Health Therapist

Montezuma Creek Community Health Center: 435-651-3741
Monument Valley Community Health Center: 435-727- 3000

Rick Hendy has been the Director of the UNHS Behavioral Health Department since 2003. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a therapist and is trained in crises response. Prior work positions include nine years as Adult Mental Health Program Administrator for the state of Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, nine years Administrative Director at the Utah State Hospital, and ten years the clinical director of a rural mental health organization. He started his career working with the Alaska Native Population and his first job in Utah was with the Northern Ute tribe in Ft Duchesne.

Rick received his Bachelor of Science degree along with a minor in Native American Studies from Brigham Young University in 1983. He received his Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University in 1983 and did his practicum work at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in AZ.

He and his wife Susan have ten children and as many grandkids. He enjoys gathering woods, hunting and fishing.

Of all the jobs of his career working with the staff at the UNHS Behavioral Health department from the communities in Monument Valley, Montezuma Creek, Navajo Mountain and Blanding has been the most rewarding. He says “ We have a great team of talented, skilled caring people who are committed to the families we serve."

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Pfawnn Eskee

Pfawnn Eskee, CSW

Behavioral Health Therapist

Montezuma Creek Community Health Center: 435-651-3741
Monument Valley Community Health Center: 435-727-3000
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Pfawnn Eskee is a behavioral health therapist at Utah Navajo Health System. She is a Certified Social worker in the state of Utah working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is currently working at Montezuma Creek Community Health Center on Monday and Wednesday and Monument Valley Community Health Clinic on Thursday. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly doing individual therapy.

Pfawnn received a Associate of Science and Bachelor of Psychology degree from Southern Utah University. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While pursuing her Master degree she did her practicum at Seven Hills Behavioral Health Institute an inpatient mental health facility and at Beacon Academy, an online high school. She has experience working with the mentally ill in an inpatient facility and working with high school students to pursue further education while balancing out the stress of daily life.

Pfawnn is a certified ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trainer. She also does sexual assault prevention work within the community working to end rape culture and encourage consent and healthy relationships.

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Jessica Stubbs Hayes

Jessica Stubbs Hayes , LMFT

Behavioral Health Therapist

Montezuma Creek Community Health Center: 435-651-3741
Blanding Family Practice: 435-678-3601

Jessica Stubbs Hayes has worked at UNHS since 2012.She has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 9 years. She graduated with her Bachelors degree and Masters degree from BYU. Jessica works at three different locations within UNHS. She is in Monument Valley on Mondays working at the high school and elementary school.

Jessica is in Blanding on Tuesdays (9:00am – 6:30pm) and Wednesdays (8:00 – 4:30pm). She is in Montezuma Creek Thursdays (9:00 – 6:30pm) and Fridays (8:00 – 2:30pm). She has experience working with individuals, couples and families.


 

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Justin Galloway

Justin Galloway, CMHC

Behavioral Health Therapist

Monument Valley Community Health Center 435-727-3000
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Ya’at’eeh. My name is Justin Galloway my clans are Deer Spring People born for Bilagaana. I am originally from Alabama and currently live in Monument Valley. I work at Monument Valley High School.

I completed my education at Auburn University.I hold a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. I completed my M.Ed. in Community Agency Counseling. Since entering the field I have worked in a variety of therapeutic environments including day treatment, residential facilities, outpatient mental health, school based counseling, high school guidance counseling and intensive in-home therapy.

My areas of focus and expertise include counseling with children and adolescents, traumatic events, parenting skills, parent-child relationships, teen and young adult substance abuse, behavior disorders, marital counseling and men’s issues. I am also a Trust Based Relational Intervention Educator for foster and adoptive families.

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Roselyn Maryboy

Roselyn Maryboy, LCSW

Behavioral Health Therapist

P: 435-651-3741

Roselyn Maryboy is the only fluent Navajo speaking LCSW with in the Utah Navajo Health System Behavioral Health department, making her rare and valuable as a counselor/therapist in a bicultural community. She is of the Bitter Water clan, born for the Edge Water clan, her maternal grandfather is of the Bear/Red Bottom clan and her paternal grandfather is of the Towering House clan.

