UNHS Behavioral Health Therapists & Staff
Rick Hendy, LCSW
Director of the UNHS Behavioral Health Department
Behavioral Health Therapist
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."
UNHS Behavioral Health Clerk
Montezuma Creek Community Health Center: 435-678-0270
Greetings! My name is Calandra Hollie from Red Mesa, Utah. I am of the Folded Arms clan, born for Water Edge. My maternal grandfather is Bitter Water and
my paternal grandfather is of the Red House clan. This is how I identify myself to my kin folks. I have 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter.
I have recently taken the role of the Behavioral Health Clerk position in Montezuma Creek with UNHS. I will be overseeing operations within the department. I have worked for UNHS many years before as an Americorp worker in 2001. I also worked for San Juan County for 8 years during this time as an Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate. Years later, I returned to work with EMS as a National Registered Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, EMT Instructor and as a Patient Transport Driver. Before this I have worked with several programs within the Navajo Nation and gained experience with different public health programs in New Mexico and Arizona.
A Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotion and Education was earned at Utah State University on May 2019 and now looking forward to continuing my education in Public Health.
In my spare time, if I have any, I like to be a home-body and enjoy the comforts of my home to read, sleep, cook, and entertain family and friends with good food and fun. Other times, I like to travel and see new places and try new things with my companion and my daughter. I look forward to working with the Behavioral Health Staff and growing department.
Pfawnn Eskee, LCSW
Behavioral Health Therapist | Director of We Are Navajo
Pfawnn Eskee is a behavioral health therapist at Utah Navajo Health System and the Director of We Are Navajo. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Utah. She is currently working at Montezuma Creek Community Health Center on Monday and Tuesday 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.
Jessica Stubbs Hayes, LMFT
Behavioral Health Therapist
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 Monday and 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.
Justin Galloway, CMHC
Behavioral Health Therapist- Iina Bihoo'ahh Program
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 am a therapist for the Healthy Transition – Iina Bihoo’aah Program (IBP).
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 and ASIST Trainer.
Roselyn Maryboy, LCSW
Behavioral Health Therapist
Montezuma Creek Community Health Center 435-651-3700
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.
Deirdre Piotrowski, LCSW
Behavioral Health Therapist
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.
Niki Olsen, CMHC
Behavioral Health Therapist
Blanding Family Practice 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.
Jerilyn Price, MSW
Montezuma Creek Community Health Center: 435-651-3700
Ya’ah’teeh! Shi ei Jerilyn Price yinishye, Yei dine tachiinii nishlii, nakai dine bashischiin, kinyaa’aanii dashicheii, Ashiinii dashinali.
Jerilyn Price is a Social Worker at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from New Mexico Highlands University.
Personal interests include traveling in different areas, listening to music, attending rodeos, attend to powwows, enjoy team roping events, riding horses and spending time with my family.
Monument Valley Community Health Center 435-727-3035
Autumn works primarily at Monument Valley Health Clinic and Navajo Mountain Health Clinic. 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.
Domestic Violence Advocate
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.
Ashiihi’, Ma’ii Deeshgiizhnii, Kinyaa’aanii, Bit’aa’nii
Hello, my name is Lynn Bia, and I am originally from Round Rock, Arizona but I currently live in Kirtland, New Mexico. I work as a victim advocate serving Blanding, Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo Mountain Communities.
“No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets, or how hard you fall…you are never out of the fight.”
I love traveling, and I have been to New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Australia. I also love Spartan races and use the event as a form of self-care to help relieve any stress. I am very passionate about baking/cooking. I have learned that family comes first and that I need to do anything for them especially my kids. I also enjoy helping people out as much as I can which is why I am passionate about my job; work has become my second home because that’s my bread and butter. Furthermore, I LOVE FOOTBALL! Patriots are #1!
Ya’at’eeh shik’ei doo shidine’e. Tonya Grass yinishye. Tse’ya’ho’tsozi dee naasha. Nat’oh dine’e ei nishli. Deeshchii’nii ei bashishchiin. Honaghaahnii ei dashicheii. Todich’ii’nii ei dashinali.
Hello everyone, my name is Tonya Grass, I am from Narrow Canyon. I am born for the Tabacco People Clan, born for the Start of the Red Streak People clan. My maternal Grandpa is from the one walks around clan, and my paternal grandpa is from the Bitter Water Clan.
I’m a Victim Advocate in the Behavioral Health Department and currently serve all four clinics. I hold my Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Dixie State University in St. George, UT. My background experience working in the justice/behavioral services comes from working in a Trouble Youth Facility for 3 years, and working for a Behavioral Health company for 4 years.
On my own time I like to spend time with my family and travel to powwows and occasionally go to basketball tournaments. I enjoy running in the evenings and being on the farm on my homestead. Working with my community and giving back is something that I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m glad to be providing my services to the community and finding resources to establish an effective advocacy for the community.
Kolenya Holly, MPH
Healthy Transitions Iina Bihoo’aah Program Director
Montezuma Creek Community Health Center 435-678-0274
Yá'át'ééh shí éí Kolenya Holly yíníshyé'. Bit’ahnii (Folded Arm People) nishłį́, Lók’aa’ dine’é (reed People) báshíshchíín, Tł’izí lání (Many Goats Clan) dashicheii, Kinłichíí’nii (Redhouse Clan) dashinalí.
