Faculty & Staff

At Intermountain, our staff is challenged and supported to grow professionally and personally. Our long-tenured, professional staff are advocates, mentors, teachers and friends.

Jim FitzGerald, M.P.A., M.S.W. – Chief Executive Officer

Intermountain employee since: 1978

Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D. – Clinical Director

Intermountain employee since: 1990

Marvin Williams, M. Ed. – Director of Education Services

Intermountain employee since: 2010

Meegan Bryce, M.S.W – Director of Residential Services

Intermountain employee since: 2004

ML Rutherford, M.Ed. – Admissions Manager

Intermountain employee since: 1996

Sami Butler, RM.N. – Professional Relations

Intermountain employee since: 2004

Clinical Staff:

  • Meegan Bryce, M.S.W.; Therapist
  • Ashley Browne, L.C.S.W.; Therapist
  • Michael Kalous, L.C.P.C.; Therapist
  • Terri Murray, M.A., L.C.P.C.; Lead Therapist
  • Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D.; Clinical Director
  • Jesse Heide, L.C.S.W.; Therapist

Health Care Staff:

  • Teresa Johnson, R.N., B.S.N.
  • Kristina Wood, R.N.
  • Sheryl Sides, B.A., Health Services Assistant

Education Staff:

  • Heather Barnes, M.A.; Music Teacher
  • Kim Hustad, ¬†Education Technician
  • Penney Jerome,¬†Education Technician
  • Danette McIntosh, B.A.; General and Special Education Teacher
  • Zach Richards; Education Support Services
  • Katrina Salois, B.S.; Education Support Services
  • Kathleen Slack, M.S.; General and Special Education Teacher
  • James Thomas, M.A.; General and Special Education Teacher
  • Marvin Williams, M.Ed.; Director of Education Services
  • Brennan Wilson, A.A.; Education Support Services
  • Kathy Brandt, B.A., General and Special Education Teacher

Cottage Leadership:

  • Mitch Johnson, Cottage Supervisor
  • Mike Dagenais, B.A.; Cottage Supervisor
  • Alex Hester, B.A.; Cottage Supervisor
  • Justin Sell, B.A.; Cottage Supervisor

Chaplain Services:

  • Chris Haughee, M.Div.; Chaplain
  • Janet Tatz, B.S., M.Ed.; Jewish Educator

Case Managers:

  • Sky Freeman, M.A.; Case Manager
  • Jill Richards, B.A.; Case Manager
  • Joe Merrick, B.A.; Case Manager


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