Her credentials are; a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Mrs. Maryboy has had the opportunity to serve her community for over 30 years offering her mental health/behavioral health counseling services. She is extremely passionate about her work and her dedication to ensuring the well-being of the people she serves ranging in age from children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Her schedule is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday when she works out of the Montezuma Creek Health clinic. She works part time at the Blanding Family Practice office and Four Corners Care Center on Tuesdays. She provides outpatient services at the Montezuma Creek Clinic and at the local schools Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. She is certified and teaches Prime for Life and Prime Solutions substance use and prevention classes every Tuesday at Montezuma Creek. Roselyn is a very caring and optimistic person, her daily life revolves around her family, her work and taking care of her livestock.

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Deirdre Piotrowski

Deirdre Piotrowski, LCSW

Behavioral Health Therapist

Montezuma Creek Community Health Center: 435-651-3741
Navajo Mountain Community Health Center: 435-672-2494

Deirdre started working for Utah Navajo Health System, Behavioral Health in March of 2003, leaving for a year in 2013 to work in a remote village in Alaska. Deirdre works with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly, both individually and in groups. She approaches therapy from a strength based perspective, and has training in trauma based therapy.

Deirdre does school based outreach and works both in Montezuma Creek and Navajo Mountain clinics. She is also trained in Prime for Life and Prime Solutions substance use prevention and therapy. Office hours vary, but generally, Deirdre is in Montezuma Creek clinic Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and covers Navajo Mountain clinic on Thursdays.

Personal interests include backpacking, sailing, flying, anything to do with animals, reading novels and poetry, being a mom, and yurt living. Deirdre is in a long term relationship and has three grown children.

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Niki Olsen

Niki Olsen, CMHC

Behavioral Health Therapist

P: 435-678-3601

Niki Olsen holds a High School Diploma from Henley High School in Klamath Falls, OR, Bachelor degree in Behavioral Sciences emphasis in Social work from Utah Valley University and a Master degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix.

She currently holds a license to practice Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the state of Utah. She also has a certification in Mind Body Bridging, Teaching Family Model, Trauma Informed Care, Domestic Violence Counseling and SafeTALK suicide awareness classes.

Niki has over 16 years of experience working with youth, families and individuals. She has worked for Juvenile Justice Services, Juvenile Court, Utah Youth Village and many other organizations that bring rich diversity and experience in many areas of need. The area’s most commonly she works with, but not exclusively, are Reactive Attachment Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse.

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Perry Robinson

Perry Robinson

Traditional Practitioner/Medicine Man

P: 435-651-3741

I am Perry Robinson my clans is Edge Water born for Nakaii’dine. I am from Pinon Arizona born and raised there. I finished high school at Intermountain H.S. in Brigham City Utah in 1974 went to school in Utah State University for a year. I got inducted into military. I was in Marines for 4 years. Worked in construction, as a Boilermaker and iron worker for some years.

I slowly worked my way back into schools to get grandfathered in to do traditional counseling – ceremony. I worked for Navajo Nation behavioral health for 25 years as a traditional practitioner. Retired last year. Started working with UNHS. Now as traditional consultant-practitioner.

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Lynn Bia

Lynn Bia

Victim Advocate

P: 435-651-3762
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Ashiihi’, Ma’ii Deeshgiizhnii, Kinyaa’aanii, Bit’aa’nii

Originally from Round Rock, Arizona lives in Kirkland New Mexico, serving Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, Blanding & Navajo Mountain

“No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets, or how hard you fall… you are never out of the fight”

New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Australia – Love to travel, Spartan races are my self-care also my stress reliever (3 years), passionate for baking / cooking, helping out as much as I can, family comes 1st and do anything for them, specially my kids, work is my 2nd home because that’s my bread and butter. I LOVE FOOTBALL #1patriots.

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Shawna Whitehorse

Shawna Whitehorse, RMA/NRAEMT

Victim Advocate

Old Blanding Family Practice 435-651-3749
Montezuma Creek Community Health Center 435-651-3741
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Yá’át’ééh shik’is! Shi’eiya Shawna Whitehorse yinishyé, Ta’neeszahnii nishłį́ , dóó Naaneesht’ézhi Tábąąhá báshíshchiin. Kinłichii’nii dashíchei dóó Tódích’íi’nii dashínáłí.

Shawna Whitehorse has been working for UNHS for about 5 years now. She graduated high school from Red Mesa High and has a Bachelor's degree in Allied Health from Northern Arizona University. Shawna primarily works in Blanding but not limited to other UNHS locations.