Kolenya Holly has worked at UNHS since 2016 formerly as the Clinic Manager of the Monument Valley and Navajo Mountain CHCs. She is currently the Program Director for the Healthy Transition – Iina Bihoo’aah Program (IBP) in the Behavioral Health Department in the Montezuma Creek CHC.
Kolenya graduated from Whitehorse High School in 2005, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Utah University in Athletic Training and her
Masters of Public Health from Westminster College. Prior to UNHS, she was on the Board of Directors for the Salt Lake Urban Indian Center and worked
at the University of Utah coordinating clinical studies for Primary Children’s Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute. Kolenya is excited for the change
of course in her career to the field of Behavioral Health and grateful to be serving her community and youth/young adults.
UNHS was awarded a Federal SAMSHA Healthy Transitions Grant in August 2018 which helped develop the Healthy Transitions Iina Bihoo’aah Program (IBP). The purpose for IBP is to promote a healthy transition into adulthood and responsibilities by improving emotional and behavioral health within the youth and young adult population (16-25 years old) who have or is at-risk of a serious emotional disorder or serious mental health illness. IBP offers counseling therapy, supported education and employment, traditional healing practices and other resources.
Kurt Delmar Holiday
Healthy Transitions Iina Bihoo’aah Program- Case Manager
Ya’ah’teeh! Shi ei Kurt Holiday yinishye, tse’binisgai’di dee naashaa’. Ashiihii nishlii, tlizilani bashischiin, todichinii dashicheii, kinyaanii dashinali.
Greetings! My name is Kurt Holiday and I am from Monument Valley, UT! As mentioned above, 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 Towering House. I graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) in May of 2017, with my Bachelors of Social Work (BSW). Currently, I’m working on my Masters of Social Work (MSW) program with ASU.
In May of 2017, I was also hired by Utah Navajo Health System formerly as the Supported Education (SEd) Outreach Coordinator. Presently, I work as a Case Manager for the Healthy Transition – Iina Bihoo’aah Program (IBP). The purpose of the Iina Bihoo’aah Program (IBP) is to promote a healthy transition for youth and/or young adults, and provide tools and support to guide them into adult roles and responsibilities. The target population for this program are youth or young adults who are between the ages of 16-25, or the Transition Age, and have or are at risk of a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disorder (SED). Some of the resources IBP is able to provide are Counseling, Supported Education (SEd), Supported Employment (SE), access to a Traditional Practitioner, and a few other services.
Healthy Transitions Iina Bihoo’aah Program- Case Manager
Ya’at’eeh shik’ei doo shidine’e. Shi ei Florinda Poyer yinishye, Nakaitodi dee nasha. Kinya’anni nishli.
Hello! My name is Florinda Poyer, I am from Mexican Water. I am of the Towering House clan. I graduated from College of Eastern Utah with my Associates in Sociology (AS), graduated from Utah State University with my Bachelors of Social work, BSW. Currently, I’m working on my Masters of Social Work (MSW) program with USU.
I work as a Case Manager for the Healthy Transition – Iina Bihoo’aah Program (IBP). The purpose for the IBP is to promote a healthy transition into adulthood and responsibilities by improving emotional and behavioral health within the youth and young adult population (16-25 years old) who have or is at-risk of a serious emotional disorder or serious mental health illness. The Healthy Transition-Iina Bihoo’aah provides therapy, traditional consultation, supported education and employment.
On my spare time I like to travel to different places, attend handgame tournaments, horse race and spending time with family and friends.
Peer Support Specialist
Yá'át'ééh, my name is Derek Dempsey. I am originally from Pinon, AZ, and I graduated from Pinon High School in 2006. I, then, served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Infantry Mortarman with the 1st Battalion 5th Marines in Camp Pendleton, CA. After my time of service, I immediately enrolled in college and earned my Associates Degree in Criminal Justice in 2012. I moved to Montezuma Creek, UT, in 2016 with my fiancé and two sons.
I am one of the newest members to the UNHS Behavioral Health department. As a peer support specialist, I am able to use my own experiences to relate and
find a commonality with clients that I will be encountering. So it is very important that I am highly active in my own recovery, in order to be a positive
influence on individuals and encourage them to be more proactive in their own lives through their recovery.
I personally know how hard it is to feel out of place and alone when dealing with a mental health illness, but with proper care and treatment I am able
to successfully manage my symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress, Depression, Survivor’s Guilt, Anxiety, and Self medicating with Drugs and Alcohol.
At times, asking for help is very hard, but finding someone on the same road to recovery as you, offers a sense of hope and relief. I found this to be
very true at my first encounter with a peer support specialist. My services are extended to anyone who is dealing with any obstacles or crises in their
personal lives. One great benefit of this position is that there are no formal referrals needed, so please feel free to email or call my contact information
below to set up a time that works best for you. Ahéhee'.
Peer Support Specialist
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. | Behavioral Health
1478 East Highway 162, Montezuma Creek, UT 84534