She holds a Registered Medical Assistant, National Registered Advance Emergency Medical Technician, EMT instructor and Registered Phlebotomist certification. She has experience working with in and out of clinic patients.

Her current program provides violence prevention and treatment services to communities within her service area. She hopes to provide outreach and increase awareness to communities affected by Domestic Violence. Shawna works with all ages to provide advocacy and training to the Blanding and surrounding communities.

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Susie Martin

Susie Martin

Victim Advocate

Monument Valley Community Health Center 435-727-3000
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Susie Martin is Domestic Violence Advocate with UNHS, Behavioral Health.“When people experience trauma, it is not unusual for them to become unravel. It’s important to help those who can’t help themselves because of their traumatic circumstances. It is with this passion and desire to help others I became a Domestic Violence Advocate with Utah Navajo Health System in Monument Valley, Utah.”

Work history includes four years of Honorable service with the United States Marine Corps as a Legal Services Specialist, Corrections with D.C. Department of Corrections in Lorton Virginia, fifteen years’ experience as a Probation/Parole Officer and eleven years as a Court Administrator with the Aneth Judicial District.

Educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Utah State University; Associate of Science in Criminal Justice through the College of Eastern Utah.Attained certification through Arizona State University as a Navajo/English interpreter in federal and state courts for AZ and NM.

Volunteered as a Victim Advocate for six years while working as a Probation/Parole Officer with the Kayenta Judicial District in Kayenta, Arizona.

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Autumn Secody

Autumn Secody

Supported Education Outreach Coordinator

P: 435-727-3035

Autumn works primarily at Monument Valley Health Clinic and Navajo Mountain Health Clinic, helping youth and young adults from 16 to 26 years old to purse their educational goals. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology at Utah State University and has years of experience working in the field of Behavioral Health. Autumn enjoys participating in outreach activities to help educate the local communities and building relationships across San Juan County.

Autumn is a member of San Juan County Prevention Action Coalition (SJCPAC) and Faith Covenant Church of God in Monument Valley, Utah. She is married to her husband of 8 years, and have two daughters, ages 7 and 5.

Her current goals is to continue with higher education, build a safer community, and spend more time with family.

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Kurt Delmar Holiday

Kurt Delmar Holiday

Supported Education Outreach Coordinator

Montezuma Creek Community Health Center: 435-678-0278
Monument Valley Community Health Center: 435-727-3035
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Ya’ah’teeh! Shi ei Kurt Holiday yinishye, tse’binisgai’di dee naashaa’. Ashiihii nishlii, tlizilani bashischiin, todichinii dashicheii, kinyaanii dashinali.

Hello! My name is Kurt Holiday, I am from Monument Valley, UT. I am of the Salt People Clan, born for the Many Goats Clan, my maternal grandfather’s clan is Bitter Water and my paternal grandfather’s clan is the Towering House Clan. Upon graduating from Arizona State University with my Bachelors of Social Work, I was hired with Utah Navajo Health Systems (UNHS) as the Supported Education Outreach Coordinator. Currently I work out of two clinics that UNHS oversees, Montezuma Creek Community Health Center (MCCHC) and Monument Valley Community Health Center (MVCHC).

The program I currently work for is called Supported Education and it allows me to work with youth and/or young adults who are in the transition age which is 16-25 years of age. The program has only two requirements that the participants are within the age range, this can amended but will need approval. The other requirement is the participant has or is at risk of a mental illness.

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Florinda Poyer

Florinda Poyer

Care Coordinator

P: 435-678-0278
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Ya’ah’teeh! Shi ei Florinda Poyer yinishye, Nakaitodi dee nasha’. Kinyanaa nishli.

Hello! My name is Florinda Whiskers, I am from Mexican Water. I am of the Towering House clan. I graduated from Utah State University with my Bachelors of Social Work and will be continuing my education with USU for my Masters of Social Work.

I currently work with Utah Navajo Health Systems, INC as the Care Coordinator for Behavioral Health. My program is a coordinated network of community based services and supports that is organized to meet the challenges of children, youth and families.

The core value of the program is Family Driven. Families have a primary decision-making role in the care of their children. The program does not have any requirements but follows the motto “Do for, Do with, and Cheer on!” which means I work for the family, then I work with the family and then I cheer them on. This means the family I work with will become self-sufficient.

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